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University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Greek Culture

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Greek Culture The Cathedral of Learning, the tower at the University of Pittsburgh that houses the Nationality Rooms. The Greek Nationality Room will host a gala commemoration of the 80th anniversary of its founding in November. Credit: Joey Gannon /CC BY-SA 2.0 The Greek Nationality Room, established 80 years ago to celebrate […]

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Hellenism to be Celebrated at University of Pittsburgh

Hellenism to be Celebrated at University of Pittsburgh The Cathedral of Learning, the tower at the University of Pittsburgh that houses the Nationality Rooms. The Greek Nationality Room will host a gala commemoration of the 80th anniversary of its founding in November. Credit: Joey Gannon /CC BY-SA 2.0 The Greek Nationality Room, established 80 years ago […]

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Application deadline for Drexel University Spring Break in Greece set on November 11

Application deadline for Drexel University Spring Break in Greece set on November 11 Drexel University’s GST 231: Mediterranean Crossroads takes place March 19-27, 2022 with Spring Break in Greece: Cretan Civilizations.  The application deadline is November 11. More information is available online: www.drexel.edu/studyabroad. Drexel is a comprehensive global research university with a unique model of […]

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Student injured by flare in Athens cafe attack

Student injured by flare in Athens cafe attack A university student suffered limited burns when a group of unknown individuals threw flares inside a cafe in Athens’ central Zografou district early Thursday morning. The attack happened while a party organized by the Union of Cypriot Students was underway. The unspecified number of perpetrators wore helmets […]

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Aristotle Thessaloniki University students organize big coronavirus party

Aristotle Thessaloniki University students organize big coronavirus party Health restrictions being unenforced, some 1500 students at the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) held an all-out Coronavirus party in what was said to be a wild scene. School officials are supposed to check to see if students are vaccinated, have a negative […]

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Police tear down illegally built university wall

Police tear down illegally built university wall Police entered Athens University on Friday, accompanied by municipal work crews who demolished an illegally constructed brick wall in a hall belonging to the School of Applied Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The hall, which had been taken over by student members of extra-parliamentary leftist groups to serve as […]

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Yale University Researches Health Benefits of Organic Olives from Greece

Yale University Researches Health Benefits of Organic Olives from Greece The Sakellaropoulos family’s olive groves, with the Taygetos Mountain in the background. Yale University will soon embark on new research on the health benefits of organic Greek olives. Credit: Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming Researchers at Yale University in the US will conduct new research on the health […]

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Police tear down wall built by far-left group in university hall

Police tear down wall built by far-left group in university hall A team of town planning employees of the Municipality of Zografou, accompanied by police officers, tore down on Friday a brick wall built illegally inside an Athens University building by a group of unknown individuals who said they belong to the extra-parliamentary Left. As […]

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Radicals occupy university hall

Radicals occupy university hall A small group of students who say they belong to the extra-parliamentary Left decided to acquire a recreation area on the grounds of Athens University by expropriating a hall which was originally built as an events space. According to reports, they hired a construction crew and Thursday a ton of sand, […]

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Attack on student condemned by Athens university

Attack on student condemned by Athens university The administration of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) condemned an attack on campus earlier this week that appears to have been ideologically driven. It added that the administration has conducted an investigation into Tuesday’s incident and sent its findings to the relevant law enforcement authorities. […]

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University administration condemns attack on student

University administration condemns attack on student The administration of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) on Thursday issued a statement roundly condemning an attack on campus earlier this week that appears to have been ideologically driven. It added that the administration has conducted an investigation into Tuesday’s incident and sent its findings to […]

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First university student tests positive for Covid

First university student tests positive for Covid A university student tested positive for Covid-19 this week, in the first official case announced sonce the new academic year begun, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said on Wednesday.  The math student, who has not been unvaccinated, came to class on Monday (Oct. 11) with a negative rapid […]

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Pulmonologist Tzanakis – Up to 2,700 deaths from coronavirus by Christmas

Pulmonologist Tzanakis – Up to 2,700 deaths from coronavirus by Christmas Professor of Pulmonology at the University of Crete (PAGNI) and Director of the University’s Pulmonary Clinic , Nikos Tzanakis proceeded to the ominous prediction that by Christmas we will have 2,500 to 2,700 new deaths from coronavirus, the . According to him, in order […]

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University professor tells court abuse allegations are ‘orchestrated’

University professor tells court abuse allegations are ‘orchestrated’ A university professor who is on trial accused of sexually abusing three of his former students told a court in Thessaloniki on Tuesday that the charges against him are false allegations that were “orchestrated” by professors in the Department of Obstetrics at the International Hellenic University in […]

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University of Athens and Yale University to Offer Joint Degrees

