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

Wine migrations from the Balkans to the USA do not come as a surprise. The story about Zinfandel's beginnings on the American continent is well-known. The most important institution in the USA focused on grapevine research is UC Davis. It also founded a vine nursery where all new varieties of grapevine on the American soil are checked for viruses and further propagated and sold to commercial nurseries throughout the United States.

In 2010, the so-called "2010 Protocol" was launched, defining the criteria that grapevine must meet in order to be planted in their new foundation vineyard Russell Ranch.

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 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".

Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California, for the fourth time celebrated the feast day of its founder, Saint Sebastian of Jackson, an Apostle of America, in the 2018th year of the Lord, with great joy and love. Although on a week day, Friday, the church was filled with the faithful from various Orthodox churches and from various places of California, who all desired an encounter with the great man in whom God is well-pleased. Like last year, priests from a few neighboring Serbian and other Orthodox parishes gathered together for Divine Liturgy, but a special joy this year was brought by two guests from afar.

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People Directory

Father Emilian Glocar

Fr. Emilian Glocar was born in 1906 in Lukavitce, Moravia, Czechoslovakia to his parents, Emile and Josepha.

Originally baptised in the Roman Catholic faith, after the death of his parents, he was converted to Holy Orthodoxy under Bishop Gorazd, Bishop of the Orthodox Diocese in Czechoslovakia. The conversion took place in the Vrdnik Monastery of Ravanica at the hands of Fr. Makarije Djordjevic.

After elementary school, Emilian became a student of the Serbian Orthodox Seminary in Sarajevo from 1923 to 1928. Having graduated from the Seminary, he undertook post-graduate theological studies at the University of Belgrade, from 1929 to 1934.

In 1930, Emilian married a Serbian girl, Bosiljka Parlaceva, in the Cathedral Church of Sremski Karlovci.

On March 16, 1930, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the St. Nicholas Cathedral by Dr. Irinej (Djordjevic), the Vicar-bishop of Belgrade-Karlovci. On March 23,1930, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

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The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire

by archimandrite Vasileios of Iveron

The present book consists of Elder Vaileios' talks, discussions and dialogues in various venues mostly in the United States during his visit in 2011, along with excerpts from his writings selected to complement the themes of his talks.  The themes dealt with by Fr. Vasileios so eloquently in this book are extraordinarily wide-ranging; he handles complex and difficult issues in theology, spirituality, liturgics, parish life and monasticism with amazing clarity and insight.  He quotes with equal facility from figures as diverse as Heraclitus, Dostoevsky, St. Isacc the Syrian, St. Maximus the Confessor, Stefan Zweig, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vladimir Lossy, Georges Florovsky and St. Nicholas Cabasilas.  Above all, there is an exhilarating sense of freedom and innocence in his thought.  It is the freedom and innocence of profound faith and spiritual knowledge and childlike simplicity.  HIs wisnow is expressed via the "hyperlogic" of a hesychastic spriti, which makes for surprising connections and illuminating insights.

The appearance of this new book by Archimandrite Vaileios is truly a cuase for celebration.

143 pages
ISBN: 978-1-936773-16-9