SCREENING OF MY UNFAMILIAR FATHERLAND DOCUMENTARY AT AGBU YEREVAN CENTER (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU YP Yerevan and Repat Armenian Fund co-hosted their first joint event on March 15th at the AGBU Yerevan Center. The artistic team behind My Unfamiliar Fatherland presented their documentary followed by a discussion with the standing room only audience consisting mainly of recent repats from around the world. My Unfamiliar Fatherland told the story of the Great Repatriation of 1945-49, the falsified propaganda of the Soviet Union and the enthusiasm of Armenians, who repatriated from around the world, as well as their ultimate disappointment...

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AUA’S AGBU PAPAZIAN LIBRARY HOSTS COLLEAGUES FROM ALL OVER ARMENIA

The American University of Armenia’s (AUA) AGBU Papazian Library regularly opens its doors to host delegations, representatives of other universities, libraries and various organizations. The visit of librarians from Armenia’s universities, as well as from the NGO Bridge of Hope, to the AUA’s AGBU Papazian Library was among the recent similar events as part of the EU Tempus IV project, entitled Access to Society for People with Individual Requirements. Library Director Satenik Avagyan and Head of Reference Hasmik Galstyan gave a tour of the Library facilities and presented...

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CELEBRATING CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN’S 145TH BIRTHDAY

On March 21, on the occasion of Calouste Gulbenkian’s 145th birthday anniversary, the RA Ministry of Diaspora held an event dedicated to the great Armenian benefactor at the Alley of Armenian Benefactors. RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, member of the AGBU Central Board Vasken Yacoubian, representative of France’s Sciences Po Institute of Political Science Gilbert Derderian, Director of the Institute of History of the NAS RA Ashot Melkonyan, Dean of the Faculty of History at Yerevan State University Edik Minasyan and other attendees laid...

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AUA’S PRESIDENT DR. BRUCE BOGHOSIAN ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

Bruce M. Boghosian, PhD, president of the American University of Armenia (AUA), announced his plans to resign this summer 2014, after the completion of his fourth year in the position. Dr. Boghosian was appointed president of AUA in 2010 as the University’s first resident president. Under his leadership, the University has undergone rapid expansion and has become more integrated into the landscape of Armenian higher education. Most notably, the University successfully launched the undergraduate program in 2013, doubling student enrollment and setting it on course to double again by 2016. The past year has...

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AGBU AND DIASPORA MINISTRY PRESENT A NEW VIRTUAL "TV SCHOOL" FOR ARMENIAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

On February 18, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan received AGBU Central Board member Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) Administrative Director Anna Yengibaryan, and AVC Academic Director Dr. Hasmik Khalapyan. Discussing the challenges facing the Armenian Diaspora, Minister Hranush Hakobyan prioritized instruction, preservation and dissemination of the Armenian language as the only guarantee for the preservation of the Armenian identity...

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