Kudos to Fresno Writers — Summer 2021

Kudos to #FresnoWriters. Creative Writing Program and Department of English, Summer 2021.

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is an ongoing series republished from the Fresno State MFA blog, celebrating the professional accomplishments of students, alumni, and faculty in Fresno State’s Creative Writing Program and the Department of English.

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Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series celebrates 50 years

Garrick Ohlsson. Photo by Dario Acosta.

“The unique experience of watching a master perform live music is transformational: One feels the vibrations, feels the emotion and hears the vital energy of life, flowing from the heart through the fingertips,” Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval said. “For 50 years, the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series has brought us this gift that elevates and revitalizes the soul. Fresno State is honored to host this community and international treasure.”

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Dr. Suren Manukyan named as 18th Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor

Dr. Suren Manukyan speaks next to the Armenian flag

Dr. Manukyan is the author of some thirty articles in the field of genocide and oriental studies. In his research interests, Dr. Manukyan explores the history of genocide, which explains the origins of social behaviors that lead up to mass murder, including prejudices, stereotypes, racism, religious and ethnic hatred, and discrimination.

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Art Education Series begins with a panel on confronting anti-Asian Racism

Faces of Dr. Ryan Shin, Dr. Jaehan Bae, and Dr. Maria Lim

Presented in collaboration with  The California Arts Project (TCAP), the panel will explore the recent crimes and violence against Asian Americans and communities, the visual representations of Asian/Asian Americans in popular culture and interventions and strategies to address those issues in art education. 

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CCA to hold a reception for acclaimed Stonewall art exhibit

“Run Little White Girl” by David Antonio Cruz

The Center for Creativity and the Arts will hold a reception for “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” at 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery courtyard. Those unable to attend in person may join virtually on Zoom. 

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