Each semester the members of Pi Beta Phi honor one professor for outstanding dedication, compassion and enthusiasm in the classroom with the Fraser Award. The Fraser Award commemorates the legacy of former University of Kansas Chancellor John Fraser, who was a close friend of Pi Beta Phi. For the spring 2017 semester, members chose Religious Studies/Jewish Studies Associate Professor Paul Mirecki as the Pi Beta Phi Fraser Award winner.
Dr. Renee Perelmutter will be the first Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Jewish Studies Program! Dr. Perelmutter is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic. She will begin her position as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Fall 2017 semester.
Dr. Gal Levy, former Visiting Israeli Professor at KU, has won first prize for best article in Hebrew from the Israeli Political Science Association. The article looks at the post-protest protest in Israel and Dr. Levy gives acknowledgments to the KU Jewish Studies Program. Dr. Levy currently teaches at the Open University in Israel.
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