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Prof. Jonathan Skolnik speaks at Kurt Weill festival

Monday, October 8, 2018

Prof. Jonathan Skolnik participated in a panel discussion introducing a rare performance of Kurt Weill’s 1934 oratorio, The Road of Promise (Franz Werfel composed the text). The performance opens a...

Berkovitz Appointed Distinguished Professor

Monday, July 16, 2018

Jay Berkovitz, professor and chair of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, was appointed Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting....
Old Chapel Lester Memorial

Remembering Professor Emeritus Julius Lester

Thursday, April 26, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies hosted a memorial event to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus Julius Lester at the University's Old Chapel....
Jacobs lecture - Kugel

James Kugel Presents the 2018 Robert and Pamela Jacobs Distinguished Lecture

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Unviersity of Massachusetts Amherst welcomed famed biblical scholar James Kugel to campus on April 12, 2018 to the deliver the annual Robert and Pamela Jacobs Distinguished Lecture. The author...
Wyman headshot

David Wyman, Professor Emeritus, Passes Away at 89

Friday, March 23, 2018

David S. Wyman, Josiah E. DuBois, Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst died on March 14, 2018 at age 89. Wyman was leading scholar of the U.S. response to...
Yemen panel

Mednicoff Hosts Panel Discussion on Yemen Crisis

Thursday, February 22, 2018

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Middle Eastern Studies Director David Mednicoff hosted the panel discussion, "Yemen's Crisis Continues: What is Means and Why it Matters" at the University's Campus...