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ment. It includes environmental growth chambers and greenhouses in addition to
laboratories, laboratory support areas, preparation rooms, and seminar facilities for
the use of biology faculty and research personnel.

Brown Building

The Benjamin Brown Building, a major research center, is located adjacent to the
Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare and provides
offices and work rooms for the multifaceted research programs conducted by the
Heller School.

Brown Social Science Center
Adjacent to the library, the Brown Social Science Center includes three structures. The
central building houses the Anthropology and Psychology Departments. It contains
classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, laboratories and a small anthropology
museum. Glass walls overlook an attractively landscaped quadrangle which the Social
Science Center encloses.

Brown Terrarium

Completely equipped as an experimental greenhouse, the Brown Terrarium, located
atop the Biology Center, provides facilities for botanical research.

Dreitzer Art Gallery

Designed as an adjunct to the art exhibition facilities of the University, the Mildred
and Albert J. Dreitzer Art Gallery in the theater houses special loan exhibitions as well
as periodic displays of selected art works from the University's permanent collection.


Edison Chemistry Building

A center for research in chemistry, the Harry Edison Chemistry Building includes
laboratories and research offices for faculty, postdoctoral research fellows and other
research personnel of the Chemistry Department.

Epstein Campus Service Center

The Ethel and Rubin Epstein Center for campus services houses several administra-
tive departments of the University, including the Purchasing Department, the Plant
Operations Department, and the University's major service facilities, including repair
and maintenance shops and stock and storage areas.

Faculty Center

The Faculty Center, a gift of Brandeis Trustee and Mrs. Lawrence A. Wien, contains
club facilities, lounges, the faculty dining room, a private dining room for faculty
groups, and apartments for visiting faculty, lecturers, and guests of the University.

Feldberg Computer Center

The Feldberg Computer Center, located centrally on campus, houses computer equip-
ment for research work in the hfe, natural, and social sciences, humanities, and the
arts, and provides teaching and administrative facilities.

Fellows Garden

A centrally located landscaped park. Fellows Garden was dedicated in 1976 as a tribute
to Brandeis Trustees, Fellows and President's Councilors. At each commencement,
trees are planted and plaques installed in honor of appropriate leaders of the Brandeis
community, who take part in the ceremony.

Ford Hall

One of the original buildings on the Brandeis campus. Ford Hall contains classrooms,
laboratories, faculty offices and the offices of student financial aid and employment.

Foster Biomedical Research Laboratories

Serving the aims of basic science, the Henry and Lois Foster Biomedical Research
Laboratories provide the highly-controlled, disease-free environment for laboratory
animals so necessary to extend understanding in the life sciences. The two-story brick
facility is located adjacent to the Kosow Biochemistry Building and the Rosenstiel
Basic Medical Sciences Research Center.

Friedland Research Center

Joined to Kalman Science Center by an overhead corridor of glass and stainless steel,
Friedland Research Center provides four stories of modern laboratories for research
in biochemistry and related life sciences.

Gerstenzang Library of Science

The central structure of the science quadrangle is the Gerstenzang Library of Science.
This building also includes lecture-demonstration auditoria. The library contains
stacks, along with facilities for preparation and use of microfilms, a periodical room
and journal reading area, office and other library administration facilities. The lecture-
demonstration halls are constructed as amphitheatres, one seating 300 and the other
100. This unit is connected to all other buildings in the University's science complex.


Goldfarb Library

Near the center of the campus, Goldfarb Library is a brick, limestone and glass struc-
ture. On the periphery of its open stacks are student study carrels and faculty studies.
Seminar rooms are provided for courses requiring intimate and immediate access to
library resources in specific research and reference areas. The library also contains
audio-visual aids, specialized reading rooms, typing rooms and lounges. Works of art
from the University collection are on display in its galleries.

Golding Judaic Center

Overlooking the campus from the northeast corner of the Academic Quadrangle,
Golding Judaic Center contains classrooms devoted to the study of the Near East,
Judaica and related subjects. Classrooms and faculty offices ring its large, central
lecture hall.

