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Massiah Foundation Invests in Transformational Gift to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for Educational Innovation and Partnership

Newport Beach, CA—Massiah Foundation announces its gift to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School located in San Juan Capistrano, CA to advance its leading curriculum, instruction and innovation initiatives, particularly in digital education. St. Margaret’s  has participated in a pioneering effort with edX, a global online learning community founded by Harvard and MIT, offering advanced high school […]

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USC Viterbi School of Engineering honors Fariborz Maseeh with the Entrepreneurship in Engineering Award

On April 24, 2013 Dean Yannis C. Yortsos honored alumni and friends of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The 35th Annual Viterbi Awards officially launched the School’s $500 million fundraising initiative as part of the Campaign for the University of Southern California. The overall $6 billion fundraising effort is a goal the school has […]

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Dori Carlson OD ’89 Receives Kamelia Massih Prize

The third recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist has been named. Dori Carlson OD ’89 received the award May 18 at Pacific University’s graduate Commencement ceremony. Carlson is a resident of Park River, N.D. who became the first female president of the American Optometric Association. She is, also, currently the immediate […]

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Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) Announces Winners

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition recently entered its third year since its inception in 2010. Finalists of the competition gathered on March 28, 2013 for the final round of presentations. The competition was fierce as seven hopeful entrepreneurial teams presented their business ideas to a panel of judges in the […]

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The Inauguration of Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th President

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the global family of MIT will gather on campus for the inauguration of Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th president. In 2004, President Reif was the named Fariborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology, after originally joining the MIT faculty in January 1980 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and subsequently […]

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Pacific University College of Optometry names first recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist

Pacific University’s College of Optometry has named alumnus, longtime benefactor and Trustee Emeritus James H. (Jim) Berglund (OD ’60) as the inaugural recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist. The annual prize is the principal honor recognizing a Pacific alumnus or alumna who has made a significant impact on the optometry profession. […]

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Fariborz Maseeh named Distinguished Engineering Graduate (DEG) of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin

The highest honor the Cockrell School of Engineering can bestow on its alumni is the title “Distinguished Engineering Graduate” and “Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate.” These are graduates who have presented themselves to the world as consummate professionals, dedicated engineers and strong supporters of engineering education. A “Distinguished Engineering Graduate” (DEG) is a graduate who has […]

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PSUs School of Fine and Performing Arts names first Kamelia Massih Outstanding Faculty and Student in the Arts

Portland State University’s (PSU) School of Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) is pleased to announce that Darrell Grant and Justin Flood are the first recipients of the Kamelia Massih Outstanding Faculty and Student Prizes in the Arts. “Kamelia cared deeply about others and gave her time and resources cheerfully to a wide range of Portland […]

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Massiah Foundation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Announce $1 Million Endowment, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize

Donor Fariborz Maseeh hopes the competition, announced during the 2010 NAE Grand Challenges Summit, will help engineers expand skill sets, become entrepreneurs LOS ANGELES, Thursday, October 7, 2010 The Massiah Foundation and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering (VSoE) announced a $1.03 million endowment to fund the creation of the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) […]

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MIT alumnus gives $24M to expand the Institutes undergraduate student body Fariborz Maseeh cites pressing need for MIT graduates

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumnus and his foundation have given the Institute $24 million to expand access to MITs world-class education. The gift from Fariborz Maseeh and the Massiah Foundation will allow MIT to expand the undergraduate student body to 4,500 students, an increase of about 250 from todays enrollment and consistent with its […]

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