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

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 [...]

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 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, [...]

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. These fellowships were established in memory [...]

12 May, 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 [...]

6 Nov, 2018

Anna Eskamani Wins Florida House District 47

Nov 6, 2018 |

Orlando Weekly 11/6/2018 "Anna Eskamani beats Stockton Reeves in Florida House District 47" By Monivette Cordeiro First-time Democratic candidate Anna Eskamani walloped Republican businessman Stockton Reeves in the race for Florida House District 47. With all precincts reporting in Orange County, Eskamani won about 57 percent of the vote, [...]

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