- Will a small number of Jewish voters tip this presidential election?Sept. 30, 2016
Researchers at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute have examined the role the Jewish vote might play in swing states on Election Day.
- Rape Crisis Center launches resource guide for studentsSept. 29, 2016
- Remembering Shimon Peres’ legacy for Israel and the worldSept. 28, 2016
Former Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres H'97, who visited Brandeis University twice during his political career, died on September 3.
- WOW fellow helps refugees find a new beginningSept. 21, 2016
Emilie Kahn-Boesel ’18 interned this summer at the International Institute of New England, where she helped refugees from around the world start new lives in the United States.
- Alumnus, foundation make gifts in support of vibrant Hillel at BrandeisSept. 20, 2016
Challenge grants will assist Brandeis Hillel in its mission to support Jewish life on campus.
- Wellington Prize winner aims for the starsSept. 19, 2016
Shantanu Jadhav, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, has taken his stargazing hobby to a new level thanks to this year's Wellington Prize.
- New faculty arrive on Brandeis campusSept. 16, 2016
A total of 19 new faculty members and visiting professors have been welcomed to the Brandeis campus this fall.
- Lopez seeks to strengthen cultural ties as ICC directorSept. 13, 2016
The Intercultural Center, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the current academic year, is welcoming a new permanent director.
- It’s a wrap: bubble soccer at BrandeisSept. 12, 2016
A number of Brandeis students converged at Gordon Field and had a go at tackling the world's most popular sport in a fun and inventive new way.
- Marusic wins Sanders PrizeAug. 31, 2016
- Who knew this Brandeis scientist was a champion basketball player? Aug. 31, 2016
Biochemist Dorothee Kern plays a mean game of hoops. Watch her jump, shoot and assist against a bunch of guys half her age.
- Lurie Institute for Disability Policy spotlights healthcare inequities for women with intellectual disabilitiesAug. 30, 2016
Research by Heller School faculty and students shows that a large percentage of women with disabilities are not getting the cancer screenings they need.
- Brandeis University names two alumni to Board of TrusteesAug. 30, 2016
The Brandeis Board of Trustees has elected Georg B. Muzicant ’02, IBS MA ’03, and Mindy L. Schneider ’75 to the university’s governing body.
- The 2016 DEIS scholars join the Brandeis campus Aug. 29, 2016
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) launched the Diversity, Excellence and Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS), an award that enables five students from non-traditional backgrounds to pursue a master’s degree at Brandeis.
- Brandeis extends warm welcome to Class of 2020Aug. 23, 2016
Brandeis welcome 845 first-years and 56 transfers to campus for Move-in Day and the start of New Undergraduate Student Orientation
- Brandeis welcomes Class of 2020 for new undergraduate student orientationAug. 19, 2016
First-years from around the country and world will flock to Brandeis for the start of their collegiate journeys
- Brandeis University Names Stewart Uretsky Executive Vice President for Finance and AdministrationAug. 12, 2016
Brandeis University has named Stewart Uretsky, a financial executive with deep experience at academic institutions, as executive vice president for finance and administration. In this key role, Uretsky will provide leadership for Brandeis’ financial, administrative and operational functions.
- Barbecue for 700: just one bag of trashAug. 11, 2016
- American Philosophical Association awards prestigious book prize Brandeis professor Berislav Marusic Aug. 11, 2016
- Students cook up a mobile app to help you connect to your inner chefAug. 8, 2016
Justice Brandeis Semester students created "Chef's Assistant" a mobile application that offers a database of 330,000 recipes with voice-activated instructions on how to cook them.
- Kriegsman ’11 takes flight, in the cockpit and beyondAug. 2, 2016
The Brandeis alumnus helped start the aviation club at his alma mater and is new looking to take his love to fly to new heights – literally.
- Judges soccer players Hernandez and Ocel star for FC BostonJuly 19, 2016
Two Brandeis soccer team members are sharpening their skills this summer by playing in the Professional Development League alongside former Major League Soccer stars.
- Students work with scientists to study air quality in black hair salonsJuly 15, 2016
Brandeis undergraduates presented their findings on the air quality in black hair salons at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Houston.
- Standing United Against ViolenceJuly 8, 2016
Over the past few weeks, we have all been shaken by acts of extreme violence around the world and, over the past few days, by events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas.
- Remembering Elie Wiesel, commencement speaker 1980July 2, 2016
Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and a Nobel Laureate, was honored by Brandeis with a Doctor of Humane Letters in 1980.
