Category: EDUCATION

ART INSTALLATION ASKS VIEWERS TO HELP REVIVE UNIVERSITY OF BAGHDAD FINE ARTS LIBRARY

Iraqi American artist transforms grief over cultural loss into a call to action Concurrent presentations in Dearborn, Mich. and Taiwan Dearborn, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2017) – During the invasion of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition in 2003, the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its entire library to looters who set ...

GenEd: The Roads Not Taken

Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher. "It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."

The Pollution Series: Light Pollution in Dearborn

After talking about the Noise Pollution in the last episode, I started noticing more and more the sound of the streets and highways.  Did you know that there are different sound quotient for each of the different materials that roads are made of? More on that here: http://www.pavementinteractive.org/pavement-noise/ But today I will talk about light pollution ...

A Woman’s Right to Move

When I was in eighth grade my teacher had us write down our goals for high school. My number one goal was to get accepted to the University of Michigan. I was unsure why I wanted to attend the institution so bad. Nobody in my immediate family had attended and I actually knew very little ...

GenEd: “Ladderal” Moves in Education

"We are not going to reform decades of educational malpractice by replacing chalkboards with smartboards, notebooks with chromebooks, instructional texts with instructional video...that is, gimmicks that continue to shove kids up the 'education' ladder. The problem is the ladder itself."

Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian

A message from Kim Silarsk, Communications Manager at Arab American National Museum: ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM RECRUITS FOR SMITHSONIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL   Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian   Dearborn, Mich. (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Arab American National Museum – an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ...

Racism Smiles On S. Brady by Yasmine Badaoui

Yasmine Badaoui is a free lance writer, and she is an editor in Miss Muslim.She has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Iowa State University. Yasmine recited her poem at the Dearborn Open Mic last Wednesday that talks about the controversial Statue of Hubbard and the discussion of its removal from Dearborn.

Dearborn Open Mic … The Artistic Oasis in Arab American Dearborn

"Dearborn has a consortium of Arabic poets, Young Artists, and Arab American creative writing talents, that it should be considered an intellectual and artistic center, if it wasn't for the lack of that expression in the community. We are going to change that."

Endangered Art

Imagine a world without art. No Rembrandt, no Hemingway, no Kubrick, no J.S. Bach, not even “Cirque du Soleil”. As scary is that may sound, let us imagine for a moment that artistic imagination isn’t a human characteristic. Is it possible then, that we would lose our inspiration, and the compass of our humanity or ...

Empower Your Child’s Future

It’s more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to develop their own identity and life skills.