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Romanian Alumni Community Newsletter_Volume I, Issue 8

  1. 1. Welcome to Romanian Alumni Community Romanian Alumni Community Monthly Newsletter Bucharest, August 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 8 Alumni News From Alumni Table of ContentsAlumni News ► U.S. Alumni and Grantees The 2nd Annual J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholar-  U.S. Fulbright Hays Alumnus Featured in the ship Board Annual Report Cover Design Contest MAP Project Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Professional Develop-  Award for U.S. Fulbright Alumna Lauren Hermele ment Grants  News from U.S. Fulbright Alumnus Paul SumFrom Alumni► Romanian Alumni and Grantees Alumni Information New Interview by Romanian Fulbright Alumna Cris- Alumni Links tina Cheveresan Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Ro- manian Finalists Two More Articles by Romanian Fulbright and IVLP Alumna Ioana Moldovan Romanian.US.Fulbright.Commission 1
  2. 2. Bucharest, August 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 8Alumni NewsThe 2nd Annual J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Annual Report Cover DesignContestDescription (for State Alumni submission page):All Fulbright alumni and current participants are invited to submit their origi-nal cover designs for the 2010-2011 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board(FSB) Annual Report. The report is yours in that it documents the impact ofthe Fulbright Program through the activity of its alumni, grantees and spon-sors.The winning design may be featured on the front cover of the 2010-2011report, with photo and captioned credit. Honorable mentions may also befeatured in the report. We also look to incorporate the selected design - anddesign elements from other entries - within the report. Past editions of theAnnual Report are available at All entrants must be alumni or current participants of the Fulbright Program and must beregistered on the State Alumni website before submitting their entries.Deadline: Submissions are accepted from August 1 through September 30, 2011. If your submissionis selected, you will be contacted within eight weeks of the closing date of the competition.Evaluation Criteria: Selection of the cover design contest entries will be based on three criteria: 1)originality; 2) appropriateness of cover design; and 3) timeliness of submission.Design Hints: Country flags can appear as special recognition of some countries or country programsover others. Although the Contest encourages maximum creativity, neon colors such as hot pink mayrequire muting or other modification.Instructions: Please complete the online form available at, at-tach your design, and click “send” to submit your design. Multiple entries are permitted. All entriesmust include the title, description or caption, and the design image.Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Professional Development GrantsThe goal of the Alumni Professional Development Grant is to provide funding for alumni to attend aconference, workshop or other professional activity that continues to draw upon the Humphrey experi-ence by strengthening an alumnus/as professional development. Applications should focus on profes-sional activities rather than research-based endeavors and provide a detailed explanation of how thisgrant would offer concrete benefits to the alum and/or to the larger community.Some examples of Alumni Professional Development Grant activities: Attend a conference or seminarrelating to professional field; Enroll in a short training course or workshop enhancing specialized skillsand/or knowledge; Arrange site visits or consultations with professional counterparts. The Alumni Pro-fessional Development Grant can be used for an activity anywhere in the world.Humphrey alumni are eligible to apply for an Alumni Professional Development Grant three years aftertheir completion of the Program.More details about application deadlines over the year, the application form and guidelines at: 2
  3. 3. Bucharest, August 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 8From Alumni ► Romanian Alumni and GranteesNew Interview by Romanian Fulbright Alumna Cristina CheveresanCristina Cheveresan, Romanian Fulbright Alumna in 2010-2011 interviewedthe American writer Tino Villanueva. The interview was published in a Ro-manian publication entitled “Orizont”.To read the entire interview, please follow the link below. Excellence and Achievement Program Romanian FinalistsWe’re pleased to announce that all six Romanian nominees were selected as finalists for the TeachingExcellence and Achievement Program (TEA).TEA is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, andimplemented by IREX, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization. The Teaching Excellence andAchievement Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise intheir subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.The Romanian finalists are high school teachers in different fields, from English to mathematics or biol-ogy, from different cities in Romania. Congratulations to all the finalists!Two More Articles by Romanian Fulbright and IVLP Alumna Ioana MoldovanIn August, Ioana Moldovan, Romanian Fulbright alumna published two more articlesin Revista 22. Ioana was a Student Fulbright researcher at University of SouthernCalifornia, Los Angeles in 2010-2011 and an International Visitor Leadership Programgrantee in 2009.To read the articles, please follow the links below. Romanian.US.Fulbright.Commission 3
  4. 4. Bucharest, August 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 8From Alumni ► U.S. Alumni and GranteesU.S. Fulbright Hays Alumnus Featured in the MAP ProjectU.S. Fulbright Hays alumnus Jonathan Stillo was featured in the U.S. EmbassysMAP Project. The MAP project is designed to document the extent, depth anddiversity of the U.S. presence in Romania and includes monthly profiles ofAmericans working in Romania.Jonathan Stillo talks about his rich experience in Romania as a medical anthro-pologist. For more details, please follow the link below., Jonathan was interviewed in the Romania media, in an article about hiswork to raise awareness on tuberculosis disease.Read the entire article at: for U.S. Fulbright Alumna Lauren HermeleU.S. Fulbright alumna Lauren Hermele was awarded with Honorable Mention atthe Annual National Photography Competition organized by Camera Club of NewYork (CCNY), one of New York’s oldest not-for-profit arts organizations. The pic-ture was made in the Romanian village of Crit, during Laurens Fulbright grant.More details at: from U.S. Fulbright Alumnus Paul Sum Paul Sum, U.S. Fulbright grantee to Romania in 2009-2010 will be returning to Bucha- rest as a team member for the Romanian Research Assessment Exercise (http:// Also, as the Chair for the Society for Romanian Studies related groups section of the American Political Science Association, he is also involved in the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Seattle, Washington. The panel of the Society for Romanian Studies is scheduled on September 1, at 2 pm. The discussant of the panel is Ronald F. King, professor at San Diego State University and U.S. Fulbright alumnus to Romania. More details at: 4
  5. 5. Bucharest, August 31, 2011 Volume I, Issue 8Alumni 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