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Volume 11 Edition 8: May 2012. Zachary Dayhuff, Editor

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International Students!

On Saturday, March 17th, UNCG international students arranged a unique and first annual event for UNCG students as well as the Greensboro community.  Sponsored by the International Programs Center, UNCG Iranian students hosted a Nowrooz Celebration which is a tradition dating back to the ancient Persian Empire.  This festivity celebrates the 3,000 year old tradition of welcoming the Iranian New Year.  UNCG students Mehrdad Tajkarimi, Minoo Modaresnezhad, Shahrzad Sabzehzar, Masoud Malekmohammadi and visiting scholar Farhad Hassanzadeh were the principal organizers of this event in coordination with Iranian community members in Greensboro.  The event, which was located in the Associated Campus Ministries building, was a great success and around 120 people attended.  The UNCG Iranian students hope to make this event an annual tradition at UNCG.

Iranian festival table

The Haft-Seen table at the UNCG Iranian students’ Nowrooz celebration. The traditional table setting of Nowrooz features seven items that symbolize the coming of spring.

Iranian festival gathering

Members of Greensboro’s Iranian community at the celebration.

Previous editions:
- Vol 11, ed 7: April 2012
- Vol 11, ed 6: March 2012
- Vol 11, ed 5: January/February 2012
- Vol 11, ed 4: December 2011
- Vol 11, ed 3: November 2011
- Vol 11, ed 2: October 2011
- Vol 11, ed 1: September 2011

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