News

Near Eastern Studies Celebrates Class Day 2024
May 28, 2024

Near Eastern Studies held its 2023 Class Day reception in Jones 102 on May 27, 2024.

Karen Chirik wins 2024 NES Backgammon Tournament
May 8, 2024

Karen Chirik won the 2024 NES Backgammon Tournament by defeating senior Shane Patrick.

Samin Rashidbeigi Defends Ph.D. Dissertation
May 7, 2024

On Monday, May 6, Samin Rasidbeigi successfully defended her doctoral dissertation.

Mercat and Schoenfeld Selected for Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia
May 6, 2024

First-year Ph.D. student Adrien Mercat and fifth-year Ph.D. student Abigail Schoenfeld have been selected to participate in the 2024 Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia.

Patrick Awarded Barry Scholarship for Study at Oxford
April 25, 2024

NES senior Shane Patrick has been awarded the John and Daria Barry Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford, where he will pursue an MPhil in Islamic Studies and History at Wolfson College.

Cook and Modarressi to Be Honored with Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award
April 25, 2024

Michael Cook and Hossein Modarressi will be receiving the Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award for Excellence in Islamic Studies at a conference to be held in their honor at UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies on May 16–17, 2024.

Gribetz Named Co-editor of AJS Review
April 4, 2024

Associate professor Jonathan Gribetz has been named co-editor for a four-year term of the AJS Review.

New Publication by Michael Cook
April 3, 2024

Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies Michael Cook has published A History of the Muslim World: From Its Origin to the Dawn of Modernity.

Abdel-Latif Receives 2024 Donald Griffin ’23 Management Award
April 3, 2024

Deena Abdel-Latif, Program Outreach and Geniza Lab Manager, was recognized at yesterday’s Staff Service Recognition Lunch as one of two Donald Griffin ’23 Management Award recipients.

LaRegina Celebrates 15 Years in NES
April 2, 2024

Jim LaRegina, Graduate and Undergraduate Administrator, will be celebrating 15 years of service to the university at today’s recognition lunch. He joined the department in May 2008.