Andrea Dine, director of the Hiatt Career Center, will share the steps college students take that result in successful career outcomes, and what you can do to support your student through this process. In addition to taking questions from the audience, Andrea will discuss the current job climate, the value of a liberal arts education in the job search and career resources such as fellowships and research opportunities.
All Brandeis alumni and parents of current students are welcome to attend.
Nuruddin Farah reads from his newest novel, Hiding in Plain Sight, in the Clapp Library Lecture Room on November 5 at 6:30pm.
In his new novel Hiding in Plain Sight (Riverhead Books / October 30, 2014), Farah offers a provocative and intimate portrait of a family wracked by loss and learning how to live in the wake of tragedy. When internationally known fashion photographer Bella hears of the murder of her beloved brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she flies from Rome to be with his teenage son and daughter in Nairobi, where they are in boarding school. Also arriving are the children's long-absent mother and her partner, who bring with them a chaos that mirrors the political unrest in the region and force Bella to decide how far her responsibility goes in the face of major upheavals.
Winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Farah's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has been awarded numerous other major international awards. "In the same sacred strata?as Chinua Achebe and Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer and Wole Soyinka" (The Washington Post), Farah has "a literary vision both broad and deep, the vision of an exile and a patriot" (The New York Times Book Review).
Hosted by Lidwien Kapteijns, History, in collaboration with Margaret Cezair-Thompson (English), Marilyn Sides (Creative Writng) and Catia Confortini (Peace and Justice Studies).
When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
Bina Shah, a Wellesley alumna, is a prominent fiction writer and journalist in Pakistan. Her novelsWhere They Dream in Blue and The 786 Cybercafeexplore the complexities of life in the globalized world and have won critical acclaim. She is a regular columnist in Pakistan's leading English newspapers the Dawn and the Express Tribune and contributing op-ed writer to the International New York Times. She is recognized as an outspoken journalist who boldly discusses important social and political issues in Pakistan often from a woman's perspective with knowledge and integrity. Bina's latest novel, A Season for Martyrs, will be published in November 2014 by Delphinium Books and will be distributed by HarperCollins US. Shah has received tremendous advance praise for this novel set in the months leading to assassination of Pakistan's woman former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
When: Nov 10, 2014 4 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16 )
Wellesley, MA - November 2014. The Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College is pleased to present Dunnage, a new body of work by 2013/14 Alice C. Cole Fellow, Sam Ekwurtzel.
Sam Ekwurtzel lives and works in New London, CT. His solo exhibition On the beach was presented by Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Other recent exhibitions include Its when its gone that you really notice it, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY; Kinds of light, Second Guest Projects, New York, NY; The Passenger Position, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA; Homo Duplex, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and A failed entertainment, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY. Mr. Ekwurtzel has supported himself by working on various Alaskan commercial fishing vessels as well as teaching sculpture at colleges and universities throughout New England. Ekwurtzel was the 2011 Fountainhead Fellow in the department of sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has studied at the Hartford Art School, Columbia University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was recently awarded a grant from the New York Community Trust.
The Alice C. Cole '42 Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding early-career painter or sculptor, providing a livable sum so as to support one year of unimpeded time and space to experiment, develop a body of work, and focus on future artistic goals. A solo exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College concludes the fellowship. Applications are accepted by nomination only.
When: Nov 3, 2014 4 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16 )
Paul Dresher's Double Duo combines a duo of traditional chamber music instrumentation ? Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano and long-time Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley on violin ? with a duo of recently invented instruments. Percussionist Joel Davel plays the Marimba Lumina, a specialized MIDI control surface capable of triggering myriad sounds, while he and Dresher split time playing the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher himself that is plucked, bowed, hammered, and strummed. Their residency at Wellesley will include a Midday Muse lecture/demo/Q&A, a Friday evening full concert, and a special family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!
