November 15, 2018
October 11, 2018
Darian Pavli, an alumnus of CEU's LLM program, was elected as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Albania by the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the Council of Europe on October 2.
October 10, 2018
CEU alumnus Maad Sharaf (SPP ’18) uploaded a video on his Facebook page on September 30, 2018. In the video, he asked people in a busy pedestrian area in central Budapest what they knew about Yemen. The #Ask_me_about_Yemen video project aims to raise public awareness of Yemen in general, and the humanitarian crisis caused by the war broke out in 2015, in particular. In a week, the video has generated over 13,000 views.
June 5, 2018
CEU Alumna Reyhan Durmaz was named a 2018 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship fosters the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Durmaz's dissertation is titled “Stories, Saints, and Sanctity between Christianity and Islam.”
March 28, 2018
CEU alumnus Jakub Leps (POLS ’98) was recently elected Prague chairman for the TOP 09 political party. Elected for the two-year term in January, his tasks will focus on managing the party and campaigning ahead of this fall’s local and senate elections. Leps also serves as Third Deputy Mayor of Prague’s 11th District, a role which he says he will continue.
March 27, 2018
CEU alumna Magdolna Szilagyi (MEDS MA’06, PhD’13) received the Anonymus Prize, an award for young scholars working at the Institute of Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
March 27, 2018
Being a student in a foreign land can have its ups and downs. With no family to financially support you, the daily dosage of adult life can feel a little overwhelming. Owing to these factors I decided to join the CEU Phonathon Campaign initiated and managed by the Alumni Relations Office for some extra cash. Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise!
February 1, 2018
Piruza Hayrapetyan, currently a PhD candidate at CEU's Department of Medieval Studies after receiving her MA at the department in 2015, received the best conference paper award from the Society of Armenian Studies. Hayrapetyan’s paper addressed the literary context of Ganjs, Armenian hymns dedicated to church feasts and saints that were recited and sung in the Armenian Divine Office. Hayrapetyan is also an exchange fellow at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna.