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204 SHOFAR Summer 1995 Vol. 13, No.4 NEWS AND INFORMATION Announcements Articles/Papers for Immigration Review The Center for Immigration Studies is soliciting ideas for publications on the impact (economic, social demographic, environmental, or other) of immigration on the United States. The formats would be 1,500-word anicles for our quanerly publication, Immigration Review, or longer backgrounders or papers. The articles or studies, though based on hard data, should be applicable to specific policy concerns, rather than focus on abstract academic themes. Topics of previous Immigration Review anicles have been immigration and the future of Social Security; Labor Department and INS unhappiness with the foreign student work program; and an examination of the INS estimate of the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. Each issue ofImmigration Review also includes one full-length review of a book with some connection to immigration policy. Topics of previous backgrounders or studies have included the demographic impact of immigration in California, Texas, and Florida; estimates of the fiscal cost of immigration; immigration, population, and economic growth in EI Past; secure identification and immigration control; foreign-born professionals in the U.S., and birthright citizenship. Ideas for articles or papers on immigration policy in foreign countries are also encouraged. Please contact Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration studies, 1815 H St. NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006; phone: 202-466-8185; fax: 202-466-8076; e-mail: Post-Doctoral Fellowships To explore the shaping of modern Jewish Culture in Israel and America, the Center for Judaic Studies at the University ofPennsylvania will sponsor two fellowship groups for the academic year 1996-97. The first group, Israeli Culture and Society, will investigate how the first generation of Israelis consciously and unconsciously shaped their culture within the context ofJewish sovereignty. The second, Jewish Religion and Culture in News and Information 205 the American Diaspora, 1920-1970, will address the question of how American Jews had invented and reinvented Judaism as they created American cultural norms and images. Each group will consist of 6-8 fellows. The Center invites applications from scholars engaged in all fields ofJudaic studies and from scholars in other fields interested in approaching either of the topics from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Outstanding graduate students in the final stages of writing their dissertations may also apply. The application deadline is November 30, 1995; awards will be announced on January 30, 1996. The Center invites proposals for group research topics for the 1997-98 year. Proposals must be submitted by February 15, 1996. For application material and further information, write to: Secretary, Fellowship Program, Center for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; phone: 215-238-1290; fax: 215-238-1540; e-mail: Oxford Centre Visiting Fellows Programme The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, an Associated Centre of the University of Oxford and of St. Cross College, announces its Visiting Fellows Programme. Fellows are able to pursue research projects in all areas ofJewish history, literature, languages, and culture. The period of tenue is normally five months; the tenure of the Skirball ViSiting Fellowship for Eastern European Studies is three months. The Oxford Centre will consider applications for Academic years 1996-1997 and 1997-98. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a short statement of the research to be undertaken, should be sent to: Ms. Joan Sinclair, Personal Assistant to the Bursar, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 IPY, England; phone: (01865) 377946; fax: (01865) 375079 or 311791. Applicants should also arrange for two academic references to be sent directly to the same address. All applications must reach the Centre by December 1, 1995. Introducing the Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies URL http://www/du/edu/ - sward/~stitut.html The Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies was established in 1981 by the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. It has held eight international conferences in Denver and has published two volumes of articles by leading scholars in a series entitled Studies in Islamic and Judaic 206 SHOFAR Summer 1995 Vol. 13, No.4 Traditions. The first director of the Institute was Dr. Raphael Jospe...


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