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  • General Meeting, November 5, 2014
    Lunch and Installation Life is Sweet The Bette Aschkenasy Lunch and Learn Annual Meeting March 4 2015 General Meeting November 5 2014 Book Author Luncheon 2014 About BNC Donate Student Stories About BNC National Brandeis Moment News about Brandeis University Site Index You are here Home Events from Last Year General Meeting November 5 2014 General Meeting November 5 2014 On the first Wednesday of November the General Meeting was held at Temple Beth Ami at 10 00 with a gently used jewelry and handbag sale delicious lunch catered by the board and audiologists talking about Aging and Hearing Loss For community service the committee collected toiletries BNC Greater Washington Events Calendar Mon 5 2 2016 Visit Brandeis Wed 5 4 2016 May Board Meeting Wed 5 11 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon Sun 5 15 2016 Ladies Night Out Wed 5 18 2016 Let s Do Lunch Wed 6 8 2016 Crossover Board Meeting Contact Us Please contact our membership committee for information Marlene Elaine or Margie You can join or renew your membership here Support Our Students Watch this brief video of the first week of classes at Brandeis You will be inspired and see virtually the driven students

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  • Book & Author Luncheon 2014
    Author Luncheon 2014 About BNC Donate Student Stories About BNC National Brandeis Moment News about Brandeis University Site Index You are here Home Events from Last Year Book Author Luncheon 2014 Book Author Luncheon 2014 Enlightening engaging and entertaining authors explained their newest books and why they wrote them at the October 15 2014 Book Author Luncheon Held at Norbeck Country Club the venue was lovely enhanced by the table decorations and the view of the fall changing trees A wonderful time was held by all as we also raised money for Brandeis University s medical research Mary Kay Zuravleff Man Alive Neely Tucker Ways of the Dead Leslie Maitland Crossing the Borders of Time Co Presidents Barbara Judy READ President of 1st Study Guide Shopping at Vendors Table 4 BNC Greater Washington Events Calendar Mon 5 2 2016 Visit Brandeis Wed 5 4 2016 May Board Meeting Wed 5 11 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon Sun 5 15 2016 Ladies Night Out Wed 5 18 2016 Let s Do Lunch Wed 6 8 2016 Crossover Board Meeting Contact Us Please contact our membership committee for information Marlene Elaine or Margie You can join or renew your membership here Support Our

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  • About BNC/Donate
    place for research and learning that would be open to all who valued academic excellence Since our earliest days the Brandeis National Committee has stood as a resolute partner with the University BNC has championed Brandeis s highest priorities including the library the sciences and scholarships by consistently providing critical support for these important initiatives Today increasing funding for scholarship assistance for our students is the University s top priority Consider that Two out of three Brandeis students receives some form of financial aid In the 2013 14 academic year Brandeis awarded 88 4 million in scholarship aid undergraduates and graduate students For the same period the endowment and annual gifts designated to scholarships provided 17 2 million 19 4 of the total financial aid budget Financial assistance plays a pivotal role in upholding Brandeis founding principle of equal access to higher education regardless of a student s financial circumstance Scholarships ensure that the best and brightest students are able to pursue an education at this unique institution Brandeis is committed to ensuring that it meets the financial needs of its students Endowed scholarship funds which provide a consistent dependable funding source are required to accomplish this SERVICES AND BENEFITS As a BNC member you will Participate in outstanding educational programs Develop your personal leadership skills in a national organization with a compelling history and an exciting future Attend presentations by Brandeis faculty throughout the country Participate in chapter and Brandeis University sponsored travel programs Volunteer for a range of meaningful community service programs Receive the BNC edition of the Brandeis Magazine Imprint Derive satisfaction from helping to support a world class university by contributing to its library system student scholarships and research fellowships BNC Greater Washington Events Calendar Mon 5 2 2016 Visit Brandeis Wed 5 4 2016 May

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  • Student Stories
    While at Brandeis he has been involved with the BNC as director of the Student Ambassador program and a member of BNC s National Executive Committee Jacob chose Brandeis because it encourages undergraduates to take advantage of many opportunities to gain leadership experience that will help them throughout their lives Read Jacob s thank you letter http bit ly 1Qf7wC9 to BNC members and watch this video http bit ly 21rpPaW in which he describes the lasting impact your support has made on his life and those of other BNC Scholars Meet Rebecca Wiser 19 A BNC Scholar from Boca Raton Florida Rebecca plans to major in either Journalism or Health Science Society and Policy Her ultimate goal is to become a life coach and health and wellness consultant Rebecca chose Brandeis because of its commitment to social justice and its close knit campus community which values kindness integrity and service to others Read her thank you letter http bit ly 1nP6GkG to BNC members in which she describes the lasting impact your support has made on her life and those of other BNC Scholars Meet Cassidy Swartz 16 A BNC Scholar from Arizona Cassidy is a Health Science Society and Policy major and soccer player at Brandeis She volunteers at Newton Wellesley hospital and tutors an elementary school student on top of a full load of courses Cassidy plans to become a physician s assistant upon graduating from Brandeis a profession she believes will help her use what she has learned at Brandeis to help others Hear her explain in this brief video why she is proud to attend the nation s only non sectarian university founded by the American Jewish community and how this experience has transformed her life BNC Greater Washington Events Calendar Mon 5 2 2016

