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T he CES partnered with Asian Studies and the Dean of Students Weeks
of Welcome program to put on a fun outreach event, Get Lucky with
Languages during the first week of January. The popular and fast-paced
5-minute language lessons, where the student learns six vital phrases, were
swamped during the breaks between classes. In addition to teaching Czech,
Greek, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian, we had surprise lessons
in Esperanto and Finnish from interested folks who were walking by.
Students could also play several language-related games such as the
shell game, go fish in Hungarian, Polish, Chinese, and Japanese, and the
Wheel of Fortune/ Jeopardy hybrid called TRANSLATE THIS! Users spin the
game wheel, which is loaded with phrases in a variety of languages. When
the wheel stops, the first person to ring their buzzer has to identify the

language and translate the phrase.
Prizes such as language backpacks, water bottles, and Euro chocolates
were awarded. All students could get a free pocket guide containing the six
phrases in many languages, to be ready at a moment's notice to talk to just
about anyone.
The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the courses and
programs offered by the CES and other area studies centers. Every liberal
arts student has a foreign language requirement and the CES wants them
to consider studying a less commonly taught language. Event organizers
applied for and received a mini-grant from the Dean of Students office for
printing and promotion.

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Tidbit: Study Another Language
Parlez-vous francais? Non? Then you may find yourself less able to stave off dementia
when you're older. In a 2007 study at York University in Toronto, bilingual seniors kept
the worst effects of the condition at bay four years longer than those who'd never ventured
beyond their native tongue. Learning a second language appears to increase the density of
gray matter in the areas of your brain that govern attention and memory, says researcher
Ellen Bialystok, Ph.D.

Learn About NRCs
he 125 National Resource Centers (NRC) throughout the United States have been
established at colleges and universities with funding from the US Department of
Education to create, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies
centers that will be national resources. The NRCs support
* teaching of any modern foreign language;
*instruction in fields needed to provide full understanding of areas, regions or countries;
* research and training in international studies;
* work in the language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and
*instruction and research on the issues in world affairs.

Go to www.nrcweb.org to learn about NRCs all over the country. Click on drop down
"school" box to go to UF, then the CES' pages. The site is managed by the Center for Slavic,
Eurasian, and East European Studies at Duke University.

Project Europa
A semester-long series of events kicked off at the Samuel
P. Harn Museum of Art on campus. Talks, films, and live
art performances are some of the events taking place in
conjunction with a new exhibit, Project Europa: Imagining
the (Im)possible, curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith. The exhibit
runs from February 7 through May 9.
Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible considers
the relationship of art to democracy in Europe. In 1989, the
expansion and unification of Europe was conceived as a vital
and urgent social project to promote democracy. Now in the
20th-anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, artists in
the exhibition question the promise and potential of Europe's

Visitina JMCE Scho

Sergio Fabbrini from the University ofTrento,
Italy will be a visiting scholar at the CES
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence March 16-23,
2010. Prof. Fabbrini's areas of expertise are
comparative politics and political institutions;
transatlantic comparison (US and EU) and US
foreign policy; European integration and EU
public policies; Europeanization of EU member
states; Italian political system; and political
theory. Dr. Fabbrini will be teaching EUS 4932
and EUS 6932 "Understanding the EU" during
his visit. There will be a workshop, "Governing

at the Harn Museum

democratic dream. The works featured in the exhibition,
which include large-scale wall paintings, photography, and
video by 20 artists from Turkey to the British Isles, explore
the complex and subtle relationship between art and
politics. At the same time, the reflection on Europe provides
an opportunity for American audiences to reconsider and
reinvigorate our understanding of democracy at home.
The CES is a co-sponsor of several of the events (listed
on page 6 under "Upcoming Events") and provided support
several years ago when the project was merely an idea. See
more details at www.harn.ufl.edu/projecteuropaexhibition.
html or www.ces.ufl.edu/iron curtain/exhibitions.shtml.

the EU after the Lisbon
Treaty" on Saturday,
March 20. Students in
the course must attend
and it is also open to the
public. The workshop 1
will be in Dauer 215. Speakers include Dr. Andres
Malamud, University of Lisbon; Dr. Andre
Glencross, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Marco
Brunazzo, University of Trento, Italy; Dr. Joseph
H.Jupille, University of Colorado, Boulder; and
Dr. Dan Kelemen, Rutgers University.

