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Jordanian university president speaks at WMU

Nov. 12, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Sultan Abu-Orabi, president of the Irbid National University in Jordan and a graduate of Western Michigan University speaks on "Higher Education in Jordan" at WMU's Fetzer Center Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. A reception for Abu-Orabi precedes the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. Both the lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Abu-Orabi earned a master's degree in chemistry from WMU in 1977, and he will be recognized during his visit to Kalamazoo with the Alumni Achievement Award from the WMU Department of Chemistry and Department of Paper Science, Chemical Engineering and Imaging.

At 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, Abu-Orabi will speak on "Heterocyclic Chemistry" in Room 1001 of Wood Hall. That lecture also is free and open to the public.

In addition his role as president of the Irbid National University, Abu-Orabi serves as president of both the Jordanian Chemical Society and the Arab Union of Chemists.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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