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» Ratimir Mocnaj 1935-2018 deserving member of AMCA Quebec and of the CROWN family passed away
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/25/2018 | In Memoriam | Unrated
Born and educated in Zagreb, Croatia, Ratimir Mocnaj enjoyed a long and successful career as a chemical engineer first in Germany, and then his second home, Canada. He was a deserving member of the AMCA Quebec (AMCA = Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni) in Canada, as well as of the CROWN (Croatian World Network), where he served as a moderator of the Croatian World Calendar web iste, initiated by Nenad Bach. He will be gre
» Mladen Ibler 1937-2017 distinguished Croatian medical scientist and diplomat
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/1/2017 | People , In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Dr. Mladen Ibler, born in Zagreb, besides his native Croatian, spoke English, Danish, German and Russian. He organized Croatian workshops at the International Peace and Understanding Conference in Copenhagen (1989) and Vienna (1991) and lectured at the same conference in Copenhagen (1994). As the president of the Croatian Cultural Association in Denmark, he worked on the international recognition of Croatia and the estab
» Slobodan Praljak 1945-2017 the truth about Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/29/2017 | People , In Memoriam , History , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
On the photo Slobodan Praljak 1945-2017, portrayed by Ante Gotovina. Slobodan Praljak is holder of three academic titles - in Electrical Engineering, in Humanities (Sociology and Philosophy) and from Theatre and Film Academy, all of them from the University of Zagreb. On Carla del Ponte: "If I, by any chance, Slobodan Praljak, had written or said such qualification [see in the article], no matter when, in any form wha
» Jean Lunt Marinovic has published One Day in May – Bleiburg 1945
Submitted By Violi Calvert | Published 02/11/2017 | In Memoriam , History , Education | Unrated
The author's mission in 'One Day in May – Bleiburg 1945' is to provide an up-to-date narrative of events known as the 'Bleiburg Tragedy'.  Written in the English language, this 314 page book focuses on the negotiations at the Bleiburg castle, includes maps and photographs, and provides answers to important questions using numerous sources, including British, American and Croatian. The author, Jean Lunt Marinovic, i
» Vukovar 1991 - 2016 and music inspired by the destiny of the Baroque city on Danube river
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/19/2016 | Music , In Memoriam , History , Education | Unrated
Twenty five years have passed since the 1991 Vukovar tragedy. We provide several music expressions inspired by the events which marked Croatian contemporary history, as well as that of contemporary Europe. Among others, we provide music by Nenad Bach, Tomislav Ivčić (on the photo), Veritas aeterna, Dalmatino, Klapa Adriaticum, Buco, Miroslav Štivčić and others.
» Stanko Bilinski's rhombic dodecahedron discovered in Croatia in 1960 and nicely described by Matt Parker
Academician Stanko Bilinski 1909-1998, was distinguished Croatian mathematician, an expert in the field of Geometry. In 1960, he discovered the rhombic dodecahedron. A consequence of results from his PhD dissertation defended in 1944 (published in 1948, both at the University of Zagreb) is that there are precisely 14 semiregular (Archemidian) polyhedra. His results are cited and discussed by distinguished geometers l
» Sibe Mardesic 1927-2016 distinguished Croatian mathematician and Fellow of the AMS
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/18/2016 | Science , People , In Memoriam , History , Education | Unrated
Professor Sibe Mardešić: "I have been very devoted and faithful to Mathematics in Zagreb. I dedicated approximately equal shares of my time and energy to research, teaching and organization. I tried to transfer to Zagreb good things that I saw at other more developed places. I paid particular attention to teaching at the graduate level." Professor Sibe Mardešić is a member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and a F
» Branko Leskovar 1930-2016 distinguished Croatian-American expert in Electrical Engineering & Electronics
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/22/2016 | Science , People , In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Dr Branko Leskovar, born in Croatia's capital Zagreb, earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb. Since 1965 he worked atthe  Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. His work in resolution studies of electro-optical devices has had profound benefits on development and manufacturing of new devices with significantly improved characteristics. These methods hav
» Vladimir Novak 1928-2016 distinguished Croatian-American photographer
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 03/22/2016 | In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Vladimir Novak, distinguished Croatian-American photographer, born in the city of Varaždin in 1928, died in Croatia's capital Zagreb in 2016. He will be remembered for his extremely interesting photos dealing with the work and life Croatian emigrants in the USA. Some of his photo-testimonials can be seen on the web pages of the CROWN, as well as on related web pages. Višnja Starešina, in her important documentary film


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