Sam Boyd

PJS Welcomes Visiting Professor Sam Boyd

March 6, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to welcome Sam Boyd, PhD , as a visiting faculty member in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies. Professor Boyd is teaching Spring 2015 course JWST/RLST 2600 Judaism Christianity, Islam . Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Professor Boyd came to CU-Boulder from Chicago, where...

Babel in Zion by Prof. Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin to give special author talk on Babel in Zion

March 6, 2015

Join us for a special book talk by Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, on her recent publication, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 , presented as part of the CU at the Boulder JCC: A Scholars Serie s . Special...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos plans conference at University of San Diego, speaks to Duke University

March 6, 2015

Brian Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, will be organizing and moderating three panels at this year's American Association of Italian Studies Conference in Boulder, CO, March 26-29, 2015, entitled "Italy in the Mediterranean I: Conflict," "Italy in the Mediterranean II: Images," and "Italy in the Mediterranean III: Identities." With...

David Shneer Through Soviet Jewish Eyes Chicago Opening

Shneer's "Through Soviet Jewish Eyes" exhibit opens in Chicago, in Russian

March 6, 2015

To a packed house of more than 400 people, on Sunday, February 22 , David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, gave the keynote lecture at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center for the opening of...

Huether and Zibby

Graduate students present at Constructing Humanity Symposium

March 6, 2015

Jewish Studies graduate students Kathryn Huether and Meghan Zibby recently presented papers at the 5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium: Constructing Humanity , February 26-38, 2015. Huether , MA Candidate in Religious Studies, presented a paper entitled "Defining Religious Music through the Conception and...

Sasha Senderovich

Senderovich presents at the University of Oxford

March 6, 2015

Sasha Senderovich presented a paper on Soviet Jewish culture at the international conference on "The Art of Cultural Translation: Performing Jewish Traditions in Modern Times" at the University of Oxford, UK, in January. In February he presented "Hammer and Pickle: Jewish Humor in the Soviet Union" in Boulder's Congregation Bonai...

Elias Sacks

Sacks Publishes Essay on Attracting Students to Humanities Courses

Jan. 28, 2015

Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently published an essay on strategies for attracting students to humanities courses. Entitled “Expanding the Jewish Studies Classroom: Citizenship, Vulnerability, and the Trinity,” the essay appears on the website of the...

David Coons in Glasgow, Scotland

Meet David Coons, Major in Jewish Studies

Jan. 21, 2015

David Coons joins the CU Boulder community from Englewood, CO, and is a double major in Jewish Studies and Studio Art, emphasizing in Photography and Digital Art. David is currently studying abroad in Glasgow, Scotland for the Spring 2015 semester. During his study abroad, he will be taking Jewish Studies...

David Shneer

Shneer Awarded BFA Faculty Recognition Award

Jan. 21, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, was recently selected as a recipient of the BFA Faculty Recognition Award by the University of Colorado Boulder's Boulder Faculty Assembly . This award is given to faculty members who...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos publishes article in Washington Post

Jan. 7, 2015

Brian Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, recently published an article entitled "Religious Nationalism Finds a Footing in the Middle East" in The Washington Post. Read the article here