Dr. Katerina Akassoglou, a researcher at the University of California at San Francisco, has received the prestigious International Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research.
American photographer Robert McCabe fell in love with Greece since the first time he visited her back on the ’60s. The young student of Princeton University used every possible way to admire the beauty of the country, mostly by traveling multiple times through the years to many of its areas.
His exhibition “Chronographia – Exhibition for the 180 years (1837-2017) of the Archaeological Society” was inaugurated in December and will end on March 29. It is free of charge and open daily, except Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 to 18:00.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens is excited to announce the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program! This program offers a scholarship opportunity for selected Greek students to travel to the United States for one year and stay with a host family, while attending an American high school.
Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute visited ACS Athens early December during her “Reasons to Hope” Tour in Greece.
In her speech, the world-renowned and award-winning scientist called everyone to action: “I have been looking at the fabulous projects of the Roots and Shoots groups. I would like to congratulate everybody for the work you are doing for making the world a better place. For those not involved in Roots and Shoots, I hope you will become members. Our programme exists currently in 80 countries and is like a growing family all around the world. The most important message of Roots and Shoots is that every single one of you has a special role to play in this life, even if you may not yet know what it is and every single one matters in the scheme of things. Every single one of you makes an impact on this planet every single day and you have a choice as to what kind of impact you make: you are either going to make things better or you do not care.” Dr. Goodall finally urged the student audience: “Go on, carry on doing good things, making the world a better place, bringing smiles to people’s faces, making little dogs wag their tails, watering little plants. “
A Roman-era plaque engraved with 13 verses of Homer’s Odyssey, found last July in Ancient Olympia, was included in the list of the ten most important discoveries of 2018, according to the authoritative American journal Archaeology
During a 2007 trip to Kenya, American entrepreneur Kenton Lee noticed a young girl wearing shoes so small that she had cut open the front of the shoes to let her toes stick out. That was the day he was inspired to create The Shoe That Grows — a shoe that grows five sizes and lasts for years.
Since then, Lee’s nonprofit, Because International, has distributed 180,000 pairs of shoes to children in more than 95 countries. The organization recently started producing shoes in Ethiopia and plans to open facilities in Haiti and Kenya.
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Thomas Imhoff participated with Greek NGO Faros in a Service International Summer Leadership program, which is a Naval Academy initiative that encourages Midshipmen to design and implement their own creative and impactful international service projects. Midshipman Imhoff is a mechanical engineering student focused on sustainable structures and is researching and designing a new style of “gridshell” structure that has potential use for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, in particular for semi-permanent structures in refugee camps.