Category: Humanities and Social Sciences
- ‘The party of Lincoln,’ 200 years laterFeb. 16, 2017
It’s a popular refrain from modern day Republicans to claim Lincoln as one of their own and call the GOP “the party of Lincoln.” BrandeisNOW caught up with Professor John Burt to talk about Lincoln and how he relates to the modern GOP.
- Four faculty awarded Mandel Center grantsFeb. 14, 2017
- Reel to realFeb. 13, 2017
Film historian Tom Doherty plays more than a cameo role in the lives of his students.
- Deis scholar tackles the classicsFeb. 8, 2017
The Diversity, Excellence and Inclusion (DEIS) Scholarship at GSAS is designed to enable students from non-traditional backgrounds—including first generation college graduates like Zachary Elliott—to benefit from a world-class Brandeis education.
- A conversation with Anita HillFeb. 3, 2017
Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch’s philosophy of constitutional originalism makes him likely to view protection of rights narrowly, Hill says.
- Call for applications: The Irene Gordon Wittels Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Social PsychologyJan. 27, 2017
- Exploring Boston's hidden sacred spacesJan. 24, 2017
Professor Wendy Cadge is shining a light on the chapels and prayer rooms tucked away in the corners of the city, from Peddocks Island to Logan Airport and the Prudential Center.
- Brandeis Magazine winter issue on campus and onlineJan. 24, 2017
Be sure to pick up the latest edition of Brandeis Magazine for the inside scoop on President Ron Liebowitz's inauguration, as well as additional features and campus news.
- Analyzing Donald Trump's inauguration speechJan. 20, 2017
Ryan LaRochelle, PhD'16, a visiting politics professor, offers his views and insights on President Donald Trump's inaugural address.
- Brandeis awards research leaves to senior facultyJan. 18, 2017
- Carina Ray named winner of the Wesley-Logan Prize by the American Historical AssociationJan. 9, 2017
- Author Rebecca Walker headlines 'DEIS Impact 2017Jan. 6, 2017
The annual festival of social justice kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26, and Walker's keynote will be held on the 31st. Walker is a bestselling author and the founder of the Third Wave Fund for Social Justice.
- Whitfield reflects on living through and teaching American historyDec. 13, 2016
Brandeis professor Stephen Whitfield, PhD'72, embraced American Studies as the United States experienced wide-ranging social and cultural revolution.
- Samantha Lakin '08 is helping to shed light on stories of victimsNov. 23, 2016
For the last four years, Lakin has worked in Rwanda, most recently researching local perspectives of symbolic justice in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide there.
- A comic connection: Hugh Hefner and Lenny BruceOct. 28, 2016
A two-day conference on the legacy of Lenny Bruce was opened with a keynote address from Christie Hefner ’74.
- Brandeis celebrates official opening of Lenny Bruce collectionOct. 28, 2016
Brandeis President Ronald Liebowitz, Bruce's daughter, Kitty, and Christie Hefner ‘74 cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the collection.
- Kimberlé Crenshaw named winner of the 2016-17 Gittler PrizeOct. 20, 2016
Crenshaw, a groundbreaking scholar of intersectionality, pioneered the intellectual movement known as Critical Race Theory.
- Symposium with Christie Hefner, Kitty Bruce to open the Lenny Bruce archiveOct. 5, 2016
Brandeis will celebrate the opening of the collection of personal papers, recordings and photographs of late comedian and social critic Lenny Bruce with a symposium titled “Comedy and the Constitution: the Legacy of Lenny Bruce,” on Oct. 27 and 28.
- Leading Holocaust historian to receive Alumni Achievement AwardSept. 19, 2016
Deborah Lipstadt, MA’72, PhD’76, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Holocaust, will return to Brandeis on Sept. 22 for a special screening of “Denial,” and a talk-back after the movie with filmmaker Errol Morris.
- American Philosophical Association awards prestigious book prize Brandeis professor Berislav Marusic Aug. 11, 2016
- Financial stress takes a toll on appearanceJuly 27, 2016
It's hard enough having to worry about how you're going to pay the bills or afford retirement. Now a new study says worrying about money can actually affect your looks.
- Summertime Beach reads: professors recommend their favorites for your holidayJune 30, 2016
Brandeis book-a-palooza continues with faculty recommendations for Independence Day.
