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UF Alumni Experience S E NS ORY OV E RLO A D page 6 News from University of Floridas Center for European Studies, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center Volume 8, Issue 2 Spring 2011 www.ces.ufl.edu

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V olume 8, Issue 2 Spring 2011 THE CE N TE R F OR EU RO PEA N STU D IESDI R ECT OR Amie Kreppel ACTI N G D I R ECT OR 2010-2011 Conor ODwyer ASS O CIATE D I R ECT OR Petia Kostadinova ASSISTAN T D IR ECT OR Sinan Ciddi E D IT OR & O UT R EACH C OORD I N AT OR Gail Keeler AD MIN IST R ATI V E COORDI N AT OR Sarah Spaid Ishida WEBMASTE R Christopher Miller G R APHIC D ESIG N Jane Dominguez and Aubrey Siegel, CLAS Communications & Outreach The CES Gazette is published each semester to provide information to faculty, students, and supporters of European Studies about the activities and programs of the CES. For further information, please visit our website at www.ces.ufl.edu. 3324 Turlington Hall P.O. Box 117342 Gainesville FL 32611-7342 Phone: 352-392-8902 Fax: 352-392-8966 See CES at SFCCES printed information on study abroad, language classes, and minors is now on display at the newly created UF @ SF Gator Den on the Santa Fe College campus. The student lounge and meeting spaces are in Building H and a full time advisor is on staff to discuss UFs programs.APPROVED!New CES language course EUS 3938 European Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) has been approved to begin in Fall 2011. This rotating topics course enables language instruction for European lesser and least commonly taught languages. Instruction in this course will be in a European language and will allow students to develop relevant competencies (speaking, writing, listening, comprehending). This course is intended to supplement both our existing East Central European Studies minor and pending International Studies major. The course is not replacing any existing current program offerings, and it is designed to reduce offering independent study for small courses and to help facilitate currently unavailable LCTLs (i.e. Romanian, Slovak, and Ukrainian). It is a variable credit (14 within a semester) and can be repeated up to 16 credits.Visit our display at the Gainesville R egional AirportWith the help of the Office of Research, the CES has mounted an eye-catching display at the Gainesville Regional Airport that will be visible until the end of April. Featuring flags of the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, the display also showcases the CES award-winning cookbook, A Taste of Europe and a slide show of our study abroad programs. TASTE OF EUROPE FEST rescheduled to 2012Due to conflicting large events, the Center has postponed the Taste of Europe Fest until spring of 2012. In the meantime, research is being done to locate performers, food vendors, and other groups and individuals who would represent an aspect of European culture and customs at the Fest. To submit your name or to offer ideas for the CES to consider, please email Gail Keeler, Outreach Coordinator, at gskeeler@ufl.edu.

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L anguage Teacher Summer Institute Accepting ApplicationsThe CES wants to create excellent teaching skills in foreign language teachers. Each July, the Language Teacher Summer Institute (LTSI) is held on campus and is open to any foreign language teacher at the middle school through college level. The course is two weeks at the end of July, for five hours a day. Pedagogy and teaching methods are covered in the morning and technology is the highlight of the afternoon. Class is capped at 10 participants and is held in a computer classroom. Brand new teachers and very experienced teachers can all learn from LTSI. Cutting edge technology such as wikis, blogs, social networking, podcasts, and virtual worlds will be explained with ample time to experiment with these tools as ways to increase student participation and engagement. The schedule for 2011 has not been finalized yet, but the 2010 schedule can be seen here: www.ces.ufl.edu/outreach/k12_language_ teacher_institute.shtml. Application forms will be emailed to public and private schools in Florida and can also be downloaded at www.ces.ufl. edu/outreach/k12_language_teacher_institute.shtml. The instructors will be Dr. Christina Overstreet, Dr. Theresa Antes, and Katherine Honea. Museum Nights on April 14!Are you thinking of dropping, like a ninja, from the roof of the art museum to get inside at night? You dont have to! On the second Thursday of each month, you can just walk right in the front door on Museum Nights (MN) at the Harn and see all the exhibits while having fun doing activities and projects with museum staff and volunteers. On Thursday, April 14 from 6:009:00 p.m., the CES will partner with the Harn to sponsor a European-themed MN. Activities include music and dance performances, special foods, a car show, mini language lessons, films and fun with the European artworks. Admission is free and activities are family-friendly. The CES Gazette 3

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UF in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague, 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 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 cafs, 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, AustriaThe 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: Glenn Kepic gkepic@advising.ufl.edu 107 Academic Advising Center 273-4069 & STUDY ABRO A D Benefits of the CES sponsored programs: courses taught by UF faculty and transfer credit for all other courses summer requirement by taking just 6 (N) credit by living in Europe Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information at www. ces.ufl.edu/ study_abroad/ UF in Krakw & Wrocaw, Poland The capital of Poland for almost 500 years, Krakw boasts one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe, while offering a lively, contemporary social and cultural life. Wrocaw, 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 vibrant youth culture. Students will spend four weeks in Krakw studying Polish language and culture at Jagiellonian University. They will also meet for an interdisciplinary humanities seminar taught by UF faculty that begins in Krakw and continues in Wrocaw 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.Contact Info: Christopher Caes caes@ufl.edu 3326B Turlington Hall 392-8902 x204 UF in Istanbul, TurkeyIn modern Turkeys 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 Turkeys 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 Turkeys European Ambition. These two programs will not operate during Summer 2011 but are expected to run Summer 2012. UF in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels 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 uro), and the evolving transatlantic relationship between the EU and USA. 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: Amie Kreppel kreppel@ufl.edu 3324 Turlington 392-8902 x210 4 The CES Gazette

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Second Series of Cooking Classes Sold OutThe CES held four more cooking classes from January through March at the Take Away Gourmet. All classes were registered to capacity. Mother and son team Sermin and Sinan Ciddi kicked off the semester with three Turkish recipes. Mother and daughter team Ludmila and Zuzana Vatralova presented three Slovak recipes. Central European recipes were taught by husband and wife team Richard Scher and Aida Hozic. The last class of the series showcased three Hungarian recipes with Edit Nagy. Students in the classes expressed that they most appreciated the authenticity of the recipes and instructors. Owner of Take Away Gourmet, Darleen Randall, leads many different classes and also prepares food for take-out, special orders, and catering. The partnership is beneficial to both CES and Ms. Randall and serves the general public as well. To learn more about Take Away Gourmet, go to www.takeawaygourmet4u.com. If you are interested in attending cooking classes, watch the CES Weekly Updates for announcements. WATCHthe G.A.S.A. Dance TroupeLISTEN to Live Music by ElladaT ASTEtraditional Greek delicacies (mezedes) PHOTO BY H ELEN B RASWELL VIA FLICKR.COM CREATIVE COMMONS Greek-American Student Association (G.A.S.A.) Proudly Presents Go GlentiThe CES, along with the Center for Greek Studies and the Greek-American Student Association (GASA) is co-sponsoring a celebration of the Greek culture and Gainesvilles Greek community with a traditional glenti, featuring a dance performance by GASA, live music by the Greek band, Ellada and traditional Greek delicacies (mezedes)! Admission is free and open to everyone! The glenti is at the Thomas Center at 302 NE 6th Avenue in Gainesville from 710 p.m. on Thursday April 7. For more information, contact Nicholas Kouvaris at nicholaskouvaris@ufl.edu. The CES Gazette 5

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R ECENT E VENTS MINORITY R IGHTS CONDITIONALITY IN EUROP E ?T H E IM PA C T OF SEC URITIZING MINORITI E S ON P ROT EC TION AND EM POW E R ME NTDAVI D GALBREATH (U OF B ATH, UK), E STHER R OMEYN (U F ), M ARIA S TOIL K OVA (U F ), GEOR G IA B IANCHI (U F ) SPON S ORED BY THE CENTER FOR E UROPEAN STUDIE S AND THE JEAN MONNET CENTRE OF E X C ELLEN C E M THE CHANGING CHARA CT ER OF T HE TRANSA T LAN T I C S E C URI T Y R ELA T IONSHIP SPON S ORED BY THE CENTER FOR E UROPEAN STUDIE S AND THE JEAN MONNET CENTRE OF E X C ELLEN C E M UGH H ALL OC O RA Peter HobbingThe Centre for European Policy Studies, Zachary SeldenUniversity of FloridaO ya Dursun-zkancaElizabethtown College, PAPanel moderated by Paul DAnieri, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar David Galbreath from the University of Bath lead an intensive two-week class, Comparative Minorities in the EU, which culminated in a workshop called Minority Rights Conditionality in Europe? The Impact of securitizing minorities on protection and empowerment. Workshop speakers included Galbreath, along with two UF faculty and one doctoral student: Esther Romeyn, Maria Stoilkova, and Georgia Bianchi. Peter Hobbing from The Centre for European Policy Studies and ex-official of the European Commission, along with Zachary Selden from UF and from Elizabethtown College, PA led a panel discussion about The Changing Character of the Transatlantic Security Relationship. The panel was moderated by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Paul DAnieri. The CES was honored to be chosen from all the departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to present a program to the Alumni Association for the Back to College weekend. Six foods from the CES cookbook, A Taste of Europe, were served on trays to the alumni by CLAS ambassadors. The delectable bites were prepared by students, staff, faculty, retired faculty, and spouses of faculty. There were also tables set up with a fun, quick, and educational activity from each of the countries of Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey in addition to mini language lessons in each language. The CES cookbook, A Taste of Europe, was sold and the printed materials were on display. Assistant Director Sinan Ciddi addressed the alumni, giving a brief overview of CES programs, and both CES alumnus Alex Karnazes and a a student, Regina Topolinskaya spoke about how the CES enriched their experience at UF. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez, the CES supported four classroom talks and poetry readings and a colloquium sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The colloquium was titled La voz enardecida (A Voice Impassioned). 9 AM Hernndez en su tiempo y su espacio 11 AM Resonancias de Hernndez 2 PM Voces del mismo venero: Hernndez, lugar y legado 4:30 PM Poetry readings/Lectura de poesaFor details visit: www.clas.u.edu/users/lacastro/01b/Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies with additional support from the Spanish National Commission on the Hernndez Centennial, the UF Ofce of Research, the College of Liber al Arts and Sciences, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Cen ter for the Humanities in the Public Sphere (Yavitz Fund). 6 The CES Gazette

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A six week series, Current Issues in European Politics and Life, at the Institute of Learning in Retirement (ILR) recently concluded. All the speakers were graduate students. Listener feedback showed the audience was impressed by the students poise, enthusiasm, and knowledge. The students who spoke and the title of his or her paper were:The White Paper: The European Commissions Plan to Keep Europe Green by Ioannis Ziogas Turkey and Croatia: Accessing into the European Union by Julie Hundersmarck The Development of European Identity in Spain: Cultural and Political Ramifications by Victor Olivieri Citizenship and the Second Generation in Europe by Georgia Bianchi Today they dance to jazz, tomorrow they betray the motherland: Jazz and Society in Post-War Russia by Lisa Booth The Lithuanian Choral Tradition: A National Identity through Song by Ineta Jonusas Students from the class History of Europe and Turkey, and the Future of Turkey in the EU participated in the Turkey on the Table debate. Kurt Jamora, one of the winners, said, [The debate] provided students, who had spent a semester evaluating Turkish accession to the EU, the opportunity to discuss, in an academic forum, the numerous perspectives which currently exist in the actual accession process. The teams were divided into AntiTurkish EU and Turkish perspectives that would debate against the Pro-Turkish EU and Turkish viewpoint. The debate was further divided into Political, Social, Economic, and Summarization topics. Jeanette Leal was the other winner of the debate. Students found the debate a stimulating way to really have an understanding of the issues. Sinan Ciddi accompanied students Julie Hundersmarck, Regina Topolinskaya Lauren Parater and Teodora Latinska to Washington, DC for the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation Consortium last Fall. Nearly 200 students from 15 institutions of higher learning met to debate and discuss issues. Sinan Ciddi was invited to participate in the Politics in Contemporary Turkey panel as part of the Symposium on Turkish Studies, hosted by the Middle East Center at The Florida State University in February. Pinar Deligoglus Beginning Turkish class paid a visit to the Sweetwater Branch Academy to teach sixth and seventh graders about Turkish culture and language. The CES Gazette 7

