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Der Mugrdechian Leads Book Discussion on “Essentail Saroyan” for Fresno County Library

Pateel Mekhitarian A discussion on the book Essential Saroyan, a collection of William Saroyan’s works, was held in the Politi Branch of the County Library on Wednesday, November 12. Essential Saroyan includes short stories and excerpts from some of Saroyan’s best known novels. Led by Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program, the talk included a biographical ...

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Popular Arts of Armenia Course Teaches About Armenian Culture

Svetlana Bagdasarov Staff Writer Which Armenian Studies course is considered by many students to be one of the most interesting and memorable classes offered at Fresno State? If you guessed Armenian Studies 20 (Arts of Armenia), then you either know someone who has expressed enthusiasm about the course, or you have simply experienced the subject matter for yourself. In my ...

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CineCulture Course Features Film on Noted Attorney Charles Gary

Lori Havatian Staff Writer On Friday, October 24 the CineCulture campus and community film series featured Hrag Yedalian’s film, The People’s Advocate: The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry, an hour-long documentary about Charles R. Garry (Garabedian). Garry was one of the most influential criminal defense attorneys of the twentieth century, who became a household name during the 1960s ...

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Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School Begins Thirty-Second Academic Year at New Campus

Randy Baloian Eight months have passed since the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School moved into its new campus at 108 N. Villa Avenue in Clovis, but Principal Rosie Bedrosian says she still can’t believe her eyes every time she pulls into the parking lot and looks at what will be the school’s home for many years. This September, in keeping ...

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La Porta Appointed to Berbarian Chair of Armenian Studies

Staff Report Dr. Sergio La Porta has been appointed as Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State and will join the faculty in August 2009 as an Associate Professor of Armenian Studies. The Haig and Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair in Armenian Studies, established in the fall of 1988, is one of several Armenian Chairs in the ...

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