CU historians named American Council of Learned Societies fellows

April 11, 2019

Scholars to use awards to support research of imperial legacy on standardized testing in the Middle East and adult adoptions and family formation in Japan.


New professor of Israel/Palestine studies to begin teaching

Dec. 13, 2018

The fraught relationship between Israel and Palestine will get a dispassionate academic analysis on the subject beginning this spring at CU Boulder.


Think the Bible is fully understood? CU scholar begs to differ

Nov. 28, 2018

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sam Boyd, a CU Boulder scholar of Biblical studies, dove into the study of religious texts ‘so I know what I’m talking about.’


Photographer discusses being 'In Search of Turkey’s Jews'

April 18, 2018

In his public lecture, “In Search of Turkey’s Jews,” Laurence Salzmann will explore the Sephardic communities of Turkey, using his extensive collection of photographs and notes about the people the Salzmanns met, places they visited, and lessons they learned along the way.


Schmooze-A-Palooza is music to Hebrew students' ears

March 5, 2018

The fourth annual Schmooze-A-Palooza, a student concert sung in Hebrew at the University of Colorado Boulder, will be performed this week. Singing along is encouraged; lyrics will be projected for each song on a screen, and there is free food.


CU Boulder host an evening with award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar

Feb. 7, 2018

Ariel Sabar, an award-winning author and journalist, will host a public lecture titled “Paradise Lost and Found,” which will focus on his best-selling book, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

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Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah and the exuberant joy of teaching

Feb. 7, 2018

Professor Nan Goodman sits down with the College of Arts and Sciences to explain why Jewish mysticism is important, why her course on the topic is so unique and express just how much pleasure she derives from teaching it.


Collaborative effort aims to bolster artists, scholars

Dec. 1, 2017

David Shneer is hoping to arrange a half-dozen hookups on the University of Colorado Boulder campus next year — in a way that’s never been done before. The goal is to boost scholars’ creativity and to boost artists’ depth.


Innovative CU Program trains scholars in the literature of the Sephardic Diaspora

May 3, 2017

The second annual Mediterranean Summer Skills Seminar – an innovative program organized by the CU Mediterranean Studies Group – will be held May 22-26 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Participants in this year’s seminar, titled “Reading Ladino/Judezmo,” will have a crash course in reading manuscripts produced by Spanish-Jewish exiles...


Russian Jewish immigrants, from rescue to rejection

April 25, 2017

Russian Jewish American artists, scholars examine the immigrant experience at a time of increasing threat.