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Maronian’s “Women of 1915” Screened in Fresno

Left to right, committee members: Patty Torosian, Zar Der Mugrdechian, Mary Ekmalian, Angele Ohannessian, Leslie Antazo, director Bared Maronian, Karoun Boyajian, Serpouhie Messerlian, and Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian.
Photo: Alain Ekmalian

Elina Karapetyan Staff Writer On April 24, Armenians around the world came together for the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Pursuing worldwide recognition and honoring both survivors and lost souls of 1915 is incredibly important for the modern Armenian today. On Sunday, April 30, a large audience gathered at the Fresno State Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center auditorium ...

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Dr. Robson Presents on “Making of Minorities in the Ottoman Empire”

Left to right: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Dr. Bedross Der Matossian, Dr. Sergio La Porta, Dr. Laura Robson, Dr. Devin Naar, Dr. Janet Klein, Dr. Stacy Fahrenthold.
Photo: Michael Rettig

Michael Rettig Editor The Ottoman Empire of the 20th century was a complex region; home to a variety of ethnic and religious groups. However, the multifaceted demography of the Empire did not warrant the terminology imposed upon it by European powers. On Friday, February 3, Dr. Laura Robson (Portland State University) delivered a timely presentation on “War, Peace, and the ...

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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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Armenians on the Internet

Pateel Mekhitarian Staff Writer www.duduk.com Music is an essential part of life for the Armenian people. Many traditional folk instruments have been played for centuries and are still played today. These include the duduk, saz, kamanche, dumbeg, oud, kanun, and many more. All of these instruments express rich rhythmic melodies and harmonies, which have all been greatly influenced by Komitas, ...

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Hovannisian Speaks on New Textbook

Matthew Maroot Staff Writer Armenians from throughout the Valley gathered on Friday, November 7, 1997 to attend the second presentation in the Armenian Studies Program Fall Lecture Series.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Students Organization,  this lecture was given by Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History and the holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in ...

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New Armenian Students Organization: ASO ’95

KAREN KARABIAN – STAFF WRITER The Armenian Student Organization begins the 1995 school year with a new outlook, a new attitude, and a new group of people. The club is striving for a social atmosphere in order to attract those who are outgoing, creative, and energetic. Anyone who is willing to participate in fund-raisers, dances, pizza parties, cultural events, and ...

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ARS Summer Studies-1995

STAFF REPORT The 24th annual Armenian Relief Society Summer Studies Program was held from July 23-August 12 at Bradford College in Bradford, Massachusetts. Twenty-five students from as far away as California, Canada, and France gathered to study Armenian history, language and literature. Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program taught one hour per day of Armenian Literature during the ...

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