It is with the deepest sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Tajmah Assefi-Shirazi on July 5 after a brief illness. Tajmah taught Farsi through the Penn Language Center from 1992 up until her death. Although the focus of her classes was language, she often took the time to expose her students to Iranian culture, and always brought back specialties from her many trips back to Iran. She is survived by her husband of many years, Dr. Mahdavi Damghani; her daughter, Shahla; and a sister in Iran. Services are private.