A. Kevin Reinhart

Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, GR'15, Named Marshall Scholar

Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, GR'15, has been named a 2016 Marshall Scholar. The scholarship will allow Khan to pursue a Master's of Philosophy in Islamic studies and history at Oxford University. Khan's research at Oxford will focus on classical Islamic law from the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries. Associate Professor of Religion Kevin Reinhart, who advised him on a graduate research paper, says of Khan, "He will be great for the Marshall program because he is a very fine scholar and representative of Dartmouth and U.S. students. He is also a Muslim scholar with a strong commitment to his heritage and to academic research methods and approaches. I'm thrilled for Ibrahim and utterly confident that he will go on to be a major contributor in Islamicate history studies."

Up to 40 Americans each year are selected for the award, which was created by the government of the U.K. in 1953 to "strengthen the enduring relationships between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions." The scholarship is named in recognition of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall's work to restore Europe in the aftermath of World War II.

A Scottish Thanksgiving

Dartmouth Now's recent article, "Far-Flung Thanksgiving: Off-Campus Programs Celebrate," includes a description of how the Religion and Philosophy FSPs - led by Religion Professor Kevin Reinhart and Philosophy Professor Susan Brison and both held at the University of Edinburgh this term - are combining forces to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Their Thanksgiving dinner, which will include turkey with all the fixings as well as vegetarian haggis, will be hosted in the home of a Dartmouth alum from the Class of 1974 who teaches at the university. One of the students on the Religion FSP comments, "The Dartmouth network never ceases to amaze me."