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Q: Guess who this license plate belongs to? Answer at the bottom of the page. Pinar Deliloglu the CES Fulbright Scholar from Turkey, appeared on a Voice of America television broadcast and granted an interview. Pinar said, This talk is mainly about my expectations from the USA and how I had some difficulty at some points at first. I also discussed the classroom environment at UF and how much Im glad to have many students who are very interested in learning Turkish. Moreover, I emphasized the fact that the students enjoy the classroom activities a lot. You can see the video at www. youtube.com/watch?v=sgMhg9q4s6g. Amie Kreppel was elected President of the European Union Studies Association from 2011 2013. Academic Programs Coordinator, Brano Kovalcik has left the CES to return to his native Slovakia. He and his wife Zuzana Vatralova had a baby girl on December 5, Lea Branislava Vatralova. Brano has been with the CES since the beginning and has streamlined office operations, built up the CES listserve, taught classes, and worked hard to help CES get the EU Studies and the East-Central European Studies minors and certificates and the IDS-MES major. He also advised students, helped to coordinate the study abroad programs, and supervised student assistants. He is missed already. Anna Mller will fill the position of Polish lecturer beginning this Fall. Dr. Mller was born and raised in Gdansk, Poland. She got her undergraduate and masters degree from the University of Gdansk in political science and history, studied international history and politics for a year at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, then spent a year as a Garstka Fellow at the University of Notre Dame before entering the Ph.D. program in East European history at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003. She has given private Polish language lessons throughout her time as a graduate student. While finishing her dissertation in 2010, she started working at the Museum of the Second World War, a large Polish national museum set to open in 2014. Dr. Mller has been working as the curator and coordinator for the exhibition on concentration camps, forced labor, and the Holocaust. She defended her dissertation in November 2010, titled If the Walls Could Talk: Women Political Prisoners in Stalinist Poland, 19451956. In addition to teaching the Polish language, her teaching and research interests include Modern Central and East European History, Oral History, Memory, Gender, and now, since working for the Museum, concentration camps and the Holocaust. The Center for European Studies3324 Turlington Hall PO Box 117342 Gainesville FL 32611-7342 www.ces.ufl.eduFaculty, Sta, & Student NewsDONATE TO CESOn the navigation bar on the CES webpage you will find a red DONATE button. By clicking on this, you will be taken directly to the University Foundation page where you can donate any amount to the Center for its programming. Its as simple as clicking a mouse.A: Sinan Ciddi


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the Gainesville

Regional Airport
With the help of the Office of Research, the CES has
mounted an eye-catching display at the Gainesville
Regional Airport that will be visible until the end of April.
Featuring flags of the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary,
Poland, and Turkey, the display also showcases the CES
award-winning cookbook,A TasteofEurope, and a slide
show of our study abroad programs.


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Europe Fest until spring of 2012. In the meantime, research is being done
to locate performers, food vendors, and other groups and individuals
who would represent an aspect of European culture and customs at the
Fest.
To submit your name or to offer ideas for the CES to consider, please
email Gail Keeler, Outreach Coordinator, at gskeeler@ufl.edu.


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CES printed information on study abroad, language classes, and minors
is now on display at the newly created UF @ SF Gator Den on the Santa Fe
College campus. The student lounge and meeting spaces are in Building H
and a full time advisor is on staff to discuss UF's programs.



APPROVED!
New CES language course EUS 3938 European Less Commonly Taught
Languages (LCTLs) has been approved to begin in Fall 2011. This rotating
topics course enables language instruction for European lesser and least
commonly taught languages. Instruction in this course will be in a European
language and will allow students to develop relevant competencies
(speaking, writing, listening, comprehending). This course is intended to
supplement both our existing East Central European Studies minor and
pending International Studies major. The course is not replacing any existing
current program offerings, and it is designed to reduce offering independent
study for small courses and to help facilitate currently unavailable LCTLs
(i.e. Romanian, Slovak, and Ukrainian). It is a variable credit (1-4 within a
semester) and can be repeated up to 16 credits.








Museum Nights

on April 14!
Are you thinking of dropping, like a ninja, from the roof of the art museum
to get inside at night? You don't have to! On the second Thursday of each
month, you can just walk right in the front door on Museum Nights (MN)
at the Harn and see all the exhibits while having fun doing activities and
projects with museum staff and volunteers.
On Thursday, April 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m., the CES will partner with the
Harn to sponsor a European-themed MN. Activities include music and
dance performances, special foods, a car show, mini language lessons,
films and fun with the European artworks.
Admission is free and activities are family-friendly.





