Romanian Alumni Community Newsletter Volume I, Issue 6

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  • 1. Welcome to Romanian Alumni Community Romanian Alumni Community Monthly Newsletter Bucharest, June 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 6 Alumni News From Alumni Table of ContentsAlumni News Workshop on Management of Student Ser- ► U.S. Alumni and Grantees vices conducted by U.S. Fulbright Alumna  Collaboration between U.S. Fulbright Grantee Jake Nancy Sherman Shulman-Ment and Romanian Fulbright Alumna Now Open: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Mariana Nicolae 2012  Romanian Poetry Anthology by U.S. Fulbright Alumnus Now Open: Fulbright Senior Award 2012- Martin Woodside 2013  Highlight about U.S. Alumna Kathleen Laraia McLaugh- lin on the U.S. Department of State Fulbright WebsiteFrom Alumni  U.S. Fulbrighter Laura Mattes at TEDx Youth Bucharest  U.S. Fulbright Alumnus Vincent Liotta at Jeunesses Mu-► Romanian Alumni and Grantees sicales Romania Grand Opera Gala Young Artists for Excellency Interview with Fulbright Alumna Cristiana  Testimonial by Maria Borger, U.S. Fulbright Alumna in Grigore in Romanian Media 1979-1981 Interview with Romanian Fulbright Scholar  Concert Performed by U.S. Fulbright Grantee Jake Chris Tanasescu Shulman-Ment at Klezmer & More Festival in Bucharest Articles by Romanian Fulbright Grantee Ioana Moldovan published by Revista 22 Alumni Information New Issue of the Journal for the Study of Re- ligions and Ideologies Magazine edited by Ro- Alumni Links manian Alumnus Sandu Frunza http://www.facebook.com/ Romanian.US.Fulbright.Commission https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro 1
  • 2. Bucharest, June 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 6Alumni NewsWorkshop on Management of Student Services conducted by U.S. Fulbright Alumna NancyShermanOn June 10-11, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission in collaboration with the Embassy of theUnited States organized an event entitled Workshop for Improving the Romanian Higher EducationSystem. Development and Integration of Student Services. The event is the first in a series of threeworkshops to address topics of interest for improving the Romanian higher education system, such asResearch Management, Management of the Internationalization of Campuses and Management of Stu-dent Services.The first workshop – dedicated to the Management of Student Services – was hosted by Babes-BolyaiUniversity in Cluj on June 10 and 11 and was designed to be attended by Provosts and other decision-making university staff members, as well as representatives of the Romanian Ministry of Education.The 2-day event included lectures on the topic and practical applications devised for the training ofthese educational managers. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Nancy Sherman, Fulbright Alumna,professor and clinical coordinator at Bradley University, IL and a highly experienced visiting lecturercoming from the U.S., who shared knowledge and expertise about the practice of the fields in theAmerican universities, translated into a better curricula design and content of the academic programsfor training and improving the efficiency of academic management in Romania.Now Open: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship 2012A new grant competition has just been opened this June. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a verygenerous program for mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a publicservice commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independentnon degree study. The Romanian applicants are invited to submit applications no later than August 28,2011. Click here for details. Now Open: Fulbright Senior Award 2012-2013 Fulbright Senior Award is a very generous program for Romanian professors, re- searchers and professionals who have a doctoral degree or equivalent. Grants are available for conducting research and/or lecturing in the U.S. institutions. The Ro- manian applicants are invited to submit applications no later than November 7, 2011. Click here for details. https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro 2
  • 3. Bucharest, June 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 6From Alumni ► Romanian Alumni and GranteesInterview with Fulbright Alumna Cristiana Grigore in Romanian MediaCristiana Grigore, Fulbrighter in 2009-2010 at Vanderbilt University din SUAtalks about her articles published by International Herald Tribune and New YorkTimes (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/opinion/03iht-edgrigore.html),her Roma identity and her studies in the field of international education policyin U.S.. To read the entire article, please follow the link below.http://www.romanialibera.ro/opinii/interviuri/cum-mi-am-spus-povestea-in-new-york-times-229281.html Interview with Romanian Fulbright Scholar Chris Tanasescu Chris Tanasescu, Fulbright Scholar in 2010-2011 at San Diego University is featured in an interview about poetry, creative writing and his experience in U.S. Chris is a poet, translator and member of a multimedia poetry performance band entitled Margento. The interview followed Chris’s performance during the successful event entitled Nights in White Satin Poetry Reading in Bucharest. Read the entire interview by following the link below. http://www.agentiadecarte.ro/2011/06/%E2%80%9Cpoezia-trebuie-stiuta-si-facuta- si-n-somn%E2%80%9D/Articles by Romanian Fulbright Grantee Ioana Moldovan published by Revista 22Ioana Moldovan is a Junior Fulbright researcher at University of Southern California,Los Angeles in the filed of Film/Drama. Ioana is publishing monthly articles to a well-known magazine in Romania Revista 22. The most recent articles are available at:http://www.revista22.ro/fotografii-care-au-f259cut-lumea-mai-bun259-10722.htmlhttp://www.revista22.ro/hollywoodul-le-351tie-pe-toate-10815.htmlNew Issue of the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies Magazine edited by Ro-manian Alumnus Sandu FrunzaSandu Frunza, Romanian Fulbright alumnus in 2007-2008 and a professor in the Political Science De-partment at Babes-Bolyai University is the editor of a peer-review academic publication intended forprofessors and researchers interested in the study of religions and ideologies. The publication entitledJournal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies (JSRI) is an international online publication, withthree issues per year. Michael Jones, U.S. Fulbright alumnus to Romania and professor at Liberty Uni-versity is also part of the editorial team as an executive editor. The new issue of JSRI is available at:http://jsri.ro/ojs/index.php/jsri/issue/current https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro 3
  • 4. Bucharest, June 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 6From Alumni ► U.S. Alumni and GranteesCollaboration between U.S. Fulbright Grantee Jake Shulman-Ment and Romanian FulbrightAlumna Mariana NicolaeOn June 21, U.S. Fulbright grantee Jake Shulman-Ment & Basarabish performed a Klezmer concert atCurtea de Arges Museum. On the same day, Jake also held a workshop about folk and Jewish music, butalso about his Fulbright experience in Romania. The event was organized by the Romanian-U.S. Ful-bright Commission, English-Speaking Union-Romania and Curtea de Arges Museum. Jake collaboratedwith Dr. Mariana Nicolae, Romanian Fulbright alumna and founding member of the English-Speaking Un-ion-Romania in organizing the event. Romanian Poetry Anthology by U.S. Fulbright Alumnus Martin Woodside Martin Woodside, U.S. Fulbright alumnus in 2009-2010 published a book entitled Of Gentle Wolves: An Anthology of Romanian Poetry. Martin’s translations of Ro- manian poetry, borne largely out of his Fulbright time in Romania, includes au- thors like Marin Sorescu, Gellu Naum, Constantin Acosmei, Radu Vancu, Angela Marinescu, Dan Coman, Ioan Moldovan, O. Nimigean, Robert Şerban, Leonid Di- mov, Gabriel Decuble, Ana Blandiana, Chris Tanasescu, Nicolae Coande. The book is published by Calypso Editions and aims to bring the very best of the country’s contemporary poets together in a single volume. More details at: http://www.calypsoeditions.org/bookstore/romaniananthology/Highlight about U.S. Alumna Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin on the U.S. De-partment of State Fulbright WebsiteKathleen Laraia McLaughlin, photographer and U.S. Fulbright alumna in 2002-2003 is featured in an article about her Fulbright experience in Romania and herrecently published photography album entitled “The Color of Hay: The Peasantsof Maramures” on the U.S. Department of State Fulbright website. To read theentire story, please visit:http://fulbright.state.gov/participating-countries/europe-and-eurasia/romania/laraia-mclaughlin-storyAlso, a slideshow of her photos are available at:http://fulbright.state.gov/root/english/photo-gallery/photographing-the-peasants-of-maramures https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro 4
