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'Monk' star helps raise money for Middle East studies

The count is complete: A May 27 event raised more than $145,000 to support guest speakers, cultural events and undergraduate…

June 8, 2007

The count is complete: A May 27 event raised more than $145,000 to support guest speakers, cultural events and undergraduate research projects in Middle East studies at UC Irvine. Guest of honor Tony Shalhoub, star of the USA Network show “Monk,” expressed his support for the Middle East Studies Student Initiative program, which aims to generate support for a comprehensive Middle East education program on campus. Comedians Maz Jobrani and Aron Kader entertained the 100 businessmen and women, scholars and students in attendance.