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

Prevodi Nikole Tesle na engleski jezik poezije Jovana Jovanovića Zmaja objavljeni su u knjizi Vladimira Todorovića i Sime Matića, “Zagrljaj Tesla i Zmaj/An Embrace Tesla and Zmaj”.

Knjiga donosi prevode 13 Zmajevih pesama, kao i Teslin esej pod naslovom “Zmai Ioan Iovanovich the Chief Servian Poet of Today/Zmaj Jovan Jovanović, vodeći srpski pesnik današnjice”, a naš naučnik je to publikovao u periodu od 1894. do 1897. godine, u njujorškom časopisu za kulturu “The Century Magazine”, naveo je jedan od autora knjige Vladimir Todorović.

U ovom poduhvatu je Tesli pomoć pružilo nekadašnje značajno ime američkog pesništva, docnije i diplomatije, Robert Andervud Džonson. Naime, Džonson je Tesline prevode Zmajevih stihova uveo u formu stiha, s tim da ih je uvrstio i u malu antologiju pesama, zajedno sa izborom savremene poezije Grčke, Poljske, Italije i Irske.

Priloge za knjigu napisali su i akademik Matija Bećković i predsednik Matice srpske profesor dr Dragan Stanić, koji je potpisan pesničkim pseudonimom Ivan Negrišorac, a korišćen je i tekst našeg pokojnog profesora na Univerzitetu Severna Karolina dr Vase D. Mihailovića.

Knjigu “Zagrljaj Tesla i Zmaj/An Embrace Tesla and Zmaj” je objavila Izdavačka kuća “Tiski cvet” iz Novog Sada.

Film „Dara iz Jasenovca“ reditelja Predraga Antonijevića predstavljaće Srbiju u trci za 93. nagradu Američke akademiјe filmske umetnosti i nauke – Oskar, u kategoriјi za naјbolji međunarodni film (International Feature Film Award), saopštio je danas Filmski centar Srbije.

Film je odabrala komisija u sastavu Dobrivoje Tanasijević – Dan Tana (član Američke akademije filmske umetnosti i nauke, član komisije po predlogu FCS-a) Miroslav Lekić (ispred Udruženja filmskih umetnika Srbije), dr Ivana Kronja i Tanja Bošković (po predlogu AFUN-a), Sandra Perović (ispred Upravnog odbora FCS-a), Dara Džokić (ispred Udruženja filmskih glumaca Srbije) i Dejan Lutkić (po predlogu FCS-a).

Iako nisu postojali nikakvi razrađeni kriterijumi za izbor učesnika, deo učesnika prvog letnjeg programa za osnovce 1984. godine ostao je i kasnije vezan za Petnicu.

Tako je Samir Salim, sitni vredni sedmak iz Beograda, narednih godina često viđan na astronomskim programima, da bi kao student postao i saradnik, pa i profesionalni rukovodilac programa astronomije u Petnici.

Nakon doktorata ostao je da živi i radi u SAD, srećno oženjen Stašom Milojević koju je upoznao upravo na tom svom prvom programu…“

Ovako je Petnički Almanah izvestio o počecima jednog od svojih najpoznatijih programa – Letnjoj naučnoj školi za osnovce i prvim učesnicima među kojima je i naš sagovornik.

Taj nekadašnji „vredni sedmak“ danas je ugledni naučnik i jedan od bliskih saradnika Adree Gez, ovogodišnje dobitnice Nobelove nagrade za fiziku.

By Milos Rastovic

My wife Vanessa and I decided to spend our summer vacation in Maine, not only because we have never been there, but also to visit two young Serbian entrepreneurs who are the new owners of the Harborage Inn Hotel. It’s located in the downtown area of Boothbay Harbor on the Atlantic Ocean.

We had never had the opportunity to travel to Maine, but, read about its natural beauty with pine tree forests and lakes, friendly people, delicious seafood such as lobsters and the pleasant climate in Maine. Finally, we booked our vacation for August over the phone in a conversation with the owners, Aleksandar and Marija Nikolic. In the early morning, we packed our luggage and drove from Pittsburgh to Boothbay Harbor in about 12 hours. We enjoyed driving through the amazing forests of Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, to reach our destination in Maine.

