Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Explore Moldova!

Larisa delivered a wonderful presentation -- Explore Moldova! -- about Moldova's history and culture.

I spoke about the Moldova Spring Break Study Abroad course.

If you missed this presentation, don't worry. We are going to schedule a 2nd session before the November 15th deadline to apply for the Study Abroad course.

I brought some show-and-tell items -- here are 2 of Peggy's dolls that we bought at the Art Market in Chisinau

I need to find this board game -- Where is Moldova?!

I brought some Bucuria chocolates to sweeten the deal.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spring Break in Moldova! Study Abroad at USFSP

After much work on the logistics and course design, I am pleased to report that students may now apply for the USFSP in Moldova course for Spring Break 2013!  

You can use this link to learn more about the course -- and to apply for the program:

My colleague from ULIM, Larisa Patlis (who is at USFSP this semester conducting research as a Carnegie Fellow) will be making a presentation about the history and culture of Moldova, and I will answer questions about the Study Abroad course at an event on campus:

Friday, October 26th
10:00 am
DAV 236

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Carnegie Fellow at USFSP! Welcome to Florida, Larisa Patlis!

I am so delighted that Larisa Patlis, my colleague from ULIM (the university in Chisinau, Moldova where I taught while a Fulbright Scholar), is working with me at USFSP this Fall 2012 semester as a Carnegie Fellow!

As Larisa explains, her research project, Devolutionary Trends in the Republic of Moldova: the Case of Gagauz Yeri, "explores the origins of devolution in the Republic of Moldova, defining challenges to the unitary system and analyzing difficulties and opportunities that Moldova encounters with its territory’s integrity."

Here is Larisa at her Carnegie Orientation

More to come on the blog about our collaboration and about Larisa's activities on campus.

For now, let me just say 

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