A memorial for Farhat Ziadeh will be held August 13th. Professor Ziadeh founded the department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization and the Middle East Center in the Jackson School of International Studies. There is more information about his life and the details for the memorial in his obituary.
Autumn Quarter Courses:
Registration for Autumn Quarter is open! Explore the interesting courses and many languages the NELC department offers on our Facebook page or visit the UW Time Schedule for a complete listing of our offerings.
Congratulations to our Professor Scott Noegel:
On May 22, Prof. Noegel was honored to offer the commencement address and receive an honorary Ph.D. in letters from his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received the award for his scholarship in ancient Near Eastern Studies, as well as his professional work as an artist, musician, and filmmaker. This was the first honorary Ph.D. given by that university to any of its alumni. Prof. Noegel also is the first academic at UW-Seattle to receive an honorary Ph.D. The commencement address was attended by more than 9000 people.
You can watch the award ceremony and commencement address at:
(Go to the black ceremony at the top and skip ahead to 1:25:25 forward)