"?> Worldwide News Ukraine – WNU Magazine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/ en Ukraine Three Weeks Into Euromaidan http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3728 Thousands of people continue coming every day to Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to make a statement. The statement - being different for everyone - varies between the support of Ukraine’s European integration aspirations and demands of resignation of the government, to condemning the beating of the peaceful protesters and unacceptance of getting closer to Russia and the Customs Union. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:34:39 +0200 Sequels & Threequels: Scriptwriters Masking Scripts with Exotic Locations http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=3399 It is common knowledge that being creative under pressure is hard. Writing a sequel just as appealing as the hundred million dollar earning original is next to impossible. But tricks such as “take your characters to the east, add... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:16:12 +0200 Modern Horror Film: Disturbing Trip or Harmless Fun? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=3351 The Conjuring, 2013’s most expected horror flick, earned almost double of what was spent on the production and that was just over the first weekend of screening. Another thing the film did was produce quite a... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:44:19 +0200 Top Five Things I’ll Miss About Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3319 As my time in Ukraine comes to an end, I started to feel rather nostalgic. I’ve learned a lot about Ukrainian culture and my personal confidence has... Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:31:37 +0200 International Internships: Relevant to a Company’s Success? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=3306 There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to address the age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child... Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:59:58 +0200 4 Reasons Folk Tales Attract Moviegoers http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=3293 While most people look for novelty when they enter a movie theatre, film industry perseveres in offering the audiences a bite of the dusty past every so often. A good old folk tale seems to be one of the top sources... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:18:20 +0200 Dear Travelers, It’s Time to Put Stereotypes About Ukraine to Rest! http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3278 I remember the night before I came to Ukraine I finally decided to do some research about the country (how about that for procrastination)... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:33:05 +0200 Lviv: A Little Taste of Western Europe and A Big Bite of Everything Else http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3267 After writing my press release “Ukraine’s Lviv Ranks Top European City to See Now,” I was inspired to make the trip to western Ukraine and... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:13:24 +0200 Dynamo Kyiv: A Source of Local Pride http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3227 Houses decorated with black and gold line my suburban neighborhood, the smell of burgers are in the air, pizza shops are backed up for over an hour... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:52:58 +0200 Ukrainian Pet Shelters: Volunteers Needed http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3209 When people ask me if I have any negative impressions of Ukraine, the first thing I say is “too many stray animals.” In Kyiv, it is not uncommon... Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:02:11 +0200 The City Underground http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3181 The internet lists Kyiv’s population as 2.8 million people. However, the locals will tell you that the population is more like five million because... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:24:21 +0200 Let Me See Your Funky Chicken: Ukrainian Acceptance http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3165 As I read about Ukraine in preparation for my trip, many articles stated: Ukrainians don’t smile unless you are a close friend. Prior to my arrival, I imagined a stone-faced society of statues going about their daily lives... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:05:36 +0200 From Primanti Bros. to Borshch: Hidden Gems of Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=3143 When visitors come to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first place that locals tell them to go is Primanti Bros. in the Strip District. Then, when the travelers ask what Primanti Bros. serves... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:55:18 +0200 Humanity’s Thirsty Future: Searching for Solution http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2993 By 2030 the number of people living in water scarce regions will approach 4 billion, as per OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030. Today, millions of young women and children in the water stressed regions spend their lives fetching... Mon, 13 May 2013 11:13:29 +0200 A Boy or a Girl? The Odds of Being Well Paid http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2926 As the fresh Eurostat data was revealed, the world gasped at the gender pay gap persisting in the European Union. Women in Europe Work 59 Days “For Free”. Some of the U.S. sources, on the contrary, report that the gender pay gap (GPG) between salaried men and women full-time workers has been put in reverse. