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    The Armenian Studies Program held its 31st Annual Banquet on Sunday, March 17. More than 60 students were recognized. The special guest was Consul General Ambassador Dr. Armen Baibourtian.
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    Fresno State Armenian Studies Program Director Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Professor Sergio La Porta led a group of fourteen students on the Armenia Summer Study Trip, May 29-June 14, 2019. At the Khor Virap Monastery.
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    Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, seated right, was the recipient of the "Man of the Year" award by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan at a March 30, 2019 Banquet. Stefani Booroojian, seated left, was named "Woman of the Year."
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    Left to right: Dr. Hagop Ohanessian, Dr. Ümit Kurt, Deborah Sinclair, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Dean Del Hornbuckle, and Dr. Clint Curle at the opening reception of the "Genocide of the 20th Century" Exhibit held at the Madden Library, September 6, 2018.
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    Pianist Michael Krikorian, third from right,performed in the Keyboard Concert  "Young Armenian Talent" series on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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Read the latest news about the Armenian Studies Program on the Arts & Humanities blog.

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"All Things Armenian" Radio Hour
Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:00PM
on Multicultural1600 AM Radio
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Streaming live at: https://www.multicultural1600am.com/
Archived editions of "All Things Armenian" at bit.ly/allthingsarmenian

Upcoming Events-Spring 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020 • 7:30PM
"Young Armenian Talent Series"
Pianist Nara Avetisyan in Concert
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Co-Sponsored with the Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series at Fresno State.

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Concert Hall, East Music Building, Fresno State
Free parking in Lot P1 (parking code not required on Friday evenings)
Nara Avetisyan tickets required and are available online.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
"Armenian-American Musical Heritage Day"
1:00-3:00PM-Public Scanning Event
3:30-5:00PM-Discussion and Performance with Richard Hagopian and Dr. Yektan
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music
University Business Center, Fresno State. Free admission and free parking in Lot P6 or P5.
This project was made possible with support from California
Humanities, a partner of the NEH. Visit calhum.org.
For more information.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 • 7:30PM
Lecture II-"The Survivors: Armenian Orphans and Refugees After the First World War (1918-1923)"
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by Dr. Ari Şekeryan, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies
University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking in Lot P6 or P5 (free code available through the Armenian Studies
Program).
More information.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 • 7:30PM

"Sojourner, Smugglers, and Dubious Citizens: The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915"
 by Dr. David Gutman, Manhattanville College, New York
by Dr. David Gutman, Manhattanville College, New York

University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking in Lot P6 or P5 (free code available through the Armenian Studies Program).
More information.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 • 7:30PM
"Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds"
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by Dr. Houri Berberian, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, University of California, Irvine

University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking in Lot P6 or P5 (free code available through the Armenian Studies Program).
More information.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 • 5:00PM
Armenian Studies Program 32nd Annual Banquet
Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno
SAVE THE DATE.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 • 7:30PM
Lecture III-"The Armenian Patriarchate, Politics and the Postwar Settlement in Istanbul: the Story of Patriarch Zaven"
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by Dr. Ari Şekeryan, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies
University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking in Lot P6 or P5 (free code available through the Armenian Studies
Program).

Friday, April 17, 2020 • 5:30PM
The Fresno Film Premiere of "What Will Become of Us?"
with director Stephanie Ayanian
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In conjunction with CineCulture.
Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Auditorium, West end of the SaveMart Center, 5010 N. Woodrow Ave., Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking in adjacent Lots.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 • 5:00PM
"Armenian Music Repertoire of the Middle East: Part III"
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with oud master Richard Hagopian
Co-sponsored with the Middle East Lecture, Performance and Films Series, and Global Music Lecture Series.
University Business Center, Room 191, A. Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Free admission. Free parking in Lot P6 or P5 with free parking code from the Armenian Studies Program.

The Armenian Studies Program

The Armenian Studies Program was established in 1977 and the Center for Armenian Studies was founded in 1988. The Center provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact and currently houses the Armenian Studies Program, the Sahatdjian Armenian Studies Library, the Avedian Armenian Studies Archives, the newspaper Hye Sharzhoom/Armenian Action, the Armenian Students Organization, and the Index of Armenian Art.

The Haig and Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair in Armenian Studies, established in the fall of 1988, is one of several Armenian Chairs in the United States and provides financial support for a distinguished Armenologist. The endowment honors Haig and Isabel Berberian and was established by their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold H. and Dianne Gazarian. Other friends of the Armenian Studies Program have made significant contributions to the endowment.
Read more-A Brief History of the Armenian Studies Program

Armenian Genocide Monument Unveiled at Historic Ceremony
4,000 plus attended on Thursday, April 23
Maple Mall, Fresno State

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The Armenian Genocide Monument.
Photo by Paul Schlesinger, The Collegian

Armenian Genocide Monument to be Built on Fresno State Campus
-Groundbreaking Held on Sunday, November 2, 2014
Fresno—On Sunday, November 2, the Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley broke ground on a Monument dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event began at 2:30 p.m. and took place at the Fresno State Maple Mall, located south of the Satellite Student Union. 
For more information, go to Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee-Fresno.

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"A Century of Rebirth"-Armenian Students Organization organized
100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration-April 24, 2015

 


Armenian Genocide Monument Groundbreaking, Fresno State November 2, 2014.