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Survey of Armenian History Draws Student Interest

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, left, with students from the modern Armenian History course.
Photo: Hagop Ohanessian

Staff Report Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian has been teaching an Armenian history survey course at Fresno State for more than thirty years. This semester twenty-three students are enrolled in the Armenian Studies 108B-Modern Armenian History course, which is a survey of Armenian history from the fall of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia to the establishment of the Modern Armenian Republic. ...

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ASP 29th Annual Banquet Donors

Table Sponsors • Arnold & Dianne Gazarian Benefactor • Valley Children’s Healthcare Patron Mrs. Herbert Lion Sponsors Deborah & Mark Astone Supporters Debbie Adishian-Astone Adeline Arakelian    in honor of Dianne Gazarian’s birthday John & Madeline Arakelian    in honor of Dianne Gazarian’s birthday Levon Baladjanian Betty Ann Hagopian Vahe & Armine Meghrouni Irma Noroian Barbara Stepanian Eleanor H. Yazijian ...

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Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Annual Fund Donors through  May 1, 2017 Mr. & Mrs. Russell Adams                                   Fresno Richard Asadoorian                                            Bend, OR George & Mary Atashkarian                              Moraga David Sarkis Barsamian                                     Pasadena Karl DeKlotz                                                          Fresno    in memory of Haig Nishkian Lucille Gahvejian                                       ...

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Maronian’s “Women of 1915” Screened in Fresno

Left to right, committee members: Patty Torosian, Zar Der Mugrdechian, Mary Ekmalian, Angele Ohannessian, Leslie Antazo, director Bared Maronian, Karoun Boyajian, Serpouhie Messerlian, and Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian.
Photo: Alain Ekmalian

Elina Karapetyan Staff Writer On April 24, Armenians around the world came together for the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Pursuing worldwide recognition and honoring both survivors and lost souls of 1915 is incredibly important for the modern Armenian today. On Sunday, April 30, a large audience gathered at the Fresno State Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center auditorium ...

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5th Annual “Genocide Awareness Week” Held in Scottsdale, Arizona

Left to right: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Prof. John Liffiton, and Fr. Zacharia Saribekyan, pastor of St. Apkar Armenian Church of Scottsdale.

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian participated in the 5th Annual “Genocide Awareness Week,” organized by Scottsdale Community College, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Der Mugrdechian spoke on the topic of “The Armenian Genocide and International Recognition,” on Monday, April 17, to students, faculty, and community members. This year Der Mugrdechian was joined by guest speaker Dr. Khatchig ...

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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

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. Lena Maranian Adishian and Nareg Seferian, The 100 Years, 100 Facts Project, El Segundo, California, for a copy of the book Impact ...

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Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in Keyboard Concert at Fresno State

Left to right: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, pianist Julio Elizalde, Keyboard Concert Series director Andreas Werz, and Tiroui Melkonian after the January 29 concert.
Photo: Veronique Werz

Diana Gasparyan Staff Writer The Concert Hall at Fresno State was graced by the performance of master cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan on Sunday, January 29. His skill and artistry left the audience in admiration as he played beautiful pieces by composers Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Harutyunyan. Since winning the Gold Medal in Cello at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, Hakhnazaryan ...

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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

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.   Donna and Hagop Didizian, London, England, for a copy of Khatchkar, by Hrair Hawk Khatcherian, in English, French and Armenian, 515pp. ...

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Mouradian Gives Lecture on Unique Notebooks of Midwives Siphora & Nuritza Shnorhokian

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, center, at the November 30 lecture.
Photo: Hourig Attarian

Michael Rettig Editor Reconstructing historic life in the Ottoman Empire has been difficult for the Armenian people because of the cataclysmic rupture the Genocide engendered between the Armenians and their past. Birth records were destroyed, churches burned, and populations eradicated. This has made it increasingly important for Armenians to utilize the remaining fragments of their past to piece together their ...

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