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This year we welcomed our graduate students back to Brandeis at the picturesque Paine Estate.

The Graduate School of Arts and Science honored 22 of its teaching fellows at a reception May 6. Honorees were selected based on their overall teaching excellence, student and course instructor evaluations and letters from faculty. Three of the award recipients who were recognized at this year's TF Award Reception are from our graduate programs.

We congratulate each of them!
Sarah Kelley (Women and Gender Studies),
Vanessa Lopes Munoz (Sociology)
Roberto Soto-Carion (Sociology)

Andrew Slack's presentation of the Harry Potter Alliance chapter

Cameron MacDonald, PhD '98 has a  new book.

Miranda Waggoner awarded the Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award from the Eastern Sociological Society.


Rondini Heads to Capitol Hill

"The Height of Popularity"

Carmen Sirianni elected to the distinguished National Academy of Public Administration.

Harry Potter: Boy Wizard ... And Real-World Activist?

Alison Better (PhD) has recently started a tenure track job as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, which is part of the CUNY system.

Miranda Waggoner and Vanessa Munoz have been named 2010-2011 student co-editors of the ASA medical sociology section newsletter (link: http://www2.asanet.org/medicalsociology/).  Miranda and Vanessa will contribute a thematic column to each of four newsletters during their term. They are actively soliciting input from graduate students interested in medical sociology, at Brandeis and other departments, especially regarding how students have benefited from being section members, student experiences navigating the job market, and what medical sociology resources graduate students are using in their research and teaching.  We are all looking forward to Brandeis serving as the base for the medical sociology student column!

Andrew Slack '02 featured in Boston Globe story, "Harry Potter group turns fans into activists"

Carmen Sirianni has been elected to the National Academy of Public Administration which is congressionally chartered like the National Academy of Sciences, but in public administration, with scholars,  former Cabinet members, governors, congresspeople and mayors.  As an  independent, non-partisan organization, the National Academy is committed to the improvement of the management of government.   More info

Harry Potter Alliance event

Chaplains at hospitals by Prof. Cadge

Rachel Mayo and Ilana Sidorsky entering the Learning by Giving Foundation's $10,000 video contest

Prof. Sara Shostak receiving NINDS grant for funding a research into impact of epilepsy tests

Miranda Waggoner, PhD '11 Research on Preconception Care

JBS Goes South: Civil Rights and Racial Justice in Mississippi video

Forsan Hussein SOC '00 CEO Jerusalem YMCA

Brian Fair wins award for best article published by a novice writer

BA 2002 Nicole Karlebach, International Policy Fellow, reports on Guantanamo trial of child soldier for Huffington Post

Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Research Methods