Jewish Studies Center
Some of the biggest issues and challenges facing Jewish communities today include philanthropy, business ethics, politics, identity and continuity, the changing face of American Jewry, and many others. The JSC address these issues through a series of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and specials events that are available to the Baruch community and general public. The following events are scheduled for the Fall semester of 2014.
Memorial Lecture for Professor Barbara Gluck
Wednesday, September 17th, 3:00 PM
The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College was proud to honor the memory of Professor Barbara Gluck with a special memorial lecture given by Professor Abby Bender (New York University). The lecture, titled "James Joyce, the Promised Land, and Unsettlement", was attended by over 75 guests in the Skylight Room at 17 Lexington Avenue.
Professor Barbara Gluck served Baruch College as an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the English Department. A recipient of the Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching, Professor Gluck was a beloved pedagogue who also served on numerous college committees, including the Weissman School Curriculum Committee, the Committee on Academic Standing, and the Committee on the Library. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Professor Abby Bender received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Irish Studies at New York University. Her areas of interest include 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Literature; James Joyce; Modernism and Empire; The Irish Literary Revival.
Gary Shteyngart at Baruch College
Thursday, October 23, 3:00 PM
The Wasserman Jewish Studies center will be hosting an interview with Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure, Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, The Russian Debutante's Handbook. The interview will be conducted by Dr. Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Location: 151 East 25, Newman Library, Seventh Floor, Rooms 750 and 760
Gary Shteyngart is an American author and satirist who was born in Leningrad, Russia (now Saint Petersburg). He holds degrees from Oberlin College in Ohio and Hunter College of the City University of New York, and currently teaches writing at Columbia University. His work has garnered him several awards, including the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, the Book-of-the-Month Club First Fiction Award, and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.
Sasha Senderovich is an Assistant Professor in the department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and in the Program in Jewish Studies, at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard and has taught at Tufts, Lafayette College, and Rutgers University before landing in Boulder.
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