Grant Farr and Anousha Sedighi receive grant to strengthen Persian/Iranian studies program
Author: Currently
Posted: September 26, 2011

Grant Farr, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean, and Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literature faculty, received a $150,000 grant from the Parsa Community Foundation to strengthen the Persian/Iranian Studies program. The grant will help hire an Iranian scholar in residence to advise the University on how to develop a stronger Iranian Studies program. Complementing this are other grant-funded initiatives to create more engagement with the community, promote the arts and culture of Iran, organize a Parsa lecture series, provide funds for faculty research, hire an events coordinator, and bring an Iranian artist to the campus.