Tag Archives: Armenia

Scholar gives lecture on interpretations of Armenian history

The battle between history and the human mind was examined on Monday by Hayk Demoyan in his lecture, “Multiple Identities and Memories of the Armenian World.” The lecture, which was a part of the Armenian studies program spring lecture series, ...

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Lecture details where Armenian Genocide began

During the spring lecture series Tuesday night, Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz presented his first lecture for the Armenian Studies Program in which he detailed the development and downfall of Van Vaspurakan Armenians leading to the Armenian Genocide. Türkyılmaz said he wanted ...

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Armenian lecture will detail flourishing life before genocide

The Armenian Studies Program’s spring lecture series will feature a presentation by Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz, who will discuss life before the Armenian Genocide. The lecture, titled “Van Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide,” will be held on Tuesday, ...

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Genocide ripped a family apart. Uncovered letters tell their story

Adrienne Alexanian went to clean the closet of her late father not too long after he died. In the process, she uncovered an old chapter – personal experiences she hadn’t known about – of the Armenian Genocide. Her father, Yervant ...

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Armenian ambassador visits Fresno State

It was an afternoon of remembrance and solidarity as Fresno State welcomed Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia, Grigor Hovahannissian, to campus Saturday. The ambassador was accompanied by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and honorary consul for the Republic ...

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Fresno State partners with American University of Armenia

A pact signed early this month between Fresno State and American University of Armenia (AUA) could potentially bring student exchange programs and opportunities for joint research between the schools.    “The groundwork for the agreement really started last February, February ...

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Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial

 Community members came together Friday to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide during a ceremony at the recently unveiled Armenian Genocide Monument at Fresno State.

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Hye Oozh Broadcasts Commemorative Program Dedicated to the Genocide Centennial

  Hye Oozh on Fresno State’s 90.7 KFSR-FM  broadcasted a special episode dedicated to the 100th anniversary to the Armenian Genocide. The radio station’s only ethnic program played patriotic music dedicated to Armenia and music related to the genocide alongside ...

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“We Will Never Forget”

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Community gathers to break ground on the Armenian Genocide Monument

Leaders from the local Armenian community and the university broke ground on the Armenian Genocide Monument on Sunday, a project that hopes to commemorate and educate the public when it opens next April. The monument will be located in Fresno ...

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Taking issue with extremism

As a junior majoring in political science and a Christian Armenian born and raised in Armenia, the extremist labeling from all sides and all issues concerns me. In my opinion, the reason the government has shut down is because there ...

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Standing in Silence: Armenian Student Organization brings awareness of genocide

The Armenian Student Organization, composed of Fresno State students, silently stood in the free speech area on Wednesday to remember the lives lost in the Armenian Genocide. This year marks the 98th anniversary commemoration of the genocide. The genocide refers ...

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Student works to keep Armenian culture alive

As president of the Armenian Students Organization (ASO), Vartush Mesropyan takes pride in helping educate students about her culture. “As I was growing up, I had always wanted to get involved with a group of Armenians that had the strength and determination to keep the Armenian culture, history and language alive,” Mesropyan said.

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Antiquated textbooks sent overseas

Two campus organizations are striving to find a good home for unused books and textbooks from the Kennel Bookstore.

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