The UVA-Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Education- Fulbright Hays Group Study Abroad for 2012-2013 in the amount of $90,532.00 . The grant will extend for four years. The grant will support advanced students of Arabic who will be studying through the UVA-Yarmouk Program in Jordan.
Book TV at University of Virginia: Farzaneh Milani: "Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement". Professor Farzaneh Milani sat down with Book TV to discuss her latest book, "Words, Not Swords". Click here to watch this interview.
Two U.Va. students go overseas with Boren Scholarships. Click here to read this May 15, 2012 UVa Today article.
Class of 2012: Kelsey Goodman Honors Multicultural Heritage at Home and Abroad. Click here to read this May 10, 2012 UVa Today article.
Class of 2012: Tousignant Combines Interests in Sufi Dance, Poetry. Click here to read this May 9, 2012 UVa Today article.
MESALC undergraduate student Glynnis Maynard was a guest DJ on U.Va.'s WTJU 91.1 FM on January 11th, 2012. Glynnis played Arabic music for "Radio Tropicale," with Bruce Penner.
Farzaneh Milani's translated poem titled, "Winter," (1967) by Forugh Farrokhzad, appeared in the New York Times on December 21st, 2011.
Farzaneh Milani's article titled "Saudi Arabia's Freedom Riders" appeared in the New York Times on June 12th, 2011.
MESALC graduate student Rasmieyh Abdelnabi appeared on National Public Radio on April 21st, 2011, to discuss the American muslim woman's choice to unveil. To hear the audio, follow the story to the NPR website:
Lifting The Veil: Muslim Women Explain Their Choice
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