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Romanian Alumni Community Newsletter - Volume I, Issue 9

  1. 1. Welcome to Romanian Alumni Community Romanian Alumni Community Monthly Newsletter Bucharest, September 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 9 Alumni News From Alumni Table of ContentsAlumni News  Romanian Fulbright Alumna in Romanian Radio Show State Alumni’s Research Center  Educational Project by Fulbright Alumnae "Dance With Us: Motion Across Cultures" Photo Con- test  New Articles by Adela Mihai, Romanian Fulbright Alumna Welcoming the U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Romania ► U.S. Alumni and Grantees for 2011-2012 Academic Year  U.S. Fulbright Hays Alumnus in the Romanian Workshops on Research Management and Interna- Media tionalization of Campuses  News from U.S. Fulbright Alumna Elyssa FordFrom Alumni► Romanian Alumni and Grantees Alumni Information New Volume on Social Media by Fulbright Alumnus Alexandru Bradut Ulmanu Alumni Links Alumna Intern at Voice of America Romanian.US.Fulbright.Commission 1
  2. 2. Bucharest, September 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 9Alumni NewsState Alumni’s Research CenterState Alumni offers you access to over $33 billion in funding opportunities and to more than 20,000full text periodicals and academic journals such as The Economist, International Migration Review, YaleLaw Journal, and The Historian. Visit the State Alumni "Research Center" to access EBSCOHost, GalePowerSearch, and ProQuest eLibary, and COS Funding Opportunities databases. Read more"Dance With Us: Motion Across Cultures" Photo ContestFrom September 13 until October 25, 2011, you are invited to submit an originalphoto to the ExchangesConnect Photo Contest, “Dance with Us: Motion acrossCultures.” ExchangesConnect is an international online community managed bythe Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of Statethat brings together over 32,000 members for people-to-people dialogue aboutU.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange and cultural programs. People allover the world, ages 14 and older, are invited to share personal perspectives ondance in their culture by submitting a photo and a short description to Ex-changesConnect at Submissions will be judged on origi-nality, creativity, effectiveness and photo quality.Welcoming the U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Romania for 2011-2012 Academic YearWe are pleased to announce the new U.S. Fulbright grantees for the 2011-2012 academic year arearriving these days. A total of 8 senior scholars and 8 juniors will teach and undertake research in uni-versities located in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Bacau, Iasi, Sibiu, Braşov, Constanta, Petrosani, Suceavaand Timişoara. Following the tradition of the program, the American grantees will participate in an Ori-entation Conference, intended to help the new grantees adapt easier to their new Romanian environ-ment. We will be back with details and pictures in our next issue.Workshops on Research Management and Internationalization of Campuses The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission has joined the endeavors of the Romanian higher education sector to promote a number of policies expected to have a significant short and long term impact on the entire university system by organizing a series of workshops dedicated to the Management of student services, Research management and the Man- agement of the internationalization of campuses. The most recent two events took place as follows: - September 8-9, 2011, the Workshop on Research Management. The event was hosted by Politehnica University in Bucharest was conducted by Dr. Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice Presi-dent and Associate Provost for Research at Boston University.- September 23-24, 2011, the Workshop on Management of the Inter-nationalization of Campuses took place at the National School of Politi-cal Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest and was conductedby Dr. Patti McGill Peterson - Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives,American Council on Education and Dr. Barbara A. Hill - Senior Associ-ate for Internationalization, American Council on Education. We would like to specially thank all the alumni who helped us in organized the events. 2
