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.
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