Middle East Studies News
Natalie Koch - Arid Empire: The Entangled Fates of Arizona and Arabia
Event Info: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 1pm-2pm (Refreshments), 2pm-3:30 (Presentation) - CTIHB Jewel Box 143
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:44 AM
Careers in Foreign Service Friday, February 10, 2023 12pm-1:30 - CTIHB 201/211
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 09:21 AM
Middle Eastern Languages Club Opening Social
Join us for our Middle Eastern Languages Club (MELC) Opening Social!
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 03:56 PM
Going Global Career Panel: Identities at Work
Each year, we coordinate thisevent for our International & Area Studiesâ students in conjunction with the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Utah, to highlight the global careers, international experiences, and language skills of individuals working in globally focused roles, and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace. Because we want to highlight and elevate the voices and experiences of marginalized individuals in the U.S. (e.g. racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, etc.), we will also ask questions about how their identity has impacted their work.
Friday, March 25, 2022 12:32 PM
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Info Sessions
Join us for an info session to learn more about CLAC!
Thursday, March 24, 2022 04:20 PM
FLAS Scholarships Support Language Study
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of Education, provides financial support toward tuition and fees to eligible undergraduate students interested in studying Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Ecuadorian Quechua, Hindu-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, or Vietnamese.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 03:21 PM
CLAC Course Spring 2022
Take a look at the CLAC courses being offered this spring semester!
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 03:15 PM
Spring 2022 Featured Courses
View highlighted courses being offered this spring semester!
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:40 AM
Going Global Career Panel 2021
Each year International and Area Studies in conjnction with the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Utah coordinates our Going Global event to highlight the global careers, international experiences, and language skills and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace.
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:46 PM
2021 FLAS Info Sessions
Come learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships! The online application will be available in November 2021 and is due on Friday, January 28, 2022.
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:36 PM
Be Global Ready
Learn more about global opportunities on campus, such as majors, learning abroad, scholarships, internships, and more. Get your passport stamped and receive free international food.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:02 AM
IAS Juneteenth Statement
The Uâs International and Area Studies programs wish to convey our belated support and recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:54 AM
2021 Middle East Studies Student of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Ryan Harbison as the 2021 Student of the Year for Middle East Studies!
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 05:18 PM
BIPOC Going Global Career Panel
We coordinate our Going Global event each year for our International & Area Studiesâ students in conjunction with the Career and Professional Development Center. This year we want to highlight the global careers and international experiences and language skills of BIPOC individuals and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 03:11 PM
2020-2021 Academic Year Event Links
Did you miss any of our events this year? Would you like the chance to watch them again? Click here to find the YouTube links.
Thursday, February 04, 2021 01:50 PM
Spring 2021 CLAC Info Sessions
Join us for two info sessions to learn more about what CLAC is, how to find and register using CLAC attribute, what classes are being offered this semester, and what the student experience and advantages are in taking a CLAC section. Our CLAC coordinator will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Friday, January 08, 2021 03:22 PM
International Education Week (IEW) Events
International and Area Studies (Asia Center, Center for Latin American Studies, International Studies, and Middle East Studies) will be hosting six events during IEW. Make sure to check out what we are offering below and on the IEW website.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 03:50 PM
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Info Session
Join us for an info session to learn more about what CLAC is, how to find and register using CLAC attribute, what classes are being offered in the Spring, and what the student experience and advantages are in taking a CLAC section. Our CLAC coordinator will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 02:30 PM
Virtual Going Global Career Panel 2020
Join us for a panel discussion and networking event with employers across industries and disciplines to learn where your degree can take you.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 01:08 PM
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Virtual Info Sessions
Join us for a virtual info session to learn more about the FLAS scholarship! Please email email@example.com for Zoom information.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 01:35 PM
A New Way to Apply a Second Language
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) at the University of Utah helps students apply their proficiency in a second language to courses in a variety of majors. The languages offered in fall 2020 include Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
Monday, August 03, 2020 01:43 PM
2020 Student of the Year for Middle East Studies
The Middle East Studies office is proud to celebrate Analise Birchenough who is receiving the 2020 Student of the Year award - congratulations!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 05:09 PM
Lily Alavi receives Service Award!
