- Celebrating unsung heroesNov. 22, 2013
At a celebratory 35th anniversary party and website launch Thursday, generations of women and men looked ahead and back at the founding of the women’s and gender studies program, and the cultural climate that led to it.
- What is your generational moment?Nov. 21, 2013
We all have that moment — that moment that imprints itself on the fabric of our lives and the lives of a whole generation. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, BrandeisNOW asked professors, students and alumni to share their generational moments.
- Henry Grossman '58 to be profiled by '60 Minutes'Nov. 8, 2013
As a young photographer during the early 1960s, Henry Grossman ’58 enjoyed unusual access to President John F. Kennedy and the Beatles. The photos he was able to capture — startling in their directness and intimacy, and many of them seldom seen — will be featured by '60 Minutes' in a segment that will air this Sunday, Nov. 10.
- The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation gives $5.25M to BrandeisNov. 4, 2013
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation awarded $5.25 million to fund a faculty chair and to strengthen programming at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.
- Charney makes it all add up Oct. 21, 2013
Professor Ruth Charney has long been an advocate for women in math and earlier this year was elected president of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), an organization that empowers, connects and supports women in the field.
- Ranis remembered for his direction, devotionOct. 17, 2013
Dedicated alumni leader Gustav Ranis ’52, H’82, who was the valedictorian of the university’s inaugural graduating class and achieved a series of other 'firsts' during his 65 years as a Brandeisian, died Oct. 15. The professor emeritus of international economics at Yale University was 83.
- Brandeis scores big with athletic homecomingOct. 15, 2013
Hundreds of former Brandeis athletes — from 'Benny’s Boys,' who represented the school on the football field in the 1950s, to young alumni whose onetime teammates still compete for the Judges — gathered on campus last weekend for the inaugural athletics homecoming to celebrate a sports program that has always prized excellence on both sides of the student-athlete equation.
- J. Bernard Calloway gives advice to act onOct. 8, 2013
When J. Bernard Calloway MFA’00, advised students at his alma mater last week about the acting life, he pulled no punches. 'Most times in our business, we get rejected,' Calloway told a crowd of third-year MFA acting students in the Spingold Theater studio. That's why he returned to campus: to share the secrets of his success.
- Tom Brady helps kick off rededicated TYPSept. 25, 2013
New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady, who grew close to Myra Kraft ’64 during his long tenure with the National Football League team, made a surprise appearance at team owner Robert Kraft’s home on Tuesday to meet the TYP students and alumni.
- Lawrence issues university report card at staff meetingSept. 12, 2013
At his third annual meeting with all staff Wednesday, President Fred Lawrence assessed Brandeis’ progress in reaching academic and financial goals since the Board of Trustees formally endorsed the Strategic Plan last May.
- Scholar of race and gender honored with Gittler PrizeSept. 9, 2013
Patricia Hill Collins, an eminent scholar and Brandeis alumna who has dedicated her career to understanding the intersections of race, gender and class, will receive the fifth annual Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize for lasting and outstanding contributions to racial, ethnic and religious relations.
- March on Washington: Dreams met and unfulfilledAug. 28, 2013
Associate Professor Chad Williams, President Fred Lawrence and Jules Bernstein '57 recall the tumultuous years leading up to the historic March on Washington and its lasting impact. For many involved, Dr. King's dreams remain unrealized.
- Youth summit explores the world of medicine July 18, 2013
The inaugural Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine gathered a diverse group of nearly 175 teenagers mulling careers in medicine and healthcare. Over nine days, the delegates received a behind-the-scenes, hands-on education, attending talks by renowned doctors and scholars and visiting medical schools and hospitals in the Boston area.
- Students win Fulbrights to pursue passions abroadJuly 18, 2013
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program will send seven Brandeis students and young alumni around the world this year to pursue their passions while promoting global understanding. Three of the Fulbrighters will teach English in countries as distant as Thailand and Azerbaijan, and four will conduct research abroad.
- A lost boy finds community on campusJuly 9, 2013
Mangok Bol's journey has taken him from South Sudan, to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, to New Hampshire and finally to Brandeis, where he has found a home and community on campus — as a student and then as administrator for the International and Global Studies Program and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.
- Gary David Goldberg ’66 dies at age 68June 24, 2013
A television producer and writer best known for the hit series “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” Goldberg died of brain cancer June 23. The Emmy Award winner was an engaged member of the alumni community and visited campus two years ago to accept an Alumni Achievement Award.
- Transitional Year Program named in memory of Myra Kraft '64June 13, 2013
Established in 1968, Brandeis University’s Transitional Year Program is a one-year academic program for students who have not had access to necessary resources either at home or in school to prepare for a rigorous four-year undergraduate experience.
