Brandeis University

Why Jewish giving to Israel is losing ground

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)<p>Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Brandeis University<p>(THE CONVERSATION) American Jews donate at high levels to charity. One way they support causes in the U.S., Israel and other places is …

Israel

28 Great Schools For Going Jewish Greek

There was a time when Jews were shut out from fraternities and sororities, those hallowed institutions that today can claim up to 9 million current …

College & University

Where Title IX Went Wrong

Title IX, the 1972 legislation banning sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal financial support, was a reasonable …

Title IX

Introduction to Homeric Greek

<b>Ancient Greek Introduction</b> - Web Site<p>The UT-Austin Linguistics Research Center provides an overview of Ancient Greek and 10 lessons based on famous …

Research Center

Hunting witches, searching for justice

Rachel Stern’s “More Weight,” at Brandeis’s Kniznick Gallery, look at trial and error.

Boston

These are the top-ranked Mass. schools, according to The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review’s 2019 rankings of the country’s best colleges and universities were unveiled this week, and Massachusetts has quite a …

College & University

Champion Soccer School K-8 Summer Camp at Claypit Hill, Wayland

Champion Soccer School (CSS) is in our 16th year and is running K-8 soccer camps at Claypit Hill School August 6-10, 13-17, and 20-24 at Claypit Hill …

Summer Camp

Rewiring the Brain to Fight Epilepsy

Sema4D not only reduces the severity of seizures in mouse models of epilepsy, it also helps to increase the number of inhibitory synapses in the …

Neuroscience

John Oliver Deftly Illuminates America’s Chronic Issues With Workplace Sexual Harassment, With Some Help From Anita Hill

On the heels of Ronan Farrow’s report that CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves had been accused of sexual misconduct, <i>Last Week Tonight</i> host John Oliver and his team dedicated Sunday’s episode to the subject of “workplace sexual harassment.” Considering the fact that Moonves’ former employee, Charlie …

Sexual Harassment

John Oliver and Anita Hill Talk About #MeToo, 27 Years After Her Senate Hearing

“There has been a tremendous amount of change.”<p>It’s been 27 years since Anita Hill testified to the Senate that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. Clearly, a lot has changed since then—though Thomas did make it through those hearings and today sits on the Supreme Court.<p>Now, the current Brandeis …

Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill: The Public's Attitude On Sexual Harassment Has Definitely Changed

Yet women still shoulder too much of the burden when it comes to abuse in the workplace, she says.<p>When Anita Hill testified in Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court 27 years ago and accused him of sexual harassment, she was vilified for coming forward. Since then, …

Sexual Harassment

Massachusetts Historical Society: Boston Seminar on African American History

Boston Seminar on African American History<p>Exhibition<p>The Furniture of Isaac Vose & Thomas Seymour, 1815 to 1825<p>Open 11 May to 14 September 2018 Details<p>…

Black History

Tuesday Smillie Wins Rose Art Museum’s 2018 Perlmutter Artist-In-Residence Award

July 26, 2018 at 10:57am<p>The Rose Art Museum announced today that the Brooklyn-based and Boston-born artist Tuesday Smillie is the recipient of its …

Art

Tuesday Smillie Wins Rose Art Museum's Artist-in-Residence Award

Tuesday Smillie, <i>Street Transvestites</i>, 2015, textile, beads, buttons, and bits.<p>COURTESY THE ARTIST<p>Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, …

Art

Don’t Dismiss Steven Cohen’s Research

I was not a victim of Steven Cohen.<p>I met Steven in 2007 when I was a first-year graduate student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studying …

Jewish Culture

Gene editing stocks under pressure on paper detailing unwanted DNA changes

CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editors Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA -5.9%), Editas Medicine (EDIT -4.8%) and CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP -5.4%) are all underwater on …

Genetics

Report on Censorship of Art on Campus

"One Man's Vulgarity" is the name of a report being issued today by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on censorship of art on campus. …

Higher Education

Marcus Smart prioritizing the right things

Marcus Smart

Anita Hill on #MeToo: 'I didn't have a hashtag'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anita Hill says there's a major difference between the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and her own experiences with workplace harassment.<p>"I didn't have a hashtag," she told an audience Saturday at Brandeis University.<p>But social media isn't what it's all about, she said.<p>"Some people think it's …

News

Anita Hill and Tony Goldwyn talk activism in Hollywood at Brandeis University

<b>Tony Goldwyn</b>, who played a morally compromised president on the recently ended ABC series “Scandal,” was at Brandeis University over the weekend to …

Sexual Harassment

Innovating Business Strategies | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA is Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for …

Public Health

Wages Need to Accelerate More to Keep Up With Costs: David Weil

Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz.<p>GUEST: David Weil, Dean of the Heller School at Brandeis University and former administrator …

Bloomberg Terminal

Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us To Take Action?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Inspire To Action.<p><b>About Simon Sinek's TED Talk</b><p>Leadership expert Simon Sinek says lasting movements need inspiring leaders. He argues the best leaders are the best followers — they believe they are following a cause bigger than themselves.<p><b>About Simon Sinek</b><p>Simon …

Politics

Brandeis expects thousands at 67th commencement ceremony

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University is expecting nearly 8,000 visitors at its spring graduation ceremony.<p>Graduating students and their families …

College & University

Rupture And Renewal — Jane Eisner In Conversation With Jonathan Sarna

Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Forward will be appearing in conversation with Jonathan Sarna the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of …

Jewish Culture

The Right to Immigration Institute offers workshops, legal services

The Right to Immigration Institute, a Waltham nonprofit, provides pro bono legal services, immigration overview classes, and workshops about …

Boston

Colleges announce commencement speakers

• Brandeis University: Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.<br>• Centre College: Robert M. Franklin Jr., the …

College & University

What should I ask Elisa New?

I will be doing a Conversation with her, here is part of her Wikipedia entry:<b>Elisa New…</b>is a Professor of English at Harvard University. She holds a …

University of Pennsylvania

Original Syn

Beth Kander lives in Chicago, where stories keep her warm. Her dystopian trilogy <i>Original Syn</i> debuts in September 2018.<p>In addition to writing fiction, …

Jay Leno

'I'll Ship You Back to Africa' Brandeis University Takes Five Years to Fire Basketball Coach Accused of Racial Abuse

Brandeis University has fired its men’s basketball coach after years of complaints over his racist and discriminatory behavior toward …

Student Athletes