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Thank You Donors

Thank You Donors Edward Alexander, Bethesda, MD George & Mary Atashkarian, Moraga Richard G. Barberian, PD, Burlingame in memory of Penny Markarian Barberian Arsinoe Baron, La Mesa Karl DeKlotz, Fresno in honor of Robert DeKlotz, M.D. Sahag & Mary Egoian, Fresno Betty Ann Hagopian, Fresno Mary Hokokian, Fresno Haig & Marcia Jamgotchian, Anaheim Diane and Larry Karabian, Shaver Lake Lilian ...

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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

Staff Report Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Prof. Sergio La Porta, and the Armenian Studies Program would like to thank the donors, authors, and publishers for the following books, periodicals, videos, and archival gifts, either offered personally, or to the Program. AGBU Hye Geen, Pasadena, California, for a new book AGBU Hye Geen (Los Angeles, 2014) 322pp., in Armenian and English. ...

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Kooyumjian Foundation Grant of $40, 000 to ASP for 2015

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced that the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation has made a generous donation of $40,000 to the Armenian Studies Program and the Center for Armenian Studies. The gift will be earmarked for several purposes, including Fresno State student scholarships, support for the Armenian Genocide Monument on the Fresno State campus, ...

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Armenian Studies Program 27th Annual Banquet

Students receiving a Minor in Armenian Studies and those receiving a scholarship were recognized at the Banquet.

Marina Chardukian Staff Writer More than 180 community members and Fresno State students, faculty and administrators gathered on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Armenian Studies Program Banquet held at the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club. The Annual Banquet is a highlight for the year as the Armenian Studies Program emphasizes the achievements of both the Program ...

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Dr. Douzjian Gives Concluding Lectures on Armenian Film

Left to right: Marine Vardanyan, Dr. Myrna Douzjian, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, and Dr. Sergio La Porta.

Lauren Chardukian Staff Writer 2015-one hundred years since the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Filmmaking began taking roots in society about that same time and since the rise in popularity of film, it has become one of the greatest media for expressing emotions and feelings, in ways that books and traditional artwork are unable to do. Dr. Myrna Douzjian, the Kazan Visiting ...

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New Music Ensemble Performs March 9

Left to right: Morgan Philips (guitar), Nathaniel Musso (piano), Joseph Bohigian (percussion), Josh Locher (saxophone), Lianna Stuart (violin), Katie Winter (clarinet), Aimee Dockum (cello), and Cassandra Barnes (flute).

Tatevik Hovhannisyan Staff Writer Remembrance commemorations take many forms. The Armenian Genocide is often commemorated by Church ceremonies, marches and demonstrations, and public talks. This year, as the centenary of the Genocide is marked, one of the unique commemorative programs was a performance by the Fresno State New Music Ensemble, a student-run chamber group that organizes performances dedicated to the ...

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Talk on the 100th Year of Genocide

Prof. Barloe Der Mugrechian at the Osher Institute talk.

Aramayis Orkusyan Staff Writer April 24, 2015 undoubtedly marked a symbolic day for Armenians worldwide as they commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armen-ian Genocide. Consequently, significant efforts have been put forth to raise awareness and urge international recognition of the Genocide. More than just a matter of recognition, the Armenian Genocide is a question of morality and human rights ...

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