News from Romanian Fulbrighter Alexandru Groza

“How did my Fulbright journey start? It started at the University of Idaho in an American state that I had heard too little about. I had no expectations, nor good, nor bad, just the feeling that I will have a fresh start.

What did I find at the University of Idaho? I found a family that took all the Fulbrighters, coming from all the continents, into their care. Not only did we receive valuable pieces of advice and information about what Fulbright really means, but we also felt real warmth. It was like everyone was eager to help bridge the cultural gap. It was not the cultural shock that came first, as the people involved in the organization, the volunteers, and the perfect combination of events made our cultural adjustment easier, although we knew very well that this gateway was the path to a better understanding of our new life and research style.

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Fulbright Specialist Program in Financial Literacy

The Romanian Center for Economic Education (CREE), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic and financial literacy in Romania, hosted Jane Lopus, PhD, as a Fulbright Specialist in May 2017.  Jane is Director of the Center for Economic Education at California State University East Bay and Director of the Global Economic Education Alliance (GEEA), a US-based non-profit organization. Paul Lacatus is President of CREE and Maria Lacatus, PhD, is Program Director. Maria is also Associate Professor in the Teacher Training Department of the Academy of Economic Studies (ASE; Bucharest University of Economics).  Jane was a Fulbright Scholar at ASE in 2010.  
 
As part of the Fulbright Specialist grant, on May 18 2017 Dr. Lopus and Dr. Lacatus were keynote speakers and presented a joint paper entitled “A Comparison of Financial Literacy Education in Schools in Romania and the United States” at the annual conference of ASE’s Teacher Training Department. This paper is available here. Dr. John Brock (of GEEA and the University of Colorado) was also a keynote speaker.

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Fulbright Alumna Ruxandra Vidu Re-elected as President of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Ruxandra Vidu of the University of California Davis, a Fulbright Alumna, was re-elected as President of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (ARA) during the 41st ARA Congress. She was first elected ARA president in 2013 at the 27th ARA Congress in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

After more than 6 years, the 41st ARA Congress was brought back to Romania. The 41st ARA Congress "Science and Arts in Modern Era" was held at the University of Craiova, between 19-22 July 2017, with participation from Romania, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Tunisia and Republic of Moldova.

The congress was opened by Prof. Univ. Dr. Cezar Ionuţ Spânu, Rector of the University of Craiova, following Prof. Univ. Dr. Ruxandra Botez, Director of the 41st ARA Congress and Prof. Univ. Dr. Ruxandra Vidu, President of ARA. Prof. Ruxandra Vidu also presented the messages addressed to the 41st ARA Congress by the Royal House of Romania, President Emil Constantinescu (1996-2000) and the Academy of Medical Sciences of Romania. Following were the presentations of Acad. Gheorghe Păun, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Acad. Dorel Banabic, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, and artist Mihai Teodor Olteanu, painter of the Revolution in Timisoara.

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Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016


Conference on the Consolidation of Relationship between Political Representatives and Local Community

Joseph Amiri, a 2016-2017 Fulbright ETA Fellow in Galati and Brasov, recently spoke to a public made up of local and county counsellors, mayors and vice-mayors, about the importance and good practices of communication strategy between politicians and their constituencies. The following discussions with the participants were moderated by Dr. Angela Dobrescu, sociologist, Project manager of the Corona Group for Local Initiative.
The meeting was organized on June 20, 2017, by the NGO Corona Group for Local Initiative (GIL Corona) in Brasov in partnership with the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, the American Studies Programme at Transilvania University and with the support of the Brasov County Council.
More photos are available here.

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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