Alumni College features Goldstein, Art, Fishman

Subjects include science, politics, economics, literature, Jewishness

Photo/Mike Lovett

Provost Steve A.N. Goldstein '78, M.A. '78

Provost Steve A.N. Goldstein ’78, M.A. ’78, heads a group of faculty who will lead sessions at Alumni College 2012, the annual day-long academic program that gives alumni and friends the opportunity to enjoy the unique Brandeis classroom experience – without exams or required reading.

Alumni College will be held on June 9 and is open to alumni, members of the Brandeis National Committee, BOLLI members, parents and friends. Classes cover a variety of topics, ranging from science to politics to Jewishness.

 A total of seven classes will be offered. All participants attend Class 1, and then select one of two options for their three remaining classes.


Class 1, 9:45 to 11 a.m., Hassenfeld Conference Center – Discovery Science and Personalized Medicine; Steve A.N. Goldstein '78, M.A.’78, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of biochemistry

Class 2A, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center – Breathing, Being, Seeing, Talking: A Public Speaking Primer; Robert Walsh, adjunct associate professor of the practice of theater arts

Class 2B, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center – The Obama Phenomenon: Race and the 2012 Presidential and Congressional Elections; Mingus Mapps, Gregg Sneirson, Loretta Sneirson, and Lester Sneirson Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Politics

Lunch: 1 to 1:45 p.m., Hassenfeld Conference Center

Class 3A, 2 to 3:15 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center – Inflation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Carol Osler, associate professor of finance

Class 3B, 2 to 3:15 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center – Writing My Mother into Legend: A Reading and Talk; Colin Channer, Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence

Class 4A, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center – America the Indispensable Nation?; Robert Art, Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations

Class 4B, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center – Reimagining Jewishness: Younger American Jewish Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Artists in Cultural Context; Sylvia Barack Fishman, Joseph and Esther Foster Professor in Judaic Studies

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