U.S. Alumni Fair in Bucharest

WHEN: November 21, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism (18-20 Academiei Street, Bucharest, Romania)

WHO: The Romanian – U.S Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA invite you to a special U.S. Alumni Fair, a unique event, to be held for the first time ever in Romania.

WHY: Members of the American community in Bucharest and U.S. Embassy staff, alumni of major American universities (including Ivy League schools), will come together as proud representatives of their alma maters, ready to act as your guides on an exploration of the American college experience.

Meet U.S. alumni from:
Albion College, Binghamton University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Emporia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgetown University, Glenville State College, Liberty University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Seton Hall University, Texas A&M University, The Ohio State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland, University of Missouri, University of Scranton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Warren Wilson College, Washington College, Yale University.

To participate in the U.S. Alumni Fair, please register at: http://us-alumni-fair.eventbrite.com.
Free admission for all visitors!

News from Romanian Fulbrighter Monica Got

The beginning of November was an especially busy time for Fulbrighters in California, with two important Fulbright-related events taking place in Malibu and Los Angeles, respectively. As the only Romanian Fulbright scholar in the Southern California region (and all of California, most probably), I was fortunate enough to represent Romania on both occasions.

The first event, on November 1, was organized by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA), with all Fulbrighters in California being invited to take part in the Annual Fulbright Luncheon hosted in Malibu, at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Amarjit Marwah. Fulbright scholars were thus offered the opportunity to make new connections and partake in interesting exchanges with IVCLA members, staff and guests, Consular Corps officials and IVCLA International Visitors, all while enjoying a beautiful day overlooking the stunning Malibu coast.

Read more: News from Romanian Fulbrighter Monica Got

News from Prof. Mircea Maniu, Fulbright Ambassador at Babeș-Bolyai University

Ms. Soribel Feliz, Consular Officer of the USA Embassy in Bucharest, was welcomed on Friday, November 14th 2014, 11 a.m., by the staff of the Centre for International Cooperation and 25 students from Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Ms. Feliz prepared her presentation „So You Want to Go to the USA? Ask a Consular Officer!” and she was more than pleased to answer students’questions concerning Non-Immigrant Visas, Renewing an Existing Visa, Summer Work and Travel Program, the Interview Process, Immigrant Visas, Diversity Visa Lottery, etc. Babeş-Bolyai University students shared with her and the audience their personal impressions from their former visits to the USA. At the end of the discussions, Ms. Feliz was also available for private conversations with the interested students.

Professor Earl Carstens Participates in Annual Scientific Meeting

Dr. Earl Carstens is a specialist in Neuroscience from University of California, Davis, and recipient of a Fulbright-University of Bucharest Grant awarded for the first time this year. Professor Carstens was invited as a plenary speaker at the annual meeting of the Romanian Society of Dermatology held in Timisoara, November 5-8. The title of his conference was Itch: from basic research to clinics. The American neurologist has further plans to continue strengthening ties to Romanian colleagues and to make his Fulbright presence in Romania a basis for more cooperation in the future.

Halloween at the Fulbright Haunted House

On Friday, October 31, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center hosted its first Halloween party, in parternship with our friends from the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest. Some 40+ “familiars” were bold enough to walk into our house of horrors and join in our spooky Costume Competition. Following a transparent and democratic voting procedure, our Fulbright ETA, Jamie Beth Weaver, emerged the winner for her original portrayal of The Raven, closely followed by “Charlie Chaplin”, while honorable mentions went to “The Bloody Nun”, “Hawkeye/ Robin Hood” and “The Russian Mobster”. The proceedings also included a pumpkin carving competition and bobbing for apples.
We would like to thank our friends and colleagues from the American Studies program, as well as our lovely and lively team of high school interns, for their priceless assistance and for enthusiastically joining in the proceedings.

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