Awards Archive

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
UCLA Alumna wins Young Scholar Award
Dr.Shushan Karapetian, alumna and current lecturer of Armenian Studies at UCLA, received the Russ Campbell Young Scholar Award in Heritage Language Education for her extraordinary work in teaching Armenian to heritage language speakers.
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Friday, June 29, 2018
Six Graduate Students Win Prestigious Awards
Awards for research in modern Arabic literature, medieval literature, art history, Levantine archaeology, Jewish studies, and Egyptology won by students in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Distinguished Teaching Award
History professor Sarah Abrevaya Stein has received the 2018 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. Her courses cover Jewish history; Sephardic studies; and the Yiddish and Ladino speaking diasporas.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Nile Green wins Guggenheim Award
Historian Nile Green has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Green will use his fellowship to complete a concise book that asks "What is global Islam and where did it come from?"
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Monday, January 8, 2018
Sociologist Kevan Harris wins Hellman Fellowship
The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to support and encourage the research of promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research in the College of Letters and Science.
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Monday, January 8, 2018
Emeritus Professor Poonawala receives book award
Ismail K. Poonawala's book entitled “Sciences of the Soul and Intellect, Part III; An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 39-41”, co-authored with Carmela Baffioni and published by the Oxford University Press, 2017, was selected for Iran's 25th annual World Book of the Year award.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Aslı Bâli recognized by Middle East Studies Association
Bâli, director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, was awarded the 2017 Middle East Studies Association Presidential Award on November 19, 2017.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Nouri Gana wins Mellon Fellowship
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announces 2017 New Directions Fellowship.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Robert Englund and colleagues win support for a Big Data project
Machine Translation and Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Language, a project co-directed by Robert K. Englund of UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is now funded through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge by the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Research Foundation, and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as one of 14 international teams of researchers addressing big data questions in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Friday, March 3, 2017
Julia Troche wins Professional Development Award
Egyptologist Julia Troche has received a 2016-17 professional development award from the UCLA Academic Personnel Office. The awards support the professional growth and pedagogical initiatives of lecturers. Troche received a B.A. in History from UCLA in 2008 and a Ph.D. from Brown University in 2015. Following a year as an Instructor of History at Missouri State University, she returned to UCLA to teach courses on Egyptology.
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Monday, January 9, 2017
Cooperson wins Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation
Michael Cooperson's translation of the "Virtues of the Imām Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal" by Ibn al-Jawzī won the top honors in Qatar's 2016 Sheikh Hamad Awards. Professor Cooperson teaches Arabic linguistics, pre-modern Arabic literature, and a translation workshop at UCLA's department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Middle East bibliographer David Hirsch receives the David H. Partington Award of the Middle East Librarians Association
This annual award recognizes outstanding librarians in Middle East Studies whose high standards and accomplishments have contributed to the field of Middle East librarianship, librarianship in general, and the world of scholarship. Colleagues expressed great appreciation for his years of tireless collecting of unique material during his many voyages throughout the world and for his commitment to working with materials in many languages and from many cultures.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Jeremy Smoak (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) has received the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. His courses cover topics related to the religions and literary traditions of the ancient Middle East.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Distinguished Dissertation Award
Dr. Shushan Karapetian has received the Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Society for Armenian Studies for the research and publication of 'How Do I Teach My Kids My Broken Armenian?': A Study of Eastern Armenian Heritage Language Speakers in Los Angeles. Dr. Karapetian teaches Armenian at UCLA's department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and directs the Summer High School Heritage Language Program at UCLA's Center for World Languages.
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Friday, November 20, 2015
Accademia Ambrosiana of Milan
Richard Hovannisian was elected to the Accademia Ambrosiana of Milan for his contributions to the study of Armenian and Near Eastern history.His induction into the academy took place during its Annual Assembly, November 9-11, 2015. There he delivered his inaugural lecture, “Evolution of the Historiography of the Armenian Genocide from 1920 to 2015."
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