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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 Flagship activities during this time.

Oct
29
9:00 am09:00

Annual Flagship Testing

  • SQH 2115 (Persian Lounge)

Every year Flagship students complete proficiency tests in different modalities: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The results are used to measure performance over time as well as assess needs for students.

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
14
1:00 pm13:00

Film Club

Join us for our biweekly Persian Film Club! Learn more about language and culture through the lens of the camera, followed by a discussion with a native speaker about the film.

Persian Picnic
Oct
12
3:30 pm15:30

Persian Picnic

Open to all interested student

Join the Persian Flagship Program for a festive afternoon cultural event.

Sample Persian Kabob, sweets, and tea; enjoy cultural activities; meet current students, staff, and faculty; learn about Persian@Maryland!

"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:
hmad 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.”

Sep
30
1:00 pm13:00

Visiting Artist

This week we will have a special guest visitor, Tooraj Khamenehzadeh, an Iranian photographer and artist. He will present and discuss some of his work. Feel free to come with questions about his experience and life for artists in Iran.

You can preview some of his works on his website http://tooraj.ir/

Sep
19
3:00 pm15:00

Tajik and Afghan Cultural Event

Tajikistan and Afghanistan are often overlooked parts of the Persian-speaking world. In this club, we will look at some of the differences among Tajik, Afghan, and Iranian cultures with a new focus each week. We'll explore Tajik and Afghan music, art, history, dance, and language in this interactive weekly club.

May
3
11:00 am11:00

Flagship Student Research Colloquium

The finalized schedule including panel topics and presenters will be posted here once details are confirmed.

Please note that there will be a Researchers' Luncheon that all Flagship students are welcome to attend.

Maryland Day - Volunteers Needed!
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Maryland Day - Volunteers Needed!

As the weather gets better and better, and the end of the semester grows closer and closer, there is one big campus event coming up that I hope you’ll all attend – Maryland Day!

Each year the Persian and Arabic Flagships host a table in the SLLC tent, and we love to have our students volunteer at the table. You’ll get a Maryland Day tshirt, and the satisfaction of telling everyone who stops by our table what an amazing program we have. If you’ve got henna skills or another talent you’re able to put to use at the table, please let me know!

This year Maryland Day is on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-4pm. For each 2 hour block of time you volunteer, you’ll receive one club credit. You can volunteer for up to 4 hours total (2 club credits). You’ll note that volunteer times go from 9am-5pm, to allow for set-up and clean up.

Sign up here: http://doodle.com/poll/y3g8kx6764ud3fxk 

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you’ll join us for this fun day.

Apr
28
1:00 pm13:00

Language Clinic

This clinic is an opportunity to stop by for help with any questions you may have about Persian language including grammar, pronunciation, writing, handwriting and more. Students can come prepared with specific questions or ask for help on general topics.

Held in SQH 2115.

Apr
26
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Poetry Club

Join us for Persian Poetry Club this Tuesday afternoon. This club will focus on short Persian poems each session, providing students time to read, discuss and understand both classic and contemporary Persian poetry.

This workshop is open to all levels but is specifically geared toward lower level learners (1st and 2nd year). 

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
21
1:00 pm13:00

Language Clinic

This clinic is an opportunity to stop by for help with any questions you may have about Persian language including grammar, pronunciation, writing, handwriting and more. Students can come prepared with specific questions or ask for help on general topics.

Held in SQH 2115.

Apr
21
1:00 pm13:00

Language Clinic

This clinic is an opportunity to stop by for help with any questions you may have about Persian language including grammar, pronunciation, writing, handwriting and more. Students can come prepared with specific questions or ask for help on general topics.

Held in SQH 2115.

Apr
19
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Poetry Club

Join us for Persian Poetry Club this Tuesday afternoon. This club will focus on short Persian poems each session, providing students time to read, discuss and understand both classic and contemporary Persian poetry.

This workshop is open to all levels but is specifically geared toward lower level learners (1st and 2nd year). 

Apr
14
1:00 pm13:00

Language Clinic

This clinic is an opportunity to stop by for help with any questions you may have about Persian language including grammar, pronunciation, writing, handwriting and more. Students can come prepared with specific questions or ask for help on general topics.

Held in SQH 2115.

Apr
12
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Poetry Club

Join us for Persian Poetry Club this Tuesday afternoon. This club will focus on short Persian poems each session, providing students time to read, discuss and understand both classic and contemporary Persian poetry.

This workshop is open to all levels but is specifically geared toward lower level learners (1st and 2nd year). 

Apr
9
12:30 pm12:30

Persian Cooking Club at EatsPlace 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.

Apr
7
1:00 pm13:00

Language Clinic

This clinic is an opportunity to stop by for help with any questions you may have about Persian language including grammar, pronunciation, writing, handwriting and more. Students can come prepared with specific questions or ask for help on general topics.

Held in SQH 2115.

Apr
5
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Poetry Club

Join us for Persian Poetry Club this Tuesday afternoon. This club will focus on short Persian poems each session, providing students time to read, discuss and understand both classic and contemporary Persian poetry.

This workshop is open to all levels but is specifically geared toward lower level learners (1st and 2nd year). 

Mar
31
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Language Clinic

This clinic is an opportunity to stop by for help with any questions you may have about Persian language including grammar, pronunciation, writing, handwriting and more. Students can come prepared with specific questions or ask for help on general topics.

Held in SQH 2115.

Mar
29
1:00 pm13:00

Persian Poetry Club

Join us for Persian Poetry Club this Tuesday afternoon. This club will focus on short Persian poems each session, providing students time to read, discuss and understand both classic and contemporary Persian poetry.

This workshop is open to all levels but is specifically geared toward lower level learners (1st and 2nd year). 

Movie Club: "There Are Things You Don't Know"
Mar
25
3:00 pm15:00

Movie Club: "There Are Things You Don't Know"

Join us for this week's film, "There Are Things You Don't Know" (چیزهایی هست که نمیدانی).

The film tells the story of a reclusive taxi driver in Tehran in the days leading up to an earthquake. He has chosen to distance himself from society and to be passive so as not to be hurt. Finally one of his passengers gives him enough motivation to act and bring about a change in his life .

This film will be shown in Room 2115 Susquehanna Hall. Popcorn will be served!

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