January 27, 2015
Emilia Jamroziak (MA'97) has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Medieval Religious History at Leeds University. She graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Central European University in Budapest and received her PhD from the University of Leeds in 2001. She’s also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. See more: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20046/392/emilia_jamroziak
January 21, 2015
CEU alumnus Ezra Chiloba Simiyu (DPP ’08) was named Commission Secretary and CEO of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on January 12. A specialist in electoral governance and political management, Chiloba is former deputy team leader at Drivers for Accountability, a senior fellow at the Policy House and a member of the Law Society of Kenya. He replaces James Oswago and his deputy Wilson Shollei, who were suspended for impropriety in Kenya’s March 2013 elections.
January 19, 2015
http://hvg.hu/enesacegem/20150119_ne_hidd_hogy_kicsit_is_latom_a_jovot - Hungarian news portal hvg.hu reports: Gabor Bertenyi (ENVS ‘08), one of the members of the team setting up Budapest’s first and best-known ruin bar Szimpla Kert, started a news business called “Házikó.” The venture focuses on delivering high-quality sandwiches from local farmers.
January 6, 2015
http://nol.hu/belfold/kihagytak-a-tarsadalmat-1508077 - Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag reports: Bori Takacs (NAT`10) steps forward as leader of Hungarian “MostMi” forum, as Zsolt Varady, co-founder of the civic opposition organization announced his retirement from politics. Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in the daily (p. 2, Kihagytak a tarsadalmat).
January 3, 2015
Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet – Hetvege Magazin carries an interview with CEU PhD alumnus Benedek Lang (MED ‘03) about his research and upcoming new book on cryptography. Due to copyright regulations the interview is available in the daily (Magyar Nemzet Melleklet - Hetvegi magazin, 03.01.2015., p.22, Slendrian Rakoczi-kod). Other item of Hungarian coverage: Demokrata, 21.01.2015. (pp.46-47, Kodok nyomaban)
December 16, 2014
Alina Asavei (PHIL PhD ‘11) has been appointed postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Collective Memory at Charles University, Prague, effective January 2015. Her research topic will be "Communism, Holocaust and the Politics of Memory in Europe". For more information, see https://philosophy.ceu.hu//node/42324
December 16, 2014
“The Panoplia Dogmatike by Euthymios Zygadenos,” by Nadia Miladinova (MEDS MA ‘04, PhD ‘11), gives snapshots of the history of the authoritative anthology, the “Panoplia Dogmatike” in the early modern period and uses sources previously regarded unrelated to the Panoplia. Created in the 12th century, the Panoplia Dogmatike is one of the Byzantine anthologies that became a key source for Orthodox theology. The anthology is known in more than 140 Greek manuscripts. In the 14th century it was translated into Old Church Slavonic.
December 15, 2014
December 2, 2014
Hungarian news portal metropol.hu carries an interview with CEU Alumna Kristin Faurest (HIST ‘97), landscape architect and jury member of the MOL Green Belt Program Committee. The interview discusses the significance of green surfaces and community gardens. The interview was also published in the daily Metropol-Budapest (19.11.2014., pp.22-23, Kristin Faurest: A kozossegi kert jo mindenkinek) For more information, see http://www.metropol.hu/mellekletek/lakoter/cikk/1255446 in Hungarian.
December 2, 2014
Kateryna Smagliy (HIST '97, HIST PhD '05) has been appointed the new director of U.S. think tank Kennan Institute's Kyiv office. As Diresctor, she replaces Yaroslav Pylynskyi, who headed the office since its founding in 1998. Smagliy began her duties on December 1, 2014. For more information, see http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/kennan-institute-appoints-new-director-its-kyiv-office