Brandeis University Gets $500,000 Grant for Communication Research

A grant of $500,000 with which to underwrite and expand Brandeis University’s recently established Communication Research Institute here was announced by the university today. The grant was given by Lester S. and Alfred L. Morse, and the institute will carry their names.

It was also announced today that Brandeis University will offer advanced graduate training in contemporary Jewish studies on both a scholarly and professional level under a new program that will go into operation at the beginning of the next academic year. The Philip W. Lown Graduate Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies will feature scholarly training in disciplines relating to the civilization of contemporary Jewry. These will include American Jewish history, the sociology of the American Jews, American Jewish literature, Zionist history, modern Jewish history, and religious and cultural pluralism in America.

At the same time, the Center will offer a program in contemporary Jewish studies for young men and women planning careers in Jewish communal service and Jewish education. In these cases, a portion of the program will be conducted Jointly by the Center and the university’s Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.

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