Lily Alavi recognized by the Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services Division for 10 years of service in Community-Engaged Learning!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 09:59 AM
MIDE 5635 Contemporary Society & Politics in Iran
Looking for a spring course? The course is an introduction to modern Iranian society and politics and Iran's geopolitical power and influence, Iran's nuclear program, and Iran's role in US-Iran tensions.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 10:41 AM
New Intensive Arabic Program in Egypt
This summer, the University of Utah will be offering an intensive language program in Cairo, Egypt! Students will be able to complete one year of language during the summerâfrom first-year levels to advanced fourth-year! Complete your international and/or signature experience abroad in Cairo.
Thursday, December 05, 2019 10:26 AM
Save-the-Date for the Going Global Career Panel!
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 4:30-6:30PM. Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 03:57 PM
Model Arab League Instructor Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship
April Sanders-Aboulila, who instructs MIDE 4107: Model Arab League each spring semester, was awarded a prestigious fellowship to spend several days in Qatar.
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 03:08 PM
Middle East Studies students compete in Qatar Debate Championship
To support the concept of global citizenship at University of Utah, a team of four Advanced Arabic students participated in the Fifth International Universities Arabic Debating Championship.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:51 AM
Middle East Studies student selected as College of Humanities convocation speaker
We are excited to share that Danielle McLaughlin, one of our Middle East Studies Spring 2019 graduates has been selected as convocation speaker for the College of Humanities!
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:47 AM
Going Global Career Panel
Wednesday, March 27th 4:30-6:30PM hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 03:24 PM
Expand Your Languages - Language Fair
Come experience a lesson in one of the following less commonly taught languages: Cambodian, Vietnamese, Nahuatl, and Portuguese.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 02:53 PM
FLAS Online Application Announcement
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) application for summer 2019 and academic year 2019-2020 awards is now available and entirely online! The due date is January 25, 2019.
Friday, November 30, 2018 02:57 PM
Model Arab League Instructor Receives Beacons of Excellence Award
April Sanders-Aboulila, instructor and advisor for Model Arab League, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Beacons of Excellence Award for her work with Model Arab League.
Monday, November 05, 2018 10:11 AM
Going Global: Career Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 4:30-6:30PM Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
Monday, October 29, 2018 02:42 PM
University of Utah and BYU receive $6.8 million from Department of Education
The grant supports international education and language study
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 02:39 PM
FLAS Scholarship Info Sessions
FLAS Scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:53 AM
Middle East Studies' Student Receives Fulbright Award for 2018-2019
Daniel Ybarra (B.A., communication studies and Middle East studies) will be an English teaching assistant in Uzbekistan.
Friday, June 22, 2018 10:55 AM
The Middle East Center Hosts Rocky Mountain Arab league Conference
The Model Arab League team is comprised of students who are enrolled in MID E 4107.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:13 AM
Deadline: January 26th, 2018 by 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:37 AM
Imperial Heartlands Symposium: The Assyrian and Inca Heartlands Compared
The Middle East Center and the Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting a symposium comparing the heartlands of the Inca and the Assyrian empires.
Monday, December 04, 2017 12:34 PM
Fulbright Scholar Program Information Session
The Fulbright Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Open to faculty across all disciplines.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 03:18 PM
FLAS Scholarship Info Sessions
FLAS scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies.
Friday, October 13, 2017 01:40 PM
Nathan P. Devir publishes New Children of Israel
Nathan P. Devir has just published New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2017).
Monday, October 09, 2017 11:10 AM
Model Arab League Achievements at Regionals
Model Arab League photoThe Model Arab League is a student leadership development program from the National Council on US-Arab Relations.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 04:08 PM
Lily Alavi Honored by the LDS Student Organization
Associate Professor Lily Alavi, World Languages and Cultures, was recently honored by the Latter-Day Saint Student Association
Friday, August 18, 2017 10:10 AM
Eve Olson Receives 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
We are happy to announce that the College of Humanities has selected Eve Olson to receive the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 03:30 PM
Nathan P. Devir Publishes âAfrican Judaizing Movements and the Question of Polygamy: Perspectives from Cameroon.â
The article examines the theological, cultural, and sociohistorical underpinnings of the custom of polygamy as it is practiced among so-called âJudaizingâ or âneo-Jewishâ movements in rural Cameroon.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 03:26 PM