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Second International Armenian Studies Congress Organized by Academy of Sciences in Yerevan

Participants and guests from the second session of the section on “Problems of the Armenian Genocide.”

Photo: ASP Archive

The Second International Congress on Armenian Studies “Armenian Studies and the Challenges of Modern Times,” was held October 17-19, 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia. The Congress was sponsored and organized by the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, under the Presidency of Dr. Radik Martirosyan. The Congress coincided with the 70th anniversary celebration of the founding of the ...

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Staff Box

Editor Marine Vardanyan Layout Barlow Der Mugrdechian Photographers Vartush Mesropyan Barlow Der Mugrdechian Staff Writers Denise Altounian Andrew Esguerra Tatevik Hovhannisyan Tamar Melkonian Suren Oganessian Ruzan Orkusyan Emma Shaljyan Advisor Barlow Der Mugrdechian barlowd@csufresno.edu Armenian Studies Program Faculty: Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Coordinator, Armenian Studies Program and Director of the Center for Armenian Studies, ASO Advisor, Hye Sharzhoom Advisor (barlowd@csufresno.edu) Sergio ...

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“The Don Juans in Marseilles” Comedic Play at Fresno State

Lala Mnatsakanyan, Ruzan Orkusyan, Barlow Der Mugrdechian,Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Narek Duryan, Vartush Mesropyan,Karo Kirakosian, Zhor Pogosyan, Harutyun Avalyan, Hrant Tokhatyan, Marine Vardanyan, Stella Zeynalyan and Shushan Sahakyan.

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Marine Vardanyan Editor Fresno-Armenians enjoyed an afternoon of laughter on Sunday, April 7, when a comic play “The Don Juans in Marseilles,” sequel to the original “Don Juan Avia,” made its return to Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union. The Armenian Studies Program and the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School co-sponsored the event, with help from the Armenian Students Organization. Garbis ...

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Comedian Kev Orkian in Fresno

L. to R. Hagop Ohanessian, Marine Vardanyan, Vartush Mesropyan, comedian Kev Orkian, Prof. La Porta, Prof. Der Mugrdechian, and Andrew Esguerra.

Photo: ASP Archive

Andrew Esguerra Staff Writer Friends and patrons of the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School assembled at the Paul Shaghoian Performing Arts Center located on the Clovis North Educational Center campus for an evening of side-splitting comedy this past September 7th. The Fresno audience was treated to a light mezza, a throwback performance to the fabulous ‘50s by none other than ...

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Students in Elementary Armenian Class Enjoy Learning the Language and Culture

Prof. Armenian1A Class.

Photo: Marine Vardanyan

Marine Vardanyan Editor A classroom of students reciting the Armenian alphabet may not be an image that is very surprising, but in Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian’s elementary Armenian course, Armenia 1A, it is definitely an impressive sight. What may also be a surprise are the number of non-Armenian students sitting side by side with Armenians and working together to learn ...

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Eench Ga Chga

Tatevik Hovhannisyan Staff Writer What is the importance of an independent Republic of Armenia? Danielle Tanielian Freshman Major: Biomedical Physics It is important that we can say we are an independent nation. Independent Armenia signifies a group of thriving and surviving Armenians who refuse to give in to anyone’s commands any longer. Personally, I am filled with pride knowing that ...

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Armenian Students Organization Executive Officers Prepare for the Upcoming Year

L. to R.: ASO Executive officers Ovsanna Simonyan, Public Relations; Marine Vardanyan, Vice-President; Tatevik Hovhannisyan,Secretary; Vartush Mesropyan, President; and Alek Khatchigian, Treasurer.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Staff Report Vartush Mesropyan, President Senior, Psychology major; Armenian Studies minor What ASO events are you most looking forward to? International Culture Night and the Armenian Genocide commemorative events, because we work hard as an organization to unite everyone together on campus and in the community. The beginning and middle stages are incredible but the outcome is what makes us ...

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Class Memoirs

Staff Report Aram Hajian My parents wanted their children to be raised with a love for their culture and ethnicity. I remember when I was growing up that if I spoke English with my siblings I would be punished by having to stand in a corner with one leg and one arm up in the air and I would also ...

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Dr. Sona Haroutyunian’s Literature and Translation Class Leaves Lasting Impression on Students

Dr. Sona Haroutyunian, center, with students.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Marine Vardanyan Editor The echoes of our ancestors hold invaluable stories. This realization dawned on the students taking a Spring 2013 course, Armenian Studies 120T “Armenian Genocide Through Literature and Translation,” when a simple assignment to prepare a family tree lead to an overwhelming awakening of curiosity. Dr. Sona Haroutyunian (University of Ca’ Foscari, Venice), Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian ...

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Armenians on the Internet

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Marine Vardanyan-Editor Armenian Monuments Awareness Project http://ww.armenian monuments.org/en/ Main Categories: Monuments, History, Tourism, Gallery, Online Database, Educational Resources, Research Summary: Armenia is a country rich with sites that showcase the history and culture of its people and land. However, despite the abundance of such sites and monuments scattered throughout the country, many tourists and residents of Armenia are unaware of ...

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