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This page features up-to-date news and event listings for the College of International Studies. Have a news story to share, or an event/organization worth highlighting? Send it to Marketing Specialist Maura McAndrew at

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CIS Blog

We publish in-depth CIS stories bi-monthly on our college blog, CIS Snapshot. Read profiles of our students, faculty, programs, events and organizations.
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The OU College of International Studies Newsletter
CIS Newsletter

For updates from our departments, college news stories and other news related to international education at OU, read our CIS Newsletter

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Dean's Blog

Read CIS Dean Scott Fritzen's blog for a discussion of international education and updates from the College of International Studies administration.

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Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Persian Tutoring Fall 2022, Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. & Thursdays 12-1 p.m., Farzaneh Hall Room 319

Persian Tutoring, Fall 2022

Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Thursdays 12-1 p.m.
Farzaneh Hall, Room 319

If you want to improve your skills in Persian or need help with homework, pronunciation, or an  upcoming exam, come by and study with our Persian tutor. Elina is a native of Iran and a senior at OU. In her spare time, Elina volunteers to help Afghan families in Oklahoma with their translation needs.

For more information, contact Marjan Seirafi-Pour at

Farsi Friday

Farsi Friday

Fridays 2-3 p.m.
Kaufmann Hall, Room 230

Join us every Friday for conversation, tutoring, and a taste of Perisan culture.

For more infomation or accommodation on the basis of disability contact Marjan Seirafi-Pour at

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Are you interested in working with international students?  Apply to be a NISO Peer Mentor

Are you interested in working with international students?

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Recent News

Cover of the Fall 2022 Compass: International Profile
College News

November 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Issue of College of International Studies Magazine, Compass: International Profile, is published

Vahid Davar
Center News

November 22, 2022

Vahid Davar Named Winner of the 2022 Jafar and Shokoh Farzaneh Prize for Best Article on Persian Literature

Chang Kuei-hsing
Center News

November 02, 2022

Sinophone Novelist Chang Kuei-hsing Wins 2023 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature

College News

October 31, 2022

CIS is hiring: Assistant/Associate Professor of Iran Studies

Afshin Marashi
Faculty News

October 26, 2022

IAS Professor Afshin Marashi publishes op-ed in The Oklahoman, "Iran's Struggle for Democracy Has a Long History"

Waleed Mahdi
Faculty News

October 26, 2022

IAS Associate Professor Waleed Mahdi elected as President of the Arab American Studies Association for 2023-2025.

Faculty News

October 03, 2022

IAS Professor Jonathan Stalling Leads UNESCO Writing Workshop

Award: Honorable Mention, Hamid Naficy Iranian Studies Book Award, Association of Iranian Studies, Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran, by Afshin Marashi
College News

September 19, 2022

Estate Gift Establishes Romanoff Center for Russian Studies, Professorship at OU

Students on an OU in Puebla study abroad program
Study Abroad News

September 13, 2022

Centers Week: Get to Know Our Study Centers in Italy and Mexico!

Cesar Salazar and his winning paper
Student News

September 09, 2022

International Grad Student Cesar Salazar wins best student paper at European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology

Husnia Hazara and Mehri Rezaee
Research Centers News

September 08, 2022

Farzaneh Family Center Hosts Scholars from Afghanistan as Part of CIS Scholars-at-Risk Initiative

Jacqueline Gibson, Jueju prize winner
Research Centers News

August 29, 2022

2022 Newman Prize for English Jueju Poetry Winners Announced