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Faculty and Students Report on Armenia Summer Study Trip 2017 to Community Audience

Claire Kasaian Staff Writer Professors Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Professor Hagop Ohanessian and students who participated in the Armenia Study Abroad Trip 2017, May 24-June 9, shared their reflections at a community lecture on Tuesday, October 24. Professor Der Mugrdechian introduced the students and thanked the Leon S. Peters Foundation and the Continuing Global Education Division at Fresno State for ...

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National Chamber Choir of Armenia Performs at Fresno State

Diana Gasparyan Staff Writer Gracing stages across the world, the National Chamber Choir of Armenia performed in Fresno State’s Concert Hall on Sunday, October 29. The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State and the Hamazkayin Taniel Varoujan Chapter of Fresno were co-sponsors for the event, which attracted an enthusiastic audience of more than 250. The internationally recognized 35-person choir has ...

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“Top Dog” Warren Paboojian Establishes Award

Michael Rettig Editor The lasting impact that the Armenian Studies Program has had on its alumni is often reflected in the support these former students give to the Program. In the Fall 2017 semester, local attorney Warren Paboojian established the “Warren R. Paboojian Award” to annually recognize the Editor of Hye Sharzhoom. This award, funded by the Warren and Lesa ...

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Society for Armenian Studies Holds Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Staff Report The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) held a series of activities and a conference to mark its 44th Annual Meeting, held this year in Washington, D.C. The featured event was an international conference, “Transmitting Western Armenian to the Next Generation” that took place on Saturday, November 18. The innovative conference, co-sponsored by the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) ...

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Türkyılmaz Appointed as 14th Kazan Visiting Prof.

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz has been appointed the 14th Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at Fresno State for the Spring 2018 semester. The Kazan Visiting Professorship was established through a generous endowment established by Henry S. Kazan. Dr. Richard Hovannisian was appointed as the first incumbent ...

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Armenian Studies Program Eighth Annual Armenia Summer Study Trip 2017

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian   The eighth Armenia Summer Study Program took place May 24-June 9, 2017, when thirteen students and group leaders Professors Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Hagop Ohanessian arrived in sunny Yerevan. Fresno State students have the opportunity to take Armenian Studies courses where they learn various aspects of Armenian history and culture, but an academic journey to ...

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ASP International Conference at Fresno State September 22-23

Michael Rettig Editor   The Armenian Studies Program held a two-day international conference on “Armenians, Greeks, and Kurds: A People’s History of the Ottoman Empire” on the weekend of September 22-23. Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program, and Dr. Ümit Kurt, visiting postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, organized the Conference to highlight Ottoman history from the ...

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Der Mugrdechian-Three Talks in London & Oxford

  Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian gave three presentations during a visit to the United Kingdom, August 6-15, 2017. His travels took him to Oxford and also to London where he was invited to speak twice. On Tuesday, August 8, Der Mugrdechian gave a presentation in London on “Historic Armenia” for students of Dr. Krikor ...

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ASO Fall Semester Activities

Suzanna Ekmekchyan Staff Writer Armenian Students Organization (ASO) festivities have officially begun for the semester. It started with the first meeting of the year held on Wednesday, August 30. More than 20 members attended the meeting, where elections for new ASO officers were held with the following results: Kara Statler (President), Claire Kasaian (Vice President), Arthur Khatchatrian (Secretary), David Safrazian ...

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“The Promise” Screened at Fresno State Sept. 29

Annie Rubio Staff Writer “Our revenge will be to survive.” These words, spoken in the movie The Promise, gave new life to the remembrance of the Armenian Genocide. The Promise premiered this spring, with impressive star power and a touching love story. Despite the fact that the main run of the film is over, it still remains a powerful tool ...

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