July 5, 2020

Remembering Dr. Tajmah Assefi-Shirazi

It is with the deepest sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Tajmah Assefi-Shirazi on July 5 after a brief illness. Tajmah taught Persian through the Penn Language Center from 1992 up until her death. Although the focus of her classes was language, she often took the time to expose her students to Iranian culture, and always brought back specialties from her many trips back to Iran. She is survived by her husband of many years, Dr. Mahdavi Damghani; her daughter, Shahla; and a sister in Iran. Services are private.

Tajmah Assefi-Shirazi


May 9, 2020

Iran and the West in Persian Fiction

We are pleased to announce the offering of a new course, taught in English, by Dr. Shams.