Students and Alumni in the News

Amy Weiss

weiss amy smAmy Weiss, a former Jewish Studies major, who went on to get an MA at JTSA, and a Ph.D. at NYU, has the lead article in the journal, American Jewish History, “Billy Graham Receives the Ten Commandments: American Jewish Interfaith Relations in the Age of Evangelicalism.” Read more.

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Kimberly Syvarth

kimberly syvarth physics nonmajors 80pxKimberly Syvarth ... was a dedicated humanities student, majoring in Jewish studies, with a passion for probing the underlying meaning of scripture. “I actually wrote my senior thesis on biblical interpretation,” said Syvarth, who graduated in 2013 from the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). “It was a literary interpretation.” But last spring, needing a science course to fulfill graduation requirements, she signed up, with some trepidation, for an elective in physics. Read more.