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AUA Leadership Pay a Visit to the Armenian Community in Lebanon

President of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Armen Der Kiureghian and AUA Vice President of Operations Ashot Ghazaryan arrived in Lebanon on March 15th for a four-day visit to learn more about the Armenian community of Beirut, introduce AUA to its youths, and open up the possibility of potential partnerships with academic organizations and institutions.
AUA Delegation Attends USAID/ASHA Annual Conference, Meets with Armenian Leadership and Local Alumni in Washington, D.C.

In March 2016, a delegation of representatives of the American University of Armenia (AUA) made a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) 2016 Annual Conference.
AUA Represented in the AGBU Armenian Youth and Higher Education Conference at Woodbury University

On March 5th, Director of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Innovation & Technology Incubation Center (ITIC) Armen Mkrtchyan represented the American University of Armenia (AUA) at the AGBU Armenian Youth and Higher Education conference at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. The conference was organized by the AGBU Hye GEEN and the Young Circle, in partnership with the Woodbury Armenian Student Association.
AUA Undergraduate Open House

On Sunday March 6th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted a public Open House to present its three undergraduate programs – Business, Computational Sciences, and English & Communications, in addition to the admissions criteria and ways of financing education at AUA.
“Moon in the Dark” Photo Art Exhibition by Gabriel Panossian

On March 23rd, the opening reception of “Moon in the Dark”, photo art exhibition by Gabriel Panossian, was held in the American University of Armenia (AUA) Akian Gallery.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Platforms of the Future

On March 24th, guest speaker Arman Atoyan led a lecture as part of American University of Armenia (AUA) Entrepreneurship & Product Innovation Center’s (EPIC) “What’s Next” lecture series.
Network Virtualization

The Analysis, Research and Planning for Armenia (ARPA) Institute Distance Learning Program in partnership with the American University of Armenia (AUA) Entrepreneurship & Product Innovation Center (EPIC), organized an online presentation by Dr. George N. Rouskas to speak about network virtualization on March 30th.
AUA Hosts Tempus GOVERN Site Visit of its Center for Student Success

On March 30, 2016, as part of the university’s participation in the Tempus GOVERN project the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted 15 Armenian higher education institutions (HEIs) and agencies to a site visit and introduction to the Center for Student Success (CSS).
Former AUA Faculty Member is a Finalist for an INDEIFAB Book of the Year Award

Author and former AUA Faculty member Matthew Karanian has become a finalist for the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the category of Travel (Adult Nonfiction), for his latest publication “Historic Armenia After 100 Years”.
The Compassionate Piano Teacher Becomes an AUA Pillar

Eleonore Aslanian, known as Elo in the Armenian Community of the Bay Area, was only three years old when her family moved from Paris, France to Tehran, Iran. Her father, Aram, a well-respected engineer, had received an invitation from the Shah of Iran to modernize the country’s dated infrastructure.
Looking at an International Financial Institution Through a Political Economy Lens

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the PSIA program hosted Ms. Laura Bailey, the Country Manager of World Bank for Armenia in its weekly seminar.
International PR Expert Sue Wolstenholme Gives a Guest Lecture at AUA

On March 2nd, the English & Communications Program hosted guest speaker Sue Wolstenholme, PR Practitioner and former President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the European Public Relations Research and Education Association.
PSIA Students Join Crowdfunding Campaign for Building Houses in Gyumri

On March 3rd, the students of the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program held a fundraiser on campus to support an existing campaign called “Day of Shame: 27 Years After Earthquake”, aimed to raise money for 13 families in Gyumri that are in need of a home.
Political Ideologies in the 21st Century

On March 10th, The Undergraduate Student Council of the American University of Armenia in conjunction with the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) Program, organized a guest lecture that was led by National Assembly Deputy of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan. The working language of the lecture was in Armenian.
AUA Hosts College of Europe Panel Discussion on Domestic, Political, Social and Economic Developments in the Context of Current Constitutional Changes in Armenia

On March 10th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities & Social Sciences hosted a student delegation from the highly renowned College of Europe for a panel discussion. Each speaker had 30 minutes to present their expertise, and was followed by a Q&A session.
Mock Arbitration Competition 2016

