Malakeh Taleghani Scholarship & Endowment

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Dear Friends,

Dr. Malakeh Taleghani was a respected community leader, educator, playwrite, director and regarded thinker. Throughout her life she contributed to society in the United States and Iran. In Iran she was a high school teacher, principal, a professor, and served as Deputy Secretary of The Ministry of Education; she was also a Representative in the Iranian National Assembly. During retirement she was an active member and leader in her retirement communities in Portland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Taleghani believed that anyone could achieve academic success at the highest level, even within cultures where the role of women was restricted. She was a giving, tolerant and forgiving person who saw the good in everyone, and focused on the strengths of people, rather than their weaknesses. Dr. Taleghani was committed to helping students further their educational dreams and goals, particularly students in Iranian Studies.

Dr. Malakeh Taleghani received a Ph.D. in Persian Literature from Tehran University and an M.A. from Portland State University. She is the author of The Ups and Downs of the Life of an Iranian Woman, and a co-author of Zan dar Iran-e Bastaan (Women in Ancient Iran).

Please make checks payable to:
UA Foundation/Malakeh Taleghani Grad Endowment
The University of Arizona
Department of Linguistics
Attn: Joshua Carlin
P.O. Box 210025
Tucson AZ 85721

For more information, please contact Joshua Carlin

All gifts are tax deductible in accordance with the law.