U.S. and Romania Sign Joint Funding Agreement for the Fulbright Program

fulbright-romania"The U.S. Department of State announced today the signing of a new bilateral agreement with the Government of Romania for joint funding of the U.S.-Romania Fulbright Program. The new agreement, which increases Romania’s financial contribution to the program, was formalized by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan M. Ryan and Romanian Minister of Education Remus Pricopie in a signing ceremony on October 22.

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Interview with Fulbright Alumna Cristiana Grigore on Al Jazeera America

cristiana grigoreRomanian Fulbright alumna Cristiana Grigore talks about the stereotypes versus Roma people in an interview on Al Jazeera America.

Cristiana was a Fulbright grantee in 2009-2010, at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education & Human Development.

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The 2014-2015 Fulbright Schuman Award for EU Citizens

fulbright schumanThe preliminary application for the Fulbright Schuman award will be open from November 1 to February 1, and the final application deadline will be March 1, 2014. The Fulbright Schuman competition is administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg. To find out details on eligibility requirements and the application process please access: http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/info-and-application/application-form/.
In order to learn more about selecting U.S. universities and how you can fund your U.S. academic experience with a Fulbright Schuman award you are invited to join a webinar organized by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, together with several APSIA schools, on Monday, November 4//4PM CET Brussels Time.
You should log on at the following link to join the webinar: http://edusaconnects.adobeconnect.com/fulbrightbelgium.

A Beautiful Book and Its Beautiful Story

The Pied Piper of HamelinAs a child, Roger Craik received Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in an illustrated version. Now, more than 50 years later, Roger published the book as a gift to the entire world.

At present, Roger is teaching writing and English literature at Oradea University in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar, for the academic year 2013-2014.

Find more about this charming story at:  http://starbeacon.com/local/x862192788/In-the-name-of-love.

Collaboration between Romanian and U.S. Fulbright Alumni

athanorRomanian poet and performer Chris Tanasescu (Margento) and American poet and translator Martin Woodside, both Fulbright alumni, worked together on the translation of Gellu Naum’s poetry, recently published in the volume Athanor & Other Pohems by Calypso Editions, an artist-run, nonprofit press dedicated to publishing quality literature in translation by established and emerging authors.

About the book: “One of Romania’s most important poets and a key figure in the surrealist movement, Gellu Naum remains almost entirely unknown to English speaking audiences.  Sampling some of Naum’s best work from a unique literary career spanning over more than 60 years, this collection offers a long overdue introduction to one of the greatest figures in 20th century European poetry.”
Read more at: http://www.calypsoeditions.org/athanor-other-pohems/ 

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