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

Director, composer and writer Arsenije Jovanovic won an award at New York Festival’s International Radio Programs & Promos Competition for the piece entitled “Sogno di un automobile,” according to Avant art magazin.

Jovanovic won the bronze radio award in a field of participants from 36 countries, where he was the only one from the former Yugoslavia.

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WASHINGTON – Prima donna of the Belgrade opera and world-renowned mezzo-soprano Jadranka Jovanovic staged a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Monday with a varied setlist including arias and songs from Serbia and other countries.

In the hour-long concert entitled “A Rainbow of Music Serbian Quartet,” she was accompanied by baritone Dimitrije Lazic, and pianists Nikola Rackov and Djordje Nesic.

They performed works of Mokranjac, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and several standards.

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Why a statue of Nikola Tesla in the Silicon Valley?

Nikola Tesla is an under-recognized inventor who was instrumental to our mainstay system of electricity transfer (alternating current) and made hundreds of significant and groundbreaking inventions in areas of wireless energy, wireless communication, magnetism, radio, x-rays, cosmic rays, radar, robotics, engine-powered aircraft and much more.

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U nekoliko najvećih američkih klinika, laboratorijski se radi dešifrovanje kompletnog genoma, tako da se može saznati od kojih bolesti bi osoba mogla u budućnosti da boluje, a jednu takvu laboratoriju vodi i prof.dr Mira Bjelotomić Irons, poreklom iz Srbije.

Ona je načelnica Odeljenja za genetiku u Bostonskoj dečjoj bolnici, gde se radi prenatalna dijagnostika, odnosno uz pomoć testova ženama još u trudnoći otkriva od kojih bolesti bi dete u budućnosti moglo da boluje.

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Драма „Реалисти", Јелене Кајго, премијерно је изведена 11. маја на сцени америчког позоришта „Хир арт", у режији Ијана Моргана

– Утисци које носим са премијере „Реалиста" у Њујорку су сјајни. Редитељ Ијан Морган је изузетно суптилно и прецизно поставио комад са свим финесама и детаљима, а глумачка подела је одлична. Иако сам изузетно задовољна представом, изненадиле су ме бурне и лепе реакције публике, али и добре критике. Јер у уметности никада нисте сигури да ли сте потпуно објективни. Њујоршка публика се толико поистоветила са ликовима комада или их је препознала као део свог окружења да се сваки пут пренула када је са сцене зачула српско име, јер је имала утисак да се радња комада дешава на Менхетну. То је пример позитивне стране глобализације: да сви осећамо да смо део шире целине, али је потребно и да стално будемо свесни које су њене добре, а које лоше стране...

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Western Michigan University becomes a "medieval Mecca" one weekend every year, and that weekend just began.

The 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies kicked off Thursday on WMU's campus.

At this mostly academic event, it's more common to find experts debating medieval topics than people parading around in costume or jousting.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFAIRS - Chairman Ed Royce

Subcommittee Hearing: Kosovo and Serbia: A Pathway to Peace

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Невелика редакција од 13 новинара прославила је у четвртак по подне, са важним гостима, велики јубилеј: 70 година откако се 26. марта 1943, на радио апаратима, уз повремено крчање, први пут чуло „Овде Вашингтон, Глас Америке”.

Тако је започео програм намењен Југославији, на врхунцу Другог светског рата, када је радио био главни извор вести са широког светског фронта и глас наде да ће снаге добра победити силе мрака. А кад је победа извојевана, Глас Америке је добродошао иза „гвоздене завесе”.

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Dušan Ristić

Dušan Ristić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ристић, born November 27, 1995) is a Serbian basketball player, who currently plays college basketball as a junior for the Arizona Wildcats.

Dušan grew up with Crvena zvezda youth team. He made his professional debut with Zvezda second team Radnički FMP during the 2012–13 season.

His debut with first team of Crvena zvezda was during the 2013–14 ABA League season. He also played two games in Euroleague. However, he decided not to sign professional contract with club.

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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