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

Dr. Gevorg Yaghjyan

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Launches Telemedicine Program in Armenia

On May 27, the Telemedicine Program was presented and launched at the Medical Science Library of Armenia in Yerevan. Khoren Bandazian, the chairman of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund U.S. Eastern Region Affiliate’s Board of Directors, opened the event by presenting the Fund’s initiatives in [more...]

July 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

COAF logo

VivaCell-MTS, COAF Bring New Educational Opportunities to Vanand School

The continuous collaboration between VivaCell-MTS and the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) has resulted in the opening of a third Creativity Lab that will host students from the Vanand Community School in the Armavir marz of Armenia. The lab is equipped with a smart board, modern computers, as well [more...]

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Margarita Pozoyan

Margarita ‘Arishata’ Pozoyan: A Rising Star

Special for the Armenian Weekly “Without music, life would be a mistake,” said Friedrich Nietzsche. Several months ago, in an attempt to rectify the mistaken path of my life, I started surfing through YouTube in search of quality music. Somehow I stumbled upon a video of the Russian-Armenian [more...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

A rendering of what the Mihran and Elizabeth Agbabian Hall may look like post-renovation.

AUA to Modernize Student Services with $465,000 Grant from ASHA

YEREVAN—The American University of Armenia (AUA) recently received a grant for $465,000 from the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) to create the AUA Student Services/Student Excellence Center—a modernized space aimed at encouraging collaborative learning, offering up-to-date [more...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Woman of Courage Award was presented to Lara Aharonian of the Women’s Resource Center.

Armenian Activists, Officials Honored at OSCE Awards Ceremony

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian activists working for the advancement of human rights and democracy in Armenia were honored on June 19 at the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony in Yerevan, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others. The Woman of Courage Award was [more...]

July 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

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