- A conversation with Brandeis President Ron LiebowitzJuly 1, 2016
Liebowitz spoke to BrandeisNow about what brought him to the university, his impressions of Brandeis and its community, his own research, and baseball.
- Video: Introducing Brandeis University President Ron LiebowitzJuly 1, 2016
Ronald D. Liebowitz reflects on becoming the ninth president of Brandeis University.
- Ronald D. Liebowitz takes office as ninth Brandeis presidentJuly 1, 2016
Liebowitz, a recognized leader in higher education, began his term as the ninth president of Brandeis University July 1.
- Brandeis students tap their programming prowess to build apps in two monthsJune 30, 2016
Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching Daniel Langenthal is helping 24 students work together to make their ideas for mobile apps come to life
- Cuban musician builds ties with Brandeis by playing her violinJune 29, 2016
Cuban violinist Paula Ochoa came to Brandeis for one week to participate in the Bach Unaccompanied Violin workshop at the invitation of music professor Daniel Stepner.
- Rep. Katherine Clark meets with local leaders at Brandeis June 27, 2016
The congresswoman met with municipal leaders on June 27 in the Faculty Club to discuss issues affecting Massachusetts communities.
- International Business School's MA program ranked in the top 10 nationally for sixth yearJune 20, 2016
- Standing united with Orlando, FloridaJune 13, 2016
In the face of the senseless and horrific tragedy in Orlando, Florida, we grieve for the victims and their loved ones.
- In memoriam, Michael FeigeJune 10, 2016
The Brandeis community extends its sympathies to the family and colleagues of Professor Michael Feige, a former visiting professor in the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
- Nine alumni admitted to Supreme Court barJune 7, 2016
Nine Brandeis University alumni were admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in a formal group ceremony.
- Celebrating Louis’ ascension to the court – 100 years laterJune 1, 2016
Brandeis University is celebrating its namesake's confirmation to the Supreme Court as well as his long-lasting legacy to society and law.
- Brandeis professors go to the head of the class with new learning methodsMay 31, 2016
Professors and graduate students came together with educational non-profit leaders during the Celebration for Teaching and Learning at Brandeis to discuss and refine their teaching methods.
- World of Work program funds career explorationMay 31, 2016
The World of Work (WOW) program offers highly competitive fellowships that pay stipends to Brandeis students who pursue valuable but unpaid summer internships.
- Dempsey '93 named Director of AthleticsMay 24, 2016
- Naveed Noormal, Heller MA'16, speaks at Brandeis CommencementMay 24, 2016
- Interim President Lisa Lynch's remarks at Brandeis CommencementMay 23, 2016
- Joel Burt Miller '16 speaks at Brandeis CommencementMay 23, 2016
- Video: Brandeis Commencement 2016May 23, 2016
The sights and sounds of Brandeis University's 65th Commencement Exercises.
- #BrandeisGrad: In their own wordsMay 22, 2016
Witty decorated caps, graduation selfies and lots of smiling faces filled social media during commencement
- Agnieszka Holland tells graduates about the beauty of blending history and filmMay 22, 2016
During a question-and-answer session at the Department of History's diploma ceremony, the distinguished filmmaker spoke about film's role in preserving history.
- Stories of justice prevail at Heller School's commencement 2016May 22, 2016
A number of rich, compelling narratives offered an inspirational backdrop to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management's commencement on Sunday, May 22.
- Rabb School awards diplomas to nearly 100 GPS students May 22, 2016
Many graduates arrived from out-of-state and visited the Brandeis campus for the first time to receive their diplomas.
- Commencement speaker Julieanna Richardson '76: 'You may end up being the best generation yet'May 22, 2016
Brandeis University celebrated its 65th Commencement May 22.
- Seniors look back at their favorite aspects of BrandeisMay 17, 2016
BrandeisNOW caught up with 10 graduating seniors to get the low-down on what they'll miss most after they graduate.
- Fashionista Fallon Rosen ’16 lands Ralph Lauren gigMay 16, 2016
After combining her love of fashion with her sociology studies, this Brandeis senior is set to start her career working for one of the world's top brands
- Liset Hernandez '16 gives her sister a voiceMay 9, 2016
Venice, California native Liset Hernandez '16 is driven to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs by influencing disability policy.
