Savannah Carr-Wilson and Sandeep, MESPOM master’s students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, are currently writing a book, entitled the Fossil Fuel Curse. They plan to conduct research in India and Canada this summer and turn their findings into a unique non-fiction book that will bring global attention to the impact fossil fuel extraction has on communities in India and Canada, and what will happen to these communities when the world makes a transition to renewable energy.
Some Music, Something Else…
Winners of the music competition, launched by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and Intermezzo Foundation for talented young Hungarian composers, were presented their awards on April 21 at the Finissage and Awards Gala of the exhibition, Some kind of Opposition, curated by Axel Braun. This event also the premiered winning pieces performed by the students of the Hungarian Academy of Music.
CEU’s Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) invites applications for a one–day intensive workshop on PR and Communication at CEU on Saturday, May 28, 10 am – 6 pm.
This workshop is part of HRSI’s Capacity Building Program, aimed at providing students with practical skills needed to work in the not–for–profit sector. The goals of this PR and Communication workshop are:
to equip course participants with tools and knowledge which enable them to create good and strong messages
The annual CEU Picnic, slated for May 22 at Margaret Island Athletic Stadium, welcomes staff, faculty, students, alumni and their friends and families for lots of fun, games and sports competitions. Anyone who chooses not to compete can relax and enjoy the sun. As in past years, there will be plenty of fun activities for kids and adults. Push yourself to the limit and try out our brand new adventure park. Want to have an adrenalin rush? Climb to the top of the climbing wall. Stay till the end of the event and have a slice of the CEU 25th anniversary cake.
Due to the ongoing campus reconstruction, TIGY room in Nador 11 building is not bookable anymore. Please note that neither TIGY nor any of the rooms that have gone offline (Nador 11 building Hanak and 203) will return to the booking system. The names of the rooms (TIGY and Hanak) will be re-allocated once the renovated buildings open.
The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) has launched the CEU Academic Funding Schemes web page to help members of the CEU community identify the most suitable internal support schemes for their future projects. The page, available at http://acro.ceu.edu/ceu-funding-0 , hosts links to all academic funding schemes available at CEU, and an overview table (click on “Download PDF”) summarizing the purpose of each scheme, eligibility, timeline, eligible costs and contact information.
The rule of law is so essential to democracy that it is the guiding principle in key issues today – fighting the lawless ISIL, tackling corruption, guaranteeing human rights for asylum seekers, and securing a free and democratic Ukraine, according to U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell, speaking at CEU May 17. Bell’s lecture was hosted by CEU’s Center for European Neighborhood Studies, and Bell was introduced by CEU President and Rector John Shattuck.
The CEU community of faculty, staff, and students are committed to civic engagement, have volunteer experience, and encourage CEU to use its assets to the benefit of society, a recent survey showed. As a university dedicated to the principles of open society, civic engagement not only comes naturally to our community, but is a priority.
“The open society is not open if it’s not shared by means of civic engagement,” said one respondent to the survey.