Jewish Studies at Northeastern offers the opportunity to explore the history, cultures, and religion of the Jewish people. Read More>>
View the highlights from the 2017 Ruderman Memorial Lecture! 03/27/2017
“Frankenstein and the Golem: How ancient tales can inform modern biotechnology,” lecture by Dr. Paul Root Wolpe >>
How do societies think about regulating and controlling new, powerful advances in biotechnology? One way is to encourage scientists to think about science as an ethical activity, to use their moral compass in their work. In this talk, we compare the Jewish legend of the Golem and Mary Shelley’s story of Frankenstein, and their different portrayals of humanity, to seek guidance for these modern ethical dilemmas…
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FACULTY PROFILE: Natalie Bormann
Growing up in Langenberg, Germany, in the 1980s and 1990s, Natalie Bormann was occasionally asked if she was related to Martin Bormann. One of the most powerful Nazi party officials and Hitler’s private secretary, Martin Bormann was tried in absentia at the Nuremberg trials, having disappeared shortly after Hitler’s death.
After receiving a masters in English from the University of Toronto in 1968, Kathryn Bloom decided to a take a few years off before pursuing her PhD. A few years turned into four decades and a successful career in public relations, not in the academy. “Life intervened,” Bloom says now.