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  1. 1. Alumni News 1 Romanian Alumni Community Monthly Newsletter Bucharest, March 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 3 Welcome to Romanian Alumni Community www.fulbright.rohttps://alumni.state.gov/romania ► U.S. Alumni and Grantees  New article by Stephen J. Cutler, U.S. Fulbright alumnus to Romania in 2004  News from Ruth Blidar, Fulbright ETA in Roma- nia  News from Sherban Lupu, U.S. Fulbright Alum- nus to Romania in 2009-2010  Photography Book by Kathleen Laraia McLaugh- lin, U.S. Fulbright Alumna  Fulbright Senior Scholar Contributes to Social Enterprise Conference  Interview in Romanian Media with David Wein- dorf, U.S. Fulbright Scholar  Fundraising Project by Jake Shulman-Ment, U.S. Fulbright Grantee Alumni Information Alumni Links Alumni News  Book Launch of the Third Fulbright 50th Anniversary Volume  Q&A Live on Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society  Q&A Live: Parasites and Global Health  Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) From Alumni ► Romanian Alumni and Grantees  Anamaria Vrabie, Romanian Fulbright Grantee, awarded the India-China Institute Fellowship from the New School New York  Interview with Ioana Moldovan, Romanian Fulbright Grantee in U.S.  Romanian Participation in NALS 2011 Table of Contents From Alumni http://www.facebook.com/ Romanian.US.Fulbright.Commission
  2. 2. Bucharest, March 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 3 2 Alumni News https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro Book Launch of the Third Fulbright 50th Anniversary Volume On Saturday, April 16, 13:00 pm, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission is invit- ing all alumni at the book launch of the third Fulbright anniversary volume. The event will take place at Sala Palatului, Bucharest. The volume - Fulbright Ripple Effect on International Education. Looking Ahead from a Romanian & American Perspective - offers wide perspectives on the Fulbright pro- gram by inviting some of the main actors in the program to give an account of their Fulbright experience in Romania and U.S. Thank you to all the alumni and contributors of the volume! Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) The submission period for AEIF project ideas has ended. State Alumni received nearly 700 innovative ideas and 12 of the projects were sent by Romanian alumni. Finalists projects will be announced on April 4 at https://alumni.state.gov. Congratulations to all alumni involved in the competition and lots of success! Q&A Live: Parasites and Global Health On April 20, 2011 at 17:00 (Bucharest Time), Dr. David Bruce Conn, a 2010 Jef- ferson Science Fellow at U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Health and Biodefense, will participate in a Q&A Live webchat on Parasites and Global Health. Dr. Conn will take questions about the scientific aspects of disease transmission and the spread of influenzas and pandemics. He also welcomes questions on the U.S. Department of State's policies and interagency efforts to promote global health. To participate, follow the link https://alumni.state.gov/news2/qa-live Q&A Live on Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society On Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 17:00 (Bucharest Time), Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, a senior advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies at the U.S. De- partment of State, will participate in a Q&A Live webchat on the Strategic Dia- logue with Civil Society. This Strategic Dialogue was launched on February 16, 2011, by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The main themes of the Strategic Dialogue are democ- racy and human rights; governance and accountability (anti-corruption); and empowering women. Other topics include religion in global affairs, the envi- ronment, development, global health, and refugee protection. The Strategic Dialogue is expected to run for 18 months. Dr. Tillemann welcomes your questions about the Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society. To participate, follow the link: https://alumni.state.gov/news2/qa-live
  3. 3. ► Romanian Alumni and Grantees Interview with Ioana Moldovan, Romanian Fulbright Grantee in U.S. Ioana Moldovan, currently a Junior Fulbright researcher at University of Southern California, Los Angeles was recently interviewed in a monthly publication edited in Colorado for the Romanian community in USA. During the interview, Ioana talks about her recent activities, the experience in U.S., the Fulbright program and, of course, about her field of research – theatre/film. To read the entire article, please follow: http://www.gandaculdecolorado.com/interviu/8-interviu/1943-interviu-cu-ioana- moldovan Also, Ioana is publishing monthly articles to a well-known magazine in Romania “Revista 22”. The most recent article is about a US representation of Anton