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Zapraszamy na spotkania połączone z prezentacją Stephena nt. jego uczestniczenia w wyprawie STS-130 do Międzynarodowej Stacji Kosmicznej w lutym b.r., po której nastąpi dyskusja oraz zdjęcia pamiątkowe.

Zapraszamy!

10 maja poniedziałek

8:30-10:15
Spotkanie z młodzieżą szkół licealnych
Gdańskie Liceum Autonomiczne 
Adres: Osiek 11/12, aula Ł3, Gdańsk

11:00-12:30     
Spotkanie ze studentami Politechniki Gdańskiej, Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, Wydział Zarządzania Ekonomii Politechniki Gdanskiej
Adres: Audytorium im. prof. Synowieckiego [007], ul. Traugutta 79, Gdańsk

12:30-13.00
Konferencja prasowa

Adres: Politechnika Gdanska, Sala Rady Wydziału nr 318/319, Gdańsk

15.30-16:30
Spotkanie z uczniami szkół podstawowych
American Elementary School
Adres: aula szkoły, ul. Łowicka 41, Gdynia

Ambasada USA i Polsko-Amerykańska Fundacja Wolności serdecznie zapraszają na otwarte spotkania z astronautą Stephenem Robinsonem w Toruniu, 11 maja 2010 r. (życiorys poniżej)

Spotkania będą połączone z prezentacją Stephena Robinsona nt. jego uczestniczenia w wyprawie STS-130 do Międzynarodowej Stacji Kosmicznej w lutym b.r., po której nastąpi dyskusja oraz zdjęcia pamiątkowe.
Zapewniamy tłumaczenie na język polski.

11 maja, wtorek

11:00 – 12:30
Spotkanie ze studentami Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
Adres: Centrum Astronomii UMK, 87-148 Łysomice, Piwnice k/Torunia

14:00 – 15:30
Spotkanie z młodzieżą licealną i słuchaczami Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku
Spotkanie połączone z prezentacją łazika marsjańskiego
Adres: Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury, ul. Przedzamcze 11/15 

 Więcej o Stephenie Robinsonie:
Życiorys:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/robinson.html

STS-130 preflight interview:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts130/interview_robinson.html

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Robinson

2005 NASA article:  STS-114 Mission Specialist Steve Robinson: What a Wonderful World
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/preparingtravel/steve_robinson_profile.html

The works of five American artists will be presented among 130 entries from the 51 countries represented in the 13th International Triennial of Tapestry taking place in Łódź in May 2010. Camille J. Cook, President of the Illinois-based organization Friends of Fiber Art International , has once again been invited to serve as an advisor to the Triennial.
The international jury will award the Grand Prix,  two silver medals, three bronze medals,  honorary mentions, and the Best First Appearance prize (of the Akapi Foundation).  The curators of the museum will award their own Medal.  Jury members include: Włodzimierz Cygan, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Łódź, Poland; Kyoko Kumai, Professor, Nagaoka Institute of Art Design, Japan; Androna Linartas, President, Mexican Association of Artists Weavers, Mexico; Velta Raudzepa, Deputy Director, Museum of Decorative Arts, Riga, Latvia; Lauren Whitley, Curator, Department of Textile Art and Fashion, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; and Norbert Zawisza, Director, Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, Poland.
The 13th International Triennial of Tapestry will hold its opening ceremony and announce the results of the competition on Monday, 10th May 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Ambassador Feinstein is pleased to be one of the Honorary Patrons of the Triennial.
For the list of exhibitions to accompany the Triennial, click here.

Roni Horn at the exhibition opening at the Center of Contemporary Art in Warsaw

An exhibition of the works of Roni Horn, a distinguished American female artist, opened on April 29 at 18:00 at the Center for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.  The exhibition presents a series of her most recent works, including You  are the Weather  (1994-1995), Cabinet of (2001), Bird &nbs p;(2008) and  a.k.a. (2008/2009).  To see the photo gallery from the exhibit opening click here.

A series of educational events and curatorial tours will accompany the show. The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the Trust for Mutual Understanding are among the sponsors of the exhibition.

Roni Horn received the CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts, several NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dia Center for the Arts,  New York;  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Tate Modern, London (2009). Her group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial (1991, 2004); Documenta (1992); and Venice Biennale (1997) among others.

AMERICA PRESENTS

 

DAMIAN BEDNARZ

Special Assistant, Office of Policy and International Affairs

United State Department of Energy

 

The Role of New Media in Elections: Tales from the Obama for America Campaign

 

Thursday, January 28 at 17:00

Koszykowa Library, Koszykowa 26/28

Entrance F

 

 

Damian Bednarz, Special Assistant in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, will meet the Warsaw public at the U.S. Embassy’s next America Presents program on January 28 at 17:00 at the Koszykowa Library.

Mr. Bednarz spent two years working on new media with the Obama for America campaign before joining the Department of Energy, where he now covers regional energy issues in Central/Eastern Europe and the Middle East and as domestic efforts on renewable energy, climate change, and a national ocean policy.  Mr. Bednarz, a graduate of Seton Hall University and Marist College, researched Polish political parties and the mechanics behind coalition building as a Fulbright Scholar in Warsaw from 2004-2005. 

In addition to a discussion of new media on the campaign trail, Mr. Bednarz is happy to discuss the U.S. role in addressing the latest global energy challenges.                               

The event will be translated into Polish and open to general public.

