President of Haigazian University in Lebanon to Speak at Fresno State

~ By Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Armenian Studies Program The Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, president of Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanon, will discuss “Armenian Educational Life in Lebanon: Haigazian University” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The presentation is part of […]

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CineCulture, Armenian Studies present ‘If Only Everyone’

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series presents “If Only Everyone” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium. Directed by Nataliya Belyauskene, “If Only Everyone” is about Sasha, half-Armenian, half-Russian, who is the daughter of a freedom fighter killed in the Artsakh liberation war. Twenty years later, Sasha comes to Armenia in search of […]

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Armenian Studies celebrates its 40th year at Fresno State

~ By Marine Vardanyan, reprinted from Hye Sharzhoom Pictured above, from left: Barlow Der Mugrdechian, current director of Armenian Studies; Dr. Sergio La Porta, current Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies; and Dr. Dickran Kouymjian, director of the program 1976-2008 and Emeritus Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies Armenian studies has a long history on the Fresno State campus. […]

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Armenian Series at Fresno State publishes ‘Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France’

Book cover for "Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France" by Krikor Beledian

Armenian Studies Program Director Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced that Krikor Beledian’s “Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France” has been published by the Armenian Series of The Press, at California State University, Fresno. Translated from the original French into English by Christopher Atamian, “Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France” is a groundbreaking study of the […]

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Lecture:Dr. Vahram Sehmmassian will discuss ‘On the Trail of My Musa Dagh Ancestry’

Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, director of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, will give a presentation on “On the Trail of My Musa Dagh Ancestry” at 7:30p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The presentation is part of the Fall Lecture […]

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Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian to speak on “The Armenian Diaspora: Lebanon”

Armenian Studies Program Director Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian will give a presentation on “The Armenian Diaspora: Lebanon” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The presentation will be the first in the Fall Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program, […]

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The Central Valley Ledger: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

On the most recent edition of The Central Valley Ledger, host Sevag Tateosian talked to Fresno State‘s Armenian Studies Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian about his trip to Lebanon and Turkey and the Pope’s visit to ‪#‎Armenia‬. Listen to the conversation here. Der Mugrdechian has taught courses in Armenian language, history, literature, culture, art, church and a variety […]

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