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Jenn Director Knudsen, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 1:53pm
Sandy Cardin, president of the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, will speak about "The Jewish Community of the Future" at the 7th annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture, Feb 23 at 7 p.m.
Anthropologist Hillary Crane will talk about her ethnographic field research with Taiwanese Buddhist nuns who claim that now that they have renounced the world and become nuns, they are becoming men.
Originally from the Seattle area, Hillary Crane earned her Ph.D. at Brown University in Providence, RI and returned to the northwest in 2007 when she began teaching at Linfield College where she is an Associate Professor of Anthropology.
Lee Medovoi, English faculty, received a $15,000 Andrew Mellon Foundation-sponsored collaborative award from the international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institute. Jennifer Schuberth, Religious Studies faculty, is a co-collaborator on the project. They will be working on a global initiative titled "Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging in a Global Age" with representatives from University of Utrecht (Holland), Tel-Aviv University (Israel), and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University announces the creation of the Rabbi Stampfer Professor of Israel Studies. This position will be the Pacific Northwest's only designated professorship in Israel Studies.