- Mimi Huntington, MFA '87, wins 2013 StageSource Theater Hero AwardJune 7, 2013
- Alum brings 'Seinfeld' characters into 21st centuryJune 6, 2013
What if 'Seinfeld' were still on the air? That’s a question Josh Gondelman ’07 and his friend Jack Moore posed to each other one lazy Sunday afternoon. The result: @SeinfeldToday, a Twitter profile that now boasts more than 588,000 followers, and offers a variety of possible answers to the question.
- Reunion weekend features parties, classes, awardsJune 3, 2013
Undergraduate alumni whose class year ends in a 3 or an 8 are invited back to campus June 7 to 9 to celebrate their Reunion with family and friends. The celebration kicks off with Friday night’s all-class Fire and ’Deis Welcome Back Party, featuring a tapas-style dinner and dancing to live music under a tent on the Great Lawn.
- World of Work program helps jumpstart careersMay 28, 2013
The WOW program offers financial awards to Brandeis students who wish to pursue summer internships with organizations that may not be able to provide a salary. It encourages students to use the summer to explore career fields, gain new skills and experience the world of work.
- Erica Rabner's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner"May 23, 2013
Erica Rabner '13 gave a powerful performance of the national anthem for fellow graduates of the Brandeis Class of 2013, families and friends in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.
- Wieseltier reminds humanities grads of their valueMay 19, 2013
Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic, started commencement ceremonies off eloquently with a heartfelt defense of the humanities and an encouragement to humanities graduates to resist the forces of technologic gimmickry and scientism.
- Heller School grads celebrate diversity, altruismMay 19, 2013
They came to The Heller School of Social Policy and Management from across the globe – from Ghana to Indonesia, from Israel to Jamaica – to learn how to make their communities healthier, stronger and more just. At the Spingold Theater on Sunday, The Heller School celebrated the Class of 2013’s commitment to social justice and civic engagement.
- 'Run to do good...Get your hands dirty'May 19, 2013
Inspirational speeches, heartfelt thanks and an abundance of joy marked Brandeis University’s 62nd commencement, as more than 7,000 students, faculty, families and friends celebrated the awarding of 850 bachelor’s degrees, 803 master’s degrees and 93 doctorates in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center. In his commencement address, Dr. Rick Hodes, who has devoted his life to helping severely afflicted children in Africa, urged graduates to “run to do good” and “get your hands dirty.” In addition to Hodes, honorary degrees were awarded to Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York; painter, sculptor and printmaker Ellsworth Kelly; Chaim Peri, director emeritus of Yemin Order Wingate Youth Village in Israel; visionary community leader and co-founder of Operation P.E.A.C.E. (Partnerships in Education and Community Enrichment) Elaine Schuster and Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic.
- Text of Ellyn Getz's student addressMay 19, 2013
- Grads, families look at Brandeis and the road aheadMay 19, 2013
As students raced up and down South Street to commencement ceremonies – clutching coffee and pizza or each other, accepting flowers, adjusting their caps – the road that follows graduation was on their, and their families’, minds.
- Dr. Rick Hodes' commencement addressMay 19, 2013
- All in the Family: Getz parents and children feel that campus is their second homeMay 14, 2013
Ken ’84 and Debra Hassenfeld Getz ’85 met at Brandeis and brought their young children to campus so frequently it felt like home. This Sunday, daughter Ellyn will deliver the student commencement address. Her brother David is a member of the Class of '15.
- Events, speakers will mark 62nd commencementMay 13, 2013
A weekend of celebrations will mark the university's 62nd commencement. The main ceremony will be held on May 19 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center. More than 850 undergraduate degrees, as well as more than 900 graduate degrees and certificates, will be awarded.
- Rob Romasco '69 to join Lynch, Altman and Kotlikoff for Heller forumApril 22, 2013
- BEMCo celebrates 30 years of helping othersApril 18, 2013
Thirty years and more than 7,600 calls after James Meisel '85 founded the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps, the organization will celebrate its anniversary with a gala in Sherman Function Hall.
- Steve Whitfield honored as scholar, mentor, friendApril 16, 2013
Whitfield is one of the faculty most consistently mentioned by students and alumni as having profoundly and positively influenced them during their time at Brandeis. He is the author of eight books and has edited two others.
- Matt Kupfer '12 named Carnegie junior fellowApril 14, 2013
A double major in international and global studies and anthropology with a minor in Russian studies, Kupfer wrote his honors thesis on “Interethnic Conflict in Southern Kyrgyzstan” after witnessing the conflict in Osh firsthand during an internship.
- Paul Anastas, father of green chemistry, says world on an unsustainable courseApril 10, 2013
- Board of Trustees elects four new membersApril 3, 2013
The dean of a leading medical school, a top corporate executive, a businessman whose family connections to Brandeis go back to the university’s earliest days and a community leader involved in Jewish and civic organizations were elected recently to the Board of Trustees.
