What Greek myth tells us about modern witchcraft

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Classics professor Joel Christensen explains how witches have functioned as easy targets for cultural anxieties about gender, power and mortality for centuries.  More »

The age of invention: patents show differences between younger and older inventors

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New research examined over 3 million U.S. patents filed from 1976 to 2000 to identify certain attributes and analyzed them based on the age of the filers. More »

From Kabuki theaters and Shinto shrines, Mitsu Salmon brings butoh to Brandeis

Mitsu Salmon performs a dance using elements of Butoh training.

Assistant professor of theater arts Mitsu Salmon has a special connection to the the unique Japanese dance-theater called butoh.   More »