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Melanie Swan

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Architecture Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

U.A.E. Pavilion Wins Top Award at Venice Architecture Biennale

Melanie Swan | 03 Sep 2021

The Emirates’ pavilion explores an environmentally friendly alternative to cement that could greatly reduce global carbon dioxide emissions.

Architecture Arts & Culture

Syrian Fountain Art Speaks of Home to People Far From Home

Melanie Swan | 13 Aug 2021

The bah-rah, a traditional Syrian fountain, and the emotional connections it evokes are the focus of an installation in Abu Dhabi by the Syrian architect Talin Hazbar.

Arts & Culture Finances Profiles Students

Manal Ataya: Director of Sharjah’s Museums Embraces an Educational Role

Melanie Swan | 28 May 2021

Manal Ataya, director general of the Sharjah Museums Authority, finds it fulfilling to make museums more accessible and enrich children’s development.

Administration Faculty Gender Profiles Students Teaching

Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail: University Leader and Role Model for Young Women

Melanie Swan | 09 Mar 2021

As president of Effat University, Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail is fulfilling a dream of making a difference in the lives of Saudi women.

Faculty Internet Mental Health Profiles Quality Control Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Ahoud Alasfour: Teacher Training Is a Priority for a Gulf Education Leader

Melanie Swan | 08 Mar 2021

Recognition of teachers as professionals is crucial to education reform, says Ahoud Alasfour, president of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

Qatari Artist Encourages Others to Find Freedom in Their Work

Melanie Swan | 26 Feb 2021

Art was a saving presence for the multidisciplinary artist Ameera AlAji in her youth. Now she hopes to inspire a new generation of Qatari artists to find a similar freedom.

Faculty Research Science Students Teaching

United Arab Emirate’s Mars Probe Increases Interest in Space Studies

Melanie Swan | 22 Feb 2021

More UAE university students are enrolling in courses related to space and physics, after a UAE space mission began beaming back images of Mars.

Administration Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Young Art Executive Has a Key Role in Qatar’s Public Art Scene

Melanie Swan | 12 Feb 2021

As the Qatar Foundation’s senior art specialist, Layla Bacha manages an art portfolio that includes major public artworks and museum collections.

Coronavirus Employment Faculty Mental Health Students

Ajman University Caps a Challenging Year with a Drive-Through Graduation

Melanie Swan | 11 Feb 2021

The university, in the Emirates, wanted students to have some semblance of a normal cap-and-gown experience after a challenging school year.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Mental Health

A Dubai Artist Helps Women Process Difficult Times Through Creativity

Melanie Swan | 29 Jan 2021

Art helped Zaahirah Muthy get through challenging times in her own life. She launched a series of art therapy workshops in Dubai to help other women do the same.




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