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February 25, 2015

Open Culture



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February 16, 2015

Presidents Day




Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln






The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota features representations of U.S. presidents. From the left, George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. © AP Images




February 22 was celebrated as a holiday by 19th-century Americans. At least a dozen states officially celebrate the third Monday in February as “Washington and Lincoln’s Birthday,” and another dozen states call it “Presidents Day.” In 1971, Congress fixed Washington’s Birthday and several other holidays on Mondays to create long holiday weekends.
As much as both Washington and Lincoln are revered, the federal holiday officially remains Washington’s Birthday. The first president is also honored with many statues around the country and the 555-foot-high (169- meter) Washington Monument in the nation’s capital, Washington. Likenesses of both Washington and Lincoln are carved in stone on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, along with Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.
The holiday is also a tribute to the general who created the first military badge of merit for the common soldier. Revived on Washington’s 200th birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart medal (which bears Washington’s image) is awarded to soldiers who are injured in battle. As with Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Washington’s Birthday offers another opportunity for the United States to honor its veterans.




February 12, 2015

Fulbright Student Award to the United States 2016-2017






The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Fulbright Student Award competition for master’s study or research in the United States. Applicants can be Romanian graduates - BA, MA or PhD students - from accredited public and private universities. BA students are also invited to apply if they are in their final year of undergraduate study.

The Fulbright Student Award provides: international travel, tuition and university fees within established budget limits as well as accident/sickness insurance and monthly maintenance allowance. The grant also offers books and supplies allowance depending on available funds.
 
The applicants will be selected through open, merit-based competition to participate in quality graduate level programs in any academic field except clinical medicine.
►    Grant duration: one university year (starting August 2016)

►  Applicants must meet the following criteria:    
•    have Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible;
•    hold at least a Bachelor's degree (BA students may apply if they are in their final year of undergraduate study);
•    have English  proficiency;
•    if applying in law, applicants must hold a degree in that field.
The preference for candidates without extensive previous experience in the U.S. applies at each stage of competition. Romanian citizens currently residing in the US are ineligible to apply.




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February 03, 2015

Concurs de afișe



AMBASADA SUA LANSEAZĂ CONCURSUL DE AFIŞE


CORUPŢIA ÎŢI UCIDE VIITORUL!”



Potrivit unui sondaj realizat de ONU în 2014, 72% dintre participanţii din întreaga lume, persoane cu vârsta de până în 34 de ani, cred că oportunităţile generaţiei din care fac parte sunt limitate de corupţie. Ambasada SUA îi invită pe cei care au un mesaj anticorupţie să îl exprime printr-un afiş şi să participe la concursul cu tema: „Corupţia îţi ucide viitorul!


Termen limită pentru înscriere: Lucrările pot fi înscrise în concurs până în 28 februarie 2015, la ora 23:59.

Format: Afiş original în format A3 (rezoluţie 300 dpi)  

Premii: Trei tablete Google Nexus 9 pentru cele mai bune 3 afişe şi 20 de carduri de memorie Kington de 32  GB, clasa 10. Lucrările selectate vor fi incluse într-o expoziţie şi vor fi prezentate pe pagina de internet şi pe reţelele sociale ale Ambasadei SUA.

Condiţii de participare: Concursul se adresează cetăţenilor români care locuiesc în România.

Juriul: Diplomaţi americani, Laura Ştefan din partea ONG-ului Expert Forum, şi „Iepurele mizantrop”, comentator român al actualităţi interne şi internaţionale.

Criteriile de evaluare: Eficienţa transmiterii mesajului “Corupţia îţi ucide viitorul!”, originalitate/creativitate, calitate vizuală.

Detalii despre regulamentul concursului și condiţiile de participare pot fi găsite la: http://romania.usembassy.gov/coruptia-iti-ucide-viitorul.html

Vă invităm să ne urmăriţi şi pe Facebook, la www.facebook.com/bucharest.usembassy şi pe Twitter, la twitter.com/AmbasadaSUA.




February 02, 2015



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