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SNF funds for Oxford studies

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has donated 3.4 million euros to Oxford University to support the expansion of its Late Antique and Byzantine studies department.
According to Professor Peter Frankopan, director of the Oxford Center for Byzantine Research, "this magnificent gift is testimony to the work done in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine studies at Oxford."

No excuse for inertia

Even if one buys the excuse about the supposedly tough weather conditions and accepts the argument that the disaster was a result of extensive illegal construction in the area, there is no excuse for the response to the deadly blazes in eastern Attica last summer.

The Frogs | Athens | May 3 & 4

The eccentric Opera Chaotique duo and the renowned Berlin-based Merlin Puppet Theater join forces at the Greek National Opera's Alternative Stage in a subversive reworking of Aristophanes' comedy "The Frogs," for two final performances on Friday and Saturday. In this reworking, Dionysus meets Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Bukowski, Artur Rimbaud and the spirit of Tom Waits.

Niarchos Foundation endows HALC fellowship program

The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) announced a $1 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). The grant will endow HALC's  Leadership 2030 FellowshipProgram, in honor of the late Nikos Mouyiaris. The program will be renamed the Nikos Mouyiaris Leadership 2030 Fellowship Program, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Dance Day | Athens | April 21

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and the Greek National Opera celebrate International Dance Day on April 29 early with an all-day program of events dedicated to this wonderful art form. Performances, parties and classes will cover the range of genres, from tap, tango and breakdance to Greek folk dances. The admission-free event starts at 10 a.m.