Chek- hov’s play “Three sisters” and it is available at: http://www.revista22.ro/articol-10161.html. From Alumni Bucharest, March 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 3 3 https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro Anamaria Vrabie, Romanian Fulbright Grantee, awarded the India-China Institute Fellowship from the New School New York Anamaria, currently a Fulbright Grantee at The New School New York is one of the six recipients of the Student Travel/Research Fellowship offered by the India-China Institute at the New School with the support of the Starr Foundation. She is prepar- ing for her first trip to India this summer, where she is going to start her research on how arts and crafts are engaged in the expanding urban context of Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Anamaria Vrabie is a Master’s candidate in International Affairs at the New School with a concentration in Cities and Urbanization. More information at: http://www.indiachinainstitute.org/blog/2010/12/14/2011-student-travelresearch- grant-recipients/ Romanian Participation in NALS 2011 Ludmila Martanovschi (Ovidius University - Constanta), Postdoctoral Fulbright Grantee at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, attended the Native American Literature Symposium at the Isleta Hotel and Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico between March 17th and 19th , 2011. She pre- sented the paper “Many Voices, One Play: Performing Tribalography in Indian Radio Days by LeAnne Howe and Roxy Gordon” as part of the session entitled “Pushing the Boundaries in Dramatic Perform- ance”. The conference comprised panels on service learning courses, on current developments in Na- tive film and art as well as on the issues of gender, trauma and storytelling in American Indian litera- tures. The keynote speakers Heid Erdrich and Linda LeGarde Grover offered enlightening talks/ readings for the participants. The last day included a walking tour of Isleta Pueblo and the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word team’s performance, which concluded the twelfth edition of this successful symposium organized by a group of Indigenous scholars and directed by Prof. Dr. Gwen N. Westerman (Minnesota State University).
  4. 4. News from Ruth Blidar, Fulbright ETA in Romania "I was fortunate to attend the Berlin Fulbright Seminar of 2011. It was quite the experience! The seminar took place over a period of four days in the beautiful and historically rich city of Berlin. There were over 300 attendees which included the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, U.S. Fulbright grantees from over 20 European countries, German Ful- bright grantees, and other Fulbright alumni. The seminar was not only rewarding from a networking perspective, but also informative, interactive, and en- tertaining. A few of the 2010-2011 music grantees performed for us and they were phenomenal! We also had the pleasure of hearing for- mer US Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum speak about his per- spective on the future of international politics. All in all, it was a once in a lifetime experience I am grateful I had the opportunity to partici- pate in!" From Alumni Bucharest, March 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 3 ► U.S. Alumni and Grantees 4https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro New article by Stephen J. Cutler, U.S. Fulbright alumnus to Romania in 2004 Stephen J. Cutler, professor at University of Vermont and U.S. Fulbright alumnus in Romania announced the publication of an article written with Lynne G. Hodgson and entitled “Genetics, Family Dynamics and Well-Being” in Social Work Review, a journal edited by the Sociology and Social Work Faculty - University of Bucharest, Romania. To read the abstract of the article please follow the link below. http://www.revistadeasistentasociala.ro/index.pl/ genetics_family_dynamics_and_well-being. Stephen J. Cutler is also a member of the journal's editorial board. His long-lasting collaboration with the University of Bucharest started six years ago while he was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Romania. More details about his work at: http://www.revistadeasistentasociala.ro/index.pl/stephen_cutler_ro News from Sherban Lupu, U.S. Fulbright Alumnus to Romania in 2009-2010 Sherban Lupu’s latest project “ERNST” was reviewed in Gramophone, one of the most important magazines of classic music. To read the entire review, please fol- low the link below. http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/ernst-complete-music-for-violin-and- piano-volume-1 Also, you can see Sherban Lupu performing "The Fiddler" by George Enescu at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONBkBVInypY&feature=youtu.be. The re- cording was a part of an event organized by TEDx at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more about the event in the description of the video.
