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  • July 29, 2012 12:49 | Deleted user
    Dear SUTA members

    Attached please find the Biannual Report of SUTA Board of Directors which was presented during the 7th Global SUTA Reunion in Ottawa on July 15th, 2012.

    Best regards,
    SUTA Board of Directors

  • July 28, 2012 06:48 | Deleted user
    The 7th global reunion of Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA) was held jointly with Shiraz University Association (SUA) in the beautiful city of Ottawa from July 13th to 16th, 2012. Over 250 delegates including: honorary guests, invited speakers, faculty, alumni, and students and their families, from all over the world attended this reunion. The event was a success, and in addition to invited speakers, discussion panels, and social events, it provided an excellent forum for our members to renew old friendships, meet new friends, and for professional networking.

    The following link provides a collection of audio-video clips from the presentations at this reunion. Special thanks to Mr. Mehdi Fallahi and the organizing committee of the reunion in Ottawa who made this valuable collection available to us:

    Best regards,
    SUTA Board of Directors
  • July 25, 2012 06:46 | Deleted user
    Toronto Chapter
    Sorento Restaurant Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
    THURSDAY 26 July, 2012
    After 7:00 PM

    Dear Friends,

    Our next monthly gathering will be held at a new location managed by our old friend Mohammad, the owner of Napoli Restaurant.

    Sorento Restaurant Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
    900 Don Mills Road
    (same Plaza with Mongolian Grill)
    (416)-447-3590 ‎ ·

    All types of food, drinks, sweets and beverages are served.
    Free parking is available at the plaza.

    Please forward this message to other University friends.

    Mahshid Agir
    On behalf of the Organizing Committee

  • July 07, 2012 10:22 | Deleted user
    The annual contest for senior year engineering projects was held at Kahroba Hall on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. The event was organized by Electrical Engineering department and was coordinated by Professor Fardmanesh. In his remark Professor Fotuhi, head of the department mentioned that the goal of this program is to promote research with practical applications among engineering students. Over 30 projects were selected for this year's contest. Projects were evaluated by three faculty members, and the top award recipients were announced as the following:

    First Place:  Mohammadamin Ajdari (find the poster here)
    Second Place:  Amir Ali Abdolrashidi, MohammadReza Pazhouhandeh (find the poster here)
    Third Place:   Shiva Piltan, Misagh Fallahi, Roozbeh Kanaanizadeh

    Awards for this program were provided by SUTA.

  • June 15, 2012 13:16 | Deleted user
    Professor Peter Agre, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University, visited Sharif University of Technology (SUT) on Sunday, June 10th, 2012, and gave a presentation on Molecular Channels Through the Cell Wall, a topic related to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry he shared with professor MacKinnon in 2003. Over 500 faculty, alumni, and students attended this presentation at Jaber Hayan Hall at Chemistry Department of SUT.  Following his presentation, Professor Agre was awarded the SUT Medal of Honor by Professor Rusta Azad, President of Sharif University.

    Dr. Agre received his B.A. in chemistry from Augsburg College in 1970, and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1974. Following an Internal Medicine Residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland and a Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Agre returned to Johns Hopkins as a postdoctoral fellow in cell biology. Dr. Agre joined the faculty in 1984 and has spent most of his professional life at Hopkins' School of Medicine, leaving in 2005 to go to become Vice Chancellor for Science and Technology at Duke University Medical Center. His return to Hopkins and JHMRI in 2008 gives Dr. Agre the opportunity to concentrate on an area in which he has always been interested -- the problem of disease in the developing world. 

    Dr. Agre's research in red-blood-cell biochemistry led to the first known membrane defects in congenital hemolytic anemias (spherocytosis) and produced the first isolation of the Rh blood group antigens. In 1992, his laboratory became widely recognized for discovering the aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature and responsible for numerous physiological processes in humansundefined including kidney concentration, as well as secretion of spinal fluid, aqueous humor, tears, sweat, and release of glycerol from fat. Aquaporins have been implicated in multiple clinical disorders -- including fluid retention, bedwetting, brain edema, cataracts, heat prostration, and obesity. Water transport in lower organisms, microbes, and plants also depend upon aquaporins. For this work, Dr. Agre shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Roderick MacKinnon of Rockefeller University. 

