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Arabic film to be shown on Wednesday

The Arabic film Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, dreaming of an exciting future in the promised land of small-town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints and the indomitable […]

Language immersion: Smithie travels to Middle East

Eleana Thompson ’16 at the Treasury Building in Petra, Jordan.

Eleana Thompson ’16, a self-designed Middle Eastern studies major and psychology minor, spent one month this summer in Amman, Jordan for AMIDEAST’s Intensive Arabic Program. The program’s objectives are to increase students’ Arabic proficiency through rigorous training consisting of class five hours a […]

Arabic Cultural Festival to be held at Smith this month

On Saturday, April 27, Smith College will host an Arabic Cultural Festival for the campus and local communities. The festival is the first ever organized to celebrate Arabic arts and culture at Smith College and in the Pioneer Valley. The festival showcases the arts, music, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of the Arab […]

Bilingual poetry reading draws crowd

Renowned Iraqi poet Amal Al-Jubouri visited Smith earlier this month, accompanied by Rebecca Howell, one of the co-translators of Al-Jubouri’s latest work, “Hagar Before the Occupation, Hagar After the Occupation.” A native Iraqi, Al-Jubouri’s life story speaks to the country’s recent troubled history; she even fled to Germany for several years in 1997, returning to […]

Global Salon Breakfast focuses on Iraq

Smithies and community members gathered for a discussion of Iraq with visiting poet Amal al-Jubouri earlier this month.

On October 3, a group of Smith Students and Northampton community members gathered together in the Global Studies Center join special guest Amal al-Jubouri for breakfast and discussion. Many had attended al-Jubouri’s poetry reading the […]

Iraqi and Arabic-language poetry on campus next week

Al-Jubouri (left) and Howell (right) will be at Smith next week.

Next Tuesday, October 2, the Smith College Poetry Center will host Amal Al-Jubouri and Rebecca Gayle Howell for a poetry reading.

Amal Al-Jubour’s poems (which have been called a “crucial voice in contemporary Iraqi and Arabic-language poetry”) have been translated into 12 […]

Arabic music night to be held on Thursday

The band Sokoun, from Montreal, will play at Smith on Thursday.

Students are invited to participate in an Arabic Music Festival on Thursday, April 26 in the Davis Ballroom.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is hosted by the Middle East Studies department and features the band Sokoun from Montreal. Guests will […]

Arabic Film Festival at Smith

"Masquerades" is one of several films being shown at Smith's Arabic Film Festival.

A series of Arabic films will be shown at Smith College in Seelye 106. Films will begin on February 29 and continue through March 4. A complete schedule is below.

The festival begins on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. with […]

Class of ’97 alumna unites refugee children

Luma Mufleh '97 was awarded a 2010 Smith Medal for her work with the Fugees.

Luma Mufleh ’97, graduated from Smith College with a degree in anthropology, moved to Atlanta, and held a number of odd jobs post-graduation. While in Georgia, Luma noticed a diverse group of boys playing soccer in the street […]