  3. 3. Bucharest, September 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 9From Alumni ► Romanian Alumni and GranteesNew Volume on Social Media by Fulbright Alumnus Alexandru Bradut Ulmanu Cartea fetelor. Revolutia Facebook in spatiul social/The Book of Faces. Facebook Revolution in the Social Space was written by Alexandru Bradut Ulmanu and published by Humanitas - one of the most prestigious publishing houses in Romania. The vol- ume addresses a very modern topic - social media - showing how social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter affect global politics, reshape journalism and change our everyday life. To find an answer to all these issues the author spent many hours with tens of people, asking for their opinions and trying to understand their point of view, for each and every case. So far, The Book of Faces has generated many positive reactions among the Romanian readers; it was also received with much en- thusiasm at Bookfest, the largest national book fair. Alexandru Bradut Ulmanu is a Fulbright alumnus in Journalism at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Jour- nalism.Alumna Intern at Voice of AmericaMore news about Cristiana Grigore, our Fulbright Alumna: during this sum-mer she was an intern at Voice of America - a very inspiring experience – asshe considers. As a follow up, Cristiana promised to send us the articlesabout studying and living in the United States she was assigned to write forVOA’s Student Union Blog. Cristiana is completing her graduate studies inInternational Education Policy and Management at Vanderbilt University. Toread her VOA testimonial visit: a first article about American Culture is available online at: Fulbright Alumna in Romanian Radio Show Cosana Nicolae Eram, Fulbright grantee in 1999-2000 and presently a lec- turer at Stanford University was invited in a radio show entitled Romani in Lume (Romanians around the world). The radio show registration is available online by following the link below. 33434#add_comm Romanian.US.Fulbright.Commission 3
  4. 4. Bucharest, September 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 9From AlumniEducational Project by Fulbright AlumnaeFulbright alumnae Rodica Eliza Gheorghe, Gina Gusilov and Andreea Savu areimplementing a project in Romania entitled YoungDiplo. The project is thefirst educational initiative of its kind, dedicated exclusively to International Re-lations undergrads. They intend to organize a series of international confer-ences, a summer school with tutors from Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, George-town, LSE, facilitate internships in Romania for students, and then publishtheir research in specialized magazines. Read more at Articles by Adela Mihai, Romanian Fulbright Alumna Adela Mihai, professor and Fulbright Senior grantee in 2008-2009 in the field of Mathe- matics published two scientific articles in collaboration with professors from Michigan State University, the host University of her Fulbright scholarship. For more details about the articles, please follow the links below: - Israel Journal of Mathematics, in collaboration with Prof. David Blair - Kyushu Journal of Mathematics, in collaboration with Prof. Bang-Yen Chen ► U.S. Alumni and GranteesU.S. Fulbright Hays Alumnus in the Romanian MediaAnother article on tuberculoses disease in Romania appeared in the media following Jonathan Stillo’sworkshop at the U.S. Embassy in Romania. U.S. Fulbright Hays alumnus Jonathan Stillo is a medical an-thropologist who focused his research on raising awareness on tuberculosis disease.For more details, please follow the link below. from U.S. Fulbright Alumna Elyssa Ford As a U.S. Fulbright grantee to Romania in 2009-2010, Elyssa was teaching English as a foreign language & advising at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Following her Fulbright grant, Elyssa just started a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of history at Northwest Missouri State University. She is teaching classes in U.S. history, womens history, and public history. Here are some of Elyssa’s comments about the new position: “I am a historian in a combined department of History, Humanities, Philoso- phy, and Political Science, and I am directing the minor in Public History. It is going to be a very busy year since I teach four classes a semester, and I also am getting used to teaching larger survey classes of 60 people each. Everyone in my department, at the university, and in the community have been very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. This semester I am teaching the U.S. survey and public history. In the spring I will beteaching the U.S. survey, womens history, and U.S. since 1945. I am looking forward to using some ofmy experiences in Romania when I talk about the Cold War and communism in my U.S. since 1945class.” We wish the best of luck to Elyssa and congratulations for the new position! 4
  5. 5. Bucharest, September 30, 2011 Volume I, Issue 9Alumni 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: and more. Visit the Romanian Alumni Community onIn order to enroll, visit the site https:// 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 This Newsletter is produced by the Romanian Alumni Coordinator 5