- Orientation explores social justice, celebrates BrandeisAug. 28, 2015
Through a mixture of orientation activities that were both fun and informative, new students got their first taste of school pride and Brandeis' longstanding commitment to social justice.
- New students arrive on campus and start their Brandeis storyAug. 24, 2015
First-year and transfer students have moved into their residence halls and have begun orientation with the fall semester set to start.
- SciFest showcases young scientists with bold ideasAug. 6, 2015
Nearly one hundred undergraduate and high school students had the opportunity to do hands-on research and present their findings in front of their peers and Brandeis science faculty.
- Princeton Review ranks Brandeis first in the US for student community service Aug. 6, 2015
Brandeis University was named the top-ranked college for student engagement in community service by Princeton Review, a recognition of Brandeis’ longstanding commitment to social justice and giving back.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act: 25 years laterJuly 23, 2015
Professor Susan Parish of the Heller School for social policy and management offers her thoughts on the positive outcomes from the ADA as well as areas in which the law could be improved.
- A global salute to Irving Epstein, a ‘founding father of chaos’July 21, 2015
Scientists from around the world convened at Brandeis for IrvFest 2015, a day to celebrate Epstein and to share stories about working with him in his lab, as a collaborator or as a mentee.
- Brandeis creates online master’s degrees in digital marketing and designJuly 21, 2015
Programs provide rigorous instruction to help students apply both theory and practice in the fields of digital marketing and human-centered design.
- Is Puerto Rico the next Greece?July 17, 2015
Are financial crises contagious? IBS professor Daniel Bergstresser weighs in to discuss the current debt crisis in Puerto Rico, as well as its effect on American households and the municipal bond market.
- Representatives of Brandeis fly on El Al’s maiden Boston to Tel Aviv flightJuly 7, 2015
- New rooftop farm showcases Brandeis’ green thumbJuly 2, 2015
Students have made the campus greener by revitalizing a former tired space on the science library's roof by installing a farm, which will offer fresh produce and environmental benefits.
- Lisa M. Lynch becomes interim university presidentJuly 1, 2015
The world-renowned economist assumed the position of interim president of Brandeis University effective July 1
- Pete Varney announces retirement as baseball coach after 34 yearsJune 25, 2015
Varsity baseball coach Pete Varney has led the Judges to the post-season 21 times in 34 years, including 12 berths in the NCAA tournament and one appearance at the NCAA Division III World Series.
- Geopolitics of oil production and its environmental and economic impactJune 23, 2015
Brandeis IBS' John Ballantine sits down with BrandeisNOW to discuss the evolving worldwide oil market and what the American consumer can expect in the months to come.
- Financial Times ranks International Business School’s MA program among the best in the USJune 22, 2015
For the fifth year in a row, Brandeis IBS MA in International Economics and Finance is named among the top 10 pre-experience programs in the United States.
- David Ellenson to lead the Schusterman Center for Israel StudiesJune 22, 2015
Ellenson, an internationally renowned scholar of modern Judaism and academic leader, to begin serving as acting director of the center July 1.
- Update: Schuster Institute’s dogged work exonerates man of wrongful murder convictionJune 16, 2015
After 21 years in prison, Angel Echavarria, who has maintained his innocence against a murder conviction for years, has been cleared of all charges.
- Brandeis addresses use of ‘conflict minerals’ in electronicsJune 15, 2015
New policy provides directive on conflict minerals in the university’s most commonly purchased and leased electronic items.
- Brandeis increases campus minimum wage, in top tier for universities nationallyJune 10, 2015
Brandeis University has approved a campus minimum wage of $15.05 per hour for full-time employees of the university, an action that is a testament to its values.
- Brandeis alumni join the US Supreme Court barJune 4, 2015
Brandeis celebrated its 14 alumni who were in Washington to be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court bar on June 1.
- Senior athletes recognized at Charlie’s BreakfastJune 2, 2015
Nine seniors were honored and given awards for their work inside and outside the athletic arena at Charlie's Breakfast, an annual Commencement weekend event sponsored by Friends of Brandeis Athletics.
- Kathryn Graddy: Putting a value on stolen artMay 27, 2015
Boston's latest case of missing art begs the question: does stolen artwork gain value once it's found? Brandeis International Business School professor and art auction expert Kathryn Graddy sits down with BrandeisNOW to help answer that question.
