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Nov
23
Nov 27

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving!

The University of Maryland is closed for Thanksgiving Break and there will be no Persian Capstone activities during this time.

Language Career & Internship Fair
Oct
19
11:00 am11:00

Language Career & Internship Fair

Don't miss the 8th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair!

The University Career Center & The President's Promise partners with the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (www.languages.umd.edu) and the Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (www.gsit.umd.edu) program to produce this annual event, which connects students and alumni with 40+ employers interested in candidates with language skills and/or cross-cultural career interests. There are many organizations and agencies that are specifically interested in Persian speakers.

You should plan to bring copies of your resume. Attire is business casual or business formal.

The fair will be held in the Colony Ballroom in Stamp Student Union.

Oct
16
3:00 pm15:00

Group Cooking Activity

For the second group activity of the semester, Capstone students will cook a delicious Persian meal, Fesenjan.

Please let Jay (jayritch@umd.edu) know if there will be any extra guests by September 16th. 

This activity will take place in the Persian House.

Oct
9
2:30 pm14:30

Atomic Falafel

This week Capstone students will attend Atomic Falafel, a film presented as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festval.

For more information, please see the website: https://www.wjff.org/films/atomic-falafel/

"Art of Afghan Music" Field Trip
Oct
2
3:00 pm15:00

"Art of Afghan Music" Field Trip

Students will attend a special musical performance at the Freer Sackler Gallery featuring Afghan music in Washington, DC. Afterward students will discuss the performance over a traditional Afghan meal at Lapis Bistro in Woodley Park, DC.

Performance Details:
Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla

Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”

A Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami
Sep
25
11:00 am11:00

A Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

  • Stamp Atrium Room

For this Capstone activity, the students will attend a screening of "Abbas Kiarostami: A Report" about the late Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami.

Beginning at 11 AM there will be a ceremonial cherry tree planting and lunch at the Roshan Institute. Dr. Bonnie Thorton-Dill and Bahman Kiarostami, son of Abbas Kiarostami, will be special guests for this event.

The film screening will begin at 2 PM. Following the film will be a panel discussion with several experts including the director of the film.

Sep
18
3:00 pm15:00

Group Cooking Activity

For the second group activity of the semester, Capstone students will cook a delicious Persian meal, Pomegranate infused lamb shank and lentils and rice.

Please let Jay (jayritch@umd.edu) know if there will be any extra guests by September 16th. 

This activity will take place in the Persian House.

Sep
14
1:00 pm13:00

Art & Culture Workshop with Bahar

Today is the second biweekly Persian Art & Culture Workshop with Bahar Jalehmahmoudi. This workshop will take place every other Wednesday from 1-2pm in SQH 2115.

Persian Art & Animation Workshop
Sep
12
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Art & Animation Workshop

Today is the first day of the Persian Art & Animation Workshop with Rashin Kheiriyeh. This workshop will occur each week on Monday from 1-2:30pm in SQH 2115 (but will not be listed on this calendar except for the first day).

Rashin is an internationally recognized, award-winning illustrator/author,animation director and painter who has published Sixty children’s books in countries such as France, Italy, United States, Japan, Germany, Spain, South Korea, China, India and Iran.  She has received 50 national and international awards for the books and animations, including recently being selected for the Honor List of IBBY 2014.

Sep
11
3:00 pm15:00

Group Cooking Activity

For the first group activity of the semester, Capstone students will cook a delicious Persian meal. 

Please select your recipes and provide the link or page number/copy (if from a recipe book) to Hilary at hrc@umd.edu no later than Friday, Sept. 2nd.

This activity will take place in the Persian House.

Art & Culture Workshop with Bahar
Aug
31
1:00 pm13:00

Art & Culture Workshop with Bahar

Today is the first day of the biweekly Persian Art & Culture Workshop with Bahar Jalehmahmoudi. This workshop will take place every other Wednesday from 1-2pm in SQH 2115.

Aug
29
9:00 am09:00

Orientation

Welcome to the first day of Capstone classes for Fall 2016!

Capstone students have orientation from 9:00am until 11:45am, in place of their regular class. Please plan to meet in SQH 2115 to go over important information for your Capstone Year.

We will provide breakfast, coffee and tea.

Persian Research Presentation
May
9
2:00 pm14:00

Persian Research Presentation

Capstone students will present their Capstone Research Project entirely in Persian to an audience of UMD faculty, staff and students. 

Refreshments will be served and there will be time for networking afterward.

Apr
23
2:45 pm14:45

Focus on Afghanistan Field Trip

Focus on Afghanistan: Turquoise Mountains & Lapis Field Trip
This field trip will focus on arts and culture in Afghanistan and will be lead by documentary director and translator Baktash Ahadi. The field trip will start with a tour of the Turquoise Mountains exhibit at the Freer Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, followed by a dinner discussion at Lapis Bistro (homestyle Afghan food! Includes vegan dishes!) on modern life in Afghanistan, arts and culture, Dari dialect, and anything else you want to discuss with him. We will provide metro cards for all travel, and dinner as well.

Saturday 4/23 Itinerary

2:45pm - Meet at the College Park metro Station and travel to Smithsonian Station.

3:30pm – Visit the Turquoise Mountains Exhibit at the Freer Sackler Gallery

4:45pm - Head to the Smithsonian metro to get to the restaurant. Go to the Woodley Park Zoo Metro Station and walk to the restaurant. 

5:30pm - Eat an amazing dinner and have dinner discussion led by Baktash at Lapis Bistro

6:30pm - Head back to College Park via metro

Please RSVP by going to the Google form.

Apr
16
Apr 17

Persian Parade in NYC

Details on this trip will be updated soon, but please put these dates on your calendar.

Apr
9
12:30 pm12:30

Cooking Event at EatsPlace in DC

Group cooking activity where both PFP and Capstone students will be cooking a Persian meal at a local pop-up eatery in Petworth, DC. You'll be making mast-o-khiar, shirazi salad, kotlets, kash-o bademjan (Eggplant and Kashk Casserole). Afterward you'll have the chance to enjoy your delicious meal on a beautiful patio outside.

Mar
28
9:00 am09:00

Internship Timesheet Due

Please complete your biweekly internship timesheet (3/14-3/25/16) and have your supervisor at Tavaana, Molly Vatis, sign the completed timesheet.

The signed timesheet should be submitted to me, and I am happy to provide a copy for your records if you would like.

Mar
22
12:00 pm12:00

Library of Congress Lecture: Dr. Keshavarz

This afternoon Capstone students will go on a cultural field trip to hear a discussion by Dr. Keshavarz on her new book " ". Dr. Akbari will drive students to the Library of Congress. Please plan to meet her in SQH 2116 at 10:50 am - your morning class with Manizhe will end at 10:40 am.


SPRING BREAK
Mar
13
Mar 20

SPRING BREAK

It's Spring Break! Enjoy your vacation.

There are no scheduled Persian Capstone activities during this time.

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