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    .@UCSBMensSoccer puts up a fight vs. No. 2 Clemson, but falls 3-2 in Sweet 16. RECAP >>> https://t.co/oqnHQnJzTn https://t.co/vgP5NNdQpL
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    UCSB Falls at Arizona State on Last Second Shot, 70-68 https://t.co/J0qqsxzgGY
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    And that'll do it. They battled valiantly, but @UCSBMensSoccer's season comes to and w/ a 3-2 Sweet 16 loss at Clemson. Great season guys!
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    Goal for Clemson. Tic-tac-toe passing leads to a tap-in goal for Kyle Murphy. 3-2 now w/ 11 mins to go #LetsGoGauchos
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    GOALLLLLLLL! Sloppy back pass from Clemson to the keeper, Kevin Feucht pounces on it and taps into an empty net. 2-2 w/ 20 mins left to go.
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    Clemson goes up 2-1 on a goal by Diego Campos. 22 mins left for UCSB to equalize.
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    63' - Yellow card for Clemson, #6 Paul Clowes
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    62' - Nice build up for UCSB leads to a shot from the right side from Ismail Jome, but he hits the sidenetting.
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    58' - Yellow card for Clemson, #11 Aaron Jones
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    51' - Jome sends one to the far post from inside the 18, but his curler goes just wide.
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    Clemson equalizes late in the first half through an Aaron Jones strike. It's 1-1 heading into halftime.
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Friday, December 10, 1999 - 16:00
Santa Barbara, CA

Middle East specialist R. Stephen Humphreys, a history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected president-elect of The Middle East Studies Association of North America, the world's largest organization of Middle East scholars.

Humphreys, who has been a member of the 2,700-member group since its formation in 1966, will serve as president-elect in 2000, as president in 2001 and as past-president in 2002.

He gives up a five-year tenure as editor of the organization's journal, International Journal of Middle East Studies, to take his new post.

"The board and the president are elected by the general membership," Humphreys said. "It's a statement by the membership of what people they would like to have representing them so in that aspect it's quite a substantial honor."

The MESANA is dedicated to fostering scholarly investigation and discussion of Middle Eastern life and issues in a variety of disciplines.

To that end, Humphreys said, the organization avoids taking stands on issues confronting the area with the exception of issues involving academic freedom. And maintaining that kind of neutrality is one of the president's biggest jobs.

"The hardest agenda is to maintain the character of the association so that it is a place where people are free and able -- enabled, even -- to exchangescholarship and ideas," Humphreys said.

Humphreys has devoted much of his career to the study of the medieval Islamic world.

He has recently turned his attention to the modern Middle East.

His most recent book, published this past summer is Between Memory and Desire:

The Middle East in a Troubled Age (University of California Press).

Humphreys has been on the faculty at UCSB since 1990, when he came from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to accept a post as the King Abdul Aziz Ibn Said Chair in Islamic Studies.

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