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We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who particpiated and volunteered at the Arabic Department's Tucson Meet Yourself Booth last weekend!

Post date: Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:57

On Monday, the MENAS Undergraduates put together a bake-off, and we had eight contestants!

 

Congratulations to our first MENAS bake-off winners!

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Post date: Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00

MENAS would like to offer our congratulations to Dr. Maha Nassar!

Dr. Maha Nassar's book, "Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World." has been released!

Further Information can be found here!

Post date: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00

The department would like to recognize Dr. Mahmoud Azaz for his contributions and excellence to lower division teaching! His efforts have garnered him an award from he Dean's Office! Congratulations Dr. Azaz!

This award recognizes significant achievement in lower division teaching in SBS. You were nominated by faculty in MENAS, and it is clear that your dedication to students makes you the perfect candidate for this award.

Post date: Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:42

SBSRI Research Professorship grant recipient Dr. Azaz (MENAS) examines the emergence of linguistic complexity in Arabic. This grant will be used to develop a task-based approach to help Arabic learners build linguistic complexity - both lexical and syntactic - at the discourse level.

 

Post date: Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:03

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Lucas, whose book is set to be released this coming July (2017)

Ṭabarī’s Comprehensive Exposition of the Interpretation of the Verses of the Qur’ān is one of the great monuments of classical Arabic and Islamic scholarship which, over a millennium, has been a fundamental reference work for scholars engaged in the tradition of Qur’ānic exegesis. This two-volume translation focuses on thirty selected verses and Sūras, or Chapters, associated with... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:33

The department would like to offer it's congratulations to our director, Dr. Benjamin Fortna for publishing a new book this past year, The Cirassian: A Life of Eşref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent.

More information regarding his book can be found here!

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Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:15

Dr. Maha Nassar has written a book, "Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World." It is set to be released in August of 2017.

Further Information can be found here!

 

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:19

The department would like to offer our congratulations to Dr. Adel Gamal.

 

Dr. Adel Gamal, an Emeritus Professor here at the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Department has been awarded the Arab League's "Arabic Literary Heritage Scholar for The Year 2017."

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Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:10

Offered by the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, or MENAS, the degree will graduate students with proficiency in the Arabic language and knowledge of Arab cultures. In completing the academic program, students will be able to choose from five levels of Arabic courses, a few Arabic dialects and a large selection of courses in English offered by MENAS.

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Post date: Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:29

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