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2006.09.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO History Professor to Lead Book Discussion

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Library Friends will host a discussion on A Tale of Love and by Amos Oz on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.  Moshe Gershovich, a UNO Department of History associate professor, will lead the discussion.

Publishers Weekly describes the book as  "a powerful, nimbly constructed saga of a man, a family and a nation forged in the crucible of a difficult, painful history."  The story is primarily set in Oz's childhood in Jerusalem during the 1940s and 50s.

Gershovich earned a bachelor's degree from Tel Aviv University in Jewish and Middle Eastern history and a doctorate in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. He taught Middle Eastern history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1995 until1998 and then received a Senior Scholar Fulbright scholarship to teach and conduct research in Morocco.  He taught at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane between 1998-2000.  In 2001 he joined the UNO faculty where he has been teaching modern Middle Eastern history.

Gershovich published a book entitled French Military Rule over Morocco: Colonialism and its Consequences (Cass, 2000 ) as well as numerous scholarly articles in journals such as Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Military History, Maghreb Review, and Journal of North African Studies.

For more information, call (402) 554-3205.

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