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Dr. Haroutyunian Gives Talk on Genocide in Translation in March

Dr. Sona Haroutyunian, center, with students after her concluding lecture on Thursday, April 10.

Photo: Artashes Frangulyan

Ruzan Orkusyan Staff Writer The power of translation is the ability to overcome cultural barriers and make history and memories available to a global audience–this was the central theme of Dr. Sona Haroutyunian’s (University of Venice, Italy) second lecture in the series “The Theme of the Armenian Genocide in Literature, Translation, and Cinema.” The lecture, given by Kazan Visiting Professor ...

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Dr. La Porta Discusses “Networks of Knowledge” in Talk About 12th-14th Century Armenian Culture

Dr. Sergio La Porta, center, with students at the ASO table.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Staff Report The interconnectivity of the world is a characteristic of our age of globalism. While the pre-modern period did not witness an intensity of interaction comparable to our own, it nonetheless was interconnected. On April 16, Dr. Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Chair of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, explored some of the areas of interaction between ...

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Prof. Der Mugrdechian Speaks on Fresno Armenians to Valley Cultural Coalition

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian at Keyan Armenian School.

Photo: Denise Altounian

Denise Altounian Staff Writer The San Joaquin Valley is lucky to be home to a melting pot of distinct cultures. Immigrants from all over the world, including the Armenians, have settled here to become the backbone of its success. One of the most important missions we have is to preserve these rich cultures. The Valley Cultural Coalition (VCC), a local ...

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Karabagh Representative Avetisyan Visits Fresno

L. to R.: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Kevork Ajamian, Marine Vardanyan, Mr. Robert Avetisyan, Hagop Ohanessian, Emma Shaljyan, Dr. Sergio La Porta, Lauren Chardukian, Michael Rettig, and Lilit Grigoryan at the lecture on Karabagh.

Photo: ASP Archive

Marine Vardanyan Staff Writer February 20, 1988, marks a moment in Armenian history when the people of Armenia and Karabagh utilized their willpower to protest and demand the independence of Karabagh from Azerbaijan and its unification with Armenia. That date gave birth to the Karabagh Liberation Movement and was the first drop of the ripple effect that continues to touch ...

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Author Chris Bohjalian on Best-Selling “The Sandcastle Girls”

L. to R: Lauren Chardukian, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Chris Bohjalian, Marine Vardanyan, and Michael Rettig.

Photo: Raffi Mouradian

Suren Oganessian Staff Writer Can a NYTimes Bestselling novel raise awareness about the Genocide and be entertaining? The answer is yes, and Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sandcastle Girls, visited Fresno State on April 14, 2013, to share just how he wrote such a novel. The novel is about the romance between an American nurse and an Armenian engineer set ...

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98th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Commemorated by Students at Fresno State

The Annual Armenian Genocide Commemorative event on April 24 drew a large audience to Fresno State.

Photo: Artashes Frangulyan

Denise Altounian, Andrew Esguerra, Tamar Karkazian,and Emma Shaljyan Staff Writers April, although a sad month for Armenians, is a time that highlights the strength of Armenians across the world, both in Armenia and in the Diaspora—young and old. It is in April that Armenians come together to commemorate the Armenian Genocide and this year the Armenian Community came together for ...

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Armenian Studies Program 25th Annual Banquet Held March 17

Students and faculty at the Armenian Studies Program 25th Annual Banquet held on March 17.

Photo: Artashes Frangulyan

Tamar Karkazian Editor It has been over a quarter of a century since the Armenian Studies Program established the tradition of an Annual Banquet. So it seemed fitting that the Armenian Studies Program held its 25th Annual Banquet to celebrate this milestone, on Sunday, March 17, at the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club. The focus of the evening was ...

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