Moustafa Bayoumi, author of the book “How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America,” will be on campus on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
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|Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations||September 19, 2016|
Pittsburgh, PA- Moustafa Bayoumi, the author of this year’s common reader at Carlow University, How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, will be the special guest speaker at Carlow Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
Bayoumi’s book follows seven young Muslims discriminatory experiences after 9/11. Dr. Suzanne Mellon, the president of Carlow University, personally chose this book because she hopes that the content in the book will start a conversation about the injustices going on in the world. In addition, she believes at one point or another, we have all been excluded by society, so we are able to relate to all the characters stories in some way. Moustafa Bayoumi will have an open discussion about the book with those who are in attendance.
Classes will be cancelled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., so that students, faculty, and staff can attend the day’s events.
Carlow Day is the opening event for Founder’s Fortnight, a two-week celebration of Carlow’s founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929. The day will begin with Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Agnes Center of Carlow University, located on Fifth Avenue between the intersections of Fifth and Craft and Fifth and Robinson.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a bagpipe-led procession that will include the President’s Cabinet and faculty will make its way from Frances Warde Hall to the Rosemary Heyl Theater, located in Antonian Hall. The Convocation will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Heyl Theater. Once the convocation concludes, Dr. Bayoumi’s event will start at 1:30 p.m. in Kresge Center, located on the fifth floor of the University Commons.
About Carlow University
Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curriculum, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change. Carlow’s eleven athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.