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  • BNC Treasure Coast Florida
    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 Visit Brandeis Now s your chance as an active member of BNC or perhaps even contemplating being more involved join an exciting program May 2 May 4th at Brandeis University geared to Chapter Leaders Feel connected to Brandeis and see first hand how special the campus is and why your support is so vital A 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 Mission BNC is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis 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

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  • BNC Phoenix
    Visit Brandeis Now s your chance as an active member of BNC or perhaps even contemplating being more involved join an exciting program May 2 May 4th at Brandeis University geared to Chapter Leaders Feel connected to Brandeis and see first hand how special the campus is and why your support is so vital A few more spots are open RSVP by April 5th 2016 Read More Meet Ron and Sandra Levy Including a bequest or charitable gift annuity in your estate plan is an easy and rewarding way to support Brandeis 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 781 736 4178 or email at Read More Evening Potpourri The second new group for members who are most interested in evening activities a prospective evening group held its first organizing meeting last month and calendared 3 dates for meetings this spring March 31st April 28th and May 13th Activities will be planned by group members and may include movies or theatre book discussions artist studio Read More Spring Luncheon BNC Phoenix Chapter Invites You to our Elegant Spring Luncheon at The Orange Tree Resort 10601 N 56th St Scottsdale AZ Friday April 25 2014 11 00 am Our special guest speaker Sharrie Williams A direct descendant of the Maybelline Family author of The Maybelline Story will share her unique narrative of the family secrets bringing Read More Meet Arthur and Leslie Pearlstein Meet Sophia Glickman Visit Brandeis Our 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

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  • BNC Conejo Valley
    2016 AGOURA EVENT CENTER 10 00 a m Jeannie Opdyke Smith is a Holocaust Speaker and Daughter of Irene Gut Opdyke who risked her life to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust During the German occupation of Poland Irene worked as a housekeeper for Read More THANK YOU TO THE CONEJO VALLEY CHAPTER a big THANK YOU to the Conejo Valley Chapter and its Presidents Susan Barnett and Carol Smith from your BNC Western Region Presidents Honey Bencomo and Sharon Cohen We owe you a huge debt of gratitude for being the host chapter at the BNC Western Region Conference held Jan 19 21 2014 at the Read More For more information about our chapter visit our web site www brandeisconejo org Read More BNC Mission Statement 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 New Scholarship Campaign and Sustaining the Mind Fund 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 BNC has championed Brandeis s highest priorities including the library the sciences and scholarships by consistently providing critical support for these important initiatives We invite you to support BNC s new Scholarship Campaign Brandeis University researchers in over 50 laboratories are pioneering strides in the field of brain related disorders including Alzheimer s and Parkinson s diseases Support Sustaining the Mind Fund Serving Westlake Village

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  • Department of Economics Blog
    design But she warns that Economists do face challenges however Since they are often in the minority they have to learn to speak the native language engineering MBA speak legalese and in tech firms the fact that an idea is well accepted or standard in economics doesn t get you anywhere Economists have to make their ideas convincing from first principles and they also need to learn how to operate in a technical environment to carry out empirical work For those of you who don t know Professor Athey is a winner of the John Bates Clark Medal She currently serves as a long term consultant to Microsoft Jan 29 Professor Nader Habibi on the lifting of sanctions on Iran January 29 2016 Leave a Comment Professor Nader Habibi was interviewed by Jim Zerroli for the NPR program All Things Considered on the lifting of U S sanctions on Iran To listen to or read the read the article click here Jan 27 Professor Dan Bergstresser on predictable surprises January 27 2016 Leave a Comment In an article in Fortune Professor Dan Bergstresser discusses predictable surprises due to our aging infrastructure He argues that Our continuing deferral of this needed reinvestment amounts to a national debt that is as real as the U S Treasury s stock of borrowing from capital markets Read the full article here Jan 27 Professor Peter Petri on the TPP January 27 2016 Leave a Comment Professor Peter Petri was on Marketplace to discuss his recent work modeling the economic impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership See http www marketplace org 2016 01 25 world modeling economic impact tpp Jan 27 Professor Nader Habibi Weighs in on Turkey s Priorities January 27 2016 Leave a Comment In his article Has the economy lost its influence on Turkey s foreign policy Professor Nader Habibi addresses the question Is Turkey still a so called trading state that puts economic interests first or has it abandoned this type of diplomacy in favor of ideological and security objectives Dec 23 Suffering may build character but it does not lead to great art December 23 2015 Leave a Comment Must one suffer in order to create great art We have this romantic notion of the tortured artist Indeed it is often claimed that the suicide of Pablo Picasso s good friend Carlos Casagemas led the artist into one of his most productive eras of his career the famed Blue Period But does suffering really inspire creativity Our very own Professor Kathryn Graddy has run the numbers and the answer is no To read more see Professor Graddy s working paper or There s no need to suffer for your art or Sad but true study finds depression does not inspire artists best work or Painters do not produce their best work when suffering emotional turmoil research says Dec 20 Interest Rates Are Going Up Are Car Sales Going Down December 20 2015 Leave a Comment The Federal Reserve has kept

