CES hosts European Festival of...
 From the Director
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 New faculty
 Grant recipients
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Group Title: CES Gazette
Title: CES Gazette ; vol. 3 no. 2
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Creator: University of Florida Center for European Studies
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Publication Date: Fall 2005
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Table of Contents
    CES hosts European Festival of Cultures
        Page 1
    From the Director
        Page 2
    Summer highlights and outreach events
        Page 3
        Page 4
    New faculty
        Page 5
    Grant recipients
        Page 6
    Study abroad
        Page 7
    Contact info
        Page 8
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SThe CES Gazette
Volume 3 Issue 2 Fall 2005

CES Hosts European Festival of Cultures

Gainesville is home to a number of European transplants
who enrich our culture with their unique heritage and share
their diverse experiences with our community. In an attempt
to foster greater interaction and exchange between these
Groups, the UF Center for European Studies hosted a
European Festival of Cultures which took place on
September 16 between 10 am and 3 pm at the Reitz Union
Colonnade, featuring European art, music and food. The
event was sponsored by the European Union with support
from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and was free
and open to the public. "The University of Florida and the greater Gainesville area are fortunate
to play host and/or home to people from a wide range of European countries," said Amie
Kreppel, Director of the Center. "We have significant numbers of European citizens and
heritage communities that span the breadth and width of Europe, from Turkey to Finland and
Ireland to Greece. Unfortunately, these individuals, communities and student groups do not
often have the opportunity to interact with one another or share their cultural heritage with the
broader community."
Student organizations representing the following countries participated in the Festival:
Ireland, Turkey, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic,
Romania, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Participating groups each developed individual tables/booths with information, crafts
demonstrations, and examples of national art, music, food and culture. The Center for
European Studies hosted a booth to distribute information
about the European Union and the UF International Center Table of Contents
hosted a booth with information about the university's many
European study abroad From the Director .. 2
opportunities. In Summer Highlights &
addition, there were Outreach Events. .. 3-4
several information New Facult. ....... 5
Booths on the European Grant Recipients.....6
Union's environmental Study Abroad......7
policies with direct Contact Info . 8
r .implications for Florida
and Gainesville.

Did You Know?

There are more Polish speakers in Florida than in California.

There are more Spanish and Portuguese speakers in Florida than
in New York.

Florida is topped only by California and New York in the number
of German and Hungarian speakers.

Florida has the fourth largest French-speaking population, after
Louisiana, New York and California.

Florida is has the fifth largest Italian-speaking population.

Florida has the sixth largest Greek-speaking population.

From the Director

As the CES enters our third year and steps up preparations to submit our grant renewal
application, we are taking account of what has been accomplished over the last two years. The
CES faculty taught 60 courses with a total enrollment of 993 students. Additionally, 61 courses
were developed or enhanced through CES grants and financial support. Since the Fall of 2003,
21 faculty and 15 graduate students received travel support to attend conferences or do research
in Europe. CES faculty secured three grants from the Commission of the European Union, one
for community outreach and two for course development. We expanded our study abroad
programs to include the Czech Republic and are ready to launch programs in Hungary and
Poland as well. Overall, the CES organized or co-
sponsored more than 70 outreach events to
teachers, business, media, state leaders or the The CES Gazette
general UF and Gainesville community. No doubt, Volume 3, Issue 2
our largest event one which we hope to make an
annual occurrence was the Festival of European Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
Cultures. Our thanks go to the College of Liberal Natasa Kovacevic, Editor
Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and The CES Gazette is published each
the Office of Research and Graduate Programs, semester to provide information to
faculty, students, and supporters of
and last but not least, to the CES faculty and staff European Studies about the activities
without whose commitment to the CES little and programs of the CES. For
further information, please visit the
would have been accomplished. CES website at www.ces.ufl.edu.


CES Has Launched a New
Summer 2005 Highlights Website for UF's European
Union Studies Program
Dr. Amie Kreppel Awarded
Dr. A ie Kreppel Awarded Check out the new EUSP website at
Jean Monnet Chair http://www.ces.ufl.edu/eusp/

The Center for European Studies Director Dr. Amie Kreppel has been awarded a Jean Monnet
Chair (ad personal) in political science for the University of Florida. The Jean Monnet Chair is
part of the Jean Monnet Project of the Commission of the European Union, which has supported
university initiatives related to European integration for over a decade. Its aim is to facilitate the
introduction of European integration studies in universities through support for the development
of new courses, research projects and programs on the EU. As a Jean Monnet chair, Dr. Kreppel
will be developing relevant university courses and conducting research that is fully devoted to
issues in European integration. The appointment carries a grant in the amount of EUR 15,000
for the next three academic years, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08. Each year Dr. Kreppel will
teach a graduate seminar related to European integration and host a brief academic conference
linked to the seminar, with participation by scholars from the United States and Europe as well
as by the graduate students enrolled in the seminar.

