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Final plays offer a look at two cultures

Two dynamic theater productions are opening on campus as the fall semester comes to a close and gives way to the holiday season.

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Provost award winner speaks on autism

Amanda Nicolson Adams, director of the Central California Autism Center, explained the history and effectiveness of her work with applied behavior science at Fresno State.

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“Argo” features suspenseful story, dazzling cast

It takes a certain kind of narcissism, or maybe just distrust, to cast yourself in a film you’ve directed. Whatever the reasons, Ben Affleck’s decision to take on the lead role in his political thriller, “Argo,” was a good one.

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Aradhna blends Hindi and Christian tunes

Fresno State students experienced a week of spiritual music from Southeast Asia when the band Aradhna gave evening performances on Monday and Wednesday in the University Student Union.

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500th anniversary of Armenian print celebrated

The Armenian Studies Program and College of Arts of Humanities held a reception and lecture in honor of the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing on Sunday in the Henry Madden Library during Armenian Cultural Month.

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Presidential debate watch hosted on campus

Fresno State students packed the Alice Peters Auditorium Wednesday night for a presidential debate viewing between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Charities benefit from home giveaway

Fresno State’s Renaissance Scholars Program is among eight local charities receiving more than $300,000 from the 2012 Granville Home of Hope Giveaway on Saturday.

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Constitution Day panel talks politics

The political science department, in conjunction with the College of Social Sciences and Student Affairs, held a special panel discussion on Monday in honor of Constitution Day.

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11 Years Ago

Fresno State’s Dr. Robert Maldonado of the philosophy department was part of an interfaith panel discussion held on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The discussion was also held in light of the Wisconsin Sikh ...

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My big fat Greek Fest

St. George Greek Orthodox Church and the Fresno community celebrated the 52nd annual Greek Fest, Aug. 24-26, with tons of food, dance performances and live Greek musicians.

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ICCF awards ethics center director

Fresno State’s Ethics Center received the Spirit of Abraham Award from the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on July 27, their 7th Annual Night of Spirituality during Ramadan.

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Middle Eastern studies program opens students’ eyes to another culture

Nasir Rashid, a former Fresno State student and linguistics instructor from Jordan, hopes to see an increase in interest in Arabic language courses. Rashid has witnessed a boom in class attendance in the two years he has been an instructor.

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