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  • About BNC National
    providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University a distinguished liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish community Its membership is connected to the university through fundraising and through activities that reflect the values on which the university was founded academic excellence social justice nonsectarianism and service to the community Fast Facts Who Volunteers and working people Brandeis National Committee BNC members are women and men who share a passion for lifelong learning and for the mission of Brandeis University the only non sectarian university founded by the American Jewish community Most BNC members continue their education through learning opportunities created by Brandeis faculty exclusively for BNC What Founded in 1948 the same year as Brandeis University the Brandeis National Committee provides financial support for Brandeis and its libraries The BNC is the largest friends of a library group in the world with 26 000 members nationwide A volunteer fundraising organization BNC has contributed over 127 million to Brandeis University while utilizing the resources of the university to provide unique programming for its members The funds provided by BNC support student scholarship in the sciences and the development and expansion of the Brandeis Libraries which includes the acquisition of books and research journals restoration and preservation development of information technology and student work assistance Most recently BNC raised 2 million 1 million to name a neurodegenerative disease research laboratory in the Carl J Shapiro Science Center and 1 million to create an Endowed Medical Science Journal Fund Where Brandeis National Committee chapters are located nationwide BNC s National Center is on the Brandeis campus in Waltham Mass BNC Greater Washington Events Calendar Mon 5 2 2016 Visit Brandeis Wed 5 4 2016 May Board Meeting Wed 5 11 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon Sun 5 15 2016 Ladies Night Out

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  • Brandeis Moment
    heroine Olivia Pope Kerry Washington Goldwyn is also known for his performance in the movie Ghost alongside Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze Did you ask Siri for directions today on your iPhone Co developer Adam Cheyer graduated from Brandeis in 1988 The idea for Siri was born in Professor Timothy Hickey s Logic Programming class Do you follow football Have you watched Tom Brady and the New England Patriots recently Patriots owner Robert Kraft generously supports the Myra Kraft Transitional Program at Brandeis The program provides financial assistance and opportunities for personal development to students who might not otherwise be able to attend Brandeis The late Myra Kraft graduated from Brand eis in 1964 If you spread Smart Balance on your bagel this morning you were starting your day with Brandeis The patented Smart Balance spread which increases good cholesterol and improves the ratio of good to bad cholesterol was developed at Brandeis by Professor K C Hayes and his research team Members of the Brandeis family affectionately refer to it as Brandeis Butter Brandeis is all over prime time television Do you tune in to NBC s Mysteries of Laura which stars Debra Messing 90 Previously Messing worked with TV producer and writer Theresa Rebeck MA 83 MFA 86 PhD 89 on Rebeck s TV show S mash If mystery dramas are not your thing maybe you ve seen The Good Wife staring Julianna Margulies Director Rosemary Rodrigues graduated from Brandeis in 1983 Did you read the New York Times while having your morning coffee today Perhaps you read a column by Thomas Friedman 75 foreign affairs columnist recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and author of several bestselling books Have you heard of the critically acclaimed feature film Spotlight It tells the story of The Boston Globe investigative team

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  • News about Brandeis University
    oral history that documented the civil rights movement of his native Mississippi Ms Schneider who grew up in Canada thought Brandeis was an interesting place to be a female student in the 1960s She felt that students were given the tools for serious inquiry and were inspired by the role models on the faculty She said I was taught by people who were interested in the back story what was behind the obvious Since its inception in 1976 she has served as editor in chief of Lillith an award winning magazine with the tagline independent Jewish and frankly feminist Also she is the author of two books Jewish and Female about the effects of feminism on Jewish life and Intermarriage the Challenge of Living with Differences between Christians and Jews Perhaps a future award recipient Nyah Macklin a Brandeis senior from New Haven CT majoring in African and Afro American Studies is this year s Student Union President Before her sophomore year she transferred to Brandeis from Goucher College to take advantage of the academics as well as the students and administration s commitment to facilitating positive social change She s the first member of her family to attend college and is very passionate about using the enrichment the Brandeis experience provides to make a meaningful contribution to the world For almost 10 years Don Katz a Brandeis associate professor of psychology has been investigating the interconnection of smell and taste in rats In 2009 he showed that when rats lose their ability to taste that it also alters their sense of smell Two years later he found that smell as much as taste helps rat determine the food they like Then just last month he discussed when a rat lost his sense of taste it greatly affected the neurons

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  • 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon
    Author Luncheon 2014 About BNC Donate Student Stories About BNC National Brandeis Moment News about Brandeis University Site Index You are here Home Feature 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon April 11 2016 By smorris5 Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill Wednesday May 11 2016 9 00 a m Registration Boutique 10 00 am Program Begins Our Speakers Rachel D Miller is a highly respected energy and environmental expert Eleanor Clift is a Washington correspondent for the Daily Beast Co Presidents Barbara Fayne Honey Edell Luncheon Chairs Judy Blickstein Sandy Pincus Rush Proceeds to Benefit Brandeis University s Scholarship Campaign Fund Complimentary Parking To secure your reservation please make check payable to BNC and mail with complete form from email by April 25 2016 to Linda Filed Under Feature Uncategorized BNC Greater Washington Events Calendar Mon 5 2 2016 Visit Brandeis Wed 5 4 2016 May Board Meeting Wed 5 11 2016 Spring Installation Luncheon Sun 5 15 2016 Ladies Night Out Wed 5 18 2016 Let s Do Lunch Wed 6 8 2016 Crossover Board Meeting Contact Us Please contact our membership committee for information Marlene Elaine or Margie You can join or renew your membership here Support Our

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