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Armenians of Jerusalem: A Photographic Journey by Matthew Karanian

Matthew Karanian.

Photo: Erica Magarian

Ruzan Orkusyan Staff Writer It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and Matthew Karanian’s presentation “The Armenians of Jerusalem: A Photographic Journey” certainly proved this. He gave a magnificent photographic tour of the Armenian quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem as well as some of the other quarters within Jerusalem. Each photo captured the ...

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Armenian Series Established at The Press

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced the establishment of a new “Armenian Series,” at a celebration of new directions and publications held by The Press at Fresno State, on Friday, April 15th, in the 3rd Floor Peters Ellipse of the Henry Madden Library. Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. William Covino and Madden Library ...

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Der Mugrdechian Speaks on Genocide Theme in Literature

Barlow Der Mugrdechian.

Photo: Randy Vaughn-Dotta

Andrew Esguerra Staff Writer Putting a catastrophe into words is a monumental challenge. The Armenian Genocide nearly led to the physical and intellectual extinction of the Armenian people. Its systematic and sadistic destruction of life left the first generation of Armenian writers who lived through the tragedy too scarred to even put their experience on paper. The week of April ...

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Dr. Russell Discusses Life of Poet Misak Medzarents

Dr. Sergio La Porta, left, with Dr. James Russell.

Photo: Erica Magarian

Armen Melidonian Staff Writer Dr. James Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies at Harvard University, spoke on “Misak Medzarents: Songs of Freedom, Defiance, and Joy” on Wednesday, March 16th, as part of the Armenian Studies Program Spring Lecture Series. Much of the Western Armenian poet Medzarents’ work is a reflection of his life experience. Medzarents was born in 1886, in ...

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ASO Organizes Week Long Series of Events to Commemorate the Armenian Genocide

Student gathered at the Free Speech area on April 25.

Photo: Erica Magarian

Ruzan Orkusyan Staff Writer The 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide has passed and yet some still deny its very existence. Nonetheless, Armenians remember, honor, and fight for recognition every year. This year, as for the past forty years, the Armenian Student Organization at Fresno State, in cooperation with the Armenian Studies Program, decided to participate in that cause by ...

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Successful ASP 23rd Annual Banquet Honors President John Welty

Student scholarship recipients at the ASP Annual Banquet.

Photo: Joseph Vasquez

Evelyn Demirchian Staff Writer There was a celebratory and cheerful atmosphere in the Fresno State University Dining Hall, on a rainy Sunday, March 20th, when the Armenian Studies Program held its 23rd Annual Banquet. The decorated hall was filled to capacity with students, their proud families, Armenian Studies Program faculty, administrators, and supporters from the Armenian community, and honored guest ...

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