Morris Altman Research Fund
Supporting original research in Jewish Studies
Ashley Walters, 24, is studying for her second bachelor’s degree at UAlbany. After graduating from Plattsburgh State in 2006, the Randolph, N.Y., native realized she “had an interest in religious studies, particularly the Hebrew Bible. I found the Jewish studies program here and began taking classes, then discovered an interest in modern Jewish history. Judaic Studies is a really good department, so I’m glad I’m here.” Walters used the Morris Altman Research Fund award “to go to Israel for the first time this past summer. The award supported my research on Jewish identity formation and the State of Israel. I worked on an archeological dig, met people from all over the world and talked with people from Israel about their experiences.”
University at Albany Foundation Director and UAlbany alumnus Nolan Altman ’77 established the Morris Altman Research Fund in loving memory of his father. The fund provides awards for undergraduate students who present original research on issues and topics related to Jewish Studies.