Announcing the European Union Studies...
 From the Director
 Faculty news
 Student news
 Study abroad
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Table of Contents
    Announcing the European Union Studies Minor
        Page 1
    From the Director
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Faculty news
        Page 5
    Student news
        Page 6
    Study abroad
        Page 7
    Contact info
        Page 8
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The CES Gazette
e 1 Issue 1 Spring 2004

The Center for European Studies
Our First Year ....

I if The new Center for European Studies (CES)
housed within the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida (UF)
is a Title VI National Resource Center funded in
part by the US Department of Education, with
significant contributions from the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Division of
Sponsored Research and the Office of the Provost.
The primary goal of the new CES is to serve as an
organizational hub for the myriad of activities
already occurring across the campus related to
the study of Europe broadly defined. To this end
FromLeftto Right: AmyCosan, Brano Kovalcik, Amie the CES will act to facilitate activities within and
Kreppel, Marie McGhee, Petia Kostadinova between diverse centers and assist in the
development of new interdisciplinary programs,
courses and events. The CES will pursue its goals
through a number of diverse outlets that
promote faculty and student development as well as significant outreach to the broader
Gainesville and Florida community. The CES will also be working with the UF Smathers
Library to expand our current holdings related to Europe, with particular emphasis on foreign
language resources, and with the Tandberg Language Lab (Turlington Hall) to expand our
European language resources.

Announcing the European Union Studies Minor
The CES is offering an European Union (EU) Studies Minor
to all UF undergraduates beginning in Spring of 2004. Table of Contents
Completion of the minor will require 18 hours of course work
in addition to participation in either an EU related internship or From the Director ... 2
an EUSP approved study abroad program, currently including Events ............ 3
the Brussels, Prague and the Salzburg summer abroad programs. Grants ............ 4
The minor will offer students a chance to study the EU across a Faculty News.....
wide array of disciplines, including business, sociology, political Faculty News ...... 5
science, history, and foreign languages. For more information
on the minor please go to www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/ or Study Abroad ....... 7
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/eustudies/ Contact Info ........8

From the Director The CES Gazette
Volume 1, Issue 1
It is my great pleasure to introduce the new Center for
European Studies (CES). The CES is a National
Resource Center sponsored in part by the US Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
Department of Education and is one of only eleven Amy Cosan, Editor
such centers in America dedicated to the study of Marie McGhee, Co-Editor
Europe. The establishment of the CES at the Brano Kovalcik Contributor
Natasa Kovacevic,Contributor
University of Florida represents the culmination of
several years of hard work building Europe-related
resources at UF. The CES, like the other Title VI area The CES Gazette is published quarterly to
studies centers on campus, is a broad interdisciplinary provide information to faculty, students,
organization working to support and foster Europe and supporters of European Studies about
d t a r a t a t the activities and programs of the CES.
related teaching and research across the across the For further information, please visit the
campus. Key activities include course and program CES website at www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/.
development, a speaker series, and annual workshop,
outreach activities to the community, K-12 schools
and community colleges, as well as local and state
businesses and the media. Of special note is the planned two week summer intensive language pedagogy
course, open to both UF TAs and local K-12 language teachers. This project is being organized in conjunction
with the Transnational and Global Studies Center (TGSC) and Partners in Global Learning (PGL). Also worth
noting is our Business Outreach workshop on doing business in the "Nc%\\ Europe" organized in conjunction
with the UF Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) and the Metro Orlando
Economic Development Commission (EDC) (see below for more information).
The faculty and staff of the CES would like to thank Provost David Colbur, Vice President Winfred Phillips
and Dean Neil Sullivan as well as the folks in the CLAS main office and the Dept. of Political Science for all
of their support during these early months as we have set up our offices and begun to develop our programs.
Their support has made all the difference. Now, thanks to all of their help, we can look forward to a long and
fruitful future at UF and we hope that all of you will share with us your ideas, hopes and aspirations for the
CES. Working together we can help the CES to truly flourish and continue to build our momentum in
fostering European Studies at UF!

