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USF to host “The American Jewish Story through Cinema” lecture[03.13.2015]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies will present the eighth June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “The American Jewish Story through Cinema” will be presented by Eric A. Goldman, an adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and film reviewer for New Jersey's The Jewish Standard. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Traditions Hall within the Gibbons Alumni Center on the USF Tampa campus.
USF to host “Nothing Islamic is Strange to Me: The Mindset of the Jewish Founding Fathers of Islamic Studies” lecture[10.30.2014]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies will present the seventh June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “Nothing Islamic is Strange to Me: The Mindset of the Jewish Founding Fathers of Islamic Studies” will be presented by Noam Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Professor of Judaic History at the University of Oklahoma. Stillman is an internationally recognized authority on the history and culture of the Islamic world and on Sephardi and Oriental Jewry. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in the USF Marshall Student Center Oval Theatre.
CAS professor awarded research fellowship[03.18.2014]An associate professor from the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a research fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation to reside in Mainz, Germany at the Leibniz Institute of European History.
CAS professor receives prestigious fellowship[03.05.2014]A professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida received the American Philosophical Association’s Edinburgh Fellowship, which sponsors one visiting research fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.
USF to host NYT Best-Selling Author of "Proof of Heaven"[12.03.2013]By telling the story of his near-death experience, Dr. Eben Alexander III’s book, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife” became a New York Times best-seller. The controversial claims have led him to being interviewed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, and Larry King.
Scholar to discuss "When Gen. Grant Expelled the Jews"[02.11.2013]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the USF Humanities Institute, the Departments of Religious Studies and History, and the Tampa Jewish Book Festival, will present the fourth June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “When Gen. Grant Expelled the Jews” will be presented by Jonathan D. Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Traditions Hall in The Gibbons Alumni Center.
USF to host lecture on Judaism[11.01.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Institute and the Departments of Religious Studies and Philosophy will present the third June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “Is Judaism Really Monotheistic? A Maimonidean Inquiry” will be presented by Kenneth Seeeskin, professor of philosophy, Northwestern University. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in the Campus View Room at the Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research Facility (ISA) on the seventh floor.
From homeless to USF graduate[08.01.2012]Looking at John Strasser now, you wouldn’t know he flunked out of college the first time around. With sheer determination, Strasser has turned his life around and will receive his bachelor’s degree in religious studies on Aug. 4 from the University of South Florida.
Lecture to discuss Kafka’s literary works[03.05.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Religious Studies and World Languages will present the second June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA) Room 1051 on the Tampa campus. Stanley Corngold, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at Princeton University, will discuss “Franz Kafka and the Poetry of Risk Insurance.”
USF to host conference on new religions, globalization[02.29.2012]The University of South Florida will be hosting the “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on New Religions: Globalization & Sustainability” conference on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in MSC 3707 and MSC 2709 as well as at the Patel Center.
2 CAS graduates named USF Undergraduate Scholars[08.12.2010]Two College of Arts and Sciences graduates received the USF Undergraduate Scholar award at Saturday’s commencement ceremony.