Summer 2006 Study Abroad Opportunities in Europe!

For more information about the study abroad programs please go to page 7.


Summer 2005 Language Teacher Workshop

This year's Summer Language Teacher
Workshop, an interactive two-week course on
maximizing language input in the classroom
sponsored by the Center for European Studies,
took place from July 18-29 at the University of
Florida. After the great success of the 2004
workshop, a similar program was organized
through a collaboration of the Center for
European Studies, Transnational and Global
SStudies Center, International Center, and the
Departments of English, Germanic and Slavic
Studies, and Romance Languages and
Literature. The 2005 workshop presenters included three University of Florida faculty
members: Dr. Roger Thompson, Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, Dr. Franz
Futterknecht, Professor of German, and Dr. Gillian Lord, Assistant Professor of Spanish and
The Language Teacher Workshop is designed for middle school and high school
language teachers who would like to cultivate new ideas for creating a more exciting and
interactive classroom environment for their students. For two weeks, participants enjoyed
morning sessions from 9 am to 12 pm on various topics related to language pedagogy
Afternoon sessions from 1 pm to 4 pm were held in a computer lab and introduced ideas for
using technology as a vehicle to maximize language input in the classroom. Topics were
presented in a comfortable, interactive environment to stimulate discussion of new ideas.
During this year's workshop, the morning sessions included multimedia presentations on
managing the classroom, taking advantage of multiple levels of language proficiency, building
and measuring proficiency, setting standards, and dealing with errors. The participants also

learned how to target different types of
languages, as well as build cultural awareness
in the language classroom. In the afternoon,
the sessions focused on the technological
application of classroom techniques. A
computer orientation helped participants with
finding appropriate language materials on the
internet, creating activities using web materials
with specific languages and levels, and using
the internet to build cultural awareness.
Finally, the workshop included presentations
on course managing systems and basic web
page development.

Have a suggestion about a guest
speaker on a European topic?

To suggest a potential speaker for the
CES speakers series, pleasL complete the
online form at ww\v.ces.ufl.edu

If your suggestion is adopted, the CES
%\ ill contact Vou directly prior to making
contact with the potential speaker to
confirm all the details.


CES Introduces New Faculty

The Center for European Studies is very happy to introduce two new faculty members who will
be teaching courses in Czech studies, including language, literature, culture and linguistics:

Hana Filip received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of
California at Berkeley in 1993. She has held positions at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Rochester, Northwestern
I University and Stanford University. Filip's publications include a book,
Aspect, Eventuality Types, and Nominal Reference, 1999. Her linguistic
research lies in semantics, with a special focus on West (Czech) and East
Slavic (Russian) languages. Combining formal linguistic with literary and
sociocultural analysis, her current interdisciplinary research specializes in
the Czech language, literature and culture from 1948 to present.

Holly Raynard will receive her PhD in Slavic Languages and A
Literatures from the University of California at Los Angeles,
where she has taught foreign language, literature, culture, and l".
film. Her current research focuses on the Czech Liberated
Theater (1927-1938) and the on- and off- stage performances of
the comedic duo, Voskovec and Werich. Her other interests
include the interwar period, the historic avant-garde, Czech
film and 20th-century drama and prose.

Meet 2005 Graduate Travel Grant Recipients

Maria Guerrero is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Her dissertation research centers on Spanish historic memory, especially on the changes it
undergoes in Spain's transition from Franco's dictatorship to a modern democracy under the
auspices of the European Union. Guerrero traveled to Madrid this summer, where she visited
the Film and National Libraries and gathered information necessary to evaluate the reception of
documentary films and novels that recover Spain's historic memory on the Civil War and the
Franco Regime. She compared two historical periods where this documentary subgenre enjoyed
greater popularity: the period after Franco's death in 1975 and the last ten years. The data
Guerrero gathered show that the current political
situation is similar to that of 1975, as Spain is still trying
For a list of CES affiliated to define its multicultural identity. However, this time the
faculty and your chance to debate is public and encouraged by the media, major
become a CES affiliate faculty publishers and government institutions. As a result, sales
member, please isi t our of documentary novels have reached unprecedented
website at w-'ww.ces.ufl.edu. levels and documentary film production has increased