University of Athens and Yale University to Offer Joint Degrees Athens University will team up with Yale University to offer joint degrees. Credit: Greek Reporter The University of Athens and Yale University officially signed an agreement on Sunday that the two institutions would be offering a joint studies program to their students. The program will […]

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We’re still in phase one of the pandemic, Yale University professor warns

We’re still in phase one of the pandemic, Yale University professor warns We are not at the “beginning of the end” of the coronavirus pandemic, but near the “end of the beginning,” Yale University Professor of Social and Natural Science Nicholas Christakis warned in an interview with Skai television on Monday night. Predicting that the […]

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Athens University, Yale to offer joint degrees

Athens University, Yale to offer joint degrees The universities of Athens and Yale have signed a memorandum of understanding in an initiative spearheaded by two Greeks, UoA professor of analytical chemistry Nikolaos Thomaidis and epidemiology professor Vasilis Vasiliou from the American university. The initiative foresees two joint studies programs, one at the undergraduate level in […]

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International distinction for Agriculture University

International distinction for Agriculture University A team of Greek scientists from the Agricultural University of Athens won second place in a prestigious international pitch-style competition, the IDea Incubator, which rewards original inventions in medicine. The university’s Laboratory of Cell Technology presented their innovation, titled Cell-Based Bio-Electric Biosensor for the Detection of the SARS-CoV-2 S1 Spike […]

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Hellenic Open University awards scholarships to 17 young people from marginalised groups

Hellenic Open University awards scholarships to 17 young people from marginalised groups Seventeen young people from vulnerable social groups, such as Roma, homeless people living in shelters or people who spent time as children in care, were awarded scholarships to study at the Hellenic Open University. The scholarships are the result of a cooperation agreement […]

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New medical degree offered in English

New medical degree offered in English The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s School of Medicine opened its doors on Monday to 60 foreign students who have signed up for its newly fledged English-language undergraduate program. Describing the course in comments to Kathimerini, Aristotle’s rector, Nikos Papaioannou, said it is “entirely based on the core of the […]

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Harvard University and Tufts University hold conference on Greek Revolution

Harvard University and Tufts University hold conference on Greek Revolution The George Seferis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, Harvard University, and the Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School at Tufts University will co-sponsor a two-day international conference marking the 200th anniversary since the 1821 Greek war of independence, entitled “New Perspectives […]

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University rectors uphold ministry decision for in-person classes

University rectors uphold ministry decision for in-person classes The Council of Rectors of Greece’s public universities has upheld an Education Ministry decision for all classes to take place in physical rather than online format this academic year. The decision to reopen university gates was taken at an emergency meeting convened on Wednesday to address concerns […]

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Gunman Opens Fire at Russian University Killing at Least Eight

Gunman Opens Fire at Russian University Killing at Least Eight Students are seen jumping from the windows to escape the gunman who was arrested by Russian police. Screenshots from social media videos. Eight people have been confirmed dead, with six injured, after a shooting on Monday at the campus of a Russian university in the […]

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Strict rules for university professors and students

Strict rules for university professors and students As the new academic year looms, university teaching staff and students will be able to attend courses in person only upon the presentation of a vaccination certificate, a certificate showing that the holder has recovered from Covid within the last six months or a document showing a negative […]

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Education Ministry announces Covid-19 guidelines for universities

Education Ministry announces Covid-19 guidelines for universities University staff and students wishing to attend on-site lectures must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, show proof of recovery in the last six months or undergo twice weekly testing, the Education Ministry announced on Friday. Unvaccinated students and faculty members will have to pay for the rapid or […]

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At least 73% of university students inoculated

At least 73% of university students inoculated Almost three-quarters of university students have been vaccinated, demonstrating one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, a member of the health committee advising the government on the pandemic said on Thursday. Speaking during a regular briefing, Vana Papaevangelou said the more than 73% of students have […]

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Scientists Develop “AstroCrete” Concrete for Affordable Housing on Mars

Scientists Develop “AstroCrete” Concrete for Affordable Housing on Mars The University of Manchester has developed “cosmic concrete” to make the colonization of Mars cost effective. Credit: NASA The University of Manchester has developed a “cosmic concrete” called AstroCrete to make the colonization of Mars cost effective. The material is more durable than typical concrete and […]

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Plan underway to set up vaccination clinics in universities

Plan underway to set up vaccination clinics in universities Vaccine clinics will be set up on university campuses around Greece to ensure that as many students as possible get their jabs, Minister Niki Kerameus said on Wednesday. Kerameus told Open TV that “a process is underway” but did not provide specifics or a timeframe on […]

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University police to be introduced in December

University police to be introduced in December The need to adequately train the 400 employees of the new university police force – officially called the University Protection Units – will delay their introduction until at least early December, according to government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou. Government officials privately reiterated their commitment to introducing the new force […]

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