Joost van Beek, research fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) and Kate Coyer, director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at CMDS, presented preliminary research findings from their study on the digital content sharing and archiving practices of community media around Europe at the international conference “Radio Archives in European Community Media,” which took place in Halle, Germany, on June 5-6.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, who is also CMDS's Resident Fellow, raised alarm at the deterioration of the plight of several political prisoners ahead of the October presidential elections, and reiterated his calls to the immediate and unconditional release of all those imprisoned for the exercise of their political and other rights.
Organized by the Student Life Office, the 6th Annual CEU Picnic attracted over 500 members of the CEU community, friends, and families on June 7. Participants could try 20 different types of sport and games, including this year’s novelties Reggaeness and Slackline archery, zumba, yoga, badminton, tug-of-war, rodeo bull and many more. The little ones could join over 10 activities, and for the first time in the history of the CEU Picnic, the volunteers from the Hungarian Red Cross were also present, offering face-painting for children, first aid demonstration and workshops.
Former and current Roma Access Programs (RAP) students Semiha Harapi (RGPP '15), Sebijan Fejzula (RGPP '13), and Eva Csiki (RAP '09), and RAP Director Matyas Szabo met Beth Fernandez, program officer at Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT). From 2014, RAP have developed a SRT-CEU pilot internship grant program, specially designed to facilitate the access to real-world work experience in order to enhance RAP students’ applications for further study or meaningful employment. The initiative is in its second year, and the results are extremely promising.
Michael Dorsch of the School of Public Policy has been promoted to the rank of associate professor, effective August 1, 2015.
Dorsch is an applied economist whose research and teaching interests are mainly in public economics and political economics. His current research investigates the political economy of development, with a particular interest in the economic causes and consequences of political instability, civil conflict and democratization.
Tibor Varady, chair of the International Business Law Program and university professor in the Department of Legal Studies has been appointed to the rank of professor emeritus, effective August 1, 2015. Varady is an internationally-recognized scholar and expert on international commercial arbitration, private international law, and international business transactions. He was on the faculty of the Novi Sad Law School in the former Yugoslavia and served as director of its Center for International Studies for many years.
In his latest work, Professor Hanoch Ben-Yami, head of the Department of Philosophy at CEU, reassesses the way Descartes developed and justified some of his revolutionary philosophical ideas. The first part of the book argues that one of Descartes' most innovative and influential ideas was that of representation without resemblance. Ben-Yami discusses how Descartes transfers insights originating in his work on analytic geometry to his theory of perception.
The Department of Medieval Studies is hosting an event on June 18 to celebrate the works published by the Department’s faculty and alumni in academic year 2014-15. The following volumes, published with leading international academic publishers, will be presented at the event.
The Habilitation Committee and the Department of History at CEU held its first-ever habilitation procedure at the University on June 8. Ulrich L.
Don't miss the last big get-together of the academic year! Say goodbye to the CEU community in style before you leave Budapest at the CEU Graduation Party at Duna Palota. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the Peet Project takes the stage at 10:30. You can dance the night away with your friends, relatives, or even favorite faculty members! Tickets are on sale on the spot for 1,000 HUF, including a welcome drink.
Venue: Duna Palota, Zrinyi utca 5, across the street from CEU
Date: Sunday, June 21, from 9 p.m.