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Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian Assumes Position of AUA President
On July 15, 2014, Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian assumed the position of Interim President of the American University of Armenia (AUA), succeeding President Emeritus Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian.

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AUA Alumni Gather for Reunion Week 2014
Continuing the reunion tradition established by AUA’s first graduating class, the Class of 1993, on July 7-11, 2014, AUA hosted Reunion Week 2014.

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AUA President Emeritus Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian Receives Order of the Republic of Armenia Award
On July 14, 2014, AUA President Emeritus Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian received the Order of the Republic of Armenia award for his efforts to improve the standard of education in Armenia in his capacity as AUA President.

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American University of Armenia Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute
AUA is proud to announce that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective July 1, 2014.

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AUA Hosts the “PEOPLE” Promoting Educational Organization through peoPLE Project Team
On July 9, 2014, AUA hosted the European Union (EU) visiting team for a day-long audit within the framework of the “PEOPLE” (Promoting Educational Organization through peoPLE) project.

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AUA for Syrian Armenians Campaign Raises over $12,000
During the month of July, AUA conducted the first phase of the AUA for Syrian Armenians campaign, raising a total of $12,292 that will go toward AUA Extension’s “Learning for a Better Future” assistance program for Syrian Armenians.

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Dr. Vartan Gregorian Continues to Support AUA’s AGBU Papazian Library
AUA’s AGBU Papazian Library recently received a donation of seven boxes of books from the personal library of Dr. Vartan Gregorian.

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Alumna Ruzanna Grigoryan (MPH ‘07) Granted 2014 Universal Rights Award
On June 19, 2014, AUA alumna Dr. Ruzanna Grigoryan (MPH ’07) won the Civic Activism Award, along with Karen Harutyunyan, Vahe Gevorgyan and Lilit Petrosyan, in recognition of their outstanding efforts in pursuing transparency and accountability in public decision making as organizers of the “We Pay 100 Dram” movement.

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EU-funded Black Sea Regional Workshop in Armenia on Natural Treatment Systems for Wastewater
On July 2, 2014, the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (AUA ACE) hosted a Black Sea Regional workshop on alternative solutions to wastewater treatment, especially by use of natural treatment systems.

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AUA Acopian Center for the Environment Reintroduces Brown Trout in Tavush Marz River
On July 19, 2014, AUA ACE piloted a reintroduction of the brown trout in Armenia’s rivers.

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Software Engineering Summer Workshop Kicks Off with 260+ Students
On July 1, 2014, the AUA College of Science and Engineering (AUA CSE) kicked off its Software Engineering summer workshop with AUA’s Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall packed with over 260 registered students.

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AUA SPH at the ICT and Innovative Technologies in Medicine and Healthcare Session, DigiTec Business Forum 2014
On June 21, 2014, Dr. Byron Crape from the AUA School of Public Health (AUA SPH) delivered a keynote speech at the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and Innovative Technologies in Medicine and Healthcare Session at the Seventh Annual DigiTec Business Forum in the Marriot Hotel in Yerevan.

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Dr. Shant Shekherdimian on Healthcare in Armenia and the Role of the Diaspora in Health Reforms
On July 7, 2014, AUA SPH, in collaboration with the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, organized a Public Health Seminar with Shant Shekherdimian, MD, MPH.

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English Teacher Training Introduces New Teaching Methods to Local Schools
On June 24 and 26, 2014, the AUA Center for Research in Applied Linguistics conducted a two-day in-service English teacher training at the Siamanto School #162.

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AUA Lecturer Presents at Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Madrid, Spain
AUA’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to share that on June 11-13, 2014, Rafik Santrosyan, lecturer of consecutive and simultaneous interpretation in AUA’s Certificate in Translation program, presented a paper at the Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Madrid, Spain.

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Professional Development Workshop Explores Writing Assessment Tools
AUA’s Center for Research in Applied Linguistics conducted a professional development workshop for in-service English as a Foreign Language teachers in Armenia.

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MA TEFL Program Receives Grant for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research
Seven graduating students from AUA's Master’s program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) have received a grant from Open Society Foundations Armenia towards a research study that investigates the dishonest purchase of academic papers in public universities of Armenia.

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AGBU Papazian Library Hosts Training for Kapan Librarians
AUA's AGBU Papazian Library recently hosted a training for librarians from different libraries in Kapan region aiming to empower participants to modernize and computerize Kapan public libraries, as well as aid in the creation of a new public library.

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AUA’s Meghrigian Institute Publishes Article Examining Visual Impairment and Depression in Socially Vulnerable Adults
A team of researchers at the AUA School of Public Health’s Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) recently published an article entitled “Visual impairment and depression among socially vulnerable older adults in Armenia” in The Journal of Aging & Mental Health.

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