An American Fulbright ETA in Baia Mare
Baia Mare and the Department of Letters of the local university benefits this year for the first time of a Fulbright presence. After spending the first semester of the academic year in Targu Mures, Anna Claspy is now in Baia Mare. She is being interviewed by local mass media and expresses her intention to share with her Romanian students her knowledge and experience of American realities.
Romanian Fulbrighter’s Articles Accepted by Prestigious Scientific Journals
We are happy to report that Dr. Ioana Cristea, current Visiting Scholar in the field of Psychology at the Meta-Research Innovation Center within Stanford University, California, has recently had three articles published in internationally-recognized scientific journals. Ioana Cristea is mentioned as a prime or a correspondent author for all the articles. Furthermore, two of them represent the direct result of her ongoing research as a Fulbright grantee. Congratulations, Dr. Cristea!
Abstracts or full versions of the articles can be accessed following the links below:http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171654
Fulbright Think Tank Workshop: “Innovative Teaching Methods: Expanding Knowledge of American Culture in the English Class”
The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission organized the fourth edition of the Fulbright Think Tank workshop, which took place on February 17, 2017, bringing together high school teachers of English from across the country. The Fulbright Think Tank initiative was launched in 2013, when American Studies experts and academics came together to discuss the strong and the weak points of the discipline in terms of its future in Romanian universities.
This year’s Fulbright Think Tank workshop was aimed at encouraging the exchange of ideas and innovative strategies between Romanian and U.S. teachers, as well as improving the ways in which American culture and values are integrated in the teaching of English as a foreign language to Romanian high school students.
35 Romanian teachers, 4 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants, one Fulbright senior grantee, as well as distinguished representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, participated in this event, which has become a fixture in our yearly calendar. The event was made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
FEAC Representatives Meet with “Gheorghe Sincai” National College Students
On February 27, the Fulbright-EducationUSA team had the pleasure of talking to students at “Gheorghe Sincai” National College in Bucharest. The 10th and 11th grade students in attendance learned about the structure and characteristics of the American system of higher education, undergraduate study opportunities in the United States and Fulbright-EducationUSA (FEAC) resources and programs. Some students voiced an interest in preparing for an academic career path in STEM fields, while others manifested their interest in sports scholarships and the events organized by the FEAC team and center. All were provided with informational materials and all were encouraged to attend future EducationUSA-related events.
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
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