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Underground Fashion Designer Nima Behnoud

Many of us spent much of our awkward years in middle and high school trying to just fit in. Some of us might have taken interesting measures to get to the status of being “cool”. Nima Behnoud, 30, Creative Director of NIMANY Clothing, was no stranger to this. At just the age of 15, Nima acquired much of his popularity by putting his impressive art skills and keen business sense to good use. By designing and holding fashion shows that highlighted his work in underground Tehran, Nima found himself all the more richer and cooler…

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150 The number of countries which are classified as developing countries.

American Mathematical Society

Lose Your (Blog) Virginity by Rupa Dev
As we quickly enter into an era of new media, blogs break the news stories before many mainstream outlets. They teach us the skills we want to learn in a more straight-forward, and easy-to-follow manner. They keep us interconnected as we’ve evolved into a global community which has become increasingly more reliant on cyber technology. In short, blogs are a big deal, and they are only going to get bigger…

The Office Crush

The Office Crush
The hot co-worker. Everyone’s had one, and most likely crushed on them from a far – until, of course that dreaded office Christmas party, where you may have accidentally professed your love after one too many cocktails. So what’s your story? When did your office-crush become the one person you had to figure out a way to avoid? Spill the beans: your story might get immortalized.

First Arab-American Yearbook Launched
Arab-American writer defends ‘24’ and whacks CAIR
Iranian American Political Action Committee to Hold Inaugural Gala in Orange County
Study: US Jewish population as high as 7.4 million
The new Jewish question

February 15

Out Of Place: Memories of Edward Said
when 10:30 am (EST); 2 hours
where Arab Cultural & Community Center in San Francisco, CA
price FREE
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Out of Place traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics. Filmed in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and the U.S., Out of Place is a fascinating biograp

February 16

North American South Asian Law Students Association 9th Annual Conference
when 9:00 am (PST); 3 days
where Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA
price $65
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NASALSA proudly presents its 9th Annual Conference, hosted by Golden Gate University School of Law and co-sponsored by University of San Francisco School of Law. The conference will be held Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 16-18, 2007. The conference the

Simon Shaheen & Qantara
when 12:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where Zellerbach Hall (UC Berkeley Campus) in Berkeley, CA
price $20, $26, $32
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A master of both the viloin and the oud (lute), Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians of his generation, dazzling listeners with his soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace. Performing with five members of Qantar

February 19

Elie Bou Zeidan Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Elie Bou Zeidan is upholding the classical traditions in painting with beautifully crafted works of still-lives, landscapes, and nudes.

March 29

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s 6th Annual Conversity Dinner
when 11:00 am (PST); 3 hours
where USC Town and Gown in Los Angeles, CA
price $150/ticket
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The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s annual awards dinner honoring those who exemplify “conversity” through their work to achieve positive human relations.

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