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Friday, 12 April 2013

AGBU AND AUA TO HELP SPARK ECONOMIC GROWTH IN KARABAKH. AGBU PLEDGES $575,000 TO LAUNCH CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

STEPANAKERT--The American University of Armenia (AUA) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) have launched a collaborative initiative to help reignite the workforce in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. AGBU and AUA issued the announcement on Wednesday, April 3 during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Stepanakert School #3, attended by Karabakh...
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Friday, 05 April 2013

AGBU INITIATES A NEW LONG-TERM PROJECT IN NKR COMMITS $575,000 TO AUA TO IMPLEMENT JOINT PROGRAM

In October 2012, on the occasion of AGBU's 87th General Assembly in Yerevan, a new AGBU educational and cultural initiative was announced by Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan and AGBU President Berge Setrakian. Today, plans are already underway for the development of the Armenian General Benevolent Union's (AGBU) cultural, educational and artistic complex in Stepanakert - the AGBU NKR Campus. This dynamic initiative will provide new and...
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Friday, 29 March 2013

WARM CLOTHES TO SYRIAN-ARMENIANS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

The Government of the Republic of Armenia, the RA Diaspora Ministry’s Syrian-Armenians Relief Coordination Center NGO, AGBU, the Armenian Apostolic Church and others continue various assistance programs for those Syrian-Armenians who were forced to move to Armenia due to the escalating conflict in Syria. In January, a new assistance program - distributing...
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Friday, 15 March 2013

A TRIP TO THE ARMENIAN SOUL

A different language is a different vision of life - the words of the great Federico Fellini best describe what the AVC virtual tours are all about. Thanks to these events, AVC students not only learn the Armenian language, but they also feel and live it, reassessing their visions and viewpoints on life, traditions, culture and art. During the Winter 2013 academic term, AGBU’s Armenian Virtual...
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Sunday, 10 March 2013

AUA UNDERGRADUATE OPEN HOUSE SHARES UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

The American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted its second Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, March 2, welcoming over 350 prospective students and their parents to campus for college tours, presentations, academic program visits, and faculty and staff introductions. The event was part of the university’s outreach efforts for the Fall 2013 launch of AUA’s undergraduate program, which will offer majors in Business, Computational Sciences, and English & Communications. Staff...
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Friday, 08 March 2013

AGBU DELEGATION RECEIVED BY RA DIASPORA MINISTER

On March 1, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobian received Chairman of the Armenian Diocese of Damascus and AGBU Central Board member Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian and AGBU Armenia Deputy Director Hovik Eordekian. Minister Hakobian emphasized the importance of implementing joint programs directed at solving key issues of pan-Armenian significance. Assistance programs for...
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Friday, 01 March 2013

AGBU DELEGATION VISITS UKRAINE TO LAY GROUNDWORK FOR NEW CHAPTER

Cultural Events and Working Meetings Mark Trip to Kiev and Odessa

Plans for a new AGBU Chapter in Ukraine are now underway, following an AGBU delegation visit to Kiev and Odessa on February 22-24. Delegation members met with political and community leaders to discuss the place and contributions of Armenians in Ukraine and ways in which a future AGBU Chapter can further strengthen them. The 300-500,000 strong Ukrainian-Armenian community is one of the oldest in Europe, tracing its roots to the beginning of the last millennium. Ukraine Parliament member Arsen Avakov and his adviser...

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Thursday, 28 February 2013

AGBU ARMENIA DIRECTOR ARPI VARTANIAN VISITS REPUBLIC OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Between February 21-23, AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian visited the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) to meet with officials and become better acquainted with AGBU programs there. She was accompanied by Sassoun Baghdassarian, AGBU's NKR Program Coordinator. On February 21, Vartanian visited Schools #3 and #7 in Stepanakert. She had the opportunity to witness first-hand the use of the XO laptops which children throughout Stepanakert, Shushi and Karintak are using in schools. The One Laptop...
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Monday, 25 February 2013

AGBU PAPAZIAN LIBRARY AT AUA TO ESTABLISH NEW INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY

The AGBU Papazian Library at the American University of Armenia is developing an institutional repository to preserve and disseminate archival material and academic work conducted at AUA. To prepare for the transition, the Library organized an information session on February 22, 2013, inviting Carolyn Runyon, Digital Collections Archivist of the University of Cairo, to present the background and benefits ...
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Monday, 11 February 2013

AUA TO CHANGE LANDSCAPE OF ECONOMICS STUDY IN ARMENIA

The American University of Armenia reaffirmed its commitment to developing the study and practice of quantitative economics in Armenia at the public launching of its new Master of Science (MS) in Economics program on February 7. During the Open House, the program was introduced to prospective students, finance professionals and the broader community. “AUA is proud to do ...
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