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Table of Contents
    Gatory, do buju!
        Page 1
    From the Director
        Page 2
    Grants and awards
        Page 3
    Recent events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Contact us
        Page 6
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The CES Gazette
Volume 4 Issue 3 Summer 2007
News from Universit of Florida's Center for European Studies, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center



Just like the Gator's basketball and football
teams, we have a triple header of triumphs,
as well. First, the new CES East-Central
European Studies Minor and Certificate were
approved by the university-wide curriculum
committee. Second, we have a bumper crop of
students planning to study with our Brussels
study abroad program this summer, and last,
our new updated and professionally designed
general CES brochure is now available. We also
have the second "European Experience-Social
Science" course approved and scheduled for
Spring 2008 with the first Humanities sched-
uled for Fall 2007.
Our East-Central European Studies
(ECES) minor will most likely be in the course
catalog for fall. Students choosing this minor
can get credit for appropriate work already
completed. This program is designed to give
UF students the opportunity to study the
region of Central and Eastern Europe from an
interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates
both area and language studies. Second, by
requiring two semesters of language study (be-
yond the two-semester CLAS language require-

ment), students have the opportunity to enhance language proficiency
beyond the introductory level.
The requirements for the undergraduate ECES Minor and Certifi-
cate are commensurate with minors and certificates currently offered by
other CLAS departments and centers, including the EUSP minor and
EUSP certificate offered by the CES. A minimum of 18-22 credits is re-
quired for the ECES Minor and a minimum of 12-14 credits is required
for the ECES Certificate.

All Current CES Degree and Certificate Programs
Title Introduced
European Union Studies Program (EUSP) Certificate Fall 2003
European Union Studies Program (EUSP) Minor Fall 2004
Graduate Certificate in Modern European Studies Fall 2006
East-Central European Studies (ECES) Certificate Spring 2007
East-Central European Studies (ECES) Minor Spring 2007
European Track of the International Studies Major (pend.) TBA

For information on any CES minor or certificate, email Brano at
branoko@ces.ufl.edu. To apply for the ECES or EUSP minor, fill out
the application form at www.registrar.ufl.edu/pdf/minorapp.pdf and
submit it to the Office of the University Registrar after you have com-
pleted at least 45 credit hours.

Table of Contents
From the Director ...................................................... 2 Upcoming Events .......................................................5
Graduate Student Brown Bag Series.........................2 CES Joins ARCS...................................... .............. 5
Grants & Awards........................................................ 3 A New Look................................................................ 5
Faculty & Staff News................................................ 3 CES Online ................................................................5
Our Latest New Course Listings...............................3 Contact us ........................................... ...............6
Recent Events ..................................... ............ .. 4

The CES Gazette
Volume 4, Issue 3

Amie Kreppel, Director
Petia Kostadinova, Assistant Director
Gail Keeler, Editor
Brano Kovalcik, Editor
Jane Dominguez, Graphic Design

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.


Four more graduate students presented their research
as part of our Brown Bag Series. Karina Vazquez
spoke on "Immigration and Work through Literary
Works and Public Discourse: Madrid, Valencia and
Alicante at the Beginning of the New Millennium."
She examined how immigrants were portrayed in lit-
erary works and newspapers in Spain to comprehend
how Spain understands its own identity.
Christopher Cary presented his research on mu-
sicology's role in defining German national identity
during the middle to latter half of the 20th century
with his talk, "Rewriting Music History: the 'Purifi-
cation' and Perversion of Cultural Scholarship in the
Third Reich."

"Distinguished Ladies and Daughters of
the Heart: Catholic Women in Spain's Second
Republic" was the title of Samuel Pierce's talk
about roles and expectations of women in Spain
from 1931-1936.
Fairuze Sofia spoke on "Portuguese Im-
migration Reform in an EU Context" and how
Portugal's liberal immigration policy aims to
avoid the immigrant tensions known to other .
EU countries.

