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2014

  • All dogs go to linen: Middle East Studies Center hosts lecture on animal mummification , PSU Vanguard, April 7, 2014
  • Jewish Theatre Collaborative and PSU team up for new play, ‘A Pigeon & A Boy’, PSU Vanguard, March 10, 2014

2013

  • Remembering the Toulans, PSU Vanguard, November 25, 2013
  • Arab Culture Through Literature and Film, PSU Vanguard, November 19, 2013
  • Panel Focuses on Conflict in Syria, PSU Vanguard, November 4, 2013
  • October Engagements in Cultural Awareness: Topics in Islam and the Middle East, The Rearguard, September 27, 2013
  • Middle East Studies Center’s Lecture Series Podcast, The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq blog, August 16, 2013
  • Our Institutional Members: Portland State University, The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq blog, August 12, 2013
  • It's Morning in Libya: Why Democracy Marches On, Foreign Affairs, August 6, 2013
  • Iranian Festival celebrates 14th year, PSU Vanguard, August 6, 2013
  • Egyptology lecture sheds new light on lost history: Brown University professor discusses recent expedition, PSU Vanguard, July 23, 2013
  • Messages from an Antique Land: PSU English professor to lecture at Central Library, PSU Vanguard, May 20, 2013
  • Beauty shop: Lebanese film Caramel screens on campus, PSU Vanguard, May 13, 2013
  • Byzantium, not Constantinople: UCLA professor Sharon Gerstel to lecture at PSU, PSU Vanguard, May 13, 2013
  • Defending an Egyptian god: Cal State professor discusses the Egyptian god Seth in upcoming lecture, PSU Vanguard, May 8, 2013
  • Renowned Middle East scholar speaks at PSU: Middle East Studies Center presents Juan Cole, PSU Vanguard, April 29, 2013
  • Professor profile: Berrin Erdogan, PSU Vanguard, April 11, 2013
  • Judaic studies program receives its largest-ever student scholarship: Gift coincides with introduction of new major, PSU Vanguard, April 8, 2013
  • Student profile: Samira Rezaei: Iranian student struggles and overcomes challenges at PSU, PSU Vanguard, April 8, 2013
  • Muslim Journeys at Portland State University, Programming Librarian, March 21, 2013
  • Anne McClanan, Art History faculty, presented two lectures at University of Washington, Currently, March 18, 2013
  • I dream of garbage: Documentary Garbage Dreams sheds light on recycling issues, PSU Vanguard, March 11, 2013
  • Radio India: Portland professor to discuss community radio in India, PSU Vanguard, March 5, 2013
  • PSU professor takes expert knowledge to Moscow: Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center opened in November, PSU Vanguard, March 4, 2013
  • From Iran, women’s words sing: Students and faculty gather to remember Iranian women in literature, PSU Vanguard, February 18, 2013
  • Islamists Aren't the Obstacle: How to Build Democracy in Egypt and Tunisia, Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2013
  • Keeping 'Idaho Potatoes' From Becoming 'Brussels Sprouts', OPB, February 8, 2013
  • Muslim collection joins library: A new source of information on the Islamic world, PSU Vanguard, February 5, 2013
  • A Push for Turkish Language Instruction for European Turks, Avrupa, January 23, 2013
  • Great Turkish Program for European Turks, Hessen Toplum, January 23, 2013
  • Bringing it close to home: Art and nonviolence emerge from Syrian conflict, PSU Vanguard, January 21, 2013
  • Professor spearheads Persian minor: Visiting scholar teaches winter and spring term, PSU Vanguard, January 9, 2013

