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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:16 AM

JacquelineSarkissian‏ @JSarkissianFOX7 3h3 hours ago

Here's a clip from yesterday's committee hearing for #HR191... to recognize the Armenian Genocide. It ended w/no vote, so it's left pending



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:02 AM

UIC News
May 16 2017

 

Medical education leader receives Ellis Island Award

Sharon Parmet
May 16, 2017

2017.Tekian.Ara27-271x406.jpgAra Tekian, professor and associate dean of international education at the College of Medicine, is among recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The award is given to those who “have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their knowledge, courage and compassion, while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America,” according to the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the group that gives the award.

Past recipients include six U.S. presidents, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Elie Wiesel and Rosa Parks.

The 2017 awardees, who were honored May 13 in New York City, include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, cardiologist Annapoorna Kini and CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria.

Tekian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his doctorate in neuroscience from the American University in Beirut in 1981 and earned a master’s in health professions education at UIC in 1983.

“This was a very unique degree at the time, and UIC was one of the only universities in the world to offer it,” Tekian said.

He returned to the Middle East that year and became the founding director of the medical education department at King Saud University College of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He later consulted for the World Health Organization and the Ministries of Health and Education to ensure that medical schools in the Middle East were adequately preparing their students to provide care in their respective countries.

In 1990, with the civil war still ongoing in his native Lebanon, Tekian left the Middle East and moved to the U.S.

Tekian joined UIC in 1992 as a visiting assistant professor of medical education and was instrumental in building UIC’s international programs. Since then, he has consulted in more than 45 countries and helped establish more than a dozen medical education departments or centers.

“When I moved to the U.S., I knew that I wanted to do everything I could to help the Lebanese and Armenian communities that I joined here in America,” he said. “When you have a shared history with people, and when you are an immigrant yourself, you have a very strong desire to help your people.”

For Tekian, that desire took the form of assisting Armenian and Lebanese students seeking to further their medical education in this country. To them and their families, he became known as “the Contact Person.” His extensive contacts at universities in the U.S., the Middle East and Europe helped him direct students to educational opportunities in graduate and post-graduate work. He established the UIC College of Medicine’s International Medical Education Program in 2009.

“Dr. Tekian put UIC on the map in terms of medical education,” said Robert Barish, vice chancellor for health affairs. “He is one of the main reasons why we are known as innovators in medical education around the world.”

Tekian has been widely involved in the Armenian and Lebanese communities in Chicago and throughout the U.S. and holds many leadership roles. He has been active in the Armenian General Benevolent Union Chicago Chapter for the past two decades and served as chair of its Saturday School from 1994 to 2005. He has also served as president of the regional chapter of the alumni association of the American University of Beirut from 1997 to 2001, and president of its North American chapter from 2002 to 2004. Tekian served as president of the division of education in the professions of the American Educational Research Association from 2009 to 2012.

He is currently one of the 100 Pillars of the American University of Armenia, having donated generously to fund student scholarships. He has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Armenian and Lebanese communities recovering from disasters, including the 1988 earthquake in Armenia.

Other awards include the 2012 Association for the Study of Medical Education Gold Medal Award, one of the most prestigious awards in medical education. In 2014, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Armenian American Medical Society, and in 2015 he was named Faculty of the Year by the UIC department of medical education.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

Public Radio of Armenia
May 16 2017
 
 
American-Armenian Carolyn Rafaelian listed among 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2017
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The Working Mother has listed American-Armenian designer Carolyn Rafaelian, a mother of three children, among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2017.

“A new addition to Forbes’s Richest Self-Made Women’s list, Carolyn was dubbed leader of the jewelry world with an estimated net worth of $700 million. She was born into the jewelry business, but, initially, working in her parent’s Rhode Island factory served as punishment.

She told DuJour that her Armenian-American parents would send her and her four siblings to “card earrings” when they fell out of line. Eventually, she started designing special talismans for friends, adorned with symbols and saints that offered spiritual protection. Those took off and Alex and Ani was born in 2004—so named for her two oldest daughters.

Carolyn gives back through her Charity by Design division, donating a portion of the proceeds from specially designed charms to more than 50 nonprofits, including March of Dimes, Living Water International and VH-1 Save the Music. Last year, they donated $2 million to UNICEF. When she started the company, she told DuJour she was honest with her then-young kids about what her life as a working woman was like.

“Let’s not forget, we are a strong species,” she said. “I think men have their challenges now, women have their challenges now, but it’s only a challenge if you want it to be a challenge. My father did not treat any of us differently, my brother or his girls. We did what we needed to do, we were all treated the same, and we made what we made out of life.”

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:05 AM

Panorama, Armenia
May 17 2017
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Armenian schoolgirls develop app teaching sign language

The schoolgirls of Vahan Tekeyan Basic School in Karbi village of Armenia’s Aragatsotn Province have developed a mobile application which enables its users to learn the language of signs and freely interact with people with hearing loss The app is called “Armenian sign language”, which was created within Technovation program.

The program gave an opportunity to the Armenian schoolgirls aged 10-18 to develop mobile applications on the six topics – environmental protection, poverty, peace, equality, education and health.

“The “Armenian sign language” is a bilingual educational app. Everyone without age limitations can make use of the application, learning the language of signs and interacting with those who suffer hearing damage,” one of the schoolgirls of Karbi village Svetlana Davtyan said in an interview with Panorama.am.

The schoolchildren from No. 2 School of Ashtarak have developed an application aimed at raising the children’s awareness on internet safety. “The app features advices, hotline and help sections. Our target group is the children. But the adults can also use the app,” Ashtarak schoolgirl Tereza Tumanyan said.

To note, within the 12 weeks of the program, the groups of the schoolgirls involving up to 5 members, have studied one of the six topics in line with the objectives of the Sustainable Development, considered the issue in the context of their communities and developed a mobile application aimed at settling that issue through acquiring relevant skills.

The competition featured 36 teams from Armenia’s regions, with 22 of them qualified for the semi-final round. The jury chose 6 teams as winners from the semi-final. The groups represented Karbi Basic School, No. 2 School of Ashtarak, Yerevan No. 2, 92 and 123 Schools and Anania Shirakatsy Lyceum.

The teams have developed their applications with the App Inventor program by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Today, on the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, the applications developed by the schoolchildren were presented at the UN Office in Armenia, with the winning teams receiving awards.
 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:40 PM

Armenia’s Tigran Kirakosyan named European Sambo champion

PanARMENIAN.Net - Tigran Kirakosyan (52kg weight category) won gold at the European Sambo Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

In the final bout of the tournament, the Armenian beat Azerbaijan’s Agasif Samedov, securing the European champion’s title.

Also from Armenia, Harutyun Sargsyan (57kg weight category) snatched a bronze medal in Minsk

 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:36 AM






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