News

Thanks to a generous gift from the Nofal Family Foundation, the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS) will be able to offer financial support to Masters students pursuing degrees in MENAS.  Jorj and Caryn Nofal, both University of Arizona graduates, recently established the Nofal Family Foundation and selected MENAS as one of the first recipients due to their passion for education and their interest in supporting students studying the MENA region at UA.  This gift will... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:16

Congratulations Dr. Nassar! 

Dr. Nassar's book, Brothers Apart, has been selected for the Palestine Book Awards 2018 Shortlist. The Award winner will be announced in November. Please find a link to the award here!

Palestine Book Award Shortlist Announcement

Post date: Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:54

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Julia Clancy-Smith, Regents Professor, has joined MENAS, or rather re-joined the department as she was formerly a faculty member when it was Near Eastern Studies. 

 

As many of you know, Julia is a world-renown historian of North Africa and the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:09

MENAS would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Program Coordinator, Sergio Cañez! We look forward to the opportunity to work with him!
 

We are very fortunate that Sergio Cañez has joined us as our new Program Coordinator.  Sergio was the unanimous choice of the hiring committee and we are thrilled that he accepted our offer. 
 

Sergio is a Tucsonan who attended UA and has worked for the School of Theater, Film and Television and more recently with Room and... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:55

UA Graduate Heads to Beirut to Further Her Education

 
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Post date: Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:27

Congratulations to Jibreel Delgado for being selected as a Russle J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellow for 2018-2019 from among a list of distinguished graduate stduents!

Post date: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:42

Congratulations to Jibreel Delgado for being selected as a Russle J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellow for 2018-2019 from among a list of distinguished graduate stduents!

Post date: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:42

Mohamed Ansary was recognized as a top 3 finalist in the award for the UA Five Star Faculty Award for the past year! We offer him our deepest congratulations in achieving this recognition!

Post date: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:35

I am very pleased to announce that our MENAS colleague Scott Lucas has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship for next academic year to pursue research on the subject of  "The Interpretation of Qur'anic Laws in Yemen."  This is a huge honor and reflects the high caliber of Scott’s scholarship. Please find an abstract of Scott’s research proposal here:

 

Medieval Muslim scholars identified between 200-500 verses of the Qurʾān as having legal significance.  This study examines how one... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:48

CUES has released their official announcement for awarding Dr. Azaz Distinguished Fellow for his research entitled: Integration of instruction and assessment to build up foreign language proficiency: A standards-based model.

http://cues.arizona.edu/2018-mahmoud-azaz

Post date: Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:33

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