  5. 5. From Alumni Bucharest, March 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 3 5https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro Interview in Romanian Media with David Weindorf, U.S. Fulbright Scholar David Weindorf, recently arrived U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at Uni- versity of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Cluj was inter- viewed in “Ziua de Cluj”, an online Romanian newspaper. During the inter- view, David talks about his Fulbright project related to Agriculture and Soil Morphology, but also about his personal experience in Romania. Read the entire article at: http://www.ziuadecj.ro/eveniment/studiu-american-la-cluj-cum-se- schimba-clima-tansilvaniei--63124.html. Fulbright Senior Scholar Contributes to Social Enterprise Conference Dr. Dan Ratliff, currently a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, participated in the Social Enterprise Conference organized by the American Cultural Center in Bucharest, on March 28, 2011. The event was opened by U.S. Ambassador Mark H. Gitenstein in the presence of a large number of Romanian NGO community members. Dr. Ratliff, an expert on social services for children and fami- lies, delivered a presentation on Marketing and Communication, as part of the development of social en- terprises, stressing the role of the entrepreneurial approach in providing more momentum to this essen- tial sector of a democratic society. Photography Book by Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, U.S. Fulbright Alumna Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, photographer and U.S. Fulbright alumna in 2002-2003 is publishing her first book entitled The Color of Hay: The Peas- ants of Maramures. The book is available starting with March, 2011 and in- cludes photos made during her Fulbright grant in Romania. More details about her work at www.colorofhay.com. Kathleen also launched a Kickstarter project for people interested in supporting her book: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949423456/transylvania-photo-book- of-europes-last-peasants? Fundraising Project by Jake Shulman-Ment, U.S. Fulbright Grantee Jake Shulman-Ment, U.S. Fulbright grantee and violinist just launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for a new musical collaboration between Jewish American and Romanian musicians, exploring our similar roots on a con- cert tour of Romania. The project includes a tour of free concerts in Roma- nia with Benjy Fox-Rosen (a fabulous Yiddish singer and bassist also based in NYC), Adrian Receanu (one of the top clarinetists in Europe playing tra- ditional Romanian music, from Moldova), and others! More details about the project and a video with Jake’s music on http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jakeshulmanment/jake-shulman- ment-and-friends-romanian-klezmer-tou?ref=email.
  6. 6. Alumni Information Bucharest, March 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 3 6 United States Government Alumni Community Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission U.S. Embassy in Bucharest This Newsletter is produced by the Romanian Alumni Coordinator If you wish to cancel your subscription to this newsletter contact loredana.bucuroaia@fulbright.ro Romanian Alumni Community Help to build the Romanian Alumni Community by sending articles, news, sharing ideas, pictures and professional opportunities. Find out about upcoming local events, stay connected with fel- low alumni, find information about alumni-related programs and research funding opportunities. If you would like to submit an article, announce- ment of an event, testimonial, job or grant op- portunity, please contact the alumni coordinator at: loredana.bucuroaia@fulbright.ro. Visit the Romanian Alumni Community on https://alumni.state.gov/romania Join STATE ALUMNI The State Alumni website is a dynamic, interactive secure community for more than 1,000,000 alumni of exchange programs. ►Network with other alumni from around the globe ►Share information about exchange programs and alumni activities with a global audience ►Participate in Q&A Live discussions with experts ►Access resources such as grants, jobs and research databases ►Access more than 20.000 free periodicals, newspa- pers and more. In order to enroll, visit the site https:// alumni.state.gov and click on “Join Now” or “Click here to register”. Please wait for verification and confirmation of your account by the administrative team of the State Alumni website. Alumni Links Romanian Alumni Community Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission Facebook Page

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