Guggenheim Foundation Finances Study of Hebrew, Refugee’s Analysis of Dictatorships
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Guggenheim Foundation Finances Study of Hebrew, Refugee’s Analysis of Dictatorships

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A study of the revived Hebrew language in Palestine by a Philadelphia Scholar and an analysis of dictatorships by a refugee professor of political science are among the 69 projects for which the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation has allotted $150,000 in fellowships for this year, it was announced today.

“Dr. Zellig S. Harris, Assistant Professor of Hebrew, University of Pennsylvania, will tell the story of the revived new Hebrew spoken in Palestine by about a half-million persons and which is now the mother tongue of about a fifth of that number,” the announcement The refugee is Dr. Karl Loewenstein, Professor of Political Science in Amherst College, who fled from Germany in 1933 following a distinguished career as Munich University and as a lawyer. He “will prepare a treatise on the relationship of constitutional jurisprudence and government in modern dictatorships.”

Among other recipients of fellowships are Howard Wolf, associate editor of the Cleveland News; Herschel Brickell, literary critic; Dr. Michael Ginsburg, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Nebraska; Dr. Leo Gershoy, of Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.; Dr. Alfred G. Marshak, Boston physiologist; Dr. Isidore Gersh, anatomist of Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore; Dr. Oscar Zariski, Johns Hopkins mathematics professor; Dr. William Schumann, chorus director of Sarah Lawrence College; Dr. Earl H. Myers; zoology instructor of Compton Junior College, Calif.; David Fredenthal, Franklin (Mich.) painter, and Dr. Meyer Schapira, of Columbia University.

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