Feb. 3, 2020
Six UNC professors have circulated a petition that seeks to overturn the Board of Trustees’ 2015 decision to place a 16-year moratorium on renaming campus buildings. The petition comes three weeks after Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz...Read More
Dec. 2, 2019
The federal Office of Civil Rights has accepted UNC’s proposed resolution to a complaint that the University was party to an anti-Semitic act at a conference co-sponsored with Duke University on UNC’s campus in March....Read More
Sept. 24, 2019
In a point-by-point rebuttal to the U.S. Department of Education, UNC’s vice chancellor for research says a joint UNC-Duke University consortium for Middle East studies has “organized or assisted” with programs on the persecution of...Read More
Jonathan Sarna, a noted American Judaism scholar and Brandeis University professor, is among the speakers in the second-annual Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Lecture Series, which runs through Nov. 9 with a total of four free lectures held at the Hanes Arts Center Auditorium. Sarna also is the scholar-in-residence and chief historian of the national project, “Celebrate 350: Jewish Life in American, 1654-2004.”
In the second quarter of the 19th century, Jews, many of them young, dissatisfied with the Jewish “establishment” and fearful that Judaism would not continue unless it changed, produced a religious revolution that overthrew the synagogue-communities of the colonial era and replaced a monolithic Judaism with one that was much more democratic, free, diverse and competitive. Sarna will explore the emergence of this American Judaism in the Kaplan-Brauer Lectureship on the Contribution of Judaism to Civilization, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Other upcoming lectures in the series include:
All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit ccjs.unc.edu or call (919) 843-9160.