Archive for October, 2010

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[Armenian Life]: Orphans of the Genocide.

October 31, 2010

By the end of WWI, more than 150,000 Armenian children were left parentless as a direct result of the Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Authorities. Orphans of the Genocide is a short film, which includes a feature interview with Maurice Missak Kelechian. Kelechian’s findings unveiled the secrets of an orphanage in Antoura, near Beirut, Lebanon, where 1,000 Armenian orphans were “Turkified.”

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Orphans of the Genocide

  
 

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[Armenian Landscapes]

October 31, 2010

Autumn in the Forest
Tezh Ler, Lori Region

Autumn colors

Credit: Edgar Marukyan via Photos from Armenia

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[Armenian Life]

October 30, 2010

We love you, Yerevan!

Yerevan

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[Web Wrap]: Pomegranate Seed Organisers Hope to Hold the Festival in Karabakh.

October 30, 2010

Looks like this youth and theater festival may be gaining some international fans.

Via PanArmenian Net

PanARMENIAN.Net – This year, Pomegranate Seed festival welcomed theatre troupes from different regions of Armenia, as well as Artsakh, Javakhk, Iran. This might mean that the festival is gaining an international acknowledgement, a member of festival organization committee Garik Ghazaryan stated.

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Pomegranate seed

Credit: PanArmenian Net

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[Armenian Life]

October 29, 2010

For those fond of animations …

Ruben Hakhverdyan – Tzuk (Gnome)
Animated by Naira Muradyan

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[Web Wrap]: Sunny Idea: Armenian Inventor Says His Device Turns Solar Energy Into Good Business.

October 29, 2010

Let’s hope he’s right. …

By Siranuysh Gevorgyan via ArmeniaNow

An Armenian inventor says his invention could cut energy consumption used in farming 40-60 percent.

According to inventor Vahan Hamazaspyan, helioification – consumption of solar energy – is a necessity for a country like Armenia, which has limited energy resources. 

Doctor of Technical Sciences Hamazaspyan and his colleagues and students have been working on the device called ‘Combined HelioSystem’ for 15 years, improving it year by year. HelioSystems are designed for domestic consumption, and mainly for food processing, especially in farming, because they work in the open air. The devices are mirrors, combined with a parabola system, which can accumulate the solar energy in one point. The thermal capacity of the devices, depending on the area, ranges from 3.3 kilowatts to 3.7 kilowatts. 

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Solar. energy

Credit: Vahan Hamazaspyan via ArmeniaNow

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[Armenian Life]

October 29, 2010

Autumn Walk

Autumn

Credit: Felix Arustamyan

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[CME]: Board Members Dr. Aram Chobanian and Dr. Edgar Housepian Honored by Yerevan State Medical University.

October 29, 2010

By Hambartsum Simonyan

FAR board members Doctor Aram Chobanian, President Emeritus of Boston University and Chairman of Yerevan State Medical University’s Board of International Advisors, and Doctor Edgar Housepian, Professor Emeritus of Columbia University and FAR founder, were recently given YSMU’s highest medals of honor.

Between October 6th and 10th, the medical school held a series of events, concluding a year of celebrations centered around its  90th Anniversary.

They included research symposiums, thematic conferences, workshops, social programs, the contemporary art exhibition “Optimizm”, as well as the presentation of certificates of acknowledgement and major awards. Dr. Chobanian and Dr. Housepian were honorable guests of the celebration, recognized for their great work with FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program.

FAR has collaborated with YSMU on the CME program since it was founded in 2005.

Dr. Aram Chobanian Receiving
YSMU’s Highest Medal of Honor

Aram Chobanian_

Credit: Hambartsum Simonyan

Dr. Edgar Housepian Receiving
YSMU’s Highest Medal of Honor

Edgar Housepian

Credit: Hambartsum Simonyan

CME gives doctors from Armenia’s rural areas the opportunity to enhance their modern medical knowledge and practice.  These doctors have the opportunity to learn about innovative approaches and methodologies from top healthcare providers in Yerevan free of cost. CME also holds symposiums throughout the year.

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[Web Wrap]: Interview with Dr. Steven E. Wilson, Author of “The Ghosts of Anatolia”.

October 29, 2010

Dr. Steven E. Wilson will talk about his latest book The Ghosts of Anatolia: An Epic Journey to Forgiveness at the NYC’s Zohrab Center on November 11.

Via Zohrab Center

Award-winning author Dr. Steven E. Wilson recently published his latest adventure novel “The Ghosts of Anatolia: An Epic Journey to Forgiveness” a story about three families, two Turkish and one Armenian, at the start of World War I. After a trip to Jerusalem, Dr. Wilson, an ophthalmologist and scientist by profession, was inspired to write a historical novel about the Armenian Genocide. “The Ghosts of Anatolia” is his third publication. Taleen Babayan recently interviewed Dr. Wilson, who will present his newest book at the Zohrab Center on Thursday evening, November 11.

Taleen Babayan: What motivated you to write a novel with the Armenian Genocide serving as the backdrop?

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Credit: Zohrab Center

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[Armenian Landscapes]

October 28, 2010

Dilijan Forests In Autumn

Dilijan forests in Autumn_photo by Levon

Credit: Levon Lachikyan