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Monthly Archives: March 2003

Armenia Elections

Staff Report Armenia’s Central Election Commission published the final official results of the February 19 presidential election which show President Robert Kocharian failing to win an outright victory. According to the official figures, Kocharian garnered 49.5 percent of some 1.4 million votes. This is 0.3 percent less than the preliminary figure cited by the CEC on February 20. The threshold ...

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Tom Bozigian Brings Traditional Armenian Dance to Classroom

Marine Ekezian and Zhanna Bagdasarov Staff Writers Put your best foot forward, that is your right foot! Tom Bozigian, internationally recognized dance instructor, has the ability to make that saying come alive. On the evening of January 31, 2003 and all day February 1, 2003, people interested in Armenian traditional dance gathered at the South Gymnasium of Fresno State to ...

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Course Explores Armenian Architecture

Arpik Paraghamian staff writer A group of nine students have spent three weekends, Feb. 7,8; 14, 15; and 21, 22, looking at slides of ancient structures in a far away place as they studied something little is known about, Armenian Architecture. The class is part of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State and is being taught by Dr. Dickran ...

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M. Victoria Kazan Endowment Funded with $358,000 Gift

Chris Tozlian staff writer With the current talk of budget cuts throughout the whole of the California State University system, it is quite reassuring for the Armenian Studies Program at CSU Fresno to have gracious benefactors. These budget cuts weigh on the minds of professors and administration alike, but from within the Armenian Studies program, things are “looking up.” In ...

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Two YSU Professors Visit Fresno

Chris Tozlian Staff Writer During the last two weeks of January and the first week of February 2003, Arman Gabrielyan and Karine Asryan were not within their regular confines on the campus of Yerevan State University (YSU), where they both are associate professors in the University’s Faculty of Economics (Business School). Instead, they were attending classes daily at CSU Fresno. ...

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Ambassador Kirakossian Guest Speaker at ASP 17th Annual Banquet

Zhanna Bagdasarov and Alex Bunch Staff Writers On the evening of Sunday, February 9, 2003, Armenian Studies Program faculty, as well as student scholarship recipients and supporters of the program came together at the Residence Dining Facility to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno. Among the distinguished guests were: Arman Kirakossian, the ...

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