ARA 43rd Congress
Presentations at UCLA 
Kendall Hall
Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Hosted and co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, and the Romanian Student Club at UCLA.

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Speaker s:

Virgil Adumitroiae, Amanda Andrei, Ion Anton, Vasile Badiu, Bill Bellows,

Ileana Costea, Cristian Calugarita, Cosmin Dumitrescu, Georgiana Galateanu-Farnoaga, Vlad Ghenie, Filip-Lucian Iorga,  Ionela Kloes,O lga Lazin,, Laura Luca,Oana Leonte, Kate Mower, Ilona Scott, Jacob Segal, Adrian Staicu, Doina Uricariu

Romanian Personalities Presente:d:

Constantin Corduneanu, Sofia Cosma, Vlaicu Ionescu, Maria Manoliu-Manea, Nicolae-Serban Tanasoca

Fields: Art, Architecture, Book Publishing, Ecology, Education, Film, Romanian Communities, Romanian Personalities, Romanian Studies at UCLA, Science.

Event Videography Cristian Coldea, Coldea Productsions.

opening session

ILEANA COSTEA, ARA Interim President

COSMIN DUMITRESCU; Genearl Consul of Rpmania in Los Angeles

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship        

                        Special panel

MODERATOR: JACOB SEGAL

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    romanian personalities 1

         ARA PERsonalities

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constantin cordunean

Introduction:Oana Leonte

Vasile Badiu (remote):

Album of Precious Memories with Acadademician Professor Constantin Corduneanu.

Laudatio:

Maria Manoliu-ManeA

DOINA URICARIU:

Omagiul unei foste studente

 

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                moments

MODERATOR: ILONA SCOTT

sofia cosma

ILONA SCOTT:

Sofia Cosma, concert pianist.

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Trailee of moive by Lincoln Mayorca aobut Sofia Cosma's life:

“Suite case full of chocolate” (2010)

With Moscow Phil in Moscow 1990.

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Nicolae-serban tanasoca

ILEANA COSTEA:

Who was Nicolae-Serban Tamasoca

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FILIP-LUCIAN IORGA:

Nicolae-Serban Tanasoca,

What does not dissapear.

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Vlaicu ionescu

DONA URICARIU:

Vlaicu Ionescu, un neo-renascentist în pictura modernă 

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ALINA IONESCU-GRAFF:

Vlaicu Ionescu - slides of paintings and drawings 

film, art & architecture

MODERATOR: RICK MEGHIDDO

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RICK MEGHIDDO

 

Filmmaking Through an Architect’s Eye: Producing architectural documentaries

to educate a broader public in understanding the value of architectural design

Vera Mijojlić

Founder & Director ofSouth East European Film Festival in Los Angeles (SEEfest)

SEEfest Champions Romanian Cinema in the U.S.

 

Romanian posters and banners by American artist Jerry W. McDaniel

Slide Show in pdf format by Ileana Costea . 

ECOLOGY

MODERATOR: RUTH MEGhiddo

RADU POPA:

The New World of Nutrient Recycling

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RUTH MEGHIDDO

Climate Change Is Everybody’s Business: How urban farming can make our cities resilient and prosperous

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BOOK PUBLISHING

OLGA LAZIN

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  ROMANIAN COMMUNITIES

         Round Table

MODERATOR: VLAD R. GHENCIU, Esq.

IONELA KLOES:

Viitorul Roman Society

(VRS)

and VLAD R. GHENCIU

Romanian-American Chamber if Commerce in LA

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ION ANTON:

Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church/Biserica Sfânta Treime

Ing. Ion Anton, Los Angeles, CA

Ben Todica (remote)

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„Programul în Limba Română” al Staţiei de Radio 3zzz, Melbourne, Australia

SCIENcE

MODERATOR:ADRIAN STOICA

Adrian Stoica, PhD, Founder, Telemediators Alliance, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA   

     

Nature Therapy via Telepresence – The AVATAR Chair Project

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Virgil Adumitroaie, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Towards a second earth: exoplanet discovery and characterization methods.

 

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Dinu Leonte, PhD

Poet, Mathematician, Eng. in Power Engineering, CEO BPT

IKIGAI meaningfulness in life

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Bill Bellows, PhD, President, InThinking Services

To Infinity (and Zero) and Beyond – Life Lessons in Continual Improvement

 Bill Bellow's  Abastract

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romanian program at ucla

Session Chair: Georgiana Gălățeanu-Fârnoagă

Kate Mower, PhD Student, University of California, Riverside

 

Creating European Identity in Romanian Dobruja

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Amanda L. Andrei, MFA Student in Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles

Graphite to the Bone: Writing the Generational Trauma of a Filipino Romanian Family

Laura Margareta Luca, PhD Student in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles; International Relations/Political Science, M.A., Graduate Institute of Geneva, 2019

Global Security Arrangements: A Game-Theoretic Perspective

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Georgiana Gălățeanu-Fârnoagă, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Slavic, East European  and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

Political statements, cultural highlights, and social values in Romanian language textbooks for foreigners