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  • Science and Journalism in Society: Welcome!
    half male half female butterfly was found You can see the line where the butterfly switches gender https t co CqlFsTYmet butterfly Mad Science LI MadScienceLi December 14 2015 http www ripleys com blog butterfly male female wings For the NautilusMag symmetry issue I wrote about animals that are 1 2 male 1 2 female and totally beautiful http t co JmpQBHSGw5 Ferris Jabr ferrisjabr May 22 2014 http www smithsonianmag com smart news museums butterfly emerged half male half female 180953856 http www newnownext com rare beautiful butterfly emerges half male half female 01 2015 https www pinterest com pin 120541727501180645 https www pinterest com pin AY6hP3ZzTuEc25gwS2DFE2AXw42Uz2kIMwlhaHu9ssSV36I2GfDiLo4 Manta in the mirror evidence for the first introspective fish April 5 2016 victoria 0 Comments You ve probably heard of the mirror test place a mirror in front of an animal and see if they can recognize their reflection Quick easy fun to try on the family dog and thus far only ever successfully passed by humans magpies and a handful of primates elephants and cetaceans Ari D Agostino 2016 Even human children below the age of 18 months have trouble identifying themselves in a mirror Lewis 1979 However according to a study published in the Journal of Ethology this past March it may be time to add manta rays to the list of animals capable of displaying self recognition and if so they d be the first fish to accomplish this feat of cognition ever Researchers from the University of South Florida tried out the mirror test on two giant manta rays living at the Bahamas Atlantis Aquarium placing a mirror in their enclosure for a 16 day period and they witnessed some truly stunning results The animals were observed to repetitively circle the mirror lifting their fins and turning sideways to bare their bellies to the reflective surface but displayed no aggressive behaviors towards the mirror nor any of the coloring changes previously shown to occur when a ray meets a new individual Ari 2014 These behaviors would seem to suggest that the rays were testing whether their reflection moved when they did and could even have been trying to use it to view areas of their bodies that are normally out of sight Both of these things would indicate that the rays recognized their mirror images as themselves You can watch a sample of these behaviors below Future replication of this research will be necessary to confirm whether the behaviors exhibited by the two animals surveyed in this study are true of their species as a whole and whether they do in fact represent the act of self recognition It s possible that these behaviors could have arisen from a general sense of curiosity towards the ray s shiny new toy rather than anything truly self oriented However these findings would not be completely unprecedented as giant manta rays do possess the largest brains of any fish species Ari 2011 And after this study it certainly seems that they can put that big brain to use Sources Ari C D Agostino D P 2016 Contingency checking and self directed behaviors in giant manta rays Do elasmobranches have self awareness Journal of Ethology 34 1 8 Ari C 2014 Rapid coloration changes of manta rays Mobulidae Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113 180 193 Ari C 2011 Encephalization and brain organization of mobulid rays Myliobatiformes Elasmobranchii with ecological perspectives Open Anatomy 3 1 13 Lewis M Brooks Gunn J 1979 Social cognition and the acquisition of self New York Plenum Press p 296 Energy for the Ages April 5 2016 sarah 0 Comments What s up with Mother Nature Environmental change which is the disturbance of the environment often caused by human influences and natural ecological processes is a huge controversy in terms of finding the best solution or the best way to slow down its damaging effects Energy scarcity environmental pollution and climate change are three major challenges aiding in environmental change They all have to do with one another but they also share one big common theme fossil fuels Energy scarcity has to do with the increasing lack of energy sources such as crude oil Introducing contaminants into the natural environment triggers environmental pollution Climate change which we also refer to as global warming is the ongoing rise in the temperature mostly caused from increasing concentrations of green housing gases in the atmosphere The burning of fossil fuels supports these three unfortunate outcomes that are affecting the environment The Chinese government invests more than any other country in the wind and solar energy business and they have come up with a plan to create a global electricity network The State Grid Corporation of China the largest electric utility company in the world plans to link existing solar farms and wind turbines and or other electricity plants across four continents Asia Europe Africa and the America s They need to get large investments from all over the world for it to be functional by 2050 The business plan is called the Global Energy Interconnection The goal is to generate a global network that could mean clean energy for up to eighty percent of the estimated global consumption clean energy meaning recycled or reusable energy that generates little to no emissions This would displace fossil fuels as the earth s principal energy source Solar farms use hundreds to thousands of panels that convert the suns light directly into electricity We can put the panels on big motorized towers where the motors allow the panels to track the sun so they have higher electrical output They put power into the utility grid so businesses and consumers can use the power during the day Therefore fewer fossil fuels are burned Global Energy Interconnection investigates the current condition and complications of global energy development and with calculated rational and a proper construction method for the development of global energy network This is hard task and will face difficulties at times but

