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Simon Maghakyan

ANCA-WR Appoints Simon Maghakyan as Community Development Coordinator

GLENDALE, Calif.—Over the course of a year, the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR) significantly expanded its community outreach activities beyond California, home to its headquarters and more than 20 local chapters. True to its mission to educate, motivate, and [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments


CSUN Armenian Studies to Host Genocide Conference

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—On Sat., Jan. 31, the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) will host a one-day conference on “The Armenian  Genocide: Accounting and Accountability.”  Held at CSUN’s Grand Salon, the conference is part of the United Armenian Council [more...]

January 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Hovannisian Gives Multiple Fall Presentations

LOS ANGELES—During the 2014 fall quarter at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Prof. Richard Hovannisian participated in 20 university and community programs. His university and academic presentations were on modern Armenian history; the Armenian Genocide and contemporary denial; [more...]

December 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

Armenian Star Award winner Mardik Martin (seated, center) with ADAA volunteers and advisors. Levon Leo Chaloukian (far right) presented the award to Martin.

ADAA Awards Saroyan Prize, Armenian Honors

PASADENA, Calif.—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) held its annual awards event on Dec. 6 at the Pasadena Playhouse to present the 2014 William Saroyan Playwriting Prize in Human Rights/Social Justice and other special honors. More than 70 people attended the VIP event at the Makineni [more...]

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments


ADAA to Award $10,000 Saroyan Playwriting Prize

LOS ANGELES—To kick off Human Rights Day, the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) on Dec. 6 will award the 2014 William Saroyan Playwriting Prize for Human Rights/Social Justice ($10,000) at a gala event at the Pasadena Playhouse. Special honorees include Meg Ryan and co-producers Erik [more...]

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Shikahogh volunteers clearing exterior

LCO Renovates Historic Tchitchkhanavank, Shikahogh Churches

PASADENA, Calif.—This past summer, 20 Land and Culture Organization (LCO)/Organisation Terre et Culture (OTC) volunteers from Canada, France, Switzerland, the United States, and Armenia participated in two historical preservation campaigns in Armenia. Shikahogh volunteers clearing exterior In the [more...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hye Riders

Cyclists, Hye Riders, AHS Join ‘100 km Tribute’

GLENDALE, Calif.—The Hye Riders Motorcycle Club, Armenian Cycling Association (ACA), and Armenian Hiking Society (AHS) have joined the “100 km Tribute” effort initiated by the Armenian Hikers Association. Hye Riders “We’re excited to join this effort,” said Jacques Merdkhanian. [more...]

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Laura Maria Censabella

ADAA Announces Finalists for Saroyan Prize

LOS ANGELES—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) recently announced the finalists for the $10,000 William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting in Human Rights/Social Justice. They are “Carla Cooks the War,” by Laura Maria Censabella; “I Am Not Mine,” by Sevan Kaloustian-Greene; and [more...]

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments


ADAA 2014 Saroyan Prize Announces Honorary Jury

LOS ANGELES—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) recently announced the honorary jury for the 2014 William Saroyan Playwriting Prize for Human Rights/Social Justice: Sebastian Born, Erik Ehn, and David Lan. Sebastian Born is associate director at the National Theatre in London. He was the [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dr. Ghassemian, left, receives honorary doctorate degree from Stepan Dadayan, president of Artsakh State University.

Ghassemian Establishes Scholarship Endowment with AEF

GLENDALE, Calif.—The Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) recently announced that it has received a generous donation from Dr. Albert Ghassemian of Boston, Mass., to establish a $100,000 endowment fund in honor of his late wife, Ginger. As it will be named, the Dr. Albert & Ginger Melik [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

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