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

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".

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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Danilo Mandić

Danilo Mandić is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. Mandić was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia and received his BA from Princeton.

Research Interests: Comparative historical sociology; nationalism; post-Communist transitions; Balkan history; US foreign policy and social theory.

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The Presence of Transcendence

Essays on Facing the Other through Holiness, History and Text

by Bogoljub Sijakovic

The essays collected in this book venture into various domains of philosophy, such as ontology and epistemology, anthropology and ethics, philosophy of history and history of philosophy, philosophy of religion and theory of the mystical, poetics and hermeneutics. The problems here thematized, which are brought to us primarily by the tradition of Hellenism and Christianity as well as life itself, are both traditional and contemporary: self-knowledge and knowledge of God, transcendence and paradoxy, theodicy and anthropodicy, sacrifice, violence, holiness, responsibility, decision-making, evil, guilt, repentance, forgiveness, memory, as well as: wisdom, suffering, good, the other, freedom, fate, history, the Balkans, war, rationality, and also: reading, dialogue, poetry, metaphysic of light.