- Warhol's non-art masterpiecesDec. 10, 2013
- Willkommen: Backstage with Brandeis Theater CompanyDec. 9, 2013
Find out what it takes to put on a production of the beloved musical 'Cabaret.' Watch the students, staff and faculty who make up Brandeis Theater Company in action, and hear their take on putting together their most recent hit.
- Rakowski has always looked for challenges in musicDec. 2, 2013
David Rakowski has come a long way since tinkering on the perennially out-of-tune piano in his parents’ Vermont home. This winter, several of his compositions will be recorded or debuted live, making it one of his busier seasons.
- Remembering Joachim Gaehde, professor emeritus of fine artsNov. 26, 2013
Joachim Gaehde, a scholar of Carolingian illuminated manuscripts and the "eminence grise" of the department of fine arts, passed away Nov. 24 at the age of 92.
- Poetic justiceNov. 22, 2013
For Richard Blanco, known to many as President Barack Obama’s inaugural poet, the story begins much further back than a phone call from the commander in chief. The youngest person, first Latino and first openly gay man to assume the honor, Blanco debuted at Brandeis his new book, 'For All of Us, One Today' (Beacon Press, 2013), which chronicles the life-changing experience.
- Brandeis Theater Co. kicks off 'Cabaret'Nov. 21, 2013
The Brandeis Theater Company kicks off its production of 'Cabaret' tonight in the Spingold Theater. The show runs through Sunday. This hit Broadway musical is set in Berlin at the dawn of the 1930s, when American writer Clifford Bradshaw and cabaret dancer Sally Bowles fall in love.
- Music From China balances contemporary, traditionalNov. 20, 2013
Contrast. Balance. Yin and yang. That’s how Susan Cheng, founding member of the ensemble Music From China, describes Chinese music. But it’s just as apt a description of the two concerts they’ll perform at Brandeis this week as part of a MusicUnitesUS residency.
- Brandeis’ model studentsNov. 13, 2013
Geneva Boyer '15, Aviva Paiste '14 and Ama Darkwa ' 16 have an unusual extracurricular pastime in common: Modeling. When they are not in classes, the three students spend much of their spare time on runways and in front of cameras.
- Brandeis Theater Co. turns Spingold into 'Cabaret' Nov. 12, 2013
Weimar Berlin explodes into life — and song — when the Brandeis Theater Company presents 'Cabaret' at Spingold’s Mainstage Theater from Thursday, Nov. 21, to Sunday, Nov. 24.
- Sculpture by acclaimed artist Chris Burden to illuminate Rose Art MuseumNov. 11, 2013
Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum has commissioned a major installation by Boston native and critically acclaimed artist Chris Burden.
- Sit down, please!Nov. 8, 2013
Sarah Bierman's site-specific art merges with nature and lets the community take a load off. She currently has three installations on campus, all sitting furniture with trees growing out of them.
- Four questions for a young artistOct. 24, 2013
Paul Belenky ’14 is a biology and studio art major from Newton, Mass. When he’s not in the studio or the lab, he pursues outdoor adventure in Canada and Alaska.
- Rare editions of Shakespeare's work in Archives and Special CollectionsOct. 11, 2013
- J. Bernard Calloway gives advice to act onOct. 8, 2013
When J. Bernard Calloway MFA’00, advised students at his alma mater last week about the acting life, he pulled no punches. 'Most times in our business, we get rejected,' Calloway told a crowd of third-year MFA acting students in the Spingold Theater studio. That's why he returned to campus: to share the secrets of his success.
- Documents from Dead Sea Scrolls era show diversity of women’s rolesOct. 7, 2013
Ancient documents written around the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls paint a lively picture of the positions of power and influence held by some Jewish and Christian women. So says Professor Bernadette J. Brooten, who skillfully wove together evidence from inscriptions, papyri and other sources to show that women in traditional cultures often held very nontraditional roles, in a lecture she presented on Oct. 2 at the Museum of Science.
- Soli Sorabjee lecture to focus on food and cultureOct. 4, 2013
The Fall 2013 Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies will feature a discussion led by author Aruna D’Souza on the relationship between food, cooking and colonialism in historic and contemporary India.