Golding Medical Outpatient Services Building

This facility is adjacent to the University Infirmary and provides treatment, consult-
ing, examining and medical records rooms.

Goldman-Schwartz Art Studios

The Goldman-Schwartz Art Studios provide classrooms, faculty offices and sculpture
areas for the Department of Fine Arts, and studios for faculty, advanced students
and artists-in-residence.

Goldsmith Mathematics Center

A unit of the science quadrangle, the Goldsmith Mathematics Center provides class-
rooms, seminar rooms, research offices, faculty offices and a mathematics library.

Hayden Science Court

The Charles and J. Willard Hayden Court, comprising several acres in the central
campus area, is the site of present and projected science facilities of the University.
This area has been set aside as a memorial to two generous benefactors, whose pioneer
gift stimulated the extensive scientific programs of the University.

Heller School

The Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare is located
in the Heller Building overlooking the campus. The University's only professional
school, the Heller School is a major training ground for social welfare policymakers
and teachers.

Hiatt House in Israel

Hiatt House is located in the Talbieh section of Jerusalem, near the famed Rose
Gardens, a favorite attraction for visitors. It provides classrooms, offices, library, and
dining hall for students and teachers in the Hiatt Institute Program. Hiatt House is
sponsored by Brandeis Trustee and Mrs. Jacob Hiatt of Worcester, Mass.

Kalman Science Center

The University's first structure devoted entirely to science, Kalman Science Center
contains instructional and research laboratories for the undergraduate School of
Science and for the advanced work of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Kosow Biochemistry Building

A unit of the Biochemistry Research Center located to the east of the original science
facility of the University, and joined to it on all floors, this building provides addi-
tional modern laboratories where research in biochemistry and the related hfe sciences
is conducted.

Leeks Chemistry Building

Also adjoining the original science facility, the Leeks Chemistry Building provides
modern laboratories and research spaces for the expanding chemistry research program
of the University.

Lemberg Hall

Lemberg Hall is the home of the Lemberg Children's Center, a day-care facility which
also provides for the educational and social development of young children.

Lown School for Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

The Philip W. Lown School for Near Eastern and Judaic Studies is located in the
Academic Quadrangle, adjacent to the Humanities Center. This building contains
classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, graduate study spaces, a language labora-
tory, an archaeological studies laboratory, and an auditorium seating approximately
100 persons.

Mailman House

Mailman House contains the University's Psychological Counseling Center as well as
seminar rooms and Psychology Department laboratories. The center is located adjacent
to the infirmary on South Street.

May Memorial Hall

The Morton May Memorial Hall is a striking glass, brick and granite structure which
provides office and teaching spaces for the African and Afro-American Studies De-
partment and other programs. The building includes a spacious lounge for student
meetings, colloquia, and seminars.

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center

On a hillside overlooking the library and the Three Chapels, the Olin-Sang American
Civilization Center provides unique seminar-classroom halls which include display
areas for original manuscripts and source materials relating to the courses offered.
Included are the Diplomatic Studies, Human Rights, Lincoln, Presidential, Washing-
ton, Judicial, Legislative, Ethnic Studies, and Slater Halls. The Shapiro Forum, which
is the building's lecture auditorium, is patterned after the United Nations General
Assembly hall.

Pearlman Hall

A circular lounge, walled in glass, is a unique architectural feature of Pearlman Hall.
Its main building contains classrooms and seminar rooms and houses the Sociology


Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center

The Maurice Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center includes a specially designed lecture
hall for teaching art history and a multipurpose studio and photo study room. This
center is located between the Art Studios and the Rose Art Museum.

Rabb Graduate Center

The Rabb Graduate Center provides facilities for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
programs, administrative and faculty offices, seminar and teaching rooms, and study
space for graduate students.

Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Rapaporte Treasure Hall adjoins the University's main library and is a repository for
rare books, incunabula and other treasures. Its upper level serves as the main exhibi-
tion area; its balcony accommodates readers and staff. The lower level provides a
storage vault for rare items with special safeguards insuring against fire and theft.

