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Christina Stigliani

IU students spend Saturdays teaching Arabic to children

In a cheerfully decorated corner of the Monroe County Public Library, a dozen young children crowded around IU graduate students Patrick Schoettmer and Aymen Elsheikh as they introduced the first two letters of the Arabic alphabet, alef and ba. "'Alef' is for 'arnab' ('rabbit')!" Schoettmer said as the children hopped around the room and gave each other bunny ears.

Lecture touches on Kurdish issues

Turkey's decision not to assist the United States in military campaigns against Iraq in 2003 echoed a similar course of action taken by Turkey in the colonial period, said Robert Olson, University of Kentucky professor of Middle Eastern history and politics, in a lecture Friday night.

Barak speaks on terrorism

Today the world faces a trio of challenges -- terrorism, nuclear proliferation and rogue states -- said former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in a lecture at the IU Auditorium Monday night.

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