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Author and Community Activist Berge Bulbulian Passes Away at 91

Staff Report Berge Bulbulian, staunch supporter of the Armenian Studies Program and of Fresno State, died on January 26, 2017 at the age of 91. Bulbulian was a native of Mexicali, Mexico, but grew up on a farm in the Del Rey area. Bulbulian was actively involved in many organizations. He traveled to Armenia on several occasions, with the Armenian ...

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Leon S. Peters Foundation Continues Support of Armenian Studies Program with Grant of $30,000

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced that the Leon S. Peters Foundation has made a generous donation of $30,000 to the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State for 2016. This continues the tradition of the Peters Foundation in supporting the Armenian Studies Program Annual Lecture Series, as well as a variety of other activities, including ...

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ASO Begins New Semester with Elections and Social Activities

Kara Statler Staff Writer   The Armenian Students Organization has been busy for the past few months. In the first meeting of the semester, members elected two new executives; Diana Gasparyan, President, and Kara Statler, Vice President. On Friday December 16, 2016, ASO had its Annual Christmas Party. The party was a huge success with great music, food, and dancing. ...

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Dr. Mouradian Presents Research on Armenians of China-1880-1950

Diana Gasparyan Staff Writer Due to genocide and war in the Ottoman Empire and Russia in the early 20th century, many Armenians sought safe havens. Some found refuge in Europe or in the United States, while others traveled eastward to China in hope of finding a more secure life. In China they were able to establish two active communities, one ...

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Dr. Elyse Semerdjian Discusses “Ottoman History from the Margins” at Fresno State Presentation

Michael Rettig Editor Studying history from the viewpoint of marginal rather than dominant actors has been one of the central focuses of social historians since the 1960s. These historians seek to add nuance to traditional histories by considering the experience of ethnic and religious minorities as well as women. On Monday, November 7, Dr. Elyse Semerdjian, Associate Professor of History ...

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Radio Personality Barsamian Visits Fresno State

Alina Arakelian
 Staff Writer
 Radio personality David Barsamian was a guest speaker in Dr. Khatchig Mouradian’s Armenian Genocide class on Wednesday, November 2. Barsamian is known for his weekly radio show “Alternative Radio” which is in its 30th year. He is a winner of the “Media Education Award” and the ACLU’s “Upton Sinclair Award” for independent journalism. Barsamian began his ...

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ASO Spotlight

Alina Arakelian Staff Writer Two students who are active in the campus Armenian community are the focus of the ASO Spotlight.   Haverj Stanboulian Senior   What is your major and your plan for the future? I am a Biology major and I would like to be a professor and do research. What kind of research are you interested in? ...

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Society for Armenian Studies Holds Conference on “Armenians in America” in Boston on Nov. 17

Staff Report The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) held an interesting and informative conference on “Armenians in America,” on Thursday, November 17, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Conference was held in conjunction with the SAS Annual Membership Meeting and Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference. SAS President Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian opened the conference welcoming the participants, members of the ...

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Fresno State Alumni Share Impact of the Armenian Studies Program on Their Careers and Lives

Marine Vardanyan-Staff Writer      Since its inception, the core of the Armenian Studies Program mission has been to educate students. The Program has impacted a large number of students by providing education, support, and numerous opportunities. As these students move forward in their lives, they carry with them their experiences from the Program.    To celebrate the 40th anniversary ...

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Melikyan Concert at Fresno State

Elina Karapetyan Staff Writer   The Fresno State Concert Hall was filled with excited chatter and buzz as the audience waited to listen to the talented and accomplished pianist Sofya Melikyan on Friday, October 14. For this special performance, the Armenian Studies Program cooperated with the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series to bring a memorable night to classical music ...

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