- A reclusive street photographer comes into focusOct. 4, 2013
In 2007, the contents of a seemingly unremarkable group of storage lockers came up for auction in Chicago. Yet along with the usual newspaper clippings and tchotchkes — and to the surprise of the few who knew the renter, Vivian Maier, a guarded, quirky nanny — the lockers also contained the negatives for tens of thousands of photographs, images of poignant street scenes and striking self-portraits.
- 'The Seagull' has landed at the Laurie TheaterOct. 3, 2013
The Brandeis Theater Company kicked off its season with a new translation of Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull.' The production will be at the Spingold Theater Center's Laurie Theater through Oct. 12.
- Jack Whitten to participate in symposium on his workOct. 3, 2013
In a symposium on Oct. 5 titled, 'Jack Whitten: Painting, Politics, Technology,' the artist will discuss his work with a panel of fellow artists and scholars. Whitten's work is currently on view as one of five new exhibits at the Rose Art Museum.
- Rare film gems to sparkle at NCJF’s mini-festivalOct. 2, 2013
You won’t see the films 'I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany' or 'Sons of Liberty' on Netflix or Pandora. But you can see both features at The National Center for Jewish Film Mini-Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts Oct. 3-13. Professor of American studies Thomas Doherty, author of the critically acclaimed new book, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-39,' will introduce both films at a screening Oct. 9.
- Brandeis Theater Company swoops in with 'The Seagull' Oct. 1, 2013
The Brandeis Theater Company kicks off its 2013-14 season with a new translation of 'The Seagull' that promises to offer a fresh perspective on the 1895 Russian classic. The season will also include productions of the much-loved dark musical 'Cabaret,' a selection from '365 Days/365 Plays' and Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge.'
- Wasserman screens 'Juche Strong,' 'The Act of Killing' with filmmakersSept. 24, 2013
- Rose Art Museum opens with five new exhibitsSept. 18, 2013
The Rose Art Museum held an opening reception Sept. 17, welcoming the community into its galleries to view five new exhibits: 'Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography;' 'Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-1973;' 'Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best;' 'Collection in Focus: Al Loving;' and 'Minimal and More: 60s and 70s Sculpture from the Collection.'
- J. Bernard Calloway, MFA '00, to chat with acting studentsSept. 17, 2013
- Omer Fast's piece on drone warfare launches Rose VideoSept. 16, 2013
Omer Fast's video, '5000 Feet is the Best,' is one of five new exhibits that will open at the Rose Art Museum Sept. 17. The video also launches Rose Video, an ongoing video series housed in the newly renovated Mildred S. Lee Gallery. The work employs both documentary and cinematic techniques to confront America’s use of drones and their effects.
- Discuss and celebrate the Dead Sea ScrollsSept. 11, 2013
On Oct. 20, the Museum of Science exhibition, 'Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times,' co-sponsored by Brandeis University, will close. Between now and then, Brandeis will host several events to discuss and celebrate the mystery, impact and importance of these ancient scrolls, discovered decades ago in a cave overlooking the Dead Sea.
- Dead Sea scrolls inspire unique music, performanceSept. 10, 2013
Inspired by the Dead Sea Scrolls, Eric Chasalow's new composition, 'Where it Finds Nothing But the Wind,' will be performed by renowned soprano Tony Arnold and the Dinosaur Music Ensemble Oct. 5. The event is one of many highlights in the fall concert season, which also includes a tribute to Professor Emeritus Harold Shapero and Silk and Bamboo: Music From China.
- A new beginning at The Rose Art Museum Aug. 26, 2013
The Rose Art Museum will reopen Sept. 17 with five new exhibitions that explore a range of topics, including American celebrity, the profound cultural and social shifts of the 60s and 70s, and the psychology of contemporary drone warfare.
- Students catch computer science bug with 3D gamesAug. 2, 2013
Encounters, a family of immersive, residential programs for teens, brought 400 high school students to campus this summer. One of the newest draws is a 3D Game Design program taught by Tim Hickey, a computer science professor, who hopes it will help create a more diverse generation of computer scientists.
- Students win Fulbrights to pursue passions abroadJuly 18, 2013
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program will send seven Brandeis students and young alumni around the world this year to pursue their passions while promoting global understanding. Three of the Fulbrighters will teach English in countries as distant as Thailand and Azerbaijan, and four will conduct research abroad.
