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Melanie Swan

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Arabic Faculty Profiles Students Teaching

A Promoter of Peaceful Co-Existence Seeks a New Model for Arab Education

Melanie Swan | 11 Jan 2021

Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi sees education as the best hope for countering extremism and building a better future.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Liberal Arts

Artists in Saudi Arabia Gain New Recognition and Support

Melanie Swan | 08 Jan 2021

A new art grant from the Misk Art Institute provides major support for artists and could help shift attitudes about careers in art.

Faculty Mental Health Students Study Abroad Technology & Online Learning

Mental Health Support for Students Is Still in Early Stages in the U.A.E.

Melanie Swan | 14 Dec 2020

Student access to counseling and preventive mental health support at universities in the United Arab Emirates need improvements, student and psychologists say.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Internet Liberal Arts

Art in Isolation: Arab Artists Express Emotions Evoked by Covid-19

Melanie Swan | 27 Nov 2020

Art by Arab artists, on view online and at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., reflects on universal feelings of isolation and confinement caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Liberal Arts

Sharjah Youth Exhibition Will Showcase Work Inspired by the Coronavirus

Melanie Swan | 23 Oct 2020

Young artists have submitted more than a thousand works to Sharjah Youth’s “Art for All” project, a virtual exhibit that will be on view later this month.

Coronavirus Disability Students Technology & Online Learning

For Students With Disabilities, the Pandemic Adds Another Barrier

Melanie Swan, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 08 Oct 2020

Covid-19 has largely heightened the inequality that disabled students already face, although for a small proportion of students, it has moved education to their homes and let them study more at their own pace.

Accreditation Administration Policy Quality Control Students

U.A.E. Education Ministry Closes 6 Universities, Puts Another 6 on Probation

Melanie Swan | 07 Oct 2020

In a quality control move unusually severe for the Arab region, the U.A.E. education ministry revoked the licenses of six institutions and issued warnings to six others.

Coronavirus Students Teaching Vocational Education

Hospitality Education in the Mideast Stays on Course Despite Covid-19

Melanie Swan, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 28 Sep 2020

The pandemic stalled tourism and deeply cut the revenues it produces, but students continue to enroll in hospitality education programs, hoping the industry bounces back.

Conflict Coronavirus Politics Research

Despite Controversy, Emirati-Israeli Research Cooperation Has Kicked Off

Melanie Swan | 20 Sep 2020

The decision to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel angered many in the Arab region. Still, some see it as an opportunity to support research.

Arts & Culture Curriculum Students Teaching

Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Fills an Educational Gap in the Gulf

Melanie Swan | 04 Sep 2020

The academy, about to start its second year, bases its curriculum on local culture and expands the opportunities for Gulf students to study the performing arts without going abroad.




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