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Peace Corps

Brandeis Peace Corps 50th Commemoration Event

3/7 | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Zinner Forum, Heller

Brandeis community members will be discussing their time in the Peace Corps and how those experiences shaped and influenced their lives. 


Jewish Art and Propaganda of the Russian Revolution

3/7 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Goldfarb Library, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

This lecture by Prof. ChaeRan Freeze will examine the contribution of Russian Jewish artists to the construction of a new socialist society following the Russian Revolution of 1917. 


Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

3/8 | 5:30 p.m.
Mandel Center G03

An event for International Women's Day, with the film and a panel on female genital cutting with the filmmaker. 


Close Looking: Hartley's "Musical Theme"

3/9 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

Discussants: Nancy Scott (Fine Arts) and Aida Wong (Fine Arts). 

Sadock event

Johann Sadock: Ętre jeune en France aujourd'hui

3/9 | 4:00 p.m.
Shiffman 219

Sadock will lecture in French about "Being Young in France Today": how are the youth being represented and represent themselves?


Voluptuous Possessions: Reconstituting the Rural Villas at Boscoreale

3/9 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Lown 002

Lecture by Professor Bettina Bergmann, Mount Holyoke College.

Art Show

Richard Saivetz Memorial Architectural Symposium

3/9 | 5:30 p.m.
Admissions Center Presentation Room

Various artists discuss architectural works from around the world.


Positive Foundations & Girl Effect International Women's Day 100th Anniversary Dinner

3/9 | 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall

Speaker Scott Seibold will educate us about the causes of poverty and the ways in which we can all make a difference.  

Babi Yar

Faces of Babi Yar: Rediscovering the Art of Felix Lembersky

3/10 | 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Lee Gallery, Rose Art Museum

In response to the horrors of Babi Yar, the single largest mass murder of Soviet Jews, Felix Lembersky turned the bitter memories of the Shoah into art. 

throne of blood

Shakespeare in World Cinema: "Kumonosu-jo"

3/10 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mandel G03

Macbeth in Japanese with English subtitles.  Discussion led by Matthew Fraleigh (GRALL) and Ramie Targoff (ENG). 


Microfinance: Does It Work?

3/10 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Heller School Room G1

Presentation and panel discussion from a variety of viewpoints. 


Musika Rox: Rhythms of the Middle East

3/10 | 8:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Levin Ballroom

B'Yachad hosts a night of dance, song, & poetry to show that peace in the Middle East is possible. 


World Music Series: Simon Shaheen

3/12 | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall

Shaheen's work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arab music, while it forges ahead to new
frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process.

peace corps  

Brandeis, Peace Corps to celebrate 50 years of growing together
Keynote speaker Peter Redmond and various members of the Brandeis community will be discussing their time in the Peace Corps and how those experiences shaped and influenced their lives to date and why they would recommend the Peace Corps to anyone who wants to make a difference around the world.
  • See the left column for more information about the event.  
  • Read the BrandeisNOW article: "Brandeis, Peace Corps to celebrate 50 years of growing together".
  • Read about Heller student Melissa Boyd's work in Nepal and the impact that the Peace Corps has made on her life.
  • Read Heller student Adam Rosenberg's article in Wicked Local about his experiences in Lesotho, South Africa.  Also, stay tuned for his article about the event next week! 


Music Unites Us presents spring Intercultural Residency Series
Palestinian composer and oud and violin player, Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians of his generation.  He is a composer and a performer with Western Classical and Arab traditional Music training as well. The world music concert will consist of traditional Arab sounds and extend to a fusion of jazz, western, Latin and Arab music. Events include:

Global Brandeis Fund

Global Fund project grants awarded
Four projects were selected to receive Global Brandeis Fund seed grants, which total around $8,000 for calendar year 2011.  The fund, administered by the Office of Global Affairs with support from the Office of the Provost, was established in 2007 to encourage a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to international engagement and education at Brandeis.  


Brandeis-Genesis Institute welcomes new leader
The Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry is proud to announce that Victor Vitkin is joining the BGI as its executive director.  Vitkin will provide front-line leadership for the program as a whole, including the development of BGI programming, recruiting Russian-speaking students to Brandeis, and building connections to Russian-speaking Jewish communities around the United States and around the world.

russian jug

Russian Culture Week celebrated on campus

"Russian Culture Week will give everybody interested in or curious about Russia an opportunity to socialize, to learn and to exchange opinions. We hope this event will attract residents of the greater Boston communities, and we look forward to welcoming them at these events."  Events include:
Brandeis celebrates International Women's Day on March 8
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.  See on-campus IWD events in both columns, and visit the website to hear about programs from all around the world.  
More great movies of the Jewish Film Festival
The festival continues this week, with eight films being screened at the Wasserman Cinematheque.  View the complete line-up and order tickets here.  You can also read more about the festival here.
Emily StewartThe Benefits of an International Campus
"There are more and more affordable opportunities to study abroad, and the most affordable of all: have an international experience right here in the U.S. by befriending an international student!"

More Blog Entries 

IreneGlobal Brandeis Profile: Irene Cocovi-Mensah, M.A. '11
"I am sure that my experiences at Brandeis have shaped my leadership skills and will undoubtedly help me to achieve my goal: inspiring other young people to work together and lead in the development of Africa."

More Profiles

NepalIn honor of the Peace Corps' 50 Anniversary
"In honor of Peace Corps and Nepal, I would like to share a glimpse of my experience in Nepal and a little about Peace Corps."

More Blog Entries 



Two Important deadlines are fast approaching

The deadline for Justice Brandeis Semester programs is March 15, and the deadlines for Brandeis in The Hague summer and spring programs are March 18 and April 13 (respectively).  Don't miss out on either of these exciting opportunities!
Volunteer in Costa Rica over spring break

ENCOUNTOUR is sponsoring an opportunity for students to build a house for a deserving local family in Costa Rica.  Click here for more information.  The application deadline is March 24.
Campus Meetings
A Conversation with Narayan Liebenson Grady

3/7 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Auditorium

Grady, a Guiding Teacher at
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, will be speaking on Buddhism in Greater Boston. 
International Women's Day: Student Talent Show

3/8 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Goldfarb Library, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

In celebration of International Women's Day, the Russian Club and friends will be featuring their many talents in a benefit concert.
MUUS: Simon Shaheen

3/10 | 4:00 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

Informal concert with preconcert talk with Dabney Hailey. 
NEJS Coffeehouse

3/10 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Music, entertainment, & free food! 
Durak Card Game Tournament and Film "Papa"

3/11 | 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Ridgewood A Commons

Movie presentation and discussion lead by faculty from the Russian Studies department and card game tournament.
Russian Ball

3/12 | 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
The Lurias, Hassenfeld

The Russian Club will close Brandeis' Russian Culture Week with an authentic Russian dance party!
Info Sessions & Fairs
Biology Study Abroad Info Session

3/8 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Usdan

Are you a Biology major interested in studying abroad? Meet with returnees from the department to ask them questions. 
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
3/15: Justice Brandeis Semester Programs
3/15: J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund
3/15: African Studies Association Meeting (proposals due)
3/15: Dan David Prize
3/16: HBI Seminar Series: Jewish Women and the Arts - Spring '12
3/18: Summer 2011 Study Abroad Application
3/18: Brandeis in The Hague Summer Program
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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