UB Around the Globe: To Ukraine, With Lviv
Oleh Voloshyn, M.S. ’99, traveled back to his hometown of Lviv, Ukraine, in June while on business promoting Covalent Energy International, for which Voloshyn serves as vice president of finance and country manager for Ukraine.
“Lviv is my birth city, and it is always in my heart,” Voloshyn says. “If you visit Lviv once, you will never forget it. It is a jewel of Eastern Europe.” The historic city center, called Ploscha Rynok (the Market Place), where Voloshyn is pictured, is on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List.
“Because of the city’s romantic atmosphere with always-surprising buildings, narrow streets, small balconies in [bloom] and many coffee shops and small restaurants, Lviv is nicknamed the ‘Little Paris of Ukraine,’” Voloshyn explains.
Lviv was selected to host three games of the 2012 Union of European Football Associations’ European Football Championship this past summer—a big deal on the soccer-adoring continent across the Atlantic. In preparation for the event, Lviv received several new facilities and facelifts for many historic sites. And the statue of Neptune in Ploscha Rynok got into the spirit with a Ukrainian national soccer team jersey.
Have you traveled around the nation or abroad recently and snapped a photo of yourself proudly sporting your UB gear? Email your photos or send them to the UB Office of Alumni Relations, 1130 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. (And next time you head overseas, don’t forget to wear your UB apparel.)