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Workshop on Greek Trauma

Date of the event: 
November 20th, 2014

ACT organised a workshop titled: ‘Trauma in Greek Society: Historical and Contemporary Facets’ on 20 November 2014, from 13:00 to 18:00. The theme of the workshop falls into the broad category of trauma and the rising field of trauma studies. The workshop was linked to a ‘Greek trauma’ internally funded research project undertaken by Drs.

Beetroot Design Group on ‘The Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology’

Date of the event: 
November 11th, 2014

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 17:00-18:30 at the Bissell Library, the American College of Thessaloniki hosted a presentation on ‘The Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology’ organized by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and coordinated by Dr. Nikos Dimitriadis, who teaches the course of Ancient Greek Mythology at ACT.
 

Venture Garden enters its second stage

The second cohort of VentureGarden has begun:
 
On Friday the 11th of July 2014 the registration period for the second round of the training program “VentureGarden”  finished and the program received 111 applications.  The applications were mainly from Thessaloniki and the broader region.
The first evaluation stage was in September 2014 where all 111 applicants were interviewed and 67 were selected to advance to the second stage.  
 

The largest number of US students visit ACT as Study Abroads this season!

Fall 2014 at ACT will see the largest cohort of US students studying at ACT at any one time to this day. Almost 300 students will arrive on campus for the Study Abroad two day Orientation on the 18th and 19th of September, which includes sessions on academic matters, student life, health and safety, life in Thessaloniki and an extensive Anatolia campus tour. Within the first couple of weeks these students will also be introduced to the Anatolia/ACT staff, ACT faculty and other students.

ACT OPEN DAY

Date of the event: 
September 12th, 2014

Γνωρίστε το American College of Thessaloniki
Παρασκευή 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014, 17:30, ACT, Πυλαία, Θεσσαλονίκη
 

Τελετή Αποφοίτησης του American College of Thessaloniki / ACT

Την ολοκλήρωση των σπουδών τους και ενός σημαντικού κεφαλαίου της ζωής τους γιόρτασαν οι τελειόφοιτοι πτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές του American College of Thessaloniki / ACT, μέλους του Κολλεγίου Ανατόλια. Η Τελετή Αποφοίτησης πραγματοποιήθηκε στο υπαίθριο Αμφιθέατρο του ACT και κατά τη διάρκειά της βραβεύτηκαν οι φοιτητές, που διακρίθηκαν για τις ακαδημαϊκές τους επιδόσεις και εκείνοι που ξεχώρισαν με την ενεργό συμμετοχή τους στις αθλητικές και εξωσχολικές δραστηριότητες του μη κερδοσκοπικού εκπαιδευτικού οργανισμού.

Dukakis Center celebrates birthday in style

The Dukakis Center celebrated fifteen years of public service initiatives in Thessaloniki during the Spring 2014 semester with a Festival of Civic and Urban Culture.
 

Dukakis Honors Interns - Spring 2014

For the past two years the Dukakis Center has been offering special honors programming for high achieving ACT undergraduates.
 
The project was launched in September 2012, when Dr Maria Patsarika was invited to conduct a series of honors seminars for select incoming freshmen. The freshmen honors cohort attended bi-weekly seminars in their first semester, and were then offered the opportunity to undertake short-term projects in their second term.
 

The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy

Date of the event: 
July 2-4, 2014

The 29th annual conference on Computing and Philosophy will be held at Anatolia College/ACT in Thessaloniki, Greece.
 
We expect ca. 80 researchers from around the world; half from Europe and half from the Americas and Asia.
http://www.pt-ai.org/iacap/2014/registered-participants
 
Some of the problems discussed are:
- What can computers do?
- Is the human brain a computer and is thinking computing?

MLS Portfolio Competition Award

ACT is offering two Portfolio & Investments Management courses: one at the undergraduate program available to all business major students, and one at the MBA program available to finance & banking concentration students, both taught by Dr. Nikolas Hourvouliades.
 
During these courses the students are given the opportunity to manage their own mock portfolios. The final goal is to end up with the highest possible return while simultaneously explain their investment rationale. Students work in pairs at the undergraduate course and individually at the MBA.
 

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