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Pozez music events to probe Jewish identity

The Tucson Jewish Post published an article by Sheila Wilensky on December 18th, about our up and coming Pozez Arts Symposium on January 12.

Read the full article here.

 

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:23
Judaic Studies Senior Shines at ASOR

This month, the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) held its annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Widely regarded as the most important meeting for scholars of biblical and Near Eastern archaeology, the ASOR meeting is a great place to meet academics from around the world and hear the latest developments in the field. Mostly attended by professors and Ph.D. students, it’s uncommon to see an undergraduate roaming the exhibition halls. However, thanks to support from the Arizona Center... Read moreWed, 12/10/2014 - 13:24

Pozez lecture to probe Mideast from Arab Spring to ISIS

The University of Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will present “From the Arab Spring to ISIS: The Upheavals in the Middle East and What They Mean for Israel” on Monday, December 8 at 7PM as part of its free Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series.

Asher Susser, Ph.D., the Center’s Stein Professor of Modern Israel Studies, will give the talk. The talk will be... Read moreMon, 11/24/2014 - 12:40

Judaic Studies, Common History Enthrall UA Chinese Students

A group of Chinese students have enrolled in Dr. Deborah Kaye's History of the Jews class. Learn about their motivations and interests in Judaic Studies. 

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:23
Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos Dr. Petropoulos Reveals Secrets of Nazi Looters, Movie Shooters

On Wednesday, October 15, Professor Jonathan Petropoulos of Claremont McKenna College delivered a fascinating lecture on Nazi Looted Art. Entitled “The ‘Real’ (and Reel) Monuments Men, the Gurlitt Cache, and the Continuing Challenges of Nazi Looted Art,” Dr. Petropoulos delivered a lecture that few other scholars could have, as one attendee noted.

Petropoulos has spent the bulk of his career researching what became of many priceless works of art that were looted from Europe, namely... Read moreFri, 10/17/2014 - 16:09

Judaic Studies Open House

Join us on October 13!

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:03
Judaic Studies at Tucson Meet Yourself!

This year, for the first time, Judaic Studies had a booth at Tucson Meet Yourself, an annual festival celebrating folk life and culture in downtown Tucson. Our booth featured Hebrew calligraphy displays and an archarological dig for kids to enjoy. In addition, several professors gave mini-lectures to the public, in conjunction with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

... Read moreMon, 10/13/2014 - 10:46

Judaic Studies Professors Participate in Panel for JCRC

Summer’s over but worldwide trouble spots rage on. The influx into Arizona of Central American migrants fleeing violence, the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, and the Israel-Gaza conflict were the subjects of an educational forum on Sept. 10, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. More than 100 people attended the event at the Tucson Jewish... Read moreThu, 10/02/2014 - 15:26

Prof. Ed Wright Leads Magellan Circle Donors on Trip to Israel

Over the summer, Prof. Ed Wright, Director of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, lead the 2014 Magellan Circle Excursion on a tour of Israel and Palestine.  The Magellan Circle is a society for donors created by the University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences to raise money that supports the Dean’s Fund for Excellence,... Read moreMon, 09/22/2014 - 08:42

UA Student Thrives at Tel Abel Beth Maacah

Michael Kolestos, who is working on his MA in Classics at the University of Arizona, has spent three summers at Tel Jezreel, as part of the Jezreel Expedition.  This field season, he was awarded a P.E. MacAllister Fellowship.

To read Michael's ASOR blog post on his experience at Jezreel, click here. For more... Read moreFri, 09/19/2014 - 13:41

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