If you like to attend this event please RSVP to AmericaPresents@state.gov

AMERICA PRESENTS

 

DAMIAN BEDNARZ

Specjalny asystent, Biuro Polityki i Spraw Międzynarodowych

Amerykański Departament Energetyki

 

“Rola Nowych Mediów w Wyborach. Kampania Obama dla Ameryki”

 

Czwartek, 28.01. godz. 17:00

Biblioteka Publiczna m.st. Warszawy, ul. Koszykowa 26/28, wejście F

 

Wstęp wolny.

Spotkanie z tłumaczeniem symultanicznym.

Prosimy o potwiedzenie obecnosci: AEP@state.gov

Oprócz dyskusji na temat roli nowych mediow, Pan Bednarz chętnie przedyskutuje role jaka odgrywają Stany Zjednoczone w odniesiniu do ostatnich swiatowych wyzwań energetycznych.

America Presents

 

“America Presents” programs bring a wide array of American cultural, political, historical, and economic topics to diverse audiences in Poland.  Through this program, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw offers free, public presentations and talks by American scholars, artists, athletes, and experts.  The events are generally designed for journalists, students, English teachers, and academic faculty (from International Relations, American Studies, and English Departments of universities and private academia). In addition, anyone with an interest in the United States or the event’s theme is welcome to attend. 
As a rule, all presentations are given in English, although occasional exceptions will be advertised.  Recent participants of this program have included award-winning novelist Amy Tan, photographer Robert Heller, best-selling author Steve Berry, journalist Tom Friedman, filmmaker Richard Adams, Professor Rasma Karlins, author/professor/playwright Anne Nelson, and author Eric Weiner.

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is proud to welcome Anne Nelson to Poland, where she will participate in progams in both Warsaw and Gdansk.  Ms. Nelson, adjunct associate professor, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, writer, war reporter and media scholar will meet the Warsaw public at the Polish premiere reading of her play “The Guys” (Chłopaki) at the Warsaw Theater Academy “Koło” stage on October 27 at 19:00.

The play was translated into Polish by Artur Zapałowski and directed by Jarosław Kilian, staring Małgorzata Lipmann and Dominik Łoś.

“The Guys” first opened in New York  just 12 weeks after the 9/11 attacks with a production starring Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray, and ran for over a year.  Since then, it has been produced in 48 states and 12 foreign countries and has also been made into an award-winning feature film. 

Anne Nelson will also participate in a seminar and workshops organized by the Young Journalists’ Association “Polis”   www.polis.org.pl on October 26 at Agora Headquarters, ul. Czerska 8/10. To register, please  email : spotkaniapolis@gazeta.pl .
Ms. Nelson will also appear at the  “Theater and Trauma” seminar at Gdansk University  on  October 29, 2009. (more)

To register for the Gdansk event, please e-mail:  Aleksandra.musielak@zdearzenia.com.pl

We hope you will join us for these events.  Serdecznie zapraszamy!

The Public Affairs Section created an Educational Advising Center for Poles interested in applying to a U.S. university or college.  We have the latest catalogs and guides and up-do-date information on American universities, colleges and graduate programs. Everyone is welcome to stop by but please let us know a few days in advance to make sure someone is there to assist you (calling at least a week ahead will be much appreciated!)  Questions? Please feel free to contact Educational Advisor Magdalena Wącisz directly at: (022) 504 23 63 or via e-mail: waciszmd@state.gov

Here’s what we have available:

  • Profiles of American institutions
  • Areas of study and course descriptions
  • Application procedures and strategies
  • Financial aid availability
  • Information on standardized tests (TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, and others)

NOTE: The Educational Advising Center’s purpose is to provide general information. We do not serve as an agent or recruiter for any particular educational institution.

Warsaw & Chicago, Illinois.  Minsk Mazowiecki & Lacey, Washington.  Krakow & San Francisco, California.  Gdynia & Seattle, Washington.  Chelm & Knoxville, Tennessee.  What do all these pairs have in common?  They’re Polish-American “Sister Cities” – associations designed to bring our two countries closer together by creating connections between an American and a Polish city that have a lot in common.

The Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association links two thriving port cities through exchanges and cultural programs.  For the past six years, the association has brought students from Gdynia to Seattle to participate in Washington Business Week, a program for high school students that teaches entrepreneurial skills, teamwork, and creativity.  In 2009, with support from Washington-area businesses, the Foundation for Private Enterprise, and the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw (among others), the Sister City Association decided to bring this program to Gdynia.

For over a week, the City of Gdynia hosted 100 Polish students, 4 American students, 20 Polish teachers, and 11 advisers from companies based inthe Pacific Northwest.  Ambassador Victor Ashe traveled to Gdynia for the program’s opening, and over the week the students heard from such figures as Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament; Janusz Reiter, former Polish Ambassador to the United States; Mayor of Gdynia Wojciech Szczurek; Gdynia Deputy Mayors Michal Guc, Ewa Lowkiel, Boguslaw Stasiak, and Marek Stepa; and Michal Jaworski from Microsoft, Poland. 

Representatives from Washington Business Week at the U.S. Embassy

Representatives from Gdynia Business Week at the U.S. Embassy

On Monday, August 24th, we had the honor of  hosting many of the Americans who helped make Gdynia Business Week possible, including Mike Waske of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, Steve Hyer from Washington Business Week, and many other people who worked hard to make this program happen.  We thank them for giving the Embassy an opportunity to get involved in this program and wish the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association and Gydnia Business Week great success in their continued cooperation.

 

Gdynia Mayor, Wojciech Szczurek; Gdynia Deputy Mayors Michal Guc, Ewa Lowkiel, Boguslaw Stasiak, and Marek Stepa; former Polish Ambassador to the United States, Janusz Reiter; and Michal Jaworski from Microsoft, Poland.

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