Workshops for WOBs in the Azores

The U.S. Embassy and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) promoted a series of “Connect to Success” workshops for women entrepreneurs, between October 7 and 10, in the Azores. Connect to Success founded by the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with FLAD, aims to support women-owned businesses and promote gender equality in the corporate world. The program already has close to ...
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U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Visits Portugal

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Portugal, stopping in the Azores and Lisbon, for two full days of meetings with Portuguese defense leadership, July 11-12. During the visit they discussed the U.S. continued commitment to maintaining Lajes Field, the transfer of F-16 aircraft to NATO partners, exchanged ideas and concerns on ...
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John Williamson Speaks about Video Games and Education

At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and in partnership with the American Corners Portugal network, John Williamson, an advocate for STEM education, visited Portugal to deliver a number of lectures on the use of video games and how they can keep students —especially girls and other underrepresented groups—interested in STEM subjects, Science, ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Kim Sawyer Visit the Azores

Ambassador Sherman and his wife Kim Sawyer decided to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the Azores. While on Terceira they met with the Mayors of Praia and Angra do Heroísmo, Roberto Monteiro e José Álamo de Meneses respectively, where they discussed the business incubators in both cities. While in Terceira, they visited the Angra do ...
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Aric Rindfleisch on 3D Printing and MakerSpaces

In association with the American Corner network and other partners, the American Embassy Lisbon organized the visit to Portugal of Aric Rindfleisch, executive director of the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first maker lab located in a business school. Prof. Rindfleisch spoke at a series of engagements related to 3D printing discussing the origins of this ...
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Farm to Table IVLP Press Conference

Liz joined the Director of the School of Home, Hospitality and Tourism, Filipe Rocha, for a press conference on Tuesday, January 27th, at the school to talk about the Farm to Table program and to wish the participants a great trip. The current program which includes Azorean participants in the food and wine industry is ...
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Visit to the Museu da Emigração Açoriana

Consul Liz Konick enjoyed a tour of the Museum of Azorean Immigration in Ribeira Grande on January 7th. Rui Faria, chief of the municipality’s programs for youth and culture, provided wonderful background to the development of the museum and many of the artifacts on display Konick highly recommends visiting this interesting museum. There is excellent ...
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New Year’s Reception

On January 6th, Consul Liz Konick had the pleasure to join the President of the Regional Government, Vasco Cordeiro, two former presidents and many members of the regional government for the annual New Year’s reception at the palace. The Consul said in her new year’s toast that although she and her husband had only been ...
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A Visit with Mayor of Ponta Delgada

Consul Liz Konick enjoyed her first official meeting with Ponta Delgada’s Mayor, Jose Manuel Bolieiro on November 12th. During their meeting, she toured the beautiful historical building and office. “The art collection in the municipal office is a wonderful representation of the history and traditions in Ponta Delgada”.
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Consular Outreach and Visit to Madalena Mayor

On November 5th and 6th Consul Liz Konick visited the islands of Terceira, Faial, and Pico. In Pico, she had the pleasure of meeting the Mayor of Madalena, Jose Antonio Marcos Soares. The U.S. Consulate plans visits to other island quarterly for U.S. Citizen services. Thank you to Mayor Soares for his welcome and for ...
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Meeting with Regional President Vasco Cordeiro

Consul Liz Konick met with Regional President Vasco Cordeiro on October 19th. Thank you to President Cordeiro for the warm welcome to the Azores and Ponta Delgada. During the meeting the two discussed the role of the Consulate in Ponta Delgada, the impact of increased tourism to the region and other issues that the U.S. ...
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FLAD Conference in the Azores

The Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) in cooperation with the National Science Foundation (NSF) held a conference on “Science and Society: Bioethics in Debate” on Thursday, October 15. The conference was part of a cycle of conferences “30 Years of FLAD – Three Decades of Development: Science, Economics and Politics. Deputy Chief of Mission, John ...
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Reaching for New Horizons with Alice Bowman

As part U.S. Embassy Portugal’s speaker’s program Mission Operation Manager (MOM) of NASA’s New Horizons mission, Alice Bowman, visited the Azores and spoke to audiences at the University of the Azores and at the Astronomical Observatory of Santana (OASA). Bowman, the first woman MOM, captured her audiences’ attention with the story of the New Horizons ...
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International Poetry Day Commemoration

Celebrating the International Poetry Day, in a partnership between the American Corner Azores and the Department of Languages and Modern Literature of the University of the Azores, a poetry recital was held. The event had the participation of both University faculty and students with poetry from 23 different authors in six different languages, including English. ...
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Inaugural Session of “Bridging the Atlantic”

The inaugural session of the “Bridging the Atlantic” project was held at the University of the Azores, under the theme of “Health Care in the United States: the healthcare system and the role of community health”. Guest speaker was Dartmouth faculty teacher, Maryellen Brisbois. Participated in the session Azorean Regional Government officials as well as ...
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