[Aaus-list] Newsletter 34
Kyiv Mohyla Foundation
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Mon Jul 15 03:47:34 EDT 2013
kyiv mohyla foundation
#34, July 2013
DZVINKA KACHUR - INSPIRED BY NaUKMA
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD WILL BENEFIT UKRAINE
Dzvinka Kachur is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences and
Policy. Ms. Kachur completed her Master's degree in Environmental
Sciences at National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy in 2005,
another Master's degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy at
Oxford University a year later, and she continues her work toward her
doctorate at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Her fascinating professional background led to her current position
in an 18-month program monitoring and evaluating programs in South
Africa with local NGOs.
Dzvinka Kachur will be returning to Ukraine soon. She considers her
new understanding of other societies to be of great benefit for her
work in Ukraine's transitional period. In her recent interview, Ms.
Kachur commented that her years at Kyiv Mohyla Academy provided her
with lifelong friendships and unique contacts. She commented, "This is
perhaps the most important benefit of my life at Kyiv Mohyla Academy
— the lifelong friendships and the understanding that education is a
lifelong learning process. I wish to all students to open their minds
to the world and other people, and to stay in touch with them
throughout their lives."
Article in English
NaUKMA RECEIVES AWARD FROM "Zavtra.UA" PINCHUK PROGRAM
National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy received the 2012-2013
Best Partner Award for an Institution of Higher Learning from the
Victor Pinchuk Fund's Zavtra.UA Scholarship Program.
Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Zavtra.UA
scholarship program is the first privately funded initiative in
Ukraine for the support of gifted youth.
Its main goal is to facilitate the formation and strengthening of a
new generation of intellectual and business elites in Ukraine. The
program is intended to help gifted young students find the best
positions in different areas of business and public life that
correspond to their intellectual and professional abilities, and to
help them become a driving force of progressive changes in
Ukraine.Zavtra.UA scholarship holders are annually elected through
open nation-wide competition.
PROFESSOR YURIY M. BAZHAL RECEIVED UKRAINE'S HIGHEST AWARD
Yuriy M. Bazhal, head of the Kyiv Mohyla Department of Economic
Theory, was awarded Ukraine's 2012 National Award in Research and
Technology for his academic work published as, "Implementation of
Strategy for Innovative Development Based on New Algorithms in
Management". Ukraine's President Victor Yanukovych announced the award
in a Presidential Decree dated May 16, 2013.
Professor Yuriy M. Bazhal has a doctorate in economics. He is a
renowned member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, author of over
160 publications, among them 14 individual and collective monographs
and 5 text books, numerous publications endorsed by the Ministry of
Education of Ukraine, and many articles in leading international and
Ukrainian academic journals.
Dr. Bazhal has been recognized for his contribution to the theory
and practice of innovations management, and to the development of a
state innovation policy.
Article in English
MICHIO KAKU, RENOWN PHYSICIST AT KYIV-MOHYLA ACADEMY
Dr. Michio Kaku, American theoretical physicist, presented a lecture
at National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy on May 27. The
university's Assembly Hall at the Culture and Art Center was filled to
its 900 capacity. Other assembly halls and facilities at the
university's campus were also filled with viewers who watched the
lecture on television monitors, and filled social media sites with
comments and photographs of the event.
Dr. Michio Kaku was a special guest of the 6th "Zavtra.UA" Youth
Forum, "From Idea to Action", which took place in Kyiv on May 25-27.
The renowned scientist met with the winners of the Zavtra.UA
nationwide scholarship program of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and
participated in the Forum Award Ceremony.
Dr. Michio Kaku, co-creator of the string field theory, shared his
vision on the possibilities of future technological revolutionary
developments that will change lives and alter the course of
civilization itself. Each of his books, publications, or speeches is
meant to explain complex scientific theories and laws of the universe
in a simple but fascinating language.
Article in English
(Photos from lecture)
JOSE CASANOVA, SCHOLAR ON SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION SPEAKS AT NaUKMA
José Casanova, one of the world's scholars in the sociology of
religion, spoke at Kyiv Mohyla Academy on June 18. Dr. Casanova spoke
on Secular Regimes and Religious Dynamics in Post-Soviet Societies: A
Comparative Analysis of East Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.
José Casanova is a professor at the Department of Sociology at
Georgetown University, and heads the Berkley Center's Program on
Globalization, Religion and the Secular.
Dr. Casanova has published works in a broad range of subjects,
including religion and globalization, migration and religious
pluralism, transnational religions, and sociological theory. His
best-known work, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994), has
become a modern classic in the field and has been translated into five
languages. In 2012, Casanova was awarded the Theology Prize from the
Salzburger Hochschulwochen in recognition of life-long achievement in
the field of theology.
Article in English
PHILOSOPHER CHARLES TAYLOR SPEAKS AT NaUKMA
On June 19th , National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy hosted
Charles Taylor, eminent Canadian philosopher, known for his
contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social
science, and intellectual history, at a presentation of his book, A
Secular Age. Duh I Litera
), a publishing house of National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy,
obtained the rights to translate and publish the book in Ukrainian.
Charles Taylor, emeritus professor of philosophy at McGill
University, doctor of philosophy from Oxford University, is the author
of Hegel (1975) and Sources of the Self (1989), and the winner of the
2013 prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded for advancement and research
of spiritual matters. At the presentation, Dr. Taylor was introduced
by Troy Lulashnyk, Ambassador of Canada in Ukraine.
Article in English
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