- Brandeis Inside-Out: Madeline Engeler '16April 29, 2016
The biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy double-major has spent her time at Brandeis researching head and brain trauma.
- Louis Brandeis statue enlivens campusApril 28, 2016
Robert Berks' sculpture of Louis D. Brandeis is a campus landmark that serves to remind the university community about its namesake's commitment to law and social justice.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Urann Chan ’16April 27, 2016
Hands-on laboratory experience and faculty mentoring has nurtured Urann Chan's love of science.
- Brandeis honors three professors with teaching awardsApril 26, 2016
Arts and Sciences presented the Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, the Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching, and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Andrew Baker '18April 22, 2016
The Judges sophomore swimmer has been an inspiration to others in and out of the pool and is looking forward to someday working in global disability rights.
- Dreams take flight at Festival of the ArtsApril 19, 2016
Photographs offer an in-depth snapshot of the lively atmosphere that engulfed Brandeis during the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts from April 14-17.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Felix Liu Ku ’15, MA’16April 15, 2016
Felix Liu Ku fell in love with Brandeis for its eclectic and friendly campus, as well as for the endless opportunities available to students in the fields of business and economics.
- Brandeis offers heavenly produce through Rooftop Farm CSAApril 13, 2016
The Brandeis farmers club is offering the campus community the opportunity to sign up for a weekly CSA
- Yehudah Mirsky’s book wins Choice Award, $25,000 prizeApril 13, 2016
- Student researchers search for the truth to set the wrongfully convicted freeApril 11, 2016
Brandeis students have worked together over the years at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism to help exonerate two wrongfully convicted men
- Brandeis names American Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, University ProfessorApril 8, 2016
Sarna, a leading expert in the field of American Jewish history and the author or co-author of more than 30 books, is set to receive one of Brandeis' highest honors.
- The right team to overturn wrongful convictionsApril 8, 2016
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism enlists the help of Brandeis students and a team of dedicated staff with expertise in a variety of subject areas to shine a light on injustices.
- Brandeis students Take Back the NightApril 5, 2016
- Brandeis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects 87 new membersApril 5, 2016
A select group of Brandeis students in both the Class of 2016 and the Class of 2017 have been named to one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors organizations in the country.
- Student Support Services program celebrates 25th anniversaryApril 1, 2016
- Larry Kanarek '76 elected chair of Brandeis University Board of TrusteesMarch 31, 2016
Kanarek, who has been a board member since 2010, will take the helm in May, when current board chair Perry M. Traquina concludes a three-year term.
- Oral historian Julieanna L. Richardson '76 to give Brandeis University Commencement addressMarch 31, 2016
Brandeis to award five honorary degrees in the arts, humanities and sciences.
- Food Tank offers food for thoughtMarch 29, 2016
Students, faculty and staff come together for month-long think tank on making food production and consumption more sustainable.
- Brandeis benefactor Joseph Mandel dies at 102March 23, 2016
Brandeis honors and remembers the lasting legacy of one of its most generous benefactors
- Brandeis hosts 2016 NCAA Fencing ChampionshipsMarch 22, 2016
- NPR's 'Says You!' quiz show holds taping at BrandeisMarch 17, 2016
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted the quiz show for a live taping March 14.
- Tapping into local food sources, turning off power and tuning into sustainability March 8, 2016
The Brandeis community is rallying to increase campus sustainability by continuing the conversation on providing more locally sourced food for students and with ongoing initiatives to reduce electricity use in buildings.
- Mirsky’s book nominated for prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish LiteratureMarch 7, 2016
- Judges Swimming and Diving teams offering swim lessonsMarch 1, 2016
- “Spotlight” producer Michael Sugar ’95 wins Oscar at 88th Academy AwardsFeb. 29, 2016
Brandeis alumnus Michael Sugar '95 won an Oscar for his role as a producer in the film "Spotlight," which follows the true story of the Boston Globe's coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.
- Experts and students discuss campus climate policyFeb. 26, 2016
Brandeis continued the discussion on climate change policy when it invited students, faculty and leading experts in environmental science to discuss divestment and greening the campus.
- Alleged anti-Semitism at Oxford condemned by Jonathan SarnaFeb. 23, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna ’75, MA’75, an expert on American Jewish history, weighs in on reports from across the country and globe regarding the alleged rise of anti-semitism on college campuses.
