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The Harvey Weinstein in Your Industry

"The scandal that unfolded after dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment over decades has brought renewed attention to sexual misconduct and discrimination in the workplace. After the first wave of allegations against the producer and former... Read more
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:43

"Today We Won a Battle Against Hate" by Shaun Kozolchyk

Shaun Kozolchyk, a Judaic Alumni recently created an article based on a situation regarding Jennifer, her daughter and Hillary Clinton. 

Read here:

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:06

Presented by The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is excited to announce that on Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14th... Read more
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:36

David Graizbord's Lecture - Iberian Identity Crises and their Reverberations: 1931 and Beyond

Lecture at the Fractured Faiths Symposium by David Graizbord, Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. September 9, 2016

Click link below.

David Graizbord's Lecture

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:39
New Modern Judaism Professor Announcement

Judaic Studies is proud to announce that Dr. Gil Ribak from Oberlin College will be joining the Judaic Studies Faculty as the new Modern Judaism Professor.

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:44
Sharon Megdal Receives Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award

UA professor Sharon B. Megdal received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual... Read more
Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:22

Former UA Scholar: Tut's Tomb Hidden Secrets?

King Tutankhamun's Tomb has Hidden Secrets?

A former UA Scholar named Nicholas Reeves believes that the Tomb of King Tutankhamun has some secrets.
Quite frankly, the Egyption Ministry of Antiquities agrees.

For the full article and photos on the conference, please click here.


Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:12
Prof. Asher Susser's Recent Publications

Prof. Susser recently has published the articles:
"Jordan Facing Up to the ISIS Challenge: A Net Assessment" 
Including his section article "Wasfi al-Tall: An Iconic Incarnation of Jordanianism " in "The Individual in History; Essays in honor of Jehuda Reinharz"

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Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:03

Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai's Safety on Digs 2015 Survey

Beth Alpert Nakhai, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies, is hoping to improve safety for everyone on archaeological digs in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. Nakhai is the head of the American Schools of Oriental Research’s Initiative on the Status of Women ( Read more
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 10:43

Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Studies in Honor of Carol L. Meyers

Dr. Beth Nakhai Publications 

Co-editor of Book & Author of Print Article:

Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Studies in Honor of Carol L. Meyers, with S. Ackerman and C. Carter. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.  2015
Dr. Beth Nakhai's Article... Read more
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:26