Malissa Taylor Selected as Lilly Fellow for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Malissa Taylor for being selected as one of only eight Lilly Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic yea
Anne Broadbridge Wins Prestigious Manning Teaching Award
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Anne F. Broadbridge, professor in the Department of History and director of the Middle Eastern Studies program, is one of five faculty across the University of Massachusetts system awarded the 2020...
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...