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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.

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

The Armenian Studies Program held its 33rd Annual Banquet on Sunday, May 2. The Banquet was held virtually and a special video to mark the occasion was prepared.
The link is here: https://bit.ly/armenianstudies33rdbanquet

President Joseph Biden's Statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
President Biden's Statement.
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Fresno State Interim President Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval's Statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Statement.

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

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Upcoming Events:

Friday, January 28, 2022 • 7:00PM Pacific time/10:00PM Eastern standard
"What's in a Name?: Language, the Politics of the Armenian Genocide, and Medz Yeghern"
Dr. Vartan Matiossian

Dr. Vartan Matiossian, Executive Director of the Eastern Prelacy
Zoom registration link:
More information about the talk.

Thursday, February 17, 2022 • 7:00PM Pacific time/10:00PM Eastern standard
"Armenia v. Azerbaijan on the International Court of Justice: The Recent Case Brought Under the International Convention Against All Forms of Racial Discrimination"
Karnig Kerkonian
International lawyer Karnig Kerkonian
Zoom registration link:
More information about the talk.

Saturday, February 26, 2022 • 6:30PM Doors open-7:00PM Music
"Kef Time Fresno"
Kef time
Tickets and more information:https://www.keftimefresno.com/
Proceeds to Benefit the Armenian Studies Program

Friday, March 4, 2022 • 7:30PM
"The Komitas Trio"
Komitas trio
Michael Krikorian-Piano; Aroussiak Baltaian-Violin; Garik Terzian-Cello
Co-sponsored with the
Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series
Tickets: Check back soon

Sunday, March 20, 2022 • 5:00PM-Reception • 6:00PM-Dinner
Armenian Studies Program 34th Annual Banquet
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Program
Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno
Details soon


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

Armenian Genocide Monument

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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Now on YouTube:

"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.