The Center for European Studies-European Union Center (CES-EUC) is pleased to announce  a new director. Karla Mallette, associate professor of Italian and Near Eastern studies, will serve as an interim director of CES-EUC for the 2011-12 academic year. Her research is on medieval literature in the Mediterranean region. We welcome Professor Mallette and express our gratitude for her willingness to take on  this important leadership role in the coming year.