after a delay in the call
for proposals, and many
months of anxious waiting
after its submission, the Center for
European Studies (CES) learned in
early August that it was renewed
as one of just 11 Title VI National
Resource Centers (NRC) for Europe
funded by the US Department
of Education for the 2010-2014
grant cycle. The 11 funded NRCs
include 10 returning centers
(one after a one cycle hiatus) and
one newly established center.
Competition was significant and
the total number of European
focused NRCs dropped from 13 to
11. As a result, three longstanding
European NRCs were not renewed
for the 2010-2014 cycle. The
fact that the CES was renewed
is a strong testament to the
terrific work being done by CES
faculty and staff as well as the
achievements of our students and
affiliated faculty. It is the combined
efforts of all involved, directly and
indirectly, that allowed the CES
to once again gain support and
recognition as a federally funded
National Resource Center for
Happily, overall annual NRC
funding for the CES remained at
approximately the same level as
during the 2006-2010 grant cycle,
while support for the Foreign
Language and Area Studies (FLAS)
program grew significantly. The
growth in FLAS funding is in part
due to the new provision for
undergraduate FLAS fellowships
for intermediate and advanced
language training. Thanks to
the support of the Title VI FLAS
program the CES will now be able
to provide at least four graduate
and two undergraduate FLAS
fellowships annually as well as
at least six summer fellowships.
These grants represent important
opportunities for both graduate
and undergraduate students to
gain substantial training in the
less and least commonly taught
languages (LCTLs) of Europe
including, but not limited to,
Czech, Greek (Modern), Hungarian,
Polish and Turkish-all taught by
Thanks to the Title VI renewal
the CES will continue to serve as
a central actor in the sustained
development of European Studies
on campus in coordination
with other centers, groups and
organizations. In particular over
the course of the next cycle
we are looking forward to the
long-awaited introduction of
the International Studies Major,
which will include a European
Studies track. This major will join
the existing IDS major in Modern
European Studies as well as
the minors in European Union
Studies and East-Central European
Studies. In addition, as our
strengths in South-Eastern Europe
grow, thanks to new courses on
Greece, Turkey and the broader
Mediterranean area, a new Minor
in South-Eastern European Studies
is being considered. The CES will
continue to develop new courses,
provide summer research and
travel support to faculty and
graduate students, and to fund
workshops and visiting speakers.
In addition the CES will work to
expand our outreach plans to new
audiences including innovative
activities such as cooking classes
and cultural fairs targeting the
broader non-campus community.
As always, as we begin our
third Title VI NRC cycle, the CES
will be looking for and working
towards new initiatives to expand
and improve Europe related
teaching, research, and outreach
in collaboration with all of those
across the campus and the
community that share this goal.
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As Acting Director for this academic year, I hope to build on the CES's
momentum in broadening and expanding our academic programs.
Just to introduce myself to Gazette readers, I teach and do research in
the area of comparative politics, with an emphasis on postcommunist Europe.
In my earlier work, I examined the relationship between party-building and
state-building in new democracies, looking specifically at the rise of patronage
politics in postcommunist Eastern Europe. My latest research explores how the
expansion of the European Union is changing the terrain of domestic politics in
the postcommunist member-states, especially with regard to the protection of
Our goal at CES is to engage students with the study of Europe and the EU
from multiple perspectives: language, culture, politics, economics, and society. I
look forward to working with our incredibly able staff over the next year to deepen
this engagement. I will maintain my appointment in the Department of Political
Science and teach courses in both European studies and political science. It will be a
busy year, but I am looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity.
(Over)Filled to Capacity
F or the first time ever, the CES classes twice. Each student actively
is conducting cooking classes participated in the lesson and
for the general public! Darleen enjoyed eating the meal when
Randall, head chef and caterer itwas finished. In addition, each
for Take Away Gourmetat 3345 student received a copy of the
SW 34th Street, is co-teaching the award-winning CES cookbook,A
classes with the CES. The response Taste ofEurope, and snacked on an
has been intense and there were appetizer prepared by Darleen. The
enough applicants to fill all four classes cost $25 each.
The series began with Greek
recipes Shrimp in Tomato Sauce and
Bouyourditaught by Lia Merivaki.
