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“Business Schools need to take a more prominent role in shaping the future”

April 6, 2017

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The National Suzanne Locke “It’s time for business schools to take a much more active role in the business arena,” says Timothy Mescon, senior vice president and chief officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The association is more than 100 years old. Today […]

Sexual Assault on American Campuses: The Dark Side of University Life in the US

September 4, 2014

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Recently, the sad plight of a Columbia student, Emma Sulkowicz who had been raped on campus was brought to light by her courageous quest for justice.  Since the university would not expel her alleged rapist,  she has decided to carry a twin size mattress everywhere she goes on campus to call attention to sexual assault […]

Boko Haram: “Neither in the name of Islam, nor of Muslims globally.”

May 23, 2014

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A Group of Nigerians and Muslims have launched a campaign in response to the recent Boko Haram abductions of young girls and other atrocities. What they have to say may surprise you. The Campaign is called #NotInGodsName (Not In God’s Name) is an a public declaration to reject criminal acts in the name of God […]

Our Prayers Are With You, Malala Yousufzai

October 11, 2012

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To God we belong, and to him is our return. Anas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, there is no ease except what You make easy, and you alone can turn a difficulty into ease.” (Ibn As-sinni) Any ad or video clip below the double lines is from […]

Cheating among U.S. high school and university students is common

September 8, 2012

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RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, New York Times Large-scale cheating has been uncovered over the last year at some of the nation’s most competitive schools, like Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, the Air Force Academy and, most recently, Harvard. Studies of student behavior and attitudes show that a majority of students violate standards of academic integrity to some […]

The contribution of Islam and Muslim scholars to Science

July 9, 2012

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Source: Scienceislam.com Seeking knowledge is obligatory in Islam for every Muslim, man and woman. The main sources of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophet Muhammad’s traditions), encourage Muslims to seek knowledge and be scholars, since this is the best way for people to know Allah (God), to appreciate His wondrous creations and be thankful […]

Want to improve your test scores? Close your laptops and pay attention to the lecture

February 6, 2012

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By Josh Fischman, Chronicle of Higher Education Professors increasingly frustrated by students who use laptops for non-class activities—like updating their Facebook pages—may be heartened by news from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A professor there has found that educating students about the negative effect that frivolous laptop use has on their performance reduces class […]

New MBAs face difficult job market in the USA

May 21, 2011

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Joe Light, The Wall Street Journal The job market for business- school students is better than last year, but still isn’t back to pre-recession levels, says Nicole Hall, president of the MBA Career Services Council, a professional association. Driving the pickup is more robust recruiting by companies in health care, energy and technology, she says. […]

The Problem with Business Schools (and Business School Students)

April 30, 2011

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David Glenn, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. […] Business [school]  majors spend less time preparing for class than do students in any other broad field, according to the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement: Nearly half of seniors majoring in business say they spend fewer than 11 hours a week studying outside class. In […]

Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islam trainers being hired to train law enforcement and public officials

December 28, 2010

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Defining Academic Freedom in the USA

December 22, 2010

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December 21, 2010 By Cary Nelson, Insidehighered.com Over the course of decades, a great many books, essays, and policies have been written and published about academic freedom. We have learned how to apply it to pedagogical, technological, cultural, and political realities that did not exist when the concept was first defined. Not only faculty members, […]

13-Year Old Muslim Girl Heads to University

November 20, 2010

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Courageous Afghan Girls Brave Taliban Terrorists To Get An Education

June 5, 2010

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English.aljazeera.net The Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls who go to schools in their Afghan strongholds. A series of attacks against schools and female students have driven many girls to go underground to receive an education. In one attack in Kandahar in 2008, around 15 girls and teachers were sprayed with acid by […]

Does the U.S. Produce Too Many Scientists?

February 24, 2010

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Beryl Lieff Benderly, Scientific American For years, Americans have heard blue-ribbon commissions and major industrialists bemoan a shortage of scientists caused by an inadequate education system. A lack of high-tech talent, these critics warn, so threatens the nation’s continued competitiveness that the U.S. must drastically upgrade its K-12 science and math education and import large […]

The Top 100 Universities in the World–No Muslim University Ranked

January 30, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun The three oldest universities in the world are Islamic universities: 859 Fes, Morocco University of Al-Karaouine Considered the oldest continuously-operating degree-granting university in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. 975 Cairo, Egypt Al-Azhar University A degree-granting jāmiʿah (“university” in Arabic) with individual faculties for a general college and […]

Pakistanis Fight Terrorists To Get Education

January 2, 2010

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Al Jazeera Pakistan’s government hailed its military campaign against Taliban fighters in the Swat valley as a great success. However, security forces remain on high alert with daily operations in the area. Daily life is still insecure and services, such as schools, have been disrupted by terrorist attacks and the destruction of buildings. Al Jazeera’s […]

