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Congratulations to MES, Arabic Majors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Tue, Nov 22, 2011

Middle Eastern Studies congratulates five MES and Arabic majors, all students in the Arabic Flagship Program, who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Upon joining, they will be inducted into the national honor society on Sunday, December 4, in the Ballroom of the Student Activities Center. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honor society in the United States; its three Greek letters translate to "love of learning is the guide of life." The newly-elected MES and ARA majors are: Brittany Hodges, Dana Reichman, Dylan Clement, Jordan Bellquist, and Jeffrey Abadie


Students and soldiers role-play during the culmination of three days of training at Camp Mabry.

Taking Humanities Beyond the Classroom

Mon, Nov 14, 2011

Not all language training involves rules of grammar and memorizing new vocabulary--in fact, the most crucial language skills can involve no communication at all. That was one of many take-away lessons from a weekend workshop for twenty U.S. officers from the Texas Army National Guard preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, conducted by a team of faculty and staff from UT's Middle Eastern Studies program and the Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University.


AFP Student Emily Hawthorne Receives the Mitchell Award & Boren Scholarship

Wed, May 11, 2011

Arabic Flaghip student Emily Hawthorne, was presented with the Mitchell Award for her thesis titled “Halal Food as a Harbinger of Harmony: Comparing Developments in the Halal Food Markets in France and in America.” Her thesis proposes that halal food companies must carefully balance the demands of both Muslim and non-Muslim consumers in non-Muslim majority cultures.


Announcing the Summer 2011 Arabic Language Institute

Tue, Feb 8, 2011

The UT Arabic program, with support from the Arabic Flagship Program, the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, and the College of Liberal Arts, is excited to announce the UT Arabic Language Summer Institute. The UT Summer Institute offers an intensive Arabic language and culture program for Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced students of Arabic.


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