News Archive

2010-11 News

March 8, 2011
Fiona Hill to deliver lecture on US-Russia relations and impact on the Caucasus, March 21

February 22, 2011: The New York Times
In Poland, at Mercy of Weirdos (review of play translated by CREES faculty associate Benjamin Paloff)

February 21, 2011
Copernicus Lecture: Scholar Richard Noyce will discuss contemporary Polish art, March 14

February 16, 2011: The Michigan Daily
Washington Post international reporter talks future of Afghanistan war (article about lecture by Rajiv Chandrasekaran; part of CREES series on Afghanistan)

September 28, 2010
Marek Belka, National Bank of Poland President, to give WCED lecture on Europe and global financial crisis, Oct 12

August 18, 2010: RFE/RL
Former Official Downplays New Russian-Armenian Military Pact (article about CREES faculty associate Gerard Libaridian's perspective on regional security)

July 3, 2010: NTV
CREES-organized Fulbright-Hays Study Tour featured on Russian NTV Television News

June 1, 2010
U-M Sending 12 Teachers to Russia for Fulbright-Hays Study Tour

May 24, 2010
Pamela Ballinger appointed Fred Cuny Professor of International Human Rights

2009-10 News

April 12, 2010:
CREES mourns the Polish tragedy (links to news items written by CREES faculty and affiliates in reaction to the death of President Lech Kaczynski and Polish leaders)

March 20, 2010: Cumhuriyet
Libaridian: Turkey Armenia process full of misconception and self-deception (interview with CREES faculty associate Gerard Libaridian)

December 21, 2009
U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, to visit the University of Michigan, Jan 12

November 30, 2009
Andrei Codrescu to deliver Politics of Writing lecture, Dec 9

November 18, 2009: arch daily
Hot Air: An inflatable, inhabitable monument (article about CREES faculty associate Anca Trandafirescu's WCEE-sponsored project)

November 18, 2009: University of Michigan News Service
Remembering the Berlin Wall (podcast with U-M professor Piotr Michalowski)

November 9, 2009:
U-M scholar's "Tchaikovsky" offers biography and musical analysis (article about CREES faculty associate Roland John Wiley's new book)

October 28, 2009: The Nation
Empire Falls: The Revolutions of 1989 (article by CREES faculty associate Ronald Grigor Suny)

October 26, 2009
Veton Surroi, journalist and activist, to speak about Kosovo War

October 5, 2009: The University Record
Top U-M Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Scholarship (CREES Faculty Associate John E. Jackson honored with Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award)

September 29, 2009
U-M Professor to Erect Inflatable Monument to the Romanian Revolution in Ann Arbor and Romania

September 28, 2009
Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski to lecture in University of Michigan undergraduate course and give public talk titled "Where are Europe's Borders?"

September 9, 2009
CREES and other WCEE affiliates present the Fall 2009 series and conference "The Nines," celebrating the iconic anniversaries in 2009

August 23, 2009: The Washington Post
Swine Flu Campaign Waits on Vaccine (includes comments from CREES Faculty Associate Dr. Howard Markel)

August 18, 2009
WCEE/WCED 2009-2010 Directors' Council announced

2008-09 News

May 8, 2009
CREES announces 2009 CREES Research, Internship, and Fellowship Program grantees

April 28, 2009
CREES announces 2008-09 graduates in Russian and East European Studies

April 24, 2009
Josef Blass and Ewa Schaff-Blass Establish Endowment to Honor U-M Professor

March 5, 2009
Former candidate for presidency of Czech Republic and U-M professor to lecture on Europe’s political and economic challenges in Conversations on Europe series

March 2, 2009: University Record
CREES Faculty Associate Andrei Markovits among faculty honored with Thurnau professorships

March 2, 2009: Politika
Mit i Nacija: Zenko telo -- javno telo (interview with CREES Faculty Associate Tatjana Aleksic)

February 15, 2009
Center for Russian and East European Studies panel to feature “Afghanistan--The Once and Future War"

January 26, 2009: University Record
U-M Flint School of Management partners with top Romanian University (features CREES Research Associate Yener Kandogan)

January 25, 2009
Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies announces lecture on "U.S. Diplomacy, Civil Society, and Democracy in the Middle East and Europe"

October 6, 2008: The University Record
CREES Faculty Associate Barbara Anderson receives Regents Award for Distinguished Public Service

September 8, 2008
Weiser gift of $10 million to establish U-M programs for emerging democracies

September 8, 2008: The University Record
Weiser gift of $10 million to establish LSA programs for emerging democracies

September 2, 2008
Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of the Republic of Poland, to deliver the inaugural lecture of the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

September 2, 2008: The University Record
Communism, self-identity and art are topics of Copernicus Lecture

August 6, 2008
Polish-Lithuanian artist Stasys Eidrigevicius to deliver the Annual Copernicus Lecture in the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series

2007-08 News

May 12, 2008: The University Record
AAAS selects five faculty members as fellows (including CREES Faculty Associate John Jackson)

May 12, 2008: The University Record
Undergraduates travel to Russia for study tour

April 30, 2008
University of Michigan undergraduates travel to Moscow for study tour

April 28, 2008
New undergraduate concentration in Polish to be offered at the University of Michigan

April 21, 2008
CREES announces Spring 2008 graduates

March 31, 2008: The University Record
$2.5M gift from Robert Donia and Jane Ritter establishes the Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights in the Department of History

March 18, 2008
Noted expert on informal political and business practices in contemporary Russia to lecture at U-M

March 10, 2008: The University Record
Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor Geoff Eley: Social structure past, future topic of talk

February 15, 2008: Deutsche-Welle
Euroskeptic Klaus Re-elected Czech President

February 13, 2008: Chronicle of Higher Education
U. of Michigan Professor Mounts Longshot Bid for Czech Presidency

February 8, 2008: Deutsche-Welle
Czech Presidential Race Pits Past Against Future, Says Expert

February 7, 2008
Chopin Project Reaches Global Community 

February 5, 2008: Deutsche-Welle
Czech Presidential Election Highlights Resilient Grudges

February 4, 2008: The Ann Arbor News
U-M professor in last days of presidential campaign

January 7, 2008: University Record
Gerald R. Ford School professor enters race for Czech presidency

December 24, 2007: Reuters
Czech economist Svejnar launches presidential bid

December 12, 2007
British journalist Neal Ascherson to deliver the EUC Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe

November 19, 2007: University Record
Manoogian Simone Foundation gives $1.2 million for Armenian studies

November 15, 2007
CREES announces Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professional Development Awards for 2008

November 9, 2007: The Michigan Daily
'U' professor mulling bid for Czech presidency

November 5, 2007
"New Europe / Old Problems" series at the University of Michigan to explore European attitudes about race, nationality, sexuality, and gender

November 5, 2007: Radio Praha
Will Jan Svejnar be real "anti-Klaus"?

October 8, 2007: University Record
Top U-M faculty garner annual awards
John V.A. Fine, Jr., professor of history and CREES faculty associate, receives 2007 University of Michigan Press Award for his book, When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans.

September 25, 2007
Mayor of Timisoara, site of the 1989 uprising which led to the overthrow of Romania's Ceausescu regime, to lecture at the University of Michigan

September 15, 2007
Former students present tribute and symposium to honor John V.A. Fine, U-M professor of history

September 5, 2007
Distinguished political analyst Lilia Shevtsova to deliver U-M lecture on the future of Russia after Putin's presidency