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Graduate Donates $175,000 to Support Greek Language at Sydney University

Peter Pontikis, an alumnus of the University of Sydney, has generously pledged to donate a total of $175,000 for the teaching of Modern Greek language and culture. Pontikis’s gift of $35,000 per annum for the next five years will support...

Greek Australians Try to Support Greek Studies Dept at University of Sydney

Greek Australian students of the University of Sydney are asking from Diaspora Greeks to support the Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies. At the end of the academic year, one of the three faculty members of the department is...

Lord Byron: Celebrity in the Cause of Greek Independence

On Wednesday, March 11, a crowd gathered at the Customs House in Circular Quay, Sydney, to attend a lecture by Professor Will Christie regarding Lord Byron and his contribution to the Greek Independence. It was an incredibly interesting speech that was...

Students Recognized for Their Achievements in Greek Language

The annual Dionysios Solomos Awards took place on Sunday March 1 at the University of Sydney as part of the 33rd Greek Festival of Sydney. The event was hosted by the University’s Department of Modern Greek and the Greek...

A Greek Doctor Who Helped Immigrants in Australia

Georgios Sakellariou was a refugee and he never let himself forget it. He worked as a doctor well into old age providing the immigrants and refugees of Australia with his services. He was born in 1924 on the banks of...

Greek Australian Professor Examines Multiculturalism

The Greek-Australian professor of the University of Sydney, Vrasidas Karalis, during his lecture entitled “After Multiculturalism: Redefining the Greek- Australian presence in the era of globalization" supported that multiculturalism as a process of nation building, was suspended in 1997...

Sydney Museum Shows Off LEGO Acropolis

Sydney's Nicholson Museum is featuring an exhibit of one of the ancient world’s iconic landmarks, the Acropolis of Athens - built with the LEGO toy set. The opening was marked by a lecture from the man who used the...

Stamatakis Says Many Drugs Not Needed

Greek-Australian Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis from the University of Sydney is among the writers of a joint review concerning the drug companies’ effect on citizens’ health, conducted by Australian, British and US researchers which says pharmaceutical companies produce many unneeded...

Karalis Named Sydney University Professor

The University of Sydney has named Vrasidas Karalis a professor of Philosophy, the first Greek-Australian to teach in that department. He was selected in a competition of many applicants. The announcement  was made at a conference at the university which...

Australian Archaeologists in Cyprus Exhibit

An exhibition of Cyprus Antiquities from the collection of the Nicholson Museum (University of Sydney), which is considered among the most important collections of Cypriot antiquities in Australia, is going to be presented on Nov. 29 by by the...