Taste of Europe
Coming in April 2011. the CES
v.ill present the '.ery first A
Taste Of Europe Fest! There owill
be food. music. and other cultural
presentations, all related to Europe
Volunteers are needed to help plan
and to work on the day of the e.ent.
vhhich vill likely be in early April 2:i11
Please contact O.utreach
'Coordinator Gail Keeler at gskeeler.:,
ufl edu or ._2-:32-'.2. 211 to help

The CES Gazette I




T he CES offers a variety of grant
opportunities for UF faculty and
students. For the latest information, go to
The CES anticipates awarding Foreign
Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
in the following categories for graduate and/ or
undergraduate students. Only undergraduate
students pursuing language study at the
intermediate and advanced level will be
* Summer 2010 FLAS for the intensive
study of any Europe-related language.
Summer fellowships cover tuition at the
host institution and provide a stipend of
$2,500. Travel awards (covering the actual
cost of travel only, up to $1000) may also
be available. Full announcement of this
competition is available at www.ces.ufl.edu/
* Academic Year 2010-2011 FLAS aimed at
students combining work in an academic
discipline with European area and language
Fellowships are offered for any one of the
lesser and least commonly taught European
languages (Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Modern
Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish).

In exceptional cases, funding may also be
available to support advanced language
training in French, German, or Spanish.
Fellowships provide a stipend and cover the
cost of tuition and fees (12 credits per semester).
Applicants must be citizens or permanent
residents of the United States and be currently
enrolled or accepted to a degree program at
the University of Florida through a disciplinary
department of their choice.
Full announcement of this competition
is available at www.ces.ufl.edu/graduate_
The deadline for both competitions is
March 1, 2010. Please address any questions to
Dr. Sinan Ciddi, FLAS Coordinator, Center for
European Studies (sinanciddi@ufl.edu).
The CES is also offering its annual
competition for Faculty Course Development,
Course Enhancementand Travel Grants,and
Graduate Student Course Development and
Travel Grants. The CES also offers competition
for Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum
(FLAC) Course Development Grants, open to UF
faculty and eligible UF graduate students. The
detailed Spring 2010 announcements of the
grants below can be accessed online at
www.ces.ufl.ed u/files/pdf/funding_

March 1, 2010,4:30 pm
* Course Development Grants (UF Faculty)
* Course Enhancement Grants (UF Faculty)
* European Travel Grants (UF Faculty)
* European Travel Grants (UF Graduate
* Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)
See Travel Reimbursement Procedure
March 18,2010,4:30 pm
* Course Development Grants (UF Graduate
* Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum
(FLAC) Course Development Grants
The application form (interactive form fields)
for all these opportunities is available at www.
If you have questions about these grants,
please contact the CES main office at 352-392-



41 The CES Gazette

T his March, the 2010 Census will arrive in every
Gainesville resident's mailbox. The responses will
directly affect the distribution of more than $400 billion in

federal funding. Off-campus students must fill out the form
with their housemates and return it by mail before April 1.
For more information, visit www.YouMeCensUS.com.

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Stepping upon the main perch at Zeppelinfeld
in Nuremberg where Adolf Hitler would
deliver his rabid speeches to thousands of
screaming Germans, I couldn't help but appreciate
the cosmic irony of that moment. A young,
scraggly American Jew, curly hair, overgrown
beard, carrying a large, wooden stick, standing
on the very stones where Hitler preached the
mass murder of Europe's Jews. The road around
the area had even been converted to a racetrack
as if to physically and figuratively drive away the
Nazi past. Cognizant of the scene, I exclaimed,
"Let my people go!" For over six million people,
that moment came 70 years too late, but to me it
meant Hitler's master plan had ultimately failed
with generations of evidence to prove it.
Without a doubt, the sites of German history
felt extremely personal, especially to a history
major with a focus on Europe. In spite of lingual
and cultural barriers, Munich and the other
cities on the trip always seemed welcoming. I
never considered myself a "stranger in a strange
land." If anything, the pictures I had studied in
textbooks began to pop out at me as I stood
within their frame in real time. Traveling to these
places with a great group of friends and a walking
encyclopedia, Dr. Geoffrey Giles, augmented the
overall experience.
Munich is a city caught between the
past and the present. The name of the city has
become synonymous with some of history's most
infamous moments: the German revolution of
1918, the birth of National Socialism, the Munich
conference, the 1972 Summer Olympics, among

