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

Chicago Mayor Proclaims January 27th Saint Sava Academy Day

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, has officially proclaimed January 27th, the feast day of the revered Serbian patron saint of education and culture, as Saint Sava Academy Day in Chicago in recognition of the school's work and for its contributions to the community.

The Mayor's proclamation also noted that Saint Sava Academy is "the only full-time elementary school in Chicago offering dual language education in both Serbian and Russian languages," "offers a safe community where students are able to express their culture and religious beliefs," and "sustains an Orthodox faith-based education that provides students a strong spiritual compass both inside and outside the classroom."

Leaders of Holy Resurrection Cathedral and Saint Sava Academy warmly welcomed the Mayor's proclamation.

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The book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija

The book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija, its heartland in medieval times and through Ottoman domination, in recent months introduced to a wide reading public the oldest and richest treasury of Serbian medieval history and culture. Many university libraries were very pleased to have a copy of this high-quality publication, outlining the spiritual and artistic heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It has been added to reference collections and now many students and faculty will make use of the ready access to it.

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Редитељски првенац Мирјане Карановић „Добра жена” у такмичарском програму Санденс фестивала

Филм „Добра жена”, редитељски првенац глумице Мирјане Карановић, имаће светску премијеру на предстојећем Санденс филмском фестивалу у САД. Филм наше глумице и редитељке изабран је међу 12 филмова који ће се такмичити у међународном такмичарском програму фестивала.

„Добра жена”, за коју је Мирјана Карановић писала и сценарио, уз сараднике Стевана Филиповића и Дарка Лунгулова, је филм о суочавању са личном прошлошћу. Након тридесет година брака, главна јунакиња сазнаје тајну о свом мужу, због које је присиљена да донесе одлуку да ли да настави да живи скривајући истину од себе саме, или да остави све оно што је дотад стекла и започне самостални живот, што је у њеним годинама прилично застрашујуће.

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New Book by Marta Trklja

Marta Trklja has completed and published her newest novel “Three Lives of Simona Abrams: Unexpected Desire.” It is her fifth publication in five years.

The story portrays the various experiences of Simona’s love and the affect of those experiences on her life and the lives of others, beginning with her first love, the unexpected ending of that relationship, and continuing through her dysfunctional marriage. The book is available on Amazon UK.

“I have already started working on a preliminary work for my new historical novel, entitled, In The Shadows of the Setting Sun: Legend about Hasan Pasha Predojevic. Because of the extensive research of the history of the second half of the sixteenth century, I may not be able to brag next year to tell you that I finished six novels in six years. However, this work is in progress and, as our people would say, ‘When you begin to do somethind, half of the work is done,’” said Marta.

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Healing Chicago's 'mean streets' one patient at a time

Dr. Daniel Ivankovich has been named a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero.

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Harriman Institute Lectures

Using Neglected Literary Texts to Understand the Evolution of Serbian Society
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture for a talk by Svetlana Tomić, Alfa University (Belgrade).

Tomić will discuss the historical, political, and literary value of four memoirs by Serbian women: Serbia’s Queen Natalia Obrenović, feminists Savka Subotić and Paulina Lebl Albala, and one of the first professional female teachers Stanka Gišićeva. Their autobiographical works came from different localities, social groups, and ethnicities. They focus on self-representation, women’s lives, and perceptions, and offer valuable insights into Serbian history and society.

Tomić argues that, although women’s memoirs have remained culturally marginalized in Serbia, studying the neglected writings of women opens the possibility for a better appreciation of society and its ability to transform. How do female memoirists contrast with male writers such as Đorđević, Milićević, and Žujović? Can we find contradictions in their confessional dramas and see the motives for their writing? What can we conclude by comparing the writings of men and women from the period when the Serbian nation was formed? How can we generalize the difference and use it as an instrument for a better understanding of social developments not only in Serbia but in the wider Western Balkans region?

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Мрежа академске дијаспоре од Америке до Аустралије

Организација српских студената у иностранству повезује 8.000 академаца, промовише нашу земљу у свету, помаже дипломцима који желе да стечена знања примене у Србији и утиче на побољшање овдашњих просветних закона.

О њима се у домаћој јавности не зна много, иако окупљају око 8.000 наших студената који имају индексе универзитета широм света, а током протеклих година били су иницијатори промена у нашем високом образовању. Они су Организација српских студената у иностранству и права адреса за све који желе да се школују на иностраним универзитетима и да се са тамо стеченим дипломама запосле у Србији. ОССИ је ангажована и на промоцији наше земље у свету, а недавно је на основу њихових предлога за нострификацију диплома измењен и Закон о високом образовању.

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Страдање српске баштине био би злочин

Председник Србиjе Tомислав Николић и генерални секретар УН Бан Kи-Мун сложили су се да би страдање српске културне баштине на Kосову и Mетохиjи био злочин и да се то не сме дозволити, а Николић jе затражио подршку како би се спречио приjем Kосова у Унеско и српска баштина заштитила.

ЊУJOРK - Председники Србиjе Tомислав Николић и генерални секретар УН Бан Kи-Мун сложили су се да би страдање српске културне баштине на Kосову и Mетохиjи био злочин и да се то не сме дозволити, а Николић jе затражио подршку како би се спречио приjем Kосова у Унеско и српска баштина заштитила.

"Велики злочин би био, ако би српска културна баштина на Kосову и Mетохиjи била уништена. Зато Србиjа улаже много напора да спречи приjем такозване Републике Kосово у Унеско. И зато очекуjемо подршку свих оних коjи поступаjу по савести, да би српска културна баштина, коjа jе и светска уjедно, остала заштићена", рекао jе Николић током сусрета са генералним секретаром УН у Њуjорку, саопштила jе данас Служба за сарадњу с медиjима председника.

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People Directory

Dragoljub Pokrajac

Dr. Dragoljub (David) Pokrajac is a full professor of Delaware State University and IEEE member. He graduated in 1993 at the Faculty of Electronics in Nis (Serbia) with GPA 9.97, and obtained MS in Telecommunications in 1997. He attended Washington State University and defended his PhD dissertation in spatial-temporal data mining at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) in 2002. He is an author of numerous papers and book chapters and two patents.

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On Divine Philanthropy

From Plato to John Chrysostom

by Bishop Danilo Krstic

This book describes the use of the notion of divine philanthropy from its first appearance in Aeschylos and Plato to the highly polyvalent use of it by John Chrysostom. Each page is marked by meticulous scholarship and great insight, lucidity of thought and expression. Bishop Danilo’s principal methodology in examining Chrysostom is a philological analysis of his works in order to grasp all the semantic shades of the concept of philanthropia throughout his vast literary output. The author overviews the observable development of the concept of philanthropia in a research that encompasses nearly seven centuries of literary sources. Peculiar theological connotations are studied in the uses of divine philanthropia both in the classical development from Aeschylos via Plutarch down to Libanius, Themistius of Byzantium and the Emperor Julian, as well as in the biblical development, especially from Philo and the New Testament through Origen and the Cappadocians to Chrysostom.

With this book, the author invites us to re-read Chrysostom’s golden pages on the ineffable philanthropy of God. "There is a modern ring in Chrysostom’s attempt to prove that we are loved—no matter who and where we are—and even infinitely loved, since our Friend and Lover is the infinite Triune God."

The victory of Chrysostom’s use of philanthropia meant the affirmation of ecclesial culture even at the level of Graeco-Roman culture. May we witness the same reality today in the modern techno-scientific world in which we live.