Obama’s Timely School Speech Stresses Student Responsibility

September 8, 2009

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A brilliant, down-to-earth speech from our President to our nation’s students. Speaking at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., President Barack Obama tells students about his schooling while urging them to work hard and commit to their education. This is the kind of speech Muslims need to hear from their leaders around the world given […]

CDC Guidelines for Dealing with Swine Flu on University Campuses

September 2, 2009

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The following link, Teaching the Quarantined, deals with the academic challenge of providing alternative methods of instruction in the event of an outbreak infecting large numbers of students. The focus is to allow sick students to remain at home or in their dorms without academic penalty.   http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/08/19/flu Please click here for  CDC Guidance for Responses […]

Educational Challenges Facing the Ummah in the 21st Century

July 27, 2009

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Professor Rafik Beekun Although Islam encourages Muslims to acquire knowledge as assiduously as they can (please read the article excerpt below), the Muslim world is falling behind many other countries in education, and the data is not pretty.  This is an unfortunate turn of events in the knowledge economy because this increasing educational crisis condemns future generations […]

Fake Degree Scam in Gulf and Saudi Arabia

June 11, 2009

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ArabianBusiness.com by Claire Ferris-Lay More than 180 people from across the Gulf have been blacklisted for holding fake US academic certificates allegedly bought from non-accredited institutions, including 69 from Saudi Arabia and 68 from the UAE. Almost 10,000 people in total have been blacklisted by the US Department of Justice for purchasing fake high school […]

Internships with the US State Department

April 30, 2009

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Muslim Democrats Internships with the US State Department The US State Department is offering several Internships that provide a wide range of programs to accommodate all types of students. The two current programs that are featured by the State Department are the Cooperative Education Project and Stay-In-School Program. 1. The Cooperative Education Project is an Internship program […]

Scholarships available for Muslim Students in North America

April 13, 2009

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 April 13, 2009     Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah MSA Activists and Students! It is with great pleasure that MSA of the US and Canada announces the second year of its scholarship program for MSA activists and students: The M. Naziruddin Ali Award for Excellence.     The M. Naziruddin Ali Award for Excellence provides national […]

Inside Story: Arab Education System Failing

March 21, 2009

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Al Jazeera According to a new report from the World Bank, the quality of education in the Arab world is falling behind other regions and needs urgent reform. The report states that Arab countries need to make education their top priority in order to meet the needs of a young population and rapidly-expanding labour market. […]

Islamic Management Lecture Series now available on DVD

January 25, 2009

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Professor Rafik Beekun, University of Nevada This past week, in joint cooperation with the Shura Council of Southern California and Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui,  we  just completed and launched an “Islamic Management Series”  lectures on DVD covering 10 lectures based on the training workshops which I have conducted globally with Islamic for profit and not for […]

Afghan girl begging for bread, yearning to go to school (while global leaders dine on $500 wine)

November 14, 2008

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CNN KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Little Banafsha wakes up in her small mud home, has a cup of tea and braces herself for the day ahead. Banafsha, learning in a center run by Aschiana, an Afghan NGO, says she wants to become a teacher. She is just 11 years old but she is the breadwinner […]

Faculty Position Openings, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

July 14, 2008

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* TAIBAH UNIVERSITY* includes 22 colleges in the fields of: Medicine; Education and Humanities; Science; Computer and Engineering Science; Financial and Administrative Sciences; Community; Engineering; Applied Medical Sciences; Dentistry; Pharmacy; Family Science; Arts & Science; and Applied Sciences. Taibah University is equipped with a chain of Language; Computer; Clinical; and Science laboratories. It has also […]

Scholarships for Indian Muslim Students

June 7, 2008

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It is admission time and so many parents are losing their sleeps of nights and peace of days just because of running after their childrens admissions.  Many parents cant afford to pay even the admission fees. Please forward the pdf file listing the multiple scholars and sources of financial aid to deserving, but needy muslim students […]

U.S. Restores Fulbright Scholarships to Gaza Students

June 2, 2008

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GAZA CITY (CNN) — The U.S. has reversed its decision to take Fulbright scholarships away from seven Gaza-based students, saying it is working with Israel to let them leave the Palestinian territory to study at American universities. Student Hadeel Abukwaik, 23, says she hopes to have an exit visa to leave Gaza for the U.S. […]

A Muslim 9-year Old Genius with an IQ of 155

May 19, 2008

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CNN Please click here to read about this Muslim genius child, Mahmoud Wael, from Egypt.

APAI PhD SCHOLARSHIP IN ISLAMIC FINANCE

April 29, 2008

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Scholarship Description One PhD scholarship is available to fund a PhD topic in the area of Islamic banking and finance. Students are welcome to put forward a brief proposal for any topic within that broad area in relation to finance. Research Field: Islamic Banking and Finance. Application method: Initially via email. Study Subject: Finance Provided […]