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Huayi

Contemporary Chinese Painter Li Huayi and his Traditionalist Style

3/1 | 10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mandel Humanities Center G03


Li Huayi is one of the greatest living painters, creating masterful landscape portraits of mountains, trees and misty vistas.

nsiah-jefferson 

The Intersections of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Health Research and Policy

3/1 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Altman Amphitheater (G1), Schneider


Talk by Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson '80, PhD '96, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer. 

Moonmaw

Lecturer: Professor William Moomaw

3/1 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lemberg Room 54


Moonmaw is a professor of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

WSRC

"Danube Memorial" Open Lecture

3/3 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
WSRC Lecture Hall, Epstein


"The Danube Memorial" is envisioned as a "living" memorial based on a participatory model of engagement. 

krause

Under the Witch's Spell: Demonology in Renaissance France

3/3 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Mandel Center Room 303


Lecture by Virginia Krause, Associate Professor of French, Brown University. 

Prashad

Vijay Prashad: The Day Our Probation Ended

3/3 | 5:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library


Prashad will re-tell stories with 9/11 in mind, and offer some thoughts about how the desi community might have come to terms with racism, but not imperialism. 

Maria Green

Career Paths in International Justice and Human Rights: Maria Green

3/3 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex Atrium


Green discusses her work in international human rights law. 

korean musicians

Music Break: Traditional Korean Music

3/4 | 3:00 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall


This is a rare opportunity to hear the epic song form p'ansori and sanjo performed by esteemed musicians. 

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

3/6 | 7:00 p.m.
Lee Gallery, Rose Art Museum


Explores street art in the U.S. and Europe, weaving reality and fiction together to explore a lesser-known side of the art world. 

BAASA

It's a CelebrAsian!--APAHM Opening Ceremony

3/6 | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall


Come join Brandeis Asian American Student Association and other ICC clubs in the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 
NEWS

Ruderman

Fellowship to bring Israeli parliamentarians to U.S.
While much time and money has been devoted to strengthening the connection that Jews in the United States feel toward Israel, Jay Ruderman '88 worries about the bond between the Israeli political leadership and the American Jewish community.  

Korean musicians to demonstrate their talents at Brandeis
On March 4th, five Korean musicians will perform contemporary-traditional music in two events open to the public: as part of the MUS 3b "World Music" class, and in an informal concert following the class.  Information about these events are in the right and left sidebars. 

Prashad

2011 Soli Sorabjee Lecture on Thursday 

Vijay Prashad, professor of South Asian History and International Studies at Trinity College, will be giving a lecture titled "The Day Our Probation Ended" about the treatment of South Asian Americans in the wake of 9/11.  More details about this event are in the left sidebar.
2011 Sorensen Fellows selected
Congrats to Calliope Desenberg '12 (Costa Rica), Jessye Kass '13 (Ghana), Sarah Michael '12 (Egypt), Shani Rosenbaum '12 (Israel), Piyawat "Paul" Sukijthamapan '13 (East Timor), and Sarah Van Buren '13 (Thailand).  We wish you the best of luck out in the field!
Crown Center to award summer travel and study grants
The Crown Center announces the availability of summer travel and study grants for eligible undergraduate students.  Any field of study may be considered but the research must be related to the Middle East.  The maximum grant award is $2,000, and applications are due April 1, 2011.

Furor video

Leading scholars analyze 'Furor in the Arab Street' at Crown Center forum
Leading scholars on the Middle East expressed hope - but not optimism - that the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt would spread throughout the Arab world and lead to significant changes in the region's political landscape.  View videoclips from the event here.  
Jewish Film Festival to screen features
Jewishfilm.2011 presents 16 films from eight countries in its vibrant program of new independent films and classic cinematic treasures from around the world.  Many of the screenings will take place at Brandeis at the Wasserman Cinematheque in Sachar.  Click here for the complete schedule.
Al-Quds University/ Brandeis Partnership video created
"Building Peace" is a 9-minute introduction to the partnership between Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. This film focuses on recent activities of the partnership, which included an extended stay by Al-Quds students and faculty at the Brandeis campus.  
Ethics Center and International & Global Studies launch blogs
All IGS majors undertake a significant international experience.  Read about some of these endeavors and other global impressions in their new blog.

Also, the six undergraduates who make up the Ethics Center Leadership Council (ECLC) share their thoughts and views on topics and events related to the Center's work in the new blog "Exploring Ethics."
NEWS RECAPS
BLOGS
ArielWelcome to Mediterranea
Ariel Hirsch '12 relays her first experiences in studying abroad in Israel.  "This is my fourth time in Israel, but the view never gets old."

KarimiIran and the "Age of Acceptance"
Iranian theater director, filmmaker, and poet Mahmood Karimi-Hakak relays the challenges of producing a play in his native land to the Arts of Building Peace class.

Amneh receptionAl-Quds University guest emphasizes international collaboration
"Any effort that provides a chance for cooperation should be welcomed without hesitation," Prof. Badran said.


More Blog Entries 

OPPORTUNITIES
Campus Meetings

We Don't Know Sh*t!: Sharing Border Conflict Experiences


3/2 | 7:00 p.m.
Ridgewood Commons


Join in our confusion of the conflicts and be comforted by the perplexity of each situation. 

Open Class: Korean Contemporary-Traditional Music


3/4 | 1:40 - 2:50 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall


Korean musicians perform traditional songs during this open "World Music" class. 
Announcements
Heller School announces the new Shared Societies Scholarship

The scholarship, for the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict program,  will be awarded to an early to mid-career professional living in the Arab world whose work focuses on religious, ethnic and cultural coexistence. 
Stay up-to-date on Experiential Learning endeavors!

Check out the ExCEL Brandeis blog and read about the great projects students are doing on and off campus. 
Info Sessions & Fairs
Brandeis in The Hague Information Session

3/1 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center 313


Professor Gaskins will present on the Brandeis in The Hague summer and spring programs. 
How to Find an Internship Workshop

3/1 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


Come learn about tips and techniques for finding a summer or academic internship.
Applying for WOW Internship Funding

3/2 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


Come learn about Hiatt's World of Work (WOW) fellowships and the application requirements.
Study Abroad APA Paris Information Session

3/3 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Usdan Room 127


The Director will be available to answer student questions and provide information on the APA curriculum. 
Summer Study Abroad Info Session: Brandeis in the Hague

3/3 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center 313


The Summer Study Abroad Info Sessions are designed to give you an overview of the summer off-campus study process. 
Deadlines
2/28: Distinguished Practitioner Residency
2/28: Study Abroad Scholarship
3/1: Gilman International Scholarship
3/1: GSAS Sachar Award
3/1: GSAS Dean of Art and Sciences Mentoring Award
3/1: Shared Societies Scholarship
3/7: Study Abroad New Program Approval Petition
3/8: TransitionsAbroad
3/9: Jane's Travel Grant (Summer)
3/10: Framing the Global Research and Publication Fellowships
3/12: Olshansky Grant
Opportunities
Crown Center to award summer study and travel grants

See the news story in the middle column, or click here for more info.
 
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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