Language

Teacher Summer


Institute Accepting

Applications
The CES wants to create excellent teaching skills in foreign language
teachers. Each July, the Language Teacher Summer Institute (LTSI) is held
on campus and is open to any foreign language teacherat the middle
school through college level. The course is two weeks at the end of July,
for five hours a day.
Pedagogy and teaching methods are covered in the morning
and technology is the highlight of the afternoon. Class is capped at 10
participants and is held in a computer classroom.
Brand new teachers and very experienced teachers can all learn from
.. LTSI. Cutting edge technology such as wikis, blogs, social networking,
podcasts, and virtual worlds will be explained with ample time to
experiment with these tools as ways to increase student participation and
engagement.
The schedule for 2011 has not been finalized yet, but the 2010
schedule can be seen here: www.ces.ufl.edu/outreach/kl2_language_
teacher_institute.shtml. Application forms will be emailed to public and
private schools in Florida and can also be downloaded at www.ces.ufl.
edu/outreach/kl2_language_teacher_institute.shtml.
The instructors will be Dr. Christina Overstreet, Dr. Theresa Antes,
and Katherine Honea.

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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 USA.
UF students participating in the program will be able to partake fully in
.:.udent life atVesalius 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 byyear).



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.



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for the literature, history, architecture, film and art discussed in the course.


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Summer 2012.










41 The CES Gazette


Contact Info:


Amie Kreppel
kreppel@ufl.edu
3324 Turlington
392-8902 x210









Contact Info:

Glenn Kepic
gkepic@advising.ufl.edu
107 Academic
Advising Center
273-4069


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Christopher Caes
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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."

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 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 caf6s, 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!








Go Glenti
The CES, along with the Center for Greek
Studies and the Greek-American Student
Association (GASA) is co-sponsoring a
celebration of the Greek culture and
Gainesville's Greek community with
a traditional glenti, featuring a dance
performance by GASA, live music by the
Greek band, Ellada, and traditional Greek
delicacies (mezedes)! Admission is free
and open to everyone!
The glenti is at the Thomas Center
at 302 NE 6th Avenue in Gainesville from
7-10 p.m. on Thursday April 7. For more t
information, contact Nicholas Kouvaris
at nicholaskouvaris@ufl.edu.















Second Series of

Cooking Classes

Sold Out
The CES held four more cooking classes from January through March at the Take Away
Gourmet. All classes were registered to capacity. Mother and son team Sermin and Sinan
Ciddi kicked off the semester with three Turkish recipes. Mother and daughter team
Ludmila and Zuzana Vatralova presented three Slovak recipes. Central European recipes
were taught by husband and wife team Richard Scher and Aida Hozic. The last class of the
series showcased three Hungarian recipes with Edit Nagy.
Students in the classes expressed that they most appreciated the authenticity of the ,
recipes and instructors.
Owner of Take Away Gourmet, Darleen Randall, leads many different classes and
also prepares food for take-out, special orders, and catering. The partnership is beneficial
to both CES and Ms. Randall and serves the general publicas well.
To learn more about Take Away Gourmet, go to www.takeawaygourmet4u.com.
If you are interested in attending cooking classes, watch the CES Weekly Updates for
ann ounc m ntThe ( CES Gazette l5
























Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar David
Galbreath from the University of Bath lead
an intensive two-week class, Comparative
Minorities in the EU, which culminated
in a workshop called "Minority Rights
Conditionality in Europe? The Impact of
securitizing minorities on protection and
empowerment." Workshop speakers included
Galbreath, along with two UF faculty and one
doctoral student: Esther Romeyn, Maria
Stoilkova, and Georgia Bianchi.


Peter Hobbing, from The Centre for
European Policy Studies and ex-official of the
European Commission, along with Zachary
Selden from UF and Oya Dursun-Ozkanca
from Elizabethtown College, PA led a panel
discussion about "The Changing Character
of the Transatlantic Security Relationship."
The panel was moderated by the Dean of
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Paul
D'Anieri.


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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth
of Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez, the CES
supported four classroom talks and poetry
readings and a colloquium sponsored by the
Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The
colloquium was titled "La voz enardecida (A
Voice Impassioned)."


The CES was honored to be chosen from all
the departments in the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences (CLAS) to present a program
to the Alumni Association for the "Back to
College" weekend. Six foods from the CES
cookbook,A Taste ofEurope, were served on
trays to the alumni by CLAS ambassadors. The
delectable bites were prepared by students,
staff, faculty, retired faculty, and spouses of
faculty.
There were also tables set up with a fun,
quick, and educational activity from each
of the countries of Czech Republic, Greece,
Hungary, Poland, and Turkey in addition to
mini language lessons in each language. The
CES cookbook,A Taste ofEurope, was sold and
the printed materials were on display.
1.q Assistant Director Sinan Ciddi
addressed the alumni, giving a brief overview
of CES programs, and both CES alumnus
SAlex Karnazes and a a student, Regina
Topolinskaya, spoke about how the CES
enriched their experience at UF.

