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[FAR New York]: Starry Night standard

This is a group of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, as imaged by the Hubble Telescope.  This beautiful picture was sent to FAR by Dr. Yervant Tarzian, one of the beloved members of the FAR family.  Dr. Tarzian is the Chairman of FAR’s Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF), and he is also the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell University. Starry Night Credit: Hubble Telescope

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[ANSEF]: 2009 Beneficiary Astghik Shahkhatuni standard

Astghik Shahkhatuni, molecular physicist, was very happy to win her first ANSEF grant in 2006. “I had won scholarships within the framework of other scientific groups, but this prize was completely different” confessed Astghik. “This time I applied as a leader of a scientific research group. This encouraged me greatly and strengthened my belief in my abilities.” This year, winning again, she is able to continue her work. ANSEF Beneficiary Astghik Shahkhatuni Credit: FAR Satff The theme of her grant project, she described, is as follows: “The current scientific environment allows the study of new properties of molecules. Now, researchers also study the intramolecular properties and characteristics such as charge distribution, molecular dynamics and electrostatics. We study the influence of ...

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[ANSEF]: ANSEF Grant Winners Meet with FAR Yerevan Staff standard

The 2009 Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF) grants have been awarded, and project follow-up has begun.  Earlier this month, members of the FAR Yerevan staff paid visits to many of Armenia’s finest scientific institutions including Yerevan State University, the Scientific Center of Biology and Hydro-ecology, the Scientific Technological Center of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Institute of Applied Problems of Physics, in order to check in with the scientist teams who received FAR’s ANSEF grants. Mr. Ishkhanyan, ANSEF Grantee Scientist Credit: FAR Staff The FAR representatives met with 14 different scientific research groups, during which time the progress of each team project was discussed.  Through ANSEF, FAR provides scientists with funding, enabling them to pursue their scientific ...

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Hayastani Kidak Society Met at St. Leon’s Church standard

While summer just ended, it doesn’t feel too early to start thinking about traveling to Armenia next summer! At St. Leon’s Church in Fair Lawn, NJ, the Fund for Armenian Relief (“FAR”) had its Hayastani Kidak Society kick-off event with St. Leon’s ACYOA Seniors a couple weeks ago. Alumni from FAR’s recent Armenia trips came to meet and mingle with ACYOA members from throughout New Jersey. As those new to FAR’s offerings showed interest in next year’s journey to Hayastan, the get together also provided a wonderful opportunity to socialize across the Hudson, keep in touch with friends, and make a few new ones, too. The Hayastani Kidak Society will host more events with parishes in the upcoming months. Contact ...

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[FAR PRR]: FAR helps young Diaspora Armenians to discover their own Armenia in a very unique way. standard

For those in the Diaspora, living in multiple cultures is something many Armenian-Americans know well. Despite growing up in America, they have a strong awareness of and attachment to their Armenian roots – even if those roots have crossed through other nations and cultures before reaching the United States. For many Armenian-Americans, stepping foot in Armenia is a way to step beyond these childhood images. It provides a chance to learn who they are, as Armenians. Over 14 years, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) has provided this opportunity to dozens of young Armenian-Americans through the Young Professionals Trip. To read the full release, please click here. Happy Armenian-Americans arrive in Goris Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[ANSEF]: Midterm reports submitted standard

The submission of the 25 ANSEF grantees’ midterm reports has been completed. The leaders of each of the scientific groups have submitted the reports electronically to the ANSEF Research Council as well as the FAR Yerevan Office. After the approval of the submitted midterm reports, the FAR Accounting Department will distribute the second installment of ANSEF grants (2,000 USD was provided to each group). 2010 ANSEF proposals submission is still in process, with an August 31st deadline.

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[Armenian Life]: Why do we visit Armenia? – Talene’s Baroyan New Column. standard

By Talene Baroyan So many Armenian-Americans travel to their motherland during early adulthood.  I think we do this not only because we want to learn more about our culture, but also because we want to give back to the country that has given us so much to be proud of. Personally, I spent a week in 1998 interning at the Foreign Ministry in Armenia.  Following my brief internship, I traveled through Armenia as a tourist.  The experiences I had during these two weeks were quite eye-opening.  I fell in love with the gorgeous landscapes of the Armenian countryside and the enterprising spirit found in young Armenians freshly relieved of the old Soviet economic system.  When I first learned about FAR, ...

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[Armenian Life]: Why do we visit Armenia? – Talene's Baroyan New Column. standard

By Talene Baroyan So many Armenian-Americans travel to their motherland during early adulthood.  I think we do this not only because we want to learn more about our culture, but also because we want to give back to the country that has given us so much to be proud of. Personally, I spent a week in 1998 interning at the Foreign Ministry in Armenia.  Following my brief internship, I traveled through Armenia as a tourist.  The experiences I had during these two weeks were quite eye-opening.  I fell in love with the gorgeous landscapes of the Armenian countryside and the enterprising spirit found in young Armenians freshly relieved of the old Soviet economic system.  When I first learned about FAR, ...

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[FAR New York | FAR Events]: Honoring Armenia’s Healthcare Professionals. standard

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, along with the FAR Board of Directors, recently hosted a dinner at the Diocese to honor the service of a distinguished group of Armenia’s healthcare professionals, most of them former FAR Medical Fellows. Also in attendance at the event were Professor Harutyun Kushkyan, Minister of Health of Armenia, Dr. Armen Khachatryan, Minister of Health of Republic of Nagorno- Karabakh, and Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of Armenia. Dr. E. Housepian, Dr. A. Chobanian, Prof. H. Kushkyan, and Dr. A. Babloyan asb360. © 2009 During the 1990s, FAR organized and funded a special program that brought 89 young doctors from Armenia to study in leading hospitals in the United States. The FAR ...

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[FAR New York | FAR Events]: Honoring Armenia’s Healthcare Professionals. standard

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, along with the FAR Board of Directors, recently hosted a dinner at the Diocese to honor the service of a distinguished group of Armenia’s healthcare professionals, most of them former FAR Medical Fellows. Also in attendance at the event were Professor Harutyun Kushkyan, Minister of Health of Armenia, Dr. Armen Khachatryan, Minister of Health of Republic of Nagorno- Karabakh, and Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of Armenia. Dr. E. Housepian, Dr. A. Chobanian, Prof. H. Kushkyan, and Dr. A. Babloyan asb360. © 2009 During the 1990s, FAR organized and funded a special program that brought 89 young doctors from Armenia to study in leading hospitals in the United States. The FAR ...

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