ISU Arabic Studies and Ames Municipal Update

ISU students recently took action when their Syrian Arabic professor, Dr. Ghinwa Alameen, had to suspend her Arabic language classes at ISU due to failure of routine process to reissue her work permit. Peter Benzoni and others carried out a comprehensive campaign to bring this to public and official attention and succeeded in bringing about Dr. Alameen being reinstated to resume the Arabic language program at ISU. Benzoni discusses how and why he and others did this and the process of cross-cultural understanding among students. Susan Gwiasda, public relations officer for the City of Ames, gives updates on current municipal projects. She encourages you to visit the City of Ames' new mobile friendlyweb site.

Originally broadcast 12/11/2015
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