January 11, 2007

Jewish studies announces lecture series for spring semester

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Jewish Studies Program at Purdue University will offer a variety of topics for its Spring Noon and Public Lecture Series.

The series, which is free and open to the public, will present an evening talk on March 19. Steven Weitzman, the Irving M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies at Indiana University, will present "Readers of the Lost Ark: Ancient Clues about the Lost Treasures of the Temple" at 8 p.m. in the Krannert Auditorium.

The noon lecture series' talks, which are at 12:30 p.m., include:

• Jan. 24, Stewart Center, Room 313, Dara Hill, graduate student in philosophy and Jewish studies at Purdue, will present, "Regina Jonas: The First Female Rabbi."

• Feb. 28, Stewart Center, Room 313, Joyce Field, volunteer and JewishGen vice president of data acquisition, will present, "Genealogical Value of Yizkor Books."

• March 7, Stewart Center, Room 311, Stuart Robertson, lecturer in Biblical Hebrew in Purdue's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, will present information on two courses he will be teaching. The courses are "The Bible and its Early Interpreters" and "Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity."

• March 28, Stewart Center, Room 313, Maren Linett, assistant professor of English, Purdue, will present, "Inauthenticity and the Modernist 'Jew.'"

• April 18, Stewart Center, Room 313, Thomas Ryba, Notre Dame Theologian in Residence, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, West Lafayette, and adjunct professor of philosophy and Jewish studies at Purdue (lecture topic to be announced).

The Jewish studies program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts.


Media Contact: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu


Sources: Alice Wenger, (765) 494-7965, wengera@purdue.edu

Dan Frank, chair of Jewish studies, (765) 494-7564, dfrank@purdue.edu


Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


Related Web site:
Jewish Studies: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/jewish-studies/

 

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