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Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies Statement on Racism

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies acknowledges and mourns the tragedy of the recent killings of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others before...

Broadbridge Wins 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

We are very proud to announce that the Director of our Middle Eastern Studies Program and History Department Professor Anne Broadbridge has been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA),...

JNE Hosts Symposium in Honor of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jay R. Berkovitz

Sunday, March 8, 2020

On March 8, the JNE Department hosted a spirited symposium in honor of former JNE Chair and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jay Berkovitz at the Mt. Ida Campus of UMass-Amherst in Newton, MA. The...

Mednicoff Receives Grant for Migrant Policy Project

Friday, December 20, 2019

Professor David Mednicoff, a faculty member in School of Public Policy and chair of the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has received a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network ...

Ben-Ur awarded Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Aviva Ben-Ur, professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has been awarded a one-year fellowship of more than $9,000 from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to further her...

Eleven UMass Amherst faculty and students will present papers or chair panels at the upcoming Association for Jewish Studies 50th Annual Conference

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Eleven UMass Amherst faculty and students will present papers or chair panels at the upcoming Association for Jewish Studies 50th Annual Conference...