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Monthly Newsletter

May 2014 - Issue 161
Prometheas Events
  • Friday, May 23, 8:00 pm: “Women and Gender in Athenian Drama”, lecture by Prof. Angeliki Tzanetou, Department of Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. (see flyer)
     
  • Friday, June 6, 8:00 pm: “Greek Identity, Romiosini”, lecture by Dr. Y Petropoulos at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
     
  • Saturday, June 7,  5:00 pm: Concert of Classical Works and Cherished Folk Songs that highlight Greece's rich musical repertoire. Musical works by: Kalomiris, Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and more. 
     
Other Events and Announcements
  • May 3, 10am – 3pm: Greek folk dance workshop with guest instructor Dr. Christos Papakostas at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral (see flyer)
     
  • Tuesday, May 6th, 7 pm: "In the Shadow of a Long and Glorious Past: Understanding Greek Foreign Policy",  a talk by Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris at Georgetown University. (see flyer)
     
  • Wednesday, May 7, 6.30pm: Book presentation “The Parthenon Enigma” by Joan Breton Connelly at the Embassy of Greece. (see more info)
     
  • May 9 & 10: Maryland Film Festival features Greek Film “SEPTEMBER” with director Penny Panayotopoulou in attendance (see more info)
     
  • Sunday, May 11, 11am - 12pmDepicting the Myths: Ancient Greek Pottery Painting Workshop for children (ages 9 to 99…) with artist Athanasios Katsaras, at the Embassy of Greece. (see more info)


Report on Hellenic Career Connections Event
 
The Hellenic Career Connections event took place on April 26, 2014 at the Hellenic Center, Bethesda, MD. It was sponsored by the Embassy of Greece, AHEPA, AHI, Greek Education Regional Committee, and The Next Generation Initiative.

Mr. Lefteris Karmiris, president of Prometheas, spoke to the seventy-five people in attendance about the inception of this event after two students, Tom Karadimas and Eleni Vassilas from the University of Maryland, approached them with the idea. Prometheas formed a Youth Committee to organize this unique networking opportunity between high school and college students and experts in the Greek community.
News Articles



ΑΠΟΘΕΩΣΗ για τη χώρα μας! Ποια πρωτεύουσα της Λατινικής Αμερικής γέμισε το Μετρό της με έργα του αρχαίου ελληνικού πολιτισμού
iefimerida, March 26, 2014

ΑΠΟΘΕΩΣΗ για τη χώρα μας! Ποια πρωτεύουσα της Λατινικής Αμερικής γέμισε το Μετρό της με έργα του αρχαίου ελληνικού πολιτισμού ;;; (PHOTOS)

Εναν πρωτότυπο φόρο τιμής αποτίει η Χιλή στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα, καθώς, από τις 7 Μαρτίου ο σταθμός με το όνομα Grecia (Ελλάδα) στην πρωτεύουσα Σαντιάγο κοσμείται από μια έκθεση αντιγράφων του αρχαίου ελληνικού πολιτισμού.

Στον σταθμό, από τον οποίο υπολογίζεται ότι περνούν καθημερινά 22.000 επιβάτες, παρουσιάζονται 23 προσκετικά επεξεργασμένα αντίγραφ από γύψο, χαλκό και ασήμι, τα οποία απεικονίζουν εμβληματικά για τον δυτικό πολιτισμό θέματα.

 


 
Tech Start-Ups Bloom in Recession-Hit Greece
TIME, March 20, 2014




The Greek economy is reeling from six years of recession, with youth unemployment around 60 percent, but a new wave of start-ups could be just the thing to turn the economy around.

A year ago, when Greek start-up Workable had secured their initial funding deal, the company’s headquarters consisted of six guys – including the two founders, Nikos Moraitakis and Spyros Magiatis – in three barely furnished rooms. These days, 16 of Workable’s 18 employees fill a grander, yet still conspicuously relaxed office space on two floors in the plush Athenian district of Psychico. The new office has lofty views, an abundance of couches and beanbags. People walk around in flip-flops or bare feet. The company, which offers business clients user-friendly software to facilitate the hiring process, recently opened satellite offices in London and Portland, Oregon, and has just announced a $1.5 million funding round led by the venture capital fund Greylock IL.

For a Greek economy reeling from six years of recession, start-ups like Workable may offer hope for the future.

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Books

"Σοφία Βέμπο - Τραγούδαγε την Ελλάδα και όλη η Ελλάδα τραγούδαγε μαζί της" της Κατερίνας Κ. Πετρίδου

"Μελίνα - Μια στάρ στην Αμερική" των Γ. Αρχιμανδρίτη και Σ. Αρσένη

"Καλή και ανάποδη - Ο πολιτισμός του πλεκτού" της Κατερίνας Σχινά

"Κωνσταντινούπολη των ασεβών μου φόβων" του Γιάννη Ξανθούλη

"Το κορίτσι απο τη Σαμψούντα" της Σόφης Θεοδωρίδου

"Λεξικό των δυσκολιών και λαθών στη χρήση της ελληνικής" του Γεωργίου Μπαμπινιώτη

Plato at the Googleplex: Why philosophy won’t go away by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

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