Kosovo or Kosova?

The automatic spellchecker on this blog doesn’t even recognize the word “Kosova.” Change the “a” to an “o” and no problem…with spellcheckers. Most Americans are familiar with “political correctness” and know what words and phrases are and are not acceptable today,

Kosovo or Kosova?

The automatic spellchecker on this blog doesn’t even recognize the word “Kosova.” Change the “a” to an “o” and no problem…with spellcheckers. Most Americans are familiar with “political correctness” and know what words and phrases are and are not acceptable today,

etnOfest

Last night I went with Paul Engelstad from the US Embassy to etnOfest (Ethnofest) to enjoy the final night of a week-long celebration of traditional Albanian culture and performance. We drove about 45 minutes into the country; the last 15

etnOfest

Last night I went with Paul Engelstad from the US Embassy to etnOfest (Ethnofest) to enjoy the final night of a week-long celebration of traditional Albanian culture and performance. We drove about 45 minutes into the country; the last 15

Food & Fellowship II

On Thursday, I was honored to have supper at the home of Arbnesha (“Buci”) and Astrit Nixha in the International Village, a new residential development a short distance outside Prishtina. Buci (pronounced “Bootsy”) is the UP theatre professor responsible for

Food & Fellowship II

On Thursday, I was honored to have supper at the home of Arbnesha (“Buci”) and Astrit Nixha in the International Village, a new residential development a short distance outside Prishtina. Buci (pronounced “Bootsy”) is the UP theatre professor responsible for

Tips for Packing

During the past six months, I’ve visited a dozen different countries. I offer the following as my essential items for traveling, i.e., those things that I “don’t leave home without.” I’m not including my passport on this list, since I

Tips for Packing

During the past six months, I’ve visited a dozen different countries. I offer the following as my essential items for traveling, i.e., those things that I “don’t leave home without.” I’m not including my passport on this list, since I

JFDP

As soon as I returned from Athens, I began reading the proposals from Kosova’s applicants for the Junior Faculty Development Program. In short, the JFDP provides an opportunity for early-career faculty and administrators in the humanities and social sciences to

JFDP

As soon as I returned from Athens, I began reading the proposals from Kosova’s applicants for the Junior Faculty Development Program. In short, the JFDP provides an opportunity for early-career faculty and administrators in the humanities and social sciences to

Athens

The day after I posted grades, I headed for a week in Athens, Greece, for a “working” holiday. As a theatre history professor, I have wanted to visit some of the sites that I teach, particularly the ancient Greek theaters.

Athens

The day after I posted grades, I headed for a week in Athens, Greece, for a “working” holiday. As a theatre history professor, I have wanted to visit some of the sites that I teach, particularly the ancient Greek theaters.

Istanbul Airport

I posted my final grades last night and, effectively, am finished at the University of Prishtina. I still don’t know if there will be a reprise of my Vietnam play or if we’ll be taking it to the upcoming Pudojeva

Istanbul Airport

I posted my final grades last night and, effectively, am finished at the University of Prishtina. I still don’t know if there will be a reprise of my Vietnam play or if we’ll be taking it to the upcoming Pudojeva

Conference Presentation

This afternoon, I gave a workshop entitled “Differentiated Instruction: Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences” for KETNET (Kosovar English Teachers Network). The conference was facilitated by John Harrington and approximately 40 teachers attended my workshop (and survived without air conditioning!). The

Conference Presentation

This afternoon, I gave a workshop entitled “Differentiated Instruction: Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences” for KETNET (Kosovar English Teachers Network). The conference was facilitated by John Harrington and approximately 40 teachers attended my workshop (and survived without air conditioning!). The

Sofia

This week, while awaiting the conclusion of the semester’s finals, my Fulbright colleague Rich Raymond and I took a trip to Sofia, Bulgaria. To avoid possible border issues with Serbia, we went by bus via Skopje, where we spent a

Sofia

This week, while awaiting the conclusion of the semester’s finals, my Fulbright colleague Rich Raymond and I took a trip to Sofia, Bulgaria. To avoid possible border issues with Serbia, we went by bus via Skopje, where we spent a

Month 6 Begins

Today marks the beginning of my sixth and final month in Kosova! Given that my classes have ended and my play has premiered, my last month’s schedule will be a bit different: some events are certain, while others are not.

Month 6 Begins

Today marks the beginning of my sixth and final month in Kosova! Given that my classes have ended and my play has premiered, my last month’s schedule will be a bit different: some events are certain, while others are not.

Parks & Recreation

We are having beautiful weather here in Kosova: dry and warm but not too hot to spend free time outdoors. Fortunately, there are several lovely parks here in Prishtinê enjoyed by both residents and tourists. These parks provide needed venues

Parks & Recreation

We are having beautiful weather here in Kosova: dry and warm but not too hot to spend free time outdoors. Fortunately, there are several lovely parks here in Prishtinê enjoyed by both residents and tourists. These parks provide needed venues

Aesthetics Class

I arrived in Kosova knowing that I would teach a Theory and Criticism class for the senior playwriting students, who are required to take a year-long course in Aesthetics. Taught during a one single semester, my class would have to

Aesthetics Class

I arrived in Kosova knowing that I would teach a Theory and Criticism class for the senior playwriting students, who are required to take a year-long course in Aesthetics. Taught during a one single semester, my class would have to