Topic: Robert Abzug

Expert Guide: Rare Convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

Nov. 21, 2013

This season, Hanukkah begins the night before Thanksgiving, creating an unusual intersection of the two holidays. The timing is culturally significant for Jewish Americans, and coverage requires historical and religious insight.

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Jewish Studies Center Meets $6 Million Challenge Grant

April 14, 2011

The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies has matched a $6 million grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, ensuring the continued growth of Jewish studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Photographer's work portrays Jewish life in Eastern Europe today

Feb. 2, 2010
Photographer's work portrays Jewish life in Eastern Europe today

The Schusterman Center is hosting photographer Loli Kantor for a slideshow presentation and lecture about her exhibit "There Was a Forest." Kantor's exhibit documents the disappearing Holocaust survivors and their lives in Eastern Europe through photographs. "Her subject matter is really close to the heart of Jewish communities," said Robert Abzug, historian of the Holocaust and director of the Schusterman Center.

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From Freud to Dr. Phil, scholars analyze the rise of psychotherapy in America

Feb. 16, 2009

In Treatment: The first day of class in "The Birth of Psychotherapy," taught by historian Dr. Robert Abzug, begins more like a group therapy session than a graduate seminar course. Seven graduate students from a variety of disciplines sit around a u-shaped arrangement of tables. After a round of introductions, Abzug, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, grabs a marker and invites the class to participate in a brainstorm about the cultural meanings of psychotherapy.

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Historian to lead Jewish Center

Sept. 19, 2007
Historian to lead Jewish Center

Robert H. Abzug, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History, was appointed to lead the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, a center established in 2006 with a $6 million challenge grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

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