UVA Alumna Speaks Truth in the Middle East - and faces Punishment

Click here to read the full article by Farzaneh Milani, as reported in The Daily Progress.

Arabic Placement Test

Arabic placement tests will begin on Monday, August 22nd. Contact Bilal Humeidan for scheduling. The tests will be administered by Suad Mohamed.

Shea Into Summer

Shea House


Thursday, April 28th, the Shea House invited faculty and students representing seven languages taught in the College of Arts and Sciences to have an end of the year dinner. With catering by Kuma and Kabob Palace, guests enjoyed a wide variety of foods from the Asian continent. This event, Shea into Summer!, is one of two annual events put on by the Shea House Language Staff that bring together students and teachers in the immersive-language environment of the House. Throughout the year the Shea House language groups host similar events with greater focus on the languages and cultures of the House: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean. Shea into Summer! may mark the end of this academic year, but the Shea House is already preparing for the beginning of the fall semester and the incoming and returning staff and residents will have events like this to look forward to in the future. 

Written by Adrienne Resha, Program Facilitator of Shea House

UVA in Bhutan

NEW COURSE - MESA 2700: Recent Revolutions in the Islamic World

NEW COURSE - SAST 3559: Religious Culture of South Asia

NEW COURSE - ARAB 3559/5559: The Other in Premodern Arabic Sources

NEW COURSE - MESA 3559-002: Introduction to the Life and Career of Muhammad

NEW COURSE - ARTR 3559: Ethics, Morality, Law in Islam

NEW COURSE - SAST 2559: Art and Culture of Islam in South Asia

The course surveys Islamic art, architecture, and literature in the Indian subcontinent from the 12th century to the 19th century. The goal is to enhance our understanding of how Muslim artistic expression developed and adapted itself within a distinctly South Asian context by studying major monuments, literary classics, and masterpieces of miniature painting. The survey includes Sulatanate Period Sufi romances, the Taj Mahal, and the allegorical paintings made for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.