Chatham University

05 Apr 2014


CERIS 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposiumm

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Chatham University
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Chatham University

The Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) is inviting students from any department to submit papers they have written for a course that may cover the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences or professional disciplines. These can relate anywhere from people and politics to religion and philosophy to culture and society in historical and/or contemporary contexts.

Elaine Linn,


Islam and the West: Dialog of Cultures

Secondary Level

Charlotte E. Lott, professor of economics, Chatham University, 2007 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant


As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Find in the media key issues of concern to Muslim communities
• Identify key issues of the American community
• Understand different perceptions of each others’ communities
• Define the terms “perceptions” and “dialog”
• Explain commonalities or issues where dialog may be able to occur

12 Apr 2013


2013 Islamic Studies Undergraduate Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (All day)
Slippery Rock University
Sponsored By: 
Slippery Rock University and CERIS

9:00 AM: Welcome – Dr. Ahmad Khalili, Slippery Rock University

Dr. Tony Gaskew, University of Pittsburgh Bradford

09:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Student Presentations

Strain Behavioral Science Building (SBS)

11:45 Keynote Address
Dr. Sami Hermez, University of Pittsburgh

Closing Comments
Dr. Tony Gaskew

Dr. Ahmad Khalili, or Elaine Linn


Curriculum Development Grants Program

The CERIS Curriculum Development Grants Program is designed to enable faculty members from CERIS institutions to pursue curricular development and enhancement projects related to Islamic Studies. Islamic Studies is understood, as expressed in the CERIS mission statement, to encompass many languages, literatures, and disciplines; and extends from the 7th century to the present, and across broad geographical areas of the world.


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