- Anat Hoffman visits Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteJune 16, 2016
- Charleston, one year later: Prof. Chad Williams looks back on the tragedyJune 14, 2016
Williams started the hashtag #CharlestonSyllabus and has since co-edited a book offering historical context for the shootings.
- Brandeis professors go to the head of the class with new learning methodsMay 31, 2016
Professors and graduate students came together with educational non-profit leaders during the Celebration for Teaching and Learning at Brandeis to discuss and refine their teaching methods.
- Summer beach reads recommendationsMay 27, 2016
We asked the faculty to suggest the perfect books for light summer reading. Here's what they came up with.
- Agnieszka Holland tells graduates about the beauty of blending history and filmMay 22, 2016
During a question-and-answer session at the Department of History's diploma ceremony, the distinguished filmmaker spoke about film's role in preserving history.
- Put your mind to workMay 19, 2016
Brandeis IBS professor and alumnus urges newest graduates to use both theory and practice to change the world.
- Liset Hernandez '16 gives her sister a voiceMay 9, 2016
Venice, California native Liset Hernandez '16 is driven to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs by influencing disability policy.
- Undergraduates, PhD candidate and recent alum win Fulbright grantsApril 26, 2016
Six Brandeisians have been awarded grants from the prestigious program and will assist in teaching English to non-native English speakers at posts around the world for a year.
- Brandeis honors three professors with teaching awardsApril 26, 2016
Arts and Sciences presented the Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, the Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching, and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
- Watch Kerry Washington and Anita Hill talk HBO's 'Confirmation' at Brandeis April 14, 2016
View the entire discussion from March 6, 2016 between University Professor Anita Hill and actor Kerry Washington
- Student researchers search for the truth to set the wrongfully convicted freeApril 11, 2016
Brandeis students have worked together over the years at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism to help exonerate two wrongfully convicted men
- Brandeis names American Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, University ProfessorApril 8, 2016
Sarna, a leading expert in the field of American Jewish history and the author or co-author of more than 30 books, is set to receive one of Brandeis' highest honors.
- Brontë Velez ’16 wins a 2016 Davis Projects for Peace GrantApril 1, 2016
- Food Tank offers food for thoughtMarch 29, 2016
Students, faculty and staff come together for month-long think tank on making food production and consumption more sustainable.
- Theaster Gates honored with Richman FellowshipMarch 24, 2016
The artist and community builder delivered a lecture that was more of a performance, incorporating song, humor and reflection.
- Brandeis benefactor Joseph Mandel dies at 102March 23, 2016
Brandeis honors and remembers the lasting legacy of one of its most generous benefactors
- Brandeis Inside Out: David Benger '14March 18, 2016
For David Benger, campus connections have been a valuable resource beyond graduation.
- MusicUnitesUs presents: Masters of the Korean traditional music gugakMarch 14, 2016
The group of musicians are visiting campus for a weeklong residency, culminating in performances on March 19 and 20.
- Justices Scalia and Brandeis: History repeats itself (sort of)March 10, 2016
One hundred years ago, Washington became embroiled in one of the biggest struggles over a Supreme Court justice in American history. What can it tell us about what's going on today?
- Mirsky’s book nominated for prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish LiteratureMarch 7, 2016
- Behind the Scenes at Brandeis’ First Diversity Conference March 3, 2016
A group of undergrads conceived and organized a daylong conference on diversity, held on February 27 in the Shapiro Campus Center.
- Take Our Battle of the Verdun QuizFeb. 29, 2016
To mark the centenary of the Battle of Verdun during World War I, we've posted this quiz testing your knowledge of one of the West's greatest military conflicts. Based on the book "Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War," by Brandeis professor of history Paul Jankowski.
- Martha Minow awarded Gittler PrizeFeb. 29, 2016
After receiving the prize, the Harvard Law School dean delivered a lecture on bystanders, "upstanders," and how privatization is playing an increasing role in the world.
- Experts and students discuss campus climate policyFeb. 26, 2016
Brandeis continued the discussion on climate change policy when it invited students, faculty and leading experts in environmental science to discuss divestment and greening the campus.
- Alleged anti-Semitism at Oxford condemned by Jonathan SarnaFeb. 23, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna ’75, MA’75, an expert on American Jewish history, weighs in on reports from across the country and globe regarding the alleged rise of anti-semitism on college campuses.
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