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UESA NEWS for 2000

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The Philadelphia Branch of the Ukrainian Engineers' Society of America will hold its annual Engineers' Ball with the presentation of debutantes on Saturday, February 10, 2001.

The event will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Park Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The evening's music will be provided by the orchestra Tempo. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 PM, the Banquet will begin at 7:00 PM and the Ball will begin at 9:00PM.

For additional information please contact:

Dr. Larysa Zaika
40 Johns Road
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania 19012

To register the presentation of a debutante please contact (by December 18, 2000):

Mrs. Slava Halaway
714 Charette Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
(215) 671-9418


The New York City Chapter held its annual Yalynka at the Ukrainian Institute of America. Over 130 people attended for an evening of good holiday wishes and caroling.

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The Kobzar Society, Ltd. is accepting tax-deductible donations, either in computer hardware or money, to further its goal of improving knowledge and access to knowledge for Ukrainian students.

The Kobzar Society, Ltd.is a non-profit corporation chartered to assist Ukrainian universities, secondary schools, libraries, and other educational institutions by providing them with used recent computer models.

For more information regarding donations or the Society's mission and programs, please contact:

The Kobzar Society, Ltd.
P.O. Box 37
Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235



The Ukrainian Engineers' Society of America, the Ukrainian Medical Association, the Ukrainian Institute of America invite everyone to the Traditional Christmas Celebration of YALYNKA with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments on Friday, December 1, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. at the Ukrainian Institute of America located at 2 East 79th Street (at 5th Avenue) - New York, New York.

Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.


The New Jersey branch of UESA held a presentation titled "Communication in the Digital Age" featuring speakers Dr. Leo M. F. Chirovsky of Bell Laboratories, Dr. Yurij Shevchuk of Lucent Technologies, and Marco Shmerykowsky, P.E.

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The New Jersey branch of UESA will hold a presentation titled "Communication in the Digital Age", at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2000, at the Ramada Inn on Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ. The featured speakers will be Dr. Leo M. F. Chirovsky of Bell Laboratories, Dr. Yurij Shevchuk of Lucent Technologies, and Marco Shmerykowsky, P.E. . All UESA members and the general public are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Chirovsky will speak on "P2I2-VCSELs -- Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers for an Optoelectronic VLSI Technology." This presentation will include a description of semiconductors and their basic properties, the growth of semiconductor crystals, and the basic properties of lasers. These concepts will be the basis of the definition of the generic Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL). An overview of possible applications for the technology will conclude the talk.

Dr. Shevchuk will speak on "Preparing Plastic Fibers for Prime Time (in Data Acquisition)".

Mr. Shmerykowsky will speak on "Internet 101: The Basics of the Internet". His presentation will include an overview of the Internet and how it has become a key to communication, as well as a discussion of office Internet policies.

For more information, contact Andrij Wowk at (732) 271-8461, or by e-mail at wowk@email.com.


Recently released:

English-Ukrainian Dictionary of Selected Terms: Science and Contemporary Technologies

Compiled by Anatole Wowk

(Shevchenko Scientific Society, New York-Lviv, 1998) Hardcover; 277 pages.

This unique technical dictionary was published posthumously after the author's death in 1992, and has recently been made available in North America. Nearly 10,000 English words and phrases, representing American usage in science, technology and everyday life, are translated by the author into Ukrainian. Many Ukrainian words are listed in the traditional Ukrainian form that was in use prior to the official Soviet Russification policy of 1933, 1942 and 1960.

The author intended to supplement and contemporize the material in the widely used Ukrainian dictionary compiled by M. Podvesko and M. Balla. While not exhaustive or definitive, the present dictionary is designed for practical use, especially by lexicographers, translators, scientists and scholars, teachers in higher educational institutions and persons interested in improving their skills in the two languages.

Price: $15.00 U.S. plus $5.00 shipping and handling (in the U.S. and Canada) (Payment in U.S. funds only. International shipments will be higher.)

To order, send a check or money order (made out to Mrs. Ulana Wowk) for $20.00, and the shipping address, to:

Technical Dictionary
72 Harding Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08820


The Ukrainian Engineers Society of America held its Plenary Meeting at the UESA headquarters in New York City.

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The Governing Board of the New Jersey chapter of UESA held a meeting to review Chapter business. In attendance were engineers Gregory Kuzma, Michael Hrycak, Michael Chaikivsky, Damian Gecha, and Andrew Wowk. The agenda included discussions of the Chapter's financial state, the state of the membership, and the Chapter's program for the remainder of the year.

Additionally, the Chapter accepted engineer Adriana Drohomirecky into the Chapter Governing Board and decided to organize a professional event for the fall of 2000.


The Ukrainian Engineer's Society of America has obtained sad news that on June 13, 2000, the Society lost a dear member and a former member of the board of directors - Taras I. Charchalis

Mr. Charchalis is surveyed by son Andrij and his wife Tania and grand children Katreryna, Oleksandr and Adrian, son Petro, sister Olha Sushko and her children and grand children, sister Irka and brother in law Oleksandr Traska and their family.

To the family of dear Taras, UESA expresses sincere condolences. Vichna Yomu Pamiat

The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Engineer's Society of America


The Kyiv publishing company Rada has published the Physical Lexicon and the Radiation Safety Dictionary. The Physical Lexicon is published in Ukrainian, English, German and Russian. It contains approximately 30,000 entries in all the fields of modern physics and continuous sciences and is priced at $98.00 (U.S.). The Radiation Safety Dictionary is published in Ukrainian, English, and Russian, contains 4,500 terms, and costs $39.00 (U.S.). The books may be purchased from:

Victoria Scientific Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 938
Powell, OH 43065
Fax 740/881-2018


We are sad to announce that long time UESA member Zenon Glowviak has passed away.

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