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Weekly Newsletter

Monday, Oct. 8, 2007

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Dear members of the Romanian Club ,

The new Board is happy to welcome you back and we are hoping you will join us in reshaping and refreshing the group this year. First off, we are currently waiting for recognition from the Inter-school Governing Board, and we are also working on regaining status with the ABC. The new website and a general body meeting are in the making. The meeting is currently scheduled for Friday, October 19 th . We will be announcing the upcoming movie screenings at the end of October, we will discuss future events for this year, introduce the Board, and most importantly get you all to know each other, speak some Romanian and welcome anyone who has ever thought "Man, Romanians are cool!" ;) Please stay tuned for the details! We are looking forward to seeing you there.

 2. Lion Cards

For anyone who is interested, the Board is planning to coordinate a Lion Cards Fundraiser.

· What are Lion Cards ? - Special coupons you can use to get large discounts at various locations around the Columbia campus. For a list of locations, click here .

· How much do they cost? - 15$

· When do they expire? - August 2008

· How many times can they be used? - Unlimited

· Why are we selling them? - To build up resources for the club

· How can you help? - Buy the cards from us instead of the Lion Card group; this will help our club and may save you lots of money.

 3. Ella Veres Artventures

Shattering Myths and Lies thru Art

presents the world premiere of
Three Eco-Friendly Self-Propelled Clowns

A dramatic collage by Ella Veres:

A modern morality play with dance, opera, and a tinge of clowning, featuring a fight against the creepy vampires of global warming, homophobia, xenophobia, and racism.
The only real Transylvanian event in town!

Performed by:
Meara Levezow, Pamela Karp, Katarina Smirnova, Joy Song, Nathanael Vaky & Ella Veres

Showtimes: Fri, Oct 19, 26 & Nov 2, 9, 16 at 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct 20, 27 & Nov 3, 10, 17 at 7 p.m. Sun, Oct 21,
28 & Nov 4, 11, 18 at 3 p.m. At The Garret Studio TBG
Arts Center 312 W. 36 St. [bet. 8th&9th Aves.] 6th
Fl., 6A 
Show Tickets: $15 [students $10]

Our scary Halloween Transylvanian garden benefit Thur, Nov 1st 7 p.m.  E. 111 Herb Garden [bet. 3rd&Lex. Ave.] 6 train at 110 St. stop

Benefit Tickets: $30 [students $20]
Advance tickets can be purchased online at , or phone 212-352-3101
For cash tickets at the door make reservations at or phone 917 620 9782  

Hear a hilarious News Blast! Learn What Makes America Great! Enjoy The LumberJack's Riotous Dance! Enjoy our clowning around with Tongue-Twisters! Hear our Curb Global Warming Plea! Witness A Radical German Punk Activist's Views On Deportation And Banning All Borders! Be moved by The Story Of A Hero Who Crossed The Border To Escape Communism and The Story Of A Gay Man Who Was Stoned During The Country's Second Gay Rights Parade. Learn from The Mesmerizing Belly Dancer Esmeralda Why Gypsy People Shouldn't Be Turned Into

Join us! Witness democracy in the making! We want to shake you up while you have the time of your life. We want to be heard not only here in NYC but also in Transylvania, where we'll travel in the Spring. We invite you to become part of our experiment.

For more info:   917 620 9782
P.O. Box 180 New York, NY 10108  Our sponsors:

Ella Veres

 4. The Journal of Sustainable Development

The Board of the Journal of Sustainable Development contacted the Romanian Club based on the belief that members of our group may be interested in the politics and often urban planning/aid policies of Romania or other countries in Eastern Europe.

Consilience  is a global, online publication dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development.  By providing a public platform for discussion, we hope to encourage a global community to think more broadly, thoroughly and analytically about sustainable development. 

This publication aims to bring students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically rigorous medium. 

We invite you to submit original and rigorous articles dealing with issues of sustainable development for the Fall 2007 issue.  Articles can take the following forms:

    * Scholarly Articles - Original, research-based articles concerning sustainable development.  Scholarly articles consist of rigorous novel research or analysis of existing and historical work.  Emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary articles.  There is no set length for scholarly articles but most fall between 3,000 and 10,000 words. 

    * Field Notes -- Field notes provides a space for students, researchers, professors, and practitioners that have done field work abroad to share their ideas and experiences related to their work.  Generally, field notes are less formal and should be shorter than scholarly articles.

    * Opinion Editorials (Op-Ed) - An opinion piece concerning sustainable development and its attendant challenges, strengths, and structures. 

All papers selected for submission will undergo peer review by both the Editorial Board of Consilience and the Advisory Board consisting of graduate students and professors.  All articles should be the work of the authors, though writing done as part of previous class work is welcome.


Article Pitch deadline:  October 21st, 2007  (only for writers who would like to present their ideas to the editorial board prior to writing the piece)

Submission deadline:   November 11th, 2007

Publication Date:   December 29th, 2007

Please send all articles and pitches for submissions to:

The editorial board is based at Columbia University in the city of New York.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Anubha Agarwal:

Quote of the Week

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."

~Ellie Wiesel, (Romanian born American Writer. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986. b.1928)

Last Update: Mar 08, 2008