Category: Humanities and Social Sciences

  • David Engerman awarded Guggenheim Memorial Foundation FellowshipApril 22, 2014
  • Fishman earns national Jewish studies honorApril 14, 2014

    The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry has selected Sylvia Barack Fishman to receive the 2014 Marshall Sklare Award in recognition of her significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry. She is the fourth Brandeis faculty member to earn the honor.

  • Sexual harassment in America, then and nowApril 4, 2014

    Anita Hill, whose newly released film 'Anita' revisits the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Clarence Thomas in 1991, discusses the issue of sexual harassment in the United States, the need to confront it and society’s response to it.

  • Don’t beat yourself up, you’ll live longerApril 3, 2014

    In a recently published paper, Brandeis University researchers report they found a connection between a self-compassionate attitude and lower levels of stress-induced inflammation. The discovery could lead to new techniques to lower stress and improve health.

  • Equity and opportunity is the key to US economic growthApril 1, 2014

    Angela Glover Blackwell, the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life at Brandeis University, says embracing the national demographic shift and creating a more inclusive society will hasten the recovery of the U.S. economy.

  • Scholars focus on the rights of people with disabilitiesMarch 27, 2014

    A Ruderman Family Foundation grant establishes the Ruderman Social Justice Scholars in Disability, helping Brandeis prepare undergraduates to become leaders in disability-related fields, including research, advocacy and service provision, and to advocate for the full community participation of people with disabilities.

  • Ulka Anjaria awarded the Charles A. Ryskamp Research FellowshipMarch 24, 2014

    Ulka Anjaria, assistant professor of English, was chosen by the American Council of Learned Societies to receive the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship for her study of contemporary literature and popular culture in India. This fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Naghmeh Sohrabi awarded the competitive Mellon New Directions Fellowship March 24, 2014

    Naghmeh Sohrabi, the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and associate director for research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, was awarded the competitive Mellon New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Students experience Jewish life in Moldova and UkraineMarch 21, 2014

    Students enrolled in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program traveled to Moldova and Ukraine this past February to learn about the current state and challenges of Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union and to deepen their understanding of Moldovan and Ukrainian Jewish history.

  • New online database tracks wellbeing of US children March 12, 2014

    The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management has launched the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database for tracking and analyzing the wellbeing and equity of U.S. children across racial and ethnic groups.

  • More programs added to Justice Brandeis Semester March 10, 2014

    Students welcome the opportunity to do a deep dive into a topic, combining traditional classroom studies with a mix of field work and community-engaged learning.

  • Timo Gilmore, professor emeritus of English, dies at 72March 5, 2014

    "Devoted friend to all," Timo helped Brandeis’ English department achieve a national reputation in the study of American literature, particularly in 19th-century literature and culture.

  • Chad Williams speaks at White House panel on African American veteransFeb. 28, 2014
  • Teach-in to focus on South Sudan humanitarian crisisFeb. 27, 2014

    The recent outbreak of ethnic strife in South Sudan has spurred another crisis in an already hard hit region. Brandeis is hosting a panel discussion to raise awareness about the humanitarian emergency in South Sudan and the prospects for peace-building and reconciliation.

  • Revisiting Verdun's battlefieldsFeb. 20, 2014

    As the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I approaches, a new book by Professor Paul Jankowski assesses the heavy toll exacted by the Battle of Verdun.

  • If our two loves be oneFeb. 12, 2014

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ramie Targoff discusses 17th century English love poetry and its sensual evolution.

  • Scholarships promote civil societies abroadFeb. 11, 2014
  • Mandela’s grandsons laud ’DEIS Impact, seek to create ‘African Dream’Feb. 11, 2014

    Who better to inspire a ballroom full of young social justice enthusiasts than the grandsons of a man who inspired the world to fight discrimination? Kweku Mandela-Amuah and Ndaba Mandela, grandsons of the late Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and first black president of South Africa, gave ’DEIS Impact’s keynote address to a packed Levin Ballroom.

