CU-Boulder gets $2 million endowed chair in Jewish history

Source: JTA, 5-5-11

The University of Colorado at Boulder has announced the establishment of a $2 million endowed chair in Jewish history.

The gift was made by sisters and CU-Boulder alumnae Midge Korczak and Leslie Singer Lomas in honor of their late father, Louis P. Singer.
The Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History makes CU-Boulder the sixth public university in the United States to establish a chair in Jewish history. Seventeen American universities in total have such chairs.
David Shneer, an associate professor of historyat the school, says the chair will support a senior faculty position in perpetuity, and will add “substantially” to the school’s four-year-old Jewish studies program, which he directs.
Course offerings in the program have tripled since the program was created, and more than 700 students take Jewish courses each semester.
Advertisements
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: