PHOTO EXHIBITION AT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MUSEUM INSTITUTE (VIDEO MATERIAL)

November 12th, 2015, saw the opening of a unique photo exhibition entitled Western Armenia Through the Lens of Dildilians and Kevork Jerjian at the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute (AGMI) in Yerevan. The Dildilians were generations of photographers with a collection of more than 600 photographs taken between 1880-1923 in various settlements in Western Armenia and Minor Asia, including those depicting the horrifying episodes of the Armenian Genocide and its consequences...

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10TH REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT HELD AT ARMENIA’S CHESS ACADEMY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

The 2nd round of the 10th Republican Interschool Chess Olympiad kicked off at Armenia’s Chess Academy on November 10, 2015. The Republican Interschool Chess Tournament is organized by Armenia’s Chess Academy and the RA Ministry of Education and Science. For 9 consecutive years the Armenian General Benevolent Union sponsors the tournament, which brings together more than 10,000 students from Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk every year. The ceremony was attended by Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan, President of the Armenia’s Chess Academy...

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BELGIAN POLITICIAN VISITS SYRIAN-ARMENIAN RELIEF COORDINATION CENTER (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On October 9th, Minister-President of Belgium’s Wallonia-Brussels Federation Rudy Demotte, in Armenia for the 31st Session of the Ministerial Conference of the International Organization of La Francophonie, visited the Syrian-Armenian Relief Coordination Center NGO at the AGBU Vahe Karapetian Center in Yerevan. The purpose of the visit was to understand issues and challenges faced by refuges in Armenia and the strategies to overcome them. As the Minister stated, both countries face very similar challenges when it comes to refugees and these require...

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DR. YERVANT ZORIAN APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF SYNOPSYS ARMENIA

On December 4th, Dr. Yervant Zorian, AGBU Central Board Member, Founder and Director of AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) and Fellow and Chief Architect at Synopsys, Inc. was appointed President of Synopsys Armenia. Synopsys, Inc., the world's 16th largest software company, established a presence in Armenia in 2004 as Synopsys Armenia CJSC. With over 700 qualified specialists, Synopsys is one of the largest IT employers in Armenia. Synopsys Armenia is located in Yerevan. Dr. Zorian received an MS degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California...

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CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS MEETS TEACHERS OF AGBU AND HOLY ETCHMIADZIN YOUTH CENTERS

On World Teachers’ Day, October 5th, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received 140 teachers of the AGBU and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Youth Centers at the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Library. They were accompanied by Rev. Fr. Komitas Hovnanyan, Dean of the Youth Centers. On behalf of the teachers, Fr. Komitas noted that they were gathered in Holy Echmiadzin to hear the message of His Holiness, and with his blessing...

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