- Ultimate Frisbee takes second at national championshipsMay 26, 2015
Brandeis' ultimate Frisbee team, TRON, capped their most successful season in history with style and a memorable result.
- Bateman wins Rabb School Outstanding Teacher AwardMay 20, 2015
Leanne Bateman, the academic program chair for the Project and Program Management and Strategic Analytics programs, has been the given this year's Rabb Outstanding Teacher Award and a $1,000 prize.
- Senior faculty research leaves awardedMay 20, 2015
Brandeis has awarded research leaves to four senior faculty members, providing them a semester free of teaching responsibilities and enabling them to focus on a scholarly or creative project.
- VIDEO: A look back at Commencement 2015May 19, 2015
Brandeis' newest alumni are challenged to be leaders, to change the world and to make public service a priority.
- Heller School honors Nsiah-Jefferson, Anderson, and Isenberg with awardsMay 19, 2015
Faculty members Laurie A. Nsiah-Jefferson ’80, MA ’06 PhD ’06 and Brenda Anderson, and administrator Lanni Isenberg have been honored with annual faculty and staff awards by the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
- Heller School celebrates Class of 2015May 17, 2015
On a beautiful spring Sunday, 144 Heller School graduates from around the world gathered together to receive their diplomas at the 2015 commencement ceremony.
- #Brande15: Commencement social media wrap-upMay 17, 2015
The Class of 2015 – and their family and friends – took to social media as they celebrated their graduation from Brandeis on May 17.
- Leila May Pascual '15 sings the national anthemMay 17, 2015
- VoiceMale sings the Brandeis alma materMay 17, 2015
- Bethany Adam's undergraduate addressMay 17, 2015
- Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering's commencement addressMay 17, 2015
- President Fred Lawrence's commencement addressMay 17, 2015
- Pickering encourages graduates to make public service part of their livesMay 17, 2015
In his address during Brandeis' 64th Commencement exercises, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering extolled the virtues of public service, calling it an “honorable and rewarding pursuit.”
- Class of 2015 cherishes Brandeis moments, anticipates futureMay 17, 2015
Our newest graduates reflect on their favorite Brandeis experiences.
- Congratulations to Rabb School's Class of 2015May 17, 2015
The Rabb School of Continuing Studies awarded 83 master of science degrees, 22 master of software engineering degrees, and one graduate certificate in software engineering.
- Arts and Sciences honors four faculty membersMay 14, 2015
Eva Bellin, Isaac Krauss, Jennifer Cleary and Jané Kondev have all been honored by the School of Arts and Sciences with annually given faculty awards.
- Five sophomores honored with Giumette Academic Achievement AwardMay 14, 2015
Five rising juniors have been awarded a scholarship for distinguishing themselves in their course of study and making a significant contribution to the community.
- Ira Gessel celebrated as teacher and mathematicianMay 14, 2015
Ira Gessel, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Mathematics, is retiring after more than 30 years at Brandeis University.
- Dreams come true as Brandeis seniors prepare for jobs at Disney WorldMay 12, 2015
Five seniors have been hired as interns to work for Disney in Orlando, Florida and help spread the magic and bliss at one of the world's most iconic parks.
- Tavares hopes her path to becoming a college graduate inspires others May 12, 2015
After immigrating to the U.S. from Cape Verde at age 15, Lara Tavares '15 will graduate from Brandeis on May 17 and has her sights set on closing the nation's education gap.
- Leader-Scholar Communities bond over research projectsMay 7, 2015
First-year students recently presented their findings – and recommendations – from their year-long projects that focused on addressing societal issues.
- Senior Week promises a ‘Race to the Finish’May 5, 2015
Get ready Class of 2015: here's a rundown of all of the events going on during Senior Week and how to purchase tickets for them.
- New SPARK initiative ignites entrepreneurship across campusMay 5, 2015
The first class of SPARK winners includes a social networking app, health-care initiatives and web-based educational tools. SPARK is designed to support projects that promote positive social, educational or financial impact on a broad range of issues.
- Sarna unveils his new book on Lincoln's interactions with JewsApril 30, 2015
Jonathan Sarna examines President Lincoln's relationships with Jewish people with co-author Benjamin Shapell in their book, "Lincoln and the Jews: A History."
