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Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences (SVU)

Washington DC: Reception, this Saturday, May 30, 2015

SVU Washington DC cordially invites you to the Champagne Reception
this Saturday May 30, 2015 from 2-4:30pm

at the Embassy of Slovak Republic
3523 International Court NW, Washington, D.C

Read the INVITATION on the SVU Washington DC site.

2015 Regional Conference, July 17-19, 2015

Save the dates for the 2015 SVU Regional Conference
at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 17-19, 2015.

The theme for this year’s conference is: “Contributions of Women on Both Sides of the Atlantic”. However, proposals should not be limited to this subject. Please send your paper proposals and abstracts to Hugh Agnew, program chair, by May 31, 2015 at SVUConference2015@gmail.com.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public PolicyDepartment of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia, the The U.Va. Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Virginia Czech/Slovak Heritage Society.

Local arrangement information and logistics will be published here and in Zprávy, Contact Persons: Bruce Vlk at bruce.vlk@virginia.edu and Natalie Masri at nsmasri@gmail.com. On-line registration will be available starting in late May at www.svu2000.org/payments.

Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech-American Biography

Here is the latest announcement (urgent) about the project:

Don’t forget to send your suggestions to svu.one@gmail.com

Related posts:

Professor Bažant elected to the Royal Society of London

Northwestern University, May 5, 2015:

Longtime SVU Member Professor Zdeněk Bažant was elected
to The Royal Society of London. CONGRATULATIONS!

Read the McCormick School of Engineering PRESS RELEASE.

Svatopluk ‘Svaťa’ Kuděj (1924-2015)

We are saddened to report of passing of our SVU faithful member Svaťa Kuděj who died on April 26, 2015, at the age of 91. He was born on April 30, 1924 in Mírov in northern Moravia. When he was six years old his family moved to Kutná Hora in Bohemia where he spent his formative years. After completing gymnasium, he attended the University of Economics in Prague (1945-49), graduating cum laude, as a commercial engineer. …read more

Mojmír Svatopluk Frinta (1922-2015)

Mojmír FrintaIt is with great regret to report the passing of the SVU long-time member Mojmír Svatopluk Frinta on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. I have known him from the inception of our Society and still vividly recall when I invited him, in my capacity as a program chair, to our First World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Science in America, as the Society was then called, held in Washington, DC, on April 20-22, 1962. …read more

Thomas George Gibian (1922-2015)

Thomas GibianThomas George Gibian, 92, passed away on February 28, 2015, in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Tom was born into a loving family on March 20, 1922, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His father, Richard, and his mother, Vera (Šindelářová), loved books, music and discussion. He was the oldest of three boys and enjoyed a happy childhood in a prosperous family. He was a good student and made friends that he would remain connected to for the rest of his life. …read more

SVU is on Twitter

twitter SVU on TwitterOur new SVU Vice President Bruce Vlk has established a Twitter account for the SVU, which quickly became actively followed. Follow us on Twitter.
The Twitter feed display will be added to the SVU Website soon.


Executive Board, Council, Auditors of Accounts, Conciliation & Arbitration Committee.


This document is available in the Portable Document Format (PDF).

New Role of the SVU Council

As the result of the 2014 Referendum of SVU Members, the SVU Bylaws have been revised to provide checks and balances to the governance of the Society. The revised functions and the jurisdiction of the SVU Council are elaborated here: (PDF).


The newsletter is available for download in PDF.

KOSMAS has its Facebook page

You’re invited to like the KOSMAS Page on FB, managed by Hugh Agnew

Don’t forget on Facebook there’s also:

SVU Group on LinkedIn

SVU Members:
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