There are two things that are bound to happen at every meal abroad. First, my friends and I will inevitably joke about how beautiful everyone is in Buenos Aires. Second, we have to gush over how incredible our meal is. These are unavoidable pieces of living in a gorgeous, bustling city where dulce de leche [...]
Heller School “Tuesday Talks” Lecture Series Presents: Global Health Spending: Learning to Do More With Less
Last week, Professor Allyala Krishna Nandakumar presented a lecture titled, “Global Health Spending: Learning to Do More with Less. ” The lecture was one of a series known as “Tuesday Talks,” a lecture series held by the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. The lecture room was fully attended by faculty, staff, students, and [...]
On October 25th, 104 poster presenters, 52 group presenters and five faculty presenters shared their experiential learning knowledge with the rest of the Brandeis community at the eXperiential eXpo. As a whole, the eXpo reinforced the notion of Brandeis as an incredibly diverse and motivated campus, with students’ presentations impressive in topic choice as well [...]
Last Friday, the Anthropology Department, as part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month, showcased its 3rd annual Archeology Symposium in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. At the event, archaeology graduate students from all over the northeast – Harvard University, University of Montreal, University of Southern Maine, as well as Brandeis – presented their research and laboratory analysis from their [...]
Summer break and the incredible experiences traveling students and faculty embark upon remains among the most exciting and useful aspects of life in any university. Rarely does the opportunity come up to hear about the experiences of others, however: a gap the event “What Did You Do Last Summer?” aimed to close. Sponsored by the [...]
This article has been reposted, by permission, from the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life website. You can view the original article here. June 1, 2011 The 2011 Sorensen Fellows are spending eight weeks “in the field” this summer, grappling with conflict resolution, death, disability, education, migration, and poverty. They return to Brandeis [...]
Maya Grant ’13 is a Theater major and HSSP minor. This summer, she studied abroad in Santiago, Dominican Republic. As this week comes to an end I only have a couple of more days left to spend with my host family. Over the past seven weeks they have been the best “Familia Anfitriona” that I [...]
Program: Master of Arts in Cultural Production Year of Graduation: 2011 Hometown: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Previous Education: B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology and M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clubs/Organizations: Intern at Jose Mateo Ballet Theater in Cambridge, MA; Salsa y Control Dance Studio in Allston, MA Awards: Jane’s [...]
Punctuated by ongoing football commentary, the panel discussion “Doing Business in South America” presented a smooth picture of the current state of economic and trade affairs in the continent from the macro level (examining the entire region) to the micro level (specifically looking at the example of the bio-tech industry). I do not pretend to [...]
Year of Graduation: 2011 Major: Comparative Literature Minor: French Home region/country: Los Angeles, California Previous Education: Santa Monica High School Clubs/Organizations on Campus: Brandeis Al-Quds Partnership Fellow, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, WOW Fellow “I’d just like to continue being in places that make me feel alive, and continue having conversations and contributing however I can.” [...]
Major: International and Global Studies Minors: Latin American and Latino Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Anthropology Graduation: Spring 2012 Hometown: Swedesboro, New Jersey Previous Education: Kingsway Regional High School Brandeis Clubs/Organizations: Campus Center Team, Varsity Swim Team, Casa Guatemala (Waltham Initiative), Astronomy Club (co-president), Mountain Club, Surf Club, Cheese Club, Skydiving Club, Photography Club, Aviation [...]
On October 21, I attended the Experiential Learning Expo, held in the Shapiro Campus Center. I talked to two different students who went abroad over the summer. Each had very different enriching and interesting experiences. Shannon Festin ’12 is a Health: Science, Society and Policy major. For eight weeks over the summer, she interned with [...]
From Brandeis University’s Experiential Learning YouTube channel, this video profiles Brandeis alum Shaina Gilbert ’10, who founded the organization ETE Camp in her native Haiti — drawing upon her classwork and service work in college.
On Wednesday, October 13, the first Global Affairs Table of the semester took place, this time with a focus on Haiti. The Global Affairs Table was started in the Fall of 2008 as a collaboration between the student organization Gen Ed Now and the Wien International Scholars, with the goal of bringing a global focus [...]
In early September, five Brandeis alumni medical professionals traveled to Haiti on a volunteer medical mission. Participant Michael Forman shares these photos, which illustrate both the beautiful and the bleak aspects of the nation. Read the Justice article here.