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An enduring focus on Yiddish language and literature

An enduring focus on Yiddish language and literature

Kathryn Hellerstein, an associate professor of Germanic languages in the School of Arts & Sciences, discusses her most recent book, “A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987.” The comprehensive work covers four centuries of women Yiddish writers over more than 500 pages.

The ever-unpredictable teenage brain

The ever-unpredictable teenage brain

In her new book, “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults,” Frances Jensen, chair of the Department of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine, discusses how teenage brains are not nearly as developed as neuroscientists once believed.