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Group Title: CES Gazette
Title: CES Gazette ; vol. 2 no. 1
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Publication Date: Fall 2004
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Table of Contents
    The Center for European Studies gains recognition from the European Union
        Page 1
    From the Director
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Faculty news
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Study abroad
        Page 7
    Contact info
        Page 8
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The Center for European Studies Gains
Recognition from the European Union

This summer, the Center for European Studies (CES) was awarded
two grants by the European Union, gaining international
recognition for its efforts to develop European Studies and Europe-
related programs both at UF and throughout the state. The CES
and UF are now formally recognized as EU funded institutions,
which will facilitate our pursuit of future EU grant opportunities.
The first grant, The New Face of Europe: The European Union in the
21st Century, comes from the European Commission Delegation
in the US. Catering to Floridians, this outreach grant is meant to facilitate learning and better
understanding of the unprecedented events currently taking place in Europe. The grant covers four
different workshops targeting such varied audiences as the Florida state political leaders and scholars,
small and medium businesses, elementary and high school teachers and students, and the general
public. The first of these workshops introduces Florida's political leaders and policy makers to the
European Union. The next two workshops build on existing programs that were successfully
implemented during the first year of CES activities. Thus, Doing Business in the New Europe workshop
aims to increase awareness about the European Union among the Florida business community. In
turn, Teaching about the European Union introduces Florida's elementary and high school teachers to
recent developments in the European Union and encourages them to incorporate related topics in
their lesson plans and classroom activities. The final workshop/festival is a new one-day event
designed to highlight the cultural diversity of the enlarged European Union. Taking place in August
2005, this festival celebrates diversity in art, music, languages, and food; it also solicits participation
by the general public, devising activities that appeal to a broad
range of interests.
The second grant was awarded the CES by the Jean
Monnet Programme of the European Commission. This grant
funds the development of a new European module, European
Union and Eastern Europe: )M, s, ., ui. Today and Tomorrow, a
standard semester-long course designed to provide students
with a unique perspective on the process of EU enlargement.
Broadly, this course is meant to encourage and facilitate the
study of Europe at UF. More specifically, it links two areas:
the history and development of the European Union and that
of Eastern Europe, a link that has been missing from similar

classes offered at UF. This course also involves The CES Gazette
participation by faculty and students from three Volume 2, Issue 1
universities in Europe, the American University in
Bulgaria, the Central European University in Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
Hungary and the Vesalius University in Belgium, Natasa Kovacevic, Editor
fostering a useful student and faculty cooperation Brano Kovalcik, Contributor
across the Atlantic. The course will be offered for Te CS G e is p
The CES Gazette is published each
a minimum of five years, beginning in Spring semester to provide information to
2005. faculty, students, and supporters of
European Studies about the activities and
From the Dirr programs of the CES. For further infor-
From he D retr mation, please visit the CES website at
The upcoming year will be a busy one as
we work to expand our outreach activities with
the support of new funding from the European Union, develop new course and academic pro-
grams and organize visiting speakers and a follow up conference on the New Face of Europe in
Paris at the University of Florida's new Paris Research Center (PRC). We have initiated a new
opportunity for the UF community to suggest speakers by submitting an online form and will
once again be offering faculty and graduate student research and travel grants as well as course
development and enhancement grants for UF faculty.
All of us at the CES are extremely pleased to be able start the 2004-2005 academic year by
welcoming our six new faculty members (see pages 5 & 6 for additional information). These new
hires will add to our existing core and affiliate faculty and foster continued growth of European
Studies across campus. This year we look forward to developing our European Studies Minor (in
addition to the current European Union specific minor degree), expanding our study abroad
offerings and collaborating with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies (GSS) on the
development of a Polish Studies program. In addition we are excited by the opportunity to offer,
for the first time in a public university in Florida, Hungarian language courses. We look forward
to adding to these strengths through additional hires in the coming year.
We are also very pleased to welcome our first two CES Graduate Fellows, Christopher
Olberding in Political Science and William Greer in History. This new program offers the CES and
UF an opportunity to recruit the brightest new
graduate students pursuing doctoral research re-
lated to modern Europe. We will be expanding this
program in the future and hope to welcome up to
four new CES graduate fellows in 2005-2006. We are
also hoping to increase graduate student participa-
tion through increased funding opportunities for
existing students (watch the web page!) and the
development of ongoing graduate student research
As always, we welcome your comments and
suggestions as we continue to work to improve
European Studies at UF. If you have ideas about
future workshops or conferences, possible speakers
or outreach opportunities please let us know.