Rose Art Museum

Located within the Creative Arts Enclave, the Rose Art Museum is the focal point for
the University's art collection. On permanent display are portions of the ceramic col-
lection of the late Edward Rose, Trustee Emeritus, and his wife, Bertha. Major loan
exhibitions are placed on display during the academic year as well as selections from
the University's permanent collection. An addition includes gallery space, a humidified
space for painting storage, and workrooms for the preparation of exhibits.

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center

The Lewis S. Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center is a major science
research facility that houses all of the activities of the Rosenstiel Center and offers the
scientists working in the center sophisticated and modern scientific facilities and equip-
ment. Located adjacent to biochemistry facihties, the Rosenstiel Center has four floors
devoted to laboratories and specialized research spaces. In addition, the building
includes administrative offices, seminar rooms, a research library, glass blowing facili-
ties and a large instrument resource room.

Sachar International Center

The center is a tribute to Abram L. Sachar, Chancellor and first President of Brandeis
University, and his wife, Thelma. It includes classrooms, meeting rooms, a lecture hall,
a library-lounge facility, administrative office spaces for all international programs,
faculty offices, and the office of the Chancellor. The Silver Lecture Hall, the Lazar
Library, the Edward and Sade Goldstein Center for Economics, and the Addison-
Golde Terrace are part of the Sachar Center.

Shiffman Humanities Center

Atop a hillside where its glass walls reveal spectacular views of the campus and the
country north of Boston, Shiffman Humanities Center employs an unusual academic
concept in educational architecture. Original manuscripts, portraits, and source ma-
terials related to courses being offered are displayed in the seminar rooms. The latest
in electronic language teaching facilities is employed in the building's language labora-
tory. Included are the Language and Phonetics, English and American Literature,
Classics, Philosophy, Renaissance, Germanic and Asian Studies Halls.


Schwartz Hall

Schwartz Hall houses a 300-seat lecture auditorium, classrooms, and a spacious lounge.
The lounge contains a permanent exhibit of oceanic art and ethnographic objects
donated to the University by Mrs. Helen S. Slosberg.

Slosberg Music Center

Located at the campus entrance, the Slosberg Music Center includes classrooms,
practice rooms and office facilities for the Music Department. The center has its own
music library and a recital hall with carefully designed acoustics. Slosberg Recital Hall
is the location of the University's rich program of chamber music concerts and solo
performances. It also houses the University's baroque organ, given by Mrs. Aber D.
Unger of Baltimore, Md., as a memorial to her late husband.

Spingold Theater Arts Center

The Spingold Theater Arts Center is a unique and imaginative concept translated into
exciting design. With a theater-auditorium as its hub, the circular center includes areas
for every facet of the performing arts: workshops, design rooms, costume preparation
and storage areas, rehearsal and dressing rooms, a little theater and a dance studio.
Spacious areas are equipped as classrooms and offices, and the lobby displays paint-
ing, sculpture and other treasures.

Stoneman Infirmary

On the forward slope of the campus, near Usen Castle, the infirmary houses a first-aid
treatment room, lounge, and rooms for sixteen bed patients.

Sydeman Annex

This facility contains film laboratories, the offices of the campus photographer and
student financial aid and employment offices.

Ullman Amphitheatre

Utilizing a natural bowl below the science quadrangle, the Amphitheatre is the colorful
setting for University commencements.

Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry Building

Centrally located within the science complex, this building provides additional modern
laboratories where research in biochemistry and related life sciences is conducted.

Yalem Physics Building

The Charles H. Yalem Physics Building includes research offices for theoretical physi-
cists, laboratories for research in physics, newly developed research areas for investiga-
tions in high energy physics and an astronomical observatory.

Athletic Facilities

Memphis Tract

A twenty-six acre area on the east edge of the campus, Memphis Tract contains the
Shapiro Athletic Center, Linsey Sports Center, Marcus Field, Gordon Field and Rieger
Tennis Courts.


Gordon Field

One of the nation's most modern running tracks rings Gordon Field where the Univer-
sity's track and field squad plays host to teams from throughout the east. The central
area provides playing fields for the University's intramural and club football teams
and speciaHzed accommodations for intercollegiate field events.

