Entries by Mitchell Price

Visiting MGSDII Professor’s Research Featured in “The New Yorker”

Erez Ben-Yosef, former Visiting MGSDII Professor, was featured in this week’s publication of “The New Yorker.” The article explores the 21st century digs at the ancient copper mines in Israel’s Timna Valley where Erez made new discoveries concerning the mystery of King Solomon’s Mines. Read the article HERE. Erez is a professor in the department […]

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 […]