Arizona State University Jewish Studies

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Please join us for a dessert reception and evening of celebration, as we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Jewish Studies award recipients. Selected students will give a brief presentation of their research and share their experiences funded by endowments generously established by Jewish Studies donors.

April 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Memorial Union, Alumni (202)
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

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7:00 | Welcome
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Director of Jewish Studies

7:15 | Scholarship Recipients: Student Presentations
Carli Anderson: travel to Israel for intensive Modern Hebrew study
Mehmet Volkan Kasikci: dissertation research in Kazakhstan and/or Kyrgyzstan
Sharath Patil: honors thesis: “Microcredit Lending in Israel & Palestine”
John Romero: dissertation research: Russian archives

8:15 | Scholarship Recipients also being Recognized
Edith Marsiglia: "Transnational Cultural Expressions of the Diaspora of Italian Jews to Argentina and Uruguay During Fascism”
John Rosinbum: paper presentation at American Historical Association
Philip Skorokhodov: “The Hungery Victory: Food and Survival During the Second World War”
Naomi Telushkin: travel to DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Festival in Libson, Portugal
Nelson Villalobos: Understanding the Holocaust Through the Psychology of the Perpetrators

8:25 | Recognition of 2014-2015 Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts Recipients
Joseph Finkel:
Alvin Curran Radio Art
Garrett Johnson:
Richard Teitelbaum Golem Pieces
Elizabeth Schildkret: The Holocaust Remembrance Day Project: Examining Heroism and Memory in the play, Dr. Korczak and the Children with High School Students

8:30 | Presentation of Minuskin Memorial Awards

Sonia Minuskin Memorial Competition for the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Related to the Holocaust
Amy Jamieson | First Prize: The Importance of Teaching the Holocaust to Children
Samantha Jo Buettner Oswitch | Second Prize: Antisemitism in Nazi Germany
Christopher Zomaya | Third Prize: Anti-Judaism in the Gospels and Early Christianity

Sonia Minuskin Award for Graduate Scholarship on the Holocaust
Shauna Stein
: Tuvia Bielski: A Moral Leader

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