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 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

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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.

ЧИКАГО - Премијера представе "Српска Рамонда", аутора Милана Андријанића, која је изведена у Чикагу поводом обележавања 100-годишњице од завршетка Првог светског рата, дирнула је све Србе који су имали прилику да је погледају.

Препуна сала устала је на ноге и запевала "Тамо далеко", преноси данас Српска телевизија у САД.

"Прича о јунаштву наших војника има невероватну јачину. Остављена је велика порука, а оно што су наши урадили за нас, не сме никада да се заборави. Надамо се да ће ова представа имати прилику да освоји срца Срба поновним извођењем, јер представа никога неће оставити равнодушним", наведено је на сајту те телевизије.

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Alexander Dzigurski

By Milana Karlo Bizic

One of America's greatest artists of Serbian extraction, Alexander Dzigurski, recently passed away in San Francisco, near his beloved Pacific Ocean. Dzigurski was an internationally known artist, famous for his unique and colorful seascapes. He was blessed with a prolific talent for capturing the action and color of the sea on canvas. One of his larger canvases (36"x48"), called From Sea to shining Sea, hangs in the Franklin Mint Museum. It was painted in 1976, in honor of the nations Bicentennial, when the Franklin Mint Gallery of American Art commissioned him "as America's finest painter of the sea" to paint his expression of the sea that bounds the beauty of this noble land.

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Jesus Christ Is The Same Yesterday Today And Unto the Ages

In this latest and, in every respect, meaningful study, Bishop Athanasius, in the manner of the Holy Fathers, and firmly relying upon the Apostles John and Paul, argues that the Old Testament name of God, “YHWH,” a revealed to Moses at Sinai, was translated by both Apostles (both being Hebrews) into the language of the New Testament in a completely original and articulate manner.  In this sense, they do not follow the Septuagint, in which the name, “YHWH,” appears together with the phrase “the one who is”, a word which is, in a certain sense, a philosophical-ontological translation (that term would undoubtedly become significant for the conversion of the Greeks in the Gospels).  The two Apostles, rather, translate this in a providential, historical-eschatological, i.e. in a specifically Christological sense.  Thus, John carries the word “YHWH” over with “the One Who Is, Who was and Who is to Come” (Rev. 1:8 & 22…), while for Paul “Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday, Today and Unto the Ages” (Heb. 13:8).