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Armenians on the Internet

Andrew Antaramian, Staff Writer Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have always been great resources for disadvantaged and needy people. These organizations provide financial resources, support, and other outreach programs to people in need. Many people all over the world rely on NGOs for aid and help in their time of need. They are typically geared to one specific area. There are numerous ...

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UCLA Writers Conference Attracts International Participation

Staff Report Thirty-four scholars and writers from throughout the world participated in the Third Annual Conference on Armenian Writers, held November 6-8, at the University of California, Los Angeles. The conference was organized by Dr. Peter Cowe, Naregatsi Chair of Armenian Studies at UCLA and by the Writers Union of Armenia, whose President Levon Ananyan, presented opening remarks. The previous ...

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La Porta Starts New Semester at Fresno State with Enthusiasm

Hagop Ohanessian Staff Writer Dr. Sergio La Porta was appointed as Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State and joined the faculty this Fall semester as an Associate Professor of Armenian Studies. Dr. La Porta’s father immigrated from Sicily in 1960 and his mother, whose parents were English and Dutch, was born in New York. Dr. ...

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City of Fresno Announces Establishment of Sister City Ties with Etchmiadzin

Evelyn K. Demirchian Staff Writer Mayor Ashley Swearingen joined with members of the Fresno-Armenia Sister City Committee and with representatives from the Armenian community at a press conference at Fresno City Hall on October 30, to announce the newly launched Fresno-Etchmiadzin Sister City relationship. Mayor Swearengin stated, “I am proud of the efforts of the Fresno-Armenia Sister City Committee and ...

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Armenian Legion Exhibit Draws Many Viewers to Madden Library

Armen Meldonian Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State and the Henry Madden Library hosted a special opening reception for a traveling exhibit called “Légion Arménienne: The Armenian Legion and Its Heroism in the Middle East” at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 1. The exhibit was prepared by the Watertown, Massachusetts-based Armenian Library and Museum of America. Prof. ...

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