Entries from February 2013

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Jeff Herman: New Perspectives and Experiences in Denmark

When I arrived in Denmark I was bussed from cosmopolitan Copenhagen to the town of Hillerød. I live in Grundtvigs Højskole—a folk high school. A folk high school is a mix between school and a summer camp: students aged 17-27 take classes but with no grades, assessments, or degrees at the end. The idea is […]



Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Haley Bierman: “Craic” Times in Dublin

Greetings from the Emerald Isle!  I’ve been studying here for just over a month and have been having an incredible time learning about the culture and history of this beautiful country.  Despite the challenges that have come along with adjusting to my new surroundings, I already feel as if the experience of being abroad is […]



Monday, February 25th, 2013

Professor Wendy Cadge’s book launch

Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine Start: 4:00 pm Book Launch Wendy Cadge Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine “From the opening narrative about a Buddhist monk near death to the concluding story about a parent seeking prayer, Paging God is rich with insights about the challenges facing health practitioners as […]



Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Phil Gallagher: Sociology Scholar in Seville, Spain

“Seville?  Why Seville?  Why not Madrid or Barcelona?” I’ve heard that question more times than I can count in the past month from both Americans and Spaniards alike.  The answer, for me, is simple.  I wanted a smaller, quieter city.  Not as many American students, not as many tourists.  Something slower.  Now, after living in […]



Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Ariel Milan-Polisar: Glasgow Life and Scottish Culture

This morning I woke up to snow falling diagonally outside my window. By the time I went to class in the late morning it was raining lightly. In the afternoon when I left class, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. This is a typical day in Glasgow: so incredibly unpredictable. Being someone […]



Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Samantha Gordon: Italian Adventures in Florence

Life in Italy was not quite what I expected. I thought it would be canolis, pizza, hand gestures, and churches. It is much more that that. When I first arrived in Florence, I did not realize that my program would require that I speak mainly in Italian. I was to live with a host family […]



Monday, February 4th, 2013

Life After Death Row

 Life After Death Row: Justice Brandeis Innocence Project Students Talk with Released Inmate Damien Echols, His Wife, His Defense Team Advisor, and the Reporter Who Believed Him  Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7-9pm  Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library In 1994, at the age of 18, Damien Echols was convicted, along with Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin, […]



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