Newsletter

The MESALC Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Thomas Jefferson Peace Studies
  • Notes from the Chair: We've Come a Long Way: From a Founder's Dream to a Global Department
  • Teach-In on Syria
  • Praise for MESALC Students!
  • MESALC Scholarship Recipients
  • My Return to Afghanistan
  • My MESALC Experience
  • Public Days
  • A Marvelous Thesis
  • Student Awards
  • Welcome to MESALC!
  • UVA in Morocco
  • New MESALC Courses
  • New Faculty Publications
  • Breaking the Cast(e): Linguistic Diversity in SATR 3300: Literature & Society in South Asia
  • Critical Language Scholarship
  • From Virginia to Tunisia
  • Hope Emerged from You, and to You: Tunisia and the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Arabic Calligraphy at UVA
  • Playing Seeing, Working, Thinking: Citizenship in the Gobal South

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Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • MESALC: Some Facts and Figures
  • Mehr Farooqi: Moth
  • James Duke: A Wilderness of Possibilities
  • From MESALC to Amman
  • UVA Project Global Officer
  • MESALC Welcomes Nizar Hermes
  • UVA Summer Arabic Program
  • From Exploration to Connection: A Personal Journey
  • New MESALC Courses
  • New Faculty Publications
  • John Vater: Why I am in India
  • A Glimpse into Refugee Resettlement
  • Rebekah McCallum: From Charlottesville to Montreal
  • Hassan, Mahvash & Farzad Milani Scholarship
  • Alexandra Shofe: South Asian Studies Major Wins WGS Essay Contest
  • Arabic Conversation Club
  • Sarah Alahmadi: The Mirrors We Paint
  • On Staging Art, Trauma, and Revolutions
  • Student News

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Spring 2015

In this issue:

  • Synergies: Persian, Urdu, and Hindi in MESALC
  • Notes from the Chair: MESALC: A Local Global Village
  • My Summer with UVA in Jordan
  • Mahmoud Darwish: He is Quiet and So Am I
  • My MESALC Experience
  • MESALC's Newest Faculty Member
  • New MESALC Courses
  • New Faculty Publications
  • Calendar of Events
  • Our Ongoing Mehfil
  • An Ethnographic Documentary by MESALC Faculty, Ashok Rajput
  • Hassan, Mahvash & Farzad Milani Scholarship
  • Middle East & Women's Studies at UVA: A Stop on My Way Back Home
  • Multicultural Student Services in the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Innovative Collaborations: Synaesthesia and Inter-institutional Collaborations
  • On Leopards, Cheetahs, and Persian Literature: An Interview with David Laylin

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Fall 2014

In this issue:

  • Our First Student: Thomas Jefferson
  • Hindi Detective Fiction
  • Notes from the (Interim) Chair: Celebrating MESALC's Achievements
  • My MESALC Experience
  • The Other Jordan
  • The United Nations: Residential Intensive Arabic Program
  • New MESALC Courses
  • New Faculty Publications
  • Calendar of Events
  • "So if I say this at Yarmouk, no one will understand me?"
  • A Month with Hoda Barakat
  • Hoda Barakat's Month in Residence at MESALC
  • UVA-Yarmouk 2014 Summer Program
  • Faiza Saleem: MESALC Hosts Pakistani Fulbright Scholar
  • Mahshad Mohit: Her Journey to the University of Virginia
  • "A is for Arab" Exhibit

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Spring 2014

Volume 3, Issue 2

In this issue:

  • Cyrus and Jefferson: Did they Speak the Same Language?
  • Project GO Grant to Support Critical Language Study
  • Notes from the Chair: We, at MESALC, Take Great Pride in Our Students
  • MESALC Graduate Student Wins Award to Study in Morocco
  • Graduate Reflections
  • MESALC Welcomes Three New Faculty
  • Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Six MESALC Students
  • Aash: A Poem by Zjaleh Hajibashi
  • Arabic Lecture Series
  • New MESALC Courses
  • Introducing: Naomi Shihab Nye
  • New in the MESALC Library
  • MESALC Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship
  • Iranian-American: The "Heritage Speaker" Phenomenon
  • Calendar of Events
  • "Unveiling the Self" In the Eye of the Storm

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Spring 2013

Volume 3, Issue 1

In this issue:

  • A Sermon in Stone
  • Notes from the Chair, "We Believe in the Enduring Power of Words"
  • Peacebuilding: A Life
  • One Journey: Through the Heart of Peacebuilding
  • Women in the Media
  • Introducing Iranian Cinema
  • Project Global Officer
  • A Unique Program at U.Va.
  • New MESALC Courses 2012
  • Spring in Hindi-Urdu's Garden
  • New in the MESALC Library
  • My Year Abroad
  • Critical Language Scholarships
  • Jefferson Trust Grant
  • Calendar of Events
  • Thank You, Jessica Strang
  • Writing Beyond Lives: Reflections on the "Alternative Biographies" Symposium

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Spring 2012

Volume 2, Issue 2

In this issue:

  • "Three Plus One Initiative"
  • Notes from the Chair, "We Dream With Our Eyes Wide Open"
  • "Rocking the Casbah at U.Va.," Guest Speaker Robin Wright
  • "MESALC Welcomes New Faculty Members"
  • "Pakistani Women Fiction Writers"
  • "Three Portraits"
  • New MESALC Courses 2012
  • Graduate Student News
  • New in the MESALC Library
  • "Studies in Dushanbe"
  • "Multicultural Poetry Night"
  • Report on Fall Courses
  • "Project GO Grant Extension"
  • Featured Faculty
  • Calendar of Events
  • "The Literary City in South Asia," Symposium

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Fall 2011

Volume 2, Issue 1

In this issue:

  • "Teaching in a Time of Revolution"
  • Notes from the Chair
  • "Letters from Your Muslim Aunty," A Reading with Mohja Kahf
  • Faculty Update
  • U.Va.-Yarmouk Summer Arabic Program
  • Alumni News
  • Calender of Upcoming Events
  • Featured Graduate
  • 2011 Spring Lecture Series

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Spring 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1