Lunch and Learn Schedule

Fall 2013

All Lunch and Learn presentations take place from 12:30-1:30pm at 60 Turner Street.

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September 17

Dan Shaughnessy

Sports columnist/Associate Editor, Boston Globe

 “ Francona: The Red Sox Years”

September 18

Professor John Burt

Professor of English, Brandeis University

 “How Might Lincoln Look at Our Challenges Today?”

September 19

Daniel Terris

Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University.

“Ethics, Enterprise, and the American Imagination”

September 24

Daniel Grossman

Science journalist

“Floods Droughts and Heat Waves: A Science Journalist's Perspective About the Future of Our Warming Planet”

September 25

Nitza Rosovsky

Freelance writer, lecturer, and author

 “In the Land of Israel: My Family 1809-1949”

September 26

Dan Breen

Lecturer, Legal Studies Department, Brandeis University

“Science on Trial”

October 1

Sarah Shoemaker

Director for University Archives and Special Collections, Brandeis

"Treasures from the Vault: Archives & Special Collections at Brandeis University"

October 2

Catherine D' Amato

Executive Director of the Greater Boston Food Bank

"Hunger Hurts. We Can Help."

October 3

Edmond Zabin

Chief of Homicide Unit, Suffolk County DA’s Office in Boston

"Boston Homicide - Behind the Scenes"

October 8

Alan Banks

Supervisory Park Ranger of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline

“Olmsted Park: The Emerald Necklace and the Massachusetts Legacy”

October 9

Keren McGinity

Research Associate, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute; and Founding Director, Love & Tradition

“Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America”

October 10

Marjorie Sokoll

Founder and Director of Jewish Healing Connections at Jewish Family and Children’s Service

The Personal Journey of a Jewish Communal Professional and the Creation of the National Jewish Healing Movement”

October 15

J. Kelly Beatty

Senior Contributing Editor, Sky and Telescope

"Mysterious Mars"

October 16

John Linehan

CEO of Zoo New England (Franklin Park and Stone Zoos)

“Behind the Scenes at the Zoo”

October 17

Cate McQuaid

Art critic, the Boston Globe

“The Art of Looking”

October 22

Ron Della Chiesa

Former radio host of Music America and Classical Morning

“Radio My Way”

October 23

Dan L. Perlman, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology and Associate Provost of Innovation in Education; Brandeis University

“Climate Change and You (and All of Us) -- What the Future May Hold”

October 24

Mark Volpe

Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

"So, You Want to Run an Orchestra?"

October 29

Margie Lachman

Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology, Brandeis University

“What Do Psychologists Know About Health?”

October 30

Charles Towers

Artistic Director, Merrimack Regional Theater

“Why Theater Matters”

October 31

Larry Ruttman


“American Jews and America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball”

November 5

Giuseppe Pastorelli

Italian Consul General in Boston

“Italy and the Euro”

November 6

Lisa D’Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Research scientist, AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Life Tomorrow: Helping an Aging Population to Live Well”

November 7

Thomas Shapiro

Director of Assets and Social Policy, Pokress Professor of Law and Social Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University

“The Race and Wealth Gap and Why It Matters”

November 12

David Cunningham, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Sociology, Chair, Social Justice and Social Policy Program, Brandeis University

“Klansville U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights Era Ku Klux Klan”

November 13

Frank Phillips

State House Bureau Chief for the Metro Section, Boston Globe

"Reflections of a Present Day Newspaper Reporter"

November 14

Sharron Kahn Luttrell

Journalist and Author

“Who Socialized Whom?How a Service Dog-in-Training and a Prison Inmate Eased Me into Middle Age”

November 19

Tom Daley

Poet and Educator

"Mad Monks, Murderous Dukes, Disappointed Divas, Randy Renaissance Artists, and Home Thoughts from Abroad: Performance of  Some of Robert Browning’s Short Poems and Dramatic Monologues"

November 20

BOLLI Scene-iors will perform a Dramatic Reading of The Mall and People in the Wind -- 2 short plays by William Inge, known as America's first authentic midwestern playwright.


November 21

A Brandeis student musical ensemble will entertain us.  Will it be jazz? Will it be classical?  Stay tuned.