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COVERING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2010
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Emperor's Private Paradise

The Emperor's Private Paradise on Public Display: Notes on Transnational Museum Practice

9/27 | 3:40 - 5:00 p.m.
Olin-Sang 101

Nancy Berliner, curator of Chinese Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, discusses challenges of cross-cultural "translation" in global museum circuits.
Bronfman

The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan

9/27 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Zinner Forum, Heller School

The chairman and president of the Bronfman Philanthropies will discuss their new book, which offers reflective questions, logistical answers, and many resources for creating a business plan for giving, regardless of the scale of giving involved. Please RSVP for this event.
Recovery or Relapse

Recovery or Relapse? Prospects for the Global Economy

9/28 | 3:30 p.m.
Lee Academic Hall

Allen Sinai, co-founder and chief economist at Decision Economics, will offer his insights on the future prospects of the global economy in this open forum.
Golden

Anthropology Colloquium Series: Charles Golden

9/28 | 3:30 p.m.
Lown 002

Golden will present: "Imaging and Imagining Landscapes of Power in the Western Maya Lowlands" about the rise and fall of the royal courts of the Usumacinta basin and he importance of the Usumacinta River valley itself in shaping all aspects of political life.
Pakistan

Brandeis for Pakistan Relief Dinner Fundraiser

9/28 | 7:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center

A dinner to raise funds and awareness for the 21 million people of Pakistan who have been affected by the floods.  All proceeds to benefit relief efforts.  Cost is $15: vegetarian cuisine with kosher options will be served.
3 sisters

Three Sisters

9/30-10/10
Laurie Theater

Tracy Letts adapts Anton Chekhov's most enduring masterpiece about a family's loss of something once great and the dissolution of the ties that held them together.
Future Events
MELA heads

October Events
The month leads off with six lectures, two seminars, two gatherings and an info session, with more likely to be added.

Global Event Highlights for 2010-2011
Learn about some of the most exciting upcoming programs of the year!
NEWS
pakistan relief

Students Initiate Pakistan Relief Effort
In light of the destructive flooding that has occurred in Pakistan since late July, Anushka Aqil '12 has spearheaded an on-campus fundraising relief effort on campus to help revitalize the Pakistani economy, which has been devastated by the natural disaster.  Also, you can read Sidra Saiyed's response to national relief efforts, learn more about the group's initiatives, and RSVP for the fundraiser dinner (details are in the left column).
        soniawilfred

Brandeis IBS Students Intern at African Devlopment Bank

Two students from Brandeis International Business School, Sonia Gisenya, MBA '11 and Wilfried Nonguierma, MAief '11, won summer internships at the African Development Bank Group, one of five multilateral banks in the world, and a coveted place to launch a career in economic and social development.  The students say they plan to pursue jobs in the field of economic expansion and poverty alleviation in Africa, their home continent, after graduation.
Haiti trip

Brandeis Alumni Doctors Travel to Haiti

Brandeis alumni Michael Forman, Lisa Fishaman, Steven Fralik, Mark Horowitz and Michele Mandel, who all work in the medical profession, bonded a few weeks ago when the group went on a volunteer medical mission to Haiti. The group was part of the Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort, a student-led mission co-founded by Nate Rosenblum '10, and set up to aid Haiti after last year's earthquakes.

Major Slifka Gift Bolsters Master's in Coexistence and Conflict
The Alan B. Slifka Foundation has made a $4.25 million gift to Brandeis University to help the Slifka Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict continue its pioneering work educating leaders in the emerging field of Coexistence and Shared Societies.
NEWS RECAPS
BLOGS
Open Doors PotluckHosts and Students Dine at Open Doors Potluck

Shelby Bleiweis covers this ISSO-sponsored event where new international students enjoy dinner with their hosts from the Brandeis community. 

MORE NEWS
LALS 2010 newsletter released

The 2010 newsletter from the Latin American and Latino Studies department features national and university award winners; a recap of '09-'10 events; Study Abroad, Haiti Relief, and WOW Fellows updates; a list of new faculty members and theses; and much more.
OPPORTUNITIES
Campus Meetings
Annual Russian BBQ on Great Lawn

10/1 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Shapiro Great Lawn

Come join this special Russian Club event for some food, to meet some friends, and to have a great time.
Announcements
Submit your photos from West Africa

Students associated with the MusicUnitesUS fall residency are putting together an exhibit of student work that illustrates a narrative from the region of West Africa.  Email your high-resolution digital images (300 dpi) or send them on a CD via campus mail to mailbox 989.
Are you interested in issues related to international justice and human rights?

Would you like to see more engagement with these issues on the Brandeis campus? If so, please attend an informal get-together on October 7, 2010 from 5 to 6 pm in the Atrium of the Abraham Shapiro Academic Center.
Call for poster presenters at the Experiential Expo

Have you participated in an experiential learning project that you would like to share with the Brandeis community?  Sign up to be a poster presenter in this year's EL Expo!  The submission deadline is October 12th.

Apply for the Brandeis University - Middlebury School of Hebrew summer program

This is an intensive seven-week language and cultural immersion program where students of Hebrew benefit from Middlebury College's renowned Language Pledge(r) in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, and in every moment of their day.
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad Information Session

9/27 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Academic Services Conference Room, Usdan

This session provides an overview of the off-campus study process at Brandeis: tips for researching programs and destinations, the application process, getting credit for your work off campus, financial aid, and other resources and services.
Fall 2010 Career Fair

9/28 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Levin Ballroom, Usdan

The Hiatt Career Center invites all Brandeis students to attend. There will be over 70 employers at the fair seeking to make connections with Brandeis students who are looking for internships, full time jobs and fellowships.
Community Service Fair

9/29 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

The Community Service Fair connects students, faculty, and staff who are interested in participating in community service and are looking for an outlet to become involved.
Study Abroad Info Session: University College of London

9/29 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Academic Services Conference Room, Usdan

Although this session will focus on a particular special interest, all sessions will cover the information necessary information to get you started with the study abroad process.
Deadlines
9/27: Global Youth Connect International Human Rights  Program in Rwanda
10/1: Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training programs
10/1: HBI Artist in Residency Program for March 2011
10/1: Peace Corps application
10/6: Sorensen Fellowship Preliminary Internship Proposal
10/12: EL Expo poster presentations submissions
10/15: Atlas Corps Spring 2011 Fellowship
External Opportunities
MASA Israel Journey On Campus Interviews

9/28 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hiatt Interview Room 1, Usdan

Masa Israel Journey is the gateway to academic, career development and volunteer opportunities in Israel. MASA will be pre-screening applications and choosing final candidates to interview for these positions.

Peace Corps Information Session

9/29 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan

Come find out about Peace Corps service from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who will speak about their experiences at the evening information session.
Campus Resources
Academic Areas of Study
International Students and Scholars Office
Office of Study Abroad
Global Studies Program
Hiatt Career Center - International
Experiential Learning
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