Top Greek-related News Articles of the Week

Introducing a new feature, with our staff’s top picks of Greek-related articles we’ve seen on the Internet.

WindyCity Greek is your source for all positive Greek-related content. Take a look at these articles we’ve found recently. Check back each week for a new list.

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The Field Museum turned a train station into a Trojan Horse

If you walked by the Chicago Red Line stop this morning, you may have noticed commuters pouring out of a Trojan replica, which was erected over one of the staircases that leads to the platform. Fortunately, the arrival of this horse doesn’t signal a full-scale invasion of the Near North Side—it was actually built to promote the Field Museum’s latest exhibition, “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great”. The museum took the promotion one step further earlier this morning, stationing two guards dressed in period-appropriate attire and holding spears to flank the staircase outside of the station. Read more

 

The Parthenon Owners Diverging from Halsted Greek Food With Aviva Restaurant

The owners of The Parthenon want folks to have more options than Greek food in Greektown. That’s why they’re taking their banquet hall space and converting it into the Aviva, an 80-seat restaurant with a bar and lounge, that will serve food inspired by Spain, Italy, France, North Africa and spots in the Mediterranean. Look for Aviva to open by the end of January at 310 S. Halsted St. Read more

 

Start ups and Democracy

WePolitics is an online tool that aspires to revolutionize political expression. The project is the brainchild οf Yannis Evmolpidis and Vassilis Zoupas, whose aim was to use social media to provide direct and liberal communication among users, while finding a way to evade stagnation in the field of politics. After two years of research and hard work, “WePolitics” was born, creating a new political social network that connects citizens with decision makers. Read more

 

Greece among Smartest Countries – Science wise

According to the “OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015: Innovation for growth and society” report, Greece is among the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science. The report includes data up to 2012 and tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world’s most advanced countries. The ranking is based on the percentage of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)degrees awarded per capita so that it’s a fair comparison between countries with different populations. Read more

 

John Rassias, Who Pioneered Foreign Language Teaching, Dies at 90

John Rassias, a Dartmouth professor whose theatrical, immersive approach to teaching foreign languages rapidly, known as the Rassias Method, has been used by thousands of teachers around the world since the 1960s, died Wednesday at his home in Norwich, Vt. He was 90. Read more

 

The Young Entrepreneur Who Believes Startups Will Get Greece Back On Its Feet

It’s the mark of a true entrepreneur;  the relentless pursuit of a business goal in the face of adversity. In Greece,entrepreneurs have faced more adversity than most. But the economic turmoil that has devastated so many people’s lives there has simply strengthened the resolve of one young Greek entrepreneur, 18-year-old Valentinos Tzekas. Read more

 

Constantine Dafermos to Receive 2016 AMS-SIAM Wiener Prize

Constantine M. Dafermos of Brown University will receive the 2016 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics. Presented by the AMS and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the prize honors Dafermos “for his foundational work in partial differential equations and continuum physics.” Read more

 

 

 

Maria A. Karamitsos

Maria A. Karamitsos

Founder & Editor at WindyCity Greek
For 10 years, Maria served as the Associate Editor and Senior Writer for The Greek Star newspaper. Her work has been published in GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, HarlotsSauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, and more. Maria has contributed to three books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes; The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook; and the inaugural Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal.
Maria A. Karamitsos

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