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11-07-2007


Cumberlands’ Scholar in Residence available to campus and community groups

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Dr. S.S. Azfar Husain of London, England, is currently a Scholar in Residence at University of the Cumberlands and will remain on campus during the first two weeks of November. A native of India, he received his early education from the Jesuits and subsequently earned four degrees—two from Indian universities and two in England. The University of London awarded his doctorate in linguistics and literature. His dissertation was titled “The Indianness of Rudyard Kipling.” Kipling is the Nobel Prize-winning author of such classics as “Kim” and “The Jungle Book.”

In addition to English, Husain reads, writes, and speaks four languages, including Urdu and Arabic. He is available to campus and community groups at no charge to address or discuss any of the following topics:

• Islam and Its Distortions by Terrorist Groups

• Arabic, Urdu, and the Learning and Teaching of Languages

• The Crises in Iraq and Iran

Husain has taught in a variety of nations, including England, India and Sandi Arabia, and brings a multi-cultural perspective to all topics he addresses.

Groups interested in scheduling Husain should call Dr. Bob Reising at (606) 539-4518, 539-4433 or 539-0104.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online programs.