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Glenti a Success! page 3 News from University of Floridas Center for European Studies, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center Volume 8, Issue 3 Summer 2011 www.ces.ufl.edu

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Volume 8, Issue 3 Summer 2011 THE CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIESDIRECTOR Amie Kreppel EDITOR & OUTREACH COORDINATOR Gail Keeler ADMINISTRATIVE C OORDINATOR Sarah Spaid Ishida WEBMASTER Christopher Miller GRAPHIC DESIGN Jane Dominguez, 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 FLAS WinnersThe CES awards Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants to graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. See www.ces.ufl. edu/FLAS for details.Message from the Associate DirectorHaving worked at the CES since its establishment in 2003, I will be leaving my position, and the University of Florida, at the end of the summer term. It is hardly possible to overstate how much my experience at the Center during the past eight years has contributed to my professional development and personal growth. After several months as the hourly internship coordinator for the EUSP program, I was offered my first full time job, helping manage the Center as it began to grow in the summer of 2004. A series of staff departures helped me gain experience in all aspects of the CES, including grant and budget management, academic advising and outreach. Thanks to my time at the Center, I now have a perspective on university administration that will be invaluable as I prepare to start my life as a regular academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As thrilling as it is to start a new job and to live in the same city as my spouse, departing the CES brings a great deal of sadness. It is rare to have a work environment where your co-workers are also your closest friends, where bringing a sick or injured pet to work is not only tolerated but also expected, and where the success of the unit is put before any personal advantage or benefit. I am extremely lucky to have been part of such a Center for so long. Creating such an institution would not have been possible without the vision, dedication, tireless work, and enthusiasm of the CES founding Director, Amie Kreppel. Moreover, without her mentorship and support, I would not be half the person I am today. I leave with the hope that I will stay in touch with many of the CES members and supporters. Petia KostadinovaSummer 2012Erin Cass, Czech Scott Feinstein, Russian Magda Giurcanu, French Shelby Huber, Turkish Melissa Molloy, Danish Kelsey Prange, CzechAcademic Year 201112Erin Cass, Czech Shelby Huber, Turkish Johanna Mellis, Hungarian David Ouziel, Italian Kelsey Prange, CzechKeep Your Eye on the MarqueesThe lighted announcement boards are located on University Avenue and Gale Lemerand and also at 34th Street and Hull Road. 2 The CES Gazette

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Brussels Study Abroad ReportIn March, the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) Brussels organized its second seminar with Brussels capstone study abroad students from the CES. Dr. Sinan Ciddi coordinated this seminar During the seminar, topics such as the accession process of Turkey to the EU, prejudices in this framework, discriminations, and the situation of Euro-Turks were discussed. Information was given to the students about the objectives and the views of UETD Brussels. UETD Brussels Secretary-General and jurist Mehmet Alparslan Saygn presented a talk about the objectives and views of UETD Brussels. Political science student Burhan Yacolu commented on behalf of UETD Brussels about the Belgian political crisis. To see the complete information including the presentations and the photos of this event, visit www.tinyurl. com/6ebngy2 U P C O MING E VENTS RECENT E VENTSGlobal Challenges of International Sales Law ConferenceOn November 11 and 12, the UF Center for International Business Education & Research and the Warrington College of Business Administration will host a Conference on the Impact, Problems, and Issues relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Sponsors include the CES, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Institute for International Commercial Law (Pace University). The conference will bring together 35 scholars, practitioners, and representatives of international organizations from 20 countries to present papers in their areas of specialized expertise. This conference will provide information on multiple levelsunderstanding the rules of the CISG, the application of the CISG by signatory countries, theoretical insights, and its use by international transactional attorneys. For more info, go to www.conferences.dce.ufl. edu/SalesLawCooking classesThe CES is planning a series of cooking classes for fall and spring. Last year, the classes were very popular and there were some people who attended each class! For the coming year, to date the CES has lined up Dr. G eorgia Bianchi Dr. Edith Kaan and Lisa Booth with Dr. Stuart Finkel Italian, Dutch, and Georgian (Russian) recipes will be enjoyed. Read the CES Weekly Updates to get last-minute news of classes. The fee covers all food and the CES cookbook, A Taste of Europe, in addition to a sit down dinner to enjoy the food created by the class.If you missed the Greek spring cultural celebration, Glenti, you missed a rollicking good time with the Greek band Ellada from Tarpon Springs. Playing traditional Greek instruments such as the bouzouki, they got the crowd clapping and stomping. Take Away Gourmet catered the delicious food and the costumed Greek American Student Association (GASA) performed several dances. The Glenti was sponsored by the CES along with the Center for Greek Studies and GASA.Finishing out the Spring series of four cooking classes, Edit Nagy the CES Hungarian lecturer, led a sold-out class through three recipes: Sour Cream Potato Soup (Tejfls krumpli leves), Hungarian (Cat)Fish in Cream with Dumpling (Tejszines harcsa nokedlivel), and Hungarian Raisin Rice Cake/Rice Souffl (Rizskoch).The CES co-sponsored Museum Nights at the Harn in April. There were lots of different activities including an in-gallery mystery called The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece, a lecture about flamenco dancing, music, craft fun, and five-minute language lessons and a Rubiks cube contest provided by the Hungarian Club and CES lecturer Edit Nagy The CES Gazette 3