Doing Business in the "New Europe" March 5th, 2004

Location: Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center (Orlando, Florida)
Featuring: Dr. Preston Keat (Eurasia Group), Dr. Antal Szabo (United Nations
Economic Commission for Europe), Mr. Pavel Sterba (Czech Trade USA, Chi-
cago) and Mr. Wieslaw Wodyk (The Economic Office, Embassy of Poland) with Mr.
Denis Chaibi (European Commission) as the keynote speaker.

Workshop Topics:
Panel 1: The EU & Florida: The Basics
Panel 2: The Business Environment in Central & Eastern Europe
Panel 3: Doing Business in the EU: Pitfalls & Opportunities

2003-2004 Events

Highlights Speal

Four graduate students from the UF Dr. Zachary Selden
Political Science Department attended the Defense & Security
4911 annual NATO Parliamentary Assembly 11/13/03 in 216 Ande
meeting in Orlando, FL. Neal Wollenberger, "The Future of Tran
Sam Austin, Eric Moody, and Brano
Kovalcik were official observers of NATO's Dr. Peter Behr Form
Defense and Security Committee and Ambassador to Mad
12/3/03 in 216 Ande
Political Committee. Thanks to the help of 1 3 in 26 Ande
Dr Zachary Selden, Director of the NATOGermany & te
Parliamentary Assembly's Defense and Dr. George Tsebelis
Security Committee, and Dr. Amie Kreppel, UCLA, 1/26/04 at 3:(
Director of the Center for European Studies 216 Anderson Hall
at UF, the students got a firsthand "The EU Constitutio
experience of the work in the NATO's
parliamentary committees. They also had a Dr. Kalypso Nicolai
chance to be involved in informal St. Antony's College,
discussions with parliamentarians from 3/04 TBA*
NATO's 19 member countries as well as its b
associateto be confirmed
associate members.


Presentation in Pensacola 1/6/04 Pensacola
K-12 Teacher Inservice Day with the
Transnational & Global Studies Center & the
Latin American Studies Center
The Global Environment 1/29/04 Local K-12
Teacher Training Workshop with the
Transnational & Global Studies Center
Women's Studies & Other Issues 2/16/04
Areas Studies Seminar for K-12 Teachers in
Tampa with all other UF NRCs
Religion & the Dynamic of Women 3/25/04
Local K-12 Teacher Training Workshop with
the Transnational & Global Studies Center
Sante Fe Community College Brown Bag
Series Spring 2004

International Student Talks at Terwilliger
Elementary School

Two members of our CES staff, English
Literature graduate student Natasa
Kovacevic and Political Science graduate
student Brano Kovalcik were among UF's
international students who participated in
Terwilliger Elementary School's International
Day on November 21, 2003. Ms. Kovacevic
and Mr. Kovalcik had interactive
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Center for European Studies Grants

For Faculty

Faculty New Course Development Grants: The CES is offering
Check out external funding three course development grants for Summer 2004 for $4,000.
opportunities at our website: The grants are designed to assist current UF faculty in the
www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/ development of new interdisciplinary courses with a substantial
European focus. Completed application must be turned in by
February 15, 2004. For more information, please contact the CES
or check the CES website at www.clas.ufl.edu/ces.

Faculty Course Enhancement Grants: The CES is offering three course enhancement grants of
$2,500 for Summer 2004. The grants are designed to assist current faculty in the enhancement of
existing courses to incorporate new technologies, to broaden the scope of the course to make it
more interdisciplinary, or to create a capstone experience add-on unit that incorporates a study
abroad visit to Europe. To be eligible, courses may be in any area or department, but must in-
clude substantial European content. Completed applications must be submitted by February 15,
2004. For more information, please contact the CES or check the CES website at

European Travel Grants for Faculty: The CES is offering five grants of up to $1,000 each during
the Spring and Summer of 2004 to UF faculty. The grants are designed to assist UF faculty with
travel to Europe to pursure research, course development, course enhancement, or to present work
at a scholarly conference or workshop. The original deadline of January 1st, 2004 has been
extended to January 31st.

For Students

European Travel Grants for Graduate Students: The CES is offering five travel grants of up to
$1,000 each to UF graduate students during the Spring and Summer of 2004. These grants are
designed to assist UF graduate students with travel to Europe to pursue intensive language
study, dissertation research, or to present a work at a scholarly conference or workshop. The
original deadline of January 1st, 2004 has been extended to January 31st.

