FRESNO — Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State will give an illustrated presentation on “Armenia Today: Summer Study Trip 2014” at 7:30PM on Tuesday, November 18, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus.

The lecture is part of the Fall Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program, supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Prof. Der Mugrdechian has led six student groups to Armenia over the past 25 years. In the summer of 2014, together with Prof. Sergio La Porta of the Armenian Studies Program, he led a group of nine students on the Summer Study Trip, from May 26-June 11. The presentation will discuss some of the major experiences that the group had, including visits with Yerevan State University college students and visits to the Mer Hooys-Our Hope home in Yerevan.

Some of the students who participated in the Summer Study Trip will also recount their experiences, giving a different perspective to the presentation.

Barlow Der Mugrdechian is Director of the Armenian Studies Program and the Center for Armenian Studies at Fresno State and has been teaching Armenian language, art, history, and culture courses for thirty years.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available, with a parking code 273501, after 7:00PM at Fresno State Lots P5 and P6, near the University Business Center.

For more information about the lecture please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 278-2669, or visit our website at www.fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies.

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