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Monthly Newsletter

July 2014 - Issue 163
Prometheas Events
 
Report on “Greek Identity: Romiosyni” presentation

On June 6, 2014, Dr. Ioannis Petropoulos delivered a presentation on “Greek Identity: Romiosyni” at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Petropoulos chose "Romiosyni," a poem written by Yiannis Ritsos to discuss the concept of Greek identity in the 21st century, exploring the term Romiosyni as being the resilience of the Greek people across the centuries.

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Report on “Greek Chamber Music Project” concert

On June 7, 2014 the Hellenic Center was graced with beautiful music from the Greek Chamber Music Project.

The program consisted of music written by the following Greek composers: Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Manolis Kalomiris, Stavros Xarhakos, Yannis Constantinidis, and Joseph Benakis. The compositions ranged from modern compositions filled with abrupt, playful and discordant chords, to more traditional and popular, mellow songs like “Come Take My Sorrow Away” by Hadjidakis.

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News Articles



Βραβεύεται ο κορυφαίος Έλληνας επιστήμονας Γιώργος Χρούσος!
GoodNewsGR, June 21, 2014
 

Ο Καθηγητής και Διευθυντής της A' Παιδιατρικής Κλινικής στην Ιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών Γιώργος Χρούσος σήμερα θα λάβει την ύψιστη διάκριση στον κλάδο της ενδοκρινολογίας από την αμερικανική Endocrine Society: Το Fred Conrad Koch Award (συνοδευόμενο από το ποσό των 25.000 δολ.). Είναι ο 1ος Έλληνας και ο 2ος μη Αμερικανός που λαμβάνει τη διάκριση.

Πριν επιστρέψει στην Ελλάδα, ο δρ. Χρούσος ήταν Διευθυντής του Tμήματος Παιδιατρικής και Αναπαραγωγικής Ενδοκρινολογίας του Εθνικού Ινστιτούτου Υγείας του Παιδιού και της Ανθρώπινης Ανάπτυξης των ΗΠΑ. Σήμερα, περισσότεροι από 60 μαθητές του διαπρέπουν σε διεθνές και εθνικό επίπεδο -ένας εξ αυτών είναι ο σημερινός Διευθυντής του ίδιου Ινστιτούτου, Δρ. Κ. Στρατάκης.


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2,500-Year-Old Greek Statues Sparkle After Facelift
A special laser removes decades of grime from iconic marble statues in Athens
National Geographic, June 18, 2014


In this March 28, 2014 photo, conservators work inside a white fabric box to clean a Caryatid as tourists visit the Acropolis museum in Athens. It takes about seven months to clean each of the larger than life-sized statues, which were carved around 420 B.C.

Four marble maidens from ancient Greece have just gotten a facelift. Using a specially designed laser, conservators have labored since 2011 to strip away the black grime that encrusted the statues. Today the final figure to undergo the treatment is being revealed in all her splendor in the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this Friday, June 20.

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Greece Tops Lonely Planet’s List
Greece News Agenda, June 11, 2014

Photo: Greece ranked first in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2014 list. According to the editors of the famous travel guide, Greece tops their list not only because it offers beautiful, sun-drenched islands and ancient cultures, but also because it has become far more affordable than many expect; in fact Santorini was added to the European Backpacker Index for 2014. More good news is that the Wine Enthusiast magazine voted the Aegean Islands one of the best wine travel destinations for 2014.What are you waiting for? Off to Greece!via Greek News Agenda bit.ly/1u6gBOI

Greece ranked first in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2014 list. According to the editors of the famous travel guide, Greece tops their list not only because it offers beautiful, sun-drenched islands and ancient cultures, but also because it has become far more affordable than many expect; in fact Santorini was added to the European Backpacker Index for 2014. 

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