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  • LTS OPUS Group
    delete it then start blogging 1 Comment Filed under Uncategorized Recent Posts Hello world Archives March 2015 Categories Uncategorized Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Theme Pressrow by Chris Pearson Theme pack from WPMUDEV by Incsub Distributed

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/opus/ (2016-04-25)
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  • JOUR 15A FINAL PROJECT: Welcome!
    is no rule to how you saw that problem But you kind of know if you are getting closer or not Elizabeth s experience in different industries gave her the passion to explore new disciplines in her art In recent years she focuses on video documentaries particularly language and communication among artists In 2014 she held a panel in an all women s gallery in New York to discuss whether rules are found in artists works or not It s a big deal to curate a show I m attracted to other artists who also have inter disciplinary process I often have the impulse to interview people Not many artists can write but they can talk like anybody The shift to video was not a coincidence She tried to integrate her various interests and push her works to the next level It s still an exploration of space But it s not about making something but it s more a mental process Among her 2 D paintings an important element is the letter I which seems to appear in every piece She talked about this recurring theme It s a I brim In my 2 D works I was interested in the simplicity of tracing it and using it as an element Basically it helps me to overcome my anxiety While she s explaining the painting she s currently working on she talked about her interpretation of new ideas I attempt to set up a system and then make errors and follow them From those errors new ideas come If I break the rules I try to turn it into another rule Sometimes I m not good at following my own rules but are you interested in doing the same thing over and over or you are interested in introducing some kind of uncertainty Another artist Roberta Hall who has been working on the floor of River Street for four years is a relatively new member of the WMAA Similar to Elizabeth Roberta had a background in another concentration architecture before she went into art which served as the inspiration for her style of painting I like to refer to my background in architecture I ve been doing a series of using digital images so I found the first woman architect in the 19 th century I captured her image Roberta called herself a bit reluctant when talking about her works but she s always happy when people visit her studio where she feels comfortable The reason she integrates popular culture into her works is tied to her family background I got my first degree in sociology A lot of popular culture ideas came from that I came from a working class background I m the first generation to go to college With their involvement in WMAA Elizabeth and Roberta value its importance It really was a community this is not in the city and what I m looking for I saw that as a way to build in a

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/kawalaxl/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Brandeis Multimedia Journalism Spring 2015
    Local officials presided over the grand reopening of the celebration of the city s diverse heritage Posted by Kawala Xie Filed in Uncategorized No Comments Slideshow Final May 5th 2015 Migrant writer Ha Jin recalled the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and shared his views on freedom and censorship Posted by Kawala Xie Filed in Uncategorized No Comments Leah Newman Final Stories May 5th 2015 The following story is an audio piece about Brandeis senior Noam Steinman and his journey and decision to move to Israel after he graduates In his narrative Noam discusses what drove him to want to move to Israel and what he plans to do their in the future The following is an video audio news piece on the transition in the Brandeis University mail system from Canon to Xerox During the Summer of 2014 Brandeis transitioned to Xerox a new mail contractor After the transition there were a lot of errors that occurred including mail delivery backup and confusion and chaos in implementing the new system The following piece discusses the issues how they were dealt with and how the mail system has improved Posted by lnewman Filed in Uncategorized No Comments Avi s Final Projects May 5th 2015 Photo Slideshow Cindy Spungin the Associate Director of Hillel at Brandeis recently had the opportunity to create a new position aimed at relieving her of some of the job s workload During the job search Spungin looked for someone like her who could focus on the campus outreach and social portfolios of the job Almost a year after the hire Spungin could not be happier with the change and loves having a self proclaimed junior me News Package Freshman year is a hassle for every college student bar none Aside from the regular workload expected of a college

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/el94jourspr15/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Art in Action | Reporting on the Brandeis University art scene
    the Festival featured over 100 events There were also nine public art installations that were scattered around campus for the week Here is an up close and behind the scenes look at two of the installations PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS Color Theories by Rachel Berkovitz 15 and Jess Podhorcer 15 Unnoticed by Paul Belenky 14 Every year the Festival is endowed with a theme This year s theme was Find Your Light inspired by the university s new permanent art installation Light of Reason by artist Chris Burden The Office of the Arts drew on this year s theme of light for the featured piece The Burning Boards by Los Angeles based artist Glen Kaino FEATURED PIECE The Burning Boards by Glen Kaino THE FESTIVAL IN PHOTOS Leave a comment Final Project proposal April 23 2015 Uncategorized ewishing For my final project I will be taking a look behind the scenes of the planning for the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts April 23 26 Specifically I will be producing a project that documents the installations going up around campus and all the work that goes into putting them together and displaying them I have video of the artists and

