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Dedication of the AUA Paramaz Avedisian Building


Opening of the PAB building with a few AUA Building Committee and Building Design Team Members (from left to right) Garo Missirian, project manager, Ronald Altoon Faia, Altoon + Porter Architects, Edward Avedisian, chairman and AUA Board of Trustee member, Mitchell Lawrence AIA, Altoon + Porter Architects, and Faraj Yeritsyan, construction manager. 


  • The Paramaz Avedisian Building opens with a grand ceremony. The PAB is a fully-equipped state-of-the-art educational facility that offers a superior learning environment, exceptional not only for Armenia but for the entire region.
  • The Center for Health Services Research and Development starts a three-year collaborative project titled, “Epidemiology and Intervention Research for Tobacco Control in Armenia” with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control.
  • The AUA Extension Program expands to Gyumri and Stepanakert.
  • Through a generous donation by the Turpanjian Family Foundation, the AUA Digital Library of Armenian Classics completes digitization of 60 major authors of Western Armenian literature from 1850-2000.  
  •  AUA hosts a faculty-led study abroad group from the University of Redlands in California. 


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  Missirian, Ronald Altoon, Edward Avedisian, Mitch Lawrence, and Faraj Yeritsyan.



Members of construction management team during the opening of the PAB, (from left to right) Garo


The AUA Digital Libraray completes digitization of 60 major authors of Western Armenian literature