On Saturday September 26, friends, family and colleagues gathered in the new Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives of the UMD Archives and Special Collections to honor Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Naseer H. Aruri. The occasion marked the donation of his personal research papers to the archives, and his extensive library on Middle Eastern history and politics to the Claire T. Carney Library. Dr. Aruri taught political science at the University of Massachusetts Darmouth from 1965 through 1998. He has authored or edited fourteen books and over 100 articles on Middle Eastern history, international politics, human rights, Palestine, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and has presented lectures at universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently the president of the board of the Trans-Arab Research Institute and writes and speaks frequently on global political science. Dr. Aruri’s papers will be permanently preserved and made available to scholars and students at the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections.