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The Center for European Studies
Announces New Staff Positions
Nubia Pena joined the CES in October 2004 as the Coordinator of
Administrative Services. At the CES Ms. Pena is responsible for
fiscal, personnel, purchasing, and federal reporting functions of the
Center. Ms. Pena handles the disbursement of grant funds and assists
with short and long range planning related to grants administration.
She also coordinates and prepares budgets and reviews expenditures
for budgetary control. Prior to joining the CES, Ms. Pena worked at
the Department of Statistics at UF. Ms. Pena's office is 3338 Turlington
Hall. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, where she worked as a
Business Administrator at Telecom, Ms. Pena and her family moved to
Coral Springs in 1996, and to Gainesville in 2002. Her older daughter
has a degree from Florida State University and now works in Ashville, NC. Her younger
daughter is now a junior at UF in the School of Architecture.
Former CES graduate student assistant Branislav Kovalcik will
soon begin work as the Academic Program Coordinator for
the CES. This position is responsible for the development and
coordination of European Studies undergraduate and
graduate programs including the European Studies Minor, the
European Track of the International Studies Major, and a
Masters Degree in
European Union Studies.
The Academic Program Table of Contents
Coordinator assists CES faculty in course and program
development, including new study abroad programs and From the Director... 2
"capstone" courses. Other tasks include advising students on Events ........... 3-4
coursework for CES programs and managing course Grants ........... 5-6
tracking and course-related data collection for reporting and Student News &
grant renewal purposes. This position is housed in the CES New Courses ....... 0
main office, 3340 Turlington Hall. Mr. Kovalcik will continue Study Abrod ...... 7
to pursue his Ph.D. in Political Science while working full Contact Ino ........
time for the Center.
The CES Gazette
From the Director Volume 2, Issue 2
Over the last 18 months the Center for e K ,
Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
European Studies has grown from little more Natasa Kovacevic, Editor
than a vague idea to a thriving active part of the
UF community. During this brief period the CES The CES Gazette is published each
has organized and/or sponsored in whole or part semester to provide information to
e d n e s i g s v faculty, students, and supporters of
over three dozen events including speakers visits, European Studies about the activities
international conferences and workshops, and programs of the CES. For further
outreach events aimed at teachers and businesses information, please visit the CES website
alike. We have supported the development of at www.ces.ufl.edu.
over a dozen new courses, created a minor
degree program and helped to create three new
study abroad programs (with another two on their way). Through the generous support of the
Dean of CLAS and the Provost's office we have been able to hire seven new faculty members
with two more additions expected this year and at least as many again next year. All of these
achievements have been possible, however, only because of the truly amazing group of people
who have joined the staff of the CES. Over the next few issues of the CES Gazette I would like to
take the opportunity to introduce and applaud individual staff members without whose tireless
efforts the CES would never have been able to come so far, so fast.
I would like to begin by introducing Nicola (Nikki)
Kernaghan, the CES (and Transnational Global Studies-
TGSC) Outreach Coordinator. Nikki celebrated her 1-year
anniversary with CES in January 2005. During this brief time
she has organized untold workshops and speakers for K-12
teachers across the state, seamlessly stepped in and made the
first CES Summer Language Pedagogy workshop a huge
success, assisted in last year's CES Business Workshop in
Orlando and a myriad of other activities. But that was all just
the beginning. After co-authoring a successful grant proposal
to the Commission of the European Union for outreach support Nikki has been the leader in
implementing what was a very ambitious proposal. One of the core events, a roundtable for
Members of the State Legislature and representatives from the Governor's office on EU-Florida
relations and economic ties is scheduled for February 9th and interest has been impressive. We
will host representatives from five different EU member state consulates as well as several
European businesses with significant ties to Florida. This event has posed unusually difficult
organizational challenges and Nikki has met each one with a smile and quiet determination
ensuring a hugely successful outcome. Helping to make all of these accomplishments possible
this year has been Haley Mayclin, a graduate student in the College of Education and the CES
Outreach Assistant. Together they have transformed ideas and goals into a broad range of
successful outreach programs that have helped the CES to meet its mandate of helping to
inform the various communities outside UF (as well as the UF community itself) about a wide
array of Europe-related subjects.
