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Down to earth in Nepal

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal in April of this year crushed entire villages and left hundreds of thousands homeless — but a few structures in Nepal were still standing after the natural disaster. All of the approximately 30 Nepalese buildings constructed with Earthbag technology were unaffected by the earthquake.


Storytelling as social art

Stories — we all have them. Whether inspired by life or by a creative muse, everyone has a story to share, and Adriana Gleaton ’17 seeks to facilitate the exchange of these stories through the Faculty and Student Fall Storytelling Event.


Alumni Achievement Awards: Susan Weidman Schneider '65

On Saturday afternoon, the Brandeis community bestowed the highest form of university recognition upon two alums: social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA ’78, PhD ’79, and founding editor in chief of Lilith magazine Susan Weidman Schneider ’65.  Interim President Lisa Lynch presented the Alumni Achievement Award to both DeBerry and Schneider for their distinguished contributions to their professions or chosen fields of endeavors. Previous winners of the award include Roderick Mackinnon ’78, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist; Marta Kauffman ’78 and David Krane ’79, co-creators of “Friends”; Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times and Robert Zimmer ’68, president of the University of Chicago.  The Alumni Achievement Awards were presented on Oct.


Alumni Achievement Awards: Roy DeBerry '70, MA '78, PhD '79

On Saturday afternoon, the Brandeis community bestowed the highest form of university recognition upon two alums: social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA ’78, PhD ’79, and founding editor in chief of Lilith magazine Susan Weidman Schneider ’65.  Interim President Lisa Lynch presented the Alumni Achievement Award to both DeBerry and Schneider for their distinguished contributions to their professions or chosen fields of endeavors. Previous winners of the award include Roderick Mackinnon ’78, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist; Marta Kauffman ’78 and David Krane ’79, co-creators of “Friends”; Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times and Robert Zimmer ’68, president of the University of Chicago.  The Alumni Achievement Awards were presented on Oct.


From Pulitzer to Pritzker

To Prof. David Hackett Fischer (HIST), “history is not only about the past: it’s about memories of the past, it’s about experiences of the present, and it’s about anticipation of the future,” Fischer said in an interview with the Justice.


Digging up Concord

If you happen to drive down Barretts Mill Road in Concord on a Friday afternoon you’re likely to see Brandeis students hovering over holes in the ground or shaking dirt through a strainer.


Nyah at the helm

Nyah Macklin ’16, former class of 2016 senator an African and African-American Studies major was officially sworn in as Student Body President in April.


A return to the Renaissance

She tries to explain the importance of being in the presence of original works of art, as opposed to their digital reproductions, by recounting a recent experience she had with a famed sculpture.  “When you’re studying on a screen, you can’t imagine how big it is, the dimension of it,” says Myung Joo Khang ’16, an Art History major.


Fred reflects part 1

justFeatures: Let’s start at the beginning. What inspired you to accept the presidency back in 2010 after Jehuda Reinharz had first stepped down? Frederick Lawrence: I think a couple of things.


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