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COVERING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 6, 2011
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Fitzduff

Tuesday Talks: Mari Fitzduff

2/1 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Altman Amphitheater (G1), Schneider


Fitzduff's talk, "Is there a resolution to conflict?," focuses on whether it is inevitable that we continue to solve our local and international conflicts through violence and war.

Tunisia

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution: Spark for Democratization in the Arab World?

2/2 | 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Heller Room 163


Bellin will explore the dynamics of the "Jasmine Revolution," the first popular uprising ever to bring down an authoritarian ruler in the Arab world.

Czech bride

Close Looking: Natalie Frank's "The Czech Bride"

2/2 | 3:30 p.m.
Rose Art Museum


Frank explores themes of power and terror in her large, three-panel painting.

Percoco

Artist's Talk: Anne Percoco

2/3 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein


Percoco will discuss her work with an environmental NGO in Vrindavan, India, the connection between Hinduism and ecology, and other influences on her piece, "Indra's Cloud."

Ethics

Career Paths in International Justice and Human Rights

2/3 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex Atrium


Four Brandeis alumni will discuss their career paths in the field of international justice and human rights.

Insatiable

"Insatiable" Opening Reception

2/3 | 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein


Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition "Insatiable: Our Rapacious Appetite for More".

guantanamo to hague

From Guantanamo to The Hague: Human Rights Victims and Their Justice Claims

2/3 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
International Lounge, Usdan


Fletcher will talk about her work with former Guantanamo detainees and the role of the academy and legal profession in promoting victim-centered justice claims.

Feinman

Hunt Lecture in Economic Anthropology: Gary Feinman

2/4 | 3:30 p.m.


Feinman will speak on "Reframing the Prehispanic Highland Mesoamerican Economy: A Bottom up Perspective from Oaxaca".
NEWS

interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary series to look closely at art's connections to humanities
A new interdisciplinary series at Brandeis will illustrate relationships between the vast areas of study within the university through discussion and viewing of original art and manuscripts from some of the University's greatest collections.  Upcoming events include The Czech Bride on Feb. 2 (see event in left column), Shakespeare's 1623 Folio on Feb. 16, and Hartley's Musical Theme on Mar. 9.  Read also: Four art pieces are chosen for professors' monthly talk.
The Global Brandeis Fund Deadline is Monday, January 31 at midnight
Click here for the Request for Proposals and application.

hague

Ethics Center hosts two human rights events on Feb. 3
The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life is hosting two programs this week.  The first, "Career Paths in International Justice and Human Rights" involves conversations with alums who have put to use what they have learned at Brandeis around the globe.  The second, "From Guantanamo to the Hague", explores war crime accountabilty.  Read more about both events in the left column.

spitzer

Spitzer family documents donated to Brandeis' Special Collections
Linda Powers, daughter of Czech rabbi Harry Spitzer, recently donated rediscovered family documents to Brandeis.  Combined with hundreds of candid photos, the collection paints a chilling portrait of how the war affected one family on both European and American soil.

Kaplan book

Professor creates classroom edition of French classic

Moliere & Co., publishers of European literature designed for English-speaking students, recently published Brandeis French and comparative literature professor Edward Kaplan's classroom edition of the French classic "Les Fleurs du Mal."  "It gave me the opportunity to study every single poem, in sequence, of arguably the most influential poet in Europe after Dante," Kaplan said.

NEWS RECAPS
OPPORTUNITIES
Announcements
2011 Poster Contest for (EL)2

We seek your creativity to market the third annual Experiential Learning Symposium on March
24.  The winning designer will be paid $100 for their work on the poster and related materials.  Click here for more info.
Become a part of the Russian Community-Engaged Learning Initiative!

Faculty of the Russian Studies Program are developing a community-engaged learning initiative that allows students to develop language skills while providing valuable social support to Russian-speaking elders.  Find out more!
Info Sessions & Fairs
How to Find an Internship Workshop

1/31 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


Come learn about tips and techniques for finding a summer or academic internship and about Hiatt's World of Work fellowships.
Study Abroad Funding Workshop

1/31 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan


This session will help you prepare financially for your time abroad.
Study Abroad Application Workshop

 
2/1 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan


The workshop will allow you to understand each of the steps in the complex application process.  For students applying to study abroad in fall 2011, spring 2012 or for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Summer Study Abroad Info Session

2/3 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Usdan


The Summer Study Abroad Info Sessions are designed to give you an overview of the summer off-campus study process.
Applying for WOW Internship Funding

2/4 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


Hiatt's World of Work (WOW) fellowships grant students $3,500 to pursue unpaid summer internships in any career field. Come learn about the program and our application requirements.
Deadlines
1/31: Global Brandeis Fund
1/31: DAAD Scholarship
1/31: IHS Journalism Internship Program
2/1: Schusterman Center Research Travel Grants
2/1: IIPP Fellowship deadline
2/1: St. Galen Symposium (applications due)
2/1: DePauw University Undergraduate Ethics Symposium (works due)
2/3: HBI Scholar-in-Residence Program
2/4: Culture X 2011 (applications due)
2/4: WGS Grant for Graduate Research
2/4: Jack Kent Cooke
2/6: Brandeis Pluralism Alliance
2/7: Clinton Global Initiative University
2/10: Boren Scholarship
External Opportunities
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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