Summer 2004 Outreach

Summer Language Teacher Workshop

The teacher workshop took place at the University of
Florida over the course of two weeks, from July 19th to
30th. This event was sponsored by the Center for
SEuropean Studies, in collaboration with a number of
University of Florida language and literature
departments, the Transnational and Global Center, and
the International Center. This workshop was designed
for middle school and high school language teachers to
help them cultivate new ideas for creating a more
:. exciting and interactive classroom environment. In
addition to teachers, several University of Florida
students majoring in education and language teaching also attended the workshop.
The participants enjoyed morning sessions from 9 am to 12 pm with Dr. Roger Thompson,
Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, who lectured on various topics related to applied
linguistics. In a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, Professor Thompson offered fresh ideas for
language activities in the classroom, specifically addressing student goals and interests, practical
uses of language in everyday life, working with multiple levels of proficiency, and evaluating
performance and proficiency. A large emphasis was placed on the use of Internet as a resource for
activities and homework assignments, as well as a tool for raising performance standards. In
addition, Professor Thompson showed the participants how to successfully instruct beginners in
the target language by engaging them in regular mini-courses in Hungarian.
Afternoon sessions, taking place from 1 pm to 3 pm, were conducted by Dr. Franz
Futterknecht, Professor of German, and Dr. Gillian Lord, Assistant Professor of Spanish and
Linguistics. The participants met in a computer
lab to learn how to use technology as a vehicle
to maximize language input in the classroom.
The daily progression of practical assignments
corresponded to topics covered in the morning
sessions. The participants were introduced to
using Internet search engines, selecting
websites appropriate for a particular language
activity, and locating and evaluating websites
that explore different cultures and help raise
cultural awareness. This portion of the
workshop revolved around creating and
maintaining personal web pages, culminating in
group projects which used the web to design
activities appropriate for a specific language or
language proficiency level. Finally, the
workshop considered advantages and
disadvantages of online testing, as well as
various types of computer-mediated

Center for European Studies Grants

Course Enhancement / Development Grants For Faculty
These grants are offered annually and distributed as salary for the summer semester immediately
following the grant competition. Grantees are required to submit a signed letter from their depart-
ment chair certifying that their home departments will be responsible for distributing the grant
funds, which the CES will transfer to departmental accounts. The enhanced class must be taught
within two academic years of the award; a signed letter from grantees' department chair to that
effect is required.

Course Enhancement Grants: The CES awards three course enhancement grants of $ 2,500 each.
The grants are designed to assist current UF faculty in the enhancement of existing courses on
European topics 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. Grantees will be required to submit a revised course syllabus / new
capstone syllabus, as well as a brief summary of the activities pursued or course modifications
made to the CES by the end of the fall semester following the summer in which the grant was
awarded. The deadline for the 2004-2005 academic year competition is March 7, 2005.

New Course Development Grants: The CES awards three course development grants of $ 4,000
each. The grants are designed to assist current UF faculty in the development of new interdiscipli-
nary courses with a substantial European focus. Grantees are also required to submit a full course
syllabus and a brief summary of the course by the end of the fall following the summer in which
the grant was awarded. In addition, completed UCC1 (new course) forms must be submitted to
the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the same time that the syllabus is submitted to the CES
and a copy of them forwarded to the CES. The deadline for the 2004-2005 academic year competi-
tion is March 14, 2005.

European Travel Grants for Faculty and Graduate Students

The CES awards faculty and graduate student travel grants of up to $1,000 each. UF faculty can
use these grants to travel to Europe to pursue research, course development, course enhancement,
or to present a work at a scholarly conference or
workshop. UF graduate students can use these
grants to travel to Europe to pursue intensive
language study, dissertation research, or to
present a work at a scholarly conference or
workshop. Awards for travel to present or par-
ticipate in a conference or workshop require
proof of prior acceptance or invitation. Grantees
should be advised that they will be reimbursed
for covered costs incurred during the trip (within
the amount of the award) upon their return, with
the exception of trans-Atlantic plane tickets
which must be purchased directly by the CES.
These grants are offered bi-annually; the dead-
lines for the 2004-2005 academic year are No-
vember 1, 2004 and March 14, 2005.


Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants

The CES awards undergraduate study abroad grants of $500
each to students participating in one of the CES affiliated
study abroad programs. These currently include the Brussels
Program, the Salzburg Program (humanities and social sciences), and the Prague Program. The
deadline for these annual grants is March 14, 2005. Grant awards will be transferred to UF Inter-
national Center which will distribute them.
For a full description of the grants please visit www.ces.ufl.edu. Applications for faculty and graduate
student grants can be downloaded from http://www.ces.ufl.edu/GrantApplication.pdf and for undergradu-
ate grants from http://www.ces.ufl.edu/UndergradGrantAppl.pdf or picked up in 3340 Turlington Hall.

