UJ Newsletter
May 2014

ALUMNUS OF THE MONTH

Prof. Marwan M. Krunz

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1990

Dr. Marwan Krunz is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA), and holds a joint (courtesy) appointment at the same rank in the Department of Computer Science.  Since 2008, he has been the UA site director of "Connection One ...

Testimonials

Center for Women's Studies Receives "I Am Here" Initiative for Economic Empowerment of Women
 
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal, Honorary Chair of the board of the Center for Women's Studies at UJ received the Ana Huna "I Am Here" initiative. The initiative aims at empowering women economically through a series of activities held at UJ and across the kingdom.
 
Ana Huna was launched by the economic empowerment of women in MENA region program at the German Agency for International Cooperation. It aims at improving the role of women in the national economy in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco by making films that reflect the professional position of women and encourage both men and women to object to the inequality in the economy.
 
Cameras will accompany different women from different countries and social classes. It will be carried out under the slogan "A woman determines her destiny and is effective in the economy and the community".    
 
In her speech upon receiving the initiative, her highness said it has new approaches on handling the economic participation of women. The discussions raised by this issue will definitely change the traditional view of women going to work, her highness affirmed.
 
Nour Mughrabi, Senior Technical Advisor at Gender Economic Integration in the MENA Region (EconoWin) Program of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), affirmed the agency seeks to urge the local community to achieve gender equality at the work place.
 
President Tarawneh, Secretary-General of The Jordanian National Commission for Women, Senate Asma'a Khadir and a number of senates, representatives of the parliament and representatives of civil community organizations, academicians, experts, members of the All Jordan Youth Commission and university students attended the ceremony.
 
 
 

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