Linsey Sports Center

The Joseph M. Linsey Sports Center includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, squash
courts, fencing room and other athletic teaching facilities. Connected to the athletic
center, the sports center provides facilities for both the physical education and inter-
collegiate athletic programs.

Marcus Playing Field

Brandeis has won respect for its soccer talent or, Marcus Playing Field, which includes
the varsity and practice baseball diamonds and a softball diamond.

Shapiro Athletic Center

Throughout the school year the main gymnasium operates day and night with varsity
and intramural competition as well as physical education activities. The gymnasium is
also used for public lectures, student dances and major conferences. In addition,
classrooms, offices for the physical education faculty, team and physiotherapy rooms
and dressing rooms are included in Shapiro Athletic Center.

Rieger Tennis Courts

The Rieger Tennis Courts are used for informal, intramural and intercollegiate tennis
competition. They are located to the rear of the Shapiro Athletic Center.

Residence Halls

Campus living accommodations consist predominantly of double rooms, some single
rooms and suites. Each residence hall has its own lounge or lounges. Modern laundry
facilities and other conveniences are available to all students. Each resident student
should bring blankets, lamps and such rugs and decorations as desired. Arrangements
for linen and towel service may be made through the University. There are nine campus
residence areas. Freshmen are assigned rooms in either Massell Quadrangle or Leon
Court. Upperclassmen choose accommodations at room drawings held each spring.
For more specific information, see page 44.

East Quadrangle and Swig Student Center

The East Quadrangle residence halls include Hassenfeld House, Rubenstein Hall,
Pomerantz Hall, Krivoff House, and Shapiro Brothers Hall. A large central lounge
serves all of these buildings, and the entire area is complemented by the Benjamin and
Mae Swig Student Center which includes a residence hall, lounge facilities, and a ter-
race for student social activities. The Swig Student Center is connected to the East
Quadrangle by an overhead walk.


Foster Student Living Centre

This new complex of undergraduate student housing apartments honors Brandeis
Fellow Mrs. Joseph C. Foster of Leominster, Mass., her late husband, who was a
Trustee of Brandeis, and other members of the Foster family. The innovative design
of the Foster Centre, which is located near the University's athletic facilities, features
apartments built around a courtyard-duplex format. Groups of four to six students
live in an apartment, each of which is complete with living room, dining room-kitchen,
bedroom-study areas, baths, and private entrances. The Foster Centre is made up of
four clusters of nine units apiece, providing a total of 36 individual apartments and
living accommodations for 186 students.

Charles River Apartments

In order to meet the very substantial need for housing graduate students and married
undergraduate students, the University has constructed a cluster of buildings which
provides 160 apartments, as well as social facilities and a children's playground. The
central building in this complex is named for Max and Ann Coffman of Brockton,
Mass., and a second building is named for Brandeis Fellow Ollie A. and Mrs. Cohen
of Miami Beach, Fla. The Dushman-Gornstein Commons Room was given by Hyman
Dushman of Brockton, Mass., and the Henry and Doris Gornstein Foundation.

Leon Court

Leon Court has four dormitories and a large student center-dining hall grouped around
an attractive, wooded quadrangle. Each dormitory unit contains fully equipped student
rooms, a lounge and a large recreation room. Dormitories in this quadrangle are
Scheffres, Gordon, Cable and Reitman Halls. The student dining hall is Milton and
Hattie Kutz Hall.

Massell Quadrangle

Massell Quadrangle consists of Shapiro, DeRoy, Renfield and Usen Residence Halls,
and the Sherman Student Center. Each unit has functionally equipped rooms with
maximum living and closet space. Ground floor lounges overlook the central quad-
rangle and the walks encircling Anne J. Kane Reflecting Pool.

Ridgewood Quadrangle

Emerman, Fruchtman, Danciger, Allen and Rosen Residence Halls comprise the
University's living areas for students on the south campus. Each hall has two lounges
opening on the quadrangle.

Rosenthal Dormitories

Adjacent to the Massell Quadrangle are three dormitories consisting of suites which
accommodate a total of 168 students.