Plan for Fall!
We are now accepting proposals for graduate student brownbag lectures
for Fall 2007. Visit www.ces.ufl.edu and click on "announcements" for details.
The Brown Bags are a great way for students to present their work, practice their
delivery, and receive feedback.

The CES Gazette, News from the University of Florida Center for European Studies, Summer 2007


Spring is traditionally the busiest time for the CES. This semester, filled with
an array of academic and outreach accomplishments and activities, was certainly
no exception. Most notably, our newest undergraduate program, in East-Central
European Studies, was approved by the university curriculum committee, bring-
ing to five the number of minors/certificates offered by the CES. Additionally, the
CES study abroad programs experienced a record number of applications and par-
ticipants. Also, the newly implemented Graduate Student Brownbag Series, took
off in full force with four additional presentations on a variety of topics.
The culmination of our outreach efforts resulted in back-to-back cultural
celebrations, Romanian night on April 13 and Polish night on April 14, with both
events drawing record numbers of attendees. These two cultural celebrations were
preceded by our annual Jean Monnet conference, allowing scholars and policy-
makers to discuss democracy assistance provided by the US and the EU.
Also notable is the invitation extended to the CES to be among the founding
members of the Florida Statewide Economic Development Research Network.
This initiative of Enterprise Florida aims to bring together leading researchers in
thematic areas of relevance to Florida's economic development. The CES partici-
pation in the network recognizes the relevance of Europe and European Studies
for the future of the State of Florida. CES faculty and staff are deservedly looking
forward to an uneventful and productive summer.

CongratUlations! Glenn and Mutlu Kepic had a baby girl, Seyran
Siena, on Feb 18. Though the baby surprised them a few weeks early, everyone is
doing well. Seyran was 7 lbs. 1 oz and 20" long. Glenn coordinates the European
Studies portion of the Salzburg study abroad program and Mutlu handles the
music component of the program.

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CES is happy to announce these grants and awards for research, travel and course development.
Foreign Language and Area FLAS Awards for Course Development Grants
Studies (FLAS) Awards Annual Year 2007-2008 Sheryl Kroen (History)
for Summer 2007 Simon Sohonyay (Law), Polish Holly Raynard (Center for European Stud-
Jeff Hamill (Political Science), Italian Heidi Bowman (IFAS), Portuguese ies)
Melanie DAmico (Romance Languages Fairuze Sofia (Law), Portuguese Jessica Harland-Jacobs (History)
and Literatures), Italian Lisa Booth (History), Russian Jessica Aaron (Romance Languages and
Daniel Watkins (History) French Jeff Hamill (Political Science), Italian Literatures)
Fayola Neely (Germanic and Slavic Stud- Rachel Rothstein (History), Polish
ies), German

Graduate Travel Grants
Mark Cole (History)
Heather Bigley (English/Film Studies)
Adam Garcia (Sociology)

Course Enhancement Grants
Geoffrey Giles (History)
Ralf Remshardt (Theater)


Hana Filip will teach a course at the 2007 Summer Linguistic In-
stitute of the Linguistic Society of America, with Cleo Condoravdi
organized by the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University.
It is an advanced course in semantics called "Events: Modification,
Aspect and Lexical Meaning."
This year the students of two CES faculty were awarded Uni-
versity Scholars awards. Please join us in congratulating Jason Scott
(working with Peter Bergmann)) and Peter Tunkis (working with
Alin Ceobanu).) These students will each receive a $3,000 award
this summer to support their research projects while Drs. Bergmann
and Ceobanu will receive $500 each in recognition of the time and
energy they will dedicate to working with them.

Faculty Travel Grants
Jessica Aaron (Romance Languages and
Victoria Rovine (Art History)
Jessica Harland-Jacobs (History)
Geoffrey Giles (History)


CES lecturer
Edit Nagy mount-
ed a campaign
entitled, "Are you IM 1130 HW 11=0 HM 2220
hungry for Hun- r L.-F c mc,
garian?" Postcards
and flyers were printed with the compelling colors of the Hungar-
ian flag superimposed on a toothy smile. Stationed in busy loca-
tions during two lunch hours, Nagy, along with CES lecturers Dr.
Tom Kostopoulos and Holly Raynard reached out to students about
our LCTL (least commonly taught languages) courses. Nagy says
to watch the 34th Street wall for further Hungarian promotion.


