The Romanian-American University (RAU) Rector Costel NEGRICEA was very honored to have been given an invitation by the distinguished Professor Eliot SOREL at Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C., June 2023, the reputed private social club, incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1878 by men distinguished in science, literature and the arts.
The discussions allowed the exploration of a range of new projects and innovative ideas with the distinguished Professor Eliot Sorel generously sharing his vast expertise. The significant meeting offered valuable perspectives for the continuation of the collaboration, teamwork and intelligence enabling to adapt perspectives and consistently achieve high standards.
On January 14, 2022 RAU Rector Costel NEGRICEA has received a “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest (UMF) distinction, the distinguished UMF Rector Viorel JINGA expressing on this occasion best birthday wishes to RAU Rector Costel NEGRICEA (https://www.crd-aida.ro/2022/01/prof-dr-costel-negricea-rector-of-the-romanian-american-university-has-received-a-carol-davila-u-m-f-bucharest-distinction/ ).
The “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest (UMF) honored Professor Eliot SOREL with Doctor Honoris Causa in October 2009. Eliot SOREL MD is an innovative global health leader, health systems performance expert, practicing physician, and Clinical Professor of Global Health, Health Policy & Management and of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University. Dr. Sorel has served as a subject matter expert on World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH Fogarty International Center), National Institute of Mental Health, (NIMH), World Bank Group (WBG), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) projects. He is founding editor in chief of the Global Mental Health and Psychiatry Review and a cofounder of the Africa Global Mental Health Institute.
Professor Eliot SOREL, well-known as a catalyzer in promoting Romania’s culture in the United States of America (the Romanian monasteries, food, crafts, music and dance), initiated and led the so-called “Opening the Gates to Romania” project at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, in 1999. On that occasion, a wooden Maramures church was also built piece by piece on the National Mall in the center of Washington as part of the year 1999’s Festival. The world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian (founded in 1846), is a true steward and ambassador of cultural connections, its generous work wisely promoting understanding of world cultures (please see the below picture). It is also well-known (https://www.sanabuna.ro/dr-eliot-sorel-received-the-2021-romanians-of-washington-dc-community-award/ ) that on 3rd October 2008, at the Romanian Academy, the Aspen Institute Romania – Mr. Mircea GEOANA, the President of the Aspen Institute Romania, became NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2019, after a distinguished domestic and international career – organized the Book Launch: “The Marshall Plan: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century” edited by Eliot SOREL and Pier Carlo PADOAN and published at OECD (please see the next below picture).
Professor Eliot SOREL just informed us that the work of Romanian potters (artisans in Horezu) was highlighted in an article (entitled “When Traditions Meet Trends”) that appeared in the prestigious New York Times on Sunday, June 4, 2o23.