The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Bard College have created a new institute:
"The YIVO Institute and Bard College are pleased to announce the creation of the Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture. This new Institute, the first of its kind in the U.S., will present an integrated program of study in the culture, history, language, and literature of East European Jews. Courses are designed to attract undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and members of the general public. The Institute is also planning an M.A. degree program in East European Jewish Studies."