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2009 News and Events


April 17, 2009
Ussama Makdisi, PhD,
Named Carnegie Scholar

June 4, 2009
Board Tours Museum of Fine Arts Houston exhibit, The Arts of the Islamic World

August 11, 2009
AAEF Becomes "Founder" Benefactor of Friends of the Arts of the Islamic World at MFAH

Mihrab-Shaped Tile, Iran, late 13th –early 14th century, fritware painted in luster and cobalt blue on an opaque white glaze, the MFAH, museum purchase with funds provided by Friends of the Arts of the Islamic World and the Founding Benefactors of the Arts of the Islamic World Department, 2009.548.

October 17, 2009
Educator Workshop at Rice University
a Great Success
Educators at Workshop
October 22, 2009
Helen Zughaib Artist Presentation

October 27, 2009
Carnegie Scholar Reception for Ussama Makdisi, PhD

November 4, 2009:
Passing of Ahmad Hijazi, Honored AAEF Supporter

November 6, 2009
AAEF Arab Studies Chair Makdisi
Wins 2009 Franklin Prize from American Studies Association