The Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at UW-Madison teaches Hebrew as a classical and living language and provides the opportunity to study the literature and thought of the cultures based on that language, including biblical Israel, rabbinic and medieval Judaism, and modern Israel.
Courses are also offered in areas of study cognate to the above: Semitic languages, archaeology, and Jewish cultural history.
Nineteen early-career faculty have been named fellows of the new Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with 12 coming from the College of Letters & Science. The fellows competed with colleagues to participate in the yearlong program designed to improve undergraduate education by providing professional development in teaching and learning to [...]
Five UW-Madison students and one recent graduate are spending five weeks at an archaeological dig in Israel this summer.
Are you curious about Jewish, Hebrew, and Semitic studies at UW-Madison? If so, consider attending the Department of Hebrew & Semitic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies Welcome Reception for all students interested in Jewish Studies and Hebrew & Semitic Studies.
Eleven outstanding faculty members from UW-Madison have been named winners of this year’s Kellett Mid-Career Awards — with six L&S faculty members winning the award.
Bilha Mirkin, senior lecturer of Modern Hebrew in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, has been honored by the Chi Omega sorority as an instructor who has had a meaningful and substantial impact on members’ education here at the University of Wisconsin.
Here’s a round-up of all of the recent awards and honors to faculty, staff and students in L&S…
Four instructors in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies recently received teaching awards…
Pamela M. Potter, Professor of Musicology, has been named Director of the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, following a term as Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Music.
Professor Rachel Feldhay Brenner of the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies has been awarded the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professorship in Jewish Studies from the Weinstein-Mosse Center for Jewish Studies.
UW faculty traveled to the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva for the Association for Israel Studies (AIS) annual meeting in June.
In early June Eric Tully, a graduate student in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies and the Biblical Hebrew TA, attended the Coheleth workshop on the campus Ashland Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
William A. Tooman (Ph.D’06, Hebrew & Semitic Studies) has been hired to teach Old Testament exegesis of the Torah and Prophets and the history of interpretation at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
Ronald Troxel, a distinguished senior lecturer, received an L&S Student Advising Award as an academic staff member whose primary responsibility is teaching.