Jordanian visitor arrives

Jordanian visitor begins stay at UW-Green Bay, SNC
From Tuesday (Jan. 25) through Feb. 5, UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College will collaboratively host visiting scholar Salameh Naimat, professor of history and dean of students from the University of Jordan, Amman. “Dr. Naimat specializes in the history of pre-Islamic Arabia and has written extensively about the region’s economic and social history,” says one of the visit’s hosts, Prof. Heidi Sherman of Humanistic Studies. While in Green Bay, Naimat will meet with students and faculty and give several lectures to the campus and Green Bay community.  (Two of those public lectures are listed in the next item.) Naimat’s visit is made possible by the International Visiting Scholar Program, a joint UW-Green Bay and SNC initiative, and the UW-Green Bay Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. Questions may be directed to Sherman at 465-5146.

Ancient Arabs, Mecca will be lecture topics Thursday, and Monday

Visiting scholar Salameh Naimat from the University of Jordan will deliver a pair of lectures in the coming days. His first lecture, “Nabataeans: History and Civilization” will address an ancient people of the Middle East in a talk scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 27) at the Neville Public Museum in downtown Green Bay. A second lecture, “Mecca in Pre-Islamic Arabia,” is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. next Monday (Jan. 31) in Rose Hall 250 as part of the Historical Perspectives lecture series.

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