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Anna Sun

German Jewish Aspirations in Music and Culture in 19th and 20th Century Germany


An interdisciplinary conference with panels on "Re-voicing Tradition: Theory and Practice of German Jewish Synagogue Music" and "Complexity in Negotiating Contours of Jewish Music in the 20th Century." Featured speakers include both visiting and Brandeis professors.


11/14 | 8:30 am - 1:00 pm | Rapaporte Treasure Hall       

Jyoti Puri

Nahum N. Glatzer and the German-Jewish Tradition


Filmmaker and art historian Judith Glatzer Wechsler will introduce the North American premiere of her film "Nahum N. Glatzer and the German-Jewish Tradition." Professor Jonathan Sarna will join Judith Glatzer Wechsler to discuss her father's legacy following the screening.


11/16 | 7:00 - 9:30 pm | Mandel Center for the Humanities G3        

Close Looking Flier

The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song


A concert, lecture and dance, featuring internationally renowned Yiddish singer, fiddler, and dance leader Michael Alpert along with local klezmer revival pioneer, Dr. Hankus Netsky, virtuoso klezmer clarinetist Zoe Christiansen, and members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Pre-concert lecture at 7:30 pm.


11/16 | 8:15 - 10:00 pm | Slosberg Hall        

Close Looking Flier

Celebrate Haiti!


An afternoon of Haitian culture, with stories, art, music and food, that is family friendly and celebratory of the diversity of cultures on our campus. For more information, contact Jane Hale at 



11/19 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Mandel Center for the Humanities       

Anna Sun

MELA 2011: Pehchaan


The way each South Asian identifies with their culture is unique to their upbringing and where they live. Often, especially at a campus like Brandeis, there is a diverse cohort of people calling themselves South Asian - including people who were born there and people who have never lived in a South Asian country in their life. In order to experience and understand what it means to be South Asian, this year's Mela theme is "Pehchaan": a Hindi word meaning "identity." 


11/19 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | Levin Ballroom        

My Neighbor My Killer - local justice after the Rwandan genocide

11/14 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | Heller G2       


Award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion charts the impact of the Gacaca Tribunals - open-air hearings with citizen judges meant to try their neighbors and rebuild their nation. Part of a film series leading to "Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence."



Is Iran's Economy Growing or Shrinking?: Controversy over the IMF's latest Economic Performance assessment

11/16 | 12:15 - 1:45 pm | Heller 163        


Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at Brandeis University, presents in a Crown Center Brown Bag Lunch lecture. 



11/16 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Mandel Center for the Humanities, G10       


Dr. Olga Litvak, Clark University, presents on Russian-Jewish intellectuals' production of a vibrant and compelling vision of modern Jewish cultural creativity which encompassed literary, performative and visual art. 



The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good

11/17 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Lown 301        


"The credit crisis has pushed a whole world so far into the red that the gigantic sums involved defy understanding. On a human level, what does such an enormous degree of debt and insolvency mean? In this timely book, cultural critic Richard Dienst considers the financial crisis, global poverty, media politics and radical theory to parse the various implications of a world where man s born free but everywhere is in debt."




11/20 | 11:00 - 12:30 pm | Slosberg Music Center        


Renowned harpsichordist Robert Hill, of the Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg in Germany, performs the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by J.S. Bach. Come at 10 am for coffee and stay for the 11 am concert.


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Blog Stories and Profiles

SymposiumA Global Affairs Lunch Table Discussion on the Palestinian Bid to the UN


Last Monday, Brandeis students attended an informal discussion panel on the Palestinian bid to the UN for membership status. The discussion featured Guive Mirfenderski, an international law expert and a lecturer in the Legal Studies program, as well as Ashraf Hussein, a senior and a recipient of the Slifka scholarship, and Chen Arad, a freshman and a recipient of the Malkin scholarship.


SymposiumIsraeli Author Michal Govrin Shares her Story as the Daughter of a Holocaust Survivor


Wednesday October 26, Michal Govrin - an acclaimed Israeli author - held a lecture on her newest book "Hold on to the Sun." The book is a collection of short stories and essays exploring her own wandering through life, finding her place and her relationship to her identity as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.


SymposiumHeller School "Tuesday Talks" Lecture Series Presents: Global Health Spending: Learning to Do 

More with Less


Part of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management's "Tuesday Talks" lecture series, Professor Allyala Krishna Nandakumar to a lecture room full with faculty, staff, students, and alumni who came to hear him explain the problems with our global health spending; namely, that we need to spend the funds we have more efficiently. 



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Dean Magid to accompany Gov. Patrick to Brazil


Dean Bruce R. Magid of Brandeis' International Business School will be a member of Massachusetts Governer Deval Patrick's trade mission to Brazil in December. Earlier this year, Brandeis was one of two academic institutions to participate in the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011 to Israel and the United Kingdom.

Morehouse '00 pointing for London Olympics


At the ripe age of 33, Tim Morehouse '00 - Brandeis University's first and only Olympian - has come to terms that his fencing career may soon be behind him. It hasn't slowed him down from competing for a spot in the 2012 London summer Olympics in men's saber.

Sophomore travels to Morocco to discuss Holocaust


While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in September, again implying a belief that the Holocaust had never happened, Aaron Weinberg '14 was doing the opposite at a conference organized by Ahmedinejad's fellow Muslims at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco.


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Hiatt introduces a database of internship reviews

The internship search process for college students is a multi-faceted being, culminating in the filtering through of thousands of internship opportunities before applying. To help, the Hiatt Career Center, in partnership with Brandeis University's Library and Technology Services, has recently added a new online tool to their arsenal of internship search resources that is available exclusively for Brandeis students.
11/16: HBI Translation Competition
11/17: Barry M. Goldwater
11/18: Richard Saber Undergraduate Research Grant
11/30: CGES Research and Travel Award 2011
12/1: Franklin Research Grants - American Philosophical Society
12/2: Ethics Center Cosponsorship
12/2: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
12/3: 16th European Career Fair

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