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Iranian Neurologist Professor Majid Samii Wins Leibniz Ring Prize
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iranian Neurologist Professor Majid Samii Wins Leibniz Ring Prize. Two Iranians named Green Talents Award winners. World Health Organization lauds two Iranian specialists. Iranian, US Scientists Advance Toward Gene Delivery. Iranians Help Design Mideast Earthquake Model. Iran Develops New Drug For Child Leukemia. Honey, Degradable Polymer As Wound Dressing. Iranians Produce More Efficient Solar Cells. Iranians Produce Breast Cancer Antigen Carriers. Iranians Build System to Diagnose Children’s Heart Disease. Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The Simons Investigators 2013 Award. Iranian Nanodevice Promises More Efficient Batteries. Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi is a recipient of the 2013 Thomas Edison Patent Award...

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Iranian Artists & Filmmakers Win Awards
Monday, September 23, 2013

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
UNESCO agrees to celebrate 3 Iranian occasions in 2014 and 2015. Iranian films win awards at Chinese festival. Iranian, German actresses share award at Eurasia festival. Mahtab Keramati crowned best actress at Georgian festival. Serbian antiwar exhibit to honor Iranian cartoonist. Iranian sculptor finishes first at Polish Spatial Forms Competition. “Sound of My Foot” wins best screenplay award at Chinese festival. “Fabulous Adventure” wins award at Armenian puppet theater festival. Restoration plan for Tabriz Bazaar wins world award for architecture. UNESCO Story Collection Project 2013 selects Iranian story. Iran ‘Fish and Cat’ wins top award in Venice film festival. Sarajevo society to honor Persian author Mahmud Dowlatabadi...

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Awards and Honors For Iranian Artists & Filmmakers
Monday, July 29, 2013

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Eight Iranian children have garnered Honorable Mention at the 2013 edition of Belarus International Painting Competition of Motherland. Iranian sculptor Hamid Kangarani is to collaborate with the Madam Tussaud Wax Museum upon an invitation from the museum officials. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s new smash hit drama The Past has garnered top award at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in South Africa. Veteran Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh won the Grand Prize at the 33rd International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest in Turkey. The Iranian author and translator Mahmud Hosseinizad plans to travel to Germany in August to receive a Goethe Medal he won in May for his contributions to German literature in Iran...

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Scientific & Technological Achievements of Iranians
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran’s scientific community has been placed in the 15th place in the Scopus ranking to date, which represents a breakthrough for the country’s scientific establishment. Iranian students managed to stood 4th in the 24th International Biology Olympiad, wining two gold and two silver medals. The first and most important facial reconstruction surgery in Iran which lasted for nearly 5 hours ended with successful results. Iranian students stood 6th in the 2013 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), wining 4 gold, silver and bronze medals. Iranian students won several medals in the 44th International Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen, Denmark capital city, including 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals. Iranian researchers at Royan Research Institute in the central Isfahan Province, have managed to increase cloning process speed by as much as 100 times...

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Awards for Iranians’ Cultural Successes: Iranian Directors in Cannes Festival
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s new smash hit drama The Past has won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival. The jury of the 16th Cinéfondation Selection, headed by Jane Campion, announced “Neddle” directed by Iranian director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh as the winner of the 1st prize for best student film at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Iranian calligraphers have received numerous awards at the 9th International Calligraphy Competition held in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Iranian feature length movie The Queen directed by Mohammad Ali Bashe Ahangar has been honored at the 11th international Film Festival ‘Cyprus Film Days’. A religious-themed artwork by the Iranian artist Charles Hossein Zenderudi will be discussed at the British Museum on May 12...

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New Cultural Successes of Iranians
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi’s acclaimed dramatic comedy A Cube of Sugar has won at the 4th Ibn Arabi International Film Festival (IBAFF) in Spain.The Babel Med Music is slated to dedicate the 2013 France Musique World Music Award to the Iranian musician and vocalist Mohammad Motamedi. Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Shirvani’s “Fat Shaker”, about a stern patriarch, has won one of the three Hivos Tiger Awards at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam. Eminent Iranian composer and violinist Bardia Kiaras has been selected to judge at the 5th Veratsnund (Renaissance) International Contest-Festival in Armenia. Iranian designer, painter and caricature artist Salam Mohammadi has been awarded at the 4th Red Man International Humor Art Biennial of China...

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Scientific & Technological Achievements of Iranians
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Member of the 15th Khordad Hospital surgery team has successfully completed hand transplant surgery during 8.5 hours of breathtaking procedure. The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has been granted in this fifth edition to electrical engineer Lotfi A. Zadeh, “for the invention and development of fuzzy logic”. Twelve researchers and 11 innovators, among whom an Iranian ophthalmologist, were awarded the most prestigious US federal medal in science, technology, and innovation. Iranian math scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has received the 2013 biennial Satter Prize in mathematics presented by American Mathematical Society. Researchers in Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Unit, have developed a method for prostate and lung cancer treatment through combining nuclear, radio-isotope and nano-technology...

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Awards for Iranians’ Cultural Achievements
Saturday, December 22, 2012

Iranian cartoonist Fakhrodin Doust Mohammad has been honored at the 4th edition of International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2009 in Romania. Iranian feature-length movie The Last Step directed by the actor and filmmaker Ali Mosaffa has been awarded at the 2012 Kerala International Film Festival (IFFK) in India. Iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Mohammad Tabrizi has been awarded at the eighth edition of International Biennial of Caricature, The Golden Smile, in Belgrad, Serbia. Iranian filmmaker Ahmad Reza Motamedi's latest production Alzheimer has been honored at the 2012 Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) in Macau. Iranian episodic documentary Kahrizak: Four Views has garnered the Special Jury Award at the ninth edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)...

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New Scientific Achievements of Iranians
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Iran ranks among the 10 leading countries of the world in nanotechnology, an Iranian researcher said, adding that the country also ranks first in the Middle-East in the field. Iranian computer specialist Arash Habibi Lashkari has been awarded at the 2012 national contest of MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC Malaysia APICTA). An Iranian researcher at Amir-Kabir Polytechnic University has developed a new drug-carrier system for fighting cancer cells by using herbal anticancer properties, especially those in green tea. Iranian researcher Kazem Kashefi along with his American colleague has created gold in Michigan State University using bacteria in a way called ‘microbial alchemy.’...

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Iranians’ New Cultural Achievements
Sunday, November 11, 2012

“Final Whistle”, an Iranian drama on social and private life interactions, was crowned best film at the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany. “The Rooster Trademark Paper” by the Iranian director Maryam Milani won a special prize at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The Iranian film “The Last Days of Winter” won top prize at the Escales Documentaires, an international documentary festival, which was held from November 5 to 13 in La Rochelle, France. The Iranian graphic designer Mehdi Mehdian won the special jury prize at the Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT) in Slovakia. The award-winning Iranian movie “The Last Step” directed by Ali Mosaffa won the Love and Psyche Prize at the MedFilm Festival in Rome...

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