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* Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland


* Women: International conference
Conference: Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?
Music: Aldoush performance in Berkeley
Noruz: Celebration at Stanford U.
Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York

* Lecture: Nader Naderpour's classes on Sufism
Performance: Wilson and Glass do Rumi

* Film: "A Place Called Home" in Chicago
Lecture: Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA
Conference: Mechanical eng. conference, Tehran
Fridays: Art and jazz at Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville

* Film: Iranian film festival in Houston

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* Conference: Iranian studies

The Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, May 25-28, 2000, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD; organized by the American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) and The Society for Iranian Studies (SIS) ... DETAILS HERE

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* The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000

The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation presents: The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000 - July 2-5, 1999 Montreal, Canada Concordia University... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?

A Dialogue Convened by the Iranian-American Cultural Association on Saturday, 17 April 199, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. ... DETAILS HERE

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* Aldoush performance in Berkeley

X DOT 25 Music invites you to a concert by Aldoush & The Human Exchange: A New Interpretation of the Persian Folk Music

- Special Appearance by: Koorosh Angali, Reciting Poetry of Rumi, Hafez, Sepehri, Angali

* Scott Hill: Alto, Soprano Sax, Clarinet
* Jeff Obee: Fretless Bass
* Dave McQueen: Tumback, Daff
* John Waller: Percussion
* Aldoush: Vocals, Nazaneen, Acoustic Guitar
* Koorosh Angali: Keyboards

When: Sunday March 28, 1999 8:00 PM
Where: Freight & Salvage - 111 Addison St. - Berkeley
Tickets $13.00 in Advance/$14.00 at the door - Info: (510) 548-1761

When: Sunday April 18, 1999 8:00 PM
Where: Ashkenaz - 1317 San Pablo Ave. - Berkeley
Tickets $7.00 at the door - Info: (510) 525-5054

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* Iranian Academic Association conference, New York

Dear colleague:

It is a great pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the 4th IAA (Iranian Academic Association) Annual Conference. The meeting will convene at the City University of New York, New York City, on September 18-19, 1999. The theme of this scientific gathering has been chosen as: Oil, Petrochemicals, Energy and the Environment ... DETAILS HERE

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* Nader Naderpour's classes on Sufism

Location: UCLA, Dodd Hall, Room 175

Time: Every other Sunday, 8 meetings, starting Sunday March 14, 1999, 3:00-5:00.

What is Erfan? What is Sufism? What is Mysticism? Are they associated with any religion?

Our contemporary poet, scholar, and critic, Mr. Nader Naderpour with his usual academic approach will be discussing and clarifying these concepts/ideologies in his next series of classes at UCLA starting Sunday March 14th... DETAILS HERE

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* Wilson and Glass do Rumi

Music composed by Philip Glass
Designed and directed by Robert Wilson

English Libretto from poems of Molana Jelaluddin Molavi (Rumi)

Where and What: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; Portland, Oregon

Box office information: 248- 4335
$34.50 General Admission (including service fee)
Wed. April 7th, 1999, 7pm and 9pm... DETAILS HERE

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* "A Place Called Home" in Chicago

"A Place Called Home" a film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri The filmmaker documents her own decision to return to Iran after seventeen years in the United States. A moving cross-cultural journey that spans three generations and focuses on the emotional complexities of the immigrant experience. Ms. Sadegh-Vaziri will be present at the following screenings of "A Place Called Home":

Women in Director's Chair-Chicago
Sunday, March 28, 1999
Chicago, IL


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* Mechanical engineering conference, Tehran

First call for Papers ISME2000

4th International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers

May 16-19, 2000

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Conference Chairman: Prof. Mohammad Durali, School of Mechanical Engineering Sharif University of Technology ... DETAILS HERE

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* Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA Presents The Third Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series Given By J.T.P. de Bruijn Professor Emeritus of Persian Literature, Leiden University on "Aspects of the Persian Masnavi"

* Lecture 1: "The Cycle of Human Existence: Ideas About the Past, the Present and the Future of Humanity in Persian Masnavis"
Monday 5 April 1999 at 4 PM in 147 Dodd Hall

* Lecture 2: "The Masnavi in the History of Persian Literature"
Tuesday 6 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* Lecture 3: "Storytelling in the Masnavi"
Wednesday 7 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* Lecture 4: "Moral and Mystical Teaching in the Masnavi"
Thursday 8 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* Lecture 5: "Occasional Poems in the Masnavi" Friday 9 April 1999 at 10 AM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* The Public is Welcome -- Admission Free

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* Art and jazz at Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville

Gallery Ovissi invites you to spend an evening with us at JAZZ GALLERY: where art and jazz come together. Every Friday Evening we feature the sounds of Top Bay Area Jazz Artists among Gallery Ovissi's Fine and Unique Works of Art Showtimes: 9 p.m and 11 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 donation (drinks and hors d'ouevres included)

Limited Seating-Please RSVP at 510-601-6874

Fashionable Attire Enforced

Friday, March 12, 1999: Lionel Tanner Jazz Quartet
Friday, March 19, 1999: Special Guest TBA
Friday, March 26, 1999: Aletha Archie- jazz vocalist with Michael Smolans and Lionel Tanner


Directions: from SF- take bay bridge to 80 towards berkeley first exit- powell st/emeryville. turn right on Powell Street 2nd light- Hollis- turn right 2nd light- Park- turn right 1425 park on left side Plenty of Parking .

*** We are also actively searching for musicians jazz or other forms- please contact daryl at 510-601-6874 ****

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* Noruz celebration at Stanford U.

The Persian Students Association of Stanford University and The Bay Area Persian Center present:

The AVAZ International Dance Theater performing "The Silk Road" - a celebration of Noruz

Sunday, April 4th, 1999 4 PM - 7 PM

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford University

For more information and tickets, please call (650) 497-9487 or visit:

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* "Shab bekheyr maadar"

The Darvag theater group in Berkeley, California, presents Sepideh Koosha and Mojdeh Molavi in "Shab bekheyr maadar" -- "Goodnight, mother" -- a play by Marsha Norman (winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize), translated and directed by Hamid Ehya. Performances will be on March 12 & 13 at the Live Oak Theater in Berkeley .... MORE DETAILS HERE

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* Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert


Media Contact: Ellen Beard February 26, 1999
(703) 518-5170


Washington, D.C. - D.C. recording artists Shahin Shahida and Sepehr Haddad will perform with the band from their 4th CD World Café in two free 45-minute concerts on Saturday, March 20, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm, at the MCI Center's Discovery Channel Flagship Store, located at 601 F St., N.W. ... MORE DETAILS

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* Iranian film festival in Houston

The series offers three powerful feature films from the quality cinema made by veteran directors Mehrjui and Panahi and by newcomer Parviz Shahbazi. It also features a remarkable full-length documentary co-directed by an Iranian anthropologist and a well-known British filmmaker. Together, these films offer affectionate and devastating glimpses of contemporary life in Iran... MORE DETAILS

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Rediscover Iran

Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?

A Dialogue Convened by the Iranian-American Cultural Association on Saturday, 17 April 199, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. ... DETAILS HERE

Six-week mini-semester abroad in Iran

It is because of this desire to share these experiences with others that I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian-American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include:

- archeological dig
- living with nomads or villagers
- learning to play traditional Iranian musical instruments
- visiting industrial sites
- helping charity organizations
- travel to Isfahan and Shiraz
- etc ... MORE DETAILS