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In Memoriam: George Bournoutian (1943-2021): Prolific and Dedicated Scholar and Friend

In Memoriam: George Bournoutian (1943-2021): Prolific and Dedicated Scholar and Friend

George Bournoutian (1943-2021) Prolific and Dedicated Scholar and Friend NAASR joins with scholars and friends all over the world in mourning the passing of an esteemed colleague, Prof. George Bournoutian. While wishing to honor his stated wishes that no outpourings of sentiment follow his death, out of respect for his enormous contributions we offer this brief appreciation and extend our deepest sympathies to his family.George Bournoutian was born and raised in Isfahan, Iran. Over the course of a long and productive career he published more than thirty books as author or translator which have been translated into many languages, and...

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In Memoriam: Van M. Aroian (1927-2021) ~ Long-Serving NAASR Board Member and Charter Member

In Memoriam: Van M. Aroian (1927-2021) ~ Long-Serving NAASR Board Member and Charter Member

NAASR announces with sadness the passing on July 14, 2021 of Van M. Aroian of Worcester, MA, the senior member of its Board of Directors, at the age of 94. Aroian was a Charter Member of NAASR, having joined in the organization’s first year, 1955, and served on its Board of Directors since 1992, including many years on the Executive Committee. 

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IN MEMORIAM: Vartan Gregorian, 1934 -2021

IN MEMORIAM: Vartan Gregorian, 1934 -2021

With great sadness and profound respect, we mourn the passing of Vartan Gregorian, brilliant educator, generous-hearted humanitarian, and friend after whom NAASR’s beautiful new headquarters is named. May his legacy continue to inspire generations to come.

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