Live Chat with Dr. Gary Holcomb @ the Fulbright Educational Advising Center/FEAC

On Monday, October 20th, from 4pm, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center hosted a special live online seminar titled “Mentoring Romanian Students in the U.S.: A Fulbright Scholar’s View”, given by our distinguished guest, Dr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Literature at Ohio University. Dr. Holcomb spoke about his experience as a mentor to Romanian students in the U.S., the institution of mentoring, differences between the Romanian and American education system and the successful careers some of his Romanian students went on to pursue. He kindly took questions from the audience – mainly M.A. students and graduates - offering expert advice on criteria worth considering when choosing a graduate program in the United States.

Yale Representative & FEAC Team Visit Sf. Sava High School

The Fulbright Educational Advising Center/FEAC had yet another distinguished guest this month. On October 13, we accompanied Mr. Keith Light, Yale University Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, to Bucharest’s „Sf. Sava” High School for a presentation on opportunities to study at Yale and other Ivy League schools.
In his lively presentation, Mr. Light shared stories about life at Yale with the 60+ high school students present, highlighing the tremendous resources that Yale and Ivy League schools in general can offer, as well as the nurturing community and strong support network at Yale. He also spoke about financial aid opportunities and shared insider’s tips on the admission process. The FEAC team encouraged those with an interest in U.S. study opportunities to contact us at our center and to take advantage of the information and preparation materials available in our library and resource center.

The Fulbright Senior Award: Preparing the Application

The Romanian professors and researchers intending to apply to the Fulbright Senior Award 2015-2016 had the opportunity to clarify application questions and converse with two special invitees at the online seminar carried out on the Watchitoo platform on Thursday, October 16.  

Prof. Michael Jones, US Fulbright Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Bucharest/ Liberty University VA highlighted the importance of the project statement in terms of structure, style and significance. He encouraged the participants to explain the importance of the project on different levels, reinforce the proposed goals and methods and, last but not least, carefully follow the application instructions.

Read more: The Fulbright Senior Award: Preparing the Application

Michael S. Jones’ Book on Blaga

Metafizica religiei – Lucian Blaga și filosofia contemporană (tranlsated by Geo Savulescu and Dominic Georgescu, Editura „Self Publishing,” Bucharest), the Romanian version of Dr. Jones The Metaphysics of Religion: Lucian Blaga and Contemporary Philosophy (Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickenson University Press, 2006) was made available to the Romanian public in September 2014.
After spending a year in Romania and often returning as a visitor, Michael „Mihai” Jones is now a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bucharest, teaching and continuing his Lucian Blaga project by translating the famous Romanian philosopher’s work into English. This will benefit English-speaking philosophers by making Blaga’s philosophy accessible in their language and benefit U.S.-Romanian cultural relations in general.

Welcome to U.S. Fulbright Grantees 2014-2015

The beginning of every new academic year in Romania coincides with the arrival of the new group of American Senior Scholars, Researcher and ETA Student grantees. In their honor, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission organizes every October the Orientation Seminar aimed at introducing them to the new environment and help them adapt, know each other and meet Romanian academics, colleagues and alumni of the program.

The current group of American Fulbright grantees consists of professors and students who teach and do research in the fields of American Studies, Philosophy, Business Administration, Engineering, Neuroscience, Education, Social Work, Comparative Literature and Modern History, English Teaching Assistantships at universities and institutions in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Brasov, Constanta, Timisoara, Suceava.

After the official part of the program on October 9, attended by U.S. and Romanian high officials, the U.S. grantees participated in this year’s edition of the biennial RAAS – Fulbright Conference entitled (Im)Migration Patterns: Displacement and Relocation in Contemporary America, October 10-12, 2014.

       

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