- Epstein ’96: Ebola outbreak a 'call to arms' for disease preventionAug. 14, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have been prevented through education and research, says Jonathan Epstein '96, a veterinarian and epidemiologist.
- Former students, colleagues celebrate Art Wingfield July 24, 2014
Nearly 100 colleagues, former students and friends gathered on campus to celebrate long-time professor Arthur Wingfield's storied career.
- Alums, founders of YouVisit.com, serve as inspiration for studentsJuly 23, 2014
Endri Tolka '03 and Taher Baderkhan '03 spoke with students about starting their company and showed off what they have in development — college tours with Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
- The poet’s poetJuly 8, 2014
BrandeisNow asked a few of Allen Grossman's former students, now accomplished writers in their own right, to share their recollections of the man known as the poet’s poet.
- Brandeis Magazine: Love is all aroundJuly 1, 2014
Love is a crazy little thing. An itching in your heart. All you need. The Summer issue of Brandeis Magazine, available online now, examines the emotion in its many guises and through a variety of lenses.
- Allen Grossman PhD’60, poet and professor, dies at 82June 30, 2014
Grossman was a charismatic and influential teacher at Brandeis for more than three decades, a mentor to poets and scholars and the author of many reflections on poetics and the philosophy of poetry.
- Alumni reconnect with campus and classmatesJune 11, 2014
Brandeis was awash in sunshine and smiling faces as more than 1,200 alumni and their guests celebrated Reunion 2014. Highlights included an expanded Fire & ’Deis Gala, presentation of the Alumni Achievement Awards, Alumni College, and a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, 'Anita: Speaking Truth to Power,' featuring Professor Anita Hill.
- Rose, Tel Aviv Museum of Art promote Israeli video artMay 30, 2014
Brandeis’ Rose Art Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art announced an initiative to support the work of emerging Israeli video artists who have demonstrated considerable promise but have not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition.
- Class of 2014 celebrates, ready for new challengesMay 21, 2014
More than 7,000 friends, family members, faculty and staff were on hand to celebrate with the graduates participating in Brandeis' 63rd commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18.
- Brandeis honors alumni for professional achievementsMay 20, 2014
Brandeis will bestow its Alumni Achievement Award to three alumni who have made distinguished contributions to their professions. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on June 7 during Reunion 2014 and are the highest Brandeis honor for its alumni.
- Grads: ‘leave the country better than you found it’May 18, 2014
More than 7,000 celebrated the academic achievements of their loved ones and friends during Brandeis' 63 commencement ceremony on May 18.
- Rachel Emily Benjamin '14 sings the national anthemMay 18, 2014
- Geoffrey Canada's commencement addressMay 18, 2014
- Excited. Anxious. Nervous. Proud.May 18, 2014
Parents bask in pride as Brandeis’ newest alumni take a backward glance, reflecting on the college experience and the surreal reality of leaving it as they embrace the future.
- Heller graduates reminded to ‘pull together’May 18, 2014
Graduates of the Heller School of Social Policy and Management gathered in Spingold Theater on Sunday morning for a diploma ceremony recognizing Master of Business Administration, Sustainable International Development, Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management, Master of Public Policy in Coexistence and Conflict and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy recipients.
- Advice at Rabb ceremony: 'geek out'May 18, 2014
In Sunday's kickoff diploma ceremony, the Division of Graduate Professional Studies at the Rabb School of Continuing Studies conferred nearly 100 graduate degrees and certificates on a diverse group of professionals from across the country and around the world.
- Eugene Kogan's graduate student addressMay 18, 2014
- Ariana Boltax's undergraduate addressMay 18, 2014
- President Fred Lawrence's commencement addressMay 18, 2014
- Brandeisians earn Fulbrights, Goldwater, Gates CambridgeMay 13, 2014
Nine current students and recent graduates of Brandeis have earned nationally competitive scholarships. Most will continue their studies overseas, including in England, Honduras, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, Sweden, Tajikistan, and Thailand.
- Violist joins Lydian String Quartet, BrandeisMay 13, 2014
Mark Berger, an acclaimed violist and composer, has been appointed to the Lydian String Quartet and the Brandeis music department faculty. Formed in 1980, the ensemble has inspired critical acclaim worldwide.
- Luis Yglesias, longtime faculty member, diesMay 8, 2014
Luis Yglesias, associate professor emeritus of Spanish and comparative literature and a Brandeis faculty member for 42 years, died at the age of 78. He is remembered for his love of teaching, storytelling, poetry, and the lifelong friendships he formed with faculty and students. He also was known for his passion for working the land on his New Hampshire homestead, including a football field-sized garden.
- President Obama recognizes Brandeis alumna May 2, 2014
President Barack Obama gave Brandeis alumna Kelsey Grab ’12 a shout-out during a recent address in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama spoke about Grab’s experiences as an English teaching assistant with the Fulbright Program to highlight the growing relationship between the people of Malaysia and the United States.
