Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies office and library are closed except by appointment only; to reach us, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, or to find out how to set an appointment, please refer to our CMES contact page.

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2020 K-12 Lesson Plan Competition:

September 20, 2020 is the last day to submit lesson plans for this year's lesson plan competition for K-12 teachers. For more information,  click here


Teachers Interested in Working on National History Day with their Students: 

Contact CMES Associate Director Julie Ellison-Speight (jellison@arizona.edu) for a suggested list of Middle East-related topics for this year's theme.


Community College Curricular Materials Competition:

January 31, 2018 is the last day to submit curricular materials for the competition. For more information, click here.



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