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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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Armenian Genocide survivors’ memoirs shared during commemoration

The loss of life on a grand scale seems like an unforgettable occurrence, yet humans throughout history have allowed massacres of cultures and races. This fact brought an element of solemnity and poignancy to the Armenian Genocide Commemoration hosted Friday ...

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide

To commemorate the 101 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Fresno State Armenian Student Organization (ASO) hosted a week full of activities. A screening of “The Cut,” a film about the genocide was shown Wednesday and was followed by a candlelit ...

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Alumnus with ‘big heart’ remembered

Fresno State alumnus Dr. Harry Moordigian, Jr., whose legacy of support and generosity was fondly remembered, passed away on Nov. 11 at the age of 76. “This is the ideal type of person that gives back to the university after ...

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Syrian war hits home for Fresno State professor

Hagop Ohanessian is grateful for the life he lives in the U.S. As a Fresno State Armenian Studies professor, he cherishes the chance to go to work every day and make a difference in the lives of his students. Every ...

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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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Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

Genocide. That was a word that Pope Francis used in a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. The Pope ...

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Armenian Genocide Centennial Concert

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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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Fresno State honors Armenian history

The Armenian Students Organization and Armenian Studies held the 96th commemoration for the Armenian genocide this past week.

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Visiting professor discusses Armenian history, heritage

Dr. Abraham Terian and his wife, Dr. Sara Kärkkäinen, currently live in Fresno. Terian was born in Jaffa, Israel and raised in Jerusalem. They have three children and four grandchildren.

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Sarafian speaks on massacre

Ara Sarafian, an archival historian who specializes in late Ottoman history, presented information to California State University, Fresno students Monday night about the Adana massacre of Armenian’s in the Ottoman Empire.

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One hundredth anniversary of horror

[hana-flv-player video=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/video/massacre.flv ” width=”480″ height=”360″ description=”” player=”4″ autoload=”true” autoplay=”false” loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/a/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/massacre_320.png” /] Ara Sarafian presents the Fresno State community with events and pictures of the Adana massacres of 1909. Check out The Collegian print edition for more on this ...

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