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Plan II major Tori Maidenberg and Religious Studies major Reed McNitzky win thesis awards

Posted: Jun 5, 2015

Ms. Maidenberg and Mr. McNitzky won the Henry Weiss Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies for their senior theses.

History major Macey Shay wins SCJS thesis award

Posted: Jun 4, 2015

Ms. Shay won the David M. Rosenberg Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies for her thesis on Jewish educational philanthropy in Argentina and Palestine.

SCJS Director Robert Abzug wins national advising award

Posted: May 21, 2015

Dr. Abzug received an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Yiddish students schmooze with seniors

Posted: May 14, 2015

Itizk Gottesman’s Yiddish language class visited Yiddish-speaking residents at Austin’s Brookdale Senior Living Facility.

SCJS Director Robert Abzug receives Silver Spurs Teaching Fellowship

Posted: Mar 2, 2015

The Silver Spurs Alumni Association honored Dr. Abzug with the award.

Jewish Latin America figures prominently in Schusterman Center’s activities

Posted: Feb 18, 2015

The study of Jewish Latin America provides an opportunity for intellectual exploration and, for many, self-reflection as well.

Schusterman Center offers second annual travel award for research on Latin American Jewish topics at The University of Texas at Austin

Posted: Sep 29, 2014

The $4000 prize will provide travel and lodging for a short-term stay in the 2014–2015 academic year.

SCJS offers matching grants for Jewish studies research

Posted: Sep 25, 2014

Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students may apply.

Faculty affiliate Rebecca Rossen publishes 'Dancing Jewish'

Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Rossen's work is the first full-length book to examine representations of Jewish identity in both modern and postmodern dance.

Assistant Professor Tatjana Lichtenstein wins college-wide teaching award

Posted: Apr 21, 2014

Dr. Lichtenstein was recognized by her peers for her outstanding undergraduate teaching.

Associate Professor Karen Grumberg wins teaching award

Posted: Apr 3, 2014

Students nominated and selected Dr. Grumberg as the 44th recipient of the annual Jean Holloway Teaching Award.

Associate Professor Jonathan Schofer named book review editor of Journal of Jewish Ethics

Posted: Mar 31, 2014

The nascent publication, founded by Louis Newman of Carleton College and Jonathan Crane of Emory University, will feature accessible peer-reviewed articles on contemporary moral and ethical issues.

Yiddish returns to the university after a decade-long absence

Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Daily Texan reporter Natalie Sullivan has the scoop on the language course's disappearance and reinstatement, and why Yiddish matters.

SCJS opposes academic boycotts

Posted: Jan 16, 2014

Founding Director Robert H. Abzug and Acting Director Naomi Lindstrom stand with UT President William Powers in opposing all academic boycotts.

Tracy Frydberg talks Project Puente

Posted: Dec 20, 2013

The undergraduate filmmaker shared why the Latino and Jewish communities need to work together, told us about the most memorable place in Mexico City, and let us in on the secret of where the best Jews live.

SCJS receives donation of rare Latin American art books

Posted: Nov 10, 2013

Dr. Stephen Sadow of Northeastern University called the center "the perfect home" for the 14 one-of-a-kind books, which feature one poem and one image each.

Schusterman Center offers travel award for research on Latin American Jewish topics at The University of Texas at Austin

Posted: Aug 28, 2013

The $4000 prize will provide travel and lodging for a short-term stay in the 2014–2015 academic year.

SCJS hosts largest Latin American Jewish Studies Association conference yet

Posted: Jul 15, 2013

LAJSA’s 16th International Research Conference drew more than 100 attendees from nearly a dozen countries for the three-day gathering in Austin.

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