The Greek Math Professor Turned Poker Master at UCLA

Who hasn’t enjoyed a game of poker or a friendly game of chess with a glass of wine? Well, there is a Greek professor...

Greek MIT Lecturer George Hatsopoulos Dies at 91

George Nicholas Hatsopoulos has died at the age of 91. Born in Athens in 1927, Hatsopoulos was a Greek-American mechanical engineer, famous for his work in...

Can You Describe ‘Philotimo’? Competition Opens for Greek-American Students

The Washington, D. C. Oxi Day Foundation is offering the following scholarships to five Greek-American students (Grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo.” First Place: $2,000...

Students, Teachers at MIT Copycat Constantinos Daskalakis (Photos)

Students and teaching staff at the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) honored Constantinos Daskalakis for winning a prestigious international award in mathematics by trying...

Greek American Wonder Kid Finishes College at 11, Challenges Stephen Hawking (video)

William (Vasilis) Mailis graduated from high school in May 2016 at the age of 9, last week from Saint Petersburg College in Florida and now...

Meet the Greek-American Educator Helping Kids to Thrive

Helen Siani-Athanasiou is a woman on a mission. As thousands of young people in Greece and the U.S. feel the onerous pressure of exams...

Watch This Teen Win $40K by Spelling Greek Word (video)

A 14-year-old Texan student has scooped a national spelling prize with his perfect recital of the Greek word "koinonia". Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, won...

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks Establishes New Scholarship at UCLA for Greek Studies

The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture has said it welcomed "with enormous pleasure" a new scholarship backed by...

Greek-American Investor Tells Students: ‘Know Where You Came From’

Greek-American investor and self-made billionaire John Calamos Sr. has told hundreds of graduating students from an Orthodox theological college in Massachusetts: "You don’t know where you’re...

Illinois Tech Invests J.D. Trout as John and Mae Calamos Endowed Chair in Philosophy

Illinois Institute of Technology recently invested J.D. Trout as the John & Mae Calamos Endowed Chair in Philosophy—the university’s first endowed chair in philosophy. Trout...

Greek-American Physicist Joins Elite Korean Academy

Distinguished Greek American physicist Menas Kafatos has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) -- the equivalent of...

The Poor Greek Boy Who Became the Youngest Harvard Professor

Born in Ikaria in 1887, Aristides Foutridis was a poor boy whose love for literature brought him to Harvard University where he became the...

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