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ASP to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Banquet March 19, 2017

  Armenian Studies Program 29th Annual Banquet Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Armenian Studies Program Special Guest Dr. Mary Papazian, President San Jose State University   Sunday, March 19, 2017 Reception-5:00PM • Dinner-6:00PM Fort Washington Golf & Country Club 10272 N. Millbrook $50 per person • Table Sponsors $2,000 • $25 Fresno State students Please respond by Friday, March ...

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Haigazian University President Dr. Paul Haidostian Discusses “Armenian Educational Life in Lebanon”

Tadeh Issakhanian Staff Writer Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, President of Haigazian University, was a guest speaker for the Armenian Studies Program Lecture Series on Monday, November 14. The presentation on “Armenian Educational Life in Lebanon: Haigazian University,” was given in front of a large audience, including many Haigazian alumni and the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at ...

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Mouradian’s Armenian Genocide Class Engages Students

Michael Rettig Editor As the Fall Semester draws to a close, students and professors reflect upon the lasting impact of the lessons they learned. With the current turmoil in Turkey and Syria as a backdrop, Dr. Mouradian’s class on “The Armenian Genocide and its Aftermath” has provided a timely forum for students to learn about their past and its effect ...

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Society for Armenian Studies Holds Annual Meeting

Staff Report   The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) held its 42nd Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. SAS President Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian conducted the meeting, which was attended by scholars throughout the United States and abroad. Members heard reports on SAS activities in 2016 and had an opportunity to discuss ...

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Armenian Studies Participates in Tsughrut Gospel Conservation

Staff Report The more than one thousand year old Gospel of Tsughrut (Ծուղրութի Աւետարան-Hovhannes Avetaran) is a rare example of Armenian medieval art in terms of its iconography and simplicity of miniature expression, dating from 974 AD. Many times referred to as the “Guardian of Tsughrut,” the Gospel has been carefully preserved and protected since 1830 by the Saponjyan family ...

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Member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan Brings Message of Equality for Minorities in Turkey

Michael Rettig Editor For the past century, Turkey has pursued a policy of repression and homogenization   towards its various ethnic minorities. The current Republic of Turkey has an egregious track record of human rights violations, with slogans such as “one nation, one flag, one state” drowning out those who would call for a more democratic Turkey. In spite of this, ...

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ASP Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Marine Vardanyan Staff Writer Armenian courses have a long history of being taught on the Fresno State campus. Armenian classes were first offered in the early 1960s through an extension course taught by Dr. Richard Hovannisian, and Armenian his-tory courses were later taught by Dr. Louise Nalbandian of the Fresno State History Department. “What started as a small offering of ...

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Mouradian-13th Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies

Tadeh Issakhanian Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program is both honored and excited to welcome Dr. Khatchig Mouradian as the 13th Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State for the Fall 2016 Semester. Dr. Mouradian is teaching a three-unit course entitled “The Armenian Genocide and its Aftermath,” in addition to giving three public lectures under the general heading ...

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Armenian Series Publishes New Book by Beledian

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Director Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced that Krikor Beledian’s Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France has been published by the Armenian Series of The Press, at California State University, Fresno. Translated from the original French into English by Christopher Atamian, Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France is a groundbreaking study of the Armenian ...

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Der Mugrdechian on “Armenians of Lebanon”

Aramayis Orkusyan Staff Writer During the summer of 2016, Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, director of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State, had the opportunity to travel to Lebanon–one of the most important Armenian diasporan centers–for the first time. Der Mugrdechian was invited by the Tekeyan Cultural Association to give a talk in Beirut, where he spoke on June 7 ...

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