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Telethon 2014 to Benefit Construction of Vardenis-Martakert Highway

YEREVAN—Proceeds from the 2014 Telethon of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, to be held on Nov. 27, will be used to implement the final phase of the Vardenis-Martakert Highway construction project. With funds raised during the 2013 Telethon, the first phase of the project was kicked off in early [more...]

November 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Armenian soldiers Azat Asoyan and Ararat Khanoyan defending the Armenian Homeland.

A Hero’s Tale

By Elizabeth Chouldjian As Azerbaijan once again escalates its aggression against Armenia and Artsakh, we are reminded of the bravery of Major Sergey Sahakyan and the two soldiers who perished in yesterday’s helicopter attack, as well as, all the soldiers who stand guard on the front lines [more...]

November 13, 2014 // 11 Comments

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SAS Holds 40th Anniversary Workshop in Yerevan

A Pioneering Effort with a Promising Future On its 40th anniversary, the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) organized an unprecedented workshop from Oct. 3-5 at the presidential hall of sessions of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, with 42 scholars from Armenia and abroad who delivered [more...]

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Words of Wisdom: AUA Holds Inspirational Talk with Agbabian, Gregorian

YEREVAN—On Oct. 14, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted a talk titled, “A Conversation with Two Great Men of Education: Mihran S. Agbabian and Vartan Gregorian.” The event was moderated by AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, who asked them questions about their lives, careers, [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Children in the villages of Lanjik and Torosgyugh with their new dance costumes, pictured alongside the Balian Family.

Paros Foundation’s ‘100 for 100 Projects’

What do computer classes for children, new traditional Armenian dance costumes, and a photo exhibit of Armenian women have in common? All 3 are the latest projects completed through the Paros Foundation’s “100 for 100 Projects for Prosperity,” bringing the total number of projects completed [more...]

November 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

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Activating Awareness Through Alternative Art in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly On Aug. 4, a group of activists from the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Armenia formed the Facebook group “Art + Activism”(see www.facebook.com/ArtActArmenia/info). Best known for their cheeky cartoons and posters on Facebook, they have until recently [more...]

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

'People have a right to live in a clean environment and be healthy, to know what air they breathe and what soil they till,' says Alen Amirkhanian, director of the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment and AUA CRM.

Crowdfunding Campaign to Protect Armenia from Heavy Metal Pollution

Special for the Armenian Weekly For rural mining communities in Armenia, knowledge is power, and with the support of ONEArmenia, the American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining (AUA CRM) is hoping to bring invaluable knowledge to local communities. The two organizations have [more...]

October 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian cuts the red tape to officially open his book collection to the public while American University of Armenia President

Vartan Gregorian Donates Book Collection to AUA

YEREVAN, Armenia—On Oct. 14, the American University of Armenia (AUA) welcomed Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, for the official opening of his personal book collection at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Papazian Library. In recent years, Gregorian [more...]

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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