Category: Humanities and Social Sciences
- 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.
- Rob Romasco '69 to join Lynch, Altman and Kotlikoff for Heller forumApril 22, 2013
- Dead Sea Scrolls come alive at Brandeis April 23April 18, 2013
Students and other members of the Brandeis community are invited to sample food from the era and learn about the scrolls, their political and social context and the science of artifacts from the ancient world. 5 p.m. Tuesday in Rapaporte Treasure Hall.
- Program to commemorate Warsaw ghetto uprisingApril 18, 2013
At Brandeis, the anniversary will be marked with a program of Yiddish songs and diary texts on Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. Participants include literary scholar Susanne Klingenstein MA ‘83, pianist Eugenia Gerstein, mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux and Dr. Kathy Lawrence.
- 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.
- Robin Feuer Miller wins Guggenheim in HumanitiesApril 12, 2013
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Robin Feuer Miller, PhD, the Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities, a fellowship to complete a book project on two towering figures of the 19th-century Russian novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy.
- Learn to change the world at Sorensen Fellowship info sessionApril 12, 2013
- Paul Anastas, father of green chemistry, says world on an unsustainable courseApril 10, 2013
- Women in Israel: From back of bus to top of agendaApril 9, 2013
Anat Hoffman has been detained by police many times in the course of her decades-long crusade for social justice, during which she has repeatedly confronted gender segregation and discrimination at Jerusalem’s Western Wall and elsewhere.
- Scholars to examine acceptance of gay marriageApril 7, 2013
The discussion will feature professors Nancy Cott of Harvard, Jennifer Evans of Carleton University in Canada, Bruno Perreau of MIT, Florence Tamagne of the University of Lille in France, David Patternotte of Universite Libre of Belgium and Axel Hochrein of the Federal Association of Gays and Lesbians in Germany.
- Global terrorism class to get visit from American Islamic CongressApril 4, 2013
- Sara Shostak explores human, environmental health issuesMarch 28, 2013
As the public struggles to make sense of how chemicals in the environment affect our health, major changes are underway in environmental health science and regulation. Sara Shostak explores decades of environmental science research and policy-making in her new book.
- Kathy Schultz: Teachers should rethink meaning of student silenceMarch 22, 2013
- Gideon will be revisited, 50 years after decisionMarch 15, 2013
On March 18, 50 years to the day after the decision was handed down in Gideon v. Wainwright, President Fred Lawrence and a distinguished panel of legal thinkers will discuss progress and the unmet challenges of providing legal representation for those who can afford it least.
- Brazil's Balancing Act: Panel looks at competing interestsMarch 14, 2013
- Brandeis on White House honor roll for community service commitmentMarch 13, 2013
- 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.
- Panel to address refugees seeking asylum in IsraelMarch 10, 2013
Both a Brandeis-Genesis Institute For Russian Jewry (BGI) fellow and a Hiatt Scholar working with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Dina Kapengut '14 was cooked up a panel sponsored by both programs: 'Citizens of Nowhere: African Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Modern Day Israel.' The event will be held March 12 at 5:45 p.m.
- Retired US Air Force officer to speak on counter-terrorismMarch 8, 2013
- Mock classes advance student group's push for Korean language instruction March 8, 2013
- Russian Culture Week brings food, music, moreMarch 6, 2013
From traditional cuisine to an authentic Russian dance party, this week of evening events will showcase Brandeis’ high Russian population – one of the largest in the Boston area. Talent show will benefit blind students in Russia.
- Lisa M. Lynch reappointed dean of Heller SchoolMarch 5, 2013
A former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, Lynch is an internationally recognized scholar on employment issues who led the creation of the Heller School's new strategic plan. The appointment is for a five-year term.
- Gloria White-Hammond to deliver Ruth First lectureMarch 4, 2013
An impassioned advocate for women and children from Boston to South Sudan, White-Hammond will speak about her major initiatives at the annual talk dedicated to the memory of First, a heroine of the South African freedom struggle.
- Panel to consider Brazil's economic, environmental concernsMarch 4, 2013
- Museum of Science staff to outline scrolls openingsMarch 4, 2013
Opportunities for students to work on the upcoming 'Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times' exhibition at the Museum of Science in Boston will be outlined in an information session with representatives of the museum on Wednesday, March 6.
- Generous U competition is growing exponentiallyMarch 3, 2013
The Heller's School's Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy created the contest for college and graduate students across the United States to encourage social justice philanthropy. The winning team gets $5,000 towards its club or organizational mission.
- Fellows building bridges, serving India's needsMarch 1, 2013
The Brandeis-India Initiative's fellowship program annually sends student ambassadors to India to work on social justice oriented projects and strengthen the university's ties with parents, alumni, educational institutions and organizations there. An information session about the fellowship is scheduled for March 6; deadline for applying for the next group of fellows is March 22.
- Heller study finds public policy widens wealth gapFeb. 27, 2013
New research by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy unearths the dramatic gap in household wealth existing along racial lines in the United States. Researchers say the gap cannot be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.
- 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.
