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22May, 2020

West Virginia University Alumnus Message to Statler College Grads

May 22, 2020 |

West Virginia University Statler College Alumnus, Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. sent a message of opportunity and call to action to 2020 graduates as they attended their virtual graduation ceremony. As graduation season unfolds, for the class of 2020 there is a perceptible sentiment of uncertainty and disappointment. Perhaps you feel this unceremonious ending has robbed you of the closure of proper goodbyes, a medley of celebrations, the pomp and circumstance that ensured you would be recognized, rewarded, and remembered. This perception of an anticlimactic conclusion threatens to overshadow your 4 long years of [...]

24Mar, 2020

Nowruz the Persian New Year

Mar 24, 2020 |

In 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized March 21st as the International Day of Nowruz and in 2016, Nowruz was officially inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity . Symbolic of the message of Nowruz, the poem Bani Adam by Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi is inscribed on a large hand-made carpet installed on a wall in the United Nations building in New York. Bani Adam Saadi Shirazi Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If [...]

2Oct, 2019

Honoring A Friend Wilt Hildenbrand

Oct 2, 2019 |

Rouzbeh Yassini, founder of the YAS Foundation will partner with SCTE Foundation to honor his longtime friend and colleague Wilt Hildenbrand 40 YEARS OF INDUSTRY SERVICE | $40,000 DONATION FOR RISING LEADER UNDER 40 YEARS OLD For many in the Cable Telecommunications Industry, Wilt Hildenbrand was known as a technology pioneer and industry legend. For Rouzbeh Yassini the memory runs much deeper. Rouzbeh remembers Wilt when they initially met in 1987 as a tough engineer, as he drove Rouzbeh to the highest standards to ensure Rouzbeh's invention, the first cable modem, [...]

7Sep, 2019

The Poetry Of Rumi

Sep 7, 2019 |

The prolific collection of inspirational poetry written by the Persian mystic and dervish, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, more popularly known simply as Rumi, has been a source of joy and introspection for loyal followers since the early days of the 13th century Born in 1207 in Khorasan, ancient middle Persia, the enduring universal appeal of Rumi's poetry may be rooted in a philosophy which transcends the confinement of imposed boundaries in favor of the language of love, tolerance, goodness and the evolution of one's soul. Rumi's works, most notably The Masnavi series, [...]

18May, 2019

National Khayyam Day

May 18, 2019 |

May 18 is observed as National Khayyam Day. Born on May 18, 1048 in Nishapur, 2019 marks Khayyam's  971st birthday. Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet in the 11th and 12th centuries notable for his contributions to geometry and designing the Jalali calendar. As a poet, Khayyam invented a tradition of poetry, quatrains (rubāʿiyāt رباعیات‎), widely translated by Edward FitzGerald. Following are examples of Fitzgerald's translations. “AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of [...]

13May, 2019

Mirzakhani Fellowships Awarded

May 13, 2019 |

Stanford | Mathematics: School of Humanities & Sciences "Hannah Larson and Isabel Vogt Awarded Mirzakhani Fellowships" The Stanford Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Hannah Larson is awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship, and Isabel Vogt is awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships were established in memory of our former colleague, Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, allowing us to attract outstanding students, developing the next generation of world leaders in mathematics. Hannah Larson is a Ph.D. student at Stanford working in algebraic geometry with Ravi Vakil. In particular, she is excited [...]

12May, 2019

Women in Mathematics Day

May 12, 2019 |

On this day, May 12th 2019, we celebrate First International Women in Mathematics Day This date was selected to honor Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant and inspiring mathematical scholar born on May 12th 1977 in Tehran and studied at Sharif University before attending Harvard for her graduate studies. Though her life was cut short by cancer at the age of 40, Maryam's research and contributions in the field of mathematics earned her a substantial array of distinguished award and honors. In 2005, she was named to the Popular Science list of the "Brilliant [...]