Two NELC Undergraduates Profiled for UCLA Humanities Website

Published: September 23, 2016

Two of our undergraduate students, Marisol Fernandez (Middle Eastern Studies, Semitics) and Elizabeth Ho (Jewish Studies), were recently written about for the UCLA Humanities website. You can read their inspiring life stories, and why they chose to study in our department here.

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Ethnomusicology 91L/161L: Music of Persia

Published: September 20, 2016

Fall 2016 – Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, Schoenberg 1659 – Instructor:  Amir Hosein Pourjavady  This class focuses on the performance of Persian classical music including the radif and tasnifs (vocal repertoire). This is a group class where students sit in a circle and begin learning a gushe (short melody-type) or a vocal composition of a designated dastgāh (multi-sectional…

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Art History 185: Architecture of Iran

Published: September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 – Mondays, 3:30-5:20 PM, Dodd 275 – Instructor: Dr. Keelan Overton This seminar examines icons of Iranian architecture from the early Islamic to early modern periods. Each week will be devoted to analyzing a single site (mosque, tomb, shrine, madrasa, palace, square) through multiple lenses, including the topographical, architectural, socio-historical, political, and religious….

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New Testament Job at UCLA

Published: September 14, 2016

The department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA has just opened a new search for an Assistant Professor of New Testament/Early Christianity. Description: The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position…

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Dr. Shushan Karapetian Wins Society of Armenian Studies Award

Published: May 17, 2016

Dr. Shushan Karapetian, NELC Alumna, lecturer and current Post Doc, received Society of Armenian Studies Award for 2011-2014 for her dissertation “‘How Do I Teach My Kids My Broken Armenian?’”: A Study of Eastern Armenian Heritage Language Speakers in Los Angeles.” The SAS Award is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. For more information on visit the Asbarez…

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Dr. Alice Mandel Wins 2016 Daniel Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship

Published: May 9, 2016

Dr. Alice Mandel, NELC Alumna and Lecturer, wins the 2016 David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship has been awarded to Alice Mandell (Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles) for her paper entitled, “The Adoption of the ‘Adoption’ Formula in Inner-biblical Discourse.” For more…

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Migrating the Hebrew E-Workbook’s Audio files to Kaltura

Published: April 26, 2016

For the first time, the Hebrew E-Workbook offers a full year of systematic and intensive online teaching and practice of Hebrew grammar for students of Hebrew as a foreign language . With its 200 online assignments, the E-Workbook, which I authored and designed for my Elementary Hebrew classes (Hebrew 1ABC) in 2008, has dramatically improved…

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In Memory of Richard N. Frye, 1920-2014

Published: March 28, 2014

The career of Professor Richard Frye in Iranian studies spanned more than half a century during which time he was fully occupied researching, writing, and teaching.  Our field is so much richer because of his dedication to it and his indefatigable efforts to advance Iranian studies in fields as diverse as history, historical geography, linguistics,…

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