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Fulbright Scholar to Speak at Alexandria campus on Feb. 11th

Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus

Lyceum Series Event!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

For the Spring 2015 semester, we have our first Lyceum Series event!

Zubair MeenaiDr. Zubair Meenai is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence, visiting NOVA and George Mason University this semester from Jamia Millia Islamia, a university in New Delhi, India.

He will be talking with us about a field he has worked extensively in.

India’s Experience with Public Health Programmes: A Case Study of Polio Eradication in Western Uttar Pradesh

Wed, 02-11-15


Bisdorf Building, Room AA-158.


5000 Dawes Ave

Alexandria, VA 22311

Maps and Directions to get to the NOVA-Alexandria Campus:

Dr. Meenai’s recent professional responsibilities include the following:

  • Professor, UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia since 2006.
  • Director, Centre for Early Childhood Development & Research, Jamia Millia Islamia since 2010.
  • Head, UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2010-2013
  • Coordinator, Research & Resource Unit on Social Work with Minorities, UGC Centre of Advanced Study in Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2010.
  • Project Director of the UNICEF supported “Project on Advocacy and Networking for Health among Under Served” in Western Uttar Pradesh from 2003-2013.


NOVA Phi Theta Kappa Students Visit Embassy of Mexico

On December 12th,  11 students from the Annandale and Alexandria Phi Theta Kappa chapters visited the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.  The visit was part of an ongoing research project NOVA-PKK is working on looking at issues of immigration to the U.S.

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The group was hosted by two Hispanic Affairs officers from the embassy who answered a variety of questions from the students specifically on issues related to Mexican immigrants in the U.S.

The visit was arranged by  Stacey Bustillos in NOVA’s Office of Global Studies and Programs and was supported by the Annandale PKK chair, Ms. Joann Credle.

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NOVA-AL Hosts Art Exhibit for Visiting Turkish faculty member

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Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem DEMİR Chair of Department of Visual Comm. Design Gazi University, Faculty of Fine Arts


The Alexandria Tyler Art Gallery held an opening reception and artist talk on  Monday, September 29th for a visiting scholar to NOVA from Turkey.  Dr. Cigdem Demir is studying at NOVA for the Fall semester with a group of 15 Turkish faculty from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. The Turkish faculty represent a variety of academic disciplines but are here primarily to improve their academic English skills and to learn more about the US higher education system which includes networking and interacting with colleagues in their fields of study. Dr. Demir, an artist and graphic designer, was given the opportunity to display some of her work at NOVA and will also be leading a master class for advanced art students on the Alexandria campus in October.

Gazi University faculty studying at NOVA-AL for Fall 2014.
Gazi University faculty studying at NOVA-AL for Fall 2014.