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Der Mugrdechian Participates in Conferences on Genocide at The Hague and Arizona State Univ.

Leftm tor ight: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Joyce Sahyouni, Alexis Demirdjian, Dr. Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous, and Dr. Nanor Kebranian at The Hague Institute of Global Justice.

Staff Report A conference, entitled “Legacy of the Armenian Genocide 100 years later” was held at the Institute for Global Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, March 5-7, 2015. The conference was organized by the National Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) of the Netherlands, the Institute for Armenian Studies at the University of South California and the Centennial ...

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Scottsdale Community College Features Armenian Genocide April 17 in “Genocide Awareness Week”

Left to right: Prof. Barloe Der Mugrdechian, "Genocide Awareness Week" coordinator Prof. John Liffiton, and Dr Sergo La Porta at Scottsdale Community College.

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program professors Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Sergio La Porta participated in Scottsdale Community College’s (SCC) third annual “Genocide Awareness Week,” April 13-18, 2015. The “Genocide Awareness Week” brings academic experts, genocide survivors, and advocates for peace together for a week of sharing and analyzing the circumstances that led to these tragic periods. Professor Der Mugrdechian and ...

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ASO Commemoration on April 24

ASO students at the April 24 Genocide Commemoration.

Aramayis Orkusyan Staff Writer Members of the Fresno State Armenian Students Organization (ASO) continuously demonstrate their fierce love of Armenian culture and undying passion for bringing justice to the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide. On no occasion is this more evident than during the week of April 24. As has become long-standing tradition, members of the ASO organize ...

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CineCulture Hosts Director Eric Nazarian for Presentation on Armenian “Celluloid” History

Left to right: Vartush Mesropyan, Lilit Grigoryan, Marine Vardanyan, Eric Nazarian, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Prof. Mary Husain, and Clarice Krikorian.

Marine Vardanyan Editor “Fresno to me is the epitome of the Armenian Diaspora experience in North America,” said director and screenwriter Eric Nazarian during his visit to Fresno State for a discussion and film screening with the campus CineCulture Film Series, co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program. These words resonate even more strongly this year as the Fresno Armenian Community ...

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Three Armenian Students Named as Dean’s Medalist

Staff Report Megi Hakobjanyan Dean’s Medalist College of Social Sciences       Joseph Bohigian Dean’s Medalist College of Arts and Humanities       Marine Vardanyan Dean’s Medalist College of Health and Human Services

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More then 4,000 Gather at the Fresno State Maple Mall on April 23 for the Offical Unveiling of New Armenian Genocide Monument

The Armenian Genocide Monument at Fresno State.

Michael Rettig Staff Writer On the eve of April 24, the Armenian community of Fresno gathered to unveil the new Armenian Genocide Centennial Monument. Over 4,000 people congregated at the Fresno State Maple Mall to witness the historic event, which brought together Armenians from various walks of life, and also non-Armenians. People from diverse backgrounds were united in their desire ...

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President Dr. Castro Proclaims April 24 Day of Remembrance

Dr. Joseph I. Castro

WWW.FRESNOSTATENEWS.COM President Joseph I. Castro proclaimed Friday, April 24, as “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day” at Fresno State. Gov. Jerry Brown also proclaimed Friday “A Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide” in the State of California. Dedication of the new Armenian Genocide Monument was held at 7:30p.m. on Thursday, April 23 on the Fresno State campus. “The Monument is a ...

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Genocide Exhibit Opens April 10 in Madden Library

Left to right: Shirley Armbruster, Marcia Morrison, Henry Madden Library Associate Dean David Tyckoson, Dr. Sergio La Porta, and Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian.

Marine Vardanyan Editor Fresno State’s Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery, located on the second floor of the Madden Library, has been transformed into a glimpse into the world of the Armenian Genocide. “The Armenian Genocide: A Centennial Exhibit, 1915-2015” organized by the Armenian Studies Program opened on Friday, April 10, with a reception co-sponsored with the Friends of the Madden ...

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Congratulations Armenian Studies Minors and Graduating Seniors for 2014-2015

Aram Hajian Business Administration Minor in Armenian Studies What encouraged you to take an Armenian Studies course? I took Armenian Studies because I am Armenian and I was curious to learn more about my culture. What did you value most from your experiences in the Armenian Studies Program? Learning the history of the Armenian people from beginning to end really ...

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Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Benefactors John Ohanian Sponsors Arakel & Talin Arisian Nerces Leon Dermenjian Supporters Mrs. Beverly Achki Dr. Joseph M. Alexanian Hratch & Marika Karakachian Edward & Vergine Misserlian In memory of Clifford Melikian Art & Marlene Dhallin

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