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Dr. Russell Discusses Work of Poet Kara Darvish

SUREN OGANESSIAN – Staff Writer Armenian literary history is full of gifted poets and storytellers, from Agathangelos and Moses Khorenatsi, to Sayat Nova and Hovhannes Toumanian, but few broke as many rules and experimented with language, as did the early 20th century poet Kara Darvish. On Thursday, March 20, Dr. James R. Russell introduced this obscure but nonetheless important figure ...

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Babayan-Trifonov Keyboard Concert Enchants Audience

TATEVIK HOVHANNISYAN – Staff Writer It is a rare occasion when two talented virtuoso performers unite for a concert—the result was a great performance and a night of incredible melody. Friday, March 7, 2014 was one of those moments, when a sold-out audience appreciated the performance with a standing ovation, not wanting to let the musicians go, and demanding not ...

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Dr. Hovannisian Speaks on “Armenians of Kayseri”

SUREN OGANESSIAN – Staff Writer Cappadocia, a region in central Anatolia just west of the Anti-Taurus mountains, has a marvelous, mountainous landscape, dominated by tall rock formations called “fairy chimneys,” and featuring ancient churches built into solid rock and in secret caves, from a time when Christianity was frowned upon by Islamic Arab rulers. Unsurprisingly given its proximity to historic ...

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Hye Sharzhoom Editors Recall Their Experiences

MARINE VARDANYAN – Editor Hye Sharzhoom celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a look back and interviews with previous editors. Randy Baloian Editor: Fall 1985-Spring 1986 How did you become interested in joining the staff of Hye Sharzhoom? Why did you decide to become editor? I realize that this doesn’t sound very idealized, but the truth is that I became involved ...

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Congratulations Graduating Seniors and Armenian Studies Minors for 2013-2014

What encouraged you to take an Armenian Studies course? Part of the reason I wanted to attend Fresno State was because I had heard there was a good Armenian Studies Program. I wanted to learn more about my culture and my family’s history, so I decided to make it my Minor. What do you value most from your experiences in ...

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Hye Sharzhoom – Thank You Donors

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Adams                                                          Fresno Edward & Eleonore Aslanian                                                      San Francisco David Sarkis Barsamian                                                              Pasadena Richard Bedoian                                                                           Sanger Louise Kamian Bedrosian                                                           Rancho Palos Verdes Raffi Demirjian                                                                             San Leandro Armand Gougasian                                                                      Clovis Shavarsh Hazarabedian                                ...

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ASO Campus Activities 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Monday, April 21, 11am-1pm: Campus Awareness Activity – “Genocides Around the World” Location: In front of the Kennel Bookstore Tuesday, April 22, 6:30pm: Film screening followed by Night Vigil Location: McLane Hall, Room 161 and Free Speech Platform Thursday, April 24, Noon: “Silent Protest” 1:00pm: Commemorative Program Location: Free Speech Platform

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Garabedian Foundation Supports Armenian Studies Program with Grant of $11,000

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced that the Bertha and John Garabedian Foundation has made a generous donation of $11,000 to the Armenian Studies Program for the 2014. The gift will be used for a variety of activities, including outreach activities and awarding scholarships. The Garabedian Foundation has been a long-standing supporter of the Armenian ...

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