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Elderly Iranians Feel At Home At Noor Active Living in Santa Clara

By Julie ErshadiMahin Afkhami worked for an affiliate of Iran's information and tourism ministry in the 1970s when the Revolution broke out. She and...

Persian Women in Tech Have Their First Pow-Wow in L.A.

By Fred ParvanehPersian Women in Tech (PWIT) – a non-profit that represents successful women of Iranian descent with a background in science, technology, engineering...

Iranian-Born Winemakers Run All-Natural Vineyard in Oregon

By Julie ErshadiThe Momtazi family own and operate the Maysara Winery and Momtazi Vineyards in the town of McMinnville, located in Oregon’s lush wine...

The Extraordinary Life of Maryam Mirzakhani, ‘Queen of Mathematics’

By Roshanak AsterakyThe pioneering mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani – the first woman and Iranian to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics's highest honor – died...

Tens of Thousands Unveil Cyrus-Inspired Freedom Sculpture in L.A.

Report by Julie Ershadi and video by Shahin ShafaeiSome 75,000 celebrants gathered in the heart of Los Angeles on the 4th of July to...

Iranzamin School Co-Founder Mary Ann Irvine Passes Away

By Fred Parvaneh
To a generation of schoolchildren who grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran, J. Richard and Mary Ann Irvine are living legends.The American-born couple, who established Iranzamin (Tehran International School) in 1967 after

Author Saïdeh Pakravan Evokes Iran, the Art World In Her Books

By Darius KadivarSaïdeh Pakravan, the award-winning fiction and non-fiction author, was born in Iran to a French-speaking family that included generations of successful diplomats and high-ranking bureaucrats. She is the granddaughter of another Iranian author, the highly regarded historian Emineh Pakravan, who wrote Le Prince Sans Histoire (Prix Rivarol, 1951).

Leading the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics: Interview with Dr. Babak Kateb

By Peyman Pejman
Earlier this month, the historic Millennium Baltimore Hotel in Los Angeles witnessed the 14th annual “Gathering for Cure,” a star-studded science-themed gala organized by the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT) and the World Brain Mapping Foundation.

Struggling to Learn or Teach Farsi? Mona Kiani’s ‘Finglisi’ Books Could Be The Solution

Mona Kiani, an Iranian-Australian who wanted her young son to learn Persian, has written the "Englisi Farsi User Guide", a book for children that avoids the need to master the Persian alphabet.

An Iranian in Malta: Artist Lida Sherafatmand is a Campaigner for Peace

Malta is not the most obvious destination for an Iranian emigre family. Yet that's where Lida Sherafatmand moved to with her parents and siblings, a decade or so after the Revolution.