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Mesrobian High School Wins Coveted Top Mock Trial Awards

  PICO RIVERA, Calif.—The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) awarded two Senior Division Awards to Mesrobian High School Students Ani Khachigian and Anya Avedissian, who came out on top against thousands of students from over a hundred of Southern California’s largest public schools, [more...]

December 12, 2016 // 2 Comments

Khatchig Mouradian’s Armenian Genocide Class Engages Students

By Michael Rettig FRESNO, Calif. (Hye Sharzhoom)—As the Fall Semester draws to a close, students and professors reflect upon the lasting impact of the lessons they learned. With the current turmoil in Turkey and Syria as a backdrop, Dr. Khatchig Mouradian’s class on “The Armenian Genocide and [more...]

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

USC Innovate Armenia 2017: The Retreat

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The University of Southern California (USC) Institute of Armenian Studies invites undergraduate and graduate students to a weekend retreat in Hollywood, Calif., to pursue innovative, out-of-the-box, disruptive thinking about Armenians in the 21st century. The participants [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Artsakh Leaders Outline Priorities During Meeting with ARF Western Region

GLENDALE, Calif. (Asbarez)—Ahead of the Thanksgiving Day Armenia Fund Telethon, leaders from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) delineated the priorities of the republic during a meeting with Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Western United States Central Committee on Nov. 22 at the Peshekerian [more...]

November 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Peaceful Armenian Student Protesters Attacked

GLENDALE, Calif.— Armenian students who peacefully protested a genocide denier’s lecture celebrating Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s career at Chapman University on Nov. 10, were attacked as the audience punched, shoved, spit, and yelled fascist hate speech at them. Armenian students who peacefully [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 2 Comments

Mouradian to Present Final Public Lecture in Series at Fresno State

‘A Tale of Two Midwives: The Notebooks of Siphora and Nuritza Shnorhokian of Aintab, 1890-1930’ Dr. Khatchig Mouradian (Clark University), Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at California State University, Fresno, will give his final public lecture, in a series of three presentations, [more...]

November 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Students protest Atatürk Scholar to Leave CSUN Campus

By Robert Spallone NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (The Sundial)—Scholar George Gawrych got through no more than five sentences during his presentation on his book about Turkish army officer Mustafa Kemal Atatürk before students raised their voices in protest on Nov. 10 at the California State University [more...]

November 11, 2016 // 6 Comments

Over 1,000 Supporters of the Armenian Cause Gather for the ANCA-WR Gala

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—On Oct. 16, a stellar gathering of more than 1,000 supporters that included over 80 local, state, and federal elected officials from the Western United States, community leaders, and Academic Award-winning director Terry George and his team from the upcoming film “The [more...]

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

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