Announcements

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With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), City Lore, in collaboration with Poets House and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, presents A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for school educators, school personnel, and full-time graduate students pursuing careers in middle and high school education.The institute will examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and visual arts in several cultures of the Muslim world, both historically and in

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Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. These National Resource Centers (NRCs) receive grants under the Higher Education Act to train specialists and to work with other postsecondary institutions to expand Russian, East European, and Eurasian content in the classroom.

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We are pleased to announce the opening of the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grant application for 2018-2019.

TCLP brings fully-funded Egyptian, Moroccan or Chinese teachers to K-12 schools across the U.S. to teach Arabic or Chinese language and culture for an academic year. Increase your students' access to these critical languages by applying today to host a TCLP teacher at your school!

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As part of its overall mission to support the understanding and teaching of the Middle East as well as Arab society and culture in public and public charter K-12 schools in the United States, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), in partnership with the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC), is pleased to offer its Educator Book Program which will provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to obtain multiple classroom sets of books recognized by the MEOC Annual Book Awards.

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ANTH 1755: This course seeks to examine cities, and city life, from various lenses: ethnographic, historical, and geographic. Through various studies of the growth and impact of cities, we will analyze changing infrastructures and technologies from/in/by urban life. Various worldwide contexts will uniform our conversations of greater urban living and an ongoing focus on the processes of urbanism in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai, Doha, Kuwait) threads through the course.

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ANTH 1737:How are social media and visual technologies shaping new forms of identity, community, and politics in the Middle East? This course problematizes and analyzes the role of new media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, etc.) through an anthropological lens. We will adopt the lens of the smartphone and other internet enabled platforms to explore the stakes of this unique visual form of production, circulation, and storage of images and data.

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Please note, the application deadline is March 1st 2018. The application can be found here: https://iphobiacenter.org/france-application/

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Please note the application deadline is February 1st, 2018. You can access the application here: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/application.php

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Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns. Art in Context: Border Crossings will explore shifting perspectives on historic and contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Pittsburgh and beyond. In a complex and contentious era of border closures, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and isolationism, what role do artists play in maintaining the free exchange of ideas across cultural boundaries?

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Iraqi oud player Rahim AlHaj will be performing in Pittsburgh as part of the Beyond Microtonal Music Festival from January 11-13th. AlHaj will perform a movement of his own piece, Letters from Iraq alongside the Beyond Festival Chamber Orchestra at the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 11th. This concert will also include a variety or works by other modern composers, and is FREE to Pitt students. AlHaj will give a second performance, featuring traditional and contemporary Iraqi music alongside percussionist Issa Malluf, at the Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m.

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