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Video: Awarded Iranian American Chef Ariana Bundy’s beautiful introduction to Persian cuisine on TV at Nat Geo People on May 8th

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Ariana Bundy, an award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author of ‘Pomegranates & Roses’, visits the vast and fascinating country of Iran to re-discover her heritage. From the lush green mountains of the Caspian…

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Behnaz Sarafpour – designer and finalist of the Smithsonian’s National Design Award

Behnaz Sarafpour is a New York City-based designer who introduced a line of women’s apparel bearing her name in 2001. She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award,and has held design positions at … Continue reading

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Reza Sayed Badiyi awarded Iranian-American director of very popular TV series in the 80s and 90s

Reza Sayed Badiyi (Persian: رضا بدیعی; April 17, 1930 – August 20, 2011) was an Iranian-American film director. He graduated from the Academy of Drama in Iran. He moved to the United States in 1955. He graduated from Syracuse University … Continue reading

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Omid R. Kordestani was named one of Time’s “100 People who shape our world”

  Omid R. Kordestani (Persian: امید کردستانی‎) is an Iranian-American businessman who works as senior advisor to the Office of the CEO and Founders at Google He graduated with an electrical engineering degree from San Jose State University.he entered Stanford … Continue reading

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Salar Kamangar – Senior executive at Google and former CEO of YouTube

Salar Kamangar (Persian: سالار کمانگر‎; born 1977 in Tehran) is a senior executive at Google and former CEO of Google’s YouTube brand. He was the 9th employee to join Google. He joined after graduating from Stanford in 1998. Kamangar created … Continue reading

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Roozbeh Jafari – associate Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas and winner of the 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER award

Roozbeh Jafari, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, is currently doing a research on how to enable people to use their mind and thoughts in order to get an application running, choose a … Continue reading

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Eight Iranian-Americans among recipients of the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Sherry Bahrambeygui Dr. Kamiar Alae Iran Davar Ardalan Darioush Nasser Pejman Nozad Aria Mehrabi Ali Mojdehi Shaygan Kheradpir Iranian Americans being awarded the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Dr. Kamiar Alaei – Director of Global Institute for Health and … Continue reading

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Mehran Kardar Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the MIT awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship

Mehran Kardar (Persian: مهران کاردار‎) is a prominent Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his B.A. in Cambridge University, and gained his … Continue reading

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Professor Hamid Jafarkhani, holder of the NSFs CAREER award

Hamid Jafarkhani (Persian: حمید جعفرخانی‎), born in 1966 in Tehran, is a Chancellor’s Professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Irvine‘s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. His research focuses on communications theory, particularly coding and … Continue reading

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Firouz Michael Naderi awarded with NASA’s highest award – the Distinguished Service Medal

Firouz Michael Naderi (born in Shiraz, Iran) is an Iranian-American scientist and currently the Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In this role Naderi oversees JPL’s robotic solar system missions in planning (such as a … Continue reading

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Friday March 14th: Nowruz at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles: “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds”

From 3-6 pm the streets of Skid Row will be transformed into festive medley of traditional Iranian music, dance and a glittering haft sin commemorating the festival of spring. … Everyone’s efforts helped raise over $125,000 to aid the Midnight … Continue reading

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Prof. Nader Engheta from the University of Pennsylvania

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Engheta “Nader Engheta (Persian: نادر انقطاع‎) (born October 8, 1955 in Tehran) is an Iranian–American scientist. He is currently the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, affiliated with the departments of Electrical and Systems … Continue reading

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Ali Saifi – Philantropist, Subway Development Corp. of SC, Inc and holder of the Goodwill Industries Award

Today he has more than 400 stores. “400 restaurants employ nearly 4,000 people.” The payroll for those 4,000 people is an estimated $40 million. And the taxes they pay on that money are about $6 million. “Then there’s a significant … Continue reading

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MIT: Iranian-Americans Among Most Highly Educated in U.S. and contribute substantially to the U.S. economy

Washington — Iranian-Americans are far more numerous in the United States than census data indicate and are among the most highly educated people in the country, according to research by the Iranian Studies Group, an independent academic organization, at Massachusetts … Continue reading

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