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Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Friends The Vartkess & Rita Balian Family Foundation, Inc. The George Ignatius Foundation, George Phillips, Esq. Michael Amerian, Esq. Walter Karabian, Esq.     Sponsors Jeff Atmajian Brian & Janalee Melikian Lina Melkonian Dr. Dennis & Rita Shamlian Herman Wage Supporters Dr. Shant Agajanian Armen C. Avakian Arten J. Avakian Randy Baloian Mr. & Mrs. Zaven Berberian Kerry Krikorian Bevins ...

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Thank You Hye Sharzhoom Donors

Richard G. Barberian                                Burlingame    in memory of Penny Markarian Barberian David Barsamian                                       Pasadena Jack & Barbara Bousian                           Hayward Karl DeKlotz                                               Fresno in memory of Joan Heckel Kathleen Demerdjian                               San Leandro Jane Gamoian                                           Fresno Armand J. Gougasian                              Clovis Ed & MaryAnn Hokokian                       Fresno Mary Hokokian                                         Fresno Marcia & Haig Jamgotchian                  ...

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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Prof. Sergio La Porta, and the Armenian Studies Program would like to thank the donors, authors, and publishers for the following books, periodicals, videos, and archival gifts, either offered personally, or to the Program.   Hagop James Antranigian, for a copy of the book From Hell to Heaven: Memoirs of the Armenian Genocide and the Armenian ...

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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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Dr. Shemmassian Reflects on Musa Dagh Roots

Kara Statler Staff Writer Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, director of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, was a guest speaker for the Armenian Studies Program’s Fall Lecture Series on Friday, September 30. His talk, “On the Trail of My Musa Dagh Ancestry,” documented Dr. Shemmassian’s journey of self-discovery and what became a life-long passion to conduct research on ...

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La Porta Invited as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Univ. of Tennessee

Staff Report Dr. Sergio La Porta was invited to be a Lindsay Young Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar in the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Fall of 2016. Dr. La Porta visited the University from September 11-17. While there, he gave a class for undergraduates in the Religious Studies program; led a ...

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