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On March 25, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt unveiled the #USGreece2021 logo that the U.S. government will use for all its programming in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Greece’s independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship between our countries.

For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian Institution — the world’s largest museum, education and research complex — has released 2.8 million high-resolution images from across its collections onto an open-access online platform for all to use and download free of charge. 

This year’s Super Bowl night held a surprise for all those who love the Greek language and its rich vocabulary.

A TV commercial for the New York Life Insurance during the Super Bowl featured the different meaning of each one of the four main words that describe the idea of ”love” in the Greek language.

The moving advertisement explained the meaning of ”philia,” ”storge,” ”eros,” and ”agape;” four ancient Greek words still in use by Greek speakers, which describe the different forms human love can take.

The United States is a place full of stories of immigrants who succeeded and conquered the world despite every obstacle life could throw at them.

The story of ”Mama Jo” is another one of these inspiring tales, in which people, driven by an unquenchable desire to get ahead, manage not only to succeed by years of hard work but to carve out their own little empire.

Joanna Despas, a Greek immigrant who came to the United States in the late 1960s, is now among the most recognizable and beloved figures in the important street food scene in New York City.

Legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, who passed away recently at the age of 103, actively supported the United States’ aid efforts for Greece in the midst of the catastrophic Civil War in the late 1940s.

Τwo U.S. Experts – Ms. Karen Popkin, M.A., L.C.A.T, MT-BC, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Coordinator of the program Creative Arts and Movement Therapies, and Dr. Jennifer Brown Urban, Ph.D., Professor at Montclair State University, Department of Human Development will participate at the 2020 PAMEMMAZI Forum entitled "Integrative Approaches on Cancer Care: Evidence and Strategies" that aims to demonstrate the importance of palliative care in the context of integrative, holistic care, the role of programs that complements this care, and the research findings that support this approach. The Forum addresses health professionals, doctors, nurses, social workers and psychologists, as well as students in these fields, and the broader public.”

Today starts the 16th Ecological Films Panorama.

Check out this year's program and share it with friends and acquaintances.

 For more information and program of the screenings visit http://www.ellet.gr/node/973

If you are a student aged 16-18 and live in Patras, Agrinio, Pyrgos, Nafpaktos, Messologi or in the wider area of Aitoloakarnania, you can apply for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute scholarship (http://bftf.org)

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