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Petra and Paradise: U of A Professor Leads Research for Smithsonian Channel

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thomas Paradise, a professor of geosciences whose research in Petra, Jordan, has spanned more than 25 years, will be the focus of a May 1 upcoming special on the Smithsonian Channel.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Humanities International Science Social Sciences Anthropology Geosciences Middle East Studies

Re-inventing Culture in China's Xinjiang Province, Lecture and Performance April 20

Monday, April 17, 2017

Elise Anderson will present "Sufi Music in an Age of Terror: the Persistence of the Uyghur Muqam as Public Symbol in the PRC" at 6 p.m. April 20 in Giffels Auditorium. 

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Events Humanities Lectures Asian Studies Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies Program Announces Courses for May Intersession, Fall 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Middle East Studies Program will offer courses in anthropology, Arabic language, literature, history, political science and religion during the May 2017 Intersession and the fall 2017 semester. 

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Screening of Frontline's 'Exodus' on April 12

Monday, April 10, 2017

A special screening of PBS Frontline's 'Exodus' from 7-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in Gearhart Hall room 26. This screening is free and open to the public.

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Middle East Studies Student Wins Nationally Competitive Scholarship to Study Arabic in Oman

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Christopher Cowan, a senior honors student, earned a nationally competitive scholarship to take part in the Summer Arabic Language and Media program in Manah, Oman.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Honors College Awards International International Studies Middle East Studies

Scholars, Activists, Experts to Discuss Confronting Honor-Based Violence in International Symposium

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The King Fahd Center and the School of Law will host an international symposium addressing the current issues of honor killings, forced marriage and other honor-based acts of violence on April 13-14.

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Lecture and Documentary on Representation of Muslim-American Women in Fashion, Feb 23.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Yasmin Moll's lecture entitled "Changing Representations of Muslim Women" will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, and includes a screening of her documentary Fashioning Faith

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Student Affairs Events International Lectures Anthropology Middle East Studies

Middle East Cinema Series Announces Spring 2017 Line-Up

Monday, January 23, 2017

All films in the Nadi Cinema — classics, cult favorites, recent hits, comedies, tragedies, political thrillers, social commentaries, and romances, in black-white and living color — are subtitled in English.

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