- Faculty, alumni remember Prof. Lawrence FuchsMarch 21, 2013
Fuchs was a renowned authority in the emerging field of American studies, a giving mentor to students and fellow faculty members and a champion of social justice and community service. He had an enormous impact in shaping Brandeis’ core values.
- Brandeis Board of Trustees elects new chairMarch 21, 2013
Perry M. Traquina ’78 has been elected chair of the Brandeis Board of Trustees for a three-year term, effective May 19, 2013. He will succeed Malcolm Sherman, the philanthropist and veteran business executive who has served as board chair since 2007.
- David Waltz mentees create memorial fellowshipMarch 20, 2013
Xiru Zhang, Jordan Pollack and others who were nurtured, inspired and befriended by the late computer science professor honor him on the anniversary of his passing with creation of a fellowship to broaden the participation of women and minorities in the field of artificial intelligence.
- Rachel's Rides provides alternative to taxisMarch 19, 2013
Rafael Abramowitz ‘14 knew he wouldn’t get rich by purchasing Rachel’s Rides Co., a Brandeis-exclusive car service, from his classmate. But it’s already provided him with a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, community-building and environmentalism.
- Anxiety sufferers: Here's an alum who feels your painMarch 17, 2013
Dan Smith '99 is one of an estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety-related symptoms such as panic attacks, irrational fears and unsubstantiated worries. He returns to campus Wednesday to read from and discuss his New York Times best-seller 'Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety.'
- Latin American and Latino Studies celebrates 50 yearsMarch 11, 2013
Fifty years after its founding, the Latin American and Latino Studies program will bring three of its distinguished alumni back to campus to celebrate its history and accomplishments with a discussion and screening on March 13 and 14.
- Weinberg '87 shows alumni how to re-enter workforceMarch 11, 2013
Brandeis alumna Pamela Weinberg ’87, career coach and personal branding specialist, will help members of the Brandeis community address issues of re-entering the workforce after an absence. She will lead a webinar, sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, on March 14 at 7 p.m.
- Brandeis screens 'Gatekeepers' at CAA in LAMarch 7, 2013
The Academy Award-nominated documentary focuses on Israel’s conflict with Palestinian terrorism, as viewed through the eyes of six former heads of the Israeli domestic security service, Shin Bet, who led the agency from 1980 until 2011.
- Employers offer advice, inspiration at SoJust forumFeb. 21, 2013
More than 110 students interested in pursuing careers in social justice received inspiration, advice and encouragement from dozens of employers at the second annual SoJust Leadership Forum. The event served as the capstone for 'DEIS Impact, the university's annual festival of social justice.
- Honoring trio of high-achieving alumniFeb. 19, 2013
Brandeis President Fred Lawrence will present the Alumni Achievement Award to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer ’68, renowned music manager and record producer Jon Landau ’68 and pioneering mathematics professor Bonnie Berger ’83 at a ceremony on June 8 during reunion weekend.
- A Valentine's Day celebration of Louie LoveFeb. 13, 2013
Standard measures of campus character like GPAs and SATs don't take into account one prominent aspect of life at Brandeis -- the large number of students who meet their mates here. One in 10 Brandeis graduates is married to a fellow alum.
- Class project evolves into fully staged documentaryFeb. 6, 2013
The actors dug into the history of the Vietnam era, examining archival documents, records, newspaper articles and interviews shared with them by Julian Seltzer '15 and Amanda Stern '15, the students who developed the production from a dramatic reading to a full production.
- Leslie (Meltzer) Aronzon named to Board of TrusteesJan. 22, 2013
Leslie (Meltzer) Aronzon ’84 was recently elected to the Brandeis Board of Trustees for a four-year term. Grateful for what Brandeis gave her, Aronzon has been an active alumna since graduation. She also serves as vice president of the Alumni Association, has helped organize reunions and is a member of the Alumni Admissions Council.
- MLK event focuses on our duty to Dr. King's dreamJan. 22, 2013
Herman W. Hemingway ’53 bracketed his Martin Luther King Day keynote address with the poetry of Langston Hughes, evoking first a grim consideration on what happens when a dream is unrealized and finishing with a heartfelt expression of dreaming’s necessity.
- Trustee's gift establishes Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Jan. 17, 2013
- President Lawrence visits Indian alums, educatorsJan. 17, 2013
Accompanied by Harleen Singh, the Helaine and Alvin Allen Assistant Professor of Literature and co-chair of the South Asia Studies Program, and his wife, Dr. Kathy Lawrence, the president met with dozens of members of the Brandeis family in India at receptions in Delhi and Mumbai in early January.
- Brandeis mobile app updated with events and directory featuresDec. 18, 2012
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