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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”.

Boundaries and Borders in an Evolving World Order: Challenges and Prospects

Date of the event: 
June 13 - June 15, 2016

The Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) of the International Studies Association in collaboration with the American College in Thessaloniki, Greece, will host an international conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, from June 13 to June 15, 2016.

The theme of the conference is Boundaries and Borders in an Evolving World Order: Challenges and Prospects

To read the conference program, please click here.


News from the Recent Quake - a poetry reading

"News from the Recent Quake"

A Poetry Reading by
Doug Babington
"From Letter - Writing to Poetry: Thessaloniki 1978 - 1980" 

Presentation of his newly published 
20 bilingual poems

Tuesday June 7, 2016

Bissell Library
American College of Thessaloniki

The presentation will be held in both Greek and English.

Dukakis Center convenes Democratic delegates debate on primaries

Two Democratic delegates honored the Dukakis Center with their presence this past Monday evening at La Place Mignonne, a local watering hole in downtown Thessaloniki.

ACT Painting Club Exhibition: Spring 2016

The Painting Club at ACT, guided by Naya Kaplanidou, is exhibiting the marvelous work completed by the students in the spring semester 2016.
The students have set up the exhibition with their paintings in the New Building ground floor area.
Landscapes, still lives, portraits and other themes, created by the students with pencils, pastels and acrylics, but mostly created with the passion and dedication that Art requires.
The exhibition will be open until the end of June 2016.

"Is Embodied Intelligence a Necessity for Flexible, Adaptive Thinking?”

ACT Professor of Philosophy Dr. Vincent Müller was interviewed for the a media and market research firm focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning.


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