Melinda Negron is working on her PhD in Political Science. Her dissertation concerns the
Turkish human rights movement and its connection to the European Union, as well as Euro-
pean human rights organizations. Because the knowledge of Turkish is critical to her disserta-
tion research and the University of Florida did not offer Turkish until this academic year,
Negron traveled to Turkey to take summer language classes at the Dilmer Turkish Language
Institute in Istanbul. While in Istanbul, Negron was able to begin work on her dissertation
research. In August she presented her preliminary findings at the International Studies Associa-
tion Global Conference in Istanbul.
Pavel Murdzhev is a PhD student in History focusing on comparative urban development in
Western and Eastern Europe from 12th to 15th centuries to demonstrate that a wide range of
political, economic, demographic, and mental factors prepared the ground for a transition to
capitalism throughout Europe. Comparing the socio-economic development of Florence,
Brabant, Thessalonike, Dubrovnik, and Novgorod, Murdzhev argues that Eastern European
towns were centers of production, accumulation of significant amount of capital, and industrial
and trade units as much as Western towns. This summer Murdzhev traveled to Bulgaria and
Serbia to investigate archeological findings on the distribution of pottery, coin hoards and
circulation in Eastern European towns, which, along with the scant written sources on Eastern
medieval urbanism, will help him to identify the type of urban development and economic
relations between a number of coastal and mainland towns. As part of his research, Murdzhev
studied the archeological archives in Nesebur, Veliko Turnovo, and Plovdiv museums and visited
the National Library and Institute of Archaeology Library in Sofia. In addition, he met with
leading Bulgarian experts in the field of late medieval Balkan history and archaeology, and also
traveled to Belgrade where he met with a Serbian expert in the history of late Byzantine Empire.

Center for European Studies Grants

The Center for European Studies offers new course development ($4000 each) and course
enhancement ($2500 each) grants to UF faculty in any discipline. These grants are designed to
aid faculty in the development of new interdisciplinary courses with a substantial European
focus, or to enhance existing courses on European topics to incorporate new technologies, add a
minimum of 15% of course materials and content on the EU per se to allow course to be
included in the European Union Studies Program, 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. For more information about these annual competitions, go to http://
www.ces.ufl.edu/NewCourseDevGrant.pdf and http://www.ces.ufl.edu/Course
The CES also awards faculty and graduate student travel grants of up to $1,000 each. UF
faculty can use these grants to travel to Europe to pursue research, course development, course
enhancement, or to present work at a scholarly conference or workshop. UF graduate students
can use these grants to travel to Europe to pursue intensive
g language study, dissertation research, or to present work at
Check out external funding a scholarly conference or workshop. Afull description of
opportunities at our website:
o ities at or website this biannual competition is at http://www.ces.ufl.edu/
\vW w.ces.u1tl.ed u.
FacultvTravelGrant.pdf and http://www.ces.ufl.edu/


Study Abroad

NEW! Study Abroad Program in Pecs and Budapest: The UF in
Pecs and Budapest Program offers students an opportunity to earn six
credits at the University of Pecs (Hungarian Language in Action and .
Hungary at the Crossroads, taught in English). Students will spend four-
weeks in Pecs and two weeks in Budapest. Cultural excursions are also
planned in the vicinity of these two cities and around Lake Balaton,
the largest lake in Europe and the location of Hungary's many cultural
sites. Contact: Dr. Alice Freifeld (alicef@ufl.edu) and Edit Nagy
NEW! Study Abroad Program in Krakow: This program,
Scheduled to open in Summer 2006, is being designed in
cooperation with Jagiellonian University, Central Europe's second
oldest university. Students will have the opportunity to earn UF
credit by attending Polish language courses as well as courses taught
in English on various aspects of Polish culture, history and society.
The program will also provide an introduction to this rich region of
Poland through excursions in Krakow and environs. Contact: Dr.
Chris Caes (caes@ufl.edu) and Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc

Prague Summer Study Abroad Program: UF students will be
studying at the Charles University Institute for Language and Prepa-
ratory Studies (ILPS), located near the Vysehrad. Prior knowledge of
the Czech language is NOT required. Students combine English-
language curriculum with an in-country cultural experience. Czech
language instruction is also available for those interested. UF area
courses studies taught in English by UF faculty. Non-degree and non-
UF students welcome! Contact: Dr. Hana Filip (hfilip@ufl.edu) and
Holly Raynard (hraynard@ufl.edu).

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 program is part of the European
Union Studies Minor, and unless previously discussed and ap-
proved by the Director, all students must take a 3-unit course,
EUS 4956 Overseas Studies (topic varies by year). Contact: Dr.
Amie Kreppel (kreppel@ces.ufl.edu).

Salzburg Study Abroad Program: This program is perfect for
History and Political Science majors, 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
(students must take this class in order to qualify for the European
Union Studies Minor) or Beginning German III. Contact: Glenn
Kepic (gkepic@advising.ufl.edu).


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

Contact us:
Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director
email: kreppel@ces.ufl.edu
Dr. Petia Kostadinova, Asst. Director
email: petiak@ces.ufl.edu
Nikki Kernaghan, Outreach Coordinator
email: nikkik@ufl.edu

Brano Kovalcik, Academic Programs
email: branoko@ces.ufl.edu
Nubia Pena, Coordinator for
Administrative Services
email: npena@ces.ufl.edu

Graduate Assistant: Natasa Kovacevic

Phone: (352) 392-8902

Fax: (352) 392-8966



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