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  • Brandeis Library & Technology Services
    00pm at the Faculty Club Register http calendar library brandeis edu event 2502419 If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Hage x64711 or lhage brandeis edu No Comments Tags Uncategorized LTS Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion March 23rd 2016 No Comments What Library and Technology Services Do You Need to be Successful Please join John Unsworth Vice Provost University Librarian and Chief Information Officer and additional LTS staff members to provide feedback on the specific LTS needs of graduate students at Brandeis and to learn more about available services Thursday April 7 2016 12 00pm 1 00pm at the Faculty Club Register http calendar library brandeis edu event 2502409 If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Hage x64711 or lhage brandeis edu No Comments Tags Uncategorized Library Email Notifications are Back March 18th 2016 No Comments Did you ever wonder why the library stopped sending email notices about overdue materials Around 18 months ago LTS migrated to a new system that helps us better manage library operations and inventory Unfortunately we lost the ability to remind you of what you have checked out through email Thanks to the hard work of a team of LTS staff we have that ability again Starting March 22 emails will be sent reminding you about items borrowed from the library This feature will help you keep track of what you have checked out and increase communication between you and the Farber Goldfarb Library Let us know what you think about this by emailing borrowing brandeis edu No Comments Tags Communication Services Constituents Faculty Graduate Students Staff Undergraduate Students Social Justice Forum Campus Sustainability March 8th 2016 No Comments You are warmly invited to join us at the next Social Justice Forum Campus Sustainability IS Social Justice Thursday March 17 12 00 PM Shapiro

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  • Learning about Learning
    experiences and best practices This spring they will release findings from the survey portion of the study of Hebrew at camps a book about the project will be published next year A chshav kulam na lavo la aruchat erev Now everyone please come to dinner said one young man to the other madrichim counselors and chanichim campers at Habonim Dror Camp Galil a small progressive Zionist summer camp in Pennsylvania From the kikar square not far from the gan garden they entered the chadar ochel dining hall Several Hebrew words were featured on plaques above the mitbach kitchen Soon after dinner they sang and danced to Hebrew songs like Lo Yisa Goy and recited the blessings for Havdalah in Hebrew With all this Hebrew it may seem that Camp Galil is geared toward Israelis and other Hebrew speakers However this is not the case Continue Reading No responses yet Feb 04 2016 Israel Education Needs Coaches not Cheerleaders Published by Susanne Shavelson under Center News Contributors Learning Research By Sivan Zakai and Hannah Tobin Cohen Imagine you re playing in the Super Bowl Would you rather have the encouragement of an enthusiastic cheerleader or the guidance of a skilled coach The field of Israel education is crowded with cheerleaders Believing that it is their responsibility to champion Israel teachers and parents aim to instill in young children positive feelings toward the Jewish state in the hope that they will be protected from bad press and negative feelings about Israel as they grow older The only problem It s not a winning strategy Continue Reading No responses yet Oct 26 2015 How to Talk to Your Kids About the Violence in Israel Published by Susanne Shavelson under Center News Commentary By Sivan Zakai director Children s Learning About Israel project This article originally appeared at Forward com Oct 19 2015 Reproduced from here by permission of the Forward These are dark days for the Jewish people In Israel Jewish children head off to school not knowing when or where the next attack will occur But Jewish children in the United States are geographically removed from the fray and their bodies are not on the front lines in this new frightening chapter in the Israeli Palestinian conflict So what do American Jewish children know and feel about the conflict And how should we their parents grandparents and teachers talk to them about it Continue Reading No responses yet Oct 21 2015 Wet Hot Hebrew Infused American Summer Published by Susanne Shavelson under Center News Projects Research By Sarah Bunin Benor co director of the Hebrew in North American Jewish Summer Camps project What is a Hebrew word doing in an American Netflix preview Near the end of the official trailer for Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp this appears briefly on the screen וגם featuring David Wain Wain the show s co creator plays Yaron the one Israeli counselor at Camp Firewood The insertion of a foreign word not decipherable

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  • Schedule | Christravaganza Millerpalooza
    Maduke Stanford University Joe Mindell NIH Raimund Dutzler University of Zurich Simon Newstead Oxford Universtiy Rick Aldrich University of Texas Bill Kobertz University of Massachusetts Alessio Accardi Weill Cornell Medical School Gary Yellen Harvard University Rod Mackinnon Rockefeller University Ty Chen University of California Davis Randy Stockbridge University of Michigan David Clapham Harvard University Frances Ashcroft Oxford University Baruch Kanner Hebrew University of Jerusalem Crina Nimegean Weill Cornell Medical School

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