Arts and Humanities faculty ovations: Nov. and Dec. 2019

Faulty Ovations

Faculty ovations are a regular series that allows us to applaud our faculty for their achievements in the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State. Their hard work and accomplishments directly impact our students, college, university, and the wider community. 

We ask that you join us in giving a round of applause to:


Dr. Maria S. Briggs – Okunev for her articles in Classical Singer Magazine#MeToo and Opera” and “All I Want for Christmas is… an Opera Career!

Dr. Maria S. Briggs - Okunev
Dr. Maria S. Briggs – Okunev

Dr. Vadim Keyser on his award from the CSU + Adobe Initiative for his work on work on scientific visualization–visualizing models and methods. He will be using the award to explore visualization in science through new technology mediums.

Animation by Dr. Vadim Keyser
Animation by Dr. Vadim Keyser

Barlow DerMugrdechian and the Armenian Studies Program for launching a weekly one-hour radio program “All Things Armenian,” which airs on Sundays, from 2 to 3 p.m. on KGST AM 1600. The program is also available as a podcast on Soundcloud.

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian during the airing of “All Things Armenian” radio hour.
Photo: Andrew Hagopian
Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian during the airing of “All Things Armenian” radio hour.
Photo: Andrew Hagopian

Dennis Borges and the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute for launching a weekly one-hour radio program “The Portuguese-American Hour” which airs on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. on KGST AM 1600.


Did we miss your accomplishments? Submit this short form or email Benjamin Kirk at benjaminkirk@mail.fresnostate.edu.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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