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Summer Institute Will Expand Teachers' Knowledge of the Middle East

Most Americans can stand to brush up on their knowledge of Middle East geography and culture, despite the ongoing U.S. operations in the area and the abundance of daily news reports about the region. This summer, Peter Mandaville, Co-Director of the Ali Vural Ak Center, will help to increase public knowledge of the Middle East by first teaching those who teach the masses.

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Celebrating and Learning About Arabic Language and Culture

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the global affairs program, and the Middle East and Islamic studies program worked together to host the university's first Arab Culture Day on October 30, bringing the sounds and color of Arab nations to the North Plaza of the Fairfax Campus.

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Application deadline extended for winter Arabic program in Jordan

Students who wish to learn Arabic by immersing themselves in the Middle East can still take advantage of the Winter Break Study Abroad program at the University of Jordan in Amman offered by Mason's Center for Global Education. The program runs from January 3-18, 2015, and will teach students both foundational classical Arabic and local Jordanian dialect.

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Center's small research grants now open to graduate students

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a number of seed research grants in 2014-15 designed to foster and cultivate the development of new projects in the study of Muslim societies and Islamic Studies, and to support the ongoing work of advanced research students.

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