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Armenians in Middle East Focus of Presentation

DENISE ALTOUNIAN – Staff Writer The Armenian people have a long and storied history in the Middle East. Armenians have left a legacy of success and hard work in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Egypt. Dating back to their first interactions with Arab Muslims in the 7th century, Armenians have had almost constant contact with the Middle East ...

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Leon S. Peters Foundation Gift of $30,000 to ASP

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 2014. 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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Harutyunyan Brings Song & Dance Workshop to Fresno

RUZAN ORKUSYAN – Staff Writer For the third year in a row, Hasmik Harutyunyan, member of the world renowned Shoghaken Folk Ensemble, captivated and engaged her audience of young and old, Armenians and non-Armenians. The Saturday, February 1, “Song and Dance Workshop,” sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students Organization offered an unforgettable afternoon of traditional Armenian music, ...

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ASO Balances Work with Fun

MARINE VARDANYAN – Editor A pleasant balance of work and leisure has preoccupied members of the Armenian Students Organization as the Spring Semester rapidly approaches its halfway mark. With April only a month away, a number of meetings have already taken place to prepare for the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide commemorative activities. “The meetings are very serious, everyone ...

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Hye Sharzhoom-Reflections by Editors on 35th Anniversary of the Student Newspaper

MARINE VARDANYAN – Editor “It is simply in the nature of Armenian to study, to learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and to give.” – William Saroyan. Only two years after the Armenian Studies Program was established, Hye Sharzhoom was launched in April of 1979, providing students with an ...

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Keyboard Concert Series

The Keyboard Concert Series Co-sponsored with the Armenian Studies Program Present-Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov Friday, March 7, 2014 • 8:00 PM The Concert Hall, Fresno State One of today’s most consummate artists and a Fresno favorite, Armenian pianist Sergei Babayan returns to the series together with his protégé, Daniil Trifonov, Gold Medalist at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition ...

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