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Group Title: CES Gazette
Title: CES Gazette ; vol. 1 no. 2
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Creator: University of Florida Center for European Studies
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Publication Date: Summer 2004
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    The Center for European Studies workshop on the "New Face of Europe"
        Page 1
    From the director
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        Page 3
        Page 4
    Faculty news
        Page 5
    Student news
        Page 6
    Study abroad
        Page 7
    Contact info
        Page 8
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SThe CES Gazette
0AV Volume 1 Issue 2 Summer 2004

The Center for European Studies
Workshop on the "New Face of Europe"
On February 27-28, 2004 the Center for European Studies held a work-
shop on the "New Face of Europe," which served as an opportunity for
academics and practitioners from across America and Europe to discuss
recent events in Europe. Workshop participants presented on a wide
range of topics in five different panels. James Pond, a member of the
Cyprus Negotiating Team in the European Commission's Directorate-
General for Enlargement, and Dale Smith, Associate Professor and
Chair of the Department of Political Science at Florida State University,
participated in the first of two EU Enlargement Panels, in which they
discussed the difficulties and implications of the enlargement process. The second EU Enlarge-
ment panel included Dorothee Bohle and Bela Greskovits from Central European University in
Budapest, and Milada Anna Vachudova, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The theme of the second panel was Eastern and Western
perspectives on the respective costs and benefits of EU enlargement. After these two panels, the
participants and invited guests attended lunch with Olle Wastberg, the Consul General of Sweden
in New York. The afternoon sessions dealt with issues related to the EU Constitution. Kieran
Bradley, a member of the Legal Service of the European Parliament, and Clem Fatovic, a visiting
Assistant Professor at Vassar College, discussed what the constitution could mean for the future of
Europe. Agnes Hubert, an adviser to the President of the Women's Rights Committee of the
European Parliament, and Terri Givens, an Assistant Professor in the Government Department at
the University of Texas, Austin, discussed the notion of a European demos, including the role of
women, minority rights and the development of European citizenship. After a very full day, the
participants convened at the Keene Flint Faculty Center for a banquet dinner with the Hungarian
Ambassador to the US, Andras Simonyi as keynote speaker. The second day of the workshop
consisted of the final panel and a concluding session. In the morning panel questioning "What is
the 'new' Europe?", Sheryl Kroen, an Associate Professor of History
at the UF, and Paul Kubicek, a specialist on Turkey from Oakland Table of Contents
University, discussed the changing concepts of "Europe," in terms
of its borders and meaning throughout history. In the concluding From the Director .
session, Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director of the Center for European
Studies, led the discussion as the participants worked to connect the Ents .. .
various themes and develop a better sense of the "new Europe." A Grants ...
follow up workshop is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Faculty News .
University of Florida's Paris Research Center in Spring 2005 and Student News. 6
will lead to the publication of an edited volume consisting of the Study Abroad ... 7
final versions of papers presented by the participants, which should Contact Info ... .8
be a welcome addition to research on issues related to a changing

From the Director The CES Gazette
Volume 1, Issue 2
As the Center for European Studies at UF
approaches the end of its first year it is worthwhile toie Kre ,
Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
reflect on all that been accomplished and all that we look
forward to accomplishing in the months and years to Amy Cosan, Editor
come. Marie McGhee, Co-Editor
When we first learned that the proposal to Brano Kovalcik, Contributor
establish a Title VI Center for Europe at UF had been Natasa Kovacevic, Contributor
approved we were happy that our hard work had paid off. The CES Gazette is published each
What we soon learned, however, was that the really hard semester to provide information to
work had yet to begin. From late nights painting our faculty, students, and supporters of
temporary offices in Turlington to long hot days moving European Studies about the activities and
furniture across campus, initially we focused on getting programs of the CES. For further infor-
ourselves organized and setting up shop. By September mation, please visit the CES website at
we were already initiating the early stages of a number of www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/.
events including the Workshop on the New Face of
Europe, the related workshop on Doing Business in the
New Europe for SMEs across the state and an impressive
number of outreach events at local K-12 schools.
We also worked to ensure that the mission of the CES to assist in the development of European Studies
across the campus was being fulfilled. From adding a new European Union Studies Minor, to working with the
Germanic and Slavic Studies Department to build a new Polish Studies Program, to promoting new summer study
abroad programs in Prague and Salzburg, the CES has helped to insure the continued growth of European Studies
at UF. These efforts include working with the UFIC, the France-Florida Research Institute and the Center for
Gender Research and Women's Studies among others to bring in an impressive selection of guest speakers with
broad interdisciplinary appeal to UF, supporting students and faculty across campus in their Europe-related
teaching and research through a number of grant opportunities and working with key library staff to selectively
fund the purchase of a wide array of new books and resources important for the study of Europe.
Although our accomplishments this year have been significant, we believe that the 2004-2005 academic-
year will be even more exciting. We will be joined in the fall by six new CES faculty members representing new
hires in Polish Studies (Chris Caes and Ewa Wampuszyc), Hungarian Language (Edit Nagy), History (Peter
Bergmann), Political Science (Connor O'Dwyer) and Sociology (Alin Ceobanu). These new faculty members will
join our existing CES core and affiliate faculty members in the creation of more new courses. They will help
develop new programs and increase our links to the world through new study abroad programs, innovative use of
technology in their courses and active participation in filling
our academic speakers programs.
European Union Studies Program We also expect to host a follow-up workshop on the
New Face of Europe at the Paris Research Center in Spring
330 Ande n H l 2005, and are working with the Institute of European Studies
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University of Floida legal conflict and coordination. Already this summer in July
PO Box 117325 the CES, together with centers and departments from across
Gainesville, FL 32611 7325 the campus, will host our first annual Summer Intensive
Phone : 352-3Q2-0262 '\t. 254 Language Pedagogy Training Program. We will of course
Fax: 352-392-8127 sponsor a number of visiting speakers and work with
http:,'w\ w\~v.clas. tifli.L*d Lt'li'studiL*s. departments and colleagues from across the campus to
continue to develop and support European Studies at the
Dr. Petia Kostadinova, University of Florida. Information on all of these activities

