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Upcoming Event: Verdun Film Premiere

March 31st, 2016

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Upcoming Event: Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Civil Rights Struggles of the 1960s

March 28th, 2016

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
3rd Floor, Mandel Center for the Humanities
Brandeis University

Join us for a lecture exploring the role of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in the Civil Rights movement with Dr. Michael Marmur.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Dr. Marmur is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Previously, he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. In recent years he has taught courses in Theology, Homiletics, and Pluralistic Jewish Education.

Dr. Marmur has lectured and taught extensively in North America and Israel, and in many parts of Western and Central Europe. His book, Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder was just published by University of Toronto Press.

Upcoming Event: Colin Channer and John Koethe Readings

March 18th, 2016

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Koethe and Channer Readings

Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success

March 14th, 2016

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Especially since the recent economic downturn and in light of the increasingly competitive global economy, employers express concerns about whether the U.S. is producing enough college graduates and whether they have the skills, knowledge, and personal responsibility to contribute to a changing workplace and help companies and organizations succeed and grow. This report provides a detailed analysis of employers’ priorities for the kinds of learning today’s college students need to succeed in this innovation-fueled economy. It also reports on changes in educational and assessment practices that employers recommend.

This report is part of a series on surveys and focus groups that the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has commissioned since 2005, when it began its national initiative, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP). These employer and civic leader studies have informed the work of hundreds of colleges and universities and state systems as they seek to develop strong curricula and educational practices that will better prepare today’s students for success as workers and citizens in the 21st century.

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