NELC

Dr. Beyza Lorenz Wins EPIC-Lang Grant for Online Language Teaching Module

Published: March 29, 2022

Dr. Beyza Lorenz, Continuing Lecturer in Turkish at the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department won an EPIC-Lang grant to develop a self-paced, online module to help language instructors get acquainted with online language teaching. The project titled “Establishing Online Presence” is an online tutorial to introduce language instructors to establishing presence in the online…

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In Memoriam: Nancy Ezer

Published: February 28, 2022

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is deeply saddened to learn of the passing our beloved Hebrew lecturer, Nancy Ezer. Nancy Ezer will be remembered as a devoted and passionate teacher, always encouraging and inspiring students once they stepped into her classroom, and adapting to new and digital platforms. Chair of the Department…

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NELC Undergraduate Natalie Sarafian Wins Dean’s Prize

Published: June 1, 2021

The NELC Department is extremely proud to announce that Natalie Sarafian has just won the Dean’s prize for Undergraduate Research Week, a prestigious undergraduate award given to only a few students each academic year. Sarafian received the prize for her presentation, “How to Use Sex to Gain Power in the Ancient Patriarchy: Medical Humanities Investigation…

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Dr. Domenico Ingenito on KCRW

Published: May 25, 2021

On Thursday, May 27, the NELC Department’s own Dr. Domenico Ingenito appeared on the KCRW radio show, Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt, to talk about Persian literature and the opportunities that UCLA offers to study Persian language in Southern California. During the show, Michael Silverblatt also presented Dr. Ingenito’s book, “Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz…

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UCLA Recruitment: Eastern Armenian Language Lecturer, JFP06425

Published: May 11, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach three courses in Elementary Modern Eastern Armenian and three courses in Intermediate Modern Eastern Armenian during the 2021-2022 academic year, which begins July 1, 2021. The candidate must have experience teaching Armenian language courses at the university level. An M.A. in Near Eastern Languages…

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UCLA Recruitment: Arabic Language Lecturer, UC Recruit JFP06392

Published: May 11, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach Elementary Arabic and an Arabic-language pedagogy course (six courses) during the 2021-2022 academic year. A Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field is required. Duties include supervision of graduate teaching assistants in Elementary…

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Tributes: Herbert A. Davidson

Published: May 7, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Herbert A. Davidson (1932-2021), Professor Emeritus of Hebrew. Information about the funeral arrangements can be found at herbertadavidson.com. The department owes Dr. Davidson a great debt, and offer our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.   I was…

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The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim: New Book by Dr. Katherine Burke

Published: April 22, 2021

The Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department is proud to announce the publication of The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim: Documenting a Thirteenth-Century Red Sea Port By Katherine Strange Burke, with contributions by Steven M. Goodman and Wilma Wetterstrom (Oriental Institute Publications 144, 2021). This study of a thirteenth-century dwelling on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast…

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