Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact
in the Digital Era

an international conference

2010 October 26-28
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava

Dorin Popa

Associate professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Letters, “Al.I.Cuza” University, Iasi

Aleea Decebal, No. 10, Bl. X8, et. 1, ap. 8
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1984 - B.S. in Physics, “Al.I.Cuza” University
1996 – M.A. in Journalism, “Al.I.Cuza” University, with the dissertation “Media about the politology in Romania after ’89 “
2004 - Ph.D. in Philology, “Al.I.Cuza” University, with the thesis “Camil Petrescu – Essayist and Journalist”

1996 – Scholarship of the Province of Liguria, Genoa, Italy for the study of the Italian Language and Culture
2002 - Honorary Doctorate of Literature, awarded by World Academy of Arts and Culture, California, USA
2005 – the Romanian Minister of Culture book award for publishing the poetry book When a woman leaves
2006 - the National Romanian Authority for Scientific Research book award for publishing the second edition of the volume Camil Petrescu - The Journalist

1979 - 1983 - editor-in-chief at “ Dialog” magazine, ‘Al.I.Cuza” University, Iasi
1984 - 1990 - high - school teacher for physics
1990 - editor at “Timpul” (Times) magazine
1990 - 1992 - editor at the publishing house of the Al.I. Cuza University , Iasi
1991 - 1999 - member of the editorial staff of “Contemporanul” (The Contemporaneous), the magazine of the Romanian Minister of Culture, Bucharest;
1992 - 1997 - manager of the cultural department of the“Monitorul” daily newspaper
1998-2000 - cultural talk-show at “Nord-Est” radio station, Iasi
1996 – 2005 – lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of ‘Al.I.Cuza” University, Iasi
2001-2006 – (guest) lecturer at the Faculty of Letters and Theology, Dept. of Journalism and Communication Sciences, „Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2005-to present – associate professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of ‘Al.I.Cuza” University, Iasi

2004 - to present: evaluating expert of the Romanian National University Research Council (CNCSIS) for the Commission of Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics
2007 – coordinator (principal investigator) of the FP7 ERC Starting Grant entitled [COMSCIE] COMMUNICATING SCIENCES. MEDIA AND THE POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCES IN POSTTRANSITIONAL ROMANIA, submitted to the European Research Council, Ref. No. 210817 (awaiting for approval)
2007 – to present: evaluating expert of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS)

year(s)                                   title of the course                                         at (institution)
1997- to present                Journalistic Text                                        “Al.I.Cuza” University
1999-2000                    Present Problems of Romania                        “Al.I.Cuza” University
2000-to present            Mass Media, System and Process                  “Al.I.Cuza” University
2000-to present            Introduction to Journalism                             “Al.I.Cuza” University (Master level)
2001-2003                      Mass Communication Theory                       “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2002-2003                     History of the Press                                          “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2002-2006                     Techniques of Collecting Information           “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2003-2006                     Aspects concerning the Reception
                                                      of Media Messages                            “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2003-2006                                     Press Agencies                                                 “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2003-2006                       Opinion Journalism                                        “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2003-2006                       Communication and Advertising                   “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2004-2006                       Techniques of Argumentation                        “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2004-2005                      Sociology of Communication                           “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2004-2006                      The Structure of Journalistic Language         “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2004-2006                       Types and Species of Journalism                    “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2006                                Press and Present Times                                  “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati
2006-to present              Writers-Journalists                                           “Al.I.Cuza” University (Master level)
2006-to present               Journalistic Text for Radio                             “Al.I.Cuza” University


A. BOOKS about Journalism:

1. Mass Media Today / Mass media astazi, European Institute publishing house, Iasi, 2002, ISBN 973-611-229-2
2. Introduction to the Study and the History of Mass Media System / Introducere in studiul si istoria sistemului mass media, “Al.I.Cuza” University publishing house, Iasi, 2002
3. Journalistic text / Textul jurnalistic, “Al.I.Cuza” University publishing house, Iasi, 2002
4. Types and species of the journalistic text / Genuri si specii ale textului jurnalistic, “Dunarea de Jos” University publishing house, Galati, 2003
5. Techniques of information’ collection / Tehnici de colectare a informatiei, “Dunarea de Jos” University publishing house, Galati, 2004, ISBN 973-627-133-1
6. Communication and Advertising / Comunicare si publicitate, Tritonic Publishing House, Bucharest, 2005, ISBN 973-733-025-0
7. Camil Petrescu as a Journalist / Jurnalistul Camil Petrescu, European Institute publishing house, Iasi, 2005, ISBN 973-611-354-X
8. Top Note Dissertations – Journalism – 2006 / De nota 10. Licenta Jurnalism 2006 (coordinator), PIM publishing house, Iasi, ISBN 973-71641-6-4

