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Archive – February 2012

Luke Yarbrough, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, for the 2012 fall term. The 2012–13 theme for the interdisciplinary program is “Institutionalization, Innovation, and Conflict in 13th-Century Judaism: A Comparative View.” Yarbrough plans to spend his time producing a full critical edition and translation of a thirteenth-century
Benjamin Buchholz, an MA student in the Program in Near Eastern Studies, has published his first novel, One Hundred and One Nights, with Back Bay Books, a trade paper imprint of Little, Brown and Company, a member of the Hachette Book Group. Based in part on his experiences as an Iraqi war veteran, Buchholz has crafted a powerful story about the struggle for salvation and the power of family in post-Saddam Iraq.
Stephen Stolzenberg and Thomas Ledford won Turkish Study Association awards, it was announced at the TSA Business Meeting held during the 2011 MESA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Stolzenberg, a German major who is now taking Turkish 107, was awarded the Halide Edip Adıvar Scholarship for travel to Turkey. The aim of the Ad?var Scholarship is to introduce to Turkey students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or Turkish studies. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a qua