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A global education prepares Arabic major for career in U.S. Department of Justice

Author: Eileen Lynch

For Victoria Braga ’11, a semester in Egypt as an undergraduate gave her a new perspective on the United States — and shaped her future career path. Braga came to Notre Dame with an interest in international relations, but her study abroad experience inspired her to pursue a career as an attorney and a position in the U.S. government. Today, the Arabic and political science major works as a trial attorney in the appellate section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation.

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Arabic Tutoring

Author: Arts and Letters

Raghdaa Abou-SerieSawy's tutoring hours for Spring 2018 are Mondays 5:00-6:00 and Thursdays 12:30-3:30. Sign up in the CSLC in 329 DeBartolo Hall.…

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Raghdaa Saber Abou-Serie Sawy

Author: Department of Classics

Raghdaa Saber Abou-Serie Sawy has joined the Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies for the 2017-18 academic year.  Raghdaa, an FLTA student from Cairo, Egypt will be assisting the current faculty in the classroom.

Raghdaa graduated from Ain Shams University, Egypt.  She majored in the English language.  She obtained her MA in translation and linguistics from the same university.  Raghdaa is currently working on her PhD dissertation in translation.  Her dissertation is a contrastive study of metaphor in two translations of Mostaghanemiy's novel "Memory in the Flesh" adopting Semino's and Toury's approaches.  Raghdaa was granted the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching assistant scholarship for the academic year 2017-18.…

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International experience and research prepare Notre Dame senior for career in counterterrorism

Author: Megan Valley

Notre Dame senior Sienna Wdowik knows exactly the type of job she wants after graduation. Her two majors in the College of Arts and Letters and multiple international experiences, internships, and research projects will help her land it. “It’s really important to me to find a position where I can serve my country and use the knowledge that I have to do counterterrorism work,” she said. For Wdowik, majoring in political science and Arabic was the perfect way to prepare for that.

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Arabic Major Honored with Undergraduate Library Research Award

Author: Tara O'Leary

Hesburgh Library

Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), the ULRA competition honors those who conduct original research and draws focus to the extensive sources and methods of scholarly inquiry that modern-day research libraries offer today’s students.

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Ghada Bualuan Honored for Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gbualuan

Ghada Bualuan, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Arabic program, was one of 11 faculty members from the College of Arts and Letters who won 2016 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, and the recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations

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Arabic Professor Wins Book Award for Research on Medieval Islamic Plays

Author: Tom Lange

Li Guo

Before Li Guo could tell the story of one of Islam’s most impactful artists, he spent nearly 15 years translating and studying the man’s work. A professor of Arabic and director of Notre Dame’s Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program, Guo is the author of The Performing Arts of Medieval Islam: Shadow Play and Popular Poetry in Ibn Daniyal’s Mamluk Cairo, which won the 2015 Prize for Research from the Institut International De La Marionnette (IIM) in northern France. Guo’s book details the life and work of Ibn Daniyal, a 13th-century eye doctor who wrote a number of shadow plays—an ancient storytelling form involving flat puppets—depicting life in medieval Cairo.

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Arabic Major C.J. Pine Awarded Truman Scholarship

Author: Carrie Gates

2016 Truman Scholars

Two juniors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, Caleb “C.J.” Pine and Christa Grace Watkins, have been named 2016 Truman Scholars. Established in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the prestigious scholarship includes $30,000 in graduate study funds, priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities within the federal government. Just 54 college juniors have been selected as Truman Scholars this year from a pool of 775 nominees. 

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Arabic Major Elected to Office

Author: Thomas Hite

Nancy has been elected the vice-president of the student body. She will also serve as vice-president for the Arabic club and student editor-in-chief for Bil'arabi

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