When: Nov 5, 2014 12 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12 )
DJs: Nightriders, Dusty Digital & GMGN Genres: Bass, NuDisco, House, Garage 9:30pm | $5 | Downstairs | 21+ Facebook event Back by popular demand, Basement Movement proudly presents: High Life, featuring…
NIGHTRIDERS [KID Recordings]
Following a nearly 3-year hiatus, Boston-based nu-disco/house duo Nightriders (Matt Johnson and Joe Faria) have returned with their KID Recordings debut EP ‘We Were All Alone’. Named one of URB Magazine Top 25 Artists To Watch Out for in 2010, the pair’s rich nostalgic sound reflects diverse influences from Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Marshall Jefferson to Daft Punk, Groove Armada and Royksopp with a modern twist. We are proud to host the long awaited return of this iconic Boston group.
GMGN [Mozzarella Records / Homebreakin Recs]
GMGN (Good Morning Good Night) is the production/DJ moniker of Ben Adams. Originally hailing from the UK, Ben is now based in Cambridge MA. With consistent releases across multiple labels over the past few years, GMGN has continuously proven himself to be one of the premier dance music producers in Boston.
Dusty Digital [Basement Movement / Mozzarella Records]
With his trademark retro style, Dusty Digital has become a heavy presence in the Boston Indie dance music scene. With numerous original releases in genres ranging from progressive house to dreamwave, he has secured a signature style that you can spot within seconds of playing his tracks.
High Life is a party with one simple focus: to have fun.
Ladies free with RSVP: Cole@BasementMovement.com
When: May 15, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 00 )
The Grand Open - limited to 24 fencers in each weapon Foil/Epee top 16 will promote, DE's will be fenced out to each position. Bottom 8 will fence another pool round of 8. Marx Fencing Academy â€¢ New England: Concord, MA
Delve deeper into the practices of the artists featured in the New View exhibition with this series of three gallery talks. Each session will feature interviews with faculty artists led by a Davis Museum curator and includes a reception in the lobby.
September 24: Eve Straussman-Pflanzer with Carlos Dorrien, Salem Mekuria, Qing-Ming Meng, and Daniela Rivera
October 22: Mike Maizels with David Kelley, Nicholas Knouf and David Olsen
November 12: Claire Whitner with Bunny Harvey, Candice Ivy, Phyllis McGibbon and Andrew Mowbray
When: Nov 12, 2014 6 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18 )
5:30pm | No Cover | Upstairs | 21+ Facebook event We are upping our craft beer game and want to celebrate it with a series of Beer Socials throughout the Fall! Come drink beer with us!
Our next social is Wednesday, Nov 5th with LAGUNITAS BREWERY (CA) with tastings of a variety of their brews, glassware and merch giveaways, and much more. The best part of the night is….You get to vote for your favorite beer that will be added to our draft lines. Starting monthly, we will rotate our taps to bring you the favorite beers from each brewery! Some of the breweries coming up include: Rising Tide (ME) & Left Hand (CO).
FEATURED BEERS: IPA Pils Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin Lil Sumpin’ Wild
From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma, CA in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.
The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
When: Nov 5, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00 )
Under the direction of Bob Nieske, the Brandeis Jazz Ensemble will pay tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington on Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at the Slosberg Music Center.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. His development was one of the most spectacular in the history of music, underscored by more than fifty years of sustained achievement as an artist and an entertainer. He is considered by many to be America's greatest composer, bandleader, and recording artist
The extent of Ellington's innovations helped to redefine the various forms in which he worked. He synthesized many of the elements of American music ??? the minstrel song, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley tunes, the blues, and American appropriations of the European music tradition ??? into a consistent style with which, though technically complex, has a directness and a simplicity of expression largely absent from the purported art music of the twentieth century. Ellington's first great achievements came in the three-minute song form, and he later wrote music for all kinds of settings: the ballroom, the comedy stage, the nightclub, the movie house, the theater, the concert hall, and the cathedral. His blues writing resulted in new conceptions of form, harmony, and melody, and he became the master of the romantic ballad and created numerous works that featured the great soloists in his jazz orchestra.
