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Saroyan House Museum to Open in Fresno in 2018

Staff Report Mark your calendars-Friday, August 31, 2018. That day will mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of Fresno native and internationally recognized author William Saroyan and will be celebrated with the grand opening of the Saroyan House Museum at 2729 W. Griffith Way in Fresno. The Intellectual Renaissance Foundation, founded by Arthur Janibekyan, purchased Saroyan’s home in 2015, ...

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Thank You to Our Hye Sharzhoom Donors

Sam & Annette Apelian                                                   Studio City Eleonore M. Aslanian                                                       San Francisco Marie Avakian                                                                    Fresno Mary Balakian                                                                    Reedley David Barsamian                                                               Pasadena Linnette Bommarito                                                         San Jose Jack & ...

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Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Thank You Annual Fund Donors (received as of October 12, 2017) Benefactors Knights of Vartan, Yeprad Lodge #9 in recognition of Dr. Joseph I. Castro as “Man of the Year” Estate of Elizabeth Koojoolian Patrons Zaruhy Sara Chitjian John C. & Alice Ipjian Family Fund Grace Kazarian Triple X Fraternity, Selma Chapter Sponsors Linda Bulbulian, Jim Baxter, and Daniel Bulbulian-Baxter ...

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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.     Adrienne Alexanian, New York, for a copy of Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish ...

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Armenian Studies Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary at 29th Annual Gala Banquet

Aramayis Orkusyan Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Pro-gram 29th Annual Banquet, held on Sunday, March 19 at the Ft. Washington Golf and Country Club, was a special occasion that marked the Program’s 40th anniversary. Distinguished guests, alumni, and students gathered to celebrate the success of students and the ever-growing Armenian Studies Program, which has become the preeminent Armenian Studies Program ...

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April 24 Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Fresno State

Claire Kasaian Staff Writer The Armenian Students Organization held a “Multicultural Genocide Awareness Event” on Thursday, April 20, to raise awareness about genocides around the world. The event also served to bring attention to the Genocide Commemoration planned for Monday, April 24. ASO students set up tables in the Free Speech area of campus, with posters and banners providing information ...

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“The Promise” Opens in Theatres Nationwide- Hye Sharzhoom Covers Student Reaction

Barlow Der Mugrdechian Advisor Armenians have long awaited a “Genocide Movie” to bring the story of the Armenian Genocide to a broad audience. Maybe it has been a wish that has had too much expectation built in to it, so that no movie could ever be made to be the movie. However it has been important to have such a ...

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Fethiye Çetin “Echo of Silence”

Anto Sakayan Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program was privileged to welcome Turkish lawyer and human rights activist Fethiye Çetin to give a talk on “Echo of Silence” on Wednesday, April 26, at St Paul Armenian Church in Fresno. Çetin spoke in Fresno as part of a nation-wide speaking tour and was accompanied by Ani Kasparian of Detroit, who read ...

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“Lost Birds” Premieres at April 7 CineCulture Event

Marine Vardanyan Staff Writer Described as the first Armenian Genocide movie to make a Turkish audience cry, Lost Birds premiered in Fresno on Friday, April 7, as part of the CineCulture Film Series. The Armenian Studies Program, a sponsor of the screening, invited directors Ela Almayac and Aren Perdeci from Istanbul to speak about their film. Armenian Studies Program Coordinator ...

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Congratulations Armenian Studies Minors and Graduating Seniors for 2016-2017

Haverj Stanboulian Biology Minor in Armenian Studies What encouraged you to take an Armenian Studies course? I wanted to stay connected to my Armenian roots and expand my knowledge about our amazing culture and history. What did you value most from your experiences in the Armenian Studies Program? The Armenian Studies Program has a great community of Armenians who are ...

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