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 дизајнери представили колекције у Њујорку

Двојица креатора и једна дизајнерка накита из Србије имали самосталне ревије током последњег дана Њујоршке недеље моде.

На Њујоршкој недељи моде која се завршила јуче троје дизајнера из Србије приказало је своје колекције на самосталним ревијама. Прилику да буду део светског дешавања имали су креатори Василије Ковачев и Бата Спасојевић, као и Весна Милошевић, дизајнерка накита.

Дан пре изласка манекена у моделима српских креаторка, које још није видела ни публика у нашој земљи, у конзулату Републике Србије у Њујорку организован је пријем са пригодном изложбом у част њиховог учешћа на тамошњој модној манифестацији.

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Helen Delich Bentley, congresswoman who was a staunch advocate of the port of Baltimore, dies

Helen Delich Bentley, the colorful and cantankerous former Maryland congresswoman whose fierce advocacy for the port of Baltimore led to its being named in her honor, died Saturday. 

Mrs. Bentley, who was 92, died at her home in Timonium, said longtime aide Key Kidder. She had brain cancer.

She had a long and varied career that took her from The Baltimore Sun newsroom to the Federal Maritime Commission to the U.S. House of Representatives. She ran for governor in 1994 but lost in the Republican primary.

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“Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija” at Gumberg Library, Duquesne University

by Milos Rastovic

On May 24, 2016, on behalf of His Grace Bishop MAXIM of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, Father Branislav Golic and I presented the book Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija as a gift to the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. On behalf of the Gumberg Library and Duquesne University, the book was accepted by Dr. Sara Baron, University Librarian, who expressed thanks for the gift, welcomed all guests, and introduced speakers.

Dr. James Swindal, Professor and Dean of McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, welcomed Rev. Father Golic and I from the Serb National Federation. He stressed Duquesne’s mission: “Duquesne, as a Spiritan University, is dedicated to the Holy Spirit. The role of the Holy Spirit is God’s love for us is to bring unity. A unity that in biblical contexts brought energy to the witness of those to the Christian faith. More specifically, Duquesne University is committed – as through Spiritans who guide our mission – to interreligious dialogue. It is in fact a hallmark of our Department of Theology.” He also expressed gratitude to Milos Rastovic and the Serb National Federation, who were a key in the organization of this event: “Milos was a an MA student in our Philosophy Department when I was Chair. But, I was not just Chair, as I was also a mentor, a coach of sorts, and a fellow traveler in all things philosophical and political… I could not imagine a better Cultural Ambassador for Serbia, and one who is a true philosopher, than Milos.” Dr. Swindal concluded with the following words: “I am again so pleased for this gift, and note how it symbolizes a true and ongoing spirit of cooperation between Duquesne University and the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church – a collaboration that we trust will endure for years.”

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Обама дизајном понудио људима наду

Сви кандидати за америчког председника своје идеје су представили путем графичког дизајна. Обама је имао слово О и у њему поједностављени пејзаж, који је представљао хоризонт. То је било веома успешно решење и људима је уливало наду – каже за наш лист Звездана Стојмировић, која је недавно у СКЦ-у на Новом Београду одржала предавање о графичком дизајну. Завршила је сликарство у Њујорку и мастер из графичког дизајна у Балтимору, где данас предаје на академији MICA. Са Хелен Армстронг написала је књигу „Учествуј! Радити дизајн са корисничким садржајем”. Рођена је у Пекингу, живела у Судану, а од 1984. настањена је у САД.

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Former GOP senator and Ohio Governor George Voinovich dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Republican U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, a two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the GOP establishment, died Sunday June 12. He was 79.

Voinovich, considered a moderate who opposed the size of former President George W. Bush’s tax cuts and later questioned Bush’s war strategy in Iraq, died peacefully in his sleep, his wife Janet confirmed. His death came as a surprise to friends, who said he seemed strong despite some recent health struggles.

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Преминуо Џорџ Војиновић

Бивши амерички сенатор и у два наврата гувернер Охаја Џорџ Војиновић умро је 12. јуна 2016, у 79. години у Кливленду.

Супруга Џорџа Војиновића Џенет саопштила је да је он преминуо у сну, јавља АП, а преноси Тајм.

Џорџ Виктор Војиновић је био амерички политичар из Охаја. Рођен је 1936. у Кливленду, као дете оца Србина, пореклом са Кордуна, и мајке Словенке. Био је најстарији од шесторо деце.

Агенција АП наводи да је Војиновић био умерен политичар.

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Historic Church of Saint Sava up in Flames After Easter Celebration

[NEW YORK POST] Parishioners watched in horror as a massive 4-alarm fire engulfed a Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday — hours after hundreds celebrated Easter services, authorities said.

“For this to happen on such a holy day, I don’t know what to say,” said Alex Velic, a 31-year-old churchgoer, as enormous fireballs erupted from the shattered windows of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street.

“To see it burning like that is such a shock. It’s just so sad,” he said. “I can’t think of the words to express how I’m feeling.”

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Крагујевчанка бере успехе у САД

Пролећни концерти симфонијског оркестра „Тампа Беј” са Флориде ове године протичу у знаку наше пијанисткиње Мине Мијовић, која је 2015. проглашена за најбољег младог интерпретатора класичне музике у овој америчкој држави. Новембра прошле године ова двадесетдвогодишња Крагујевчанка победила је на такмичењу у Тампи, у организацији симфонијског оркестра из овог места, који се, пре свега, бави популаризацијом класичне музике међу младима у САД.

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Serbian Bishop Maxim Visits the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

On Saturday 16 April, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College and presented a new book published within his diocese entitled The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People.

Bishop Maxim spoke about the efforts of the Serbian Orthodox Church to preserve its centuries-old monuments and the Christian heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.

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Call for nominations for the Miša Djordjević Book Prize

North American Society for Serbian Studies is inviting nominations for the annual Miša Djordjević Book Prize.​ ​The prize is awarded annually to a distinguished scholar or student in the area of Serbian studies.

Nominations should be sent to Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover by 15 May 2016: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Previous recipients of this award include Charles Simic, the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States.

More about the Prize can be found here: http://serbianstudies.org/bookprize.html

The recipient of the 2013 "Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic" Book Award is Radmila Gorup for the collection "After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land", Stanford University Press, 2013.

The recipient of the 2012 "Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic" Book Award was Tomislav Z. Longinovic for his book "Vampire Nation: Violence as Cultural Imaginary", Duke University Press, 2012.

The recipient of Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic Book Prize for 2009 is Gregory A. Freeman for his book The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II.

People Directory

Mele "Mel" Vojvodich

Mele Vojvodich Jr. was born of Serbian ancestry on March 28, 1929 in Steubenville, Ohio. He went on to become Major-General in the USAF. For his bravery he was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Looking back at the career, Vojvodich received his pilot wings in 1950 from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Six years later, he graduated from Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. During 1971, he completed his studies at National War College Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington DC.

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Publishing

Christ - The Alpha and Omega

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

Christ - The Alpha and Omega is the first of a planned collection of works of contemporary Serbian theologians. It is an anthology of Bishop Athanasius' articles which have appeared in Serbian, Greek, French, English and Russian. Focusing on themes central to Christian patristic Triadology, Ecclesiology and Anthropology, the book reveals the ultimate purpose of man and the universe, and speaks of how each of us can realize this purpose within the divine-human community of the Orthodox Church. Bishop Athanasius reminds us that the God-man Jesus Christ is the Beginning and the End of all things, and that we must seek our own end, goal, and fulfillment in Him.

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