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Sergei Babayan in Concert

KATRINA BISSETT STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, March 9, the Armenian Studies Program and the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series once again joined forces to bring a fantastic gift to the people of Fresno. Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program, and Professor Andreas Werz, Artistic Director of the Keyboard Concert Series, have collaborated many times in ...

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CineCulture Features “Our Village” in Film Series

DIANA GASPARYAN STAFF WRITER Each Friday night, Fresno State’s Mass Communication and Journalism Department screens cultural films as part of their CineCulture film series and class, designed to promote cultural awareness through diverse movies. It is open and free of charge to students, faculty, and the public. As part of the Spring 2016 film line-up, CineCulture partnered on Friday, April ...

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“Genocide Awareness” Events at Two Arizona Colleges Attract Interest

STAFF REPORT “Genocide Awareness” was the focus at two Arizona colleges the week of April 11-16. Scottsdale Community College and Gateway Community College of Phoenix organized a series of activities that featured speakers on genocides of the 20th century, including the Armenian Genocide. Armenian Studies Program Director Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Kazan Visiting Research Scholar Ümit Kurt were invited ...

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Fresno State Hosts Spring 2016 Mediterranean Seminar

STAFF REPORT On Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, Fresno State hosted the Spring 2016 Mediterranean Seminar. The Seminar brought together twenty scholars from around the country, together with ten Fresno State faculty to workshop three papers on “Politics, Identity, and Religion” in the Mediterranean world. The papers included one by Fresno State Professor of Classics and Associate Dean ...

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Kazan Visiting Professor Dr. Ervine Gives Lectures

STAFF WRITER Dr. Roberta Ervine, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, gave a series of three public lectures in the Spring 2016 semester, under the general theme of “In the Harsh Light of Genocide: Insights of Selected Armenian Thinkers.” Dr. Ervine’s research in preparation for the lectures focused on questions those who survived the Genocide asked in ...

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Ambassador Mills Meets With Armenian Studies Program and ASO

Tadeh Issakhanian Staff Writer Students and faculty were given a unique opportunity on Sunday, March 6 to meet and speak with the current U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills. The Armenian Studies Program faculty and several members of the Armenian Students Organization had a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit down with the Ambassador and discuss a range of ...

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