Fall 2004 Highlights
CES Director Wins International Educator
of the Year Award
We are proud to announce that the CES Director Dr. Amie Kreppel is one of the two
recipients of the International Educator of the Year Award for 2004. The award has been
established by UF International Center to recognize outstanding international endeavors by UF
faculty members. One to two faculty candidates were nominated by each college, and a
university-wide committee then evaluated the candidates' international activities in terms of
research, teaching, and service to UF. President Bernie Machen announced the winners of this
award on November 18, 2004 as part of International Education Week. Dr. Kreppel, the junior
faculty winner, was recognized as an outstanding international educator for her role in
establishing a UF European-studies center under Title VI. The senior faculty winner was Dr.
Thomas Oakland, who initiated a Spanish-learning program for UF graduates in Costa Rica. Dr.
Kreppel and Dr. Oakland were chosen among twenty nominees for this prestigious honor. On
this occasion, President Machen, who has made diversity a priority, said that "teaching, research
and service must be global...At an institution as large and complex as the University of Florida ...
our goals must have the support and understanding of the faculty." International Center Dean
Dennis Jett, who shares President Machen's goal of internationalizing the campus and
curriculum, observed that international studies have increasing importance as students enter a
global workplace. The CES staff wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Kreppel on
being a top international educator!
Spring 2005 Speaker Series
January 14: Valerie Bunce, "Building Democracy After Dictatorship: Lessons
from Post-Communist Eurasia"
Dr. Bunce is the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of Inter-
national Studies, Professor of Government, and Chair
of the Government Department at Cornell University.
Her primary field is comparative politics and, second-
arily, international relations. Her research and teach-
ing address comparative democratization, the origins
and consequences of imperial decline, inter-ethnic
cooperation and conflict, peace-making after internal
wars, and the diffusion of capitalism from the West to
the "rest." Her geographical focus is primarily east-
central Europe, the Balkans and the Soviet successor
states, though her comparative interests extend to
Latin America. She is the author, most recently, of
Subversive Institutions: The Design and the Collapse of
Socialism and the State, and her articles have appeared
in the American Political Science Review, Comparative
Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics and
Society and International Organization.
The CES & the Institute for Learning
in Retirement co-sponsor
This is an introductory course on the
European Union taught jointly bv
UF, FIU, and LISF faculty and
featuring theCESown Dr. Arnie
Kreppel and Dr. Petia Kostadinovxa.
The lecture series takes place
between January and April 2005.
January 20: Mine Eder, "The 'EU'ropeanization of Turkey: On the Long
Road to Membership"
Dr. Eder is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul,
Turkey. Her research areas are international and comparative political economy, international
cooperation and regionalization, and political economy of Turkey and EU-Turkish relations. She
is the author of The Political Economy of Regional Cooperation in the Middle East, co-authored with
Kemal Kirisci, and Ali Carko6lu. Her current project, funded by IREX (with Kiren Chaudry,
Berkeley, Andrei Yakovlev, Moscow University, and Ali Carkoglu, Sabanci University) and Ford
Foundation (with Ali Carkoglu) focuses on a shopping district in Istanbul, called Laleli, which has
become the center of informal trade with the former Soviet Republics after the end of the Cold
War. Dr. Eder is also working on a book manuscript entitled Political Economy of Suitcase Trade in
Istanbul: Towards a New Ethnography of the State?
February 8: John White, "The Second Viennese School and Its Influence on
Twentieth-Century American Music"
Dr. White is a UF Emeritus Professor of Music and was invited to be a Distinguished Fulbright
Professor of Musicology by the University of Vienna, on the basis of his recent book, Modern
Music of the Scandinavian Countries. His scholarship goes much beyond the confines of musicol-
ogy and includes in the broadest sense issues of the humanities in modern Europe. His proposed
talk addresses a major aspect of twentieth century arts, focusing on the second Viennese school
which included composers Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, and Anton Webern. In addition, Dr.
White will briefly discuss intellectual life in modern Vienna.
February 2005 (date and title of talk TBA): Anastasia Karakasidou
Dr. Karakasidou, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wellesley College, is well known for her
contributions to the study of Greek nationhood and identity. Her recent book Fields of II !.t,
Hills of Blood: Passages to Nationhood in Greek Macedonia 1870-1990 has been well received
among scholars in the field. Her study clarifies the contentious debate over ethnic identities and
nationalist ideologies in Greek Macedonia, crucial to understanding Greek identity as it has been
Have a suggestion about a guest
speaker on a European topic?
To suggest a potential speaker for the
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confirm all the details.
formulated through the social, political, and
economic processes that Greece underwent in
the 20th century.
March 2005 (date and title of talk
TBA): Anna Klobucka
Dr. Klobucka is an Associate Professor and
Chair of the Portuguese Department at the
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Last year she was an organizer of the
American Portuguese Studies Association.
