Dr. Farzan M. Naeim and Dr. Hooshang Meshkinpour have donated $50,000 to create an endowed fund in the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture. The gift will advance the mission of the center through supporting lectures, conferences and other programs associated with the Iranian world. “Drs. Naeim and Meshkinpour have been supporters of the Jordan Center for several years now and have attended most of our talks and presentations,” said Touraj Daryaee, director of the Jordan Center and Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and Culture. “I am incredibly grateful for their steadfast support of UCI and promotion of Iranian studies.” The husband-and-wife team is also underwriting a donor plaque to recognize all gifts of $25,000 or more to the Jordan Center.