- Beyond the Supreme Court: Stephen Whitfield, PhD'72, explains Louis D. Brandeis' legacyFeb. 19, 2016
The late Supreme Court Justice, from whom Brandeis University gets its name, is still remembered for his work on behalf of all citizens, not only those who were privileged and wealthy
- Stephanie Cohen-Walsh '87 is helping the world smileFeb. 17, 2016
This Brandeis alumna, who now works as a plastic surgeon, co-created Operation Kids, a non-profit that sends teams of doctors to the poorest corners of the world to fix burns, cleft palates and many other deformities.
- A world away, Brandeis rabbi practices what she preachesFeb. 16, 2016
Rabbi Elyse Winick traveled to the Dominican Republic with American Jewish World Service to work with local NGOs and combat racism.
- Brandeis’ Schuster Institute helps free another wrongfully convicted manFeb. 12, 2016
George Perrot spent 30 years in prison on a break-in and rape conviction. Five years after the Schuster Institute took on his case, Perrot was freed from prison, the second wrongfully convicted person its investigative journalists and legal team have helped free in the past seven months.
- Judges swimmer Andrew Baker '18 making waves in and out of the poolFeb. 11, 2016
The Brandeis Judges swimming and diving team's super sophomore shows value and valor while combating a genetic form of muscular dystrophy.
- Louis Brandeis hiding in plain sight, on the campus that adopted his nameFeb. 9, 2016
Archives and Special Collections staff at Brandeis maintain one of the most significant collections of Louis D. Brandeis' personal items in the world, and present it for the university to see.
- American Jewish Historical Society honors SarnaFeb. 3, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna is being presented the Lee Max Friedman award for his writings on American Jewish history on June 20 in New York City.
- Has the economy lost its influence on Turkey’s foreign policy?Feb. 2, 2016
Nader Habibi, the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East, comments on the rise of Turkey as a trading state and the country's economic and diplomatic relations with its Middle Eastern neighbors in the wake of the Arab Spring.
- Lessons learned from Louis D. BrandeisJan. 28, 2016
- Timeline offers intimate peek into Louis Brandeis’ Supreme Court appointmentJan. 26, 2016
As the university prepares for the 100th anniversary celebration of Louis Brandeis' nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court, Professor Daniel Breen and his students have compiled a number of the Justice's personal items into a timeline that will unfold during the spring semester.
- Lynch outlines workplace-training needs in the ‘new economy’ at international economics meetingJan. 15, 2016
Interim President Lisa Lynch shared her insights on how technological advances, globalization, an aging workforce and changing work organization are changing the skills workers need to do their jobs.
- Midyears get warm welcome into Brandeis familyJan. 12, 2016
The Brandeis experience has officially begun for midyear and transfer students, who moved into their new residence halls and started new student orientation on Jan. 8.
- Welcome receptions for President-Elect Ron LiebowitzJan. 8, 2016
Members of the Brandeis community are invited to meet the president-elect, Ron Liebowitz, and his wife, Jessica, during three welcome receptions on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
- America, its public debt and the world economyJan. 7, 2016
George Hall, the chair of the economics department and the Fred C. Hecht Professor of Economics, sits down with BrandeisNOW to discuss America's current debt and what the future could have in store for the global community.
- BIMA, Genesis programs receive grant to support development of teacher training and curriculaJan. 7, 2016
The Covenant Foundation has given Brandeis a $20,000 grant aimed at supporting new Jewish teaching initiatives for one year
- Brandeis names Ronald Liebowitz as its ninth presidentDec. 17, 2015
Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees today announced that Ronald D. Liebowitz has been named the ninth president of Brandeis. Liebowitz will begin his leadership role at Brandeis on July 1, 2016.
- How do Brandeisians prep for final exams?Dec. 15, 2015
Brandeis students are currently in the thick of final exams and are employing some smart and interesting study strategies to make the grade.
- Hunker down with the Winter issue of Brandeis MagazineDec. 15, 2015
The Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine contains a season’s worth of stories to curl up with — including a retrospective on Louis D. Brandeis’ lasting impact on our ideas of privacy, free speech, inequality and social justice — as well as Class Notes, campus news and more.
- American Historical Association awards book prize to LanserDec. 11, 2015
The American Historical Association has awarded Susan S. Lanser, professor of comparative literature, English, and women's, gender and sexuality studies, with the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book “The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830."
- Doggies and Doughnuts give students a break before finalsDec. 10, 2015
On the eve of final exams, students were invited to step away from their studies (briefly) for some puppy therapy.
