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Dr. Rachida El Diwani

Fulbright Visiting Scholar
Office: Arts Center 257 (Oct 22- Nov 12, 2005)
reldiwani@yahoo.com
Dr. Rachida El Diwani's Document Files of Talks and Other Writings

 Dr. Rachida El Diwani

Egyptian scholar, Dr. Rachida El Diwani, visits LSSU and its surrounding communities

Scholar Dr. Rachida El Diwani arrives on the LSSU campus October 22, 2005 for three weeks.  She comes to the community as a Fulbright Visiting Specialist, whose two-fold mission is to help American colleges and universities enrich their international programs and courses of study, and to provide opportunities for intensive exposure to the surrounding communities.

Current events and ideologies have refocused attentions to the ways in which Islamic civilizations and the West interact.  El Diwani, a Ph.D. in French Literature, will provide insight to students in subjects as diverse as Women in Islam, Humanities, French, Sociology, and Nursing.  She will be involved in lectures and public outreach programs at these venues: St. Joseph Parish (in Sault Ste. Marie), Sault High School, North Central Michigan CollegeBay Mills Community Collegethe Lake State Elders’ November meeting, and others upon request. 

Dr. El Diwani anticipates with excitement her time in Michigan, and says of her mission: “It is fulfilling to me to build bridges of understanding and respect between Americans and the Muslim world, especially in these days of crisis.”  A schedule of her community appearances and topics discussed will be posted to Dr. Jason K. Swedene’s website as they become available (http://www.lssu.edu/faculty/jswedene/Fulbright.html).

Dr. Rachida El Diwani's CV

Dr. Rachida El Diwani's Document Files of Talks and Other Writings



The Scholar's Evolving Schedule

Sat, Oct 22
Scholar arrives

Mon, Oct 24
2-3:40 Prof. Swedene's Humanities (HU251) in ART215
Topic: Arts in Islam,  Transcenence in Islam

7:00-8:30: Community Lecture at LSSU's Newman Center
Topic: What is Islam?

Tue, Oct 25

9-10:20 Prof. Bartkowski's Cultural Diversity (SO103)
Topic: Islam and Contemporary Issues

12-1:20 Prof. Bartkowski's Cultural Diversity (SO103)
Topic: Islam and Contemporary Issues

2-3:40 Prof. Swedene's Humanities (HU251)
Topic: Arts in Islam,  Transcenence in Islam

Wed, Oct 26
9-9:50 Prof. Swedene's Ancient Philosophy (PL302) in CAS 212
Topic: Muslims and Greek Philosophy

4-5:50 Prof. Merrill's Nursing Issues (NU436) in 203 LIB
Topic: Health Issues in Islamic Culture

7:00-8:30 Community Lecture at LSSU's Newman Center
Topic: Do Muslims hate Americans?

Thur, Oct 27
1:30-2:50 Prof. Bartkowski's Cultural Diversity (SO103)
Topic: Islam and Contemporary Issues


7:00- 9:50 Honors Course "Introduction to Islam" meets in Arts Center 208


Foundations of Islam link (has many pages!)

Islam as a way of life document by Dr. El Diwani




Fri, Oct 28

Petoskey Visit

9:30- 10:30 am Petoskey High School
Topic: The Distorted Image of Islam in the West

12:10- 1:10 pm
NCMC Lunchtime Lecture Series
Topic: The Distorted Image of Islam in the West

2:00-2:40 pm Charlevoix High School
Topic: The Distorted Image of Islam in the West

Mon, Oct 31
10-11 Prof Kelly's Cultural Diversity (SO103): Meets in CAS 212
Topic: Islam as a Religion of Peace
-Rights of Women

11-12 Prof Kelly's Cultural Diversity (SO103): Meets in CAS 212
Topic: Islam as a Religion of Peace
-Rights of Women

Tue, Nov 1
1:30-2:50 pm Prof Pichot's Survey of French Culture (FR355): Meets in ART106
Topic: The Impact of Islamic Civilization on the Western World

5:00-6:30 pm:  Prof. Neil Carter's HU251: Meets in ART215


Wed, Nov 2
11:00-11:50 Prof G. Padir's International Terrorism (PS): Meets in CAS 205
Topic: Islam and Terrorism

12:30-2:00 pm FACULTY FORUM in the Crow's Nest
Dessert and Beverages to be provided:  Bring Lunch!
Topic: Conflicting Cultures: Modern vs. Traditional

Thur, Nov 3

9-10:20 am: Prof. L. Dobbertin's Sociology class in CRW306
Topic: Peace and Conflict in Islam

3-at least 4 (possibly 4:20) Prof Kelly's Social Problems (SO102): Meets in CAS 123
Topic: Gender Inequality/ Equality: Women in Islam

7:00- 9:50 Honors Course "Introduction to Islam" meets in Arts Center 208


Foundations of Islam link (has many pages!)

Islam as a way of life document by Dr. El Diwani


Fri, Nov 4
9-11 am    Sault High School
Topic: What is Islam? and discussion

12:20--1:00 pm Sault Middle School
Topic: What is Islam?


Mon, Nov 7

9--10 am  Prof. Padir's class
Arab/Israeli Conflict

10-10:50 am Prof. Pichot's Advanced Conversationa and Composition (FR351): Meets in ART106
Topic: What is Islam?

Evening TBA
6:30--8:30 pm  Scholar Cheboygan High School: Prof. Christine King's  History of Religions
Topic: What is Islam? with some discussion of the Media and Islam

Tue, Nov 8
9-9:50 am  Prof. Schirer's HU251 in ART215
10-10:50 am Prof. Shirer's HU251 in ART215
Topic: Do Muslims hate Americans? 
 

5 pm- 6:30 Scholar visits Bay Mills Community College in Brimley: Prof. Kathy Adair's Counseling Class (public welcome):  Meets in Mikanuk building, room 103 or 110 (if we have a large group). --That is the new building located behind the log library building on campus.  
Topic: Misconceptions about Islam

Wed, Nov  9

[CTV News interview 1:30 in Cisler Center Alumni Room: private meeting]

2-3 pm Lake State Elders Meeting in Cisler Center in Anchor Room
Topic: Conflicting Cultures: Modern vs. Traditional

4-5:40   Prof. Merrill's Nursing Issues in LBR 257 (ATV Room near Cap. Corner)

7:30-9:00 pm Arts Center Auditorium Lecture
Topic: The Distorted Image of Islam in the West

Thur, Nov 10

[3:30--4:30 appts. with Administration: private meetings]

7:00- 9:50 Honors Course "Introduction to Islam" meets in Arts Center 208


Foundations of Islam link (has many pages!)

Islam as a way of life document by Dr. El Diwani



Fri, Nov 11
9--9:50 am Prof Swedene's PL302

4:00-5:00 pm Reception for Dr. El Diwani in Crow's Nest: Coffee, Tea, Cookies, etc. will be provided.


Sat, Nov12
Scholar leaves



Dr. Rachida El Diwani's Document Files of Talks and Writings

1. Muslims and Greek Philosophy.

2. Do Muslims hate Americans!?

3. Arts in Islam.

4. The Islamic Creed.

5. Health Issues in Islam.

6. Misconceptions about Muhammad

7. Women in Islam and the Muslim World.

8. Peace and Conflicts in Islam.

9. Human Rights in Islamic Perspectives.

10. Media Coverage of Islam in the West.

11. The Distorted Image of Islam in the West




PICTURES from the visit