  • Williams keynote speaker at San Francisco Black History Month celebrationFeb. 9, 2014

    Chad Williams joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as a keynote speaker at the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society’s 2014 Black History Month kick off event.

  • Blackwell named Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Feb. 6, 2014

    Angela Glover Blackwell, a national advocate for promoting economic and social equity for low-income people and communities of color, has been appointed as the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life at Brandeis.

  • Study finds feeling in control may increase longevity Feb. 4, 2014

    People who feel in control and believe they can achieve goals despite hardships are more likely to live longer and healthier lives, especially among those with less education, according to a new study by Brandeis University and the University of Rochester. The study was published online in the journal of Health Psychology.

  • Venetian accounts book tells story of 18th-century Jewish communityJan. 31, 2014
  • Experience makes all the difference for HSSP majorsJan. 31, 2014

    The HSSP major requires hands-on learning through internships, pre-approved summer programs or research projects. Since its launch in 2003, the interdisciplinary major has become one of Brandeis’ most popular.

  • ’DEIS Impact unites campus to pursue social justiceJan. 28, 2014

    The third annual ’DEIS Impact, Brandeis’ festival of social justice, kicks off on Friday, Jan. 31. The festival continues through Feb. 10 and will feature more than 50 events, including a keynote address by Kweku Mandela-Amuah and Ndaba Mandela, grandsons of the late Nelson Mandela, as well as talks, workshops, performances, and exhibitions organized by students, faculty, clubs and academic departments.

  • Brandeisians win recognition for Jewish literatureJan. 24, 2014
  • Artist mines experience as member of 'blood generation'Jan. 21, 2014

    Using fabric, photographs, and wood, multi-disciplinary artist Lisa Rosowsky mines her experience as a member of the so-called 'second generation' – one who did not directly suffer or witness the horrors of the Holocaust, but in whom the 'blood memory' of her family's experience lives. Her work will be on exhibit in the Kniznick Gallery beginning Jan. 21.

  • Celebrating MLK's legacyJan. 21, 2014

    The 9th-annual memorial, 'For the Love of a Dream!' included performances by Emmy Award-winning Sean Fielder and the Boston Tap Company, Brandeis’ own Kaos Kids, songstress Erica Barnett, Brandeis Bridge Fellow Malakani Mak, motivational speaker Jermaine Hamilton and talks by the MLK Scholarship students who fundraised for five African American and five Jewish students to travel to Israel together, and the keynote team of Jane and Hubert Sapp.

  • Three reasons to raise the federal minimum wageJan. 16, 2014

    Lisa M. Lynch, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, shares her thoughts on the Fair Minimum Wage Act, proposed legislation that would incrementally raise the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016.

  • Alum recalls meeting young MLK on campusJan. 14, 2014

    Campus will celebrate King’s life and work with the 9th-annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: 'For the Love of a Dream!' The event will be held on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater.

  • Sarna elected president of the Association for Jewish StudiesJan. 6, 2014

    Jonathan D. Sarna, the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and chair of the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University, was elected president of the Association for Jewish Studies at its annual meeting.

  • Brandeis condemns American Studies Association's boycottDec. 24, 2013
  • Allyala K. Nandakumar appointed to U.S. Agency for International Development Dec. 17, 2013

    Brandeis University professor Allyala K. Nandakumar has been appointed chief economist for global health in the Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Spotlight on the black experience in AmericaDec. 12, 2013
  • Campus mourns Nelson MandelaDec. 6, 2013

    Nelson Mandela, the 95-year-old former South African president who helped end apartheid, died yesterday, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and social justice. Brandeis students and faculty have always been closely aligned with Mandela and the campaign to promote human equality.

  • The Heller School’s Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy receives $2.9 million grantDec. 5, 2013

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to fund completion and launch diversitydatakids.org, the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database tool for finding data, policy information and analysis on the wellbeing of U.S. children across racial and ethnic groups.

