New Online Course for Summer 2020!

Author: Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

MEAR 40027 - Section 01: Introduction to Classical/Quranic Arabic I (CRN 3905) (Undergrads)
MEAR 60027 (Grad students)
Instructor:  Dr. Catherine Bronson
MTWTh 10:30 - 12:05
June 15-July 24, 2020
3 credit hours

The goal of this course is to develop a basic knowledge of the Classical/Koranic Arabic, with emphasis on an overview of grammar and syntax, vocabulary acquisition, and serial readings of Islamic texts. We read selections from Qur'an, Qur'anic exegeses, hadith (Prophetic tradition), and other related material. We learn how to use Arabic dictionary and bibliographical references (in print and online). (Prereq.: one year of college level Modern Standard Arabic)…

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Truman Scholarship

Author: Sherry Reichold

Patrick McCabe, a Political Science and Arabic double major and AL/SC Honors Program and Peace Studies minor received the prestigious Truman Scholarship.  Congratulations, Patrick!…

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New Course: The 1001 Nights

Author: Sherry Reichold

The Thousand and One Nights, also known as the Arabian Nights, is a collection of tales originated in the Arab lands that has become a masterpiece of world literature. These enchanting stories, framed by the tale of Scheherazade (or Shahrazad), have enjoyed a widespread and varied reputation over the centuries and across cultures.

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Jay Rowley '11 Honored as Part of Inaugural Domer Dozen

Author: Brigid O'Keefe

Congratulations to Jay Rowley, an alumnus of the Arabic Program, on being honored as one of the inaugural Domer Dozen, an award given to graduates 32 years old and younger in recognition for their significant contributions and extraordinary dedication to making a difference. Rowley, one of 12 honorees, is being recognized for his work promoting security in the Middle East. …

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Prof. Abdulsater Wins Prestigious Book Award

Author: Brigid O'Keefe

Professor Hussein Abdulsater has been awarded "The World Award for Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran" for his book, Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse. The award honors works in the fields of Islamic studies and Iranian studies. 

In Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

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Book: Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

Author: Sherry Reichold

New in Paperback

Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology

al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

Hussein Ali Abdulsater

Published by Edinburgh University Press

This book presents the contribution of al-Sharif al-Murtada (d. 1044) of Baghdad, the thinker most responsible for this irreversible change, which remains central to Imami identity. It analyses his intellectual project and establishes the dynamic context which prompted him to pour the old wine of Shi'i doctrine into the new wineskin of systematic Mu'tazili theology.…

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Li Guo

Author: Department of Classics

Professor Li Guo, in the Department of Classics and the Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies had an interview recently published in a major Chinese newspaper on the current state of Arabic-Islamic Studies in the West. 

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Arabic Club T-Shirts

Author: Arabic Club

Arabic T Shirt

Arabic T-Shirts are in!!!

The Shirt alone will be sold for $12.00

Dues of $10.00
They also have the spectacular deal of
The Shirt and Dues for $15.00 (you save $7.00)
Please fill out the interest survey below by Friday (Nov. 9) of this week.

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"C.J." Pine '17

Author: Sherry Reichold

CJ Pine

"C.J." Pine, an Arabic and peace studies major, was named Valedictorian '2017.  CJ is currently serving as Peace Process and Programming Specialist with the  U.S. Department of State.

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