Roshan Institute Poetry Night: Remembering Gheysar Aminpour We hope you can join us for Roshan Institute Poetry Night on Monday, October 27th at 7:30PM in 1120 Susquehanna Hall. We will be remembering the life and work of the Poet Gheysar Aminpour. Please bring poems to share at our Open Mic Poetry Night. READ MORE

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Welcome to Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.

Established in fall 2004, the Institute aspires to be the premier center for the study and appreciation of Persian culture in the United States. Toward this end, Roshan Institute seeks to:

  • Provide outstanding course offerings and programs in Persian language, literature, history, and culture.
  • Foster communication and community ties among people of Persian heritage and those interested in Persian cultural heritage.
  • Serve as a model for encouraging intercultural communication among people of varying backgrounds.

Persian Studies at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers the following degree programs:


Register at


St. Mary’s Hall, Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
SQH Room 1120
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
1120 SQH room
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM