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Hovannisian Gives Multiple Fall Presentations

LOS ANGELES—During the 2014 fall quarter at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Prof. Richard Hovannisian participated in 20 university and community programs. His university and academic presentations were on modern Armenian history; the Armenian Genocide and contemporary denial; [more...]

December 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

Nazareth Darakjian

Darakjian Elected President of AMAA Board

PARAMUS, N.J.—On Dec. 5, the Board of Directors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), in accordance with the association’s established policies and procedures, elected its new officers as follows: Nazareth Darakjian, M.D., president; Michael Voskian, D.M.D., vice president; [more...]

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Armenian Star Award winner Mardik Martin (seated, center) with ADAA volunteers and advisors. Levon Leo Chaloukian (far right) presented the award to Martin.

ADAA Awards Saroyan Prize, Armenian Honors

PASADENA, Calif.—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) held its annual awards event on Dec. 6 at the Pasadena Playhouse to present the 2014 William Saroyan Playwriting Prize in Human Rights/Social Justice and other special honors. More than 70 people attended the VIP event at the Makineni [more...]

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Greater Worcester Armenian Chorale

Greater Worcester Armenian Chorale Gives Christmas Concert

By Charles K. Der Kazarian WORCESTER, Mass.—On Sun., Dec. 7, the Greater Worcester Armenian Chorale presented a special concert of Christmas carols and songs in Armenian and English in the Sanctuary of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church. The chorale is under the direction of Maestro [more...]

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Taner Akcam

Akcam to Present Talk on League of Nations’ Aleppo Rescue House

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—On Tues., Jan. 13, 2015, Dr. Taner Akcam will present an illustrated talk entitled, “Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Armenian Genocide Survivors and the Aleppo Rescue House of the League of Nations,” at 8 p.m., at the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall of Holy Trinity [more...]

December 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Edgar Housepian

Edgar M. Housepian (1928-2014)

Dr. Edgar M. Housepian, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neurological Surgery at Columbia University and co-founder of the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), died peacefully at his home on Fri., Nov. 14. He was 86. Edgar Housepian Born March 18, 1928 in New York City, Dr. Housepian graduated from the [more...]

December 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Fatma and Azad Tokmak

Turkey’s Shame: The Case of Fatma and Azad Tokmak

Special for the Armenian Weekly The following quote contains what reportedly happened to Fatma Tokmak, a Kurdish woman from Sirnak in Turkey’s Kurdistan, when she was arrested in 1996: “They blindfolded me when they put me in the police car. I was holding Azad in my arms. The police officers [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

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