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Gonzalez notes influences on Hispanic and Latino identity

(10/20/15 5:39am)

Nationally renowned storyteller, poet and multicultural motivational speaker Bobby Gonzalez was the featured guest at AHORA’s, Brandeis’s Hispanic and Latino Organization, coffee talk on Hispanic identity, coordinated by AHORA Event Coordinator Alana Alves ’17. In celebration of the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, Gonzalez took the floor to discuss the importance of recognizing Hispanic identity as a blend of cultures and heritage that should be inclusive for everyone.

Coalition App seeks to level the admissions playing field

(10/20/15 4:24am)

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, a new group of over 80 universities nationwide including all eight members of the Ivy League, have announced that they plan to develop a new “Coalition App” as an alternative to the Common Application. The Coalition Application is intended to uproot the application system, which coalition members claim prioritizes students from privileged backgrounds.

Group led by Brandeis professor makes new claims about nature of black holes and gravitational waves

(10/13/15 10:18am)

A recently published study led by Prof. David Roberts (PHYS), the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Astrophysics at Brandeis, as well as researchers at the Raman Research Institute in India, offers new insights into the implications of gravitational waves predicted in Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, concluding that the prevalence of these waves is much smaller than Einstein had originally predicted. 

Scholars speak on improving women’s lives worldwide

(10/13/15 10:17am)

Over the past two years, four scholars in the Women Studies Resource Center have explored gender, culture and politics across India, Cuba, El Salvador and Indonesia. On Sept. 24th, these scholars — Mary Berg, Rajashree Ghosh, Siti Nurjanah and Ellen Rovner — spoke about their research and hands-on efforts toward the betterment of women’s lives worldwide. The event was called “Hand in Hand: Helping to Transform Women’s Lives.”

Doctoral candidate builds science program with Waltham High

(10/13/15 10:16am)

On Oct. 11, Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate Vivek Vimal ’16 and Department of Community Service Specialist Brian Quigley led a discussion about Vimal’s work to build a partnership between science programs at the University and students attending Waltham High School. The talk touched on Vimal’s own life experience and transitioned into an open discussion about science and community service.

WSRC artists explore war

(10/13/15 10:14am)

On Oct. 8, the Women’s Studies Research Center held a panel discussion on “Collateral Damage: Civil Society in War.” Through their research and artwork, the three panelists — WSRC scholars Mary Hamill and Linda Bond and senior lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Bonnie Donohue — discussed how society changes both during and after war.

Second round of Student Union elections fills final four seats on Senate

(10/13/15 10:05am)

The Student Union held its second round of elections on Friday Oct. 2 to fill four seats that were left vacant in the first round of elections on Friday Sept. 11. Max Byer ’19 was elected as Massell Quad Senator, William Jones ’18 was elected as Rosenthal Quad Senator, Kenyon Fraser ’16 was elected to the position of Mods Quad Senator and Valarie Timms ’16 was elected to fill the position of Charles River/567 Senator.