Almost immediately after our group of three deacons and a priest were picked up from the airport in Diyarbakır in the southeast of Turkey, the conversation turned to preparations for the second Easter celebration at the recently renovated St. Giragos Armenian Church in almost thirty years. Der Hayr (the Armenian term for a married priest) turned to the driver and asked, “Were you able to make choreg?” Choreg is an Armenian sweet pastry made especially for Easter.
The University of Chicago has once again topped the list of winners for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship. These prestigious, highly competitive grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, support up to 12 months of travel and research by young scholars. Of the University’s seven winners this year, five come from the Division of Social Sciences.