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  • Science Whys | A Blog on Science, Medicine, and Education
    parts of the planet Setting off from the south coast Lawson crossed New Guinea at its widest part coming to within 25 miles of the north coast before retracing his steps Of the five local men who accompanied him only two survived Continue reading This entry was posted in Biology Evolution and tagged Biogeography Wallace on December 21 2015 by James Morris First Do No Harm 7 Replies by James Morris This month world leaders are meeting in Paris to discuss climate change This time there is optimism that concrete measures will be adopted to do something about this planetary problem Continue reading This entry was posted in Chemistry Science and tagged Carbon Dioxide Climate Change Greenhouse Gas on December 5 2015 by James Morris Point of View 6 Replies by James Morris In Dead Poet s Society the late Robin Williams urged his students to stand on their desks to look at the world in a different way This is a fitting message for this week as November 24 2015 marks the 156 th anniversary of the publication of Darwin s On the Origin of Species This book challenged us all to do just that Photo credit Ella Daniels Koch Continue reading This entry was posted in Biology Evolution and tagged Adaptations Antibiotic resistance Darwin Evolution on November 21 2015 by James Morris How Science Really Works 1 Reply by Daniel Hartl Guest contributor This month Dan Hartl the Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University shares his thoughts on the scientific method explaining how it is more complex and more interesting than it is commonly portrayed The scientific method taught in most textbooks begins with observations carried out in the real world the formulation of an explanatory hypothesis to explain these observations and the deduction of ideally unique predictions from this hypothesis The predictions are tested by experiments or further observations and the outcomes of these activities either validate the predictions or else falsify them Validation affords evidence favoring the hypothesis and falsification causes the hypothesis to be modified or rejected This modern description of the scientific method is often credited to Charles Sanders Peirce 1878 and Karl Popper 1935 The approach itself is exemplified in the work of some of the greatest scientists in history including Galileo Newton Priestly Lavoisier Mendel and Darwin The progression from observation to hypothesis to prediction to experiment is logical and yet simple enough that we can teach it to sixth graders We also teach the scientific method in high school and college but at this level we should be more realistic about how science works Scientists are human beings with the same foibles and failings as everyone else Ideally scientists ought to be objective and ignore their own personal feelings and preferences but true objectivity is about as rare as an ivory billed woodpecker Continue reading This entry was posted in Science and tagged Hypothesis Scientific Method Theory on October 24 2015 by James Morris Moon River 5 Replies by James

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  • BNC Wycliffe
    20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CLOSING EVENT INSTALLATION It was a perfect day It was so significant to begin our celebration by honoring Past Presidents of the Wycliffe Chapter We also celebrated Norma Feinsod being Installed as Vice President of the Florida Region Read More HAPPENINGS and SAVE THE DATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION A celebratory 20th anniversary bulletin is being prepared Please send your Wycliffe Brandeis anecdotal memories to Norma Gastwirth normag43 me com LOOKING TOWARD THE FALL SEASON MARK YOUR CALENDARS MONDAY OCTOBER 24 2016 THE WYCLIFFE CHAPTER S OPENING Read More Philanthropy HONOR LEGACY SUPPORT INNOVATION Brandeis University was founded in 1948 by members of the American Jewish community and reflects the traditions of scholarship and community service and the commitment to social justice personified by Louis D Brandeis the distinguished Supreme Court justice for whom the university is named The Wycliffe BNC Chapter is proud to be a part of the Brandeis family bringing continuing education opportunities down south BNC Mission Brandeis National Committee is dedicated to 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

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  • Social, Learning and Philanthropic Adult Community and Events | BNC Sarasota
    University and its students You can receive guaranteed fixed income payments for life Rates are locked in at the time you donate To learn more please contact M Lissa Brennan at Read More Meet Sophia Glickman Brandeis students like Sophia Glickman 16 give us hope A BNC Scholar from Valhalla New York Sophia is a double major in biology and environmental studies She worked as an undergraduate researcher in K C Hayes laboratory researching the effects of various diets on the development of diabetes Read More BNC Mission Brandeis National Committee is dedicated to 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 BNC Scholarship Campaign The vision for Brandeis was realized in the aftermath of World War II when members of the American Jewish community came together to create a place for research and learning that would be open to all who valued academic excellence We invite you to support BNC s BNC Scholarship Campaign to support

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  • Chicago to visit the Columbian Exposition There she attended the Jewish Women s Congress at the World s Parliament on Religions where she heard activists such as Hannah Greenebaum Solomon and Sadie Read More HBI Recommends For Orthodox Jews A Different Kind of Prenup Melanie Grayce West The Wall Street Journal Women as Halakhic Decisors An Analysis from First Principles Rabbi Aryeh Klapper is on the Agunah Taskforce and is a form Hammer Gartner Hammer scholar in residence Ruth Bader Ginsberg Will Make a Cameo in a Production of the Merchant of Venice Gaberiela Geselowitz The Tablet Maternal Health and Rights Deserve Their Own Day Susan Sered is an HBI author AAC member and former Scholar in residence My Fair Trade Lady A Trip to Guatemala to Meet Judaica Creators Betsy Teutsch The Lilith Blog Female Pilots Land Plane In Country Where They re Not Allowed to Drive Suzy Strutner Huffington Post Topic of the Week Nashim Update Click image for an editorial review of the latest issue of Nashim Follow Us Subscribe Enter your email address to subscribe to our blog and receive notifications of new posts by email Email Address Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016

