The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives launched its new website on the 1956 Hungarian refugees in the United States today. The website contains still unexplored or lesser known material, including text documents and photographs, from the archive of the International Rescue Committee at the Hoover Institution and the relevant collections of the National Archives and Records Administration of the US.
CEU's Vice President for Enrollment, Recruitment and Alumni Relations Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ’99), received the European Association for International Education’s (EAIE) Bo Gregersen Award for pioneering an integrated alumni relations model in Europe at the EAIE Annual Conference in Liverpool September 13-16
The Association of American University Presses (AAUP), of which CEU Press is a member, celebrates University Press Week Nov. 14-19. The week originated in the summer of 1978 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week "in recognition of the impact, both in the U.S. and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship." The theme of University Press Week 2016 is community: from the community of a discipline to a regional home and culture, from the shared discourse of a campus to a bookstore's community of readers.
Name: Vanda Mohacsi
Title: European Research Council Projects Officer
Number of years at CEU: 9
Home city/town & country: Budapest, Hungary
What’s your favorite Hungarian food?
I cannot choose between chicken in breadcrumbs and layered potato
Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?
CEU Business School alumni attended the “Hard Talk” conference on “The Day After the Presidential Election in the USA" on November 9. Organized by the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum and moderated by Borbala Czako, HBLF president and graduate of the first CEU Business School MBA class, the conference featured an engaging discussion with US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell, and attracted over 110 visitors, representing business leaders, politicians and heads of leading Chambers of Commerce and NGOs, including numerous CEU Business School alumni.
EU members must strengthen dialogue in order to develop common solutions, said Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, speaking at CEU at an event hosted by CEU's Cénter for European Neighborhood Studies and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
It’s vital for local urban sustainability initiatives to build connections with local municipalities and with each other concluded the Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability (ARTS) project’s Budapest team, which was led by CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences. The EU Commission-funded project started in 2014, and its regional Budapest phase ended with a meeting on October 28 at CEU.
CEU hosted the launch of Kati Marton’s “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy,” the story of Noel Field, a Harvard-educated U.S. State Department employee turned hardcore Stalinist on October 25.
Best-selling author and member of CEU’s Board of Trustees Marton is “not only a distinguished writer but also part of the team that defends this institution, a very fine friend of CEU with a truly extraordinary story of the 20th century to tell,“ said CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff in his opening remarks.
The application forms for academic year 2017/2018 are now available online. The revamped online forms are more user-friendly and easy to access from any mobile device. They have been introduced as part of CEU’s newly implemented data management system, which overarches the entire student journey, from prospective students to alumni.