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LLILAS Outreach Director Receives Outstanding Staff Award

Mon, Oct 11, 2010

The physical size of the outreach office in the University of Texas Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is proportional to the number of people who work there. One person serves as the office’s entire staff. That person, Natalie Arsenault, is almost solely responsible for sharing and teaching information about Latin America to the community as the institute’s outreach director.


Participants in the Spring Break in Egypt 2010 program at the Temple of Luxor.

CMES Outreach Announces another Spring Break in Egypt!

Fri, Oct 8, 2010

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin will once conduct a ten-day tour of Egypt over spring break 2011 designed especially for K-12 educators. The tour will include visits to Cairo, Egypt’s capital and the largest city in the Arab world, and sites of contemporary and historic importance like Saqqara, site of the world’s first multi-story structure; the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx; the Egyptian Museum; the thousand year old Islamic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the recently opened al-Azhar Park. The tour will also include a 3-night Nile Cruise in Upper Egypt between Aswan and Luxor that will visit such sites as the Aswan High Dam, the award-winning Nubian Museum, the temples of Philae and Kom Ombo, the Valley of the Kings, and the temples of Luxor and Karnak. (Click on the headline to read more.)


Hemispheres Announces 2010 Summer Institute "Unraveling Race and Ethnicity"

Thu, Mar 4, 2010

This workshop from Hemispheres will look at race and ethnicity in a global context, from the historical to the contemporary. We’ll begin by exploring theoretical issues that will boost your understanding—and that of your students—of what these terms mean and how that meaning can change in different contexts.


CMES Announces "Bridge Across Civilizations 2010," a 10-day program in Turkey for educators

Tue, Feb 2, 2010

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the Institute of Interfaith Dialog, will conduct a ten-day tour of Turkey this summer designed especially for K-12 educators. The tour will include visits to İstanbul, Turkey's largest city, once capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires; Şanlıurfa, reputed burial site of the patriarch Abraham; Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast; and İzmir, Turkey's third largest city, and gateway to the historical cities of Ephesus and Selcuk. In addition to visits to museums and cultural sites, the program will include visits to private homes and schools to meet Turkish educators and citizens.