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

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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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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Zhivadinovich Estate for the education of men and women in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Radivoje Zhivadinovich and Milka Radoicich Zhivadinovich Trust

The Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church received a major estate gift in 2006 from the Zhivadinovich Estate for the education of men and women in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.The interest is to provide scholarships for students from former Yugoslavia with a bachelor degree or equivalent to study engineering or chemistry in this country.

Only students born in the former Yugoslavia who are age 23 or younger who are accepted for graduate study at a U.S. College or University in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are eligible for a scholarship.

Monies are available from earnings generated by the Zivadinovich Trust. The Serbian Church in North and South America was asked to manage this fund, strictly according to provisions of the Trust agreement.

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Reflection on February 2015 Institute

28 March 2015
Martyrs Agapius & co. at Caesarea in Palestine

Dear Your Grace,

Vladiko svjeti.

I would like to thank you, His Grace Bishop Atanasije, and all responsible for hosting the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Institute. I found the week to be replete with spiritual and theological instruction and, above all, an opportunity to observe “living history.”

Bishop Atanasije’s classes were celebrations of our freedom in Christ, which is perhaps the most cherished pearl I took from Phoenix. It was humbling and inspiring to hear His  Grace’s response to our brother priest asking about the placing of the particles of commemoration into the Chalice. His answer eschewed law and enforcement, presenting instead the theology that he received from his fathers and transmitting it in love and freedom.

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People Directory

Sonja Petrović

Sonja Petrovic, forward for the WNBA Chicago Sky, will be making a special appearance at Serb Fest promoting her team and WNBA basketball in Chicago.

Sonja was acquired via trade with the San Antonio Silver Stars on March 14, 2012, in exchange for a 2013 second round draft pick. Sonja was born in Beograd, Serbia.

Sonja Petrovic was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2009 WNBA Draft with the 26th overall pick. Staying overseas, she played for four years at Spartak under Pokey Chatman.

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Publishing

Prayer Book

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language Prayer Book, which has been compiled and designed by our newly enthroned His Grace, Bishop Maxim, and printed in Serbia. The book contains prayers commonly used by Orthodox Christians, lists of Scriptural Commandments, and brief articles on the precepts of Faith, proper conduct in church, and the meaning and practice of prayer. It is adorned with striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography. Full-color on coated stock throughout, 36 pages, 3¾" × 5½" format, paperback, saddle-stitched.