- Festival goers find themselves in art of all typesApril 29, 2014
The 62nd Annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts showcased a range of artistic forms and styles, from concerts to plays, art exhibitions to modern dance, video art to public sculpture, and featured the work of national, local, student, faculty, and alumni artists and performers.
- Brandeis staff and faculty are running for goodApril 17, 2014
Several members of the Brandeis community will be running in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21. A few of them shared their thoughts with BrandeisNow about their motivation for being part of this year’s marathon.
- Student entrepreneurs innovate at 3 Day Startup April 15, 2014
Brandeis International Business School recently hosted its third annual 3 Day Startup, a program that encourages graduate and undergraduate students to brainstorm, develop and pitch business startup plans in just 55 hours.
- Hessan encourages global perspective, collaborationApril 7, 2014
Brandeis International Business School honored Communispace Chairman Diane Hessan with the 2014 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship and Gigaom CEO Paul Walborsky ’88, MA ’89, with the Asper Alumni Entrepreneurship Award on April 3.
- 'Deis Day rocks campusApril 7, 2014
Former, current and prospective students came together to enjoy a day of comedy, music and campus pride at Brandeis' annual 'Deis Day, sponsored by the Brandeis Student Union.
- Israeli Parliament members visit BrandeisApril 7, 2014
Six members of the Israeli Knesset met with Brandeis leaders, faculty members and alumni as part of the Ruderman Fellows Program, an initiative of the Ruderman Family Foundation, in partnership with Brandeis, to create and strengthen connections between Israeli leaders and the American Jewish community.
- Equity and opportunity is the key to US economic growthApril 1, 2014
Angela Glover Blackwell, the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life at Brandeis University, says embracing the national demographic shift and creating a more inclusive society will hasten the recovery of the U.S. economy.
- Musicians rock at audiovisual integration April 1, 2014
Avi Aizenman ’13 asks, are musicians better at connecting sound and sight than non-musicians? She presented her thesis at the 2013 meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, and is now submitting her findings to a scientific journal. If the paper gets accepted, it will be her third published paper in two years.
- Art of all styles, sounds and forms coming to campusMarch 31, 2014
The annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts will take place on April 24–27 and feature nationally acclaimed performers and visual artists, including Livingston Taylor and the Hungry March Band, along with music, dance, theater, film, and artwork by more than 300 Brandeis students, alumni, and faculty.
- Leslie Lamport, MA'63, PhD'72, wins the ‘Nobel of Computing’March 19, 2014
The Association for Computing Machinery named Leslie Lamport, MA'71, PhD'72, the recipient of the 2013 A.M. Turing Award, an honor widely known as the 'Nobel of Computing.' Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, received his MA and PhD from Brandeis University in mathematics.
- Renowned vision scientist to receive Pepose AwardMarch 7, 2014
Richard Masland to be recognized with the Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences for his pioneering studies of the retina, which may translate into a better understanding and treatment of glaucoma and inherited retinal disorders.
- Brandeis Magazine: The Winter issue is hereFeb. 18, 2014
Deciphering digital natives, unmasking Pius XI and Mussolini, reclaiming the victims of modern slavery: It's all in the Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine, which is now available in print and online.
- Assistance for Mangok BolFeb. 16, 2014
The Brandeis community is helping Mangok Bol, MS ’13, who is traveling to South Sudan to assist in the search for his three nieces and a nephews, aged 2 through 8, who were abducted in a raid in which their parents were killed.
- Blackwell named Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Feb. 6, 2014
Angela Glover Blackwell, a national advocate for promoting economic and social equity for low-income people and communities of color, has been appointed as the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life at Brandeis.
- Students’ interest in fashion results in national scholarships and career opportunities Feb. 5, 2014
In what is becoming an annual tradition, two Brandeis students were awarded $5,000 scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. This is the fourth consecutive year that Brandeis students have earned the national honor.
- Brandeisians win recognition for Jewish literatureJan. 24, 2014
- Alum recalls meeting young MLK on campusJan. 14, 2014
Campus will celebrate King’s life and work with the 9th-annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: 'For the Love of a Dream!' The event will be held on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater.
- Newest Brandeisians arrive on campusJan. 9, 2014
On Thursday, 134 new Brandeisians arrived in Waltham, bringing some much needed warmth and life to a cold, quiet campus. They are members of the largest and most competitive midyear class in Brandeis’ history.
- So you’ve survived cancer, now what?Dec. 23, 2013
In the 10 years since Samantha Watson founded the Boston-based SAMFund for Young Adult Cancer Survivors, the organization has given away $1.1 million to cancer survivors — helping them pay their rent, medical bills, gym memberships — almost anything to help survivors rebuild their life after cancer.
- 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.
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