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Expatriate-to-Emirati Switch Stuns Some UAE Academics

Sarah Lynch | 10 Jul 2013

The sudden replacement of five campus directors at the Higher Colleges of Technology is leaving many administrators wondering about their future.

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Minorities

Revival of Iraqi Violence Also Targets Academics

Cathy Otten | 08 Jul 2013

A car bombing killed a professor at the University of Baghdad’s medical school and renewed fears that more Iraqi scholars will come under attack.

Administration Employment Teaching Technology & Online Learning

A Second Chance for Many Arab Students

Emma Gatten, Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch | 25 Jun 2013

Arab Open University blends online learning and classroom time to reach students who might not attend university otherwise.

Administration Politics

University President Serves Briefly as Prime Minister

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 25 Jun 2013

Can an academic administrator take on the job of prime minister? Palestine is finding out.

Arts & Culture Human Rights

Arab Stereotypes: How One Academic Fights Them

Rasha Faek | 19 Jun 2013

Educators need to help students in the West to identify and break free of stereotypical images of Arabs, says an academic at New York University.

Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Helping Business Students Learn About Social-Media Strategies

Rasha Faek | 19 Jun 2013

A course at the American University of Beirut focuses on ways to use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to create a competitive advantage.

Publishing Research

A Potential Renaissance for Arabic Translation

Ursula Lindsey | 07 Jun 2013

In Arab academic and publishing circles, there is much talk and at least some action to get more scholarly works translated into Arabic, and to get contemporary Arabic literature translated into other languages.

Research

10 Years of Polls Shed Light on Arab Views

David Wheeler | 07 Jun 2013

Opinion surveys in six Arab countries give insights into the roots of the “Arab awakening” and suggest it is unlikely to fade.

Gender Human Rights Students

The Fight Against Sexual Harassment on Arab Campuses

Sarah Lynch | 11 May 2013

Women and sympathetic men are organizing against those who sexually harass others in the academic setting.

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Politics

Tunisian Dean Acquitted: More Conflict Likely

Fatma Shim | 06 May 2013

A Tunisian court has acquitted a university dean of assaulting a veiled female student. But the wider conflict about veils in Tunisian university classrooms will continue.




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