  • Engerman, Willrich tapped for endowed professorshipsDec. 4, 2013

    Michael Willrich has been named the Leff Families Professor of History and David Engerman the Ottilie Springer Professor of History.

  • 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.

  • Put on your yarmulke, it's time for ThanksgivukkahNov. 25, 2013

    This year, Jewish Americans will be carving the Thanksgiving turkey and lighting the menorah on the same night. It’s the last time the two events will coincide for thousands of years to come. Rabbi Elyse Winnick '86 of the Brandeis University Interfaith Chaplaincy answered a few questions about this unusual confluence of celebrations.

  • Celebrating unsung heroesNov. 22, 2013

    At a celebratory 35th anniversary party and website launch Thursday, generations of women and men looked ahead and back at the founding of the women’s and gender studies program, and the cultural climate that led to it.

  • What is your generational moment?Nov. 21, 2013

    We all have that moment — that moment that imprints itself on the fabric of our lives and the lives of a whole generation. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, BrandeisNOW asked professors, students and alumni to share their generational moments.

  • Justice Brandeis Semester expands its offeringsNov. 19, 2013
  • The immortal Gettysburg AddressNov. 19, 2013

    English professor John Burt, author of the critically acclaimed 'Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism,' shares his thoughts on the Gettysburg Address, 150 years after its delivery.

  • Henry Grossman '58 to be profiled by '60 Minutes'Nov. 8, 2013

    As a young photographer during the early 1960s, Henry Grossman ’58 enjoyed unusual access to President John F. Kennedy and the Beatles. The photos he was able to capture — startling in their directness and intimacy, and many of them seldom seen — will be featured by '60 Minutes' in a segment that will air this Sunday, Nov. 10.

  • Seventy-five years later, Kristallnacht invokes national reflection Nov. 7, 2013

    On the night of November 9, 1938, Nazi thugs orchestrated attacks against nearly 1,000 synagogues and Jewish businesses across Germany and Austria. On the 75th anniversary of “the night of broken glass,” scholars still grapple with the ramifications of that watershed event.

  • The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation gives $5.25M to BrandeisNov. 4, 2013

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation awarded $5.25 million to fund a faculty chair and to strengthen programming at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.

  • Witches in the archives Oct. 31, 2013

    Among those treasures in the university archives are a number of history’s most famous works about demonology and witchcraft, exposing humankind’s deep fascination with the supernatural, and the tragic realities behind such beliefs.

  • Panic, presented by Welles Oct. 30, 2013

    Seventy-five years after the 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast, many wonder whether the hysteria it created could ever happen again. Professor of American studies Thomas Doherty offers his analysis.

  • Chad Williams: Africans in AmericaOct. 22, 2013
  • Strangers on the prairieOct. 18, 2013

    Karen Hansen, professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies, uncovers the complicated coexistence of Scandinavian and Native American families who lived side by side on a North Dakota Indian reservation around the turn of the 20th century.

  • Brandeis launches MS in Strategic AnalyticsOct. 16, 2013

    Graduate Professional Studies announced today it has launched a new Master of Science degree in strategic analytics. The online program is designed to harness the proliferation of data in all aspects of business using advanced analytic tools. With the advent of “big data,” businesses can reduce risk and improve performance through better-informed decision-making in areas such as revenue management, dynamic pricing and business modeling.

  • Ancient scrolls inspire new interdisciplinary research Oct. 15, 2013

    For the past six months, Brandeis University has partnered with the Museum of Science, Boston on the installation, “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times,” a special exhibition that brings fragments of the scrolls and other artifacts from ancient Israel to the public eye. Tens of thousands of visitors from the Boston area and beyond have viewed the exhibition so far, and more are expected before it closes Oct 20.

