12 Jun, 2021

Persian Poetry Is An Abiding Cultural Treasure

Jun 12, 2021 |

Persian Poetry is an abiding cultural treasure with timeless relevance and popularity. The Persian language, Farsi, is considered to be a language made for poetry. The rise to prominence dates back thousands of years to the 10th century but was inspired by themes emerging centuries earlier. Prominent Japanese Iranologist Emiko Okada, [...]

17 Mar, 2021

Happy Nowruz 2021

Mar 17, 2021 |

Happy Nowruz 2021, the celebration of the Persian New Year and first day of Spring! As it happens, Nowruz this year is particularly well timed and meaningful. The date of Nowruz is determined by the Persian Solar calendar which observes the Vernal Equinox as the beginning of the New Year. [...]

14 Feb, 2021

Iranian Art-The Treasures Of Iran’s Cultural Heritage

Feb 14, 2021 |

Iranian art and handicrafts are displayed in an exhibit at the National Museum of Iran in cooperation with Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, representing 9000 years of the roots of Iranian art, culture, and civilization. The following video and accompanying description from the Bundeskunsthalle channel on YouTube displays [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 Sep, 2019

The Poetry Of Rumi

Sep 7, 2019 |

The Poetry of Rumi is a 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 [...]

18 May, 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 [...]

13 May, 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. Mirzakhani Fellowships Awarded were established in [...]

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