Bust of Acad. Alexander Theodorov–Balan in Sofia University Library


balan_bust.jpgAt the opening of the exhibition "The New Cyril and Methodius and their five disciples", dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the founding of Alma mater, took place also the official presentation of the donation, made by the wife of the sculptor Yordan Gavrilov - the original gypsum casting, of which was made the bronze bust of Alexander Theodorov– Balan. The bust was made in 1999 and is located in the courtyard of the Alexander Teodorov-Balan School in his native village of Kubay, Ukraine.

The official announcement of the donation was made by Assoc. Prof. Georgi Valchev, Deputy Rector of the Sofia University, who said that in the year when we celebrate the 130th anniversary of the first Bulgarian university, bust has found its natural home in the University library - the heart of Sofia University. In addition, symbolism has also been achieved, as the donation is located near the home of acad. Alexander Theodorov-Balan, located on "St. Kliment Ohridski" street, next to the university, on the opposite side of the Sofia University Library building. 
 
The author of the bust - the sculptor Yordan Hristov Gavrilov was born on 29th March 1929 in Dobrich. He graduated secondary education in his hometown, then studied sculpture at the Sofia Academy of Fine Arts by Prof. Ivan Lazarov. In the period 1949-55 he is a student at the Art Academy "I. Repin”, St. Petersburg by Prof. M.A. Kersin. After completing his education he returned to Bulgaria and taught at the Sofia Art School "Prof. Ilia Petrov" until 1990. He dies in 2016. 
 
Among his most significant works are bronze monuments and portraits of Hristo Botev, Vasil Levski, Todor Kableshkov, Yordan Yovkov, Dora Gabe, Boris Hristov, acad. Alexander Teodorov-Balan and others. The works of Yordan Gavrilov are located in the National Art Gallery - Sofia, Sofia City Gallery, galleries in the country, as well as in private persons in France, Germany, Switzerland and Bulgaria.
 
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Training for work with the database Alexander Street - Academic Video Online: Premium


inbox4726.jpgOn 27th February 2018 at 11.00 AM in the Philology Library (Rectorate, central wing, 5th floor), Krasimira Angelova, representative of ProQuest, will conduct training for work with the database Alexander Street - Academic Video Online: Premium. 
The platform is based on state-of-the-art technology and combines video, audio and text and includes over 62,000 educational audiovisual materials.
Start of the implementation of the project


"Design and Development of a Prototype of the Information System", "Citation Index of Publications by Bulgarian Authors (Social Sciences)", funded by the “Scientific Research” Fund (2017)

Under Contract № DN 15/1 from 11.12.2017 (Scientific Research Fund, Research Funding Contest - 2017) in a period of implementation is the project entitled "Design and Development of a Prototype of the Information System", "Citation Index of Publications by Bulgarian Authors (Social Sciences)".



The aim of the project is to increase the visibility of the publications of researchers / authors from Bulgaria and to achieve a higher personal index of citation in the spheres of the social sciences. The project will be implemented by a team consisting of: Prof. Olya Harizanova (Head), Assoc. Prof. Anna Angelova, Assoc. Prof. Elisa Stefanova, Assoc. Prof. Elitsa Lozanova-Belcheva, Assoc. Prof. Maya Stoyanova, Assoc. Prof. Milena Milanova, Dr. Biliana Yavroukova, Dr. Silviya Naidenova, Ph.D. student Maria Avramova, Ph.D. student Nadya Karachojukova and Ph.D. student Rosen Stefanov.
For contact to the team: citatebg@gmail.com 

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Университетска библиотека "Св. Климент Охридски" 2014