Organization: Music Department Tickets: FREE and Open to the Public Website: www.brandeis.edu…
When: Nov 23, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00 )
The Cinéphile Sundays series offers exemplary films—five each semester—from all parts of the globe and all periods of cinematic history. This fall, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s creation of the character of the Tramp, by showing three of his films (one short and two features), plus three other films made in the spirit of the Tramp’s subversive laughter.
Intimate Stories(Historias Minimas)
This road movie chronicles three individual yet intertwined stories of ordinary people striving to follow their dreams in life. The picture unfolds in the southern Argentine region of Patagonia.
Don Justo (Antonio Benedicti) hands over the running of his grocery store to his overbearing son and daughter-in-law and escapes to search for his lost dog Badface. Roberto (Javier Lombardo) is a love-struck obsessive-compulsive traveling salesman who drives to San Julián to surprise one of his clients by bringing a cake for her child's birthday.
Finally, María Flores (Javiera Bravo) travels to San Julián with her daughter because she has won a spot on "Multicoloured Casino," a fusty TV game show. The film captures a lot of small details that make a realistic and moving depiction of life in southern Argentina.
When: Nov 9, 2014 3 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15 )
DJs: Untold, Moldy, Scotch-1 & C Dubs Genres: Dubstep, Future Bass 9:30pm | $10 / Free with Together Pass | Downstairs | 21+ Facebook event Untold – Live (Hemlock) UK BASSIC Boston comes full circle this year for Together 5 by the return of the one and only Untold (a.k.a. Jack Dunning). It was five years ago that Jack made his first appearance here at BASSIC and in the city of Boston so it is with great anticipation that we welcome him back! This time he’s changing up the game to perform a live set! In a world of continually fracturing sounds and music genre’s Untold continues to break new ground with his newest release ‘Black Light Spiral’ out on his label Hemlock Recordings. He’s also had releases on Clone, R&S, and Hessle Audio to name a few. And, it wouldn’t right if we didn’t mention that that as a remixer he has produced mixes for The XX, José James, Ke$ha, Boys Noize and Moderat among others.
Moldy (Heavy Pressure, Embassy, Tuba, BASSIC) Boston Boston based producer Ennis Glendon a.k.a. Moldy crafts dark, mind-bending sound system music with an unwavering minimal approach. Amidst an ever-changing electronic music landscape, Moldy has stayed true to his sound, refusing to bargain with the mainstream. A veteran DJ of over fifteen years, Moldy is a resident at the long running Boston party BASSIC, where he is currently conducting experiments with a new strain of deviant, slower rhythms of his own design.
Scotch1 (BASSIC, SubFM) BASSIC resident, Safe Cracker, Cabaret Enthusiast, Scoundrel. Check out his guest mix for the Wheel & Deal Podcast series.
Small Business Saturday is celebrated all around the country and in our own local downtown Danvers area, But this year, You have one more special place to shop; the Danvers Masonic Building for our own SHOP SMALL: CRAFTERS ONLY FAIR.
Here you will find lots of Handmade, Unique and one of a kind items. Please visit us for all your shopping needs on this Small Business Saturday, the day we all Shop Small and support small businesses around the country. As a reminder, we’re located at 30 High Street and we’re open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
SHOP SMALL ON NOV 29 Small Business Saturday® was founded in 2010 by American Express to help business owners with their most pressing need — getting more customers. Four years later, shoppers across the nation continue to rally in support of small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 29.
GET OUT AND SHOP SMALL® Shop at local small businesses and spread the word on social media using #ShopSmall.
When: Nov 29, 2014 10 AM to Nov 29, 2014 3 PMin Danvers, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10 )
The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra will perform the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony on Sunday, November 23 at 7 p.m. at the Slosberg Music Center.