  • Remapping your cultural cloutOct. 14, 2013

    When you live or work in another part of the world, you have to adapt your behavior to fit in, says Brandeis’ global dexterity expert. But you can also still be you. Andy Molinsky, associate professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School (IBS), spoke to students about cultural dexterity on Oct. 8 during Brandeis’ International Education Week.

  • Rare editions of Shakespeare's work in Archives and Special CollectionsOct. 11, 2013
  • The generation that eradicates poverty Oct. 10, 2013

    Poverty is simpler to stamp out than you may think, Yale philosopher Thomas Pogge told a packed Zinner Forum at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management Tuesday night. The lecture was the first in a new series about social justice and human rights sponsored by the Heller School and numerous programs and departments.

  • Hundreds come out for inaugural Year in Service and Volunteer FairOct. 10, 2013
  • Brandeis grows 21st-century scholarship with African diaspora studiesOct. 10, 2013

    Brandeis University has launched a bold hiring initiative that reaffirms its historic commitment to social justice while expanding its reach as a global institution. This year Brandeis will seek to hire two faculty members as the first phase of a multi-year cluster hire initiative in African diaspora studies.

  • Discovered manuscript shows Marcuse’s evolutionOct. 9, 2013

    The recent unearthing of a draft of a classic text, 'One-Dimensional Man,' by former Brandeis politics professor Herbert Marcuse promises to spark the kind of heated debate among academics, students and fellow thinkers for which Marcuse, a Marxist, was legendary and, in some quarters (even at Brandeis), notorious.

  • New journal explores signs across cultures, disciplinesOct. 8, 2013

    Richard Parmentier, professor of anthropology and director of the graduate program in global studies, is the editor of a new journal, Signs and Society. It is funded by Hankuk University and published by the journals division of the University of Chicago Press. Parmentier recruited Brandeis English professor John Plotz and anthropologist Javier Urcid to join the Board of Editors.

  • 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.

  • Building Bridges the Brandeis wayOct. 4, 2013

    A new student initiative to strengthen ties between black and Jewish undergraduates is about to take off — to Israel. Brandeis Bridges will send five black and five Jewish students to Israel to learn about coexistence firsthand in early January.

  • Burt and Gessel awarded named professorshipsOct. 1, 2013
  • Crown Center talk tackles Syrian conflictSept. 23, 2013

    The Crown Center for Middle East Studies will explore some of the complex and thorny questions surrounding the Syrian civil war in an annual kickoff event Sept. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Goldfarb Library. It marks the first time the Crown Center has dedicated an opening discussion entirely to one issue.

  • Yearlong project a catalyst for rethinking revolutionSept. 23, 2013

    Revolutions have long been seen as pivot points in history. But scholars often examine these transformative moments from within the silos of their own specializations. That’s why two members of the Brandeis faculty, Jane Kamensky and Susan S. Lanser, proposed a yearlong interdisciplinary seminar, 'Rethinking the Age of Revolution: Rights, Representation and the Global Imaginary.' An inaugural symposium will be held Sept. 27.

  • 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.

  • Life Decisions: Articles of Faith?Sept. 10, 2013

    PhD candidates Emily Sigalow, Michelle Shain and Meredith Bergey found that faith influences some traditionally secular decisions, such as choosing where to live or work, among Christians and other faith-based communities. They focused on four questions: How do religious principles influence career choice, marriage, place of residence, and number of offspring.

  • Scholar of race and gender honored with Gittler PrizeSept. 9, 2013

    Patricia Hill Collins, an eminent scholar and Brandeis alumna who has dedicated her career to understanding the intersections of race, gender and class, will receive the fifth annual Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize for lasting and outstanding contributions to racial, ethnic and religious relations.

  • Advocacy for Policy Change: Classroom to courtroomSept. 6, 2013

    Students are taking on the world in Professor Melissa Stimell’s class, Advocacy for Policy Change. The centerpiece of an Ethics Center initiative, students in the course conceive solutions to real-world injustices, with help from their professor and prominent guest lecturers. Students then take their fight to the State House and courts, and learn firsthand how to turn a bill into a law.