Program Coordinator, EUSP can be found on our website.
e-mail: petiak@polisci.ufl.ed u


2003-2004 Events


The Global Environment 1/29/04 Local K-12
Teacher Training Workshop with the Transna-
tional & Global Studies Center
Women's Studies & Other Issues 2/16/04 K-12
Tampa Areas Studies Seminar with all other
Religion & the Dynamic of Women 3/25/04
Local K-12 Teacher Training Workshop with
the Transnational & Global Studies Center
Immigration & Refugees 6/15/2004
Local K-12 Teacher Training Workshop with
the Transnational & Global Studies Center
The Melting Pot 6/16/2004
Local K-12 Teacher Training Workshop with
the Transnational & Global Studies Center.


"Religion & the Dynamic of Women"

On March 25, 2004, the Center for European
Studies and the Transnational & Global
Studies Center held a workshop for local K-
12 teachers on the topic of "Religion and the
Dynamic of Women." Presenters included
Susan Cooksey (Harn Mluseulm) who spoke
on the topic of African Art, Laura Corpus
(LFIC) and Christopher Hayton (Alachua
Learning Center) w ho presented on the topic
of w omen and Islam in Europe, and Laurie
Wilkins (Florida Museum of Natural His-
tory) who discussed the topic of the Chiapas.


"Doing Business in the New Europe" Business Workshop

On March 5, 2004, the CES held a business workshop
in Orlando for the Florida business community on
2 how to do business in Europe after the May 1, 2004
S "7 EU enlargement. The workshop was co-sponsored by
CIBER at UF and the Metro Orlando Economic
Development Commission. Each participant received
an information booklet on the economies of
the EU and EU applicant countries. Panel topics
included a summary of the economic relationship
between the EU and Florida, the overall business
environment in Central and Eastern Europe, and pitfalls and opportunities of
doing business in the EU. Leading the panels were the following speakers:

Dr. Preston Keat (Eurasia Group)
Mr. Wieslaw Wodyk (Embassy of Poland)
Ms Jennifer Gothard (The Central & Eastern Europe Business Information Center)
Mr. Pavel Sterba (Czech Trade, USA, Chicago)

Center for European Studies Grants
For Faculty
Faculty Course Enhancement Grants: The CES awarded three course enhancement grants of
$2,500 for Summer 2004. The grants are designed to assist current faculty in the enhancement of
existing courses to incorporate new technologies, to broaden the scope of the course to make it
more interdisciplinary, or to create a capstone experience add-on unit that incorporates a study
abroad visit to Europe. These grants will be offered annually.
The CES would like to congratulate the following recipients of the grants:
Dr. Ido Oren (Political Science), Dr. Galina Rylkova (Germanic & Slavic Studies), & Dr. Mary Watt
(Romance Languages & Literatures)

Faculty New Course Development Grants: The CES awarded three course development grants
for Summer 2004 of $4,000. The grants are designed to assist current UF faculty in the develop-
ment of new interdisciplinary courses with a substantial European focus. These grants will be
offered annually.
The CES would like to congratulate the following recipients of the grants:
Dr. Montserrat Alas-Brun (Romance Languages & Literatures), Dr. Roy Graham (Architecture), &
Dr. Charles Perrone (Romance Languages & Literatures)

