Wednesday, March 8, 2017

West Chester U: MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, offers a Master of Arts and a graduate certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is currently accepting applications. This 10 course MA program features courses in history, philosophy, psychology, language arts, and other related subjects. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in academia, Holocaust education, public history, and human rights advocacy.

Applications are welcome from any undergraduate discipline. Applicants must possess, and provide evidence of, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education; must have a GPA of no less than 2.8; and must complete an online registration form complete with letters of recommendation. The application can be accessed at:

https://www.applyweb.com/apply/wcgrad/menu.html

The program offers a limited number of scholarships, awarded to students based on academic criteria, including a part-time graduate assistantship and the Irene G. Shur Graduate Scholarship.

For more information about West Chester University’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Master of Arts program, please consult our website:

http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/holocaust/

Or contact the director of the program: Dr. Jonathan C. Friedman
Professor of History Wayne Hall 425

West Chester University West Chester, PA 19383
Please make a note of Summer Institute, June 25-29 - "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths"  - constituting a two-day conference (June 25-26) on the United States followed by three days of intensive break-outs. I hope you and your students will join us for this unusual and timely confab.
Dennis
Master of Arts in
                                          Holocaust & Genocide
                                          Studies at Kean University

Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths Summer Institute
Kean University | June 25-29, 2017

Kean University's Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocides Studies Program invites scholars, practitioners and human rights advocates to a multi-day summer institute in June, titled Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths.

Sunday-Monday, June 25-26
Conference to Explore Large-Scale Violence in the United States

Tuesday-Thursday, June 27-29
Working Groups to Examine Societies Around the World

Participants of the summer institute will explore tested and contested means of dealing with collective violence and atrocities against vulnerable communities, including crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Non-state, civil-society alternatives that could secure and/or transform future societies will also be examined.

For more information or to register, visit grad.kean.edu/mahgs-conference. Discounts are available for those attending both segments of the summer institute.​

Questions? Contact Dennis Klein, Ph.D., director of Kean's M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, at (908) 737-0256 or dklein@kean.edu.

Co-organized by Kean University's Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, and the Cardozo Law School’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, with support by Kean University​'s​ Human Rights Institute​, ​Jewish Studies​ Program and ​Office​ of Academic Affairs.​

Auschwitz Institute for
                                          Peace & Reconciliation at
                                          Kean University   Cardozo Law Institute for
                                          Holocaust & Human Rights
                                          at Kean University
  



Monday, February 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE OPEN DOOR PROJECT

Upcoming Events


Feb
16
3:00 pm


THIRD THURSDAY PANEL PRESENTATION

From Stonewall to the Supreme Court


3703 Posvar Hall
In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to guarantee same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry. While this landmark decision was a giant step forward in the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ Americans, there is still work to be done before members of the LGBTQ community are truly equal.
Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts to discuss the past achievements, current priorities, and future challenges of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans and their allies.


Feb
20
4:00 pm


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

"Free Speech and Dissent in Today's Political Climate"


University Club, Ballroom A
Megan Block
 and Mike Healy, attorneys representing the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will discuss the set of guarantees protected by the First Amendment and how free speech goes hand-in-hand with engaged citizenship.
Pamela W. Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh, will provide introductory remarks.



Mar
15
2:30 pm


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

I'm Not Racist...Am I? Film Screening and Workshop


Film screening and Q & A, followed by an interactive workshop on cultural appropriation facilitated by the filmmakers.
University Club, Ballroom A
March 15, 2017
All events are free and open to the entire Pitt community.
The film is captioned and an ASL interpreter will be onsite for the Q & A and the workshop.
RSVP requested by March 8

Career Fair This Week

Spring 2017 Career Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 15, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors
Thursday, Feb. 16, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors
Friday, Feb. 17, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences majors
11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily in the William Pitt Union for Pitt students and alumni only. 

To view lists of employers by major areas, please click here:  http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa/events/spring2017careerfair/

Please direct any career fair-related questions to  careers@pitt.edu.