It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Dr. Lisa Adeli, CMES’ devoted Director of Educational Outreach, passed away on December 22, 2020, after battling cancer over many months. During those months, she continued to direct outreach for CMES; she said that the work kept her sane. Ever creative, she developed online activities to provide school and public communities the opportunity to learn about the Middle East during the pandemic. At CMES we will miss her bright presence, enthusiasm, seemingly boundless energy, and her deep kindness more than we can express. We work closely as a group, helping one another to develop and implement project ideas, and feel keenly the absence of our dear colleague. All of us at CMES extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.
To read more and register for a virtual memorial service in honor of Dr. Adeli, please click on the following link: https://cmes.arizona.edu/events/DrLisaAdeliGathering.