European Travel Grants for Faculty: The CES awarded five grants of up to $1,000 each during the
Spring of 2004 to UF faculty. The grants are designed to assist UF faculty with travel to Europe to
pursue research, course development, course enhancement, or to present work at a scholarly
conference or workshop. These grants will be offered annually.
The CES would like to congratulate the following winners of the grants:
Dr. M. Alas-Brun (Romance Languages & Literatures), Dr. John Biro (Philosophy), Dr. Diani Boxer
(Linguistics), Dr. A. Kwolek-Folland (Women's Studies), Dr. Michael Leslie (Telecommunication),
Dr. Geraldine Nichols (Romance Languages & Literatures), Dr. Ido Oren (Political Science), &
Dr. Mary Watt (English)

For Students
European Travel Grants for Graduate Students: The CES awarded five travel grants of up to
$1,000 each to UF graduate students during the Spring of 2004. These grants are designed to assist
UF graduate students with travel to Europe to pursue intensive language study, dissertation
research, or to present a work at a scholarly conference or workshop. These grants will be offered
The CES would like to congratulate the following winners of the grants:
Will Bruce (Classics), Joshua Clark (Law), Hongli Fan (Romance Languages & Literatures), Sophie
Ganchaud (Romance Languages & Literatures), Afshin Hafizi (English), Henri Blanc-Hoang
(Romance Languages & Literatures), Maria Jordan ( Romance Languages & Literatures), &
Sandrine Savona (Romance Languages & Literatures)

Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants: The CES awarded three undergraduate study abroad
grants of $500 each to students participating in one of the CES affiliated study abroad programs:
the Brussels Program, the Salzburg Program, and the Prague Program. These grants will be
awarded annually.
The CES would like to congratulate the following winners of the grants:
Andrew Beaton (Political Science), Nicholas Panagakos (History), & Lauren Shaw (Public


Faculty News

The CES welcomes six new faculty members in Fall 2004.
Two will be housed entirely within the CES, while the
other four are joint hires. All are the result of much hard
work by the CES and the respective search committees and Current CE Afiliate Faculty
ThL'rL' arc' currcntlI' ovec'r 150
faculty in the departments of Germanic and Slavic Studies, T ar rrnt v r
CES affiliate faculty, members.
History, Political Science, and Sociology. Fo aiCli1tc alst mmbor t
For a complete list and.or to
Please join us in welcoming: regstle to bLcome a CES
Dr. Peter Bergmann (History) CES affiliate faculty member.
Dr. Christopher Caes (Polish Studies) CES and Germanic & pleasL visit our ebsite at
Slavic Studies w wA cas.ufldu..cs,
Dr. Alin-Mihai Ceobanu (Sociology) CES and Sociology
Ms. Edit Nagy (Hungarian) CES
Dr. Conner O'Dwyer (East European Politics) CES and Political Science
Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc (Polish Studies) CES and Germanic & Slavic Studies

The CES would like to thank the German and Slavic Studies Department, the History Department, the
Political Science Department, the Sociology Department, and the CLAS administration for their hard
work and help in recruiting these stellar scholars and teachers.

Summer Language Pedagogy Workshop
The Summer 2004 Foreign Language Pedagogy Intensive Teacher Workshop is designed for
middle school and high school language teachers as well as UF foreign language TAs who
would like to cultivate new ideas for creating a more exciting and interactive classroom
environment for their students. For two weeks, participants will enjoy morning sessions from
9am to 12pm on various topics related to applied linguistics. Afternoon sessions from 1pm to
3pm will be held in a computer lab and will introduce ideas for using technology as a vehicle
to maximize language input in the classroom. Topics will be presented in a comfortable,
interactive environment to stimulate discussion of new ideas. The dates for the workshop are
July 19-30, 2004. The event is being sponsored by the Center for European Studies and is a
collaboration of the following UF departments and centers: Center for European Studies,
Transnational and Global Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, International
Center, Department of English, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Department of
Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Department of African and Asian Languages and

This program is being led by Roger Thompson (Linguistics) WTe welcome vour
together with Franz Futterknecht (Germanic and Slavic Studies)
and Gillian Lord (Romance Languages and Literatures). input! Please visit
us at 3340 Turling-
For more information, please contact Nikki Kernaghan, ton Hall or call Ls
Outreach Coordinator for the Center for European Studies and at 92-8902
the Transnational Global Studies Center, at nikkik@ufic.ufl.edu
or call at (352) 392-8203.


