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A Reading & Conversation with Emily Raboteau

American Book Award winnder Emily Raboteau will read from and discuss her most recent work "Searching for Zion:  The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora"

Sponsored by African American & Africana Studies Program, English Creative Writing Program, Jewish Studies Program, and Social Theory Program.  

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery

Summer 2014 Research Award Recipients

Emily VanMeter and Jeremiah Brown chronicle their experiences - from the United States Holocaust Museum to a Yiddish farm.

Fruitful Divergence: Jim Ridolfo

As a graduate student Jim Ridolfo embarked on what he thought was a short-term research project that diverged from his dissertation work. This “secondary” project on Samaritan manuscripts has led to nationally-funded, award-winning research.

Fellow Travelers: Three Zolondek Scholarship recipients chronicle their experiences abroad

Sibel Solagan, Evan Sweet and Jonathan Sarfin write about their time abroad as Zolondek Fellows.

“Messy Little Wars: U.S. Approaches to Iraq since 1990.”

This lecture will examine the historical foundations of U.S. relations with and approaches to Iraq that influence the dynamics of the current events and crises in that country and its region.

About Peter Hahn:
 

As a research scholar, Professor Hahn specializes in U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East since 1940. His publications include Missions Accomplished?: The United States and Iraq since World War I (Oxford University Press, 2011); Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Middle East Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 (Potomac Books, 2005); Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004); Empire and Revolution: The United States and the Third World Since 1945 (co-edited with Mary Ann Heiss, Ohio State University Press, 2001); and The United States, Great Britain, and Egypt, 1945-1956: Strategy and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Professor Hahn’s research has been supported by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Truman Library Institute, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Lyndon Johnson Foundation, the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, the Office of United States Air Force History, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. He has lectured across the United States and in Canada, Britain, France, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Israel.

Professor Hahn is committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction. In collaboration with Ohio State colleagues, he has advised or co-advised more than two dozen doctoral dissertations in U.S. foreign relations history and has helped to launch new undergraduate study abroad programs on World War II and its impact on the modern world.    

Since 2002, Professor Hahn has served as Executive Director of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a professional society of some 1,600 members in four dozen countries.  In 2010, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Professor Hahn to a five-year term on the State of Ohio’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Professor Hahn served as associate editor of Diplomatic History in 1991-2002.

Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library

Grant Allows Jewish Studies Program to Offer New Scholarships

The Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Program in the UK College of Arts and Sciences has received an $85,000 grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.

Ladino Rock Star to Speak at UK Today, Perform Concert Tonight

International Ladino recording star and song writer Sarah Aroeste will speak at UK today and perform in Lexington tonight.

MarK Chagall and the Bible Exhibit

There will be a lecture by Dr. Oliver Leaman, Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at UK. He writes mainly on Islamic and Jewish philosophy and culture. He is the author most recently of Islamic Philosophy (2009), Judaism (2011) and Controversies in Contemporary Islam (2013). He is currently working on a project studying the links between religion and art in modern culture. The event is free and open to the public.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Apostles Anglican Church, 200 Colony Blvd.
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A Blast from the Past: Remembering UK's Jewish Heritage in Greek Life and Beyond

Excited about Homecoming? Want to learn more about what it was like at UK 60 years ago?


Join Mr. Gene DuBow, class of 1953, president of Zeta Beta Tau and Hillel, in a program sponsored by the UK Jewish Studies program for a trip down memory lane. There will be a brief film showcasing archival materials of UK over the years and Mr. DuBow will offer remarks on Jewish life at UK in the 1950s. The discussion will be followed by an open Q and A session and light refreshments.

Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Davis Marksbury Building Theater
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Bringing the Hebrew Language to UK: Tikva Meroz-Aharoni

The Jewish Studies Program at UK is offering an assortment of unique courses this academic year, including Conversational Hebrew, Modern Hebrew literature & film, and the Bible as literature, all taught by a visiting scholar from Israel, Tikva Meroz-Aharoni. Meroz-Aharoni is visiting UK for the entire 2013-2014 academic year to teach classes, continue research, and build international scholarly connections. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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