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:50:51 +0200 What is to Become of Nuclear Power Stations And Their Legacy http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2988 Electricity, undoubtedly, plays a vital role in our lives today. Our work, leisure, science and education as well as technology depend a great deal on electric power. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:37:21 +0200 HR Managers Unveil Surprising Personnel Retention Tricks http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2777 Tough competition stimulates companies across the globe to make an effort to retain their best asset – personnel. Maintaining employee satisfaction and motivation seems to be a natural gift for some top managers and an unattainable... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:54:39 +0200 Facial Recognition – Technological Revolution or Privacy Havoc? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2480 Imagine approaching the fridge to get your morning orange juice and it greets you by name wishing you a wonderful day; the TV as well as your Smartphone recognizing you before turning on; the computer unlocking when you face it, or the safe opening only after it acquires the positive facial scan. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:40:59 +0200 The Whos and Whys of the EU Association Agreement http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2386 A third country should share the values of the EU and not merely have a will to simplify bilateral trade procedures. Specifically due to this legal provision Association Agreement is widely perceived as a tool for further “democratization” of young democracies. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:43:22 +0200 Will E-Dollar Steal the Show From Good Old Paper Buck? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2358 Experimenter Keith Chen gives a disc-shaped slice of cucumber to a monkey. After chewing on the treat and realizing it wasn’t tasty, the monkey tries to trade... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:30:44 +0200 Small Countries vs. Large Economies in the Olympics – Fair Game or Foul Play http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2142 So, is it really worth for smaller and less prosperous countries to get involved with major sports tournaments? Or, may be, participation in the Olympics is to become the domain of rich and more populated nations? What is the trigger factor for a country to be successful at major sports tournaments? Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:33:16 +0200 Olympic Games vs. Country Image http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2121 Have you ever thought why the world’s nations spend so much money and effort on training their Olympic sportsmen? Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:16:27 +0200 Snobby Political Parties Spin Out of the Box http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=2057 In the age when everyone wants to be young, politicians quickly figured out that speaking to the young meant reaching to the whole population... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:06:32 +0200 What I Will Miss About Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=2043 I am definitely excited to fly back to the United States and see my friends and family. In addition, being able to... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:22:30 +0200 Kharkiv: Exploring the Eastern Ukrainian City http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=2038 My final days in Ukraine quickly approaching, I wanted to take full advantage of my remaining time on this side of the world. After receiving... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:57:03 +0200 Hosting Major Sports Event – Recipe for Success or Disaster? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1980 It has always been prestigious to be associated with major sports events such as Olympics, World Cup or UEFA Championships. The right to host such an event comes with civic pride, psychological satisfaction and great responsibility as well as a hefty price tag. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:32:40 +0200 Getting Lost in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1972 So what is a girl to do with a whole day to herself in a city she has only just begun to explore? Well, get lost in it, of course!.. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:26:14 +0200 How Are the Olympics Worth Our While? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1966 The hype around the Summer Olympic Games opening in London today (Friday) is in full media frenzy. Do a Google search for “Olympics” even with filters “last month” and “news” and some 155,000,000 results still return... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:00:50 +0200 Peacekeeping or Just a Proxy War? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1943 The UN pioneered the concept of peacekeeping in 1948. Honorable as it sounds, the missions turned to be less successful than theory. There is no denial that peacekeeping has been both overly romanticized and widely slammed by many. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:53:58 +0200 Ukraine’s Airports Head to the Top of the Class http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1931 “Most Improved” – that’s what came to mind last time I was at airports in Kyiv. Remember in school when you would get your report card and they would hand out awards at the end of the... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:34:18 +0200 My First Week in Kyiv: Expectations vs. Reality http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1914 Diving head first into the local cuisine, I attempted to stomach a dinner of pig’s fat and a hefty glass of beer. Makes you... