Category: Students

Yaqoub Saadeh displays his Plater Medallion for civic engagement
Posted on June 12th, 2024 in Blog, Community Service, Featured, Students by ecurtis4

Yaqoub Saadeh ’24 recently completed his minor in Arabic and Islamic studies. “The professors in the Arabic studies program are passionate and they pass that passion on to their students,” Yaqoub said, reflecting on his experience. Well, Yaqoub, the feeling is mutual. Yaqoub, a Palestinian American from Fishers, Indiana, had a remarkable senior year, one …

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Edward Curtis, the new director of Arabic Studies program, has announced his three-year plan for the future of the program at IU Indianapolis. Curtis’ goals include the following: *Community Engagement. The program will rely on a soon-to-be-announced Community Advisory Board to identify opportunities for mutually-beneficial research, teaching, and service both on and off campus with …

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Posted on March 20th, 2023 in Blog, Events, Students by Lizeth Quinones

“The Arabic Club had a noticeable presence at the IUPUI 2023 International Festival. In the WLAC Lecture Series, Anum Ansar started her presentation “Arabic 101” by quizzing the audience on their Arabic knowledge. In the Poetry recitation, three students from NELC-A250- Intermediate Arabic II, read a poem by Nazar Qubbani, the “poet of Love.” Students …

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Posted on November 3rd, 2022 in Blog, Students by Lizeth Quinones

Starting October 2022, students in the Arabic Program at IUPUI will be participating in Virtual Tabadul, a virtual exchange program funded by the Stevens Initiative and US Department of State. Virtual Tabadul provides community building and language practice exchange opportunities to students in virtual reality spaces. Following a fully task-based curriculum, US students studying Arabic …

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