“Intricacy, Complexity & Beauty” of Traditional Arabic Music

“Intricacy, Complexity & Beauty” of Traditional Arabic Music

May 3rd, 2019

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Palestinian calligrapher and musician artist, Majed Abu Ajameyeh to a special traditional Arabic music workshop with our Arabic students In March 2019. Abu Ajameyeh works extensively with several academic institutions, high schools, and Middle Eastern educational programs promoting awareness of Arabic cultures. […]


Arabic at CPS: An Unforgettable Community Experience

Arabic at CPS: An Unforgettable Community Experience

April 3rd, 2019

Our Arabic Program at Loyola, with its focus on service and community support, has been delightfully offered the opportunity to teach Arabic to a wonderful group of 2nd graders at one of the local schools of the area. The interactive Arabic session, the cheerful engagement of the school kids and our Arabic Loyola volunteers (Mohammad […]


“Touched” by Ebru: Language – Art Interface

“Touched” by Ebru: Language – Art Interface

November 21st, 2018

With gratitude to generous funding from Modern Languages & Literatures, and kind support of  Professor Susana Cavallo, Department Chairperson, our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Turkish artist, Sevim Surucu to a special Ebru art workshop with our Arabic students Fall 2018. Sevim Surucc is an acknowledged Ebru artist […]


Arabic Calligraphy: “Therapeutic & Mesmerizing”

Arabic Calligraphy: “Therapeutic & Mesmerizing”

April 6th, 2018

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Palestinian artist, Majed Abu Ajameyeh to a special calligraphy workshop with our Arabic students In March 2018. Abu Ajameyehstudied Arabic calligraphy and music “Oud” in Palestine. He moved to the United States in 1990 and has been active in music and calligraphy […]


Arabic as an Art: Loyola Visits CPS

Arabic as an Art: Loyola Visits CPS

March 14th, 2018

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago has been privileged in February 2018 to host a one-hour Arabic workshop at one of the Chicago public Schools in the neighborhood.  Five Arabic students’ volunteers (Kyle, Uljana, Maria, Veronika & Sarah) accompanied ustaadha Sawsan in a visit to a second grade classroom.  They introduced basic sounds and […]


Ebru: Finding the Right Balance of Art and Life

Ebru: Finding the Right Balance of Art and Life

November 28th, 2017

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Turkish artist, Sevim Surucu to a special Ebru art workshop with our Arabic students on November 8, 2017.   Sevim is an Ebru (Turkish Paper Marbling) artist with Bachelor of Art degree in Landscape Architecture from Istanbul University. In her marbling designs, […]


Fatena Alghorra – Made in Gaza

Fatena Alghorra – Made in Gaza

October 30th, 2017

Our Arabic program has been delighted to welcome Palestinian poet and journalist, Fatena Alghorra to an informal conversation with our Arabic students at Loyola University Chicago on September 20, 2017. Fatena has four books of poetry; one received a prize for best Arabic translation into Italian. A fifth book is forthcoming in Arabic and Dutch. […]