As part of a week-long trip to Eastern Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus which included one-day in Armenia, United States Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) visited the university on June 1. The Senator toured AUA’s facilities, visited a classroom in progress, and talked with students, faculty and staff about the university’s role in Armenia’s development. The Senator was accompanied to the university by the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John A. Heffern.