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Armenians on the Internet

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Suren Oganessian Staff Writer Armeniapedia http://www.armeniapedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Main Page: Provides the best way to navigate the website, listing categories covered in the Wiki, such as history, travel, society and culture, language, food, art, books, and maps. Armenian Language Lessons: An online textbook is provided to help English-speakers learn Eastern Armenian, accessible on the main page. Navigation: A sidebar present on all ...

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Partamian Presents Armenian World Contributions

Left to right: Ruzan Orkusyan, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Alek Khatchigian, guest speaker Stepan Partamian, Marine Vardanyan, and Vartush Mesropyan.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Ruzan Orkusyan Staff Writer What do the spiritual leader of the Salvation Army, the inventor of the MRI, the creator of automatic transmission, and the founder of GNC have in common? Along with countless intellectuals and public figures, they share a unique American-Armenian heritage and serve as prominent reminders of Armenians’ survival, growth, and civic contributions. In a two-part lecture ...

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Karabagh (Artsakh) Focus of Two Talks at Fresno State

The lecture on Karabagh was held Friday, November 15. Left to right: Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Marine Vardanyan, Dr. Arsen Saparov, Dr. Sergio La Porta, and Vartush Mesropyan.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Emma Shaljyan Staff Writer Dr. Arsen Saparov, visiting lecturer at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, was the guest of the Armenia Studies Program on Friday, November 15, speaking on the topic of “Drawing Borders in the Caucasus-the Early 1920’s.” Dr. Saparov earned his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, where his research focused on the issue of the ...

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HALO Trust Discusses De-Mining in Karabagh

Left to right: HALO volunteers and representatives Ojeni Sammis, Galina Danilova, and Amy Currin.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Marine Vardanyan Editor Imagine stepping outside of your home only to find yourself surrounded by land mines, not knowing if your next step will activate a mine or a cluster bomb. Would you be able to live in such conditions? Citizens of Nagorno-Karabakh are forced into such situations every day, as they exist alongside the remnants of war. However, the ...

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Armenian Studies Collection in New Online Catalog

Cover of Navasart journal.

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Tamar Melkonian Staff Writer Did you know that the Armenian Studies Program has one of the largest and most extensive collections of books, magazines, and other materials on Armenian subjects in the United States? Throughout the years the Program has received generous donations of books from community members, authors, and Armenian institutions worldwide. However, until recently the works were inaccessible ...

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Hye Sharzhoom Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

ome of the Fall 2013 Hye Sharzhoom staff. Front row, left to right: Emma Shaljyan, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Marine Vardanyan. Back row, left to right: Tamar Melkonian, Ruzan Orkusyan, Denise Altounian, Vartush Mesropyan, and Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Advisor.

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Marine Vardanyan Editor Hye Sharzhoom, the only university published Armenian student newspaper in the United States and the oldest in the world to be continuously published, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014. The first edition of Hye Sharzhoom was published on April 18, 1979, as part of Armenian Martyr’s Week at Fresno State and marking the anniversary of the ...

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Armenian Students Organization Enjoying Active Semester

ASO held its Bowling Night on Sunday, November 24, at the University Student Union.

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Emma Shaljyan Staff Writer The Armenian Student Organization (ASO) tries its best to stay in touch with the Fresno community and with the members of the organization itself. Thus, throughout the year many activities are organized to bring students at Fresno State together. As the Fall semester began, ASO worked immediately to organize activities such as the Annual Car Wash, ...

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Society for Armenian Studies Holds 39th Annual Meeting at MESA in New Orleans

Front row, left to right: Talar Chahinian, Lilit Keshishyan, Myrna Douzjian, Tamar Boyadjian, Shushan Karapetian, and Kevork Bardakjian. Back row, left to right: Jean Murachanian, Arpi Siyahian, Sergio La Porta, Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Ani Kasparian, and Santoukht Mikaelian at the MESA meeting.

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Staff Report Armenian Studies Program faculty, Professors Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Sergio La Porta, traveled to New Orleans, October 10-13, to participate in the Middle East Studies Association’s (MESA) 47th Annual Meeting, as well as the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) 39th Annual Meeting. The Society for Armenian Studies, the professional association that represents scholars and teachers in the field ...

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New Book-The Armenian Epic “David of Sassoun” Released

Left to right: Suren Oganessian, Denise Altounian, Hagop Ohanessian, Jayla Tunstall, Prof. Sergio La Porta, Alek Khatchigian, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Marine Vardanyan, Ovsanna Simonyan, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, and Vartush Mesropyan after the “David of Sassoun” presentation.

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Suren Oganessian Staff Writer “David of Sassoun”is an Armenian Epic whose impact on Armenian culture has been great, from statues commemorating “David” both in Fresno and Yerevan, to commemorative coins and stamps, to an annual holiday in Armenia where the Epic is celebrated with recitations and music. On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the Armenian Studies Program announced the official launch ...

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