- 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
- Amb. Shapiro '91 hosts Lawrences, Israeli alums Nov. 28, 2012
A long-scheduled Alumni Club of Israel reception in honor of President Fred and Dr. Kathy Lawrence turned into a joyous celebration of the truce in the Gaza fighting, which was achieved with the help of Ambassador Dan Shapiro '91.
- Brandeis Magazine: History, anxiety, science and laughterNov. 27, 2012
In the fall/winter issue read about Pulitzer Prize winner David Hackett Fischer, who marks a half century of teaching history at Brandeis this year; Daniel Smith '99, who discusses his memoir on the anatomy of anxiety; scientific research on the Higgs boson, and a poignant essay by Michael M. Appell, MA’79, about achieving emotional comfort as a gay man.
- US ambassador to host Alumni Club of IsraelNov. 18, 2012
Ambassador Daniel Shapiro '91 will reflect on his professional journey since graduating Brandeis at a reception he and his wife, Julie Fisher ’90, are hosting on Wednesday. Prominent alums Forsan Hussein '00 and Galia Golan-Gild '60 also will speak.
- Memorial service Monday for Ted Kazanoff, a great actNov. 14, 2012
The gifted actor and director, who died Oct. 21 at age 90, helped launch many careers during his years as head of Brandeis' theater arts department. Students whom he mentored say his was 'a singular voice.' The service is at 7 p.m. in Spingold Theater.
- Michael Sandel '75 to speak at JustBooks eventOct. 30, 2012
The renowned Brandeis alumnus will address morality in the world of money and markets. He is appearing as a guest lecturer for the JustBooks First Year Seminar program, which provides an opportunity for students to work on critical thinking, close reading, analytical writing and oral argument.
- Bite Sci-zed video channel makes alum a YouTube starOct. 26, 2012
Khan Academy and YouTube teamed up in September to select 10 engaging video-creators who could be leaders in the next generation of online educators. One of those on the roster is Alex Dainis '11, creator of the Bite Sci-zed YouTube channel.
- Bill McKenna, first Brandeis All-American, dies at 79Oct. 23, 2012
A physics major, McKenna was an end on both offense and defense. His Brandeis records for points scored in a game and career still stand, and he is the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards. A native of Salem, Mass., McKenna played six seasons with the Calgary Stampeders and became chief geophysicist for Texaco. He was inducted into the Joseph Linsey Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
- Reinharz Hall created to honor president emeritusOct. 15, 2012
The Brandeis Board of Trustees has voted to name Ridgewood A residence hall Jehuda Reinharz Residence Hall in recognition of President Emeritus Reinharz’s extraordinary contributions to the university over more than 30 years as an administrator and professor.
- Information session offered for Segal program public-service internshipsOct. 5, 2012
- Ken Kaiserman '60, a longtime trustee, dies at 73Aug. 22, 2012
Known for his splendid bowtie, generosity toward Brandeis and love of theater, Kaiserman also was active in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvanians Against Handgun Violence and the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry.
- Brandeis enjoys another strong fundraising yearAug. 21, 2012
Giving by alumni who graduated within the last 10 years jumped 19 percent from last year, and total fundraising exceeded $60 million for the 13th consecutive year. Some 75 percent of the Class of 2012 contributed to the class gift -- the highest percentage ever.
- Brandeis Magazine summer issue: Let us entertain youAug. 9, 2012
The summer Brandeis Magazine is a themed issue exploring the world of alumni in entertainment. It includes a profile of award-winning filmmaker Debra Granik '85, a photo shoot of three rising stars by Lois Greenfield '70 and much more. Available on campus and online.
- Morehouse, US team wind up 8th in Olympic fencingAug. 6, 2012
Olympic fencer Tim Morehouse ’00 earned a pair of eighth-place finishes in the sabre events at the Summer Games in London -- a better-than-expected result in the individual tournament but a disappointing outcome in the team competition for an American squad that won a silver medal four years ago in Beijing.
- Esther Kartiganer '59, a '60 Minutes' producer, dies at 74Aug. 3, 2012
A pioneering journalist who won 13 Emmy Awards for her work as a senior editor and producer at '60 Minutes,' Esther Kartiganer '59 died of a heart attack on Aug. 1. She was a lifelong advocate for women's and gender studies, as well as other university programs, and served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Board of Fellows.
- Six recent alumni receive Fulbright grantsJuly 24, 2012
Six recent alumni – Jesse Appel '12, Daniel Servando Chavez '10, Skye Fishbein '12, Olivia Edelman '12, Rachel Klein '12 and Kelsey Grab '12 – will all pursue their passions abroad with Fulbright grants for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.
- Milton Gralla, Brandeis benefactor, dies at 84July 17, 2012
He and his wife, Shirley, supported a number of important initiatives at Brandeis, including the Gralla Fellows Program for journalists, the Genesis program for high school students, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
- Forman wins three awards in European photography competitionJuly 5, 2012
- Tumen exhibition expresses passion for Jewish narrativeJune 28, 2012
Zachary Albert, who received a master's degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies this spring, became involved with Holocaust survivors and museum narratives of their stories as the result of a sixth-grade field trip.
- Brandeisians sworn in to bar of Supreme CourtJune 14, 2012
Many law schools conduct group swearing-in ceremonies at the Supreme Court for their alumni, but court officials believe Brandeis is the first undergraduate institution to do so. Alumni traveled from as far away as California for the event.
- Outstanding Kenyan alum killed in helicopter crashJune 11, 2012
George Saitoti '67 grew up as a tribal herdsman and rose to prominence both within his native country and in international financial circles. A former official of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, he was a leading candidate for Kenya's presidency.
- Founding class returns for Brandeis' first 60th reunionJune 7, 2012
Members of the university's first graduation class recall work setting up the student union and newspaper, and arguing with the administration over the future size of the school and the rules that would apply to 'boy-girl relations after hours.'
- Alumni College features Goldstein, Art, FishmanJune 7, 2012
Alumni College, which is open to alumni, members of the Brandeis National Committee, BOLLI members, parents and friends, will be held June 9. Attendees may take four of seven offered courses, with topics ranging from science to politics to Jewishness.
- First class, 'Father of Green Chemistry' to be honoredMay 29, 2012
Paul Anastas, M.A. '87, Ph.D. '90, credited as founder of the green chemistry movement that advanced the design and manufacture of environmentally friendly chemicals, and the university's first graduating class will be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards at a ceremony on June 9.
- Deborah Bial's commencement address: You are where our hope liesMay 20, 2012
The founder of Posse Foundation recalled her undergraduate days fondly, then asked hard questions about current conditions in the United States and urged new graduates to use their powers to combat racism, poverty and inequality.
- A celebration of all things BrandeisianMay 20, 2012
Brandeis University's 61st Commencement was in many ways a perfect day, full of clear-eyed visions of the world that the Class of 2012 is entering and equally full of hope and optimism that the social justice mission and appetite for activism which have long been Brandeis hallmarks will help make that world better.
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