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Students Fundraising for ‘Much-Loved’ Armenian Lecturer Who Escaped Grenfell Tower Fire  

Students Fundraising for ‘Much-Loved’ Armenian Lecturer Who Escaped Grenfell Tower Fire  

LONDON (Tert.am) — Kind-hearted students have started a fundraising page for a Croydon lecturer who lived in the Grenfell Tower and lost of all his possessions, including research for his PhD, in the deadly fire which broke out on June 14. Mesrob Kassemdjian, an ethnic Armenian known as Robbie to his students, managed to escape his […]

CA Legislature Allocates $10 Million for Human Rights Curricula, Genocide Education Training, Museum

CA Legislature Allocates $10 Million for Human Rights Curricula, Genocide Education Training, Museum

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature passed AB 97, the Budget Act of 2017 on June 15, which allocates $10 million to support the History-Social Science curriculum framework, as well as regional trainings and professional development available for teachers and administrators with an emphasis on the Armenian Genocide and other human and civil rights issues. The […]

Obituary: Rosalie V. Chorbajian, Longtime Capitol Hill Staffer

Obituary: Rosalie V. Chorbajian, Longtime Capitol Hill Staffer

WASHINGTON — Rosalie V. Chorbajian, 89, of Bowie, MD, a dedicated advocate for the Armenian community, passed away on March 19, surrounded by family. Born in Worcester, to Sarkis and Maritza (Babolian) Gazoorian, she graduated from North High School and Salter Secretarial School, both in Worcester. She worked for 36 years for the United States […]

Aram Gavoor Receives Teaching Award at George Washington University Law School

Aram Gavoor Receives Teaching Award at George Washington University Law School

WASHINGTON — Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Board Member Aram A. Gavoor was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from The George Washington University (GWU) Law School on May 21. “I am delighted to present the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award to Professorial Lecturer in Law Aram Gavoor for his outstanding […]

Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston Honor Fr. Aljalian at Father’s Day Dinner

Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston Honor Fr. Aljalian at Father’s Day Dinner

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff   WATERTOWN — The Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston honored Fr. Arakel Aljalian, pastor of St. James Armenian Church of Watertown, as “Father of the Year” at the Society’s annual dinner on Saturday, June 17 at St. James’ Armene and Veronica Tarvezian Hall. Dr. Aida Yavshayan served as the […]

Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

YEREVAN and BOSTON — This year’s commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award was given to the AUA Trustee and major benefactor of the University “In recognition of extraordinary achievements and distinguished service in the […]

Obituary: Hagop Arshagouni

Obituary: Hagop Arshagouni

LOS ANGELES — Hagop Arshagouni, husband of the late Marilyn Altoon Arshagouni and father of Robert, Mary (Papazian), Michael, and Paul Arshagouni, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, June 5. He was 85. Born in Piraeus, Greece in 1932 to Yeghia and Berjouhi (Tosjian) Arshagouni, originally of Sis (Kozan), Cilicia, he attended and graduated from the […]

Recipe Corner: Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

Recipe Corner: Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 1 pound fresh string beans, washed, trimmed, cooked, and drained 2 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and sliced in chunks 1 small can artichoke hearts, cut in quarters 2 small zucchini, cut into strips 2 cups garbanzo or any white beans, washed and drained 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into strips 1 medium green or red bell pepper, seeded and cut into […]