- Brandeis lights up for HanukkahDec. 7, 2015
Brandeis students, faculty and staff came together on the first night of Hanukkah to light the community menorah's first candle as well as to enjoy an assortment of latkes, jelly doughnuts and Hanukkah gelt.
- Brandeis University Press offers books for everyone on your gift listDec. 4, 2015
This holiday season, Brandeis University Press and University Press of New England are offering all Brandeis students, faculty, staff and alumni a 35 percent discount on all books for a limited time.
- Targoff honored by Modern Language Association of AmericaDec. 4, 2015
Brandeis' director of the Mandel Center for the Humanities earns honorable mention for her book on posthumous love's portrayal in English poetry.
- Williams appointed to Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory CommitteeDec. 3, 2015
Williams will advise on issues related to organization strategy and management, drawing on her experience as the lead administrator of a multi-disciplinary lab at a major research university.
- Coming to a small screen near you: Rosemary Rodriguez ’83Dec. 2, 2015
Rosemary Rodriguez '83, pictured on the left next to Krysten Ritter, directed an episode of the newly released Netflix series "AKA: Jessica Jones," which is based off a Marvel Comics graphic novel.
- Reaffirming and Accelerating Brandeis’ Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial JusticeDec. 1, 2015
Brandeis creates a living document that over time will be augmented to maintain and further advance its lasting commitment to diversity, inclusion, and racial justice.
- Roundtable addresses American Jewish community disengagement, offers solutionsNov. 23, 2015
Seven Brandeis professors and scholars shared their perspectives on the vitality of American Jewish faith, life and culture during a public discussion of a study — and a response to the study — that suggests the American Jewish community is becoming increasingly less engaged.
- Lynch appoints Presidential Task Force on Campus SustainabilityNov. 19, 2015
The task force is charged with helping to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, including exploring options for renewable energy, opportunities to significantly reduce electricity and natural gas use on campus, and to improve the university’s recycling rate.
- Talking heads: what toilets and sewers tell us about ancient Roman sanitationNov. 19, 2015
In recognition of the United Nations declaring Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies, writes in The Conversation that ancient Romans' sense of cleanliness and privacy around bathroom matters differs greatly from contemporary standards.
- Kevin Dupont ’16 has made the world his classroomNov. 16, 2015
After working for United Nations while studying abroad and traveling to Asia, Africa and Europe to study social media around the world, this Brandeis senior has truly global roots.
- Shining a ‘Spotlight’ on the need for investigative journalismNov. 12, 2015
Brandeis screened the critically acclaimed film about the sex abuse scandal that rocked the Boston Archdiocese and hosted the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters for a panel discussion.
- Michael Walzer ’56 argues for states to include all communitiesNov. 4, 2015
In a lecture that examined socialism, nationalism and the Jewish state, Michael Walzer offered his thoughts on the obligations of a state toward the people living within its borders.
- Bryson claims UAA cross country title; Men’s soccer clinches leagueNov. 2, 2015
Emily Bryson ’19 won the University Athletic Association’s women’s individual cross country championship and the men's soccer team won the UAA championship outright for the first time in the program's history this weekend.
- Koloski-Ostrow to be honored nationally for contributions to archaeological educationNov. 2, 2015
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies at Brandeis and co-director of the graduate MA program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
- Before sunrise: Brandeis crew practices before campus awakesOct. 29, 2015
Even though the Brandeis Judges rowers are a club team, they nevertheless compete against some of the country's best athletes and top rowing programs.
- Waltham Group sponsors a trick-or-treat campaign to fight hungerOct. 28, 2015
More than 150 dressed-up Brandeis students, staff and faculty will celebrate Halloween by collecting non-perishable food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank.
- Gender and Sexuality Center celebrates grand openingOct. 27, 2015
Housed in newly-renovated space, the center offers the campus community information and support about LGBQT issues and identity.
- Two activists receive Alumni Achievement Award Oct. 26, 2015
Human rights and social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA’78, PhD’79, and Susan Weidman Schneider ’65, a founding mother of the pioneering Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, received the Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award before a crowd of students, faculty and alumni on Oct. 24.
- Brandeis Re:Joyces for Joyce Antler '63, a historian, activist, mentor and friendOct. 20, 2015
Joyce Antler's colleagues and students gathered for a weekend-long symposium to honor her life's work as a cultural historian, feminist and mentor.
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