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Intro to Arm. Studies Class Engenders Student Interest in Armenian Culture

Kara Statler and Arthur Khatchatrian Staff Writers This semester Professor Hagop Ohanessian is teaching Armenian Studies 10, Introduction to Armenian Studies, a class dedicated to giving Armenian and non-Armenian students the opportunity to become more familiar with Armenian culture and history. This introductory course covers topics from the conversion of the Armenian people to Christianity, to learning about Armenians in ...

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President’s Leadership Council Meets in October

Staff Report The President’s Armenian Leadership Council held its first gathering of the Fall semester at the Viticulture and Enology Conference Room on October 4, 2017. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph I. Castro greeted the Leadership Council members, who were to receive updates from faculty and administrators. The Leadership Council had a special treat in store as Kevin Smith of ...

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ASP Annual Fund Donors

Benefactors Dr. Arnold & Dianne Gazarian Sponsors Raffi Kulajian Supporters Cynthia Ruggerio Anoushian Shirley J. Armbruster Arten J. Avakian Dr. Marlene R. Breu Nicki Shahoogian Chandler Zaroohi Der Mugrdechian Zaven & Berjouhie Devejian Dr. Larry R. Farsakian Jane Gamoian Asadour & Nvart Hadjian Fr. Hovsep Hagopian Avak & Barbara Howsepian Roxie Haydostian Jizmejian Robert Kaprelian Dr. Ronald Marchese Mark & ...

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Graphic Arts Students Compete in Saroyan Design

Staff Report Students in Prof. Rebecca Barnes’ Graphic Design 174 class were given an interesting challenge for the Fall semester. The challenge, proposed by Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, was to design a campaign to bring awareness for the opening of the William Saroyan House Museum in Fresno on August 31, 2018. The goal for students was ...

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Hye Sharzhoom Donors

Karl DeKlotz                                                                       Fresno Diana Boghosian Dorough                                              Fresno Flora Esraelian                                                                  Fresno John Gahvejian                                                                 Fresno Roxie Haydostian Jizmejian                                          Fresno John & Ann Kalashian                                                    Pismo Beach Gloria Kaprielian                                                              Walnut Creek    in memory of Elmer Kaprielian Carol Karabian                                                                  Fresno Dian & Larry Karabian                                                     Shaver Lake Robert & Jackie ...

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ASP 2016-2017 Scholarships

The Armenian Studies Program awarded scholarships and research grants for the academic year 2016-2017 to forty students from twenty-three different endowment or scholarship funds for a total of $54,000. These scholarships encourage students to pursue minors in Armenian Studies and to enroll in the various course offerings. We ask our students and our supporters to tell their friends and relatives ...

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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

Dr. Hayk Demoyan, Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute, Yerevan, Armenia, for copies of the International Journal of Armenian Genocide Studies (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015 and Vol. 2, No. 1, 2015) and for a copy of his book Armenian Sports and Athletics in the Ottoman Empire (Yerevan: Armenian Genocide, Museum & Institute, 2015), 275pp., in English. E. Aras Ergüneş, Hrant ...

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Armenian Studies Program Eighth Annual Armenia Summer Study Trip 2017

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian   The eighth Armenia Summer Study Program took place May 24-June 9, 2017, when thirteen students and group leaders Professors Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Hagop Ohanessian arrived in sunny Yerevan. Fresno State students have the opportunity to take Armenian Studies courses where they learn various aspects of Armenian history and culture, but an academic journey to ...

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ASP International Conference at Fresno State September 22-23

Michael Rettig Editor   The Armenian Studies Program held a two-day international conference on “Armenians, Greeks, and Kurds: A People’s History of the Ottoman Empire” on the weekend of September 22-23. Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program, and Dr. Ümit Kurt, visiting postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, organized the Conference to highlight Ottoman history from the ...

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Der Mugrdechian-Three Talks in London & Oxford

  Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian gave three presentations during a visit to the United Kingdom, August 6-15, 2017. His travels took him to Oxford and also to London where he was invited to speak twice. On Tuesday, August 8, Der Mugrdechian gave a presentation in London on “Historic Armenia” for students of Dr. Krikor ...

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