Harvard University, Program of Modern Greek Studies, a history of the Program

The teaching of Modern Greek language and literature at Harvard dates back to 1828, when Colonel Alexander Negris, a veteran of the Greek War...

National Hellenic Museum Co-Presents The Greeks at The Field Museum

The National Hellenic Museum, America’s preeminent location for Greek American heritage and culture, is proud to announce the opening of an historic exhibition and...

George Tselos: “Memories Guardian” on Ellis Island

He walks slowly through the corridors filled with nostalgia and tears. On the surrounding walls black & white photographs are telling the stories of...

Today is National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks

The 19th of May, a National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks by a decision of the Greek Parliament in 1994,...

Heroes of the Moment: The Greek-Americans in WWI

“Has a philosopher like you failed to discover that our country is more to be valued and higher and holier far than mother or...

Harvard’s MOOC on Ancient Greek Hero

From March 13th the classics department of Harvard University will offer The Ancient Greek Hero as a free open access course through edX, the online learning...

Anthoula Katsimatides Reflects on 9/11; Talks about Memorial

Anthoula Katsimatides lives 9/11 each and every day. That day she lost her brother John, then 31. Since that time, she has served on...

Greek Miner Killed in Ludlow Massacre, Honored

The Greek immigrant Louis Tikas born in Crete, Greece as Elias Spantidakis was the main labor union organizer at the Ludlow camp during a 14-month coal strike in...

Is Halloween Ancient Greek or a Contemporary Treat?

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in numerous countries across the world on October 31, in which children dress in fancy costumes and solicit candies and...

Greek Restaurant Owner Watched the Towers Go Up and Come Down

John Costalas will never forget 9/11. The owner/operator of Essex World Cafe, adjacent to the World Trade Center, has been in this location for many years....

Greek Americans Launch Global Petition for ‘Macedonia’ Name Change

Pictured with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios (center) are (L to R) Sophia Stroumbakis (executive secretary), Dimitris Filippidis (supreme secretary), Dimitris Chatzis (supreme president), Stelios...

Don’t Mess With Leo Thalassites, U.S.’ Oldest Cop

Barrel-chested Leo Thalassites squints like Clint Eastwood, hops like Jackie Chan and has been an active cop for nearly six decades. He is 86...

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