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RAMADAN 2022: What faculty need to know

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What School Faculty need to know:

Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. Practicing Muslim students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (approx. 6:00am – 8:00pm). Fasting means NO FOOD and NO WATER. Ramadan celebration often involves prayers late into the night. It is not unusual to be up past midnight for prayers and then get up around 6:00am to eat before dawn and pray. Ramadan 2022 will last approximately from April 2 – May 2. Ramadan is scheduled on the lunar calendar so it moves dates each year.

Muslim students may be tired, hungry, and dehydrated in your

classes – especially if they are with you late in the afternoon.

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Four Biomedical Engineering Faculty Named AIMBE Fellows

BME and CIRC Faculty members Wendy Liu and Elliot Botvinick, along with two additional BME Faculty, Michelle Digman and Chang Liu, were named AIMBE Fellows. All were nominated by CIRC Director, Naomi Chesler.

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Elliot Botvinick, Michelle Digman, Wendy Liu and Chang Liu (clockwise from top left) will be inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.


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