Please join Chancellor George Blumenthal in celebration of the:
Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
Investiture Ceremony and Reception
College 9/10 Multipurpose Room, UC Santa Cruz
Sunday, January 22, 2017 4 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP by January 6, 2017
Questions? Contact Jessica Guild at (831) 459-1274 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Murray Baumgarten
Professor Murray Baumgarten is a research professor of literature and distinguished professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at UC Santa Cruz. This chair honors Professor Baumgarten, the person most responsible for today’s thriving Jewish Studies program and for founding the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz. In 1967, Professor Baumgarten co-founded the world-renowned Dickens Project, and ten years ago, with the help of the Helen Diller Family Foundation, he established the Jewish Studies program.
Professor Nathaniel Deutsch
As the director of the Center for Jewish Studies (CJS), Professor Nathaniel Deutsch is the inaugural chair holder of the Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies. He is a professor of history at UC Santa Cruz and the director of the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research. His work focuses on the modern Jewish experience and its relationship to tradition.
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