Entries by Mitchell Price

Call for Visiting Scholars!

MGSDII Visiting Faculty Program The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) builds deep, diverse, academically rigorous Israel content and engagement on San Diego university campuses. The MGSDII Visiting Faculty Program funds Israeli academics to teach about Israel at universities in San Diego, California. This program gives both tenured, tenure-track and, in some cases, post-doc Israeli […]

MGSDII Jerusalem Film Workshop Films Featured in La Jolla Light

Selected from a San Diego county-wide university competition funded by MGSDII, three promising filmmakers traveled to Jerusalem and made a magical documentary about the enchanting hill of Ein Kerem in Jerusalem as part of the Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW). The La Jolla Light covered their experience and shared that their films will be screened at […]

MGSDII Awards Three Full-Ride Scholarships to Participate in the Jerusalem Film Workshop in Israel this Summer

Three San Diego university students were accepted to participate in the prestigious Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW) – Brett Goldstein (CSUSM), Andrew Norbeck (SDSU), and Colby Smith (SDSU). They will work with 24 students from across the globe on creating documentary films. Their documentary film will premiere at the Jerusalem Film Festival, followed by screenings throughout […]

Research Conducted by MGSDII Visiting Israel Professor – Ancient Fort Linked to Biblical Battles Found Off Coast of Israel

Underwater archaeology is helping to transform our knowledge of the ancient world. In Israel, maritime archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortress linked to biblical battles. The discovery is helping us to understand Hellenistic military fortifications and strategies and the impact of rising sea levels on ancient communities. Read more about the MGSDII funded UCSD/Scripps […]

MGSDII Welcomes Students from Technion University to SDSU

As part of an ongoing partnership between SDSU and Technion University, 10 Technion students and their professors travelled to San Diego to meet their counterparts in the classroom. The San Diego State University-Technion: Aerospace Class Collaboration allows engineering students from both universities to experience the real-life application of building drones. SDSU students travelled to Technion […]

MGSDII Partners with Tel-Hai College to offer Summer Course

The MGSDII is partnering with Tel-Hai College to offer a course in Israel this summer! Religions and Interreligious Dialogue in the Galilee is a theoretical and experiential course designed to give students a deeper understanding of the historical, political, and religious background of Galilee communities, and to experience interreligious dialogue. The course takes advantage of […]

MGSDII Offers San Diego Student Scholarship to Pursue M.F.A. at the Prestigious Tisch Film and Television School at Tel Aviv University

The MGSDII is proud to offer San Diego student, Alexandria Rivetti, a scholarship to pursue her M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema at the Tisch School at Tel Aviv University. An undergraduate of U.C. Berkeley, Alexandria moved back to San Diego where she began honing her craft. Alexandria shared her excitement for the program, saying, “After watching […]

See What’s Happening in MGSDII University Classes

The MGSDII staff recently had the opportunity to see our visiting Israeli professors in action in the classroom! Susan Lapidus, MGSDII Director, visited Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, Marik Shtern, and Gilad Shtienberg’s classes. Ronit is currently teaching The Techniques of Screenwriting at SDSU, Marik is teaching Urban Sociology: The Case of Israel at UCSD, and Gilad is teaching Coastal […]