Changing the Face of Philanthropy in Armenia

In Armenia, philanthropy is an area of society familiar to all, but deeply misunderstood by many. Spurred by “the growing cynicism around donating to charitable causes in Armenia,” Patrick Sarkissian, philanthropist and CEO of the innovative, New York-based design studio Sarkissian Mason, asked [more...]

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dr. Eduard Gevorgyan, representative of the Association of Physicians of the “Union of Armenians in Russia”

4th International Medical Congress of Armenia to Be Held July 2-4, 2015

The 4th International Medical Congress of Armenia (IMCA) will take place from July 2-4, 2015, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of Armenia and the Armenian Medical International Committee (AMIC), and will address some of the most vital issues facing health care today. We talked about the [more...]

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Photo by Tom Vartabedian

One Day in the Life of Armenia

YEREVAN—The task remained a daunting one. How do you arrange 2,000 photographs of your trip to Armenia into an album with 200 slots? The challenge would be easy if you had bought 10 albums. But then, who would sit long enough to enjoy your portfolio without getting bored? Just fitting them into [more...]

August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lexee Andonian carefully crosses a bridge near Shushi. Brush in hand, she's ready to paint the next blue marking.

Hiking the Janapar Trail in Karabagh

“You’re Armenian?” “Yup, we’re all Armenian!” “Why didn’t you say so?! What would you like? More food, coffee, tea? You’re leaving tomorrow? Why don’t you stay…” The “Armenian connection” conversation. It was a daily occurrence. Sometimes we even had it three or four [more...]

August 7, 2014 // 2 Comments

passengers on the #OneBusa, a community bus that doubles as a creative space, providing free rides to locals all around the city

ONEArmenia Launches Creative Mode of Transportation in Yerevan

YEREVAN—On June 30, ONEArmenia launched a community bus that doubles as a creative space. The #ONEBus has numerous amenities including WiFi, air conditioning, a curated music selection, and clean, comfortable seating. The bus is completely free and operates Monday through Friday from 12-8 p.m. A [more...]

August 5, 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

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

(L-R) Electronics engineer Vladislav Eganov, Ph.D. student Hripsime Mkrtchyan, YerPhI’s Medical Isotope Laboratory leader Dr. Albert Avedisyan, and scientist Rupen Dalakyan

IAEA Supports Medical Isotope Production in Armenia

YEREVAN—The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently indicated its support for the “Technetium 99m Medical Isotope Production Project” at the newly formed Medical Isotope Production Division of the Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI). The research and production program will use an [more...]

July 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

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