EUS2001 European Experience: A Humanities Perspective and
EUS2003 European Experience: A Social Science Perspective are broad
interdisciplinary courses that aim to introduce students to the study
of contemporary "Europe" and the academic field of "European
Studies." The courses are designed to examine Europe from a broad
variety of disciplines, approaches and perspectives. An important
theme of each course is to discuss three core questions: "What is
Europe(an)? "Where is Europe?" and "Whither Europe?"
While EUS2001 focuses on the answers to the core questions
provided by the arts and humanities (including literature, film, mu-
sic, and linguistics), EUS2003 examines the same questions through
the lens provided by the social sciences (including anthropology,

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history, political science and
sociology). The courses can be
taken in any order and students
may choose to take only one
(although it is recommended
that students take both).
If you have ever asked
yourself the core questions,
then you should either take
EUS2001 in Fall 2007 or
EUS2003 in Spring 2008.


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Three CES faculty enabled 27 middle and high school teachers to
learn EU information to take to the classrooms at the March 22 all-
day workshop "Teaching the EU." The workshop took place in the
new conference space of the International Center in the renovated

Held on March 30-31, the
theme of the annual Jean Mon-
net Conference was Democracy
Assistance. Topics included "The
EU and the US: Partners in De-
mocracy Assistance?" and "The
EU and its Neighbors: the Bal-
kans and Beyond." Discussants
included Reinhold Brender, Eu-
ropean Commission Delegation;
Dimitar Bechev, St. Anthony's
College, Oxford University; Ste-
phen Nix, International Republi-

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can Institute; Srdjan Cvijic, Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe;
Robert Benjamin, National Democratic Institute; and Zachary
Selden, Department of Political Science, University of Florida.

CES co-sponsored both the aca-
demic and the cultural program
for "Romania 2007: Joining the
European Union" on April 13.
Along with the Romanian Stu-
dent Association (RSA), CES
brought three speakers to cam-
pus. Robert O. Dumitrescu,
First Secretary, Political Section, a
Romanian Embassy spoke on
"Romania's Accession to EU: Im-
pact on the Romanian-American
Relationship." The topic of Cris-
tina Bradatan, Assistant Professor
of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Univer-
sity of Central Florida was "Romanian Higher Education within
the New European Union Context." Aurelian Craiutu, Assistant
Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, In-
diana University spoke about "Romania's Long Apprenticeship of
Liberty: 1989-2007."

Following the lectures and discussion, a reception was held in the
Friends of Music Room at the University Auditorium. RSA Presi-
dent loana Craciun and VP Horea Pop narrated a slide show, "Ro-
mania Today." Two musicians performed George Enescu's "Con-
cert Piece for Viola and Piano." This was followed by traditional
dances choreographed by RSA members. Every seat was filled and

many were standing dur-
ing the performances. A
delicious buffet was shared
by the 75 guests. A video
display of photos by Delia
and Sorin Fratila showed

The very next night, CES,
along with the Polish Stu-
dent Association (PSA)
produced the program
"From Chopin to Preisner:
An Evening of Polish Clas-
sical Music." This was the
third Polish culture cel-
ebration organized by Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc and Dr. Christopher
Caes. Pieces by Polish composers were interpreted by School of
Music students on piano, violin, and flute. A local string quartet
performed as well. Doctoral student Christopher Cary spoke about
the composers and the temper of Polish music from the early 19th
century to the present.
A visit from former CLAS Dean Sullivan capped short speech-
es by CES Director Dr. Amie Kreppel, Drs. Wampuszyc and Caes,
and PSA President Basia An- ..... -.. ... r,.,
draka, who each delivered part
of his or her speech in Polish.
Dr. Kreppel asked the audi-
ence, "Can you say this? 'W