- Nepal in her heart: Alina Pokhrel ’15 strives to make a difference in her native landApril 29, 2015
Brandeis student responds to devastating earthquake in Nepal. Heller School’s Laurence Simon provides tips on how to give wisely for Nepal relief.
- Brandeis Study Abroad: Where will you go?April 28, 2015
About 40 percent of Brandeis students opt to study abroad their junior year, using the chance to travel to learn about the world – and themselves.
- Turrigiano named to new chairApril 28, 2015
Professor Gina Turrigiano has been named the inaugural Joseph J. Levitan Chair in Visual Sciences for her research on how neural networks constantly “fine-tune” themselves even as they provide neuronal stability.
- $4.5 million grants to boost hospital chaplain research literacyApril 27, 2015
Wendy Cadge is co-leader of a project, funded by two grants from the John Templeton Foundation, that will better equip hospital chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate and advocate for the spiritual care they provide.
- A Balancing Act: The Liberal Arts Research University in the 21st CenturyApril 27, 2015
Brandeis President Frederick M. Lawrence was joined by faculty for a discussion that celebrated his tenure and looked to the future.
- Campus community rallies together to oppose worldwide sexual violenceApril 27, 2015
Brandeis students, faculty and staff participated in Take Back the Night, an internationally recognized event that raises awareness about women's rights and sexual assault.
- Exploratory Committee Report on Fossil Fuel Divestment ReleasedApril 24, 2015
- 'I am Historic' celebrates students' inspiring journeys to BrandeisApril 23, 2015
Students reflect on their unique histories, as well as the incredible journey that's taken them to Brandeis, during an evening of celebration.
- TripAdvisor CEO and co-founder visits BrandeisApril 23, 2015
- David Kertzer, PhD'74, wins Pulitzer Prize for 'The Pope and Mussolini'April 22, 2015
For the second consecutive year, a Brandeis alumnus has won a Pulitzer Prize. This time, it was David Kertzer winning the Pulitzer Prize in biography for his book “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.”
- Encore: Prof. Stephen McCauley has second novel adapted into French filmApril 21, 2015
McCauley took some time to answer questions from BrandeisNOW on his writing process, alter egos and why the French like him so much.
- Four earn Stroum Family Waltham Endowed ScholarshipsApril 20, 2015
Waltham High School seniors Mina Antic, Alyssa Maria Beaton, Rutvi Bhatt and Annie Nguyen were named Stroum Family Waltham Endowed Scholars.
- Brandeis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects new membersApril 17, 2015
A total of 89 seniors and 8 juniors have been elected into the Brandeis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the country's highest and most recognized undergraduate honors society.
- Anita Hill named University ProfessorApril 15, 2015
The Brandeis Board of Trustees unanimously voted to recognize Anita Hill, a senior advisor to the provost and professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, with a promotion to University Professor.
- Donahue honored, awarded research and teaching grantApril 14, 2015
- Sharing stories of war and struggle leads to new friendships April 14, 2015
Students working in the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry uncover previously unknown, first-hand accounts about living in the Soviet Union before and after World War II.
- Isaac Krauss wins Strage AwardApril 14, 2015
The Strage Award is presented annually to a distinguished junior faculty member who has made outstanding scientific contributions in the early stages of their independent research programs.
- World Health Day: Serving up food safetyApril 7, 2015
The Heller School's Theodore Johnson discusses worldwide food safety and public health issues and the need for greater action.
- Lincoln and the Jews: A story of mutual respectApril 2, 2015
Professor Jonathan Sarna's new book takes us back in time and reveals how one of the most celebrated presidents of all-time helped make Jews equals in American society.
- Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering to speak at commencementMarch 30, 2015
Senior statesman is one of five honorary degree recipients being recognized for achievements in literature, international relations, dance and culinary culture.
- Former Miss World encourages sexual assault survivors to speak outMarch 25, 2015
Linor Abargil came to Brandeis to screen her documentary, "Brave Miss World," and speak to the community about eradicating rape and sexual assault.
- Using a 20th century murder to understand the history of evidenceMarch 24, 2015
New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore visited Brandeis to present her lecture "Foolproof: a brief history of evidence."
