AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN THE CHESS IN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

On October 17th, the Armenian Virtual College participated in the Chess in Schools international conference, where they presented their model of chess education already compulsory in Armenian schools for several years. The Ministry of Education and Science, the International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Chess Federation of Armenia and Armenia’s Chess Academy organized the conference, attended by local representatives, as well as about 180 representatives...

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AUA HՕSTS PUBLIC READING WITH 5 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WRITERS

On October 22nd, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted a public reading with five contemporary American writers and poets in AUA’s Manoogian Hall. The event, entitled, Reading in Armenia: American Writers on Tour, was hosted by AUA’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, the Armenian Literature Foundation and the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. It featured poets and writers Gish Jen, Mary Hickman, Peter Balakian, Chris Merrill, and Gregory...

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GIANTS OF EDUCATION AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA

On October 10th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) unveiled a plaque in honor of Richard Hovannisian, who has donated his personal library of 1,338 books to AUA’s AGBU Papazian Library. Hovannisian’s library includes many history books covering the subjects of Armenian, Russian and Soviet, Near and Middle Eastern, Ancient and Medieval, Byzantine, and Modern European history and cultures. AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian welcomed Mr. Hovannisian, who officially opened the collection and...

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OLYMPUS EDUCATIONAL CENTER RENOVATED BY AGBU SYDNEY

Thanks to the financial support of the AGBU Sydney Chapter, Yerevan’s Olympus educational center was renovated July-September, 2014. Both the students as well as the staff can now avail of the improved and comfortable facilities. Following the renovations, on October 3rd, the center hosted AGBU Sydney Chapter Deputy Chairman Hovha-ness Kouyoumdjian together with his wife Mari and AGBU Sydney Chapter Committee Member Garo Setian and his wife Joyce. The guests...

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AGBU’s NORK CHILDREN’S CENTER RECEIVES “YEREVAN” GOLD MEDAL

One of the most anticipated events in Yerevan’s calendar, the 2796th anniversary of its founding, took place on October 12th. Celebrations accompanied by amazing fireworks were organized in the capital. To mark the occasion, Yerevan’s Mayor, Taron Margaryan, awarded medals and titles to various individuals and institutions for their achievements in their respective fields, at an event organized at the Yerevan Municipality. Taron Margaryan thanked those present for their devoted work...

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