- Students teach healthy habits to next generationFeb. 22, 2013
Brandeis students have partnered with civic group Healthy Waltham in a variety of ways through the years, often working with local youth to teach them healthy habits.
- Prince of Jordan speaks on future of criminal justiceFeb. 20, 2013
In a lecture, 'Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice,' hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan delved deeply into the question of how men and women seek to restore their humanity in the wake of genocide and other atrocities.
- 'Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism' looks at the president's moral evolutionFeb. 16, 2013
- Burt draws accolades for ‘Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism’Feb. 14, 2013
Burt spent over two decades working on his book, which has also been the basis of his coursework: Examining 19th-century political oratory and asking how a political culture founded on deal-making and compromise comes to terms with conflicts over moral issues where deal-making and compromise may be scorned, as in the final debates over slavery preceding the Civil War
- Proust's letters to his editor, publisher highlighted with Close Looking eventFeb. 12, 2013
- Class project evolves into fully staged documentaryFeb. 6, 2013
The actors dug into the history of the Vietnam era, examining archival documents, records, newspaper articles and interviews shared with them by Julian Seltzer '15 and Amanda Stern '15, the students who developed the production from a dramatic reading to a full production.
- Heller team competes for $1 million in quest for social goodFeb. 5, 2013
- Gender-rights expert says systemic changes neededJan. 31, 2013
The inaugural Anita Hill Annual Lecture in Gender Studies brought sexual rights and gender-based violence expert Juhu Thukral to campus to speak about the need for systemic changes in how we solve problems of gender-based violence, exploitation and trafficking.
- 'DEIS Impact festival explores questions of social justiceJan. 28, 2013
What is social justice? Members of the Brandeis community will have the opportunity to explore that question for themselves as ’DEIS Impact 2013, the university's annual festival of social justice, will be held Feb. 1 to 11 at locations around campus.
- Slifka-Malkin Scholars to speak on peaceful coexistence at Walden ForumJan. 28, 2013
- 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.
- MS program helps people understand genetic factsJan. 27, 2013
Who is at risk of developing life-altering diseases, and how can they process the results if the future looks threatening? Genetic counselors analyze inheritance patterns and risk for recurrence, discuss options, and provide counseling to families.
- Traveling lecture series named for Anita Hill starts on Jan. 30Jan. 25, 2013
Inspired by last year's 'Anita Hill 20 Years Later' conference, feminist activist group Soapbox Inc. is sponsoring a new traveling lecture series dubbed the 'Anita Hill Annual Lecture on Gender Justice.' Brandeis will host the inaugural lecture by Juhu Thukral, director of law and advocacy at The Opportunity Agenda.
- MLK event focuses on our duty to Dr. King's dreamJan. 22, 2013
Herman W. Hemingway ’53 bracketed his Martin Luther King Day keynote address with the poetry of Langston Hughes, evoking first a grim consideration on what happens when a dream is unrealized and finishing with a heartfelt expression of dreaming’s necessity.
- Trustee's gift establishes Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Jan. 17, 2013
- Hemingway '53, brother of King, shared the dreamJan. 17, 2013
Herman W. Hemingway '53, the first black man to graduate Brandeis, and who worked to further the cause of social justice and fight racial prejudice,will return to campus Monday, Jan. 21, as keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Day observances.
- Brandeis University Press authors win book awardsJan. 15, 2013
The Jewish Book Council has announced the 2012 National Jewish Book Award winners, two of whom are Brandeis University Press authors. This is the longest-running North American awards program in the field of Jewish literature, which recognizes outstanding books of Jewish interest.
- Jordanian prince to speak on future of international criminal justiceJan. 15, 2013
- Student in Sustainable International Development Program works in BoliviaJan. 15, 2013
- Schuster, PBS, WGBH reporting on slaveryJan. 14, 2013
Joint effort involves public radio series on present-day slavery and leading abolitionists, as well as investigations and essays by affiliates of Brandeis' Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, collected under the theme “Investigating Slavery Now and Then.”
- Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit to create opportunitiesJan. 14, 2013
The exhibition, created by the Israel Antiquities Authority, will include fragments from 20 of the Dead Sea scrolls and more than 500 artifacts. It is scheduled to open on May 19 and to continue until mid-October.
- 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.
- MLK Day to feature Herman Hemingway, Chad WilliamsJan. 7, 2013
The 8th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial “The Duty of A Dream!” will take place on Monday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. The keynote speaker, Herman Hemingway ‘53, is the first black man to graduate from Brandeis, and was a fraternity brother and mentee of Dr. King’s.
- Alain Lempereur teaches students to wage peaceDec. 21, 2012
The Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict Resolution, who came to Brandeis in 2011 to run the master's program, says people must be trained as professionals just as warriors are trained.
- Lansing receives modern language awardDec. 19, 2012
Richard Lansing, professor of Italian studies and comparative literature, received the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Publication Award for the manuscript entitled, 'Dante’s Lyrics: Poems of Youth and the Vita Nuova.' Lansing is the editor of 'The Dante Encyclopedia,' among other publications.
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