Her research interests bridge Iberian and East
European, Portuguese and Polish, studies.
Center for European Studies Check out external funding
opportunities at our website:
Course Enhancement / Development Grants
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
department 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
interdisciplinary 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 competition 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 enhance-
ment, or to present a work at a scholarly confer-
ence or workshop. UF graduate students can use
these grants to travel to Europe to pursue inten- Upcoming Events at the CES
sive language study, dissertation research, or to
present a work at a scholarly conference or work-
shop. Awards for travel to present or participate in February 9th ELI workshop for
a conference or workshop require proof of prior Florida State Leaders in Tallahassee,
acceptance or invitation. Grantees should be Florida
advised that they will be reimbursed for covered
costs incurred during the trip (within the amount February 19th The New Face of
of the award) upon their return, with the excep- Europe workshop in Paris, France
tion of trans-Atlantic plane tickets which must be
purchased directly by CES. These grants are offered
bi-annually; the remaining deadline for the 2004-
2005 academic year is March 14, 2005.
Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants
The CES awards three 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 International Center which will
Spring 2005: Honors in Paris
The program unites scholars from
various disciplines. The theme for
Spring 2005 is El~age'I'mct with
A Ioderi France: Literature, Politics and
thie \ isual Arts, 1850-2005.
Dr. Amie Kreppel will teach the course
"France and the European Union: A
IHalf-Centlur of Schizophrenia" (POS
4931). The first week of classes is held
in Paris, and the second in Brussels.
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 undergraduate grants from http://www.ces.ufl.edu/
UndergradGrantAppl.pdf or picked up in 3340 Turlington Hall.
News of Students
Sandrine Savona, a doctoral student in the Department of Romance Languages and
Literatures, was one of the recipients of the CES Graduate Student Travel Grant for the past
year. In summer 2004 she traveled to Paris to pursue dissertation research on 19th century
French literature and culture. During her stay she took an independent study in her field,
conducting research and participating in workshops at La Bibliotheque Nationale. Also, Savona
taught French at the Paris Research Center and organized weekly activities for her students
around Paris to help them practice their new language skills. Finally, she enriched her
knowledge of French culture and art as she visited Paris museums, and traveled to Giverny,
Versailles, The Loire Castles, and The Mont Saint Michel.
Study Abroad in Brussels Summer 2005 Course
As part of the CES Summer in Brussels Program, UF Professor Leonard Beeghley will teach a
new course titled "The European Union and the United States: Current Problems and Pros-
pects" (SYA 4930 & POS 4931). The course compares the EU and the US, with a focus on the
debate over the nature and future of the welfare state, a public policy problem with which the
European Union and nearly all its member nations are grappling. Students will examine a
variety of contemporary social problems, such as political
participation, an aging population, poverty, illness and
For a list of CES affiliated medical treatment, abortion, gender inequality, immigra-
faculty and you r chance to tion, crime, and other topics. As requirement of the
become a CES affiliate faculty course, students are expected to immerse themselves in
member, please visit our daily life in Brussels, which involves reading Brussels or
Sebsi te at www.ces.ufl .edu. other European newspapers, visiting relevant social
institutions and events, and going on field trips.
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 SYA 4930/
POS 4931, "The European Union and the United States: Current
Problems and Prospects" (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.ces.ufl.edu or the EUSP website at www.clas.ufl.edu/
eustudies/ or email Dr. Amie Kreppel (email@example.com) or Dr. Leonard Beeghley
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-
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.),
Small UF International Center fees, and six hours of transfer
credit (2 courses from the list above). Application deadline
was January 30. For more information on this program, please contact the program coordinator,
Glenn Kepic at 107 AAC or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prague Summer Study Abroad Program: UF students
will be studying at Charles V University's Institute for Lan-
guage 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 course on the politics, history and culture of
Central and Eastern Europe taught entirely in English by a UF
faculty member, Dr. Conor O'Dwyer. The program cost will
include: tuition, accommodation, study material, local excur-
sions, two field trips, UF International Center application deposit, MEDEX emergency assistance
The Center for European Studies
3340 Turlington Hall
PO BOX 117342
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7342
Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
Dr. Petia Kostadinova, Asst. Program
Nikki Kernaghan, Outreach Coordinator
Nubia Pena, Coord. Admin. Services
Brano Kovalcik, Acad. Prog. Coord.
Graduate Assistant: Natasa Kovacevic
Graduate Fellows: William Greer &
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