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Updates for Week 7, Fall Quarter
DRAWING PARALLELS: College Students, Silicon Valley, and the Islamic Golden Age | Wednesday, November 3, 4-5:30 PM

What is the Islamic Golden Age? Why should it matter today? The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Markaz invite you to a talk and discussion with Dr. Asad Ahmed, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at UC Berkeley. Come hear about Islamic intellectual history and the “Golden Age”, and why, as college students and aspiring entrepreneurs, this rich tradition remains relevant for our personal and professional lives today.

DEMYSTIFYING THERAPY WITH MMHI
SHARE YOUR STORY TO BREAK THE STIGMA
The Muslim Mental Health Initiative (MMHI) at Stanford and the Markaz invite you to participate in our campaign to demystify therapy for our community. If you have benefited from seeking mental health support (on campus or off), please share your story! Stories will be shared anonymously via social media and a community showcase project. For more information, contact MMHI Coordinators Aneeqa Abid (aneeqa@stanford.edu) or Mahnoor Hyat (mhyat30@stanford.edu).
FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
MUSLIM RESIDENTIAL LIFE AT STANFORD
What is residential life like for Muslim students on campus? As Stanford transitions to ResEx, the Markaz is conducting focus groups with Muslim-identifying undergraduate students at Stanford to better understand Muslim student experiences in residential spaces, ensure needs are being met, and identify areas for improvement in the overall Muslim residential experience at Stanford. Focus groups will take place at the Markaz and participants will receive a $15 gift card!
RSVP:
tinyurl.com/muslimreslife 
MARKAZ FROSH INTERN PROGRAM
LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
The Markaz Frosh Intern Program seeks to empower a vibrant community of students who identify with Muslim experiences both here and around the world. This program is an opportunity for first-year students to actively engage in community building, advocacy and allyship at the Markaz in the Winter and Spring quarters.
Apply by 11/2 at 11:59 PM https://tinyurl.com/froshinterninformation
UPCOMING MARKAZ EVENTS
AFTERNOON CHAI | Tuesday, November 2, 4-5 PM
Join us this Tuesday, November 2nd from 4-5 PM in Old Union Courtyard for Afternoon Chai! We will be serving cardamom tea! There will also be an opportunity to participate in MSU’s art installation! See you there.
Come create for the MSU Community Art Showcase! During Afternoon Chai, art supplies including paper, canvases, markers, and paints will be available for you to craft a piece for MSU's art project about being Muslim at Stanford. This will be a relaxing, collaborative environment, so invite your friends to come hang out! The art will be displayed Friday, November 5th at the showcase (details TBD), where you will get to talk to people about your art and show off your creations! Poems, speeches, songs, music, and dance routines are welcomed as well.
MARKAZ STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Introducing Ayesha!

HOMETOWN: Rockville, MD
MAJOR: Symbolic Systems
PASSIONS AND ASPIRATIONS: I'm interested in a lot of things! Especially cognitive neuroscience, criminal justice, and artificial intelligence, so I'm hoping to do something that combines all (or at least some) of those fields.
WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY?: Reading, playing soccer, sleeping
FUN FACT: I can juggle a soccer ball over a hundred times
SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: Going skydiving!
TALK TO ME ABOUT: Books, Marvel movies, and Chelsea Cutler

EVENTS FROM CAMPUS PARTNERS
[TALK] 11/2: Carving Up the Roof of the World  RSVP
[TALK] 11/4: Success and Challenges in Benin and South Africa RSVP
[TALK] 11/5: On Ebrahim Golestan: An Inquiry into "Tide and Mist" RSVP
[TALK] 11/11: America's Arab Refugees RSVP
[FILM] 11/11]: "Iranian Americans of Silicon Valley"  RSVP
[TALK] 11/16: Deconstructing Memories in Ali in Sunni and Shi'ia Islam RSVP
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Get a ticket for the premier of As Soon as Impossible! As Soon As Impossible is a comedic play that explores the relationship between two older men, Ramsey and Arthur, an Iraqi-American and a WASP. Their annual summer fishing trip is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of Ramsey’s granddaughter, Layla, who claims to be on the run. Directed by Professor Samer Al-Saber, and written by Roberta Denning Visiting Artist Betty Shamieh. More information here.  
Learn about the Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (especially juniors!). The Beinecke Scholarship provides support for the graduate education of students of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Campus application deadline is January 13, 2022 @ 3 pm PST.  Find out more at the website here, and register for the upcoming information session on November 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. here.

Apply to join the VPUE Undergraduate Research Team as a Research Ambassador. The Research Ambassador assists the VPUE Undergraduate Research Team and Vice Provost Office (VPO) staff in their support of programs, students, and office operations. This position’s pay starts at $16.50/hour. Main responsibilities include; assisting with coordination of research events; maintaining and expanding reach of communications from Undergraduate Research to students; working alongside staff with logistics, planning, and implementation of major events, general administrative support, and more. Learn more here.

Consider pursuing the Notation in Cultural Rhetoric. This Notation, offered by the Stanford Program in Writing and Rhetoric, emphasizes the rhetorical traditions and practices of communities of color that have not always been foregrounded in rhetorical study, as well as examinations of ways race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality bear on rhetorical production and reception. The new Notation offers students from all disciplines an opportunity to develop their awareness of culturally situated rhetorical traditions and practices and their communication skills across diverse audiences and contexts through a combination of coursework, advising, and reflection; ultimately their accomplishment will be noted on their official transcripts. Learn more about the NCR by following this link.

 
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