ALC-ALIF BOOK CLUB: “Bread” by Margaret Atwood
Saturday, November 24 at 1 PM in Room 1
ALC-ALIF Music Club: Rocca Brothers in Concert
Saturday, October 27 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina.
The Rocca Brothers are a creative jazz and soul duo that have been playing and creating music together since their early childhood. Since both successfully graduating with degrees in music, they regularly perform across London and the UK with their band featuring Patricia Elizabeth on vocals.
Established on the London jazz circuit, the Rocca Brothers and their band can be found performing weekly across the capital. Recent performances include ‘Jazz After Dark’ in Soho, ‘The Dorchester’ in Mayfair, ‘Shakespeares Globe’ on The Thames and ‘Pizza Express Jazz Club’ in Holborn. They have also joined in at jazz events abroad in the USA and Malayisa. They also host a number of their own events such as jazz and soul jam sessions on weekly basis.
The Rocca Brother’s perform either as a trio, creating a jazzy and soulful mix of vocals, saxophone and piano or as their full band which includes the exciting and driving energy of drums and bass.
ALC Merit Scholars, September 2018
The following students have been chosen as ALC-Fez Merit Scholars based on their outstanding academic performance for the past several terms. They will receive a 100% reduction in tuition fees for one term.
Beginning 3 Roa Mjahed
Beginning 4 Ilham El Hanafi
Beginning 5 Kaoutar Moussaid
Beginning 6 Mohammed Amine Zaghloul
Intermediate 1 Lina Mazouri
Intermediate 2 Yassir Abouessououd
Intermediate 3 Sara Hajji
Intermediate 4 Aya Rihani
Intermediate 5 Wissal El Hammani
Intermediate 6 Yassine Kabbaj
Advanced 1 Mehdi Hachimi
Advanced 2 Yasmine Hraoui
Advanced 3 Boutaina Akka
Advanced 4 Zineb Nmili
Advanced 5 Maissae Beniken
Advanced 6 Hiba Guessous
ALC-ALIF Music Club: Corina Kwami in Concert
Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina
Corina is a performer of genres related to jazz music and dance. As a singer and tap dancer, she is motivated by the story-telling power of jazz and its potential for connecting people across genres using jazz as a medium. She has performed as a solo artist and with different bands playing originals and covering big band swing, afro, soul and funk. Through her performance and passion for cities and planning more broadly as an academic, she has connected with people through jazz in several cities across the globe in countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Rwanda, United Kingdom, United States, Colombia and Myanmar.
This concert is free and open to the general public.
Yale Young African Scholars Information Session
4:30 PM on Friday, December 15
At ALC Fes in Room 30
YYAS is a cost-free, intensive academic and enrichment program designed for high-achieving African secondary school students, and exposes students to various opportunities for post-secondary education. Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across the continent! They will also receive post-program mentorship.
Applicants must currently attend a secondary school (i.e. high school) in Africa and have at least one full academic term after August 2018 to complete their studies. Admission is highly selective and open to students between the ages of 14 and 18. YYAS is free for all participants! More information can be found here: http://africanscholars.yale.edu/.
“The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”
A lecture by Stefano Bigliardi
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:15 p.m.
Stefano Bigliardi, drawing upon the research that resulted in his 2014 monograph “Islam and the Quest for Modern Science” and in his recent article “The ‘Scientific Miracle of the Qur’ān,’ Pseudoscience, and Conspiracism” (Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 52-1, March 2017), will discuss a precise classification of the exegetical trend known as iʿjāz ʿilmī, as well as the criticism leveled at it on behalf of Muslim authors and scientists.
Stefano Bigliardi obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bologna in 2008. He later joined as lecturer and researcher at the faculty of CMES (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) at Lund University, Sweden. Between 2013 and 2015, he served as a philosophy teacher at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, Mexico City. Between 2015 and 2016, he was a fellow of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since September 2016 he serves as an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.
This lecture is open to the general public