Weekly News – June 6, 2014

BANQUET IN HONOR OF PROF. PETER COWE

Organized by the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Cultural Studies, on Sunday, June 1st, a banquet was held celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Narekatsi Chair at UCLA and the 30th anniversary of Prof. Peter Cowe’s scholarly career in Armenian Studies. In response to an appeal by the organizing committee, the Prelate had requested a Pontifical Letter of Blessing from His Holiness Aram I, which was read at the banquet by Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian. In the letter, His Holiness highly commended Prof. Cowe for his three decades of meritorious service, noting that he has an important place in the field of Armenian studies and has brought significant advancements in the arena, and wished that he will continue his valuable work as a researcher and educator with renewed dedication.

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF HRANT DINK LECTURE HALL

On Wednesday, June 4, the official opening of the Hrant Dink Lecture Hall was held at the Organization of Istanbul Armenian center in Winnetka, with the presence of Rakel Dink. A lecture on the endeavors of the Hrant Dink Foundation followed. On behalf of the Prelate, Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian attended and participated in the ceremony.

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