• Nawar to present "World of Islam"

    Posted: March 13, 2014

    Author: Public Relations

     The University of West Alabama continues its 2013-2014 Fulbright Lecture Series as Dr. Nagwa Nawar will present “World of Islam” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in UWA’s Brock Y-Hall. 

    Hosted by UWA’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nawar is a professor of Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry at Mansoura University in Egypt.
    Nawar is currently a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. As part of her Fulbright Fellowship, she is teaching courses in chemistry and science in ancient Egypt. This is Nawar’s second term to serve as a Fulbright Scholar. 

    She served as the Director of the English for Specific Purposes Research Center at Mansoura University for five years. Prior to her current positions, Nawar taught principles of Inorganic Chemistry to Saudi women in Jeddah. 

    Nawar has presented her research at conferences and workshops in Egypt, the United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Greece, Slovakia, Nigeria, China, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco and the United States. 

    She was awarded the Abdel-Hamid Shuman Prize for the best Chemical Research in the Arab World in 1996 and the Mansoura University Prize of Distinction in Chemistry in 2001. Nawar is an active member of the Fulbright Alumni and associate member of European Chemistry thematic network. 

    Nawar is married with two sons and was named Mansoura University’s 2010 Mother of the Year and Women in Science Hall of Fame in 2011.

    Nawar has a passion for education and empowering women. She serves as a mentor and role model to numerous aspiring female scientists. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mansoura University in 1979 and a doctorate degree in Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool in 1989.

    Admission to all Fulbright Lecture Series presentations is free and open to the public. For
    more information, contact Mary Pagliero at 205-652-3765.

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