2012

  • Digging up dirt on the past: Egyptologist Donald Ryan speaks about rare archeological finds, PSU Vanguard, November 27, 2012
  • Students explore Persia: PSU offers Oregon’s first Persian minor; prominent scholar will teach this winter and spring, PSU Vanguard, November 12, 2012
  • New faculty profile: Nina Spiegel, PSU Vanguard, October 25, 2012
  • Memoirs of Algerian independence: Hamou Amirouche gives firsthand account at PSU, PSU Vanguard, October 23, 2012
  • Stoppage time: Iranian film Offside to screen at PSU, PSU Vanguard, October 8, 2012
  • Harry Anastasiou, International Peace and Conflict Studies faculty, was invited by the U.S. Department of State to present an up-to-date analysis of the Cyprus conflict and the effect of regional developments on the country, Currently, October 1, 2012
  • Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, co-authored a chapter titled “Organizational Socialization Outcomes: Now and Into the Future” published in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization, Oxford University Press, Currently, October 1, 2012
  • Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, was a presenter at the organizational behavior doctoral consortium and a facilitator in the session “OB research incubator” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Currently, September 24, 2012
  • Mysteries of the Nile: Visiting scholar to examine the importance of maritime archeology, PSU Vanguard, July 31, 2012
  • Persia in the park blocks: PSU cohosts 13th annual Iranian Festival, PSU Vanguard, July 31, 2012
  • Talya Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, and Sully Taylor, Business Administration faculty, co-authored a chapter, “Creating and Maintaining Environmentally Sustainable Organizations: Recruitment and Onboarding” published in Managing Human Resources for Environmental, Currently, July 31, 2012
  • Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented her research "Exploring Linguistic Characteristics of Heritage Persian Speakers" at the poster session of the National Heritage Languages Resource Center's summer institute held at UCLA, Currently, July 31, 2012
  • Virginia Butler and Sarah Sterling, Anthropology faculty, received a three-year collaborative research award totaling $495,000 from the National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Sciences Program, Currently, June 4, 2012
  • Berrin Erdogan and Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, and Thu Hoang and Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, co-authored an article, "Cross-Cultural Examination of Applicant Reactions to Selection Methods: United States and Vietnam," published, Currently, June 4, 2012
  • Anne McClanan, Art faculty, presented "Late Roman Mosaics from Tunisia: New Perspectives on Representations of Animals and the Natural World" and " Teaching Art History Online: Motivations, Strategies and Outcomes", Currently, June 4, 2012
  • Christians in colonial Palestine: PSU Professor Laura Robson to deliver lecture on her recent book, PSU Vanguard, May 22, 2012
  • Sacred language: PSU’s Kanaan Kanaan hosts Arabic calligraphy workshop to raise awareness of Islamic culture, PSU Vanguard, May 7, 2012
  • Tomb raider: Egyptologist Nigel Strudwick to lecture at PSU about 20-year excavation, PSU Vanguard, May 7, 2012
  • Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, with Donald Truxillo and Layla Mansfield, Psychology faculty, coauthor a chapter titled “Temporary Workers: Who Are They and How Can We Select Them for Success,” Currently, May 7, 2012
  • Anne McClanan, Art faculty, presents an invited lecture, “Horror and the Hunt: Spectacles of Animal Violence in the Late Roman World,” at University of Nevada, Reno, in April, Currently, April 30, 2012
  • The question of Iran-US relations: Masoud Kheirabadi to speak on tension, diplomacy between countries, PSU Vanguard, April 26, 2012
  • Love likes coincidences: PSU Middle East Studies Center to screen Turkish love story, PSU Vanguard, April 25, 2012
  • Bling of the ancient world: Middle East Studies Center’s speaker Joel Walker to lecture on the history of pearls as status symbols, PSU Vanguard, April 25, 2012
  • Journaling for ideas and insights, Currently, April 23, 2012
  • Revolt and reform: Middle East Studies Center panel discussion unpacks importance of sudden popular uprisings PSU Vanguard, April 17, 2012
  • Rediscovering medieval magic: George Fox University professor Steve Delamarter to discuss Ethiopian magic scrolls at PSU PSU Vanguard, April 3, 2012
  • Sacred scrolls and rare manuscripts: Rare manuscript exhibit The Gift of the Word now on view in PSU’s Millar Library, PSU Vanguard, April 3, 2012
  • A Judaic studies major at PSU: An idea whose time has come, PSU Vanguard, March 5, 2012
  • Iraqi art in focus: Baghdad museum director Salam Atta Sabri to lecture at PSU, PSU Vanguard, February 23, 2012
  • Visiting professor Steve Niva to discuss US withdrawal from Iraq: MESC continues its Lunch and Learn series, PSU Vanguard, February 23, 2012
  • Strength in modesty: Iranian film series returns with The Unwanted Woman, a story of friendship and betrayal, PSU Vanguard, February 15, 2012
  • Romantic dynamics in modern Iran: Middle East Studies Center to screen Iranian film 20 Fingers , PSU Vanguard, February 8, 2012
  • Refugee advocate Baher Butti to discuss Iraqi refugee experience: Middle East Studies Center lecture series continues Feb. 9, PSU Vanguard, February 7, 2012
  • Iran onscreen: Middle East Studies Center to screen Iranian film Women Without Men, PSU Vanguard, February 1, 2012
  • Before the Arab Spring: The 22nd annual Cascade Festival of African Films opens with Egyptian film Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, PSU Vanguard, January 30, 2012
  • A kinder, gentler Baghdad: Local Jewish theater troupe explores 1920s multicultural Iraq at PSU, PSU Vanguard, January 26, 2012
  • Lawrence Pintak Lecture, PSU TV, January 24, 2012
  • Arabic language scholar presents retrospective on the Egyptian revolution: Middle East Studies Center hosts ‘lunch and learn’ with Reed College’s Asmaa Taha, PSU Vanguard, January 23, 2012
  • Modernity belongs to the world: Professor from Turkish university to discuss Islam’s connection to Japan, PSU Vanguard, January 17, 2012
  • Pelin Basci presents ‘Gender and Memory in Films By Tomris Giritlioglu and Yesim Ustaoglu’, Currently, January 17, 2012
  • The spring of Arab discontent: Washington State dean discusses the role of media in Middle East uprisings PSU Vanguard, January 10, 2012
  • Diana Abu-Jaber writes personal essays and short story, Currently, January 9, 2012

