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.

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

Sonia Shiri received a Start for Success grant from the UA office of Research, Discovery and Innovation to build a campus-wide Institute for Language & Innovation. The institute will be dedicated to systematically catalyzing and supporting innovation and interdisciplinary research in language learning and teaching. The institute will facilitate faculty-led partnerships among UA faculty, students, and units to engage in cutting-edge collaborative projects and will help them pursue ... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:30

We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Dr. Mahmoud Azaz has been awarded a UA Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) Distinguished Fellowship.  As a result of a rigorous selection process that was especially competitive even at the college level, Mahmoud has been named to the first cohort of CUES fellows whose three-year research project is designed to enhance innovation and scholarship on teaching and learning at UA and beyond.  Mahmoud’s project will pilot an... Read more

Post date: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:35

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