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Dr. Eric Welch is named runner-up for the David Noel Freedman Award

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Dr. Eric Welch, was recently named the runner-up for the David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship. The Society of Biblical Literature presents the annual award to the author of the best essay on the Hebrew Bible based on the following criteria: a persuasive thesis that engages the Hebrew Bible and demonstrates quality of scholarship and significance to the field; clarity of expression and thought; and originality and creativity. Information about the Freedman Award and a list of previous winners can be found at https://www.sbl-site.org/membership/FreedmanAward.aspx.



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The Jewish Studies Program is delighted to welcome Prof. Rami Zeedan as a new faculty member! Prof. Zeedan holds a Ph.D. in Israeli Studies from the University of Haifa in Israel. His research interests include the history of modern Israel, Israeli politics, Middle-Eastern politics, ethnic politics, urban affairs and local governments, and public opinion. This Fall he is teaching courses on Israeli politics and government, and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
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