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Beneficiaries of $1 Million Aurora Prize Announced

YEREVAN—The $1 million award for the first Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will fund projects in Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazil, the press office of Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Charitable Foundation reported on Aug. 19. The proceeds will [more...]

August 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ruth Thomasian

Boston-Area Teachers Receive Training on Armenian Genocide Education

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) provided a full-day workshop on teaching about the Armenian Genocide for Boston-area History and English teachers on June 10. A scene from the training Held at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), the training covered [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dick Janjigian and Haig Karakashian

Haig Karakashian: A Testimony of Faith and Love  

By Nancy Kalajian, JoAnn Janjigian, and Lisa Stepanian Ortiz Disabled but never limited, Haig Karakashian lived a good life—one filled with the joy of others, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God. Much of his joy came from church fellowship and the company of friends and relatives who knew him as [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian

Sosy Kadian Danced to Her Own Beat

CRESSKILL, N.J.—It was almost poetic really. Take a dance floor, introduce some Armenian music, and call Sosy Krikorian-Kadian to the forefront. A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian No, you wouldn’t have to call, probe, or invite.  It was automatic.  The dancing machine didn’t need a clue, much [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at noon on Sept. 21

Vardanants Day Lecture to Mark 25th Anniversary of the Armenian Republic

Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at noon on Sept. 21 in the Northeast Pavilion of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at [more...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Participants of the General Assembly

AEUNA Holds 23rd Biennial General Assembly in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill.—The Armenian Evangelical Union of North America (AEUNA) held its 23rd Biennial General Assembly June 23-26, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Skokie, Ill., hosted by the Armenian Evangelical Church of Chicago. Participants of the General Assembly The theme of the convention was [more...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from a MS Office traning

Microsoft Armenia Teaching MS Office to Girls at Mer Doon

Microsoft Partnering with Mer Doon to Enhance Computer Skills and Employability ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia—Microsoft Office is an essential part of most modern workplaces. Proficiency ranks at the top of employers’ required list of skills around the world. Armenia is no different, and Mer Doon is [more...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Mren on verge of collapse

Armenian Churches in Danger: Mren on Verge of Collapse

NEW YORK, N.Y.—An awe-inspiring, but gravely worrying lecture on the preservation of historic Armenian churches in danger of collapse, was presented by leading Armenian art historian Dr. Christina Maranci recently. It was sponsored by the Zohrab Information Center in New York. The 7th century [more...]

August 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

The AHEI continues to both build upon its existing programs, and also develop new partnerships in its effort to bring exceptional higher education programs to leading Armenian scholars worldwide.

‘Homo Sovieticus’ Examined in AHEI’s Sixth Annual Summer Program

In its sixth annual summer program, the Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI)—in cooperation with the American University of Armenia (AUA) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation—undertook an intensive examination of the concept of “homo sovieticus” and how this idea can be approached [more...]

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

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