Yishai Jusidman’s ‘Prussian Blue’ comes to Fresno State with a free exhibition

Birkenau, 2014 - Acrylic on linen mounted on wood, Yishai Jusidman

As the toxic cocktail perpetrated the mechanized genocide, it also combined, through an accidental chemical reaction, with the iron oxide in bricks and mortar — leaving the gas chamber walls in camps such as Majdanek and Stutthof in Poland with eerie deep blue stains that turned out to be chemically identical to the pigment Prussian blue.

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Portuguese institute opens Fall Lecture Series with ‘Azores and the Central Valley’

Photo credit: Concierge

As a natural stop for trans-Atlantic voyages, it was commonplace for the Portuguese population of the Azores to spread around the world. They began arriving in California on whaling ships before the gold rush and continue to migrate to this day. Many Azorians maintain close connections to their ancestral home and thousands return to visit each year.

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Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts brings world-class artists to Fresno State

Steinway Model D in the Fresno State Concert Hall

It was the early 1990s in New York City when Professor of Piano Andreas Werz found himself in Steinway Hall tasked with purchasing three pianos for Fresno State. Even though he was surrounded by first-rate instruments, he struggled to find that perfect one worthy of the world-class musicians he was bringing to campus for the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series.

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Dzerigian to showcase ‘Trail of Stones’ in artist talk, book signing, photography exhibition

Trail of Stones book cover image

As Namer, a previously stray dog, ran through the wooded river bottom near Centerville, a youthful Steve Dzerigian ran behind holding onto the leash. At some point during his daily chore of walking the dog, he decided the human-dog roles should be reversed and he let the dog run free. While the leash was still attached, he never let it tighten — running as Namer ran and observing her tracking techniques.

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Alumna Ersilia Lacaze is proud of her Bulldog blood

Ersilia Lacaze

It is the thick red fluid which runs through our veins that delivers oxygen and nutrients and removes waste and disease from our bodies. With it we live, without it, we die. But our relationship with blood is symbiotic — without our body, the blood will spoil.

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5,000-mile journey to find a mentor ends at Fresno State

Kelvin Diaz Inoa plays his cello

It was late July 2016 in Philadelphia when FOOSA Musician Kelvin Diaz Inoa made his decision. He packed his red 1999 Ford Focus with a few small personal belongings and his cello and hit the road. He didn’t know much about where he was going. All he knew was he had finally found the teacher and mentor he had been searching for…

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