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Turkish Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar to Meet Gifted Children and Their Families

Image The All Gifted People Association (TÜZDER) brings gifted children, their parents and educators together as part of Genius and Gifted People Day with its motto: "Geniuses are included." The event will take place at Yıldız Technical University's Davut Paşa Campus Congress and Cultural Center on May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nobel Prize laureate Professor Aziz Sancar will attend the event as the guest of honor.

Prof Vamik Volkan Wins World's Prestigious Psychoanalysis Award

Image Vamık Djemal Volkan, M.D., a Turkish Cypriot emeritus professor of psychiatry who resides in the US, has been one of the two winners of the prestigious Sigourney Award, which honors achievements for the advancement of psychoanalysis. Volkan and Jay Greenberg, Ph. D have been selected as the recipients of the 2015 Sigourney Award for their outstanding achievement in psychoanalysis, according to a statement posted on sigourneyaward.org.

US Authorities Targeting Muslim Professors at Airports

Image Two well-known Muslim professors joined the ranks of many Muslims who have been targetted by U.S. authorities at airports in recent years. Turkish professor Dr. Talip Kucukcan and Iranian-American professor Hamid Dabashi were both questioned at the New York JFK airport last week. Dr. Talip Kucukcan revealed that he was questioned for one and a half hours in an humiliating manner as he entered New York’s JFK airport on November 11, according to his Twitter account.

A Conduit for People who Love Malcolm All Over the World

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Sisters Malaak Shabazz (left) and Ilyasah Shabazz keep their parents? spirit alive through the Center. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer/Manhattan Times)
Nearly five decades after the assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, a portion of the building is now dedicated to preserving the legacy of the African-American icon, reports Robin Elisabeth Kilmer for Manhattan Times. While the legacy of Malcolm X and the Ballroom, located at 3940 Broadway at 165th Street, are forever intertwined, the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center with its mostly volunteer staff – led by interim executive director Mark Harding – strives to establish its own identity, distinct from the Audubon. Last year, over 30,000 visited the Center, said Harding, 10,000 more than 2011. “We are a conduit for people who love Malcolm all over the world,” said Harding. “We’re the custodians of this place of martyrdom.”
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