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Irina Lazaryan

Lazarian Joins Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation

The Howard Karagheusian Foundation recently announced the appointment of Irina Lazarian as its new managing director. The foundation, formally known as the Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corp. (HKCC), was founded in 1921 in New York City by Mihran and Zabel Karaghuesian in memory of their [more...]

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dr. Richard Babayan

Babayan Named President of American Urological Association

BOSTON, Mass.—Richard Babayan, MD, chief of the department of urology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and professor and chair of urology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been elected president of the American Urological Association (AUA). He is the first Boston urologist to be [more...]

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Zaven Khanjian

Zaven Khanjian Appointed Executive Director of AMAA

Dr. Joseph Zeronian, president of the Board of Directors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), announced the appointment of Zaven Khanjian as its new executive director/CEO effective Sept. 1. Zaven Khanjian Khanjian was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. He grew up in the [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

ani-garmiryan

Ani Garmiryan Joins Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Garmiryan to Be Responsible for Promotion of Western Armenian The Armenian Communities Department recently announced the appointment of Ani Garmiryan as senior program officer, responsible for the promotion of Western Armenian—a priority for the department, as highlighted in its recent Five-Year [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Call for Papers: Graduate Students’ Conference on Genocide at Clark

WORCESTER, Mass.—The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Third International Graduate Students’ Conference on Genocide Studies, on “The State of Research 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide,” from April 9-12, 2015, in cooperation with [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Armenian Embassy First Secretary Karen Israyelyan, Hayk Arsenyan, Jake Bournazian, and Louisa Baghdasarian

Knights, Daughters of Vartan Feature Arsenyan at Embassy in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last month, the Knights and Daughters of Vartan, Washington, D.C. chapters, featured world-acclaimed pianist Hayk Arsenyan at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia. (L-R) Armenian Embassy First Secretary Karen Israyelyan, Hayk Arsenyan, Jake Bournazian, and Louisa Baghdasarian [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albert Sarkissian

Obituary: Albert Sarkissian (1917-2014)

Albert Sarkissian Albert Sarkissian was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in an Armenian community that was then in Russian Ashkabad. Albert was the son of Shooshanik Hovsepian (born in Shushi) and Vaghinak Sarkissian (born in Tabriz). Albert and his sister, Seda, were orphaned at a young age. Although they [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tollman with members of the Boston Armenian community

Boston Armenians Support Warren Tolman for Attorney General

Members of the Boston Armenian community this month gathered at the home of Ara and Heather Krafian for a fundraiser for former Watertown State Senator Warren Tolman. Tolman, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Massachusetts attorney general in September, has a record of support for [more...]

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

A gentleman from Ayrk

Unseen Armenia: Ayrk

Ayrk, in Gegharkunik marz, about 30 km. south of Vartenis, to the south-east of Lake Sevan, is a village of about 50 households. It is reachable from Vartenis by a bad but passable road. The village of Ayrk in the distance The origin of the village is unknown, but in the cemetery next to its two [more...]

July 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

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