Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Friday November 8, 2:00 pm, 208B CL Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

The University of Pittsburgh

Department of German
Jewish Studies Program

Department of Theatre Arts



The Annual Commemoration of

(The “Night of Broken Glass” on November 9-10, 1938)


Friday, November 8, 2013

2-3:30 pm

Cathedral of Learning 208B



Testimonies of Kristallnacht read by Pitt Students


Lecture by Professor Robert Skloot (University of Wisconsin)


“Kristallnacht as Early Warning: Signs of Genocide”


Related Events:

The University of Pittsburgh is joining with the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh to present a series of events related to Kristallnacht on campus on November 9-10, including a staged reading of Professor Skloot’s play about Raphael Lemkin and a day-long conference on “The Cultural Arts of the Holocaust.”  For more information, see



Upcoming Deadlines for Fellowships and Other Opportunities

Selected Opportunities from the Honors College's Scholarships Newsletter:
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Charles B Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship



The Rangel Program seeks to attract and prepare young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service by providing support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.  Applicants must be seniors or graduates seeking entry to a fall 2014 graduate program and have a 3.2 or higher GPA.  The Program encourages applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in the FS and those with financial need.   US citizenship is required.


Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest



The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics recognizes juniors and seniors who can think deeply and critically on matters of ethics.   Applicants compose a 3,000-4,000 word essay that raises questions, singles out issues, and identifies dilemmas of ethics.  A suggested essay topic can be found at the foundation’s website, though applicants are welcome to write on any topic that meets the foundation’s guidelines.  Five prizes of up to $5,000 are awarded each year.  US Citizenship is NOT required. 








The Whitaker Fellowship



The Whitaker International Fellowship sends graduating seniors and recent graduates anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada to conduct research, pursue coursework, intern, and more.  US citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  PLEASE NOTE: there is also an undergraduate-level Whitaker award.  It will be due March 11.  



Humanity In Action



The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together diverse groups of students and recent graduates to study minority rights and democratic values for four weeks in one of five European cities. 

US citizenship is NOT required. 


G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award



The G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award, created in memory of the UHC’s founding dean, recognizes juniors who have benefitted from participation in one or more of the UHC’s activities.  Applicants are judged on their academic attainment, as well as their awareness of and concern for those around them.   Please contact Karen Billingsley with any questions about the award. 

PhD fellowships for Graduate Study at Boston U, Brandeis, and Indiana

PhD Fellowships at The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University

Applicants to the PhD programs of the Division of Religious and Theological Studies are encouraged to apply for five-year, fully funded graduate fellowships in Jewish studies. Fellowship support includes all required tuition expenses, health insurance, and a competitive living stipend.
For DRTS program information, see or contact Prof. Jonathan Klawans, Director, at
For fellowship information, contact
Michael Zank, Director, The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies
147 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215, Telephone: (617) 353-8096
Email:  | Website:

Schusterman Graduate Student Fellowships in Israel Studies

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University offers full and partial fellowships for doctoral candidates focusing on Israel Studies. Eligible disciplines include History, Politics, Sociology, Middle East Studies, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Literature. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students accepted into the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Brandeis University. Stipend of up to $24,000 per year, renewable for up to five years, plus healthcare benefits.
Join an engaged, diverse & multidisciplinary intellectual community.
Learn more here:
For further info, call 781-736-2154 or email


 Jewish Studies graduate study & funding at Indiana University

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Announces its 2014-2015 Graduate Fellowship Competition
For Incoming Students

The Borns Family Fellowship
The Glazer Family Fellowship
The Yiddish Graduate Fellowship
The Alice Ginott Cohn, Ph.D. and Theodore Cohn Fellowship

Review of applicants begins: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Borns Jewish Studies Program offers fellowships for students accepted into a graduate degree program at Indiana University who show clear promise of dedicating themselves seriously to scholarship within one of the core areas of Jewish Studies.  Each fellowship provides a stipend starting at $20,000, plus health insurance, and fee remission which can be tied to multi-year packages.

Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply for admission directly to a graduate degree program (History, Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies M.A. program, etc.) at Indiana University.  In order to be considered for a Jewish Studies fellowship, applicants to the IU Graduate School should send a copy of their completed Indiana University application and request that 3 letters of recommendation (in Word) be forwarded to<>. Letters & application can also be mailed to:  Professor Shaul Magid, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Goodbody Hall 326; 1011 E. Third St.; Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2014-2015 applications will begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

For more information, see our web site: