Madeline de Figueiredo (Arabic 2016) and Nicholas Posegay (Arabic 2016), 2016 ADF recipients, launched the University of Chicago’s first Arabic-language publication, a literary magazine titled “UChicago Majalla.” The first issue of the magazine was printed in December 2016 as an educational tool and unifying force among Arabic learners at the university. Students from all years and degree programs contributed to the magazine by submitting poetry, narratives, short stories, and academic papers, all in Arabic. The Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago hosted a release event when the first issue was published. Students, staff, and faculty came together to review, discuss, and critique the publication. The second issue was printed in March 2017.
June 01, 2017