BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Headline of release should read: Boston-Based University Affiliates Announce the Launch of “Spirit of Iranian Noted Achievers” (sted Broadband University Affiliates Announce the Launch of “Spirit of Iranian Noted Achievers”).
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BOSTON-BASED UNIVERSITY AFFILIATES ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF “SPIRIT OF IRANIAN NOTED ACHIEVERS”
A team of Boston area students today announced the launch of “Spirit of Iranian Noted Achievers,” or SINA, an organization founded to recognize the outstanding achievements of contemporary Iranians in the fields of the Arts, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Business & Leadership, Humanities, and Philanthropy.
SINA is inspired by the contribution of generations of Iranians to the arts and sciences. It is governed by students and scholars affiliated with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University, as well as other similar Boston area institutions. SINA is a nonpolitical, nonreligious, and nonpartisan organization with a goal of providing future Iranian achievers with an encouraging and nurturing community.
“Throughout history, Iranians have been a powerful force in the development of human civilization,” said Cumrun Vafa, Professor of physics at Harvard University and a member of SINA’s advisory board. “SINA aims to acknowledge the achievements of exemplary living Iranians and encourage our younger generation to make world-class contributions to all fields of human endeavor,” he added.
“We hope to gain great insights from the Iranian academic and business leaders who have contributed so much to this country and the world,” said Farnoosh Farahmand, one of the dozens of students who helped to organize and to launch SINA.
SINA’s goal is to draw global attention to the ongoing contributions of prominent Iranians through activities such as the First Annual SINA International Conference honoring Iranian scholars with outstanding achievement awards. Scheduled for October 12, 2013, at Harvard University Science Center, the inaugural conference will feature speakers with international reputations, and is sponsored by Iranian scholars.
SINA, which stands for “Spirit of Iranian Noted Achievers,” doubles as an allusion to Ibn Sina (known to the Latin West as Avicenna), the visionary Persian polymath whose vast contributions to medieval intellectual history are virtually unparalleled. Ibn Sina epitomizes the spirit that we aim to celebrate and promote at SINA.
More information about SINA and the SINA International Conference may be found at WWW.SINAIran.org.