January 27, 2015
The President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti presented CEU alumnus Sergiu Botezatu (ECON ’94) with the Meritul Civic medal in recognition of his work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on November 27, 2014. Botezatu has served as a Senior Project Management Specialist for USAID for nearly 14 years, and is also a supporter of the CEU Alumni Campaign.
January 27, 2015
Emilia Jamroziak (MA'97) has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Medieval Religious History at Leeds University. She graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Central European University in Budapest and received her PhD from the University of Leeds in 2001. She’s also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. See more: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20046/392/emilia_jamroziak
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
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 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)