Usen Castle

An imposing structure designed after medieval architecture and completed a decade
before Brandeis was founded, the Irving and Edyth Usen Castle has been remodelled
into single, double, and larger rooms. Its ground floor houses the student-operated
coffee shop, Cholmondeley's. On the second level of the Usen Castle is the Usen Com-
mons, a circular, conservatory-style lounge, used for dances and social functions.
Greater Boston spreads out in a panoramic view from the windows of Usen Commons.
Major renovations to the Castle were completed in 1977. The Castle has been listed in
the National Register of Historic Places.


Schwartz Residence Hall

This companion structure to the Usen Castle dormitory houses rooms and a lounge,
furnished in contemporary style. Schwartz Hall has also been recently renovated.

Student Centers

Sherman Student Center

The glass walls of The George and Beatrice Sherman Student Center rise from the
ground level to the roof, overlooking Massell Quadrangle and the Kane Reflecting
Pool. Its ground floor dining hall serves several hundred students daily. Dances,
parties and meetings often occupy the entire building on busy evenings.

Kutz Hall

A towering ceiling, attractive furnishings, and a site overlooking Greater Boston,
make Kutz Hall a versatile dining facihty. Banquets seating 500 can be held on its
main floor. An outdoor terrace and commodious balcony provide unusual settings
for receptions and social activities. The north wall of Kutz Hall mirrors the rest of
Leon Court in its more than 8000 square feet of glass.

Usdan Student Center

The Usdan Student Center complex incorporates student social, cultural, and recrea-
tional facilities as well as student personnel and administrative services. It is located
close to most teaching, residence and dining facilities, and houses an assembly and
banquet hall seating 1,000 people, the University bookstore, mailroom, campus cafe-
teria, lounges and conference rooms for formal and informal student affairs. The
Student Affairs staff maintains a broad program of cultural, social, and educational
events. The office of the Director of Residence Life, and the Director of Student
Affairs offices, the Registrar and class advisers, occupy the northeast wing of the
building. The center also houses student clubs and organizations, social areas, music
listening and reading rooms, the campus radio station (WBRS-FM), The Justice (the
student newspaper) and Student Senate offices, as well as billiards, table tennis, and
other recreational areas. In addition to the main building, the Usdan Student Center
includes the Gluck, Scheinfeld, Winer and Wuliger Buildings, the Faneuil Recreation
Hall, and the Maurice Levin Memorial Hall.

The Three Chapels

The University's three chapels: Berlin (Jewish), Bethlehem (Catholic) and Harlan
(Protestant), serve the Brandeis community through services which take place here
under the aegis of the Hillel Foundation, the Catholic Campus Ministry and Student
Christian Association. Conventional, traditional services as well as innovative and
experimental ones are held regularly. The chapels are also used for such ceremonies
as marriages, christenings and confirmations. A centrally located outdoor pulpit serves
larger gatherings.


Brandeis House

Located in New York City, Brandeis House, a gift of the late Brandeis Fellow Mrs.
Frances Spingold, serves as the University's New York office and as a base of opera-
tions in New York City for the National Women's Committee, the Alumni, and the
Parents' Association. Brandeis House also includes offices for the President and other
University staff when in New York City. Renovation costs were underwritten by Mr.
Harry Waxman of New York City, a Fellow of the University.

Maintenance Funds

The cost of maintaining buildings and grounds imposes increasingly on general funds.
However, funds to help meet these costs have been made available through the gener-
osity of individuals and foundations.

Harry Pearlman Endowment Fund

A portion of an endowed gift to the University by Brandeis Fellow Harry Pearlman of
New York has been directed to building maintenance.

David and Irene Schwartz Fund

Under provisions of a grant from the David Schwartz Foundation, funds have been
provided for a systematic landscaping of the campus to achieve a harmony between
the terrain's natural beauty and the architecture as conceived and executed by some of
the nation's noted architectural figures.



Courses of Instruction 1979-1980

The undergraduate courses of instruction under the faculty of arts and sciences are
Usted below. For detailed information, consult the 1979-80 Course Offerings booklet.
Courses meet for three hours a week unless otherwise specified.

a — fall semester course

aR — identical course given in spring semester

aA — full course in fall semester — eight credits

b — spring semester course

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