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Babayan-Trifonov Keyboard Concert Enchants Audience

Left to right: Keyboard Concert Series director Andreas Werz, Daniil Trifonov, Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro, First Lady Mrs. Mary Castro, and Sergei Babayan after the March 7 concert at Fresno State. The concert was co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program. Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

TATEVIK HOVHANNISYAN – Staff Writer It is a rare occasion when two talented virtuoso performers unite for a concert—the result was a great performance and a night of incredible melody. Friday, March 7, 2014 was one of those moments, when a sold-out audience appreciated the performance with a standing ovation, not wanting to let the musicians go, and demanding not ...

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Dr. Hovannisian Speaks on “Armenians of Kayseri”

Left to right: Michael Rettig, Vartush Mesropyan, Dr. Richard Hovannisian, Marine Vardanyan,Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Haverj Stanboulian, and Ovsanna Simonyan. Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

SUREN OGANESSIAN – Staff Writer Cappadocia, a region in central Anatolia just west of the Anti-Taurus mountains, has a marvelous, mountainous landscape, dominated by tall rock formations called “fairy chimneys,” and featuring ancient churches built into solid rock and in secret caves, from a time when Christianity was frowned upon by Islamic Arab rulers. Unsurprisingly given its proximity to historic ...

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Hye Sharzhoom Editors Recall Their Experiences

MARINE VARDANYAN – Editor Hye Sharzhoom celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a look back and interviews with previous editors. Randy Baloian Editor: Fall 1985-Spring 1986 How did you become interested in joining the staff of Hye Sharzhoom? Why did you decide to become editor? I realize that this doesn’t sound very idealized, but the truth is that I became involved ...

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Congratulations Graduating Seniors and Armenian Studies Minors for 2013-2014

What encouraged you to take an Armenian Studies course? Part of the reason I wanted to attend Fresno State was because I had heard there was a good Armenian Studies Program. I wanted to learn more about my culture and my family’s history, so I decided to make it my Minor. What do you value most from your experiences in ...

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