  • 5. Bucharest, June 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 6From Alumni U.S. Fulbrighter Laura Mattes at TEDx Youth Bucharest Laura Iris Mattes, U.S. Fulbright grantee to Romania was invited at TEDx Youth Bucha- rest to talk about her work in Romania related with the public health sector, gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS discrimination. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxYouth Bucharest is Romania’s first TEDx conference where all presenters and attendees are youth age 30 and younger. To see the video of Laura’s TEDx talk, please follow the link below. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxYouthBucharest-LAURA-MATTESU.S. Fulbright Alumnus Vincent Liotta at Jeunesses Musicales Romania Grand Opera GalaYoung Artists for Excellency Vincent Liotta, U.S. Fulbright alumnus to Romania in 2002-2003, inde- pendent stage director and professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, returned to Romania and together with Viorica Cortez was the leader of the Jeunesses Musicales Romania Grand Opera Gala Young Artists for Excellency. The event was dedicated to young artists, students and graduates of the Academies of Music and to the young actors and opera stage directors from all over the world. It included masterclasses dedicated to young opera singers and was com- pleted by a public gala concert of the Romanian Center of Excellence inOpera, with participation of Bucharest Symphonic Pops Orchestra, directed by Iurie Florea. Also, theproject was administered under the leadership of Mihaela Bogdan(2004-2005), a Romanian Fulbrighterin 2004-2005 who studied at Indiana University with Vincent Liotta.Testimonial by Maria Borger, U.S. Fulbright Alumna in 1979-1981 Maria Borger, U.S. Fulbright alumna to Romania in 1979-1981 recently sent a testimonial about her experience and activities in Romania during the Communist time. Her testimonial portraits the  im- age of the Fulbright program in the Romanian con- text of 1980’s:  “It was a long time ago, but I vividly remember all of it. (…) I dont feel the world should forget such a period in history when so many people lived insuch fear and deprivation. (…) Romanians have much to be proud of. “To read the entire article, please follow the link below:https://alumni.state.gov/romania/news/testimonialsConcert Performed by U.S. Fulbright Grantee Jake Shulman-Ment at Klezmer & More Festivalin BucharestJake Shulman-Ment, Fulbright Student grantee in Ethnomusicology in Romania, has brought together agroup of musicians from the Republic of Moldova and the U.S. who are having a series of concerts inseveral Romanian cities.On Sunday, June 19 Jake Shulman-Ment and his group entiled “Basarabish” performed during the Klez-mer & More Festival in Bucharest at Green Hours jazz-café. The Basarabish group includes: Jacob Shul-man-Ment (USA) – violin, Benjamin Fox-Rosen (USA) - bass, guitar, Efim Chorny (Republic of Moldova)– vocals, Suzanna Ghergus (Republic of Moldova) – piano and Adrian Receanu (Republic of Moldova) –clarinet. https://alumni.state.gov/romania www.fulbright.ro 5
  • 6. Bucharest, June 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 6Alumni InformationJoin STATE ALUMNI Romanian Alumni CommunityThe State Alumni website is a dynamic, Help to build the Romanian Alumni Communityinteractive secure community for more than by sending articles, news, sharing ideas, pictures1,000,000 alumni of exchange programs. and professional opportunities. Find out about upcoming local events, stay connected with fel-►Network with other alumni from around the globe low alumni, find information about alumni-related► Share information about exchange programs and programs and research funding opportunities.alumni activities with a global audience►Participate in Q&A Live discussions with experts If you would like to submit an article, announce-►Access resources such as grants, jobs and research ment of an event, testimonial, job or grant op-databases portunity, please contact the alumni coordinator►Access more than 20.000 free periodicals, newspa- at: loredana.bucuroaia@fulbright.ro.pers and more. Visit the Romanian Alumni Community onIn order to enroll, visit the site https:// https://alumni.state.gov/romaniaalumni.state.gov and click on “Join Now” or “Clickhere to register”. Please wait for verification andconfirmation of your account by the administrativeteam of the State Alumni website. Alumni Links United States Government Alumni U.S. Embassy in Bucharest Community Romanian-U.S. Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Fulbright Commission Commission Facebook Page Romanian Alumni Community If you wish to cancel your subscription to this newsletter contact loredana.bucuroaia@fulbright.ro This Newsletter is produced by the Romanian Alumni Coordinator 6