Topic: Mahmoud Al-Batal

Ramadan, Islamic and Arab Experts

Aug. 20, 2009

This week, followers of the faith of Islam will begin to celebrate Ramadan, one of the religion's most important observances, which will continue through Sept. 20. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss the Islamic faith, history and culture, and the Arab world from a variety of perspectives.

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Dept brings Texas twang to the Arabic language

Dec. 13, 2007
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal, director of the university's Arabic Flagship Program and associate professor of Arabic.

Across the country The University of Texas at Austin is known for many things. When asked most people say something about the 49,000-plus student body, highly respected business, law and public affairs schools or the national championship winning football team.

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Arabic professor quoted by Newsweek

Oct. 3, 2007
Arabic professor quoted by Newsweek

Lost in the recent firestorm over the nation's first bilingual Arab-English public schoolthe Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., which opponents have argued will become a breeding ground for militant Islamis the statistical truth that Arab-language programs are already on the r

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