Introducing CES Faculty

Peter Bergmann is an associate professor of history. He received his Ph.D. (1983), M.A. and B.A.
from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to the University of Florida, he was a
member of the history department at the University of Connecticut. Peter Bergmann is the author
of Nietzsche, the Last Antipolitical German, Indiana University Press, 1987. He co-edited East Europe
Reads Nietzsche with Alice Freifeld and Bernice Rosenthal (1998). Among his recent articles is
"American Exceptionalism and the German Sonderweg in Tandem," International History Review
23:3 (September 2001), 505-534. He is working on a manuscript entitled The Americanization of
German Defeat, 1620-1989.
Christopher Caes received a Ph.D. in Polish Studies with an emphasis in Film Studies from the
University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral project examines historical contingency and
conceptions of the self in Stalinist and Post-Stalinist era Polish literature and film. Caes' areas of
expertise include Polish literature and film, especially in the contemporary period, 19th and 20th
century Russian literature, and Central and East European literary and cultural theory. At UF he
will be teaching a class in 20th century society and culture in Poland.
Alin-Mihal Ceobanu joins the CES from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where
he completed a Ph.D. in Sociology, with a concentration in social and political order and change.
His research has thus far examined attitudes
toward immigrants and immigration policies in
contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, racial,
ethnic, and national identities in Europe, and
post-Communist transition and EU enlargement.
His academic interests include cross-national
aspects of nationalism and the challenges of
immigration in Europe, political sociology, and
collective action and social movements. At UF he
will be teaching classes in modern European
nationalisms and culture and identity in the
"new" Europe.
Chrysostomos Kostopoulos joins the CES from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he
received a Ph.D. in Classics. His research focuses
on the formation of political and social ideologies
in the Greek and Roman world. He is also


Spring 2005 Courses

CES Courses

CLA 3114 Greece Yesterday and Today
CPO 3614 East European Politics
EUH 3206 Europe since 1914
EUH 3930 Aftermaths of Defeat
GRK 1131 Beginners Modem Greek II
GRK 4300 Greek Literature Since 1830:
Modem Greek Folktales
POL 1131 Intro to Polish Language and
Culture II
POS 4931 France & the European Union
(Honors in Paris only)
POS 4931 Eastern Europe and the European
Union: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

PLW 4095 The Absurd in 20th-Century Polish
Literature and Theater
PLW 4905 Polish National Cinema (linked
with FOW 2202)
RUS 4930 Hungarian II
SYA 4930 European Nationalism
S YA4930 European Identities

FLAC Courses

SPN 3224 Spain & the European Union
(linked with INR 4531)
FRE 3224 Business & Culture in the
Francophone World (linked with FRE 3442)

interested in Modern Greek identity, especially Greece's relationship to European integration.
Currently he is working on a book titled The Stars and the Emperors: Astrology and Politics in the Julio-
Claudian Rome (forthcoming in 2005). At UF he will be teaching classes in Modern Greek language
and literature as well as in Greek social and political history.
Edit Nagy has come to UF from Hungary, where she received a degree in Hungarian Language,
Literature and History from the University of Pecs, Hungary. She is currently working on her
Ph.D. in History, specializing in 20th century Hungarian history. Her main research interests in-
clude teaching Hungarian as a foreign language, Hungarian culture and general linguistics. At UF
Nagy will be teaching introduction to the Hungarian language.
Conor O'Dwyer arrives at the CES after a year of post-doctoral research as an Academy Scholar at
the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. In 2003, he completed his
Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the
relationship between party-building and state-building in new democracies, looking specifically at
the relationship between party competition and patronage politics in post-Communist Eastern
Europe. Other research interests include the effect of EU enlargement on domestic politics in
Eastern Europe, party system development, and the comparative political economy of welfare
state reform.
Eva Wampuszyc will be teaching classes in Polish language and culture to UF students. She
completed a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Her doctoral project analyzes Russian and Polish fiction
and journalism of the 1860s-1880s, studying the role of
money as it co-exists with and transforms traditional
codes of wealth based on such markers of social identity
as name, rank and gender. Her academic interests include
further developing her dissertation research as well as
teaching Polish culture and language. She also has exten-
sive experience in translation of literature and theological


Study Abroad

The Summer Study Abroad at Vesaliuis College, VUB in
Brussels, Belgium: The Vesalius College is an English language
international college within the Dutch speaking Belgian Vrije
Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The Summer in Brussels Program is
part of the EU Studies Certificate and 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 I- -
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 GER1122) and all other
students interested in taking the following courses: "Modern
Europe," "Economics and 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-
S' fast and dinner in the homes, lunch at Salzburg College), a 4-
day field trip to Vienna (hotel room, breakfast, events),
special events (walking tours, day trips, Palace tours, etc.), all
UF International Center fees, and six hours of transfer credit
: ..m .. (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 gkepic@advising.ufl.edu.

The Prague Summer Study Abroad Program: UF students
will be studying at 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 I
take conversational Czech taught by ILPS faculty at all levels,
and a culture class taught entirely in English by a UF faculty
member, Dr. Galina Rylkova. 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 Studies
3340 Turlington Hall
PO BOX 117342
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7342

4-t* 1 LORIDA

Contact us:

Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
email: kreppel@ces.ufl.edu

Dr. Petia Kostadinova, Asst.
email: petiak@ces.ufl.edu
Nikki Kernaghan, Outreach
email: nikkik@ufl.edu



Graduate Assistants:
Brano Kovalcik &
Natasa Kovacevic

Graduate Fellows:
William Greer &
Christopher Olberding

* Fax: 392-8966 0 www.ces.ufl.edu

Phone: 392-8902

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