others. Yet Munich maintains the facade of a
modern European city. Buildings and monuments
mark the main points of historical importance,
but some have succumbed to the spread of
multinational businesses.
To top itall off, every meal on the trip was
as noteworthy as the sites themselves. If you are
traveling to Germany, be prepared for an "all-you-
can-meat" diet. Unless you plan on eating spaetzle
(egg noodles), pretzels, and the lettuce leaves that
garnish your plate, you will be hard pressed to find
a wide variety of vegetarian options. Your body
will also be so saturated with the liter beers by
the end thatyou will have likely forgotten about
green vegetables altogether. Some of my meals
included leg of hare, creamed wild innards, wiener
schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet), sausages, and
horsemeat hot dogs.
As can be seen, studying abroad in Munich
over Thanksgiving break can be called anything
but ordinary. It's not every day that a Florida
boy walks off a train from Munich, Germany
to Salzburg, Austria in freezing temperatures
to a landscape seemingly taken from the front
of a mountain spring water bottle. Nor does
said boy walk out of a Rococo church into a
Christmas market to sample hot red wine and buy
handicrafts. Nor does it occur very often that he
peers into the black hole of humanity in Dachau's
crematorium and has a life-changing experience.
Best of all, this Florida boy achieved a life goal
and jumped around in a pile of snow. The cold
was quite bitter but itjust kept getting better.


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lanqu3ge qame h.lc,, called Ti.AI JLATE THIS'
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learning useful plIrace.. in i1 langu3age..

Padjrajic K ennve from Ind.iana Linoi er.iry c.poke
on When Should We Celebrate the Fall
of Communism? He 31.o me[r c.i [1h (CES
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UF in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels is the unofficial capital of Europe hosting the headquarters of the EU
institutions as well as literally hundreds of related organizations. A primary goal of the
program is to introduce students to life in Europe today through examination of the
EU. Courses may include visits to the major EU institutions and guest speakers from
those institutions to discuss current events like enlargement of the EU, the common
currency (the Euro), and the evolving transatlantic relationship between the EU and
UF students participating in the program will be able to partake fully in student life at
Vesalius College, an English language international college within the Dutch speaking Belgian
Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). Unless previously discussed and approved by the Program
Director, all students must take a 3-unit course, EUS 4950 EU in the World (topic varies by year).

Contact Info:

Holly Raynard
3326ATurlington Hall
392-8902 x208

The CES Scholarship deadline
is February 26, 2010.
Application deadlines for
study abroad programs vary.
Check the CES Study Abroad
website for up-to-date
www. ces.ufl.edu/abroad.

Contact Info:

Amie Kreppel
3324 Turlington
392-8902 x210

Brano Kovalcik
3324 Turlington
392-8902 x201

UF in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Built on seven hills along the banks of Vltava river, the city is not only a cultural and
architectural museum of the Middle Ages butalso a vibrant cosmopolitan meeting
place, home to Kafka, Kundera, and Mozart. Prague has a special Old World charm.
The whole inner city is a protected area with hundreds of ancient houses, palaces
and churches offering many opportunities for scenic walks. Museums, concert halls,
and theaters are easily accessible to students, as are student clubs, numerous cafes,
cafeterias and restaurants.
Students combine an academic curriculum with an in-country cultural experience. Czech
language instruction is also available for those interested (but not required). Non-degree and
non-UF students also welcome!

UF in Salzburg, Austria
The Salzburg Summer Program is a six-week summer overseas studies experience
open to UF and non-UF students. The program will include courses in Music and
European Studies, and students can earn up to 6 credit hours that will count towards
University of Florida summer requirement.
Instruction is in English, except for the German language class. Even
though the Salzburg European Studies program is perfect for History and Political
Science majors, and those students who want to complete the introductory
.German language sequence, it is available to students of all majors. The Music
department offers a component with studio and music history courses. All courses are offered
through the Salzburg College.