Szczebrzeszynie chrzqszcz brz-
mi w trzcinie, i Szczebrzeszyn
z tego slynie."'
A reception followed.
Paintings by Joanna Lis who is
minoring in European Studies
were displayed. At 130, atten-
dance was higher than expect-

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In conjunction with the Harn ILm |
Museum of Art, CES honored I=--: ------ -
Holocaust Remembrance Day
by presenting UF Assistant Professor of English, Anastasia Ulano-
wicz. She addressed the full-to-capacity room about her research
on "Anne Frank's own true heir: intertextuality and the intergen-
erational in Zlata's Diary." Her research examines the effects of
trauma on artistic expression in children's war diaries, specifically
Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" and Zlata Filipovic's "Zlata's

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Summer is a quieter time across campus and around town. We will concentrate on program
planningforfall faculty research, and our two-week institute for foreign language teachers.
June June 15

CES is providing support for the "Concorde: The H6tel de Tal-
leyrand and George C. Marshall Center" project directed by Profes-
sor Susan Tate, AIA, of the UF College of Design, Construction
& Planning. The project commemorates the completion of a seven
year restoration of the State Apartment of the 18th century H6tel de
Talleyrand in Paris and the 60th anniversary of the post-World War
II European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan.
The scope of the project is to research and analyze the architectural
significance and historical context of the building, and to document
the research and craftsmanship exhibited in the restoration project
currently nearing completion.
Tate and her team will travel to Paris to complete the project and
to make a presentation at the recognition ceremony. This research
and documentation project will result in a commemorative book,
produced through the UF Publications office

"European Union" teacher workshop in Tampa, Florida, hosted by
the Patel Center at the University of South Florida. CES Asst. Di-
rector Dr. Petia Kostadinova will speak about European economic

July 17-26
Language teacher summer institute for public and private school
middle and high school teachers across Florida who want to culti-
vate new skills and ideas for creating a more exciting and interactive
foreign language classroom environment.

Let us hear from you!
CES welcomes suggestions for the CES speaker series. To rec-
ommend a speaker, fill out the online form at http://grove.ufl.


CES recently joined 50 other universities to become an institu-
tional member of the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria
(ARCS). Institutional members, such as Yale University, Duke
University, Harvard University, Stanford University, and Johns
Hopkins University help to establish a broader scholarly network of
academics who will manage ARCS activities.
ARCS was established in 2004. A principal aim of ARCS is to
foster research and collaboration between North American scholars

We've been work-
ing with Jane
Dominguez in the
CLAS News &
Publications Office
to completely rede-
sign our brochure.
This will be our
main printed piece
to attract students
to our programs
and courses. We
are working on updating our other materials as well.

and those in Southeast European countries, formerly deprived of
access to Western scholarship. Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Ro-
mania, Serbia and Montenegro share a remarkable historical heri-
tage and strong cultural ties. The intellectual community thus real-
ized should become a significant resource for overcoming some of
the longstanding ethnic and national problems in the region. Cor-
nell University is the host institution of ARCS in the United States.
Find more information at www.einaudi.cornell.edu/arcs.



Visit CES on the web at www.ces.ufl.edu for the
most up-to-date listing of news and events and
additional information about the Center.

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The Center for European Studies
3324 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117342
Gainesville FL 32611-7342

Contact us:

Dr. Amie Kreppel
Email: kreppel@ces.ufl.edu

Dr. Petia Kostadinova
Assistant Director
Email: petiak@ces.ufl.edu

Phone: (352) 392-8902

Gail Keeler
Outreach Coordinator
Email: gkeeler@ces.ufl.edu

Brano Kovalcik
Academic Programs Coordinator
Email: branoko@ces.ufl.edu

Fax: (352) 392-8966

Felissa Scott
Coordinator for
Administrative Services
Email: fscott@ufl.edu

Graduate Assistants:
Evgenia Ilieva
Iryna Ivashchuk
Mirjam Allik
Online: www.ces.ufl.edu

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