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Last name:        CIURCHEA
First name:         Maria
Birth Date:         12 april 1931
Birth Place:         Babeni-Oltet, Vâlcea county
Home address:     Piata Mihai Viteazu 9A, apt. 14,
400151 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Telephone:        +40-264-532494
Secondary School:     Girls Lyceum, Ramnicu- Valcea,  Romania (1942-1949)
Higher education:    Natural Sciences Faculty,  "Babes-Bolyai" University ,    Cluj-  Napoca (1949-1953);
Professional career:
- 1953-1968:    Assistant Professor, Botanics chair, Faculty of Biology and Geography, “Babes- Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca;
- 1969-1989:     Associate Professor, chair of Pedagogy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, "Babes-Bolyai" University  Cluj-Napoca;
- 1990- 1992:     Associate Professor, chair of Botanics, Faculty of Biology, "Babes-Bolyai" University Cluj- Napoca.
- 1992-             Retired
Sci. Degree:     Ph.D. in 1963, dissertation on Flora of  the Valcea county,  Romania
Courses :         Methodic of  Biology Teaching
Publications:     4 books (one still cited by the Romanian Ministry of Education for instruction of Biology teachers), 3 monographs and 64 articles in peer reviewed journals of psycho pedagogy, fanerogamic flora and lichenology; 2 new lichen species (Pertusaria transilvanica Ciurchea and Lecanora vidraensis Ciurchea); more than 1500 files in the Herbarium of the Botanic Garden in Cluj-Napoca; 80 plenary lectures at national conferences.
Marital status: married, one child and one grand son.