Contact Info:

Sinan Ciddi
3326CTurlington Hall
392-8902 X 213

Contact Info:

Glenn Kepic
107 Academic
Advising Center

UF in Istanbul, Turkey
In modern Turkey's largest and most vibrant city, the Istanbul program offers
students the opportunity to immerse themselves in thousands of years of history
and to study in the continents of both Europe and Asia. The city is vast and offers
diversity in lifestyles, entertainment, and cultural richness.
Students will take courses in one of Turkey's most highly regarded English
speaking universities, Sabanci University. All area studies courses will include
Turkish and other international students, thus maximizing the multi-cultural learning
experience. Courses include "Survival Turkish" as well as a UF faculty taught course on
"Turkey's European Ambition."

The CES Gazette I



The Center for European Studies
3324 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117342
Gainesville FL 32611-7342

Faculty And Staff News

Petia Kostadinova, the CES Associate
Director, and Georgia Bianchi, Ph.D.
candidate in Sociology and Criminology &
Law were honored at the Fall Academic
Convocation as outstanding teachers. CLAS
Scholars beginning theirjunior year of
study who have been awarded prestigious
scholarships for 2009-2010 (such as Merit,
Achievement, Lombardi, and Anderson)
were asked to designate an outstanding
teacher who has made an impact in his or
her education career. Georgia was a graduate
assistant with the CES for four years before she
began to teach last year with the assistance of
a CES course development grant.

Alin Ceobanu was invited to present
an original research paper ("All villains?
Public views on immigrants' impact on
crime problems in European societies")
in Madrid, Spain in the conference
Immigrants' Economic Incorporation,
Spatial Segregation and Anti-Immigrant
Sentiments. He also acted as a discussant for
the Session "Anti-Immigrant Sentiment."

Corrine Tomasi, Regina Topolinskaya, and
Alejandro Verbiest, European Union Studies
students, all were accepted into the Midwest
Political Science Association meeting in April.
There will be an article about the meeting in
the Summer 2010 Gazette.



The CES has a new
assistant. Thessalia
"Lia" Merivaki
graduated from
the University of
Macedonia, Greece
in 2006 with a B.A.
in Political Studies
and Diplomacy. She
also holds a M.A. in
International Studies from the University
of Sheffield, UK. Since 2004, Lia has been
involved in fieldwork campaigning for the
Greek national and municipal elections.
During the spring of 2009, she worked
in Brussels for the European Parliament
Elections of June 2009. She is currently
enrolled in UF's Master in Political
Campaigning Program. During this time, she
plans to expand both her professional and
academic horizons by working in US election
campaigns and pursuing a Ph.D. in Political

This will be the last semester for our
undergraduate student assistant, Edward
"Eddy" Grodin. He is graduating with his
B.A. in History, focusing on Europe, and plans
to attend law school or graduate school. We
appreciate everything Eddy has done for and
with the CES. He started as a volunteer in

2007 and was so efficient, the CES decided to
offer him a paid position. Best of luck, Eddy.

One of the CES' most enthusiastic volunteers,
Jessi Axe, recently completed an internship
in DC. She sent this from Washington:
Some inside tips on working for a
I spend every day like most interns do.
I get up, I get dressed in my best looking
professional wear, and I ride the Metro to
Capitol South Metro stop. Here, hundreds
of interns (all between the ages of 21-26)
filter through the security doors and metal
detectors of the various House Office
Buildings. Mine is the Longworth House
office building.
Every day I sit at my desk and read
constituent e-mails from places I have never
been. (I work for the Honorable Emanuel
Cleaver of the 5th District of Missouri.) I get
to hear what Missourians think about the
numerous issues that face us all. The news
is my constant companion as it is myjob to
answer questions about these issues as well.
Lately I have been given more
responsibility. I now must attend briefings
on upcoming legislation and write letters
about what my boss intends to vote for or
(Editor's note: In February, Jessi will go to
Zambia fora Peace Corp assignment).

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