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/emilywishingradjourn15/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Avi Gold's blog
    campus in varying states of disarray But the school s administration is not leaving everything untouched as they announced an upgrade to the Sherman Dining Hall a building long in need of renovations according to Sodexo Senior Director of Operations Randi Kates Peirce Sherman redesign Album on Imgur The building in the biggest need of repairs is the Castle which according to a February 2015 Justice article has been roped off with caution tape since mid December and Vice President for Operations James Gray has told residents in several emails sent in mid December to be aware of falling debris and other safety hazards Other buildings too have major issues The Farber Library has walls in the basement in poor condition due to water damage and has had multiple books ruined after they were left in conditions that were too damp The Shaprio Campus Center which is also scheduled for upgrades this summer provides an intriguing case study into how Brandeis buildings begin to deteriorate The student body has generally been left in the dark on what changes are coming to the buildings on campus if any are coming at all It leaves a wide range of reactions to the announced changes to Sherman and the Shapiro Campus Center never having been explained why most of the changes are necessary Four students participated in a conversation on the physical state of the campus and whatever Brandeis decides to fix next the school cannot hope for more than a mixed reaction without better transparency behind why the changes are occurring No Comments Tags Uncategorized State of Brandeis April 22nd 2015 No Comments I want to do a piece looking at the physical state of Brandeis buildings Overall the piece would encompass three parts that together make up one story 1 A

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/goldav/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Brandeis Senior Time Capsule: Welcome!
    Meet as many people as possible I have learned the most at this school from the people I have met Everyone has different stories and can teach you so much about life but you just have to listen Posted on May 5 2015 May 5 2015 Leave a comment on Letter to Past Self Senior Map Brandeis seniors are from all over the United States and the world They are exploring careers near to campus and spread out across the country In this interactive map you can meet six seniors and learn about their interests and plans for the future https www google com maps d edit mid zG9f0sTUpo0c kTlk7cgpbqCY Screen shot of the map interface Posted on May 5 2015 Leave a comment on Senior Map Final Project Pitch Future of Brandeisians A spin on the future of Brandeis theme Interviewing seniors who are graduating this semester about their plans for after graduation and maybe about how they see the future of Brandeis I am talking to about ten seniors I m planning on going with seniors to their rooms activities and classes to get a more comprehensive look at their lives I m only talking to seniors and leaving others voices out maybe including my own so they can tell us where they are in their lives by themselves The format of 20 Questions posted below is the driving force behind the interviews and I m going tot find a way to incorporate it into my final project Vision Time capsule capturing a moment in time I m trying to get pieces of advice memories personality The piece should look like what Brandeis seniors in 2015 look like These are photos I took of the graduation cap and tassel when I interviewed Mariella I wasn t able to

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/mcmahon/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Marissa Ditkowsky JOUR15 : Welcome!
    2 823 students lived on campus The undergraduate student population was about 3 614 during the fall 2014 semester according to the University s website Marissa Ditkowsky Although Brandeis senior Jessie Miller said that in her experience housing has been provided for those who have felt unsafe in off campus housing it is not possible to provide housing for all individuals Some University sponsored housing is also not directly on campus leaving students to travel to get to classes or on campus activities Miller s house is a 25 minute walk from campus but walking alone at night is not an option For those who live off campus the University provides a shuttle The shuttle which is called the BranVan goes to local places in Waltham It also circles around campus visiting University sponsored housing off campus as well But the shuttle still poses problems for Miller Marissa Ditkowsky They do have the BranVan but it doesn t go all the way to my house actually which is a major problem she said The closest it gets to my house is the stop by Walgreens where it turns on to when it turns on to Russell Street and that s still a few minutes walk from my house She also noted that she would have to pass a gas station at the corner of South Street and Main Street which experienced an armed robbery several months ago I would never walk back from Brandeis in the dark alone ever Miller said Miller does have a car but she says parking is not always available on campus Parking is terrible on campus If I get to campus past 10 30 a m it s like completely full she said She has also found herself having to call an Uber in the past Marissa Ditkowsky According to data compiled in during the 2013 to 2014 academic year Brandeis University issued 3 126 students who desire to park their cars on a campus parking lot only 2 299 can actually park The Student Union attempted to create a task force to address the issue during the 2013 to 2014 academic year suggesting potential fixes such as a parking garage No updates have been released A Community Perspective Respect goes both ways Student disconnectedness from Waltham affects how individuals in Waltham view the Brandeis community as well Although Brandeis students have noted concerns about Waltham other Waltham residents often make calls to the Waltham Police Department to complain about noise and other disturbances Brandeis students according to Waltham Police are often culprits Waltham Police Department Officer Cory Amarante is the liaison for Brandeis and handles many of these cases Amarante discussed dealing with certain problem houses One student home on South Street he said received about seven complaints just last year It s not just loud noise complaints it s also medical calls It usually has to do with intoxication Over the years I ve found students passed out in neighboring yards he said

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/mditkowsky/ (2016-04-25)
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  • New Sherman Dining Revisited Food at Brandeis Top of Page Copyright 2016 News Theme on Genesis Framework WordPress Log in Protected by Akismet Blog with WordPress Brandeis University Blogs Brandeis

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/leahjourn15/ (2016-04-25)
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