Feb. 19-May 14: Jewish Studies series

Jewish Studies course announces spring semester lecture series


(Editor's note: This story has been updated to note that the May 14 lecture by Jay Halio, professor emeritus, has been canceled.)

8:55 a.m., Feb. 12, 2014--A University of Delaware Jewish Studies Program course (JWST 201-010) coordinated by Jennifer Jensen will offer a spring semester lecture series with guest speakers with a variety of topics.

The lectures will be held from 12:20-1:10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 18 through May 14, in 324B Purnell Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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Series speakers are as follows:

Feb. 19 -- Mark Miller, Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations at UD, “Jews in Global Migration History.”

Feb. 26 -- Anne Boylan, professor of history with an appointment in women and gender studies at UD, “Audacious Activists: Jewish Labor Feminists in New York City, 1890-1930.”

March 5 -- Rabbi Michael Beals, Beth Shalom, “3,800 Years of Jewish History in 40 Minutes.”

March 12 -- Marvin Zuckerman, UD professor emeritus of psychology, “Freud: A Jewish-Identified Atheist.”

March 19 -- Alan Fox, professor of philosophy at UD, “Hindu Jewish Parallels.”

March 26 -- Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum and Library, “Making Race with Manischewitz: African American Consumers and Jewish Identity in Postwar America.”

April 2 -- Spring break.

April 9 -- Stephen Barr, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Bartol Research Institute at UD, “ Einstein’s Scientific Legacy.”

April 16 -- Martha Lucy, Drexel University, “Pissarro, Modernity and the Crowd.”

April 23 -- Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, Temple Beth El, “Jewish Contributions to Music.”

April 30 -- Dilia Lopez-Gydosh, assistant professor of fashion and apparel studies at UD, “Costume and Fashion: Exploring the Career of  American Designer Yeda Kiviette.”

May 7 -- Leslie Reidel, professor of theatre at UD, “Jews in the Theatre.”

May 14 -- Jay Halio, professor emeritus of English at UD, was to have spoken on “Bellow and Roth and Other Jewish Writers.” The lecture has been canceled.

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