Native American History and Culture Presentation in Cluj

On June 11, 2018, Courtney-Sophia Henry, Fulbright ETA at "Dunarea de Jos" University in Galați, visited the American Corner at Biblioteca Judeteana “Octavian Goga” in Cluj-Napoca. She spoke with teachers and high school students from „Nicolae Balcescu” Theoretical High School, „Victor Babes” Theoretical High School and „Alexandru Borza” Technological High School, as well as faculty from Sports High School and an assistant professor from „Babes-Bolyai” University, with forty attendees in all.
The focus of the presentation was on Native American (Ojibwe) history and culture, as well as Ms. Henry's military service in the United States Navy. Participants were invited to ask their own questions, and a lively discussion took place after the talk about overcoming adversity, tattoo art, Ojibwe spirituality, and Ms. Henry's adjustment to life in Romania.

Fulbright Alumnus Visits Romania with Group from Liberty University

On Wednesday, June 13, Romania Fulbright alumnus Dr. Michael Jones (2000-2001, 2014-2015) visited the Romanian Fulbright Commission with a group of students from Liberty University where he teaches. They were accompanied by two other professors, Dr. Laura Jones from Liberty University and Dr. Laurentiu Gheorghe from the University of Bucharest. Dr. Jones and his group are in Romania for three weeks, studying theology, learning about Romania, sightseeing, and collaborating with churches to host meetings for children and youth groups. The Fulbright staff explained the Fulbright program to the group and encouraged the students to consider a future Fulbright application. Dr. Jones says that his students are loving their time in Romania and that it is likely that some will apply to the Fulbright program when the time is right.

Study Abroad & Visions for Global Education

On June 19, from 2 p.m., U.S. Fulbright Alumna Rebecca Davis, Director of the Center for Global Social Work Studies at Rutgers University, will be offering an interactive lecture titled “Study Abroad in Romania & Visions for Global Education,” at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University. Dr. Davis has 15 years of experience in international social work and international development. She lived and worked in Romania for ten years, initially starting as a Fulbright Scholar in Social Work in Bucharest (1992-1994). The event is hosted by Dr. Alina Rusu, Associate Professor and Fulbright Ambassador at Babeș-Bolyai University.

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Fulbright Alumnus Returns to Romania

Mohsen Razzaghi, a professor from Mississippi State University, had two Fulbright Awards to Romania during academic years 2011-2012 and 2015-2016. Since he left Romania in 2016, he initiated and has created a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Mississippi State University (MSU) and the Politehnica University of Timisoara (PUT) and the University of Bucharest. In addition, PUT applied for an Erasmus+ between their university and MSU, and it has been approved. Furthermore, a joint conference entitled 1st International Conference on Computational Methods and Applications in Engineering was organized by Mississippi State University and Politehnica University of Timisoara, and was held during May 23-26, 2018, in Timisoara. The objectives of this conference were to enhance interdisciplinary international work between scientists and engineers in the USA and Romania. More information on this conference series is given at http://iccmae.elearning.upt.ro.

Fulbright Roundtable @ The 20th Annual International Conference of the English Department

The English Department of the University of Bucharest held its 20th Annual Conference: “Truth(s) and Alternative Facts” on June 7-9. On the second day of the conference, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission organized a roundtable entitled “Exploring Truths Across Cultures.” The roundtable was attended by current U.S. Fulbright grantees (Domnica Rădulescu, Washington and Lee University; Brooke Reavey, Dominican University; Courtney-Sophia Henry, Wayne State University; Monica Cure, Biola University) and Romanian Fulbright alumni (Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest; Teodora Șerban-Oprescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies; Mugur Zlotea, University of Bucharest; Iulian Cănănău, University of Gävle, Sweden; Dragoș Ivana, University of Bucharest). The discussion, moderated by Executive Director Rodica Mihăilă, focused on the value of the Fulbright Program in encouraging intercultural communication and critical thinking.

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