2011

  • The future of Egypt: Egyptian PSU professor Nohad Toulan to give talk, provide insight into state of nation, PSU Vanguard, December 1, 2011
  • Priya Kapoor presents Voicing Dissent: The Digital Divide and the Gradual Unfolding of Post-WSIS World Summit Protest in Tunisia, Currently, November 30, 2011
  • The trauma of revolution: OHSU professor to give a firsthand account of providing psychological aid in post-Gaddafi Libya, PSU Vanguard, November 17, 2011
  • Diana Abu-Jaber writes new novel, Birds of Paradise, Currently, November 14, 2011
  • Daneen Bergland, Annie Knepler, Leanne Serbulo, Anne McClanan present Meet Me in Cyberspace Leveraging Student Research, Writing, and Community Engagement Using Online Tools, Currently, November 14, 2011
  • A country for the taking: Author Peter Tomsen to discuss Afghanistan’s role in the imperialist designs of world superpowers, PSU Vanguard, November 10, 2011
  • Palestinian rap hits Portland: Middle East Studies Center presents documentary, concert, PSU Vanguard, November 3, 2011
  • ‘Laughs’ as tolerance: Middle East Studies Center to host stand-up comedians Amer Zahr and Max Amini, PSU Vanguard, October 27, 2011
  • Keith Walters and Kevin Kecskes give multiple presentations in Palestine, Currently, October 10, 2011
  • Pelin Basci presents at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Currently, October 3, 2011
  • PSU awarded $150,000 for Persian Studies program, Currently, September 29, 2011
  • Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, facilitates, presents at Academy of Management Meeting, Currently, September 26, 2011
  • Grant Farr and Anousha Sedighi receive grant, Currently to strengthen Persian/Iranian studies program, September 26, 2011
  • Middle East Studies Center hosts K-12 teacher workshop about Iran, PSU Vanguard, August 9 2011
  • 12th Annual Iranian Festival, PSU Vanguard, July 2 2011
  • PSU hosts interfaith stand-up comedy show, Jewish Review June 16, 2011
  • Ayal Yariv teaches modern Hebrew one more time: Jewish Review, June 1, 2011
  • Lydia Beyoud authors excerpted translation of Abdellah Taia book in Words Without Borders, Currently May 31, 2011
  • Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, Talya Bauer, Donald Truxillo author focal article, Currently in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, May 31, 2011
  • Historian provides perspective on recent Middle East uprisings, PSU Vanguard May 27, 2011
  • Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, presents at Chicago conference, Currently, May 16, 2011
  • Grant Farr, Professor of Sociology, participates in discussion on Oregon Public Broadcasting regarding death of Bin laden, May 2 , 2011
  • Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, hired as associate editor, Currently for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, April 29, 2011
  • Pelin Basci, World Languages and Literatures Turkish faculty, served as a discussant in the panel on “Ottoman Turkish Literature” during a Western Ottomanists’ Workshop held in conjunction with the Mediterranean Studies Spring Workshop on Mediterranean Empires at University of California-Davis, April 8 and 9, 2011
  • International Students in Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting March 29, 2011
  • Natan Meir gives Oregonian interview on Pope Benedict’s Exoneration March 28, 2011
  • Libyan-born Portland psychiatrist/physician exhilarated by Medical Teams trip to homeland, Oregonian March 18, 2011
  • Egyptian international students speak at panel discussion PSU Vanguard February 15, 2011
  • Lindsay Benstead, Professor of Political Science, discusses the Revolution in Egypt on Digital Journal, February 7, 2011
  • PSU Student An Accidental Witness To History In Egypt, Oregon Public Broadcasting February 10, 2011
  • PSU Student Learning First Hand About Egyptian Politics, Oregon Public Broadcasting February 1, 2011
  • Three PSU Students Still In Egypt, Oregon Public Broadcasting January 31, 2011
  • Fostering a global perspective is good for business, Oregonian January 11, 2011
  • PSU students learn about sustainability in Qatar, PSU Vanguard January 4, 2011
  • PSU set to offer Judaic studies as a major, PSU Vanguard January 4, 2011

2010

  • PSU’s Judaic Studies announces creation of the Rabbi Stampfer Professor of Israel Studies, Portland State Magazine December 14, 2010
  • Jean Campbell receives lifetime award from Middle East Outreach Council, Portland State Magazine December 1, 2010
  • Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored an article entitled “Teaching Persian to Heritage Speakers” published in the Journal of Iranian Studies, Routledge Publications, Vol. 43, No. 5. This is the first scholarly publication on the topic of Heritage Persian instruction in the nation
  • Middle East Studies receives federal grant PSU Vanguard October 12, 2010
  • PSU To Receive Federal Funds For Middle Eastern Studies Center OPB September 29, 2010
  • Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literatures faculty, wins NEA grant to translate Luay Hamza Abbas, (2009-2010, Arab Literature Blog) September 8, 2010
  • Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, received a 2011 Textbook Excellence Award for their book Organizational Behavior, published by Flat World Knowledge, from the Text and Academic Authors Association. The award will be presented during the association’s conference in New Mexico June 25, 2010
  • Lincoln High School to add Arabic classes Oregonian July 22, 2010
  • PSU student goes to Gaza PSU Vanguard 2/24/2010
  • Michael Weingrad, Judaic Studies faculty, had his book, American Hebrew Literature, reviewed by Tablet Magazine, February 22, 2010
  • Birol Yesilada and Harry Anastasiou, led a team of internationally recognized scholars of conflict resolution and organized a Peace Symposium on Cyprus at George Mason University’s ICAR Point of View International Conflict Resolution Center on January 14-18, 2010