First things firstFormer first lady Eleanor Roosevelt had a long and successful relationship with Brandeis. In addition to serving on the board of trustees, she hosted a public television series on campus, taught International Relations and delivered the university’s first commencement address.
Points of Pride
|The university counts among its alumni three Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel laureate and several Emmy Award-winning actors, broadcasters and producers.|
|Brandeis counts among its faculty eight American Academy of Arts and Science fellows, six members of the National Academies, four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, three Pulitzer Prize winners and two MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients.||
|Researchers at the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory contributed a motion-sickness experiment to a mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery.|
|Smart Balance buttery spread was invented by Brandeis nutrition scientists.|
|Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since its inception. It is 33rd in the 2013 rankings.|
|Brandeis earned Phi Beta Kappa recognition just 13 years after its founding — faster than any institution of higher education in the country.|
|The Brandeis National Committee, with its more than 25,000 members nationwide, is one of the largest and most successful friends-of-a-library organizations.|
|Brandeis has won NCAA team championships in men's soccer and men's cross country.|
|Brandeis University Press has won three National Jewish Book Awards and has been a finalist for five others.|
|The U.S. Postal Service honored university namesake Louis Dembitz Brandeis in 2009 by putting his likeness on a 44-cent stamp.