Middle East Studies
There is a less than happy note to the occasion, as yesterday we learned we hadn't made the cut for this cycle's Title VI competition, meaning it's unclear if or how we will get funding for the next four years. Still, the program is in good hands with incoming director Dr. Uli Schamiloglu, and we have just enough money left for a K-16 pedagogy conference this October. Hopefully Dr. Schamiloglu and my successor will dig up some non-governmental sources of funding to keep things operating for the next few years. For my part, I'm quite content to bid farewell to administrative and bureaucratic duties and spend next year on fellowship in Jerusalem.