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Guess whose car sports this license plate? CES FLAS and course development grant recipient Lisa Booth will teach at Florida Gulf Coast University as a visiting assistant professor. She says, I am teaching Russian History and Modern European History in the fall and Jazz & Rock in the Soviet Bloc and Central & Eastern European History in the spring. The chair of the department told Lisa that they were particularly interested in having her teach the Jazz & Rock class. He said it was what got their attention and made them offer me the position. Yay CES course development grant! You can follow Lisas blog while she is in Moscow with support from a CES travel grant this summer: www.lisainmoscow.blogspot.com Three Political Science majors who are affiliated with the CES, Julie Hundersmarck Jeanette Leal and Alejandro Verbiest have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Election is limited to students with GPAs of 3.75 or greater (3.90 for new seniors) and a minimum of 36 hours of course credit in LAS classes outside of their major discipline The national society also stipulates that they need some minimum coursework in foreign language and mathematics. 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: Amie Kreppel Alexander Karnazes a former CES student who is currently employed in the office, will attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this Fall to pursue his Masters degree in Political Science. Above: Alex baked CES brownies to share. Graduate student and University Scholars program recipient Heather Knight Lear who was advised by the CES Maria Stoilkova, presented a poster titled Turkish Accession to the EU: The Perspective of the Next Generation at the University Scholars Program Research Symposium. She also attended the capstone Brussels study abroad program in 2011 and conducted research in Turkey on her own. Her research was nominated for publication in the UF Journal of Undergraduate Research. She graduated magna cum laude in Anthropology and Political Science.Two CES students, Lauren Parater and Regina Topolinskaya, attended the 9th Annual ClaremontUC Research Conference on the European Union in April. This was Reginas second consecutive year at the conference, held in Claremont, California. This time, she presented her undergraduate thesis titled Long-term Ramifications of EU Conditionality in the Baltic States: The Case of Russian Minorities, a paper which explored the European Unions effect on Russian minorities in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia after accession in 2004. Laurens paper, Pro-Turkish Accession: Turkish Perspective, analyzed the benefits of the accession of Turkey to the EU from a national Turkish outlook, touching on the economic, political, and social dimensions of the debate. After their presentations, both students received feedback from professors and students. Regina said that this would prove particularly constructive for her plans to expand her graduate research on Russian minorities. In addition, Lauren and Regina were able to listen to other presentations on topics ranging from environmental policy in the EU to the potential effects of the accession of selected Balkan states on tensions in that region. The impressive research they were introduced to at the conference highlighted both the multifaceted points of study available when examining the EU and the value of research on the undergraduate level. CES FLAS recipient, Rachel Rothstein received a Fulbright Fellowship to be in Warsaw for the year doing her research. Her dissertation is titled The Next Chapter: Polish Jewishness since 1968. Regina Topolinskaya a CES FLAS recipient, will be pursuing a combined MA in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian (REECA) Studies from Harvard and a JD from Boston University in the fall of 2011. She hopes to work on foreign policy issues related to Russia and the European Union in the future.