  • Chandler Rosenberger: The man in BratislavaSept. 3, 2013

    Most Americans probably cannot imagine the experience of cobbling together a democracy from the rubble of authoritarianism. But Chandler Rosenberger, assistant professor of international and global studies and sociology, doesn’t have to imagine. He experienced it first hand. This fall, he will leverage that experience in a new class about democracy hopes and practice in the United States, China and India.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author addresses new studentsAug. 29, 2013

    The Class of 2017 got their first real taste of academic life at the Helen and Phillip Brecher New Student Forum, where, like true Brandeisians, they posed challenging and thought-provoking questions to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edward P. Jones.

  • March on Washington: Dreams met and unfulfilledAug. 28, 2013

    Associate Professor Chad Williams, President Fred Lawrence and Jules Bernstein '57 recall the tumultuous years leading up to the historic March on Washington and its lasting impact. For many involved, Dr. King's dreams remain unrealized.

  • Discussion to mark 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonAug. 26, 2013
  • Summer institute takes Israel studies around globeAug. 15, 2013

    The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies hosts a small group of fellows each summer, but the lessons learned in its interdisciplinary Summer Institute for Israel Studies reach a larger global audience. The fellows, teachers from universities around the world, return home with new and improved courses for their students.

  • Hanley Center, Brandeis partner for physician trainingAug. 15, 2013

    The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership in Portland, Maine, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management have partnered to create an advanced education program with the goal of building a statewide network of physician leaders in Maine.

  • Brandeis Clue in Jerusalem Post CrosswordAug. 12, 2013
  • John Unsworth to serve on national humanities councilAug. 9, 2013

    The White House has appointed John Unsworth, the vice provost for Library & Technology Services and chief information officer, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

  • Professor Wendy Cadge honored by Association of Professional ChaplainsAug. 7, 2013
  • Brandeis, partners help local children draw playful futureAug. 6, 2013

    A new playground will be constructed Sept. 17 at Waltham's Prospect Hill, thanks to Brandeis and several community partners. Last week, the community's children offered a few ideas to the organizations, drawing depictions of their dream playgrounds.

  • 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.

  • To be let alone: Brandeis foresaw privacy problemsJuly 24, 2013

    Thanks to Louis Brandeis, Americans have a constitutional right to privacy. Long before the invention of the Internet, Brandeis warned how technology could be used to invade privacy. What would he make of the government's wide-ranging electronic surveillance programs such as PRISM?

  • 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.

  • A lost boy finds community on campusJuly 9, 2013

    Mangok Bol's journey has taken him from South Sudan, to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, to New Hampshire and finally to Brandeis, where he has found a home and community on campus — as a student and then as administrator for the International and Global Studies Program and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

  • Jonathan Sarna elected Massachusetts Historical Society fellowJuly 2, 2013
  • President Fred Lawrence to participate in Supreme Court Review panelJune 25, 2013
  • Educator examines quality of parental involvementJune 11, 2013

    Speaking at the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education’s lunch seminar, Marci Borenstein, director of Brandeis' Office of High School Programs, shared frameworks and findings from an 18-month ethnographic study of immigrant parent involvement in two elementary schools in New York City

  • Alum brings 'Seinfeld' characters into 21st centuryJune 6, 2013

    What if 'Seinfeld' were still on the air? That’s a question Josh Gondelman ’07 and his friend Jack Moore posed to each other one lazy Sunday afternoon. The result: @SeinfeldToday, a Twitter profile that now boasts more than 588,000 followers, and offers a variety of possible answers to the question.

  • Research council honors Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteJune 6, 2013

    The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) has given its Research and Scholarship Award for 2013 to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. The award recognizes recent outstanding research and the production of knowledge built on theoretical perspectives that advance understanding of the experiences of women and/or girls in society. The council also honored HBI founder Shulamit Reinharz.

