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Student Achievements Celebrated at Armenian Studies Program Twenty-Eighth Annual Banquet

Diana Gasparyan Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program 28th Annual Banquet was held on March 6 at the Ft. Washington Golf and Country Club, and brought together many of Fresno State’s distinguished alumni, faculty, and students. More than 220 guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and the success of the ever-growing Armenian Studies Program. Among the guests ...

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ASO Observes 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Aramayis Orkusyan Editor Each year, the Fresno State Armenian Students Organization (ASO) hosts commemorative events in memory of the Armenian Genocide, in order to raise awareness about it and to bring justice to its victims and survivors. This year, the ASO commemorated the 101st anniversary of the Genocide with the slogan “Remembering our past, Forging our future.” The week of ...

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Ambassador Evans Discusses “Truth Held Hostage”

Aramayis Orkusyan Editor Former United States Ambassador to Armenia John M. Evans was a guest speaker for the Armenian Studies Program Lecture Series on Monday, April 25. Throughout his career, Ambassador Evans served in diplomatic posts in Tehran, Prague, Moscow, Brussels, St. Petersburg and Washington, and served as Ambassador to Armenia from 2004 to 2006, when he was dismissed from ...

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La Porta and Hagopian Honored with “Men of the Year” Award

Staff Report On Saturday, April 16, Dr. Sergio La Porta was honored as one of the recipients of the 2016 “Men of the Year Award” by the Knights of Vartan Yeprad Lodge and the Daughters of Vartan Alidz Otyag. He shared this distinction with renowned oud player Mr. Richard Hagopian. The award was presented in commemoration of the 100th anniversary ...

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Genocide Conference Explores New Perspectives

Michael Rettig Staff Writer The Armenian Genocide, an atrocity denied by Turkey, was the topic of a major conference bolstering the historicity of what happened in 1915 against denialist claims. On the weekend of March 18-19, the Armenian Studies Program hosted an international conference, “Empire, Politics, and War: The Armenian Genocide within the Context of the Ottoman Empire,” bringing Armenian, ...

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An International Conference “Empire, Politics, and War: The Armenian Genocide within the Context of the Ottoman Empire”

The California State University, Fresno Armenian Studies Program cordially invites you to An International Conference “Empire, Politics, and War: The Armenian Genocide within the Context of the Ottoman Empire” Friday, March 18, 2016 • Saturday, March 19, 2016 Opening Reception Friday, March 18-6:30PM-7:30PM   Session I-Friday, March 18, 2016 • 7:30PM University Business Center, Room 191 Auditorium, Fresno State   ...

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New Dean of Arts & Humanities Shares His Vision for the College

Lucie Ekezyan Staff Writer With a mission to enrich students with communication skills, humanistic values, and cultural awareness, Fresno State’s largest academic unit, the College of Arts and Humanities began a new chapter when a new Dean, Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, was appointed in January of this year. Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval plans to “establish new initiatives, new areas of collaboration with other ...

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Best-selling Author Chris Bohjalian Impresses Audience with Wide Ranging Presentation

Aramayis Orkusyan Editor “Two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.” This is the chilling synopsis of Chris Bohjalian’s newly published novel The Guest Room, which Bohjalian presented to a Fresno State audience on January 8, 2016. Bohjalian is the New York ...

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Dr. Ervine Appointed 12th Kazan Visiting Professor

Lucie Ekezyan Staff Writer Dr. Roberta Ervine was appointed as the 12th Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State for the Spring 2016 semester. She will teach a course, Armenian Studies 120T, entitled “Great Tragedies and Great Ideas: Learned Armenians and the Genocide.” Dr. Ervine’s course will examine the intellectual history of Armenians and the responses of Armenian ...

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Arzruni Brings to Life Works of Komitas at Fresno State Concert

Katrina Bissett Staff Writer Accomplished pianist and scholar Şahan Arzruni brought his love for the music of Komitas to a Fresno State audience on Sunday, October 25, 2015. A special event in the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series, the performance, titled “Komitas: A Portrait of the Musician as a Young Priest,” was a cultural treasure and was cosponsored by ...

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