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COVERING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 3 - 9, 2011

 

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bloodlands

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin 

 

Timothy Snyder is a visiting professor of History from Yale University.  His talk is co-sponsored by The History of Ideas Program and the Tauber Insitute for the Study of European Jewry.  

 

 

10/3 | 3:30 pm | Rapaporte Treasure Hall       

 

india initiative

Brandeis-India Reception 

 

This informal event is a great opportunity to meet others interested in India while enjoying great Indian food!  The Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows will be the featured guests at this event.  They will be giving a very brief presentation highlighting some of their experiences.

 

10/3 | 5:00 pm | Mandel Center Atrium       

 

babi yar

Babi Yar in History and Memory: Seventy Years after a Mass Murder 

 

Babi Yar was the name of a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev where the single largest mass murder of Soviet Jews occurred on September 29-30, 1941. This symposium explores four aspects of the event through different lenses: Babi Yar in history, Soviet responses to Babi Yar after the reoccupation of Kiev by the Red Army, representations of Babi Yar in Jewish literature, and its symbolic meaning for the Russian intelligentsia.  

 

10/5 | 2:00 - 6:00 pm | International Lounge, Usdan        

 

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Teaching Global Issues 

10/3 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Shapiro Campus Center Room 313       

 

How can we challenge students to examine complex global issues from multiple cultural perspectives?  How do different disciplines approach the problem of understanding developments with global reach and impact?  What tools can best assess students' mastery of a complex global issue or development?

 

 

The Reckoning: Seeking Justice for Crimes Against Humanity 

10/3 | 6:00 pm | Heller G2        

  

Highlights the work of International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team over three years across four continents. After the screening there will be brief commentary and discussion with Prof. Richard Gaskins and Brandeis students who recently completed the Brandeis in The Hague Program.

 

 

Fallibility and Faith: Abraham Heschel and Charles Baudelaire, Transdisciplinary Journeys 

10/6 | 12:10 - 1:30 pm | Mandel Reading Room 303       

  

Lecture by Professor Edward Kaplan (French).  Kaplan is the Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities.  

 

 

Third Annual Brandeis Archaeology Symposium 

10/7 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm | Rapaporte Treasure Hall       

  

Learn about current research, field work and new approaches in laboratory analysis from archaeology graduate students and faculty members. See anthropology department website for details.

 

 

  

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Blog Stories and Profiles

Competing and Converging Narrativesnarratives 

 

As participants reflected in discussion later in the event, the notion of narrative as understood by one's self and by others played a large role in the events of the summer. The speakers noted the inherent difficulty in contending with different narratives, particularly when tied to being a traveler in a foreign land.

 

YukiIBS Alumni Spotlight: Yuki Hasegawa MA '10

"My team plays a big role in the future success of Goldman Sachs because we have an impact on the talent that's already here and the talent that we hire."  Profile courtesy of Brandeis IBS.    

 

 

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NEWS HEADLINES
Asian Food Network taps Prof. Hayes for documentary

China and India have joined overweight America in the obesity epidemic that's sweeping across the world, and concern over this has prompted the Asian Food Channel to create a documentary investigating healthy diets.

Israeli left plays crucial role in peacemaking 

    

One professor believes that the Palestinian bid for statehood and for acceptance as a full member in the United Nations has placed Israel and its ally, the United States, in a difficult diplomatic position...

Conflict currently hinges on public relations 

    

...while the other says that, although PR has been important all along for both sides, Palestinians seem to be gaining ground in the effort to make their case before the world that the two-state solution is the only viable way to end the confrontation.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get psyched for the eXperiential eXpo!

The eXpo is a venue for Brandeis undergraduates to present their engaged learning experiences to the Brandeis community.  The deadline to submit a proposal is October 6 at 5:00 pm.
Missed the "Beyond the Arab Spring" event?

You can watch the video recast of this indepth discussion on the impact of the Arab Spring across the Middle East here.
DEADLINES
10/3: Spring 2012 Brandeis-Run Study Abroad Programs
10/3: Gerzon Scholarship for Eastern European Holocaust Studies (Spring 2012)
10/3: HBI Artist-in-Residence Program - March 2012
10/5: Sorensen Fellowship Preliminary Proposal
10/6: eXperiential eXpo Proposals
10/7: Ethics Center funding
10/7: 'Deis Impact Idea Sheet
10/28: Giddon Grant for Research on Women and Health

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