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Message from the Associate Director

Having worked atthe CES since its establishment in 2003,1 will be leaving my position,
and the University of Florida, at the end of the summer term. It is hardly possible
to overstate how much my experience at the Center during the past eight years has
contributed to my professional development and personal growth. After several months
as the hourly internship coordinator for the EUSP program, I was offered my first full


time job, helping manage the Center as
it began to grow in the summer of 2004.
A series of staff departures helped me
gain experience in all aspects of the CES,
including grant and budget management,
academic advising and outreach. Thanks
to my time at the Center, I now have a
perspective on university administration
that will be invaluable as I prepare to
start my life as a "regular" academic at the
University of Illinois at Chicago.
As thrilling as it is to start a new
job and to live in the same city as my
spouse, departing the CES brings a great
deal of sadness. It is rare to have a work
environment where your co-workers are
also your closest friends, where bringing


Volume 8, Issue 3 Summer 2011
THE CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES
DIRECTOR Amie Kreppel
EDITOR& OUTREACH COORDINATOR Gail Keeler
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Sarah Spaid Ishida
WEBMASTER Christopher Miller
GRAPHIC DESIGN Jane Dominguez, 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.


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a sick or injured pet to work is not only
tolerated but also expected, and where
the success of the unit is put before any
personal advantage or benefit. I am
extremely lucky to have been part of such
a Center for so long. Creating such an
institution would not have been possible
without the vision, dedication, tireless
work, and enthusiasm of the CES founding
Director, Amie Kreppel. Moreover, without
her mentorship and support, I would not
be half the person I am today. I leave with
the hope that I will stay in touch with many
of the CES members and supporters.
-PetiaKostadinova


FLAS Winners
The CES awards Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants to graduate and
undergraduate students who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a program
that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies or
with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. See www.ces.ufl.
edu/FLAS for details.


3324Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117342
Gainesville FL 32611-7342
Phone:352-392-8902
Fax:352-392-8966


* FI | UNIVERSITY of
UF IFLORIDA


Summer 2012
Erin Cass, Czech
Scott Feinstein, Russian
Magda Giurcanu, French
Shelby Huber, Turkish
Melissa Molloy, Danish
Kelsey Prange, Czech


Academic Year 2011-12
Erin Cass, Czech
Shelby Huber, Turkish
Johanna Mellis, Hungarian
David Ouziel, Italian
Kelsey Prange, Czech


21 The CES Gazette


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Global Challenges of

International Sales Law

Conference
On November 11 and 12, the UF Center
for International Business Education
& Research and the Warrington College
of Business Administration will host a
Conference on the Impact, Problems,
and Issues relating to the United Nations
Convention on Contracts for the International
Sale of Goods (CISG). Sponsors include the
CES, the United Nations Commission on
International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and
the Institute for International Commercial
Law (Pace University). The conference will
bring together 35 scholars, practitioners, and
representatives of international organizations
from 20 countries to present papers in their
areas of specialized expertise. This conference
will provide information on multiple
levels-understanding the rules of the CISG,
the application of the CISG by signatory
countries, theoretical insights, and its use
by international transactional attorneys. For
more info, go to www.conferences.dce.ufl.
edu/SalesLaw


f you missed the Greek spring cultural
celebration, Glenti, you missed a rollicking
good time with the Greek band Ellada from
Tarpon Springs. Playing traditional Greek
instruments such as the bouzouki, they got
the crowd clapping and stomping. Take Away
Gourmet catered the delicious food and the
costumed Greek American Student Association
(GASA) performed several dances. The Glenti
was sponsored by the CES along with the Center
for Greek Studies and GASA.


Cooking classes
he CES is planning a series of cooking
classes for fall and spring. Last year, the
classes were very popular and there were
some people who attended each class! For
the coming year, to date the CES has lined
up Dr. Georgia Bianchi, Dr. Edith Kaan, and
Lisa Booth with Dr. Stuart Finkel. Italian,
Dutch, and Georgian (Russian) recipes will be
enjoyed. Read the CES Weekly Updates to get
last-minute news of classes. The fee covers all
food and the CES cookbook,A TasteofEurope,
in addition to a sit down dinner to enjoy the
food created by the class.


Finishing out the Spring series of four cooking
classes, Edit Nagy, the CES Hungarian
lecturer, led a sold-out class through three
recipes: Sour Cream Potato Soup (Tejfilos
krumpli leves), Hungarian (Cat)Fish in Cream
with Dumpling (Tejszines harcsa nokedlivel),
and Hungarian Raisin Rice Cake/Rice Souffle
(Rizskoch).


UPCOMING EVENTS~


'V.






The CES co-sponsored Museum Nights atthe
Har in April. There were lots of different
activities including an in-gallery mystery called
The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece, a
lecture about flamenco dancing, music, craft
fun, and five-minute language lessons and a
Rubik's cube contest provided bythe Hungarian
Club and CES lecturer Edit Nagy.


