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May 2004: UMass Amherst Persian Student Organization (PSO) presented our former president, Reza Rahmani was with the most outstanding leadership award for his role as the first president of PSO.

March 2004: First Annual Multi-Campus Iranian Awareness Week

In the spirit of unity and Persian New Year UMASS Amherst Persian Student Organization is proud to participate in the first Multi-campus Iranian Awareness Week organized by UC Berkeley ISAA, along with UCLA's Iranian Student Group and Northeastern's Persian Club.

Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for basic human rights in Iran.

Her award ceremony is held on December 10th in Oslo City Hall. More

Iranian-Canadian Nazanin Afshin-Jam crowned Miss World Canada 2003

Nazanin Afshin-Jam, a 24-year-old Iraninan-Canadian residing in Vancouver,
has been crowned Miss World Canada 2003. Nazanin will be traveling to China in December to compete for the Miss World title. More

Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi has won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her focus on human rights, especially on the struggle to improve the status of women and children.

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According to the 2002 census 69% of Iranian-Americans hold Bachelor degrees or above, and more than 28% hold graduate degrees, making them the highest educated group in the U.S.

Iranian-Americans are the founders of some 380 major national firms, and the CEOs of more than 550 national companies, many of them among the Fortune 2,000 companies. The total contribution of Iranian-American community to the U.S. economy is estimated at more than $600 billion per year.

visit the following US Census Bureau sites for more information.


Visit the following links to learn more about Iran

  Iran's Guide  

Historic Periods of Iran

  He also declared the first Charter of Human Rights known to mankind and in 1971 the United Nations published translation of it in all the official U.N. languages. "May Ahura Mazda protect this land, this nation, from rancor, from foes, from falsehood, and from drought". Selected from the book "The Eternal Land".  

Culture and Art

  The world honors Saadi today by gracing the entrance to the Hall of Nations in New York city with this call for breaking all barriers:  
  Of one Essence is the human race,
Thusly has Creation put the Base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient,
For all Others to feel the Mace.



Persian Artists

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