‘Van 1915: The Great Events of Vasbouragan’

Ara Sarafian will speak on "Van 1915: The Great Events of Vasbouragan"

Ara Sarafian, director of the London-based Gomidas Institute, will present a lecture entitled “Van 1915: The Great Events of Vasbouragan” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is part of the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program.

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‘Van Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide’

Armenian Studies lecture: Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz on “Van Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide”

Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz will give a presentation on “Van Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus. The presentation is part of the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program.

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Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca to present on ‘An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond’s History’

Armenian Studies Lecture: Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca on "An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond's History"

Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca will present a lecture entitled “An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond’s History” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is the second in the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program. The Leon S. Peters Foundation is a co-sponsor of the event.

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Christopher Atamian to speak on ‘Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France’

Graphic design depicting Christopher Atamian and book cover of "Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France"

Author and translator Christopher Atamian will present a lecture entitled “Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France: A Zenith of Diasporan Writing” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus.
“Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France” was published as Volume 6 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno in 2016. This is the first presentation in the Armenian Studies Program 2017 Fall Lecture series, which is supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

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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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Ethics Lecture Series: Carr talks human well-being March 28

Flyer for Ethics lecture on Human Well-Being

Tony Carr will discuss “Human Well-Being: The Untold Global Story” from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Alice Peters Auditorium. Carr is president of Halloran Philanthropies and former CEO of Fresno Heart Hospital. The human race has made remarkable progress in pursuit of well-being. Quality of life has significantly improved across the globe.  This […]

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Armenian Studies lecture April 4

Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh

Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh, of the University of California at Davis, will give a presentation on “The Drowned, the Saved and the Forgotten: Genocide and the Foundations of Modern Humanitarianism” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The lecture is part […]

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Armenian Studies Lecture: The Silk Road and Armenian Textiles Throughout the Centuries

Levon Chookaszian

~ By Barlow Der Mugrdechian Dr. Levon Chookaszian, UNESCO chair of Art History, Yerevan State University, will present an illustrated lecture on “The Silk Road and Armenian Textiles Throughout the Centuries” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The lecture […]

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Nominate a professor for Fresno State Talks

Which professors inspire you? Nominate them for Fresno State Talks, so the entire university community can share in that inspiration. In its fifth year, Fresno State Talks is a student-selected lecture series that features outstanding faculty who exemplify the University’s values of Discoveries, Diversity and Distinction. Faculty nominations are currently being accepted and are due to USU Room […]

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Building Connections Through Art

Benefits gained by studying the arts and humanities – self-awareness, creative problem solving, appreciation of diversity and development of collaborative work habits – are applicable in a wide range of careers, said Dr. Una Mjurka, an associate professor of art and ceramics at Fresno State. Mjurka, winner of the 2015-16 Provost’s Award in Faculty Service, […]

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