News from Alina Hossu, Fulbright Scholar MIT, 2015-2016

Dr. Constantina Alina Hossu, a researcher at the University of Bucharest, and a Fulbright Scholar Program alumna in the field of Environmental Sciences, co-authored an article appearing in the prestigious Ambio - A Journal of the Human Environment, Springer Publishing House. The paper is a study focusing on the evaluation of cases of natural resource management disputes from Romania and the U.S. and “provides a systematic look at the drivers likely to initiate collaborative problem-solving efforts in four cases in Romania”. The article is the result of her research as a Fulbright scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was mentored by Professor Lawrence Susskind, and can be accessed here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-018-1016-0

The Humphrey Alumni Impact Award

The Romanian Humphrey alumni are invited to submit applications for the Humphrey Alumni Impact Award (AIA) by March 15, 2018. The application form and all other related information are available on The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Website: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/alumni-impact-award. All applications and documents must be submitted electronically to HumphreyAlumni@iie.org. Humphrey alumni should feel free to contact IIE directly with questions at HumphreyAlumni@iie.org.
The Alumni Impact Awards are jointly funded by the U.S. Department of State and IIE’s Fulbright Legacy Fund. Humphrey alumni are eligible to apply for an Alumni Impact Award of up to $10,000 to implement a project in their home country or region. These grants allow Humphrey Fellows to pursue projects that use the knowledge and skills they acquired during their Humphrey Fellowship year.

Workshop on ''Trauma and resilience in early childhood”

Professor William Henry Issel is preparing to start his Fulbright grant at the West University in Timișoara, where he will be teaching courses on American Thought and Culture. During his Fulbright grant in Romania, professor Issel will be accompanied by his wife, Dr. Mary Claire Heffron, who is already preparing to coordinate a seminar titled ''Trauma and resilience in early childhood” in collaboration with Dr. Deborah Harris. The two-day workshop will take place in Cluj-Napoca on March 17-18. See more at http://www.atasament.ro/.

ETA Activities in Sibiu

The American English Club at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS), run by Fulbright ETA Matthew Chernick, is a weekly activity that meets at the Faculty of Letters and Arts. Drawing students from across the university and Sibiu community, the club aims to be a relaxed, informal, and enjoyable way for students of all levels to work on their English language skills.

On January 16th, 2018, the club welcomed its first guest speaker, Fulbright ETA Courtney-Sophia Henry, who presented a talk entitled “Beyond Sailor Jerry: Tattoo and Body Modification in Contemporary American Culture.” The talk was informative and deeply engaged the attending students. During the visit, time was also spent networking with the ULBS Anglo-American and German Studies faculty for the benefit of the Fulbright Program, American, and the Romanian academic communities. The Club hopes for other visits from Fulbrighters in the future!

BOOK LAUNCH: Train to Trieste by Fulbright Alumna Domnica Radulescu

Published in 2008 with the prestigious press A. Knopf and twelve other international presses since then, winner of the 2009 Library of Virginia Best Fiction Award, Train to Trieste was hailed by critics, journalists and best selling authors as “an unforgettable story that introduces a new and astonishingly fresh voice,” (Arthur Golden, best selling author of Memoirs of a Geisha), and it’s author, Romanian born Domnica Radulescu, “a remarkable writer enriching American letters with her Romanian perspective” (best selling author of The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros).

The event will take place on January 24, from 5:30 p.m., at Eminescu Bookstore. The pioneering editor of Tritonic press, Bogdan Hrib will speak at the launch, as well as the author Domnica Radulescu and professor Maria Sabina Draga Alexandru.

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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