January 22, 2015
CEU mourns the loss of alumnus Tamas Kubik, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this week. Kubik graduated in June 2014 with a master’s degree in Nationalism Studies.
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
The CEU Institute for Advanced Study jointly with the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and the Department of Political Science is hosting a workshop on Financialization at Central European University on Friday, March 20, 2015. Deadline for registration: January 25, 2015. For all inquiries and to register for the workshop, contact Hadas Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) visiting fellow at CEU IAS. For details, see the attachment.
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 16, 2015
The deadline for applications to the 2015-16 CEU/HESP Visiting Research Fellowship program has been extended to February 22, 2015. Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply:
January 15, 2015
The Provost’s Office invites nominations for the CEU Distinguished Teaching Award, an annual award honoring Distinguished CEU Teachers. CEU students, alumni and faculty members are invited to nominate candidates for the award. Eligibility and Criteria for Selection Full-time and part-time faculty members who have completed at least six semesters of teaching at CEU (irrespective of the exact load) and are under a valid teaching contract with the university during the respective academic year are eligible for the award.
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)