By Justin Chang [Film Critic]
Aug. 20, 2020
3:10 PM

The Los Angeles Times is committed to reviewing new theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries inherent risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC and local health officials. We will continue to note the various ways readers can see each new film, including drive-in theaters in the Southland and VOD/streaming options when available.

The past few years have brought a fresh resurgence of interest in the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla, the popularity of an Elon Musk electric car being only the best-known example. You can find Tesla’s tall, dark-suited frame and mustachioed frown in graphic novels and video games; you can hear his innovations extolled in the lyrics of rock songs and even a 2018 stage musical.

Београђанин, некадашњи ђак Математичке гимназије, а данас један од водећих информатичара на планети, позвао је наставнике у Србији да пишу уџбенике чије ће издавање финансирати његова фондација „Алек Кавчић”, а затим их бесплатно објављивати на интернету

У току следеће године основци у Србији требало би да имају бесплатан приступ свим школским уџбеницима на интернету уколико се оствари замисао проф. др Александра Кавчића са Карнеги Мелон универзитета у Питсбургу, научног сарадника Математичког института САНУ.

Он је почетком године основао Фондацију „Алек Кавчић” и пре два месеца позвао овдашње наставнике да пишу уџбенике чије ће издавање финансирати, а затим их бесплатно објављивати на интернету. За „Политику” истиче да ће прве бесплатне школске књиге ђацима на интернету бити доступне почетком 2021, а да ће им читаве онлајн комплете за све предмете свих разреда основне школе поклонити до 1. септембра исте године.

[August 4, 2020] We write this letter to support our friend and Serbian-American community leader, Jasmina Vujic. Jasmina’s professional reputation as a pioneering nuclear engineer, world-renowned researcher, and outstanding educator is well known. But most are unaware of Jasmina’s tireless charitable and humanitarian work on behalf of the Berkeley community, her students, and the Serbian-American Diaspora. We would like to highlight some of the contributions Jasmina has made to her community that illustrate her selfless character and why those who know her best hold Jasmina in high esteem.

Filmovi Maje Novaković, Igora Ćorića i Ivane Todorović nagrađeni su na upravo završenom 15. Festivalu filmova jugoistočne Evrope (SEE Film Festival) u Los Anđelesu, održanom onlajn.

Kako prenosi SEEBIZ, dokumentarac Maje Novaković "A sad se spušta veče" proglašen je najboljim u kategoriji kratkog dokumentarnog filma.

SA

 

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Bishop Firmilijan (Ocokoljić)

(1963–1992)

Te Right Reverend Dr. Firmilian, Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Midwestern America, was born on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, according to the Julian Calendar, on the 7th of January 1910. Born into a clerical family in Kaona, Serbia, he was the son of many generations of priests, specifically, born in the family of the protopresbyter Uros Ocokoljich and his mother, Darinka, nee Plazinic, also the daughter of a priest. To the delight of this family, the parents were blessed with the birth of twins, named at baptism, Stanko (later, Firmilian) and Ranko. Stanko was the tenth child.

Having completed his elementary (in the place of his birth) and secondary education (Gymnasium, High School, in Čačak,) young Stanko was admitted into the Orthodox Seminary in Sarajevo, Bosnia, from where he graduated in the year 1930. After having served the Armed Forces of his country, Stanko was married to Nadežda Popović. Following their marriage, Stanko was ordained to the diaconate and then to the priesthood, being assigned as assistant to his father, protopresbyter Uroš, in the Village of Kaona. He was ordained to priesthood in 1930 by Bishop Jefrem Bojović, brother of well-known Vojvoda Petar Bojović. Tragically, within the first year of his marriage, Father Stanko lost both his wife and son, during childbirth.

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Writings by and about St. Nikolai Velemirovich

Before us is a book about a theologian, a minister, a missionary, a writer, a poet, an apostle, a saint, a man of dialogue: this book is about St. Nikolai Velimirovic, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880 - 1956), who along with his many other attributes is regarded, with good reason, as an Enlightener of the Americas, The renewed interest in this man and his works has resulted in the materialization of this book for English-speaking readers who wish to become acquainted with this extraordinary person. The collected texts provide an extensive over view of his life, present important testimonies about his personality, and offer essential insights into his theology. The authors penetrate the depths of his thought with remarkable precision and also elucidate his actions. The authros agree that the appearance of Nikolai Velimirovich marks an era of change in the ecclesiastical and theological paradigm as a result of his spirituality, ecclsiastical work, and theological position.