Europe’s long history of migration, which has been altered or forgotten during the current refugee crisis, must be brought back into the debate, according to participants in the conference “Migration and Refugees Today: Giving History Its Place in Debates and Research,” held Nov. 14 at CEU in Budapest by the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), the University of Amsterdam, and CEU.
Associate Professor Prem Kumar Rajaram of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, as well as alumni Aleksander Tarkowski, who graduated from that department in 2007, and Marek Antos, who graduated from the Department of Legal Studies in 2013, have been named to the NewEurope100 list of changemakers in Central and Eastern Europe for their innovative contributions in society and politics.
The first guest of the Digital Humanities Initiative’s “Conversations in the Digital Humanities” series was Dr. Corina Moldovan, director of the Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre DigiHUBB, at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, on October 4.
The 13th edition of Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organized with the support of Blinken OSA Archivum November 8-13 showcased 62 films from 37 countries in four cinemas. The festival attracted over 5,000 viewers. Within the framework of the festival and with the support of CEU’s Visual Studies Platform (VSP), DocLab production workshop “The Roads to Integration” took place at the new CEU Mirabaud Media Lab.
Aim: to showcase life at CEU/in Budapest through someone else's lens, to get members of the CEU community to tell their story.
Who can participate? Anyone from the CEU community (students, alumni, staff, faculty), can be an individual or a unit/club/group/team etc.
Zsuzsanna Jaszberenyi, director of Admissions at CEU, started her campaign for homeless people in 2009, when Budapest shelters ran out of funds and couldn’t provide food for the homeless. “Families were encouraged to cook for people in need. After doing so for a while at home, I shared the call with the CEU community, and we repeat the drive every year,” Jaszberenyi says.
Based on the results of the community-wide survey conducted this spring, the medical services provided to the CEU community have now been expanded with the hiring of two additional doctors in the Medical Center. Dr Lajos Mihalek and Dr Akos Petho will function primarily as medical resources for our students; Dr Gabor Sandor will focus primarily on the medical needs of faculty and staff. Doctor Monika Horvath will be available for students as well as faculty and staff.
Bringing together the little connected migration scholarship at CEU departments, research centers, and other units, the newly established Migration Research Group (MiRG) now provides a platform across disciplines for faculty, students and researchers at CEU who have an interest in the study of mobility and migration. The group holds regular meetings for informal and congenial debate of migration topics and to discuss ongoing research of the members with a specialized audience.
This year’s DeStress Week, organized by Student Leadership and Service Office in collaboration with the Alumni Office, the Center for Arts and Culture, the Sustainability Committee and the CEU Sports Center was held between November 7-11. The programs of the week were designed to help relax, unwind and have fun. Students, faculty and staff were welcome at the Stress-free Zone in the Octagon to activities such as stress management workshops, meditation and yoga classes, where they could acquire useful de-stressing skills.