The Social Science Research Council and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosted a book publication celebration to honor the recent work of UConn faculty in the field of social sciences this Thursday. The event was energized with discussion about past successes throughout the discipline and promise for the upcoming years.
Since the release of its first edition in 1899, the American Jewish Year Book has been the continuous record of what is happening to Jewish culture. However after production ceased in 2008, Arnold Dashefsky, of the Department of Sociology and director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and Ira M. Sheskin of the University of Miami partnered with an international publishing company out of the Netherlands to revive the series. The yearbook contains reference articles on contemporary trends and demographics. For example, at the time of the first release in 1899, there were 2,500 Jews in Florida, however now there are about 600,000. The 2012 edition is out, and the 2013 is in final stages of editing.