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From Feb. 5-7, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, a Fulbright Scholar currently studying at Cornell University, will visit the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to share details about his culture and his research in organic chemistry.  Al-Harrasi’s home institution is Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.

UW Oshkosh and Sultan Qaboos University are considered “sister” campuses and have exchanged ideas in the past.

Al-Harrasi is slated to give two talks:

  • 7 p.m. Feb.  5,  Room 227 of Reeve Memorial Union — Discussion about the history, geography, heritage, culture, economy, education and social development of Oman, “Arabia’s fastest growing, greenest destination,” according to Al-Harrasi.
  • 1:50 p.m. Feb. 6, Room 436 of Halsey Science Center — Chemistry presentation about “1,3-dioxolanyl-substituted 1,2-Oxazines: Novel Precursors for  Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Enantiopure Heterocycles.”

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills. Harrasi’s visit is sponsored by the University’s Chemistry and Sociology departments and the Microbiology Club.

For more information, contact Arlene Haffa, Chemistry, at haffaa@uwosh.edu.

Paul Van Auken, assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.

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