The CES Gazette I


Brussels Study

Abroad Report

n March,the Union of European Turkish
Democrats (UETD) Brussels organized
its second seminar with Brussels
capstone study abroad students from
the CES. Dr. Sinan Ciddi coordinated
this seminar. During the seminar, topics
such as the accession process of Turkey
to the EU, prejudices in this framework,
discrimination, and the situation of
Euro-Turks were discussed.
Information was given to the
students about the objectives and the
views of UETD Brussels. UETD Brussels
Secretary-General and jurist Mehmet
Alparslan Saygin presented a talk
about the objectives and views of UETD
Brussels.
Political science student Burhan
YaJcioglu commented on behalf of
UETD Brussels aboutthe Belgian political
crisis.
To see the complete information
including the presentations and the
photos of this event, visit www.tinyurl.
com/6ebngy2


RECENT EVENTSC





UF |UNIVERSITY of

UFIFLORIDA

The Center for European Studies
3324 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117342
Gainesville FL 32611-7342
www.ces.ufl.edu


DONATE TO CES
On 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. It's as simple as clicking a mouse.


Faculty, Staff, & Student News


Guess whose car sports this license plate?

CES FLAS and course development grant recipient
Lisa Booth will teach at Florida Gulf Coast
University as a visiting assistant professor. She
says, "I am teaching Russian History and Modern
European History in the fall and Jazz & Rock in the
Soviet Bloc and Central& Eastern European History in
the spring." The chair of the department told Lisa
that they were particularly interested in having her
teach the Jazz & Rock class. "He said it was what
got their attention and made them offer me the
position. Yay CES course development grant!"
You can follow Lisa's blog while she is in Moscow
with support from a CES travel grant this summer:
www.lisainmoscow.blogspot.com

Three Political Science majors who are affiliated
with the CES, Julie Hundersmarck, Jeanette
Leal, and Alejandro Verbiest have been elected
to Phi Beta Kappa. Election is limited to students
with GPAs of 3.75 or greater (3.90 for new seniors)
and a minimum of 36 hours of course credit in
LAS classes outside of their major discipline The
national society also stipulates that they need
some minimum coursework in foreign language
and mathematics.


Alexander Karnazes, a former CES student who
is currently employed in the office, will attend
the University of British Columbia in Vancouver,
Canada, this Fall to pursue his Masters degree in
Political Science. Above: Alex baked CES brownies
to share.


Graduate student and University Scholars program
recipient Heather Knight Lear, who was advised
by the CES' Maria Stoilkova, presented a poster
titled Turkish Accession to the EU: The Perspective
of the Next Generation at the University Scholars
Program Research Symposium. She also attended
the capstone Brussels study abroad program in
2011 and conducted research in Turkey on her
own. Her research was nominated for publication
in the UF Journal of Undergraduate Research. She
graduated magna cum laude in Anthropologyand
Political Science.

Two CES students, Lauren Parater and Regina
Topolinskaya, attended the 9th Annual Claremont-
UC Research Conference on the European Union in


April. This was Regina's second consecutive year at
the conference, held in Claremont, California. This
time, she presented her undergraduatethesistitled
"Long-term Ramifications of EU Conditionality in
the Baltic States: The Case of Russian Minorities," a
paper which explored the European Union's effect
on Russian minorities in Latvia, Lithuania, and
Estonia after accession in 2004. Lauren's paper,
"Pro-Turkish Accession: Turkish Perspective,"
analyzed the benefits of the accession of Turkey to
the EU from a national Turkish outlook, touching
on the economic, political, and social dimensions
of the debate. After their presentations, both
students received feedback from professors
and students. Regina said that this would prove
particularly constructive for her plans to expand
her graduate research on Russian minorities. In
addition, Lauren and Regina were able to listen
to other presentations on topics ranging from
environmental policy in the EU to the potential
effects of the accession of selected Balkan states
on tensions in that region.The impressive research
they were introduced to at the conference
highlighted both the multifaceted points of study
available when examining the EU and the value of
research on the undergraduate level.

CES FLAS recipient, Rachel Rothstein received a
Fulbright Fellowship to be in Warsaw for the year
doing her research. Her dissertation is titled "The
Next Chapter: Polish Jewishness since 1968."

Regina Topolinskaya, a CES FLAS recipient, will
be pursuing a combined MA in Russian, Eastern
European, and Central Asian (REECA) Studies from
Harvard and a JD from Boston University in the fall
of 2011. She hopesto workon foreign policy issues
related to Russia and the European Union in the
future.
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