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  • Constellation Media | Media Production blog based at Brandeis University
    continuation of the Featured Stories 0 April 14 2016 The Traveling Teacher Pt 1 0 April 8 2016 Dance at Deis Brandeis University is home to a variety of dance organizations Three of these organizations have a very special connection Watch the video below to find out how Brandeis dance is 0 April 8 2016 David Rumpler Tudo Azul David Rumpler is a Boston musician with a passion for teaching His love for music took him halfway around the world and what he brought back with him is truly Editors Picks The Traveling Teacher Pt 1 Posted on April 14 2016 No Comments Continue Reading Dance at Deis Posted on April 8 2016 No Comments Brandeis University is home to a variety of dance organizations Three of these organizations have a very special connection Watch the video below to find out how Brandeis dance is Continue Reading David Rumpler Tudo Azul Posted on April 8 2016 No Comments David Rumpler is a Boston musician with a passion for teaching His love for music took him halfway around the world and what he brought back with him is truly Continue Reading Latest Headlines Uncategorized The Traveling Teacher Pt 1 No Comments

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  • The Life of Harris: Welcome!
    for Week 2 I ve decided to interview my good friend and roommate Jack Holloman an awesome artist majoring in Biology and Studio Art What I hope to do through my pictures is depict Jack as an artist and a person My slideshow will consist of pictures of him his art and the places he works as well as the tools he uses In order to understand an artist I think it s important to learn how they operate Jack has pieces displayed on campus like outside the studios in his own senior studio and in Spingold Some questions I d ask are What is do you have a process to your art How long have you been doing it What s your favorite type or style What do you intend to do with it Things of that nature I want the interview to show how Jack is quiet and introverted yet at the same time outgoing through his art and the activities he participates in I m excited for it Author hcohen44 Posted on January 27 2016 1 Comment on Assignment for Week 2 An Introduction Salutations my name is Harris Cohen I m a second semester senior from Montclair NJ This blog is intended for my journalism class and through it I intend to show a bit of my life in this final semester at Brandeis Now I m no journalist but my interest in journalism stems from my involvement with the music industry the past several years and particularly in PR and publicity I ve had the chance to be a publicity intern for two companies over the past two years one being Big Hassle Media in NYC and the other being Warner Bros Records in Burbank CA Both offered me the chance to learn a lot

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/harriscohen/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Moose Sized Snail | Just another Brandeis University site
    14 2016 Harry Potter and the Non Profit Organization 0 April 8 2016 Tinier Desk Concerts Brandeis University students and WBRS hosts Tobias Reynilds and Yair Koas are bringing live music to people in an unusual way over the radio Along with performer Alina Shirley they 0 April 7 2016 Multimedia Story Pitch For my Multimedia story I want to cover the HPA s Accio Books book drive They have a history of helping donate books to the community with this event My plan Editors Picks Harry Potter and the Non Profit Organization Posted on April 14 2016 No Comments Continue Reading Tinier Desk Concerts Posted on April 8 2016 No Comments Brandeis University students and WBRS hosts Tobias Reynilds and Yair Koas are bringing live music to people in an unusual way over the radio Along with performer Alina Shirley they Continue Reading Multimedia Story Pitch Posted on April 7 2016 No Comments For my Multimedia story I want to cover the HPA s Accio Books book drive They have a history of helping donate books to the community with this event My plan Continue Reading Latest Headlines Uncategorized Harry Potter and the Non Profit Organization No Comments Uncategorized

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  • Yigu Liang EL 12B
    problem or experience would like to share with us I hope I can get the representative s response soon and then I can start early The location should be on campus in the representative s office and in a quiet place like classroom in Mandel when interviewing the student Add comment January 28th 2016 Yigu s Introductory Blog Hello all my name is Yigu Liang and I am currently a Brandeis senior I am majoring in Education Studies and minoring in Economics I found my great interest and passion in Journalism last summer and then started my journey to take journalism classes sharpen my writing skills doing related internship in order to practice learn and explore more In terms of my interests as a journalist currently I do not have a specific topic because I am still learning about journalism so I am open to all topics My journalist idol Jing Chai who is an investigative journalist in China Her reports and interviews focused on societal problems including air pollution justice and human rights etc Her bravery reports have provoked much discussions in China and have enacted many positive changes in the country Motivated by Chai s remarkable work I hope one day can also enact positive change through my journalistic work as her has done and continues to do I am interested to produce a news segment about Parking issues at Brandeis Many friends of mine complained about the limited parking spots for undergraduate students on campus which resulted them to violate the university parking regulation to park at where they are not allowed to They complained that if they did not do so they would be late for class Is that an understandable excuse What is the parking policy on campus Where could undergraduate students park What should

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