  • History of Holocaust literature explores genreJune 4, 2013

    A two-part guide to Holocaust literature recently published by Brandeis University Press explores the definition of the genre and includes both well-known and obscure pieces of writing. It took David Roskies '69, PhD '75 and Naomi Diamant nearly three years to complete.

  • Families and Work Institute to honor BarnettJune 3, 2013

    Rosalind Barnett of the Women's Studies Research Center has written well over 100 articles and is currently finishing her ninth book. Her work is particularly focused on how gender stereotypes affect women in every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood, from classrooms to boardrooms.

  • Students learn international court from the insideMay 28, 2013

    How international trials work in practice has been the focus of two Brandeis students studying in The Hague this past semester. Both Haleigh Brockman ’14 and Amelia Katan ’15 are spending April and May as interns at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • 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.



  • Memory of Abraham Maslow faded, not forgottenMay 14, 2013

    Walk into his former office in the Brown Center for Social Sciences and you’ll find nothing of Abraham Maslow. There is no plaque, no picture, not even a doorstop marking the place where one of the world’s most influential psychologists did his most important work. But some say it's not too late to honor the man and his contributions.

  • Right-wing radicalism conference leads to a bookMay 9, 2013
  • Medicine Wheel Productions to honor CohenMay 9, 2013
  • Marc Brettler elected to American Academy for Jewish ResearchMay 7, 2013
  • Peace Corps veterans beat path to Heller School doorMay 7, 2013

    Brandeis ranks fifth in the nation on the Peace Corps’ list of top Coverdell Fellows programs, though it only began participating in the fellowship two years ago. Currently, 27 returned Peace Corps volunteers are studying at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

  • 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.

  • Kansas State students win Generous U competitionMay 2, 2013
  • Callahan lecturers say entitlement reform a mustMay 1, 2013

    Panel members addressed the reason for the Social Security crisis, the failure of the political system to fix Medicare funding problems, and the resulting accumulation of debt with which future generations will have to deal.

  • Brandeis-Israel research collaborations announcedApril 29, 2013

    Five faculty projects have won funding for the second year of the Bronfman Brandeis-Israel Research Collaboration, which was set up to encourage projects of scholarly merit between Brandeis faculty and faculty at Israeli universities.

  • Chinese, Russian language students win multilingual video contestApril 29, 2013
  • Five Heller students are finalists for Presidential, Fulbright and Boren fellowshipsApril 29, 2013
  • Unconventional approach speeds Chinese fluencyApril 29, 2013

    Yu Feng, an associate professor of Chinese, devised a method of teaching the language that doesn’t require students to write characters at the outset, as the conventional approach demands. Feng’s method promotes speaking fluency as students learn a system of simplified Chinese characters, known as Pinyin.

  • Ceremony to celebrate service, social justiceApril 26, 2013

    The Department of Community Service will host the fourth annual Celebration of Service and Commitment to Service Award Ceremony on Monday, April 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sherman Function Hall.

  • Professors discuss import of Dead Sea ScrollsApril 25, 2013

    Professor of Biblical Studies Marc Brettler told the audience in Rapaporte Treasure Hall that the scrolls are 'missing links' that have opened the way to learning about the Second Temple and early Christian periods. Others spoke of the importance of scientific techniques for studying antiquity.

  • Ibrahim Sundiata to be celebrated at retirementApril 24, 2013

    The sly humor, gentility and self-deprecation that are hallmarks of Sundiata style will be on offer Friday afternoon when colleagues, students and alumni gather from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall to celebrate Sundiata's long and distinguished career.

  • First Brandeis multilingual video festival is April 25April 23, 2013
  • The Hague puts students' classroom learning to testApril 23, 2013

    Can the international community really put a sitting president on trial for serious crimes? As Brandeis students studying in The Hague have learned, international justice presents a bold mix of politics and law.

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