Risking imprisonment and possible death under Stalin for composing his opera, Lady Macbeth, Shostakovich responded with the monumental Fifth Symphony. Of it, he later wrote, "The theme of my symphony is the making of a man. I saw man with all his experiences at the center of the composition?in the finale the tragically tense impulses of the earlier movements are resolved in optimism and the joy of living". Though acceptable to the authorities, the joy may have rung hollow to the audiences living under Soviet rule, who also appreciated the depiction of forced rejoicing, human suffering, and the grotesquery and satire of the scherzo.
Organization: Music Department Tickets: FREE and Open to the Public Website: www.brandeis.edu…
When: Nov 23, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00 )
Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126 Friday, November 14, 2014, 3 – 4:30pm
Join editors Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis for a discussion of their new book Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century, a collection of 150 poems culled from black-owned newspapers of the 1800's that offers a fresh perspective on African American life, literature, and identity. Light refreshments will be provided.
Library: Mattapan Neighborhood: Mattapan Type of Event: Talks & Lectures Cost: Free Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18), Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Visitors
When: Nov 14, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00 )
Do you like to build? Drive remote control vehicles? Program robots? Then this is the class for you.
Students will use LEGO Mindstorms NXT components to build and program models of machines and devices that operate automatically or by remote control. Projects may include a drawbridge, robotic arm, pinball machine, crane, car, and others. Working with expert instructors and detailed building plans, students will complete a different project in each class. Photos of all their creations will be available after the final class. Note:LEGO projects will not be taken home.
Kenyatta Hill's career as a singer began the day his fathers ended. Joseph Hill, singer and songwriter from the iconic Jamaican vocal trio Culture, passed away in 2006 while on tour in Europe. Left without a lead singer, Kenyatta - then the band's sound engineer - stepped from behind the mixing board and onstage to deliver 19 electrifying performances until the completion of the tour. Fans, promoters, and critics all agreed: the legacy of Culture would live on. Influenced by elements of dancehall, grounded in the roots tradition, and motivated to carry on his fathers work, Kenyatta set out to finish songs that Joseph had started and create new music of his own. On his poignant debut album "Pass The Torch" (Tafari Records), he was backed by a masterful roster of musicians including Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. His first single, "Daddy," explored the emotional pain and uncertainty that he felt after the loss of his father. The album received critical acclaim and remains a fan favorite. Following his debut, Kenyatta embarked on a successful U.S. tour with Beres Hammond and released a celebrated tribute album in 2011, "Live On: A Tribute To Culture" (Rymshot Productions). He continued to tour extensively across the globe, honing his craft as a solo artist and keeping the legacy of Culture alive for reggae lovers everywhere. He has now returned from the studio older and wiser, ready to share a more complete picture of Kenyatta Hill: the artist, the man. His upcoming album, Riddim Of Life (Honest Music), features members of the famed Roots Radics band, Culture backing band, and Thievery Corporation's reggae outfit The Archives. The anthemic first single & video "Afrikan" highlights the voice "commented on in countless articles and reviews as being a carbon copy of his father's [which] melts on the instrumentals like bittersweet chocolate," writes Gardy Stein-Kanjora of Reggaeville. "The lyrics stretch beyond purely philosophical matters to very private affairs [without] leaving Rasta-Grounds." As Kenyatta instructs, "Lend not only your ear, but your heart and mind." Tune in to the Riddim Of Life. Available Worldwide September 30, 2014.
When: Nov 26, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $12.00 - $15.00 (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20 )
with The Red Chord, AMNLS, Begat The Nephilim, Conforza, Forest Of Remorse, Handsome Bastards, In Depths and Tides, Mourned, Pathogenic, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Dysentery, Extinction AD, Lorna Shore, Fuming Mouth A Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2002. The band is noted for the use of two vocalists; Alexandre Erian, takes use of a mid-range screaming technique, and Steve Marois for the low growling vocals, and high pitched screamed vocals. Despised Icon is known for its work in the underground music industry and have been considered one of the founders of the deathcore genre. In April 2010 the band announced that they will be disbanding. Catch them while you can on their last USA tour.
When: Dec 21, 2014 3 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: $20.00 - $22.00 (Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15 )
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