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Nazo Bravo Releases Web Series Documenting Trip to Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly Los Angeles-based actor and hip-hop artist Nazo Bravo (Naz Aslanian) released the first episode of a documentary web series titled “Armenian American” on Feb. 11 on his YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/NazoBravo). The series follows Aslanian on his recent trip to [more...]

March 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is building a community center in Mushkapat, a village in Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund to Construct Community Center in Mushkapat

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is building a community center in Mushkapat, a village in Artsakh’s (Nagorno-Karabagh) Martuni region. The project is co-sponsored by the fund’s French affiliate and the government of Artsakh. The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is building a community center in [more...]

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Mirzoyan, Khodjamirian Elected to Armenia’s National Academy of Science

YEREVAN—On Dec. 27, 2014, the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA) held its General Meeting and elected two former scientists of the Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI), Razmik Mirzoyan (high energy astrophysics, Germany) and Alexander Khodjamiryan (theoretical physics, [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund built an indoor therapy pool and related amenities at the Children’s Home of Gyumri.

Indoor Swimming Pool Built at Gyumri Children’s Home

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund built an indoor therapy pool and related amenities at the Children’s Home of Gyumri, which shelters and provides care to children with physical and mental disabilities. The project was sponsored by the fund’s Swiss affiliate. The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund built [more...]

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian

Der Kiureghian Appointed President of AUA

YEREVAN—The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian has accepted the position of president of AUA. Der Kiureghian has served as interim president of the university since the departure of President Bruce Boghosian in July 2014. Dr. Armen Der [more...]

February 16, 2015 // 2 Comments

The “100 Years, 100 Facts” project is a joint initiative by Seferian and friend Lena Adishian.

AUA Instructor Commemorates Centennial with ‘100 Years, 100 Facts’

YEREVAN, Armenia— On Feb. 2, American University of Armenia (AUA) Instructor Nareg Seferian gave a presentation on the “100 Years, 100 Facts” project, as part of AUA’s 1915 Centennial series. The “100 Years, 100 Facts” project is a joint initiative by Seferian and friend Lena Adishian. [more...]

February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nelly Avetisyan of Verde Pharm (photo: Allegra Garabedian)

The Soap Maker of Yerevan

Special for the Armenian Weekly It seems as if soap making has become all the rage in Armenia. There are olive oil soaps being sold that come from Syria, locals making ones with different ingredients to sell at Vernisaj, Syrian Armenians making them locally, Jordanian-Armenians selling Dead Sea mud [more...]

February 6, 2015 // 11 Comments

Members of the Gomk Agricultural Cooperative

Planting Seeds of a Brighter Future: Gomk’s Female Agricultural Co-op

On Jan. 1, a new law on “Social Assistance to Border Communities” went into effect in Armenia. The measure provides partial subsidies on natural gas, electricity, and irrigation to those living in Armenia’s volatile border regions. Members of the Gomk Agricultural Cooperative However, not all [more...]

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

The RBHS sees the potential for using biomass in heating rural homes and greenhouses, specifically through the sustainable production and burning of biomass pellets.

Heating Armenia the Sustainable Way

Special for the Armenian Weekly This is the last installment in a six-part series I’ve written as a volunteer with the Armenian Environmental Network in Yerevan. The goal of this project was to bring to light some of the exciting work of environmental organizations in Armenia. The country [more...]

January 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

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