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Sinan Ciddi accompanied students Julie
Hundersmarck, Regina Topolinskaya,
Lauren Parater, and Teodora Latinska to
Washington, DC for the Mid-Atlantic European
Union Simulation Consortium last Fall. Nearly
200 students from 15 institutions of higher
learning met to debate and discuss issues.



Sinan Ciddi was invited to participate in the
"Politics in Contemporary Turkey" panel as
part of the Symposium on Turkish Studies,
hosted by the Middle East Center at The
Florida State University in February.


Students from the class "History of Europe
and Turkey, and the Future of Turkey in the
EU" participated in the Turkey on the Table
debate. KurtJamora, one of the winners, said,
"[The debate] provided students, who had
spent a semester evaluating Turkish accession
to the EU, the opportunity to discuss, in an
academic forum, the numerous perspectives
which currently exist in the actual accession
process. The teams were divided into Anti-
Turkish EU and Turkish perspectives that
would debate against the Pro-Turkish EU and
Turkish viewpoint. The debate was further
divided into Political, Social, Economic, and
Summarization topics." Jeanette Leal was the
other winner of the debate.
Students found the debate a stimulating
way to really have an understanding of the
issues.


A six week series, "Current Issues in
European Politics and Life," at the
Institute of Learning in Retirement
(ILR) recently concluded. All the
speakers were graduate students.
Listener feedback showed the
audience was impressed by the
students' poise, enthusiasm, and
knowledge.

The students who spoke and the
title of his or her paper were:
"The White Paper: The European
Commission's Plan to Keep Europe
Green"
by loannis Ziogas

"Turkey and Croatia: Accessing into
the European Union"
by Julie Hundersmarck


"The Development of European
Identity in Spain: Cultural and
Political Ramifications"
by Victor Olivieri

"Citizenship and the Second
Generation in Europe"
by Georgia Bianchi

"'Today they dance to jazz,
tomorrow they betray the
motherland:'Jazz and Society in
Post-War Russia"
by Lisa Booth

"The Lithuanian Choral Tradition: A
National Identity through Song"
by Ineta Jonusas



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Faculty, Staff, & Student News


Q: Guess who this license plate belongs to?

Answer at
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of the page.


Pinar Deliloglu, the CES Fulbright Scholar from
Turkey,appeared on aVoice of America television
broadcast and granted an interview. Pinar said,
"This talk is mainly about my expectations from
the USA and how I had some difficulty at some
points at first. I also discussed the classroom
environment at UF and how much I'm glad to
have many students who are very interested
in learning Turkish. Moreover, I emphasized
the fact that the students enjoy the classroom
activities a lot." You can see the video at www.
youtube.com/watch?v=sgMhg9q4s6g.

Amie Kreppel was elected President of the
European Union Studies Association from 2011-
2013.


Academic Programs Coordinator, Brano
Kovalcik, has left the CES to return to his native
Slovakia. He and his wife Zuzana Vatralova
had a baby girl on December 5, Lea Branislava
Vatralova. Brano has been with the CES since
the beginning and has streamlined office
operations, built up the CES listserve, taught
classes, and worked hard to help CES get the EU
Studies and the East-Central European Studies
minors and certificates and the IDS-MES major.
He also advised students, helped to coordinate
the study abroad programs, and supervised
student assistants. He is missed already.

Anna Miller will fill
the position of Polish
lecturer beginning this
Fall. Dr. MOller was born
and raised in Gdansk,
Poland. She got her
undergraduate and
master's degree from
the University of Gdansk in political science
and history, studied international history and
politics for a year at the Graduate Institute of


International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland,
then spent a year as a Garstka Fellow at the
University of Notre Dame before entering
the Ph.D. program in East European history
at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003.
She has given private Polish language lessons
throughout her time as a graduate student.
While finishing her dissertation in 2010, she
started working at the Museum of the Second
World War, a large Polish national museum set
to open in 2014. Dr. MOller has been working as
the curator and coordinator for the exhibition
on concentration camps, forced labor, and the
Holocaust.
She defended her dissertation in November
2010, titled "If the Walls Could Talk: Women
Political Prisoners in Stalinist Poland, 1945-1956."
In addition to teaching the Polish language, her
teaching and research interests include Modern
Central and East European History, Oral History,
Memory, Gender, and now, since working for
the Museum, concentration camps and the
Holocaust.


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