    You can find more info on Professor Peter Agre's website.
  • June 01, 2012 02:02 | Deleted user
    Iranian Students and Graduates Association (ISGA) in the U.S. conducted a nation-wide survey to address the issues Iranian students are facing for receiving multiple-entry visas. One of important results of this survey was that issuing a multiple-entry visa is very dependent on the location of visa issuing post. Also, most of students who did not receive multiple-entry visa study fields related to engineering in agreement with the other survey results previously conducted by Dr. Hojabri. Based on the ISGA survey results, a letter was prepared and written to Department of State to inform them about the mentioned issues and ask for improving the visa policy.

    Here, you can download the report of the ISGA survey as well as the letter written to Department of State. You can also find here the earlier correspondence with Secretary of State published on Dr. Hojabri's website.
  • May 24, 2012 20:21 | Deleted user
    Toronto Chapter 
    Sorento Restaurant Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
    THURSDAY May 31, 2012  
    After 7:00 PM

    Dear Friends,

    Our next monthly gathering will be held at a new location managed by our old friend Mohammad, the owner of Napoli Restaurant. 
    Sorento Restaurant Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
    900 Don Mills Road
    (same Plaza with Mongolian Grill)
    (416)-447-3590 ‎ ·
    All types of food, drinks, sweets and beverages are served. Please forward this message to other University friends. See you all there.


    Mahshid Agir
    On behalf of the Organizing Committee 
  • May 24, 2012 20:20 | Deleted user
    Dear All,
    The Northern California Chapter of SUTA is pleased to announce the resumption of its activities following the election of the new board of directors. Please mark your calendars for a day of fun activities with old classmates and their families. Meet the new board and bring in your ideas for our chapter’s activities. Be ready for  lots of fun, games, rejoicing old memories and much more. There will be a BBQ serving دل و جگر, snacks and refreshments compliments of SUTA :)
    Time: June 9, 11am-4pm
    Location: Huddart Park (Woodside)
    Please note that due to limited space RSVP is required. Please click here to RSVP.
    Hope to see you all,
    SUTA Northern California board
    PS. Please feel free to bring anything you may want to grill on the BBQ.
    PPS. Don't forget the upcoming SUTA reunion in Ottawa (info).
  • May 12, 2012 14:10 | Deleted user
    Is the world financial crisis over yet?

    The Honorable Bijan R. Kian is probably one of the most eligible people in the world to give us the answer to this question!

    An internationally recognized diplomat, Honorable Bijan R. Kian is a seasoned banker, business, civic and academic leader. He has served two Presidents of the United States and has been confirmed twice by the Senate of the United States. He co-founded the Nowruz Commission in January 2010. In 2006, The Honorable Bijan R. Kian received the honor of becoming the highest ranking Iranian American in the United States Government. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and he is a former director of the State of California Office of Foreign Investment.

    Join us for an evening with Honorable Bijan Kian to learn more about his experience and vision in macro-scale finance, as well as his first-hand insight into the recent world financial crisis. The lecture talk will take place on May 24th, 2012 at UBC Robson Square and will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Mr. Kian.

    Feel free to RSVP for the event on Facebook. Also, please make sure to register here for the event. 
  • April 18, 2012 02:51 | Deleted user
    Table of Contents
    • Greetings - Farrokh Malihi
    • Report on the 7th  SUTA International Reunion 
    • Report on Vancouver Chapter Elections
    • News Brief from SUTA Chapters
    • Report from Entrepreneurship & Innovation Workshop at Sharif University
    • Nowruz Gathering in Southern California
    • Report on Seminar & Gathering in UAE Chapter
    • News Brief from Sharif University
    • Call for Nomination of SUTA  Alumni  Recognition Awards
    • Notable Sharif University Alumni- Dr. Shahidehpour
    • Recipient of Dr. Mojtahedi Innovation Award- Dr. Farhadi
    • Call for Nomination of 2nd Dr. Mojtahedi Innovation Awards
    • Persian Poetry & Literature
    • Alumni News
    You can download the newsletter from here
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