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W I N T E R / S P R I N G U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 1 9 H A P P E N I N G H E R E President James Ramsey; Louis Waterman, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Board Chair; and Stu Silberman, Jewish Community of Louisville president and CEO, announce gifts to establish an endowed chair in Judaic studies at the Oct. 10 news conference. Endowed chair to focus on Jewish studies A national search will begin this year for a scholar to fi ll the new Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Chair in Judaic Studies. Offi cials announced last fall that the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence's $1.15 million gift marked the fi nal piece needed to create the position within the College of Arts and Sciences' Division of Humanities. An initial $500,000 gift from the Jewish Community Federation (now Jewish Com- munity of Louisville) in 2005 was matched by Bucks for Brains funds. UofL added $350,000 from a $25 million gift from the late Owsley Brown Frazier, and local donors added $56,000. MISSIONS MAY CHANGE, BUT OUR COMMITMENT NEVER WILL. U L _ 1 9 1 9 UL_19 19 1 / 2 4 / 1 4 9 : 5 3 A M 1/24/14 9:53 AM

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