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

Lillian Arezina - Truly Different

A GREAT TRIBUTE TO A GREAT TEACHER

A Seminary Student Remembers What He Learned from His English Teacher, Mrs. Lillian Arezina

By Fr. Slobodan Čavka

Everything that God commands us to do, He can do incomparably better. However, instead of doing it for us, as our parent, He teaches us how to do it ourselves. Every teacher, but also every parent, has experienced the frustration which comes from trying to teach. In a way, it is easier to feed and clothe the children, than to teach them how to do it by themselves.

The job of a teacher is a sacrifice. The job of a teacher is not to think for the students, but to teach the students to think for themselves. The job of a teacher is a selfless, not a selfish act. The job of a teacher concerns altruism, not egotism. It does not a matter what a teacher can do, rather the success of a teacher is reflected in what her students are able to achieve. A true teacher teaches her students not only facts but makes her students into better people.

The list of such principles could go on and on. From my point of view, all the above have something in common. All these principles are beautifully displayed in the life of Lillian Arezina, the English language teacher at St. Sava College of Theology in Libertyville.

Српски доктори наука у дијаспори

Највећи број научника ради у САД, Канади и западној Европи, а студије су завршили у Србији, каже професор др Јован Филиповић, који има базу од 7.000 српских доктора наука у свету

Највећи број српских доктора наука у дијаспори живи у Сједињеним Америчким Државама – 2.400 или око 39 одсто, а затим у Канади (15 одсто), Великој Британији (10 процената) и Немачкој (седам одсто). Има их и у Аустралији, Холандији, Шведској, Аустрији, Француској, Словенији, Италији и Шпанији, а најмање у Кини, Јапану, Пољској и Грчкој.

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Jasmina Vujić


Open Letter in Support of Jasmina Vujic


Prof. Jasmina Vujić, an international member of AESS since 2012, is a Full Professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (USA). She served as the Chair of the NE Department from 2005 to 2009, and was the first female nuclear engineering department chair in the USA. She was the Vice-President and President of NEDHO (Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization) in the USA from 2010-2012. She established and directed two university-based research and educational centers: the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center in 2009 and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium in 2011, with more than 150 collaborating researchers from several leading US universities.

Gordana Vunjak-Novaković

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is a Serbian American engineer and currently a professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University. She is the director of Columbia's Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. Vunjak-Novakovic is a highly cited researcher, having published 235 engineering papers, two books, 45 book chapters, and 34 patents. She had also given over 150 lectures across the world. Vunjak-Novakovic is an advisor to the federal government on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, serving as chair of NIH's tissue engineering section. Vunjak-Novakovic's areas of research include tissue engineering, bioreactors, biophysical regulation, tissue development, and stem cell research.

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Svetlana Popović - Mojsilović

A distinguished scholar of Byzantine architecture, Dr. Svetlana Popović - Mojsilović was a pioneer of archeological research of monastic complexes previously uninvestigated in Serbia. Her study resulted in her major prize-winning publication Krst u Krugu: Arhitektura manastira u srednjovekovnoj Srbiji [Cross in the Circle: Monastery Architecture in Medieval Serbia, 1994].

A remarkable scholar, professor of art history, architectural historian, and conservator of architectural heritage, Svetlana was educated in Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) and Birmingham (Great Britain). She authored and co-authored four books and published over fifty articles and scholarly contributions in international and peer-reviewed journals and monographs. Her last article "The Last Hesychast Safe Havens in Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth-century Monasteries in the Northern Balkans" was issued this March in Zbornik Radova Vizantološkog Instituta XLVIII (2011). Among many honors she received for her work are multiple fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks, Princeton University, and the National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and several awards for best conservator's practices and protection of historical monuments.

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Serbian House of Studies

Proposal For St Nikolai of Zica and South Canaan and St Iustin of Chelije

SERBIAN HOUSE OF STUDIES

at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

The purpose of this document is to lay out the framework of a proposed Serbian House of Students at SVOTS (SHS).

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SA

 

People Directory

Slavoljub Slavko Vorkapić

Slavoljub Slavko Vorkapić (Serbian Cyrillic: Славољуб Славко Воркапић; March 17, 1894 – October 20, 1976), known in English as Slavko Vorkapich, was a Serbian-American film director and editor, former Chair of USC Film School, painter, and a prominent figure of modern cinematography and film art.

Slavoljub Vorkapić was born on March 17, 1894, in the small village of Dobrinci near Ruma in the Syrmia region, at the time part of the Kingdom of Croatia and Slavonia of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Serbia). His father Petar, the town clerk, insisted that young Slavko should be well-educated.

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Sailors of the Sky

A conversation with Fr. Stamatis Skliris and Fr. Marko Rupnik on contemporary Christian art

In these timely conversations led by Fr. Radovan Bigovic, many issues are introduced that enable the contemporary reader to deepen and expand his or her understanding of the role of art in the life of the Church. Here we find answers to questions on the crisis of contemporary ecclesiastical art in West and East; the impact of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract painting on contemporary ecclesiastical painting; and a consideration of the main distrinction between iconography and secular painting. The dialogue, while resolving some doubts about the difference between iconography, religious painting, and painting in general, reconciles the requirement to obey inconographic canons with the freedom essential to artistic creativity, demonstrating that obedience to the canons is not a threat to the vitatlity of iconography. Both artists illumine the role of prayer and ascetisicm in the art of iconography. They also mention curcial differences between iconography in the Orthodox Church and in Roman Catholicism. How important thse distinctions are when exploring the relationship between contemporary theology and art! In a time when postmodern "metaphysics' revitalizes every concept, these masters still believe that, to some extent, Post-Modernism adds to the revitatiztion of Christian art, stimulating questions about "artistic inspiration" and the essential asethetic categories of Christian painting. Their exceptionally wide, yet nonetheless deep, expertise assists their not-so-everday connections between theology, ar, and modern issues concerning society: "society" taken in its broader meaning as "civilization." Finally, the entire artistic project of Stamatis and Rupnik has important ecumenical implications that aswer a genuine longing for unity in the Christian word.

The text of this 94-page soft-bound book has been translated from the Serbian by Ivana Jakovljevic, Fr. Gregory Edwards, and Andrijana Krstic. Published by Sebastian Press, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Contemporary Christian Thought Series, number 7, First Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9719505-8-0