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Hye Sharzhoom – Thank You Donors

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Adams                                                          Fresno Edward & Eleonore Aslanian                                                      San Francisco David Sarkis Barsamian                                                              Pasadena Richard Bedoian                                                                           Sanger Louise Kamian Bedrosian                                                           Rancho Palos Verdes Raffi Demirjian                                                                             San Leandro Armand Gougasian                                                                      Clovis Shavarsh Hazarabedian                                ...

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ASO Campus Activities 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Monday, April 21, 11am-1pm: Campus Awareness Activity – “Genocides Around the World” Location: In front of the Kennel Bookstore Tuesday, April 22, 6:30pm: Film screening followed by Night Vigil Location: McLane Hall, Room 161 and Free Speech Platform Thursday, April 24, Noon: “Silent Protest” 1:00pm: Commemorative Program Location: Free Speech Platform

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Garabedian Foundation Supports Armenian Studies Program with Grant of $11,000

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced that the Bertha and John Garabedian Foundation has made a generous donation of $11,000 to the Armenian Studies Program for the 2014. The gift will be used for a variety of activities, including outreach activities and awarding scholarships. The Garabedian Foundation has been a long-standing supporter of the Armenian ...

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“Remembering the Armenians of Bitlis”

"Bitlis from Avel Meidan." Fig. 146, from Armenia by H.F. B. Lynch, vol. II, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1901.

The Armenian Studies Program in cooperation with the Gomidas Institute and with the support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation presents: “Remembering the Armenians of Bitlis” An Exhibit of Photographs, Documents, and Maps in the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State: Open-March 30-April 30, 2014 Sunday, March 30-3:00PM Opening Reception 4:00PM “Down and about Bitlis: An exhibition on Bitlis Armenians ...

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Armenian Studies Program Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Recieved as of February 28, 2014. Benefactors Leon S. Peters Foundation Patrons The Ararat Foundation, Dean V. Shahinian Alice & Berge Bulbulian Anne Elizabeth Elbrecht Friends Varouj & Lena Altebarmakian Vartkess & Rita Balian Family Foundation, Mrs. Rita Balian Jean Barsam Armen & Nora Hampar George Ignatius Foundation, Trustees: George Phillips, Esq., Michael Amerian, Esq., and Walter Karabian, Esq. Oscar ...

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Eench Ga Chga

MENAS ARISIAN – Staff Writer Elizabeth Gentile Senior Major: Business Administration Ever since I enrolled in Armenian Studies 108A (Armenian History I) with Professor Der Mugrdechian, I fell in love with Armenian history. One part of Armenian history that speaks to my heart is that Armenia was the first nation to declare itself entirely a Christian nation. Arnold Muradyan Junior ...

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What’s New in the Armenian Studies Library? Rare 1916 Book on the Armenian Volunteers

General Andranik, center, with volunteers.
Photo from Armenian Volunteers (Tiflis, 1916).

Staff Report The Armenian Studies Program’s collection includes rare books that are difficult to find in libraries around the country, even around the world. One such work is a remarkable album of reproduced photographs entitled Hay kamaworner (Armenian Volunteers). Published in 1916 in Tiflis, the book offers a pictorial glimpse of the volunteer units training and fighting against the Ottoman ...

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“On the Wings of Song” – Oud and Guitar Music Provide Accompaniment to Traditional Lullabies

L. to R.: Raffi Semerdjian, Hasmik Harutyunyan, and Richard Hagopian.
Photo: Vartush Mesropyan.

RUZAN ORKUSYAN – Staff Writer “On the Wings of Song,” we traveled to our ancestral lands, captivated by the haunting beauty of the glacial melodies, the impeccable blending of luminous voices and instruments, and the delicate fusion of art and history. Traveling back in time, we escaped the toils of everyday life to witness the gentle love of Armenian mothers ...

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Major Facets of Identity Explored in Armenian Studies Class

Dr. Sergio La Porta, standing, center, with students from his Introduction to Armenian Studies course.
Photo: ASP Archive.

ANDREW ESGUERRA – Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program has energized the San Joaquin Valley Armenian community by being a staple for armenology in the region. The Program highlights Armenian culture through guest speakers, publications, study abroad opportunities, and courses, and there are very few aspects of Armenian identity with which the Program is not involved. One such example is ...

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