B. Other books:
1. Eucharistic Conversations / Convorbiri euharistice (dialogues with Petre ?u?ea, Neagu Djuvara, Sorin Dumitrescu and Andrei Ple?u), European Institute publishing house, Ia?i, 1992 (distinguished with the prize for journalism of the “Cronica” magazine)
2. Dialogues with Father Galeriu – From Genesis to Apocalypse/ Cu Parintele Galeriu intre Geneza si Apocalipsa, Harisma publishing house, Bucharest, 2002, ISBN 973-8482-01-1
3. From Iliescu to Basescu. And return (dialogue with Liviu Antonesei) / De la Iliescu la Basescu. Si retur (dialog cu Liviu Antonesei), standart publishing house, Ia?i. 2006, ISBN 973-87511-6-0

C. Recent Articles:

  1. „European cultural markers in Camil Petrescu’s journalistic texts”, in Cultural Mentalities and Apertures, vol.II, „Dunarea de Jos” University publishing house, Gala?i, 2006, ISBN 973-627317-2
  2. „Phases of the evolution of Romanian press”, in Tribuna, Cluj, nr. 82-83/2006


Conferences’ papers and participations:
- in Romania:

Ø   2000 – panelist at the symposium “10 Years of Journalism Training in Central & Eastern Europe”, Bucharest
Ø   Nov. 2005 – National Symposium with international paticipation „Romanian Press – Past, Present and Perspectives”,  Cluj-Napoca, with the paper „Phases of the evolution of Romanian press”;
Ø   May 2006 – International Colloquium „Circulation of Cultural Models into the Euroregions”, Gala?i, with a paper about the “European cultural markers in Camil Petrescu’s journalistic texts”
Ø   June 2006 – the scientific communications “European Values, Ideals and Directions in Communication”, organized by the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences of Bucharest, with the paper “Advertising and Globalization: The Adjustment of the Advertising Discourse to the Cultural Formulas of Globalization”
Ø   March 2007 - Work-shop (co-organizer): Nano-sciences and Nano-technologies. European trends. Lecture’s title: “Scientific Journalism – a necessity for the Romanian media, a direction in post-graduate studies, a possible career”?, « Al.I.Cuza » University,  Iasi

-          outside:
Ø   September 1996, Victoria University, British-Colombia, Canada: „Civic Culture in Post-Communist Romania”, during the XXIst Congress of the American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences;
Ø   August 1998, Rochester University, New York, USA: presented a paper about “The Influence of American Media on the Romanian Media System”, during the XXIIIrd Congress of the American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Ø   March 2002, London, UK: “Do Mass Media Want a Better World Indeed?”,IFLAC Conference;
Ø   April 2002, Valencia, Spain: presented the paper “Mass Media Effects and Globalization”, during the Valdigna Forum for the Mediterranean, organized by UNESCO, EU and the administration of the region of Valencia, within the section Los Medios de Comunicación y la Fractura Digital en el Mediterráneo;
Ø   Seoul, Corea, Sept. 2004: „Mediatization of the Literature in the Era of Globalization”, during the congress organized by the World Academy of Arts and Culture, published in the literary magazine „Moon Light of Corea” (April 2005);
Ø   Medellin, Columbia, June 2005: conference paper about „Mass media & Literature vs. Terrorism”, during the International Poetry Festival of Medellin;
Ø   August 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA – participation at the Vth Conference IFLAC (International Forum for literature, Arts and Culture);
Ø   Volda, Volda University College, Norway, February 2007 – invited to the International Day of the University where he hold a workshop about Journalism

2007 – MA thesis „When a Woman Comes Towards You and Other Poems by Dorin Popa” / „Cand o femeie vine catre tine si alte poeme de Dorin Popa”, presented by Dominique-Luisa Sorohan, supervisor: James Brown, at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Center for the Translation and Interpretation of the Contemporary Text;

AZR - The Association of Romanian Journalists
USR - The Union of Romanian Writers
PEN - Club
IFLAC ( ISRAEL, Haifa), president for Romania
Amnesty International
AC - Civic Alliance
Member of the Romanian-American Academy
WAAC - World Academy of Arts and Culture
AROSS (Romanian Association of Semiotic Studies) – founder and member of the steering board, Bacau, 2005
AFJC (Association of Journalism and Communication Trainers), Bucharest, 2007

Other activities:
—    President and organizer of the XXIInd World Congress of Poets, held in IASI, ROMANIA, 2002
—    Vice-President of the XXVth World Congress of Poets, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2005