Armenian studies

UCI professor, wife fund $100,000 endowment for Armenian Studies graduate students

Generous gift inspired by dedication to preserve ancestral history and language

School of Humanities launches 3 new centers for interdisciplinary research, programming

The School of Humanities has announced the creation of the Center for Armenian Studies; the Center for Knowledge, Technology, and Society; and the Center for Storytelling. “The three new centers will serve as a nexus for interdisciplinary research and programming,” said Dean Tyrus Miller. “All have particular resonance and value at this very moment in […]

Keeping a language alive

New classes aim to revive endangered dialect of Western Armenia

UCI chemistry professor, wife fund $100,000 endowment for Armenian studies research

Ara Apkarian, UCI Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his wife, Alice, a retired Saddleback College chemistry professor, recently funded a $100,000 endowment, the Naneh Award for Graduate Research in Armenian Studies. Named in honor of their daughter, a postdoctoral researcher at Western Michigan University, this is the second significant gift the couple has bestowed on […]

Houri Berberian appointed to endowed chair in Armenian studies

Houri Berberian has been named the School of Humanities’ Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies. The $2 million endowed chair was established in 2014 by Vahe and Armine Meghrouni, with additional backing from the local Armenian American community and a $500,000 match from the UC Office of the President. Berberian joins UCI from California […]