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Abdol Hossein Sardari – The Iranian Muslim that saved the lives of thousands of Jews from the Nazis

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Abdol Hossein Sardari: Iranian Schindler An Iranian official risking his life to save Jews? This scenario, while implausible nowadays, actually happened during the Holocaust. Meet Abdol Hossein Sardari, a diplomat at the Iranian mission…

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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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Pouya Idani – Iranian winner of World Youth Chess Championship 2013

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http://www.payvand.com/news/13/dec/1175.html “Pouya Idani of Iran won the World Youth Chess Championship 2013 held in Al Ain, the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. ” Also: “Pouya Idani grabs the trophy in Khazar Open 2012” http://www.chessdom.com/pouya-idani-grabs-the-trophy-in-khazar-open-2012/…

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The Iranian Musician Who Hammered Out Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-iranian-musician-who-hammered-out-facebooks-1-billion-instagram-deal-in-zuckerbergs-living-room-2012-4 “director of corporate development Amin Zoufonoun…hammered out the merger’s details during a 12 hour meeting Sunday night…Zoufonoun has only been at Facebook for just more than a year, having joined from Google in March 2011. At Google, Zoufonoun did … Continue reading

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Dr. Gholam A. Peyman, inventor of LASIK

“Gholam A. Peyman, MD recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States, President Obama, on America’s leading innovators [1][2] and a Hall of Fame[3] of … Continue reading

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Professor Madjid Samii “World Physician”

“Professor Madjid Samii was born in Tehran, Iran…He has been the president of the International Society for Neurosurgery and was elected as the founding president of the Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN) in 2003.[3] Madjid Samii received the “World Physician” … Continue reading

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Nasrin Sotoudeh – Sakharov prize winner and human rights lawyer

Nasrin Sotoudeh (also spelled Sotoodeh, Persian: نسرین ستوده‎) is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for … Continue reading

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Shirin Ebadi – the first iranian woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى‎ Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the … Continue reading

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Professor Parvaneh Vosough ‘Iran’s Mother Theresa’

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Professor Parvaneh Vosough was born in 1935 in Tafresh, central Iran. She received her MD in general medicine in 1963 in Tehran University of Medical Science. She completed her specialty and sub-specialty in Cambridge,…

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Anousheh Ansari – first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station

Anousheh Ansari (Persian: انوشه انصاری‎; née Raissyan;[4] born September 12, 1966, in Mashhad, Iran) is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On … Continue reading

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Shadi Paridar – Iranian female chess grandmaster

Played for Iran in the Women’s Asian Team Chess Championships of 1995, 2003, 2005 and 2008. FIDE rating: 2250 Peak rating: 2274 Asian Indoor Games results for Shadi Paridar: Silver – 2007 Macau – Individual rapid Bronze – 2007 Macau … Continue reading

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Noora Naraghi – Iran’s female motocross champion

Noora Naraghi was born in Teheran on May 30th 1988. She is the first women’s Iran motocross champion. In 2009, she won Iran’s first-ever Female Motocross Championship. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noora_Naraghi http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6857478/Irans-female-motocross-champion-gets-uphill-ride.html

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Laleh Seddigh – Iranian female racing driver

A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has been given the title of Iran’s best female racing driver. The story is featured in a BBC TV documentary called … Continue reading

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Atousa Pourkashiyan – Iranian female chess Grandmaster

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Atousa Pourkashiyan, Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster Atousa Pourkashiyan (Persian: آتوسا پور کاشیان‎, born 16 May 1988) is an Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster. In April 2010 she won Women’s Asian Chess Championship in Subic Bay.…

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Sepideh Mahabadi – the second girl to win gold in the history of the international computer olympiad

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Sepideh Mahabadi received 2011 her B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran. That year she moved to the United States to continue her studies. In 2013 she received her M.Sc.…

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Prof. Mahmud Hesabi – great iranian scientist and student of Albert Einstein

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Mahmud Hesabi (February 23, 1903-September 3, 1992) was a prominent Iranian scientist, researcher and distinguished professor of the University of Tehran. […] At the early age of seventeen he obtained his Bachelor’s in Arts…

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Iranian doctor received the award of the greatest world female inventor in 2013

An Iranian doctor from Mashad Medical Science University received the award of the greatest world woman inventor in Geneva International Festival for Inventions in year 2013. Dr. Zahra Alizadeh Thani, who is a specialist in radiology of heart and coroners, … Continue reading

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The Iranian involved in the Apollo Project passes away

Prominent Iranian mathematician Professor Abolghassem Ghaffari passed away on the night of Tuesday November 5, 2013, at the age of 106. Abolghassem Ghafari was born in Tehran in 1906, studied at Darolfonoon School and was part of the first group … Continue reading

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Iranian Woman Among Winners Of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Award

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Atieh Kazemi Mojarad is among the recipients of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Award. She won the award for her research in “sustainable development of Biosphere Reserves through the promotion of key ecosystem services.”. Kazemi Mojarad…

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Noosheen Hashemi among top 50 philanthropists in Bay Area

Recognizing her work as the President of The HAND Foundation, Noosheen Hashemi, is named one of Gentry Magazine’s top 50 philanthropists in their annual list of leading philanthropists in San Francisco, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. … Software industry veteran … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The Simons Investigators 2013 Award

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University is among the recipients of the Simons Investigators 2013 award in the field of mathematics. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of … Continue reading

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