UAB's Mervyn H. Sterne Library was awarded a grant to help educate the community about the people, places, history, faith and culture of Muslims living around the world.
The “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” grant was presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. As part of the grant, the library received a collection of books and videos for exhibition, as well as a one year subscription to the “Oxford Islamic Studies Online” database. All books can be checked out at the circulation desk.
In addition to providing reading materials about the Muslim culture, the library will also host several events throughout the year. On Wednesday, April 10, some of UAB’s renowned Middle East scholars will converge to discuss “Unity in Diversity? The Muslim Middle East, Then and Now.” The free, public event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 102 of Heritage Hall located at 1401 University Blvd.
Presenters include Nikolaos Zahariadis, Ph.D., professor of government; Lamia Zayzafoon, Ph.D., professor of foreign languages and literatures; Walter Ward, Ph.D., professor of history; Stephen Miller, Ph.D., professor of history; and Gregory Mumford, Ph.D., professor of anthropology.
The event is cosponsored by the Department of Government, UAB Political Science Club, UAB Muslim Student Association and Birmingham Islamic Society. For more information, contact Imelda Vetta at 205-934-6364.