22 Dec, 2020

Celebrating Historic COVID-19 Year Of Achievement

Dec 22, 2020 |

The Miracles of 2020 As the year comes to a close, many people around the world will choose to bid an impassioned goodbye to 2020, a year seemingly defined by global turbulence, uncertainty, polarization, isolation, and deep personal loss. We mourn the loss of life in our families and more [...]

14 Nov, 2020

Thanksgiving past, present and future

Nov 14, 2020 |

Sharing Tradition Rouzbeh Yassini continues to be a committed and generous mentor to many students who come from Iran to continue their education in the United States. These students, like Rouzbeh and his family, come from a country rich in cultural traditions, such as the Nowruz, which bring families and [...]

7 Nov, 2020

Hildenbrand Rising Leader And Scholarship 2020

Nov 7, 2020 |

2020 Update on Wilt Hildenbrand scholarship and leadership awards Last year at the 2019 Cable-Tec Expo, the SCTE Foundation announced the creation of the Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. memorial scholarships and Rising Leader under the age of 40 Award. SCTE Foundation and the YAS foundation partnered to establish the [...]

5 Nov, 2020

Nader Engheta Wins Newton Medal and Prize

Nov 5, 2020 |

The Winner Is Nader Engheta! From the time of the Golden age of the Persian empire ancient polymaths, most notably Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, were lifelong scholars influential in laying the groundwork for the future of discoveries n the field of physics. On November 2, 2020, in recognition of global leadership [...]

25 Oct, 2020

Hafez My Brilliant Image

Oct 25, 2020 |

In a dedication to brain injury survivors on the condition of lonliness, Emelia Clarke reads "My Brilliant Image" a poem by the ancient Persian poet, Hafez  Emilia Clarke is founder of SameYou, a charity campaigning for equal access to brain injury recovery. Emilia Clarke [...]

23 Oct, 2020

Maryam Mirzakhani

Oct 23, 2020 |

Following in the footsteps of the Ancient Persian Scholar, Khwarizmi, known as the “Father of Algebra”, a young Iranian woman, Maryam Mirzakhani carried on the Persian legacy of the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. Through her diligence, determination, and relentless questioning, she exceeded the old boundaries for women mathematicians winning many [...]

23 Oct, 2020

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Oct 23, 2020 |

Described as one of the great voices of all times, the melody emperor of Iran, the greatest living maestro of Persian classical music and the voice of Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the Iranian singer, poet, calligraphist and humanitarian, passed away at 80 years old in Tehran after a 15 year battle [...]

2 Jun, 2020

Global collaboration for global innovation

Jun 2, 2020 |

Over the last 10,000 years, innovation has always been the driving force in advancing civilization. Today we face a challenge that calls upon our best global innovators business leaders, educators, and every human being to collaborate in the development of solutions that enable us to simultaneously live, work, run our [...]

22 May, 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 [...]

24 Mar, 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 [...]

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