A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed. snow closing guide
All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.
current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015
Richard Freund, the University's Maurice Greenberg professor of Jewish history and the director of the University's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, participated in “The Deportation of the Jews of Rhodes and Cos: 1944-2014-A Commemorative International Symposium on the Holocaust in the Aegean” held at the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece, July 22-24 2014 and delivered a paper on the “In Our Own Voice” Holocaust Survivors’ Children and Grandchildren Testimonies project at the Greenberg Center. He also chaired a session, on July 23, on the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes on July 23, 1944.
In addition, he filmed six testimonies with children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors in Rhodes for our Greenberg Center project and filmed the sites prior to the start of the Greenberg Center's work on the ancient synagogue of Rhodes archaeology project in January 2015 in Rhodes.
Freund also delivered two lectures at the Hevreh of South Berkshires, in Great Barrington, Mass., on August 13, on his book, Digging through the Bible (Rowman &Littlefield, 2009) and in the evening on his book, Digging through History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) followed by book signings.