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Dr. Charles Achki Fresno Mr. Haratouin Bedoian Three Rivers Mr. & Mrs. Anoush Chamlian Fresno Mr. George A. Egan Redway, CA Ms. Carol Ann Karabian Fresno Ms. Zabel H. LeaMond East Hanover, NJ Mr.& Mrs. Albert Long Fresno Mr. & Mrs. John Melkonian Fresno Mr. & Mrs. Bob Mugrdechian Fresno Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pandukht Fresno Mr. & Mrs. Jack ...

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Karabagh Issue Perspective

BARLOW DER MUGRDECHIAN–ADVISOR The Caucasian Knot: The History and Geo-politics of Nagorno- Karabagh. Levon Chorbajian, Patrick Donabedian, and Claude Mutafian. London: Zed Books, 1994. 198 pp. The Karabagh issue has been a significant factor in the tumultuous changes which have occurred in the Caucasus over the last seven years. Books which present a history of those events and which can ...

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Conflict of Interests: American Armenian Relationships

BARLOW DER MUGRDECHIAN–ADVISOR On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, the Armenian Studies Program invited Dr. Levon Arustamian to be the guest lecturer on the topic of “American-Armenian Relations: U.S. Policy in the Transcaucasus. The lecture was held on Thursday, September 21 in the Alice Peters Auditorium of the University Business Center. ...

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Coming to CSUF Making Sacrifices for Opportunities

With the third year of funding from the United States Information Agency, the Armenian Studies Program was able to invite three students from Yerevan State University to study at Fresno State for the 1995-1996 academic year. Last year two students, Vahagn Tonoyan and Mary Melikian successfully completed their one year stay and returned to Armenia. The USIA funding of the ...

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Books and Gifts to the Armenian Studies Program

Gifts to the Armenian Studies Program Sahatdjian Library and Avedian Archives. Professor Dickran Kouymjian and the Sahatdjian Library of the Armenian Studies Program would like to thank the authors and publishers for the following books and periodicals. Prof. Wayne Snyder formerly of Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan an now of Aix-en Provence, France has donated a major collection of ...

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Cooking Class Once Again a Delicious Success

TINA ATTASHIAN–STAFF WRITER Culture is defined by characteristics such as language, music, fashion, religion, art, and foods. They are all components that distinguish one culture from the other. This semester the university offered its students an opportunity to take an Armenian cooking class which in turn helps them learn the distinctions about the Armenian heritage. A student at California State ...

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Armenian Assembly Summer Internships: Opportunity of a Lifetime

JENNIFER PETERS This summer was a very exciting and educational one for me. I had the chance to participate in an internship with the Armenian Assembly of America in Washington, D.C. The Armenian Assembly is a lobbying group for Armenian issues, and also an organization that educates people about issues going on in Armenia today. My name is Jennifer Peters, ...

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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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Dr. Haak’s Journey, a Stranger in a Familiar Land

SEAN CLARK–STAFF WRITER It is a trial of willpower to face oppression and obstruction and continue onward because you hope someday it will change. Such is the temperance that Dr. Harold Haak, President Emeritus of California State University Fresno, found during a faculty exchange to Armenia last spring. Working through a sister university relationship between California State Polytechnic Pomona and ...

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