Chris and Dorota Caes followed,
demonstrating a Polish recipe
from A TasteofEurope called Little
Pigeons, also known as Golubkior
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, accompanied
by Potatoes Polonaise. In the next
two sessions, Zuzana Vatralova
from Slovakia prepared Potato
Pancakes with Sauerkrautand Beer
Roasted Chicken Thighs and Slovak
AppleStrudel. Italian recipes Lemon
Chicken, Leek Quiche, and Fennel
Saladended the series with Georgia
Bianchi as the teacher.
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UF students will debate Turkish accession into the European Union
(EU) on Saturday, December 4 from 1-5 PM in 216 Anderson Hall,
The CES-sponsored student debate will focus on the issues which are
raised by Turkey's continued accession into the EU. This debate is part of
the course requirement for students taking EUS4931: History of Europe
and Turkey, and the Future of Turkey in the EU. The course is grant
funded by the EU's prestigious Jean MonnetLifelong Learning Programme
and team taught by Dr. Amie Kreppel and Dr. Sinan Ciddi.
The debate is an exciting
opportunity which gauges student
interest to argue the pros and
cons of Turkish membership,
which presents a fascinating
challenge to the EU's future. Issues
related to European identity,
the economics and political
consequences of accepting a large
applicant country such as Turkey
will be among the issues eagerly
debated by students. A panel of
expertjudges will be judging the
student's performance based on
preparedness as well as accuracy
In addition to taking this
course, students also have the
opportunity to attend a one week
Capstone study abroad program
in Brussels, Belgium during
Spring break (March 2011). This is
designed to give students a unique
opportunity to meet with EU and
Turkish institutions, as well as the
wider Turkish community involved
in Turkey's accession process. For
further details surrounding the
trip, please contact Dr. Sinan Ciddi
Dr. David Cuthell, Director
of the Institute of Turkish Studies,
based in Georgetown University,
will also attend. After the debate,
Dr. Cuthell will be on hand to
answer questions regarding
further opportunities in Turkish
Refreshments and light
snacks will be provided, and the
event is free and open to the
general public as well as all UF
students, faculty and staff.
Education and Culture DG
Lifelong Learning Programme
The CES Gazette
Regina Topolinskaya writes:
'tul- e I- L- i LA r-ilpi-n[ tfor Europ-an
lanqua es I r3', abl [to [tr3-1 to I.loscc,',
F.u:i.'a improe- my kno-'lede.-.- Cf FI.u:..ian
IMy :..v? en-reek [rip to F,u.sia 'i'as. absolutely
unftcoreftable bolh a'. an academic e- perience and 3
cultural interaction lyv coner,,ations, ,'i[h111 tud-ents
at KOCc..co' Ma-e Linni-er-iv and grmmar cl....e
afforded. me a unique opportunity to incr-ea.e reading
',ritincn and communication .kill. CDurinna ..7 cour..e
of my timn in F,u.sia I i.siteda many ctf [l- picruresque
iand (uri.r.[y1i *ilh :ucl a. Red Square and. 1 he
K-remlin but al'.s .pent ince at leser-kncrn [re'aturet
:.ucli [11 IVlu.-?um ct M Iodern Hi:'.fry a mu:t-.[Cee for
any v 'ie[ lir:.[ry buff Hiqlliqllts c-f Ith [lrip included
my 'it[ to s.peak wvi'l leader. of che C[ unia ilce
legislani'e branchll o F.u'.,si seeing iI ,' L.ik and
eating ob-cene quantini.. cof -oeorqia n f-ood.
I came back home ca'i[ 3 much deeper
fundamental und.er:t.3ninil of F .u:.'ian a3nQuaqe;
sc',i-rv and culture -n-e ot f 11 [liing s, [la surprised
and impre..ed me cwa'. [he cocmcpolitn a[mo..pliere
in Klot',c,,' Tlhe con:.umer and. profteC.tional
opportunities, 3,"dilable [to re.id.ent[. are ,-ery ,.imildar fo
1hose open [0 American and European ivty dc,'eller,
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Situation r. s[arklv .different Th-e diciillornmyv betc-',een
central and cuer Ic.lcki co. eviden from fir.-[
qlanc;e liqlliill~inq [le seagmented nature of rapid.
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and more pro,,incial ciie' I 'isited at r'. en more
.[crikina Cau ..ina me [.0 wonder c,,liether there w=ere
really 1\'c, F.u:sias one encomp3assed by 1lot'cc,'
and c[ Peter.-burg and the oCier e",erV,',AhIere el.e;
As my F.u:sian in'[truc[or once put[ i[ kltc'.ccq,,' ,'..
