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15th Anniversary Showcase
March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm
Carolina Union Auditorium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations are required.
You’re invited to campus to experience what we mean by “Jewish Studies… the Carolina Way.” Our Anniversary Showcase features faculty and graduate students giving short presentations and demonstrations that bring their research and expertise to life. Faculty speakers include Karen Auerbach (History), Michael Figueroa (Music), Ruth von Bernuth (German and Slavic), Marcie Cohen Ferris (American Studies), Hanna Sprintzik (Asian Studies) and Jonathan Hess (German and Slavic), plus a musical performance in Yiddish by Jeanne Fischer (Music).
Demonstrations by students include a virtual reality synagogue tour, Hebrew calligraphy, a Jewish material culture exhibit and a Huqoq archaeology expedition. In addition, we’ll have a reception for students, faculty and community members.
We hope you can join us… and bring your friends!
Finding the Showcase:
Visitor parking options include the Cobb deck, Morehead, Swain, FedEx and Bell Tower lots, and meter parking throughout campus and on Franklin Street.
Map of the Student Union… we are in the auditorium and gallery spaces… we will have directional signs and staff helping guide our visitors.
Jewish Studies…. The Carolina Way
In spring 2003, a group of Carolina faculty, administrators and alumni banded together to lay out an ambitious plan for Jewish studies at Carolina — a particularly bold plan for a state-funded research university located in the American South. For us, it represented an opportunity to envision an academic program that would be far more integrated into the liberal arts than many Jewish Studies programs created at peer institutions. In the ensuing fifteen years, the goals that were initially considered rather audacious soon became reality, and today the Center continues to strengthen and expand its programs for students, faculty and the general public. We invite you to learn more about Jewish Studies… the Carolina Way at the showcase and online at jewishstudies.unc.edu.