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April 24 For This Generation

By Jacqueline Arikian We must grieve. We have been told to do so; we have been told to do it with passion…a grieving passion. A passion of hatred perhaps, one that lurks within the depths of our souls against the very people who corrupted our nature, the very people who exterminated our ancestors. A passion of sadness perhaps, for all ...

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Standing Together

By Crissi Jelladian The Armenian Genocide is an event in history that most would like to forget, but because Turkey denies its crimes, Armenian pain continues to linger. April 24 is filled with terrifying realities of our past. This is the day that we remember our ancestors that were tortured so long ago. Many children and even adults are uneducated ...

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For My Discouraged Friends

By Tina Attashian During the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide all Armenians get their chance to voice how they feel about the issue. Unfortunately, many Armenians have lived in the United States for so long that some of today’s generation is not able to speak out in their cultural language. As His Holiness Karekin I explained, being Armenian is not ...

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Shall We Forget?

By Karen Karabian We shall forget. We shall forget the pain, the anger, the loss. We shall forget the evil done to us by man and by you, God. We shall forget the hate that has tortured our souls. And bit by bit we shall grow whole. We Shall Forget was written by Vahan Tekeyan in 1918. I chose to ...

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Armenian Voice in Symposium on Diversity

By Ara Jabagchourian Thanks to Dr. Vida Samiian, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at CSU, Fresno, our community received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to offer several symposia on pluralism and identity. The goal of the project is to give an initial push in first trying to grasp the real problems that ...

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Spring ’96 Graduates

Ara Jabagchourian School of Arts & Humanities Philosophy School of Social Science Economics     Mike Pogosian School of Business International Business       Lara V. Demirjian School of Business Information Systems    

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Finishing the Genocide

Dr. Levon Marashlian presented a lecture, “Finishing the Genocide: Ankara’s Extirpation of the Armenian Remnants and Its Implications for Yerevan Today”, on Friday, April 19, 1996 as part of a weekend class, Armenian Studies 120T, The Armenian Genocide, taught by Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian.   By Mike Pogosian On April 19, 1996 Fresno State students and individuals around the community ...

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Armenian Studies Annual Fund Donations

(March 1-April 15, 1996) Patron Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Friend Norma & Rose Marie Avedian Hagie Kandarian Michael S. & Jackline Matosian Mary Ann Mazman Sharp, in memory of Frank S. Mazman and James Sharp Sponsor Armenian Society of Los Angeles Francois & Susy M. Antounian Marian Bagdasarian Kenneth & Lilyan Chooljian Richard & Armon Darmanian George Divanian Anahid Eleazarian ...

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Armenian Professor Wins Award

Staff Article Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program was selected to receive the Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Faculty Service. The formal announcement of the award was made by Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at a reception honoring the recipient. The Faculty Service Award was one of four awards for Excellence in Teaching ...

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Professor Kouymjian Chosen For U.C. Berkeley Chair

    Staff Article University of California Berkeley has decided upon Dr. Dickran Kouymjian as the second Saroyan Professor of Armenian Studies. The endowed chair, officially called the The William Saroyan and Krouzian Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies, bring a distinguished Armenian specialist to the Berkeley campus in each fall semester to offer a course in his or her area ...

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