Welcome to Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
The Chair of NELC is Scott Noegel. Please click on the welcome message to learn more about the vitality and vision of NELC at the University of Washington (Seattle).
Congratulations to Janet Heineck!
The faculty in NELC take this opportunity to congratulate Janet Heineck on her retirement and to thank her for her many years of service to NELC.
Janet received her B.A. (1970) and M.A. (1972) from NELC in Arabic, modern Turkish, and Ottoman Turkish. Her mentors included Professors Farhat Ziadeh, Walter Andrews, Tom Drury, and Michael Lorraine. In 1974, she earned an A.M.L.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and studied there in addition with James Stewart-Robinson and Andrew Ehrenkreutz. In 1975, she moved to Hyde Park to become the Near East Cataloger for the University of Chicago. Janet returned to Seattle in 1979 and began work at the UW Libraries in 1980. She then added modern Hebrew, biblical Hebrew, and Aramaic to her languages! After receiving training in acquisitions procedures, Janet became the Jewish Studies Selector in 1983, while also serving as the Near East Cataloger. Janet has continued to work hard on behalf of NELC and so many other units on campus who have depended entirely upon her for building, cataloguing, and organizing our outstanding library holdings of Hebrew and Judaica. We hope all the best for Janet in her retirement!