An Update from Hannah Wolf (“That's Not about Trump, New Planets or Beyoncé’s Twins”)
Hannah Wolf was a 2013-2014 Fulbright Student grantee at the “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Cinematography in Bucharest and is currently a second-year M.F.A. in Directing candidate, dramaturg, teacher and creative producer at the University of Texas at Austin (http://theatredance.utexas.edu/graduate/wolf-hannah).
Two of the shows directed by her, The Bigot and The Sky Game, are scheduled to be performed in March and June, respectively. More details about the shows at: http://theatredance.utexas.edu/event/utnt-ut-new-theatre-presents-bigot?date=2017-03-04%2019:30:00 and http://www.peppercorntheatre.org/shows
Romanian Fulbright Alumnus to Launch New Book
Dr. Vasile Rotaru will launch his book titled “Between Integration and Intervention. Russia and the European ‘Near Abroad’ after 2009” on Thursday, March 2nd, at the “Carol I” Central University Library. On this occasion, several celebrated professors from the University of Bucharest and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration/SNSPA (Dr. Rotaru’s home university) will join for a dialogue on the topic proposed by the book, together with the author. Dr. Vasile Rotaru was the recipient of a Fulbright (Senior) Visiting Scholar Award in International Relations at Georgetown University, back in 2015. As he says, he wouldn’t have been able to complete this book without a Senior Fulbright grant which allowed him to conduct specific research in the field. We would like to congratulate Dr. Rotaru for his book and wish him the best of luck in his academic career!
Dr. Melanie Shepard’s Interview on Cluj-AM.ro
Melanie Shepard, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Social Work of University of Minnesota, Duluth has this year been a Fulbright Scholar at Babes-Bolyai University. Melanie was recently interviewed by Cluj-AM TV station, speaking on Family Violence. Details of the interview at:http://www.cluj-am.ro/index.php/component/content/article/115-sa-vorbim-despre-cu-eleonora/17488-sa-vorbim-despre-violenta-in-familie-cu-dr-melanie-shepard-30-ianuarie-2017
4.48 PsychosisSaturday, January 28, was the second European opening night of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis. The show was directed by Fulbright Scholar Rick St. Peter for his students at the theatre department of the University of Craiova. Quoting Rick, “It has been an amazing experience for me to be able to do this here!”
4.48 Psychosis was the astonishing final work of the radical British playwright Sarah Kane, first performed posthumously in 2000. Detailing the experience of clinical depression, the play harrowingly reveals, through poetry, anger and dark humour, an individual’s struggle to come to terms with their own psychosis, the numbers in the title referring to the time in the early morning when clarity and bleak despair strike together.
A Beautiful Book and Its Beautiful Story Reloaded
We have just received from Roger Craik, a Fulbright Scholar at Oradea University back in 2013-2014, the good news that Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin has just been published in Romanian in an edition illustrated by Tom and Wendy Craik, his parents. The beautiful volume has been released by Brumar Publishing House, while the translation into Romanian was made by Rareș Moldovan.
My fulbright experience
Students at the advising center
- Anna's Odyssey - by Anna Claspy
- RomericanJourney - by Damaris Lois Bangean
- A Most Unexpected Year - by Melanie Shoffner
- Eric Fretz
- Polar Bear in the Balkans - by David Jimenez
- Romaniadventure - by Anna Sherod
- Romania plus Hannah equals a blog - by Hannah Wolf
- A Palette for Thought - by Elijah Ferbrache
- A Year in Romania - by Anne Murray
- Lauren Hermele
- Katelyn Arlene Browher