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COVERING THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 5, 2010
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Climate week
Chances and Challenges of Becoming Low-Carbon Societies

11/29 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan


An interdisciplinary conversation with Elizabeth von Thadden and Adam B. Jaffe.  Please RSVP.
Hamill
In the Field 2010: Perspectives of a composer and a visual artist

11/30 | 12:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Research Center Lecture Hall


WSRC scholar Mary Hamill will describe her medical mission on the hospital ship USNS Mercy in Vietnam and Cambodia (among other guests).
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The Maasai House

11/30 | 3:00 p.m.
outside Usdan


Lange's project demonstrates how cutting down carbon emissions and bringing social and health benefits can go hand in hand even in remote communities.
Nasr
Gittler Prize Lecture

11/30 | 4:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library


Nasr will receive the prize for outstanding and lasting contributions to racial, ethnic and religious relations, delivering a lecture on "Re-evaluating the Meaning of the Other in Our Lives."
Dench
Who did the Romans think they were?

11/30 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities G12


This Jennifer Eastman Lecture in Classical Studies will be presented by Emma Dench of Harvard University.
Climate Change
Student + Faculty Climate Change Dinner & Discussion

11/30 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan


A potluck dinner to increase discussion and support between student and faculty efforts to fight climate change.
Khoc
The Sudanese Referendum: Optimism and Skepticism

12/1 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mandel Center Atrium


Hear The Honorable Akec Khoc, Sudanese Ambassador to the US, discuss possible futures for the North and South regions of Sudan.
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Green Unity Gala

12/1 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Levin Ballroom


Debates, performances, presentations, and dinner as a the culmination of Climate Change CampusWeeks.  Please RSVP.
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Law and the Human: The Challenge of Carl Schmitt

12/2 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room (3rd Floor)


Lecture by professors Joseph Koerner and Noah Feldman (Harvard University).
Concannon
Building Haiti Back More Justly: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Earthquake Response

12/2 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Heller School, Room G4


Brian Concannon, Jr. will talk about the use of legal advocacy to address the root causes of Haiti's vulnerability to disaster.
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Brandeis University Early Music Ensemble

12/4 | 8:00 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall


Sarah Mead, director.  La Mantovana: Music from the Gonzaga Court at Mantua in the time of Monteverdi.
NEWS
Global Brandeis Fund Competition Kicks Off
The Office of Global Affairs is excited to provide new seed funding to support the global dimensions of teaching and learning at Brandeis. The second Global Brandeis Fund is designed to support innovative efforts that stimulate a future-oriented, collaborative approach to the curriculum and co- or extra-curriculum.  Visit the fund's website for more information or to submit a proposal.
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Prof. Lange to speak about his work in Africa
Professor Bob Lange built half a hut, equipped with a solar array and an efficient wood-burning stove, on the lawn of Usdan Hall recently as a demonstration of his work with Maasai communities of Tanzania.
  • Lange will be giving his final demonstration and discussion about the structure on Nov. 30th (see event on the left).
  • Lange will be presenting a slide show with Joseph ole Tipanko from Kenya about his recent work on Nov. 30 (see event on the right).
  • Read also: From Teaching to Tanzania
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Renowned scholar of Islamic science to speak at Brandeis
Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, an internationally recognized authority on Islamic science and spirituality, will be awarded Brandeis University's second Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize.  Nasr is the only Muslim to be included in the Library of Living Philosophers.  See the event in the left column for more information.
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University technology experts from the West Bank visit Brandeis
On November 11, four university representatives with expertise in technology visited Brandeis to speak with distance learning faculty.  The guests--from Al-Quds University, Al-Quds Open University, and An-Najah National University--met with Sybil Smith (Rabb School), Anne Marando (Rabb School), David Wedaman (LTS), Daniel Terris (Vice President of Global Affairs) and others to discuss e-learning ventures and best uses of classroom technology.
Soli Sorabjee Lecture Series updates
  • A video of Prof. Corey Creekmur's October 2010 lecture "Experiments with Truth: Confronting Colonial History in Popular Indian Cinema" can now be viewed online here.
  • The spring 2011 lecture will be presented by Prof. Vijay Prishad of Trinity College and author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World.  Date, time, and title to be announced.
Sudanese Ambassador visits campus
The Honorable Akec Khoc, Sudanese Ambassador to the US, will be delivering a lecture about possible futures for the North and South regions of Sudan on Dec. 1.  Following the Ambassador's talk will be a moderated Q&A and a light buffet.  This event is open to the public.  See the left column for more information.
NEWS RECAPS
BLOGS

EL Expo 2010A Day of Experiential Learning
Shannon Festin '12 and Chia Jorento '11 describe their international experiences at 2010's Experiential Learning Expo.

waterTurning Water into Cash
Clay Westrope (M.A.) teaches Tajik farmers irrigation techniques.


Elise AllanGlobal Brandeis Profile: Elise Allan '12
Elise Allan '12 describes her work in Latin America, especially her internship in Panama through the United Nations Population Fund.

OPPORTUNITIES
Campus Meetings
Brown Bag Lunch: Bob Lange

11/30 | 1:00 p.m.
Heller Room 163


Professor Bob Lange will be presenting a slide show about his work and travels in Africa.  Afterwards, Lange and Joseph Joseph ole Tipanko from Kenya will lead a conversation about what is still needed to be done.  Please RSVP for this event.
Tuesday Talks: Eric Olson

11/30 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Altman Amphitheater (G1), Schneider


Olson, Senior Lecturer, presents "Conservation Overshoot:  The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act in an Age of Global Change." Bring a brown bag lunch; cookies will be served.
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad Info Session

12/2 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Office of Study Abroad, Usdan 127


Each of the Information Sessions is designed to give you an overview of the off-campus study process at Brandeis including: tips for researching programs and destinations, the application process, getting credit for your work off campus, financial aid, and resources and services the office provides.

Deadlines
11/30: Festival of the Arts Grant
11/30: Clinton Global Initiative University
12/1: Schusterman Center Summer Graduate Research Grant
12/2: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
12/3: European Career Fair Registration
12/6: The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
12/15: Child Family Health International Scholarship
12/15: Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York
12/17: Study Abroad New Program Approval for 2011-12
External Opportunities
European Career Fair @ MIT

Looking for a full-time job or internship in industry or the non-profit sector in Europe, or thinking of studying or pursuing a professional career there?  Attend the European Career Fair at MIT, the largest of its kind in the US!  Submit your resume online by December 3, 2010 - registration is free!  The fair is January 22, 2011.
Campus Resources
Academic Areas of Study
International Students and Scholars Office
Office of Study Abroad
International and Global Studies Program
Global Studies Program
Hiatt Career Center - International
Experiential Learning
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