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Author Chris Bohjalian (Photo: Aaron Spagnolo)

NAASR LA Leadership Circle Event to Feature Bohjalian and Nazarian

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will hold a special event featuring best-selling author Chris Bohjalian acclaimed filmmaker Eric Nazarian, and award-winning filmmaker and director Dr. Carla Garapedian as Master of Ceremonies, on Sat., Feb. 27, in Los Angeles, [more...]

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

'SERVICE Armenia’ participants and local children in Vanadzor following the construction of the Vanadzor Park play structure

Paros Now Accepting Applications for ‘SERVICE Armenia’ 2016

BERKELEY, CA—Applications are now available for the Paros Foundation’s SERVICE Armenia 2016 program, which will run from June 23 to July 24. The program enables young people to travel and tour Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), while engaging in meaningful service projects benefiting [more...]

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Mary Papazian

SCSU President to Lead San Jose State

Mark Ojakian, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, recently announced that Mary A. Papazian will resign as president of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) effective July 1, 2016, and will become the 29th president of San Jose State University. [more...]

February 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

William Saroyan

ADAA Announces Judges for Saroyan/Paul $10,000 Playwriting Prize

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) recently announced the honorary jury for the 2016 cycle of the biennial Saroyan/Paul $10,000 Human Rights Prize in Playwriting. Rob Drummer The judges are Rob Drummer, associate dramaturg and director from the Bush Theatre in London; [more...]

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

(L to R) Honorable Jack Hadjinian, Alex Manoukian, proud grandmother Loucine Beshdikian.

Mesrobian High School Junior Appointed Montebello Youth Commissioner

MONTEBELLO, Calif.—Armenian Mesrobian High School junior Alex Manoukian was sworn in as youth commissioner for the City of Montebello by Mesrobian Alumnus Councilman Jack Hadjinian on Jan. 14. Manoukian becomes the third consecutive Mesrobian High School student to serve in the position. (L to R) [more...]

January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Protesters demanded accountability from the Turkish government, namely the AKP party and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Armenians, Kurds Hold Protest Action in LA

Remember Elçi, Dink, Balikci LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Dozens of local activists and community members gathered at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles  to protest the recent assassination of human rights activist and lawyer Tahir Elçi. Elçi was the president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association and [more...]

December 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

On Dec. 8, the Armenian American Museum unveiled its conceptual design at a Glendale City Council meeting.

‘Armenian American Museum’ Committee Unveils Design

GLENDALE, Calif.—On Tues., Dec. 8, the Armenian American Museum unveiled its conceptual design at a Glendale City Council meeting. The Project Development Committee presented the developments of the first phase of the master planning process and shared the concept design for the new museum. On [more...]

December 18, 2015 // 1 Comment


UAF Ends Humanitarian Shipments to Armenia

GLENDALE, Calif.—The Board of Directors of the United Armenian Fund (UAF) recently announced that the non-profit organization would be ending its operations on Nov. 30, following the passing of its main benefactor, Kirk Kerkorian, preceded by the closing down of his Lincy Foundation. After 26 [more...]

December 4, 2015 // 0 Comments


Historic Monument Dedicated to Genocide Inaugurated in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—On Sat., Nov. 14, Armenians from Las Vegas and beyond gathered at Sunset Park for the unveiling and dedication of a monument that pays tribute to the 1.5 million Christian Armenians massacred during the 1915-23 genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. The monument project was [more...]

December 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

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