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Emeritus Professor & Composer
University Professor Emeritus Halim El-Dabh, who has taught at Kent State University since 1969, celebrates each birthday with increased musical productivity and world recognition. For example, on his 80th birthday in the spring of 2001, he performed a series of over 15 performances of his works and lectures, both at Kent State University and around the world. In May, 2001, he received an honorary Ph.D. degree from Kent State University, and continues to teach in Kent State's Department of Pan-African Studies and compose prolifically for all media.