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ACT is supporting the 5th Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs

Date of the event: 
Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday,  22 October 2016, 11:00  - 19:00
Olympion, 10 Aristotelous Square

The world in 2017 and beyond

«Voting in America» with the Dukakis Center

By Katharine Welch
On Wednesday October 5, the Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service hosted a round table discussion on “Voting in America” at the U.S.  Consulate General in Thessaloniki. Special guests included Michael Ertel, the Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County, Florida, Charles Stewart III, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, Rebecca Fong, U.S. Consul General of Thessaloniki, and David Wisner, Professor of International Relations at ACT and Executive Director of the Dukakis Center.

Welcome to the New American Fellows!

With a new school year, comes a new group of American Fellows. This year seven recent college graduates will be living and working at Anatolia through the Fellows Program. The Fellows Program was established in 1995 and has grown to seven positions throughout Anatolia’s academic divisions.
Fellows work in different academic departments and student support offices, and also assist greatly with club advising and Service as Action. Perhaps the Fellows’ greatest contribution is serving as cultural ambassadors and mentors to students.

ACT welcomes educators from US and Europe partner institutions

On October 3, ACT welcomed educators from our partner institutions across the US and Europe in an Open House event on campus.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know our partners better and discuss ways that we can increase collaboration between our schools for academic enrichment.  Our visitors included representatives from Rutgers University, University of Northern Iowa, Pace University, Michigan State University, Convinus University of Budapest and the Pennsylvania Center for International Exchange and Partnership (PCIEP).  The event was co-sponsored by CCIS, who provided travel g

ACT welcomes Study Abroad students

During the week of September 12, 2016, ACT welcomed over 200 incoming study abroad students from more than 20 universities across the United States.  The cohort includes students for the ninth year of cooperation with the Program from Northeastern University.  The majority of this year's cohort are STEM majors, reflecting a growing trend across the US of students in the Science and Technology fields seeking opportunities to study abroad.

ACT Computer Science student wins two 1st place positions, in a National Fpv Drone racing competition

George Papadimitropoulos, an ACT Computer Science major, participated in the Athens Drone GP (   George won two first places in the Racing and Freestyle competition categories.  He competed with a quad-copter that he designed, constructed and developed.
George is working with his fellow classmates on Drone construction and development at the American College of Thessaloniki, ACT.

ACT Commencement 2016

It was an emotional and joyful evening for ACT’s graduating undergraduate and graduate students celebrating the successful completion of their studies. During the 2016 Commencement ceremony which took place on campus, at ACT’s open amphitheater, certificates and diplomas were awarded to all graduates, as well as awards given to students who excelled in academia, but also in sports and other extracurricular activities offered by the non-profit educational organization. As every year, ACT also awarded the Philip and Marjorie Ireland Humanitarian & Public Service Award.

Young Business Creators: Entrepreneurial thinking as a game

Four unique days full of creativity, cooperativeness and familiarity with the business thinking had the opportunity to experience pupils who attended from the 21st till the 24th of June Young Business Creators, a new and innovative program of Anatolia College.

3rd Annual John & Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Competition Award Ceremony

Date of the event: 
June 22nd, 2016
The winners and finalists of the 3rd Business Plan Competition «John & Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Awards» of ACT - American College of Thessaloniki.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Bissell Library of ACT- American College of Thessaloniki the Awards Ceremony of the winners and finalists of the 3rd Business Plan Competition «John and Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Awards» took place, organized by Anatolia School of Business of ACT. In this year's competition 139 ideas were submitted, among which the five winning teams were emerged. The winners were awarded five prizes amounting to 4,000 euros each which were given by the Greek origin businessman John Pappajohn.
The teams that were awarded are:

International Symposium on the ethics of 3D bioprinting

Twenty five distinguished doctors, scientists, ethicists, and policy analysts participated in a cutting edge research workshop, held from 24 to 26 May 2016 at Brocher Foundation, Geneva, to discuss for the first time the developments and the ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting. Among them Prof. Vincent Müller and Dr. Alexandre Erler of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) who delivered a lecture under the title “Human body in the age of mechanical reproduction: Some ethical concerns of 3D bioprinting”.


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