Summer Study Abroad Grants for Undergraduate Students: The Center for European Studies
(CES) in conjunction with the European Union Studies Program (EUSP) will be offering three
$500 grants to undergraduate students participating in one of the EUSP approved summer
programs: Brussels (VUB), Salzburg, and the Prague (Charles University). To be eligible for this
grant students must apply to participate in one of these
programs and enroll in the relevant EU related course
within the program. All grants will be made tentative to
the fulfillment of these requirements. Deadline for appli- We welcome your input!
cations is March 2nd. Applications should be submitted
using the form available on the CES website or from the
CES main office in 3340 Turlington. Please visit us at 3340
Turlington Hall or call
us at 392-8902


Faculty News

and the Arts, and Classical Studies at the
University of Wisconsin, and he served for many
years as treasurer and secretary of the Hellenic
Students Association of UW-Madison. At UF he
is teaching courses on Greek language and
literature (GRK 1131 and GRK 4300) as well as
a course that examines the relationship between
Greek culture and the formation of a new
European identity (CLAS 3930).

CES Faculty

Dr. Chrysostomos Kostopoulos, Modern
Greek Studies, Classics Department

Look for new CES hires in the Spring
of 2004 in:
Political Science
Germanic & Slavic Studies

For a list of CES affiliated faculty and to
become a CES affiliate faculty member or
sign up for our list serve, please visit our
website at: www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/

Introducing Chrysostomos Kostopoulos
Mr. Kostopoulos has a BA in Classical philology from the
University of Ioannina-Greece and an MA in Classics from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also
completing his Ph.D. His research interests are diverse
and range from the role of astrology and related sciences
in the formation of various political and social ideologies
in the Greco-Roman world to various aspects of Greek and
Roman history and civilization. He taught courses on
Latin as
well as
Greek WA nrtk h il-n

"The New Face of Europe"
2/27/04 -2/28/04
216 Anderson Hall

With the following participants:

James Pond (EU Commission)
Dr. Dale Smith (FSU)
Dr. Dorothee Bohle (CEU/Harvard)
Dr. Bela Greskovits (CEU/Harvard)
Dr. Milada Vachudova (UNC)
Kieran Bradley (European Parliament)
Dr. Clem Fatovic (Vassar College)
Dr. Terri Givens (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
Agnes Hubert (European Parliament)
Dr. Sheryl Kroen (UF)
Dr. Paul Kubicek (Oakland University)

Keynote Speaker:
Olle Wastberg, Swedish Consul General
Andras Simonyi, Hungarian Ambassador

Workshop Topics:

Panel 1: The EU Enlargement -
Eastern and Western Perspectives
Panel 2: The EU Constitution -
Superstate or Int'l Organization?
Panel 3: What is Europe? -
Past, Present and Future Perceptions


Spring 2004 Courses
CES Courses
CLA 3930 Greece & Its European Context in the 20th Century

Student GRK 4300 Modern Greek Literature Since 1830
EUSP Courses
N ew s HIS 3931 The Marshall Plan, the Cold War and the Origin of the EEC
POS 4931 Introduction to EU Law
CPO 3614 Central and Eastern European Politics

Related FLAC Courses
SPN 3224 Spain & the European Union
FRE 3224 The Marshall Plan, The Cold War & The Origins of the EEC
GER 3332 The Marshall Plan, The Cold War & The Origins of the EEC