Student News

Fall 2004 Courses
CES Courses
CLA 3930 Greece & Its European Context in the 20th Century
GRK 1130 Beginning Modern Greek 1
GRK 4300 Modern Greek Literature Since 1830
CPO 3614 East European Politics
HIS 3931 19th Century Intellectual & Cultural History
EUH 5934 Nationalism and Idea EU
PLW 4095 Polish 1
PLW 4905 The Absurd in Polish Literature & Theater
PLW 4905 Society & Culture in Poland
RUS 4930 Introduction to Hungarian I
SYA 4930 European Nationalism
FLAC Courses
GER 3332 Topics Film/Culture (with GET 3200)
FRE 3224 France & the European Union (with FRE 3440)
GRW 4905 Greece & Its European Context in the 20th Century (with CLA 3930/POS 4931)

Scholar's Corner

Mandy Warmington, a senior Sociology major with minors in Spanish and Criminology, is
writing a thesis that investigates why the homicide rates in Spain are much lower than those in
the United States. Warmington argues that, while the two countries have similar politico-
economic systems, differences ranging from race relations and media outlets to family
traditions and labor laws may contain clues as to their incongruent homicide rates. Specifically,
Warmington focuses on the relationship between Spain's machismo and accepted forms of
organized violence, such as bullfighting, and a lower crime rate. This, in turn, can lend valuable
information to the United States because of a growing Hispanic population. She plans to
continue her research in Spain, gathering qualitative data from focus group and individual

Jason Crockett, a MA/PhD student in modern European history, explores the development of
liberal politics and national identity in the Habsburg Empire of the 1860s and 1870s, period of
great political and economic restructuring. His current project examines the shaping of
Austrian political thought in this period through newspaper essays by Ferdinand
Kuernberger, Austrian author and political critic. Research indicates that the late Habsburg
Empire nurtured a lively political forum, challenging preconceptions about an archaic
Austrian political system. Also, it shows how the Habsburg Empire juggled the creation of a
common identity, concession of some independence to its many constituent nations, and
issues of unequal power leverage among them. Therefore, this project offers important clues
as to problems one may expect during the current process of European integration, which
faces some of the same challenges as the Habsburg Empire.


Study Abroad

The Summer Study Abroad at Vesaliuis College, VUB in
Brussels, Belgium: The Vesalius College is an English language
international college within the Dutch speaking Belgian Vrije
Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The Summer in Brussels Program is
part of the EU Studies Certificate and Minor Program, but is open
to all interested students. The program is focused to a certain
extent on the European Union and unless previously discussed
and approved by the director all students must take POL 334
"Current Issues in the Development of the EU" (3 units). Program
costs include: UF international Center administrative fee, MEDEX
insurance, tuition and housing. For more information, please visit
the CES website at www.clas.ufl.edu/ces/ or the EUSP website at
www.clas.ufl.edu/eustudies/ or email Dr. Amie Kreppel at

The Salzburg Study Abroad Program: This program is
perfect for History and Political Science majors, and those
students who want to complete the introductory German
language sequence (equivalent to GER 1122) and all other
students interested in taking the following courses: "Modern
Europe," "Economics and Politics of the European Union," or
"Beginning German III." Approximate cost is $3,800, which
includes: housing in Austrian homes with an Austrian family
(one or two students per home), all meals in Salzburg (break-
fast and dinner in the homes, lunch at Salzburg College), a 4-
day field trip to Vienna (hotel room, breakfast, events),
special events (walking tours, day trips, Palace tours, etc.), all
UF International Center fees, and six hours of transfer credit
(2 courses from the list above). Application deadline was
January 30. For more information on this program, please contact the program coordinator, Glenn
Kepic at 107 AAC or e-mail him at gkepic@advising.ufl.edu.

The Prague Summer Study Abroad Program: UF students
will be studying at Charles v University's Institute for Language
and Preparatory Studies (ILPS), located near the myth-
enveloped Vysehrad (a raised settlement that predates Prague
and has a magnificent view of the river and Prague Castle). Prior
knowledge of the Czech language is NOT required. The Prague
Summer Program is a language and culture program combined
with an in-country cultural experience. Students are required to
take conversational Czech taught by ILPS faculty at all levels,
and a culture class taught entirely in English by a UF faculty
member, Dr. Galina Rylkova. The program cost will include:
tuition, accommodation, study material, local excursions, two
field trips, UF International Center application deposit, and
MEDEX emergency assistance insurance.

The Center for European Studies
3340 Turlington Hall
PO BOX 117342
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7342

Contact us:
Dr. Amie Kreppel
Director, CES
email: kreppel@polisci.ufl.edu
Dr. Petia Kostadinova
Asst. Program Director, CES
email: petiak@polisci.ufl.edu

Phone: 392-8902 0

Marie McGhee
Business Manager, CES
email: mamcqhee@polisci.ufl.edu
Nikki Kernaghan
Outreach Coordinator, CES
email: nikkik@ufl.edu
Graduate Assistants:
Brano Kovalcik & Natasa Kovacevic

Fax: 392-8966 0 www.clas.ufl.edu/ces


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