The Graduate Student Senate of Arts & Sciences announced the recipients of the 15th Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards. Among the pool of nominees, Professor Nancy Berg, PhD, was named one the seven faculty to receive the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.
Dr. Nancy Renolds Receives 2013 Roger Owen Book Award
Dr. Nancy Reynolds's 2012 book, A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt (Stanford University Press) has won the 2013 Roger Owen Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). The Roger Owen Book Award recognizes the best book in economics, economic history, or political economy of the Middle East and North Africa for the past two years.
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies announces the 2014 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar. The seminar is designed for professors who are teaching or preparing to teach English, Jewish studies, modern languages, literature, or other courses that have a Holocaust-related literature component. Sessions will focus on imaginative responses to the Holocaust created by a variety of writers, including those writing during the Holocaust, survivors, second generation authors, and those without an explicit family connection to the event.
Dr. Hayrettin Yucesoy, Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues from the United States and Turkey visited Sana’a in search of manuscripts on medieval history, including early Qur’anic parchments.
Daniella Farah has accepting an English Teaching Assistantship through Fulbright in Turkey for Fall 2013
Daniella Farah, currently a graduate student in the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis, has accepting an English Teaching Assistantship through Fulbright in Turkey for Fall 2013. Daniella has completed all requirements for her A.M. in Islamic & Near Eastern Studies and will receive her official degree on May 17, 2013.
M.J. Warsi, PhD, a well-known linguist and researcher who teaches linguistics and Indian languages at Washington University in St. Louis, received the Inspirational Leadership Award at an international conference held recently at India International Centre, New Delhi.
Hold That Thought, an Arts & Sciences academic outreach initiative, posted an audio podcast this morning featuring a very interesting interview with associate professor Erin McGlothlin, who discussed Second Generation Holocaust Literature.
Under the auspices of his Fulbright grant in Morocco, Daanish will undertake study of the Islamic legal philosophy of maqasid al-shari'ah (the higher objectives of Islamic law), as a potential avenue towards liberalism in Islamic law.