- Mimi Huntington, MFA '87, wins 2013 StageSource Theater Hero AwardJune 7, 2013
- Peter Van Zandt Lane, at MacDowell Colony, composing balletJune 4, 2013
- Remembering Emeritus Professor of Music, Harold ShaperoMay 18, 2013
Classical music composer, pianist and longtime professor of music at Brandeis University, Harold Shapero, died in his sleep on May 17, following complications from pneumonia. He was 93.
- Medicine Wheel Productions to honor CohenMay 9, 2013
- Community members' art enlivens the campus May 8, 2013
From the Great Lawn to Farber Library, from wide-open spaces to nooks and crannies in the trees, works of art dot the campus as a result of the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts, adding to the environment of creativity, community and celebration.
- SCRAM promotes student engagement with RoseMay 7, 2013
The group, which currently has 28 members, aims to expose students to the Rose, to provide students with opportunities for in-depth interaction with the collection and to communicate student interests and opinions about the museum.
- Photographer donates Israel then-and-now collectionMay 6, 2013
Photographer Dan Tassel has been collecting and shooting photographs of the Middle East for decades, and recently donated some of what he's amassed to the Robert D. Farber Archives & Special Collections, in the hopes students can put them to use.
- Ethan Stein, friends win Boston student film festMay 3, 2013
'Wordsmith,' a short film Ethan Stein '15 produced with friends from high school, won at the Boston Student Film Festival. The film began as part of a still-in-progress feature that was screened in the Wasserman Cinematheque last month, and the short will go on to be screened at other festivals.
- Festival brings crowds, smiles, songs to campusMay 1, 2013
Brandeis celebrated four days of music, dance, theater and visual arts with its annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts and Springfest concert. Crowds of visitors joined the campus community in 'imagining the impossible,' this year’s theme, during the festival April 25 to 28.
- Chinese, Russian language students win multilingual video contestApril 29, 2013
- 'Visions of an Ancient Dreamer' is a pairing of Greek tragediesApril 26, 2013
'Visions of an Ancient Dreamer,' a pairing of 'Orestes' and 'Iphigenia and Tauris,' is the culmination of a yearlong collaboration between theater arts and classical studies. Performances will be held in the Spingold Theater Center Thursday through Sunday.
- Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts aims to reimagine the worldApril 23, 2013
Now in its 61st year, the festival theme, “Imagine the impossible,” celebrates art that allows us to experience the impossible, the unlikely, and the visionary, with four days of music, dance, theater and visual arts throughout campus from April 25 to 28.
- Holland Cotter, senior art critic of The New York Times, will speak April 25April 22, 2013
- Rose Art Museum to host Family Day on Saturday, April 20April 18, 2013
- 'Late Night with Bernstein' is a festival highlightApril 17, 2013
Brandeis will remember the namesake of its annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts with a program of Bernstein’s favorite music meshed with stories of his life. It will be hosted by his daughter and performed by the renowned music ensemble Music From Copland House.
- On the role of the artist in promoting social changeApril 15, 2013
Yishay Garbasz’ multimedia art works explore trauma, identity, memory and gender. Her work has been exhibited all over the world, including at the 2010 Busan Biennale in South Korea. Her first public program at Brandeis is at 12:30 p.m. April 16.
- Theoharis '14 nominated for Boston theater awardApril 12, 2013
- Theater Arts seniors to present plays, dances, talksApril 8, 2013
In its second official year, the festival has grown in both population and number of performances. Students will focus on one “role” for their thesis – director, actor, etcetera – but may find themselves working on a peer’s project in a different role.
- The Rose ranked among top international college art galleriesApril 5, 2013
- Dinosaur Annex concert unites music and scienceApril 4, 2013
- Lydians to premiere quartet by commission prize winner April 2, 2013
The Lydian String Quartet will premiere 'Treatises For An Unrecovered Past' at a concert in the Slosberg Music Center April 6. The piece was composed by University of California at Davis Music Professor Kurt Rohde, the winner of the quartet's first commission prize.
- Exhibition at Dreitzer features students' photos, sculpturesMarch 17, 2013
Students from the Introduction to Photography course self-curated their exhibit, titled, “The Ink Can Bury a Blade,” while the sculpture portion of the exhibition, which is untitled, was curated by members of the faculty. The exhibits will be open until March 22.
- FiddleDeis: Duels, jams, swagger and twangMarch 14, 2013
FiddleDeis, a three-day festival celebrating the diversity and progression of violin in performance, will be held on campus from March 15 to 17. Distinguished faculty members and guest musicians will perform, as well as teach master classes and workshops.
