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Eench Ga Chga

Anoush Hakopyan Sophomore, Business-Accounting It means being part of an international culture that has evolved and grown over time. Armenians have united to withstand persecution and threats that are common in our history. No matter where we are in the world, Armenians will always find each other and keep the culture alive through our language and faith. Being Armenian means ...

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Visiting Kazan Scholar Ümit Kurt at Fresno State

Umit Kurt
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Michael Rettig Staff Writer Ümit Kurt, a doctoral candidate at Clark University (Worcester, MA) studying under Dr. Taner Akçam, will be spending the Fall semester at Fresno State as a Kazan Visiting Scholar. Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian invited Kurt to complete his dissertation on “The Emergence of the New Wealthy Class between 1915-1923: The Seizure of ...

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1922 Almanac Added to the ASP Library

A page from the 1922 Almanac.

Staff Report   Almanacs and yearbooks, with their practical compilation of facts and figures, were the mainstay of the 18th and 19th century American home. This was no less true of the newly established Armenian-American home, where yearbooks and almanacs also included information concerning local Armenian communities, societies and businesses. As such, they offer a wealth of information for historians ...

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Dr. Markarian Presents New Book on “Martyred Armenian Writers”

Left to right: Prof. Hagop Ohanessian, Kevork Ajamian, Barbara Mortanian, Dr. Herand Markarian, Mary Ekmalian, Bagrad Oganyan, and Barret Arakelian.
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Staff Report The works of thirteen prominent writers, including Krikor Zohrab and Daniel Varoujan, were brought to life before a rapt audience at a lecture by Dr. Herand Markarian held on Friday, May 15, for the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State, in conjunction with the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. The evening was a fitting conclusion to a ...

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