LIFI-' ca.[iC'oned vvilhin lthe cCunry What[ va' Cimildar
bet reen he- dierg-en[ part, c, Fuia'. .'Ias lihe
generc.'.i[v and c, penne--.-., of lie- people a3r. cell a-35 he
riic cultural li-rilaqg of 1[1 country
',',erall my [rip to F.u..i ..'v an enrichlinq
experience Eery[lthinq from con'-ersinL ,i[a l s[tud.ent,
in the dcrmi ory to na iqarinqg he iy enlhnced.
my F.u'sian The place. I '.itited crll be fore'-er in my
memory inspiring me to continue :.uudvinq F.u':.iann
language and police'. in the[ future and shaping li1o,'
I look a3[ le country Thank yVu -cO much [0 e''eryvone
3a[ lhe Center for Eurcpean [udies cfor making [liC.
absolutely amazing trip po'.-.ble Wil;ou fli- CEi '.
guidance support and constan[ encouragement my
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41 The CES Gazette
A Fellowship Abroad
by E.C. Aitken
W lia[ ,did .-eek'. t.[udvina abroad in .albur [lr.c pat'.[ ummer do for me'
Here C the better que..tion What did it I J,-T do I can con ridentlyv av 113a[ the
moA.ti ac e-in.piring e-.perience I had cv',en I a'.% in che- heart of Europ-e had
not[lina to do cith i [1 11-e ud-en ilinerarie-: or cchedl uled leC:..on-plan: I[ c',a' aI actual,
real e -perience of In in c',lat I c',a'. learning [aT113[ io .ayv being a part [Cif C land and
community I 11ad been C.ud.vng C..o much about To go to Europe coCt.C.. a price To obtain
h-e ricline.. of a culture [lroualh an intellectual and personal connection i.C priceleC.
I 1h3" cl-ear -ndurina m-emori-e.
cf lthe churche -- and ca.CtIleC. I .a., c he-
mountain-. I climbe-d an.d 1h- mionumeni.t
I ,,en urged all ct [lth e .--. rih11[. and *:cound,-.
li[-rally br.oade-ning my h1riz-on.' Eu[ my
mo.:.[ ,.d recollection. are tho.e of tlhe
ne-,, ftmilie-. I g.[ [to be a part o my nlc
family my roommate my -iechier. and,
p-eer-. [le 3r[i.an h-e t.[ree[-t'endor 1he-
conductor and [hle liCr.[rian in Vienna [lCe
group of nun., from I Jomb- er Abbe-y and
he- famili--C. of the al-zkanmm-eriu All oft
the- people I me- and interacted c,,il, left[
profound impre-..ion on nmy : tudyv-broad3
e-perienc- and I can confidently ca.yv [Ihat
lhoC.e interactionC. combin-d ne,ili hl e
..e[[in I e-.plored and l irC.[ory I 'a,3'. [auglhti
in [le cla..roo.,m equated to an amazzina.
and. irre-placeable learning e.- perience'
To 'e a be--r pek into ',ia3 I
e-perienced I le-'e he re-ad-er.. c,ith
a memory orf c'liac haippene-d during
one typical dayv Cudvinl abroad In
l"31zbura College ce l3-'e lhilariou.
cook Erigi[[a chlio promi.Ced to [-each us
global a313or'. lIhc,, mnak- WViener apple
-.rudel: on 3 Tue-.dav afiernoo n a3[fr our
l r I.,1 l, Iil ,l.l i 4Irti.i dcla. The C:rudIels
are a mo.:. popular G-.ermani desert and
-e ervone .3r''. e-.ied to cook and -ear the
re31 [ling The deC..er[ i[.elf [c'ok about
an hour to prepare [lhen an hour to bake,
'hiich really became [lree l cour.. ,i[th all
lh7e fun e,-ervone c%,a.. li"a.ing
I jlov Eriqicta cilic ,1e nicknamed
Our Au'trian G..randmncier --ent h-er
assistants and me to buy six more
cans of whipped cream from the
local grocery store, more or less five
blocks from our location and in a very
central part of the town. Nobody had
their aprons on anymore because the
strudels were already baking, but in a
spontaneous consensus we decided
to put our matching Salzburg College
aprons back on and wearthem to the
store, because we were professional
I I Foreign Language
E ach summer and academic year, the CES awards
grants for Foreign Language and Area Studies
(FLAS). These are funded through the U.S.
