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    Islam Awareness Week set for April 7-11
    The Office of International Education shares news that Islam Awareness Week is planned for next Monday-Friday (April 7-11), with daily events to help participants learn more about Islam as a religion and culture as well as about the people and culture of Muslim-majority regions of the world. • Monday — Frontline News:Syria discussion, 6 p.m., […]

    Visiting professor to speak on Islam as ecumenical movement Monday, Feb. 18
    A renowned professor of Near Eastern History will present on “Nascent Islam as an Ecumenical Movement” from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 in the Christie Theatre of UW-Green Bay’s University Union. University of Chicago Prof. Fred Donner’s presentation will examine whether Islam was originally founded just for Muslims, or rather as a religion intended to […]

    To learn and to celebrate: International Education ‘Week’ lasts all month at UW-Green Bay
    UW-Green Bay’s celebration of International Education Week has been extended to span the entire month of November, and a variety of displays, discussions and other events are planned. The U.S. departments of State and Education officially will recognize Nov. 12-16 as International Education Week 2012, calling the timeframe as “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits […]

    Coury talks Arab Spring, Gadhafi death
    UW-Green Bay Prof. David Coury weighed in on what’s next for Libya following the death of Moammar Gadhafi for a story in Friday’s (Oct. 21) Green Bay Press-Gazette. Coury, co-director of the Center for Middle East Studies, said the next several months will be critical for developing democracy in Libya, and that the U.S. should […]

    Saturday’s conference on ‘Best Practices for Teaching Middle Eastern Content’
    The Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships hosts its conference organized for K-12 teachers and university educators on campus this Saturday (April 2). For details on “Globalizing the Classroom: Developing Best Practices for Teaching Middle Eastern Content,” see our archived post.

    April 2 conference will target best practices in teaching Middle East topics
    As part of the follow-up program for the Fulbright-Hayes Group Project Abroad Grant, the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships extends an open invitation to a conference organized for K-12 teachers and university educators. Titled “Globalizing the Classroom: Developing Best Practices for Teaching Middle Eastern Content,” the conference will be held at UW-Green Bay […]

    ‘New Feminist Voices in Islam’ is Jordanian scholar’s topic Oct. 18
    A presentation by a Jordanian-born scholar on ‘New Feminist Voices in Islam’ will be the first public lecture offered through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. Ibtesam Al Atiyat, a former visiting scholar at UW-Green Bay and now an assistant professor of sociology at St. Olaf College, will speak at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18.

    Middle East travelers report busy first week
    Prof. David Coury, Humanistic Studies, shipped home an email Monday (July 12) from the nation of Jordan, where he’s helping lead a Wisconsin delegation that is spending a month abroad on a Fulbright-Hays grant. The photo (above) was taken at the Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange in Amman, the capital city. Travelers from UW-Green Bay […]

    Video: Learning Arabic at UW-Green Bay
    A group of students, faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay is getting ready for a trip to Jordan by getting together to learn Arabic. It's all in preparation for the new Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships.

    Today’s feature: Student, a military vet, teaches Arabic to teachers
    UW-Green Bay’s new Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships, announced this week, is getting a boost from Jeremy Wildenberg, a first-year student who serves as a reminder that non-traditional students often bring a knowledge that adds to the academic experience. In his case, he’s teaching Arabic to UW-Green Bay educators. Wildenberg, age 35, a […]