Jewish Studies Program

When it comes to comics and graphic narratives, few names are as renowned and revered as Art Spiegelman. Since the 1960s, Mr. Spiegelman has been influencing the comics genre and leaving his mark on American culture. Whether it is through his creation of the Garbage Pail Kids for Topps trading cards, his famous cover designs for The New Yorker or...

Kent State University’s Jewish Studies Program will host a gala, “Memories, Milestones, Momentum,” in honor of its 40th anniversary on May 17 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center located at 215 Depeyster St. in downtown Kent. The celebration features a tribute to the program’s longest-serving director Herbert Hochhauser, Ph.D.,...

An Evening with Gary Shteyngart In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Studies program at Kent State University, the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series presents New York Times Bestselling Author Gary Shteyngart on March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA. A candid, witty, and deeply poignant account of his life so far, Shteyngart will read selections from his...

An Evening with Gary Shteyngart The Kent State University Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a presentation by Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Ph.D., a social anthropologist at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Cohn Jewish Student Center on the Kent Campus.  Her talk, “Representing the Shoah in Poland and...