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6 MINUTES, a youth academic event in Manhattan, NYC

Petr Sis for SVU NYThe NEW YORK Chapter of SVU hosts a special Czech & Slovak Academic Show & Talk at Bohemian National Hall in New York City:
6 MINUTES on April 28, 2015. Come and meet young and bright Czech and Slovak women and men, students, interns, and Fulbright scholars studying and working in the New York City area. For more details see the New York Chapter’s integrated website.

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.

University of Virginia

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 Department 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 Person: Bruce Vlk at bruce.vlk@virginia.edu. On-line registration will be available starting in May 2015 at www.svu2000.org/payments.

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:
Get connected in our group on LinkedIn to stay updated on what’s going on.



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