Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch

THE DEPARTMENT OF “FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 3” HOSTED AN OPEN LESSON ENTITLED “LITERARY READINGS”

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On May 29, 2019, YSUIB Faculty of Humanities, “Foreign language and Literature” Department hosted an open lesson within the framework of “Foreign Literature” course, entitled “Literary Readings”, organized by Assistant of the Department, PhD  Christine Dadyan.

The lesson was attended by Acting Dean of YSUIB Faculty of Humanities, Associate Professor of the Deep of Armenian Language and Literature, PhD.  Karine Poghosyan, Deputy Dean of the same Department, Associate Professor of Department of Armenian Language and Literature, PhD.  Vahan Aghababyan, Christine Dadyan and students.

 The event was as follows:  students should select the literature fragments they liked handing an orange to the reader.  Whoever collects high amount of  orange, becomes the winner and receives the main prize.  It was a puzzle for everyone why the choice was made of oranges.

Ani Asryan became the winner with the monologue by Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” tragedy “To be or not to be…”.  The prize was Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” satirical dystopia, the most famous literary work of the 20th century. Thus the puzzle was resolved.

Poghosyan delivered a speech, stressing that the alternative lesson revealed the students from different angle. She added that the students had exceptional literary taste and many of them were distinguished by the right and impressive reading.

Both the students and the guests expressed their impressions and thanked for a beautiful lesson.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATED WORLDWIDE ON JUNE 1

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June 1 marks International Children’s Day.

International Children’s Day is one of the oldest international holidays. The decision to hold it was taken in 1925 at the World Conference on Child Welfare in Geneva.

International Children’s Day has its own flag. On a green background, symbolizing growth, harmony, freshness and fertility, stylized figures  red, yellow, blue, white, and black are placed around the earth’s sign. These human figures symbolize diversity and tolerance. The sign of the Earth, placed in the center, is a symbol of our common homeIt has already been nearly a century since June 1 was proclaimed ‘Children’s Day’ at the ‘World Conference for the Well-being of Children’ in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1925, with the goal of highlighting the needs of children. More and more countries have joined the initiative since its launch, showing their support to youngsters and helping to end the problems they face in society. Children’s Day was universally established in 1954.

Armenia ratified the Convention on Children’s Rights in 1992, after which in 1996 the Law of the Republic of Armenia “Children’s Rights” was adopted. Our country organizes and holds different events dedicated to the Children Protection Day.

In the Republic of Armenia June 1 is made a real festivity for children by the cultural and entertainment organizations. Different events are held in the capital of the Republic and in the regions as well. 

The Day belongs to the children. Let us make it a celebration for them!

 

“LOVE IS POWER, BECAUSE IT MULTIPLIES THE BEST WE HAVE AND ALLOWS HUMANITY NOT TO BE EXTINGUISHED IN THEIR BLIND SELFISHNESS”: ALBERT EINSTEIN

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YSU Ijevan Branch is pleased to introduce Albert Einstein’s letter to his daughter…

 

“When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.

I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.

There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE.

When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force. Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals. For love we live and die. Love is God and God is Love.

This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation. If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.

After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…

If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.

Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.

However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.

When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life.

I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it’s too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer! “.

Your father,
Albert Einstein

YSU SSS SUMMARIZES LAST TERM: EXPANDED SESSION HAS BEEN HELD

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The expanded session of YSU SSS of the second term of the academic year of 2018/2019 was held in the Session Hall of YSU Academic Council.

At the beginning of the session the chairman of YSU SSS Vanatur Sherents spoke about the achievements and omissions of the Scientific Society, presented staff changes and expressed hope that the student body will carry on working with responsibility.

 A meeting-discussion traditionally held after the summarizing session was conducted by the director of the School of Ethics Gevorg Mkrtchyan. He presented the informative material entitled “Communication ethics and formula of success”.
 According to him, ethics is a science of morality.  “It can be said that ethics is a standard of moral behavior.  Etiquette is a defined system of norms that regulates behavioral manifestations of human relationships. “

Talking about communication, he mentioned that there were two types: verbal and non-verbal.  “The verbal is, in its turn, can be oral, inner and written, and non-verbal, interlinguistic and bodily”.  Gevorg Mkrtchyan touched upon its subtypes, spoke about successful communication skills and common mistakes.

Then the vice-chairman of the SSS Ani Hakobyan presented the activity of Student Scientific Society.
  Ani Hakobyan also introduced the statistical table of the units of the Faculty SSS, semester earned and lost, according to which the SSSs of the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology, History, Law and Radiophysics were evaluated “excellent” and the European Language and Communication  Faculty of Philology, Geography and Geology and SSS of Ijevan Branch were evaluated “good”.

 At the end of the meeting the ceremony of awarding was held: certificates and encouraging prizes were handed to the heads, secretaries and members of SSSs of faculties.

“FORMULA OF SUCCESS”: INTERVIEW WITH YSUIB GRADUATE ARMINE NERSISYAN

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On May 29, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 2001, director of Ijevan Child Development and Social Inclusion Center, “Bridge of Hope” NGO, Armine Nersisyan.

 – Please tell us your birth date and place.

 – I was born on March 11, 1980 in Yerevan.

 – Tell us about your family.

 – I have lived in a big family. My father is an engineer-builder, mother, librarian.  Married, my husband works in the agricultural sector, he is an engineer-mechanic by profession.  I have 2 kids, boy and girl.  My son is 12 years old and has a musical endowment, I think he will succeed in that field, my daughter is still young, three years old.

 – What was your childhood dream?

 – From the very beginning I dreamed of becoming a teacher, and I think my dream has come true.  I have been working in pedagogy and psychology for 18 years.

 – What education did you receive?

 – I studied at YSU Ijevan Branch of YSU and got a qualification of pedagogue-psychologist.

 – What role did YSUIB education have in your life?

 – The best years of my life are years of studying at YSUIB.  where I have received professional education, I have learned to study independently, which has become a basis and opportunity for working and having a dignified life.

 – What work experience do you have?

 – I have 18 years of work experience.  In 2001-2003 I worked in Ijevan N4 Secondary School as a psychologist and life skills teacher.  From 2003-present, I am the director of Ijevan’s Center for Child Development and Social Inclusion “Bridge of Hope” NGO.

 – What is your favorite book?

 – I can read Tumanyan endlessly, be surprised and proud of his genius.

 – What is the last book you read?

– The last book I read is R.  Palacio’s  “Wonder” novel.

 – What music do you prefer and what is your favorite song?

 – I love classical music, pop, folk.  The song gives me wings to fly and dream.

What is your favorite movie?

 – I love the Frank  Capra’s “This Wonderful Life” movie.

 – Do you have a favorite sport?

 – I love table tennis.

 – What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

 – Oh, I love my home town in Armenia, my Tavush, my Ijevan, and I can not to mention the capital Yerevan.  And the city of my dream abroad is Paris.

 – What qualities do you appreciate in people?

 – Honesty,fairness, diligence.

 – Do you have a favourite quote or slogan you are guiding?

 “Do good, and then throw it into the sea!”  I love this folk saying very much and I often do that way.

 – What will you never do?

 – I will never leave my homeland.

 “What are you afraid of?”

 – Staying alone.

 “Why are you sorry?”

 – I think I still have time to do everything and not to regret it.

 – What helps you make decisions in difficult situations?

 – Not to panic, more balanced judgments.  The difficult situations in life have made me even stronger and motivated to learn.

 – What do you think is the biggest accomplishment of your life?

 – My biggest accomplishment is definitely my children.

 – What is your formula of success?

 – Optimism, faith in the mission for which I live and love for life.

 – What is the most invaluable advice you have received?

 – If you plan correctly, you succeed.

 – What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?

 – I believe in the power of our bright young people, and I just want them to appreciate every moment of life and never be lazy.

 – Thank you for an interesting interview.

 

 Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Press responsible Hasmik Vanyan.

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