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Women’s Health Initiative is Launched in 1996

Phoebe Giddon

  The Women’s Health Initiative, launched in 1996 with funding from Phoebe (’56) and Dr. Donald Giddon, place Brandeis students at internships with various area hospitals, research institutions, and private practices that have focused on women’s health. For example, in 1999 students were placed at Brigham & Women’s, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, The MA […]

Esther Kartiganer ‘59, ‘60 Minutes’ Producer Dies at 74 in 2012

Women's Basketball team 55-56

Source:  David Nathan, Brandeis Now.  Original article can be found here. Pioneering journalist Esther Kartiganer ’59, who rose from a job as a temporary assistant at CBS to become a senior producer with the television network’s flagship “60 Minutes” news program at a time when few women held leadership positions in journalism, died of a heart attack […]

Lubin Symposium on Gender, Race, and Humor, 2008

Flyer of the 2008 Lubin Symposium on Humor

On February 13, 2008, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, with co- sponsorships from across campus presented the 13th Tillie K. Lubin Symposium, “‘I thought it was funny’: Gender … Race … Humor…” With one panel on humor in the world and another with working comedians, the afternoon was designed to provoke thoughtful discussion on […]

Angela Davis ’65 Speaks on Racism and Injustice, 1976

Angela Davis

Angela Davis ’65 spoke about racism and the injustice of the American prison system in Levin Ballroom in the fall of 1976. To a standing room only crowd of 900 students she proclaimed, “I’m not trying to create a false sense of alarm….I am indeed frightened because I see all over this country signs of […]

Rena Blumberg Olshanksy ’56

Rena Blumberg Olshansky

Rena Joy Blumberg Olshansky is the co-founder of the National Board of Women’s Studies at Brandeis University.  An annual prize in her honor supports research on Jewish family life. Olshansky has won numerous awards and honors herself, including the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993, the Alumni Leadership Award at Brandeis in 1993, and […]

Letty Cottin Pogrebin class of 1959


WGS Board Member Letty Cottin Pogrebin answers the Brandeis Questionnaire in the Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 issue of Brandeis Magazine: When it was launched in 1971, Ms. magazine heralded a new world for women — and men. It catapulted below-the-radar topics like domestic violence, sexual harassment, the right to abortion and workplace discrimination into […]

Gates McFadden Teaches Theater in 1995