Scholar's Corner
Kelli Moore, is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Politics and International
Relations. She plans to travel to England to conduct research for her
dissertation on urban riots between Asians (specifically from the Indian
subcontinent) and whites during the summer of 2001. Her study examines the
causes behind race riots in English cities like Oldham and Blackburn and the
-. reasons for their prevention in Leicester and Luton, arguing that the
answer lies in the behavior of civic organizations. Moore believes this project
is crucial not only to England, but to Europe as a whole as it faces immigration from countries
that are racially, ethnically, and religiously different and, simultaneously, a growing wave of
xenophobia and right-wing extremism. She hopes that her study will produce generalizable
results that academics, practitioners, and local communities can use to prevent ethnic and racial
conflicts not only in Europe but across the globe.
J. Scott Parker, a senior majoring in Film and French, is currently working
on a thesis that explores portrayals of 2nd and 3rd generation North Africans
in mid-90s French banlieue films. Banlieue films capture the essence of social
problems that run through French working class suburbs, presenting
recourse to drugs, violence, and anti-social behavior as a natural result of
limited social mobility for North African and other immigrants. In this way,
Parker argues, films such as La Haine, Bye Bye, Hexagone and Rai counter the
negative stereotypes of North Africans. More broadly, they engage with current
redefinitions of French national identity with respect to its colonial past, highlighting France's
slow acceptance of cultural influences from former colonies as enriching rather than threatening.

European Union Studies Program Dr. Petia Kostadinova
330 Anderson Hall, UF EUSP Internship/Program Coord.
PO Box 117325
Cainesville, FL 32611- 7325 e-mail: eu-studies-info@fclas.ufl.cdu


Study Abroad

The Summer Study Abroad at Vesalius College, VUB
in Brussels Belgium: The Vesalius College is an English
language international college within the Dutch speak-
ing BelgianVrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The Sum- T
mer in Brussels Program is part of the EU Studies ....' ..
Certificate/Minor program but is open to all interested
students. The program is focused to a certain extent on
the European Union and unless previously discussed
and approved by the director all students must take
POL 334-Current Issues in the Development of the EU
(3 units). Program costs include: UF international .
Center administrative fee, MEDEX insurance, tuition
and housing. For more information please visit the CES website at www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/ or the
EUSP website at www.clas.ufl.edu/eustudies/ or email Dr. Amie Kreppel at

The Salzburg Study Abroad Program: This program is perfect
for History and Political Science majors, and those students
who want to complete the introductory German language
sequence (equivalent to GER 1122) and all other students
interested in taking the following courses: "Modern Eu-
rope," "Economics & Politics of the European Union*," or
"Beginning German III." Approximate cost: $3,800, which
includes: housing in Austrian homes with an Austrian family
(one or two students per home), all meals in Salzburg (break-
fast and dinner in the homes, lunch at Salzburg College), a 4-
day field trip to Vienna (hotel room, breakfast, events), special
s a. events (walking tours, day trips, Palace tours, etc.), all UF
International Center fees, and six hours of transfer credit (2
courses from the list above). Application deadline is January 30. For more information on this
program, please contact the program coordinator, Glenn Kepic at 107 AAC or e-mail him at

Must take to receive EUSP credit for program

The Prague Summer Study Abroad Program: UF students will be studying at the Charles
University's Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies (ILPS), located near the myth-
enveloped Vysehrad (a raised settlement that predates Prague and has a magnificent view of
the river and Prague Castle). Prior knowledge of the Czech language is NOT required. The
Prague Summer Program is a language and culture program combined with an in-country
cultural experience. Students are required to take conversational Czech taught by ILPS faculty
at all levels, and a culture class taught entirely in English by a UF faculty members, Dr. Galina
Rylkova and Dr. Amie Kreppel. The program cost will include: tuition, accommodation, study
material, local excursions, two field trips, UF International Center application deposit, MEDEX
emergency assistance insurance.


The Center for European
University of Florida
3340 Turlington Hall
PO BOX 117342
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7342

Contact Us
Dr. Amie Kreppel
Director, CES
email: kreppel@polisci.ufl.edu

Amy Cosan
Asst. Program Director, CES
email: acosan@,ufl.edu

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Marie McGhee
Business Manager, CES
email: mamcqhee@polisciufl.edu
Nikki Kernaghan
Outreach Coordinator, CES
email: nikkiK@tclas.ufl.edu
Graduate Assistants:
Brano Kovalcik & Natasa Kovacevic


* Fax: 392-8966

* www.clas.ufl.edu/ces

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Help us grow!

Additional funds are needed to help support increased travel funds for
graduate students, study abroad scholarships, graduate symposia, guest
Speakers, and other CES activities.






Please make checks payable to the CES and send contributions to CES main office 3340
Turlington Hall, PO 117342, Gainesville, FL 32611
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