Department of Education Title VI funds. The grants can be
used to travel abroad to receive intensive language study
that is associated with the student's research area. Winners
for this year are listed with their majors and the language
SLauren Cheek, Anthropology, Bosnian & Croatian
Scott Feinstein, Political Science, Romanian
Johanna Mellis, History, Hungarian
Rose Prince, Linguistics, Russian
Janet Roby, History, Russian
Sandy Rodriguez, Linguistics, Russian
Regina Topolinskaya,Political Science & Economics, Russian
Tristan Vellinga, Political Science, Turkish
e Academic Year:
Shelby Huber, International Relations, Turkish
Johanna Mellis, History, Hungarian
chefs that day, after all! So everybody Scott Feinstein, Political Science, Russian
did, and I proudly referred to our pack Janet Roby, History, Polish
as Brigitta's Angels when different Kelsey Prange, History, Czech
town folk saw our matching uniforms Regina Topolinskaya, Political Science & Economics, Russian
and asked us who we were. It was a
memorable day, to say the least. Just
one of very many unique fellowship
experiences that was made possible for
me through the awesome opportunity
of study abroad!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Graduate Student Brown Bag Series
T e Center for European Studies word description of the research project encouraged
(CES) is soliciting proposals for its and its relevance to European studies, to bring
I Graduate Student Brownbag Series.
UF Graduate students, in any discipline,
whose research focuses on Europe (broadly
defined), are encouraged to submit
Students whose proposals are
selected are invited to present their
research at the weekly Brownbag Series.
Proposals should consist of a short, 150-
and should be sent by e-mail to Petia
Kostadinova (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a subject
line of"Graduate Student Brownbag Series."
There is no deadline for submissions.
Proposals are reviewed on a regular basis.
In Fall 2010, the Brownbag Series
meets on Wednesdays during 5th period
in Turlington 3312. The CES provides finger
food, chips and sodas, and attendees are
The CES also presents up
to two $500 annual awards for the best
graduate brownbag papers. To be considered for the
award, students whose proposals are selected for the series
will be asked to also submit a research paper on the topic
of their brownbag presentation. A hard copy of the paper is
due on the day of the presentation.
The CES Gazette I 5
October 20: Brown Bag Talk: Supranational
Identity: Cross-Level Relationships
between Self-Identifications in a European
State by Victor Olivieri. Bring a bagged lunch;
soda and chips served, 11:45 am, Turlington
November 5: Miguel Hernandez Centennial
Poetry Celebration. In the week before
the celebration, graduate students will visit
Alachua County School classrooms to teach
about Miguel Hernandez.
November 30: Teacher workshop: An EU in Crisis:
Perspectives on Economic and Political
Cooperation in Europe.
December 1: Brown Bag Talk: Germany's
verzerrtes Bild: Re-Imagining Postwar
Territory by Matt Mingus, History Department.
11:45 am, Turlington 3312. Bring a lunch: snacks
and soda provided.
December 4: Debate: Turkey on the Table: EU
Accession and visit by Dr. David Cuthell
from the Institute of Turkish Studies, 1-5 pm,
February 18: Alumni Back to College Bash: The
Sights, Sounds, Feels, Tastes, and Smells of
UF with CES cooking demo and mini language
lessons, 9:45-11:45 am, Emerson Alumni Hall.
March 22-24: Conference: Comparative Minorities:
Turkey, the EU, and the Western Balkans, with
the University of Chicago, Dauer 215.
In early spring, the CES will present a series of talks to the Institute of Learning in Retirement titled
Current issues in European Politics and Life. Graduate and undergraduate students will speak on their
January 19: The White Paper: The European
Commission's Plan to Keep Europe Green,
January 26: Turkey and Croatia: Accessing into
the European Union, Julie Hundersmarck
February 2: The Development of European
Identity in Spain: Cultural and Political
Ramifications, Victor Olivieri
February 9: Citizenship and the Second
Generation in Europe, Georgia Bianchi
February 16: Music, Time, and Place: Tradition
as a Means of Collective Identity in the
European Diaspora, Olga Godula
February 23: The Lithuanian Choral Tradition:
A National Identity Through Song, Ineta
in July rI1e CE7 hIeld: [1 Language Teacher
Summer Institutei LT 11 for foreign ijnguaqge
t.eac,.ler. 3,.cro.-.-. -1 *.t-are ipicrured. lefri Ten
teach.er. -en..conce- in a computer lab all3 da1
lejrne. 1l 3n.:.-cn pe-.i3gigv 3nd. [lechlnologiv
techniques to bring their classrooms up o0 dale
with current social networking, blogging, and
communication tools to engage student's interest.
