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Ramapo College’s Gross Center Receives $9K Grant for its Series of Discussions on the Holocaust and Genocide

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 19, 2021

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey has received a $9,000 grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act. The grant will support its programs that include public lectures and workshops presented by experts in Holocaust and Genocide studies.

“The pandemic hit our fundraising efforts hard, so this grant will help us to maintain our programming through the current academic year and is an endorsement of its quality,” said Dr. Michael A. Riff, director of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

An integral part of Ramapo College of New Jersey and its School of Humanities and Global Studies, in pursuit of its mission the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide offers public lectures, film series, and workshops for N.J. public school teachers on genocide studies and human rights (a required component of the State core curriculum content standards).  The Center participates in Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, taping witnesses and providing access via a dedicated terminal to this digitized archive. Each fall and spring semester for more than 25 years, the Gross Center’s humanities-based programming has reached a wide audience of community members, educators, students and academics from New Jersey and beyond.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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