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‘We will never forget’: Thousands gather for centennial anniversary of Armenian Genocide

By Megan Ginise & Tomas Kassahun On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, about 4,000 people gathered at Fresno State to unveil a monument which stands as a reminder of the mass killing of 1.5 million ...

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Fresno State celebrates Earth Day’s 45th anniversary

Fresno State celebrated the 45th anniversary of Earth Day Wednesday with a conservation fair hosted by the Fresno State Sustainability Project at the campus Memorial Garden. The fair invited clubs and organizations such as the Food Recovery Network, Applied Behavior ...

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Generations removed, students tell tales of an Armenian resistance

One-hundred years later, the first genocide of the 21st century remains a piercing anchor in the lives of younger-generation Armenians, impacting their values, beliefs and decisions. Armenian music, family and history are the three things that keep Ovsanna Simonyan close ...

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Fresno State International students embrace adjustment to campus life

For an international student in the U.S., there’s a price to pay. In most cases, the price is measured in dollar amounts. But there are also underlying problems that challenge international students on a daily basis. The struggle to fit ...

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Parents of presumed dead Mexico students to speak in Fresno

Two parents whose children were kidnapped and were thought to have been killed nearly six months ago in Iguala, Mexico will speak tomorrow in the Fresno State Peace Garden as part of an effort to raise awareness and support. Members ...

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Fresno State kicks off National Agriculture Week

For more than 50 years, California has been the no. 1 agricultural exporter, the fifth largest supplier of food and farm commodities in the world, and supplies 99 percent of almonds, artichokes, dates, pistachios, pomegranates and walnuts in the nation. ...

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New Yorker reporter Jonah Lehrer shares cautionary tale

Jonah Lehrer, a science writer who was caught fabricating quotes in one of his books, said plagiarism is “the worst mistake a journalist can make.” Speaking at a forum discussion at Fresno State on Thursday, Lehrer has written for Wired, ...

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Armenian Genocide: “We cannot forget”

Dr. Sergio La Porta, professor in the armenian studies program, concluded this years’ Fresno State Talks last night in the Satellite Student Union, with a lecture on the importance and relevance of the Armenian Genocide and how it shaped world ...

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Fresno state professor, former U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine remembered

A global poetry icon known for his affinity for the Central Valley and revered for his award-winning work, former U.S. poet laureate and Fresno State Professor Emeritus Philip Levine, died from pancreatic cancer Saturday in his Fresno home. He was ...

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Fresno State community remembers 43 killed Mexican students

Four  months after the disappearance of 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Fresno State students are paying tribute to those fellow students who lost their lives. On Sept. 26, 2014, ...

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Gender gap in academia persists

When professor Yupeng Luo joined the Lyles College of Engineering in 2008, she was told that the number of female faculty in the college had just doubled as a result of her admittance. Seven years later, that number again has ...

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Sexual assault gains local, national focus

The White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault released its first report Tuesday, urging colleges to adopt more rigorous strategies in combating the crime on their campuses.

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Professor’s book offers new viewpoint on civil rights era

Beauty has always been a product of culture, but what happens when two very different, ethnically feuding cultures collide? This phenomenon is explored by Dr. Blain Roberts, a history professor at Fresno State, in her new book “Pageants, Parlor, and ...

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World Bank executive speaks to students

World Bank Executive Dr. Sundaran Annamalai delivered a lecture, “Investments of the World Bank in Agriculture and Rural Development in Southeast Asia,” Tuesday night in the Alice Peters Auditorium. According to Annamalai, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty and ...

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