This is the seventh year the CES has held the LTSI
and it remains a very competitive and highly
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For [hle 'Cean o, .[uden[.. We.ek. ofi WVelcome
prc'gram [lheCES [reanim.ed ,I[1l Aran [udi e
[C' h3"-3 la ngug.e e- [r3,"3g3njz Fun with
Languages ipi [ured- be-lo-i', TIe faimou.
,-mninu[e 13nguage le.=.:..on.. -,Iere g,,'en along q .,[li
a game called LINGO-Language Bingo. LINGO
helped students learn how to internationalize
their education at UF by choosing study abroad,
language study, and international internships.
mini- Trans L IN GO0
Lessons jrHI P
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& STUDY ABROAD
The CES Scholarship
February 25, 2011.
Check the (ES Study
Student re v for more information at
cwwws ces ufl edu/studyp
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 USA.
UF students participating in the program will be able to partake fully in
..rudent 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).
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 a
architectural museum of the Middle Ages but also 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.
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
r aught course on "Turkey's European Ambition."
UF in Krak6w & Wroclaw, Poland
The capital of Poland for almost 500 years, Krakow boasts one of the best-preserved
medieval city centers in Europe, while offering a lively, contemporary social and
cultural life. Wroctaw, the "Polish Venice," is a city of islands and bridges located at the
Geographic and commercial crossroads of Europe. The city enjoys a thriving arts life
and a vibrantyouth culture.
Students will spend four weeks in Krakow studying Polish language and
culture at Jagiellonian University. They will also meet for an interdisciplinary
humanities seminar taught by UF faculty that begins in Krakow and continues in Wroctaw
for the final two weeks of the program. Both cities will be used as the "classroom" providing a
living context for the literature, history, architecture, film and art discussed in the course.
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Faculty And Staff News
Georgia Bianchi, a former CES graduate and which allowed her to study in Italy during
teaching assistant who is pursuing her Ph.D. in the 2008-2009 academic year. As a Fulbright
Sociology at UF is now teaching traditional and teaching assistant she will be teaching Turkish
distance learning courses at Santa Fe College. in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. Pinar's interests are
She is teaching a section of Introduction to theater, dance (salsa, traditional Turkish dance),
Sociology, a hybrid class that is taught 50% photography, and sports.
online. She is also teaching a section of
Marriage and Families class that is entirely Monika Kaczmarek
online, and has students who reside all along is the new Polish
the east coast. lecturer. She is teaching
POL1030. She was
Dr. Alin Ceobanu and his wife Marilena born, raised, and spent
welcomed their son Robert lulian into the world her young adult life
on July 17. Congratulations! in Krakow, Poland.
Languages have always
Pinar Deliloglu is this been her passion. She
year's Turkish Studies has studied Russian and
Fulbright Scholar. She German and later continued studying French,
was born in Antakya, Italian, and Latin at the Jagiellonian University
Turkey in 1986 and in Krakow.
graduated from the Monika and her family immigrated to the
English Language United States in 1993 and she studied English
Teaching Department in the ESL Program at Santa Fe College. She
of Education Faculty in continued her education and transferred to UF
Cukurova University, where she graduated in 2001 with a majorin
Adana. Last academic year, Pinar was an Linguistics and minors in French and Teaching
instructor at Ankara University. She was English as a Second Language.
a recipient of the Comenius scholarship, She was a long term substitute teacher
for Lake Forest Elementary ESE class and an
adjunct assistant professor in the ESL Program
at Santa Fe College. Her academic interest is
second language acquisition. She plans to go
on for advanced degrees.
Karnazes works as an
for the CES. His primary
responsibilities include re
aiding with office
entry, and promotion
of public programs.
Alex graduated magna
cum laude from the University of Florida in
2009 with a B.A. in political science and an EUSP
certificate. This fall, he is applying to political
science graduate programs as he embarks on
his pursuit of a Ph.D. and scholarly career. Alex's
research interests include electoral politics, the
European Union, and Green parties.
The CES Associate Director, Dr. Petia
Kostadinova, was honored at the CLAS
Convocation on September 24 as a student-
recognized Outstanding Professor.