On March 19th and 20th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted the fourth annual Mock Arbitration, giving students a chance to acquire practical knowledge of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), to develop rhetorical skills, and to get advice from top professionals in the field.
American Composer and UCLA Professor Ian Krouse Presents “Armenian Requiem” at AUA

On March 22nd, American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a public presentation led by American Composer and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor Ian Krouse.
The Power of Emptiness: Talking with Stones in Historical Armenia

On March 24th, Brazilian-Armenian photographer Norair Chahinian led a public presentation about his photographic journey through the Armenian past. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.
ECtHR Web-Conference at AUA

On March 23rd, American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a public lecture led by Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Genocide and Human Rights: A View from the Visual Arts

On March 23rd, American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a public lecture led by Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
UCLA-AUA Graduate Student Workshop

Starting from March 24th, The American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) in conjunction with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), hosted the “Student Colloquium with Prof. Peter Cowe”, a two-day graduate student workshop.
Public Presentation on the Growing Gender Gap in Armenia

On March 28th, The College of Humanities & Social Sciences hosted a public presentation led by the UN agencies of UNFPA/UNDP/UNHCR/UNICEF on the growing gender gap in Armenia.
PSIA Seminar Discusses Civic Activism, Political Activism and Social Media in Armenia

On March 29th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Political Science & International Affairs (PSIA) program held a public seminar led by Dr. Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan on civic activism in Armenia.
Press Conference to Commence the Fourth Annual Women’s Mentoring Program Held at AUA

On March 30th, a press-conference was held to commence the fourth annual Women’s Mentoring Program (WMP). The WMP is organized in partnership with the United States Embassy in Yerevan, AUA’s Political Science and International Affairs Program (PSIA) and the Women and Youth Development and Support Center.
Guest Speaker: Values and Challenges of Talent Acquisition and Management by Lara Tcholakian

On March 1st, American University of Armenia (AUA) Professor Mané Beglaryan hosted a talk on “Values and Challenges of Talent Acquisition and Management” delivered by Ms. Lara Tcholakian, Human Resources Department Manager of VivaCell-MTS.
Public Lecture: The Crisis and New Growth Model

On March 21st, the College of Business and Economics hosted a public lecture led by David Sargsyan.
Forum Discussion: Step-by-Step With Successful People

On March 26th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Business and Economics and the United Youth Union organized an open forum where guest speakers shared their motivational journeys to success and specialized expertise in their field of work.
Distinguished Speakers’ Seminar: Inclusive Economic Growth: Theory and Empirical Evidence In Armenia

On March 31st, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Business and Economics (CBE) organized a public seminar on inclusive economic growth in Armenia.
Company Presentation: PicsArt by Artavazd Mehrabyan

On March 9th, the College of Sciences & Engineering hosted an exciting public lecture led by Artavazd Mehrabyan, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of PicsArt, and proud AUA Alumnus.
IESM Demo Day: How to Become a Competitive Specialist

On March 11th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Science & Engineering (CSE) Industrial Engineering and System Management Program (IESM) organized a public event for those who were interested in professional management of innovative projects, supply chain, operations, production systems, quality, risks, and team building.
IESM Demo Day – How to Create and Successfully Manage a Competitive Business

On March 29th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Science & Engineering (CSE) Industrial Engineering and System Management program (IESM) organized the 2nd Demo Day.
Improving Nursing Education, Practice and Policy in Armenia

The partnership between The American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is recommending that Armenia develop a culture of experimentation and testing for new nursing models and then expand them across the country.
March 2016

Sustainable Energy Systems in the South Caucasus: Reality or Illusion?
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AUA Center for Responsible Mining Talks to Los Angeles Community
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Building Capacity in Armenia for The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
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The Bridge - Independent Student Newspaper
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Center for Student Success Spring Newsletter 2016
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The First Meeting of “AUA Startups” Undergraduate Student Club
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Pledging for Parity: International Women’s Week at AUA
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Joy to Armenian Orphans

Career Day with Coca-Cola HBC Armenia
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Career Day with Teach For Armenia
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Alumnus Guzh Sinanyan Initiates Acquirement of ESPRIT Software for AUA
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Aline Ohanesian’s “Orhan’s Inheritance”, Co-Translated by AUA’s Hayarpi Sahakyan, to Debut Paperback Edition in La Jolla, CA
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Shoghakat TV’s “What Changed My Life” Features Visually Impaired AUA Alumna Armine Ghazaryan
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