Free lecture by Richard Hagopian, master of the oud, on April 27

Richard Hagopian

Armenian musician Richard Hagopian, an internationally recognized master of the oud, will present a lecture called “Maqam Musics of the Middle East: Armenian Traditions” at 4 p.m. on Thursday April 27, in the Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191) of the Peters Business Building. This free public event is part of the Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance […]

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LitHop festival features Fresno State student writers and faculty

LitHop with Randa Jarrar and Gary Soto

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from More than 150 writers will gather in Fresno’s Tower District Saturday, April 29 for LitHop 2017, a free literary festival that will be headlined by Fresno State alumnus and author Gary Soto. At least half of the 150 writers performing at LitHop have connections to Fresno State as […]

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Chamber Singers help Library of Congress honor U.S. Poet Laureate Herrera in Washington, D.C.

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

Here is the video from this today’s performance (event begins at about 7 minutes): Here is the video from the evening performance (event begins at about 3:30 minutes): Photo: The Fresno State Chamber Singers rehearse with Dr. Benjamin Boone ahead of their performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 26 in celebration of U.S. […]

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Master Chorale’s Spring Concert and panel set April 30

The Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale and Coro Piccolo, directed by Fresno State professor emeritus Dr. Anna Hamre, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” at its spring concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall at Clovis North High School. The performance will feature soloists Catherine McCord […]

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Workshop: Finding Funding in the Arts and Humanities

Finding Funding in the Arts and Humanities

The Fresno State Madden Library presents “Finding Funding in the Arts and Humanities” from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Room 2127 of the Madden Library (second floor of the North Wing) Join them for a free hands-on workshop in finding funding for projects, residencies, travel and research in the arts and humanities. This workshop will focus on […]

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Armenian Genocide commemoration events planned for April 24

Armenian Genocide Memorial

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand will keynote Fresno State’s annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the Armenian Genocide Monument at the Maple Mall (south of the Satellite Student Union). The event marks the 102 anniversary of the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish Empire. The ceremony will […]

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Fresno State Focus April 19: Vintage Days, lacrosse and sporting rituals

Athletic rituals

This week on Fresno State Focus, a public affairs program produced by students in the Department of Media, Communication and Journalism, anchors Mary Kate Paquette of Bakersfield and Jordan Kemp of Fresno will speak with Vintage Days student director Cindy Kouyate about the upcoming festival. The show will take an inside look at the Fresno State women’s lacrosse team […]

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Author, lawyer Fethiye Çetin to speak on ‘Echo of Silence’

Fethiye Cetin

Author and human-rights lawyer Fethiye Çetin (Istanbul, Turkey), will speak on “Echo of Silence” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at the Berberian Social Hall of St. Paul Armenian Church, 3767 N. First Street, in Fresno. The lecture is being held as part of the commemorative activities associated with the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian […]

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CineCulture April 21: ‘Together With You’

Flyer for Together with You

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series will present “Together With You” (2002) at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21,  in the Peters Educational Center Auditorium (west end of the Save Mart Center, near Shaw and Woodrow Aves.). “Together With You” is in Mandarin with English subtitles, with a running time of 110 minutes. Director Kaige Chen composes a richly imagined film […]

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English Professor Howard Hendrix gives TEDx Talk April 15 at UC Riverside

English Professor Howard Hendrix gives a TEDx Talk at UC Riverside.

Dr. Howard Hendrix, a professor with Fresno State’s Department of English and an award-winning author, gave a TEDx Talk on Saturday, April 15, to a crowd of 400 people in the University Theatre at the University of California at Riverside. Hendrix’ talk was titled “Saving Private Mind: Madness, Consciousness, Privacy.” “It proposes a new theory of […]

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