A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Serbian-American physicist engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla is nowadays famous for his work on electricity and energy.

He developed the alternating current system, making it possible to transmit electricity over vast distances, and worked on wireless communication and energy transfer. He was a brilliant, but also very eccentric thinker, claiming to get visions and displaying odd behaviour in public like an obsession with personal hygiene and pigeons. Maybe the more enigmatic parts of his personality make him such an interesting subject for conspiracy theories. Tesla is credited to have worked on unknown energy-sources, caused the Tunguska explosion with his "death-ray" prototype, and supposedly worked on an earthquake-generator.

In 1896 Tesla was working on oscillations for wireless energy transfer. The idea was to build a steam-powered oscillator, able to create various changing frequencies. If the frequency matched the resonance frequency of a receiving device, this device should transform the mechanical oscillations back into an electric current.

On the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing of the Apollo 11 mission, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is organizing a series of briefings and presentations by Mr. David Vuich. Mr. Vuich is one of the seven Serbs – affectionately known as the “Serbo 7” – who helped develop the Apollo Space Program.

The “Serbo 7” Apollo Spacecraft Launch Team was comprised of Milojko “Mike” Vucelic (Director, Systems Engineering) of Garesnica, Slavonija, Danilo Bojic (Engineer, Stress Analysis) of Lipovo near Kolasin, Paul Duich (Engineer, Data Analysis) of Centerville, Iowa whose family emigrated from Mrkopolje in Lika, Milos Surbatovich (Mechanical Engineer, Docking Systems) of Niksic, Peter Galovich (Engineer, Systems Design Hudson) of Wyoming whose family emigrated from Lika, Slavoljub “Sam” Vuich (Engineer, Electronics Systems RDT&E) of Fenj in Banat, and David Vuich (Program-Project Management) of Midland, Pennsylvania, whose family hailed from Okucani, Slavonija.

Jelena Kovacevic is the first woman to serve as the head of the Tandon School of Engineering. On the weekends, you’ll find her running in Central Park and maybe doing Pilates with her daughter.

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Jelena Kovačević, rođena Beograđanka, prekinula je tradiciju dugu 164 godine i postala prva žena dekan Tehničkog fakulteta Tandon na njujorškom univerzitetu, drugog najstarijeg privatnog fakulteta u oblasti tehničkih nauka.

Kada je u avgustu 2018. godine postala dekan ovog prestižnog njujorškog fakulteta, Jelena Kovačević, rođena Beograđanka, i ćerka čuvenog Živorada Kovačevića akademika, ambasadora Jugoslavije u SAD i bivšeg gradonačelnika Beograda, upisala se u istoriju ovog fakulteta kao prva žena koja je došla na čelo ove institucije osnovane još sredinom 19. veka.

By Milos Rastovic

On March 30th, 2019, the fourth SNF Serbian Movie Festival took place at the Cathedral of Learning , University of Pittsburgh. The Serbian Movie Festival was sponsored by the Serb National Federation (SNF), Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and Yugoslav Room Committee, and the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh. The Festival’s main goal is to preserve, perpetuate, and promote Serbian culture, tradition, and heritage in addition to furthering greater Pittsburgh’s cultural diversity.

SERB NATIONAL FEDERATION, CENTER FOR RUSSIAN & EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

YUGOSLAV ROOM COMMITTEE, NATIONALITY ROOMS PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Present

SERBIAN MOVIE FESTIVAL

Preserving Serbian Cultural Heritage, Enriching & Promoting Greater Pittsburgh’s Cultural Diversity

SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2019

University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning
Room #232
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Један од највећих умова 20. века, српски научник - Никола Тесла, умро је на данашњи дан, на Божић 1943 године, а њему у част 12. јануара ће у хотелу Њујоркер на Менхетну, у коме је провео последњих десетак година, бити одржана Конференција у организацији Тесла научне фондације из Филаделфије.

На тој годишњој Конференцији, која се одржава уз подршку Генералног Конзулата Србије у Њујорку говориће, како је Тањугу речено, више од 20 учесника из САД, Канаде, Србије, Мексика и Хрватске.

Умро је у сну, у хотелској соби на Божић, а вест о томе објављена два дана касније, када је његово тело нађено. Урна са Теслиним пепелом пренета је из Њујорка у Београд 1951. и налази се у његовом Музеју.

"Тесла је у хотелу 'Њујоркер' живео последњих десетак година и ту је напустио овоземаљски живот 7. јануара 1943. Хотел нам је зато место окупљања сваког јануара, а у намери да представимо што већи број успешних појединаца које се баве Теслом. Скуп је и својеврсна припрема за 'Тесла Фест' планиран за јануар 2020. у 'Њујоркеру', и у јулу 2019. у Београду", рекао је председник Тесла научне фондације Никола Лончар.

ЛОС АНЂЕЛЕС - Документарни филм Миле Турајлић "Друга страна свега" награђен је за најбољи сценарио на годишњој додели награда Међународног удружења документариста (International Documentary Association - IDA) у Лос Анђелесу.

IDA Documentary Awards је најпрестижнија светска церемонија посвећена документарном филму и ове године је одржана у чувеном Парамаунт студију у срцу Холивуда.

Ова награда се такође сматра једним од главних догађаја који отварају "сезону Оскара".

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Bishop Damaskin (Grdanički)

The vacant episcopal post of the American-Canadian Diocese was filled on June 22, 1938 at the Regular Session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Elected as its second Diocesan Hierarch was Bishop Dr. Damaskin (Grdanicki) of Mukachevo and Priashevo.

Bishop Damaskin was born in Leskovac in 1892. He graduated from the nine year St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade, while simultaneously attending the Belgrade Music School. After finishing the Seminary, he taught music at the First High School in Kragujevac. Received into the monastic order at Rakovica Monastery by Archimandrite Platon, later martyred as Bishop of Banja Luka, he studied at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy where he received a Master's Degree in Theology in 1917. He then went to Freiburg, Switzerland where he obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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