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:28:35 +0200 Crying Wolves Over Racism or the True Abode of Intolerance http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1875 Recently the topic of racism was widely speculated about in the European press. “Racism, bullying, threats ... daily life of migrant workers [in the UK]” – that is The Independent’s (UK) article headline. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:36:46 +0200 EURO 2012: “I’m Proud of You, Ukraine!” http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1866 Is it tacky to say you're "proud" of another's accomplishment when you have done essentially nothing to help bring it about? I hope... Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:47:50 +0200 Traveling to Ukraine: Young American’s Perspective http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1865 When I found out that I would be spending six weeks of my summer in Ukraine, I honestly cannot say that I knew a great deal about the Eastern European... Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:04:37 +0200 Hospitality – Ukrainian Style http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1840 Webster’s dictionary defines hospitality as “a generous reception of guests”. Other sites offer synonyms such as “friendly” or “open”. But those... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:55:52 +0200 IT Jobs Market - Patriotism vs. Cost Efficiency http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1768 IT jobs market seems to have developed the momentum contrary to economic recession trend. Such is the opinion of the IT industry experts when they talk about the third world countries. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:05:06 +0200 Demilitarization or Vulnerabilization? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1759 UN offices and institutes for demilitarization, even the feeble Conference on Disarmament together with a great number of others seek ridding the world of nuclear and other arms of mass destruction and societal disruption. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:57:58 +0200 5 Things I Love About Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1734 I am convinced that if people really knew Ukraine they would find so many things to love. But unfortunately most are like the disappointed wife in a recent... Mon, 28 May 2012 09:30:40 +0200 Making an Easter Egg http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1718 Due to the upcoming football championship, Ukraine suddenly appeared on the map of the world news under a variety of headlines... Thu, 24 May 2012 08:58:34 +0200 Ukraine's Cafe Culture Comes of Age http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1715 Empty shelves, long lines, surly stone-faced clerks that embodied the old Soviet joke - "They pretend to pay so we pretend to work ". That’s what... Wed, 23 May 2012 14:52:07 +0200 Smarting Textiles Up http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1727 The idea of an iPhone built into a shirt or a laptop on your skirt seemed strangely futuristic and borderline absurd. That until I read about new developments... Wed, 16 May 2012 16:33:36 +0200 Plus ça Change, eh? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1725 One has to admit that, despite being widely criticized, the European Union stands strong – the concept of a big influential Europe has settled... Mon, 14 May 2012 16:20:57 +0200 Armed to the Teeth and Vulnerable? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1674 Today a number of world organizations spearheaded by the UN advocate for the weapons-free society around the world. International community split into two major camps regarding the issue... Fri, 11 May 2012 08:42:58 +0200 I-Wear, Do You? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1726 Seemingly futuristic, intelligent clothing is set to transform the entire fashion industry within the next decade, reckons industry expert... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:24:29 +0200 Why Ukraine Dropped The http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1605 As recently as last week a British news resource centered on poultry news referred to the country of Ukraine using the definite article. Nonetheless... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:04:50 +0200 NGOs in the Developing Countries – Evolution or Devolution? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1573 The political instability, currency volatility and investment uncertainty have all become key factors in today’s rapidly changing world. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:12:04 +0200 On the Use(lessness) of Studying Abroad http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1442 Did you ever wonder whether you should go study abroad? Did you notice the crowds of international students in your city or town? Or have you already experienced international education?.. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 11:24:16 +0200 Facelift, Electrocardiogram, or Removing a Malignant Melanoma Is Now a Ticket to See the World http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1440 In a new world where the sick are no longer “patients” but rather “tourists” they travel to another country in search for cheaper or more qualified medical care. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:09:58 +0200 Education Abroad – Useful Experience or Just a Vacation? http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/articles/?id=1729 Studying abroad has gained more and more credibility over the years. These days everyone seems to aim at getting a BA or MA at foreign university... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:46:30 +0200 Dreaming of Italy http://wnu-ukraine.com/magazine/columns/?id=1730 "Carefully planned tourist trips make traveling fast-foodesque. People are tired of the crazy rhythm of modern life. And sometimes, all it takes is to stop for a minute... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:48:55 +0200