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OSU Holds North African Institute

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — The National Endowment for the Humanities funded a three-week institute, bringing professors and experts of North African culture from all over the nation to Oregon State.

They’re focusing on North Africa, looking at different periods including recent changes since the Arab Spring.

The goal is to give professors new ideas how to include North African culture in their classrooms, including music, photography and social media.

“I think this is really an important event. Not just for Oregon State University, but also for American academia at large,” said Nabil Boudraa, co-director.

The event wrapped up Friday, and professors say they now have a new tool kit for their classes at their home institutions.

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