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"Israel Studies Minor to be Offered at Concordia"

For the first time, undergraduate students at a Canadian university will be able to earn a minor in Israel studies at Concordia University.

Concordia's senate has just approved the program, which will be offered through the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, which was established in June 2011.

The program will be launched next fall, but new courses under development are expected to begin in January 2015, said the institute's co-director Csaba Nikolenyi.

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"Contemporary Hebrew Courses Offered for First Time in Decade"

For 12 years, Tikva Meroz-Aharoni lived in Israel just nine kilometers from the Gaza Strip. The sounds of missiles and mortars regularly rocked her Ashkelon home.

But this is not the picture she plans on depicting in her new Hebrew courses being offered at UK.

"I want to show a different side of Israel," Meroz-Aharoni said. "Even under these circumstances, a beautiful culture is being built (in Israel). It's a miracle."

After more than a decade without offering contemporary Hebrew courses, UK is taking advantage of a grant that will allow it to introduce pieces of the language and literature to campus.

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"Meet Dr. Anat Gilboa"

"Gender, Sexuality and 'Otherness' in Israeli Art" and "Jewish & Israeli Culture and Art" are the titles of two exciting new courses to be offered this fall by the University of Nebraska at Omaha through its Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies. Dr. Anat Gilboa will be the instructor of these classes, joining the center's faculty as its first Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor.

Dr. Gilboa is an art historian, specializing in early modern art, Jewish and Israeli visual culture. She earned her PhD at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Her dissertation, that examined Images of the Feminine in Rembrandt's Work, was published in 2003. She has taught at various universities in Israel, Canada and the US, including Salem State College in Massachusetts, Washington College in Maryland, Georgia State University, and Portland State University. Her most recent teaching position has been at the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA.

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