Place: Plzeň (Pilsen) Czech Republic
Date: June 29th through July 5th 2014
Organizer: Západočeská univerzita
Local organizing committee chair: Ivo Budil (email@example.com)
Main Theme: Contribution of the Czechs and Slovaks to the Modern World
Plan on participating; consider organizing a panel or symposium!
This is the title of new book the SVU Scholar-in-Residence and Past President of SVU Míla Rechcigl has published. The book chronicles important events bearing on Czech-American history, from the earliest known entry of a Czech on American soil to date.
This comprehensive chronology depicts the dazzling epic history of Czech colonists, settlers, as well as early visitors, and their descendants, starting in 1519 …read more
On April 20, 2013, the Czech Embasssy in Washington DC hosted an extraordinary conference organized by the SVU with the aim to attract new members to the Society by introducing them to the complex issue of intellectual property.
Five speakers discussed the principles and utility of intellectual property in contemporary society. Speakers included Dr. Peter Ujhazy of the National Cancer Institute, Edward (Jed) Gordon of Boston legal firm Foley & Lardner LLP, George Dolina of Falls Church IP law firm BSKB, scientist Imre Kovesdi, and novelist Geert van der Kolk.
The conferernce achieved its goal by presenting in an accessible manner the basics and practical aspects of the intellectual property protection. More detailed information including the abstracts and short videos will be available on the SVU Website. The format of this conference proved to be an example for future endeavors in recruitement of new Society’s members.
| Program of the Conference |
Stay in tune for abstracts and videos.
Congratulations to SVU member Dr. Jan Vilcek who was named a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama.
“I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” President Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this Nation great—and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial environment.”
On April 11, 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun (1916-1951), b. Pilsen KS, of Czech immigrant parents, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Chaplain Kapaun received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his extraordinary heroism while serving with the 3d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Unsan, Korea and as a prisoner of war from November 1-2, 1950. …read more
SVU Scholar-in-Residence and Past SVU President Míla Rechcigl has just completed a unique, authoritative and intensely absorbing manuscript “Czech American Timeline: Chronology of Milestones in the History of Czechs in America.”
This comprehensive chronology depicts the dazzling epic history of Czech colonists, settlers, as well as early visitors, and their descendants, starting in 1519, …read more