- Latin American and Latino Studies celebrates 50 yearsMarch 11, 2013
Fifty years after its founding, the Latin American and Latino Studies program will bring three of its distinguished alumni back to campus to celebrate its history and accomplishments with a discussion and screening on March 13 and 14.
- Sounds from Arab Lands celebrates musical fusionsFeb. 25, 2013
'REMIX: New Sounds from Arab Lands' will come to campus this week for a three-day residency as part of the MusicUnitesUS program, which promotes the understanding and appreciation of other cultures through music. REMIX brings together distinguished performers and composers from Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia who create music inspired by the cultural heritage of the Arab lands.
- Heartbeat envisions peace through songFeb. 22, 2013
The Israeli-Palestinian youth ensemble Heartbeat has begun its debut U.S. tour, and will perform in Levin Ballroom Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The group, which composes and plays music together, tries to combat fear and violence in the Middle East with voices of cooperation and peace.
- Honoring trio of high-achieving alumniFeb. 19, 2013
Brandeis President Fred Lawrence will present the Alumni Achievement Award to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer ’68, renowned music manager and record producer Jon Landau ’68 and pioneering mathematics professor Bonnie Berger ’83 at a ceremony on June 8 during reunion weekend.
- Proust's letters to his editor, publisher highlighted with Close Looking eventFeb. 12, 2013
- New Rose exhibit: Mirror, mirror on the floor...Feb. 11, 2013
Three new exhibits will open at The Rose Art Museum Feb. 13. 'Ed Ruscha: Standard,' 'Same Jury: Coerced Nature' and 'Walead Beshty: On the Matter of Abstraction (figs. A & B)' will be on view until June 9, and will include Director Christopher Bedford's first major acquisition, a work by artist Mark Bradford.
- 'In the Heart of America' comes to Laurie TheaterFeb. 7, 2013
The Brandeis Theater Company will bring playwright Naomi Wallace's 'In the Heart of America' to the Laurie Theater stage Feb. 7 through 9. The play, which explores violence, racism and patriotism, is part of this year's 'DEIS Impact Festival. Janet Morrison directs.
- Mary Ruth Ray, founding member of Lydian QuartetJan. 30, 2013
Mary Ruth Ray, who passed away Jan. 29 following a battle with cancer, was a beloved member of the faculty for more than three decades and a critically acclaimed musician who played some of the world’s finest concert halls as both a soloist and a founding member of the Lydian String Quartet.
- Women's Studies Research Center celebrates women making musicJan. 28, 2013
The Women and Music Mix, a group of musician-scholars within the Women’s Studies Research Center, in collaboration with numerous dignitaries of the Boston music scene, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Judith Tick’s groundbreaking anthology, 'Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition 1150-1950' with a concert and talk on Sunday Feb. 3.
- Arts season offers tradition and innovationJan. 21, 2013
From longstanding traditions like the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts to the brand new FiddleDEIS festival, the spring semester will see a variety of arts brought to life on stages and in galleries. It kicks off Jan. 25 with the Genkin Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Karen Moss' 'Off-Kilter' opens WSRC's 2013 scheduleJan. 18, 2013
Boston artist looks to the roots of our society’s problems using pop culture imagery, imaginative drawing, and text, among other tools, which she employs with great dexterity and humor. Her mixed-media paintings and drawings address women’s roles in society, body image and eating disorders. The exhibit opens Jan. 22 at the Women’s Studies Research Center.
- New courses: Memory, music and digital humanitiesJan. 10, 2013
Memory Architecture, African American Military History and Introduction to Digital Humanities are among the 57 new courses being offered at Brandeis this spring. Professors Talinn Grigor, Chad Williams and John Unsworth offered some thoughts on their upcoming classes.
- Students get 'Fired Up!' about art exhibitionDec. 20, 2012
The biannual student art show, 'Fired Up!,' will be on display at the Dreitzer Gallery in the Spingold Theater Center through Jan. 28. The exhibition title is borrowed from a prompt Professor Joe Wardwell gives his students to motivate them in the studio.
- Handel's 'Messiah' again tops Brandeis BillboardDec. 14, 2012
The annual holiday sing-along has maintained its popularity over the years, proved once again by the packed Shapiro Campus Center on Thursday afternoon. This year President Fred Lawrence acted as guest conductor for Hallelujah, the last song.
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