- Fund set up for student’s family following house fire March 20, 2015
- Ben Terris ’08 breaks story that leads to Illinois congressman’s resignationMarch 19, 2015
Terris' Washington Post story on Rep. Aaron Schock's lavish Capitol Hill office was the beginning of the end for the congressman, who announced his resignation this week.
- Students unwind with puppies and pizzasMarch 18, 2015
- For Hodges and Cain sisters, family connection shows on the courtMarch 17, 2015
Both sets of siblings celebrate the Judges' recent ECAC championship win, while also reflecting on time spent together at Brandeis.
- Teaching coding and confidenceMarch 11, 2015
Girls Who Code is a new Brandeis club whose goal is to train and mentor young women in computer science to address the gender gap in STEM and information technology industries.
- Rape Crisis Center offers a safe space for support and information March 10, 2015
Newly opened center the latest enhancement to Brandeis' sexual assault services and prevention programs.
- Young visionaries build life-improving creations with 3D printersMarch 10, 2015
Students from numerous universities across the northeast flocked to Brandeis for a 24-hour, 3D printing competition.
- Sparking ideas and sprouting solutionsMarch 3, 2015
SPARK, a new initiative created by the Brandeis University Virtual Incubator Program, is offering $50,000 to help bring ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to life. Preliminary proposals are due by Friday, March 6, 2015.
- #TheDress effect: What you see isn't necessarily what's thereMarch 3, 2015
Last week, a poorly lit picture of a dress sparked one of the fiercest debates in Internet history: Was it white and gold or blue and black? Now that the dust has settled, it’s time for a more important question: Why did people see the dress differently? ReAction asked biology professor Stephen Van Hooser to break down the science of the dress.
- Brandeis spirit band amps it upFeb. 23, 2015
With help from Senior Vice President of Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel and the Brandeis music department, the Brandeis Spirit Band is ready to perform.
- Historic winter doesn’t slow the Brandeis snow teamFeb. 18, 2015
Though nearly 100 inches of snow have fallen on the Boston area in February, committed Brandeis grounds crew and staff have worked around the clock to keep campus safe and clean.
- Brandeis cancels morning and evening activities on Feb. 15Feb. 15, 2015
- Board approves tenure appointments, two new degree programsFeb. 13, 2015
The Board of Trustees has approved tenure for two Brandeis International Business School faculty members and the establishment of two new degree programs.
- Legendary newsman Bob Simon '62 dies in car accidentFeb. 12, 2015
The Brandeis graduate and "60 Minutes" correspondent was widely recognized for his journalistic excellence and coverage of world events.
- Brandeis alumni and scholars win prestigious book awardsFeb. 11, 2015
- Students make another splash on the fashion sceneFeb. 10, 2015
Careers defined by red carpets and runways await two Brandeis students who have carved a unique niche in the fashion world.
- Brandeis delayed opening today, Tuesday, Feb. 10Feb. 9, 2015
- Jewish People’s Choice Awards honors Stein ’15, Nass ’14Feb. 4, 2015
- Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian takes on gamingFeb. 3, 2015
The outspoken advocate for gender equality in gaming was scheduled to deliver the Martin Wiener Lecture in Computer Science on Feb. 9. It was postponed due to the weather.
- Severe weather updatesFeb. 1, 2015
- Presidential transitionJan. 30, 2015
Frederick M. Lawrence, the eighth president of Brandeis University, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, announced today that he would be stepping down as president effective at the end of the current academic year.
- Brandeis University closing at 5 p.m. today; closed Tuesday, Jan. 27Jan. 26, 2015
- Dallamora earns national honors for service to women’s soccerJan. 20, 2015
Judges head soccer coach Denise Dallamora was awarded the 2015 NSCAA Committee Award for Excellence.
- Brandeis to host showing of ‘Selma,’ panel discussion on race and civil rightsJan. 20, 2015
A week of reflection on the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., includes special screening of the critically acclaimed "Selma" on Jan. 21 and a faculty discussion on race, civil rights and social justice on Jan. 22.
- Jankowski's 'Verdun' wins World War One Historical Association's book prizeJan. 16, 2015
Paul Jankowski, the Raymond Ginger Professor of History, has won the 2014 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for his book “Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.”
- Ethan Stein '15 launches cyber security company, eyes changing the worldJan. 15, 2015
CyberSecurityPlan, the recently started venture of Brandeis senior Ethan Stein, is set to offer companies and organizations a stronger and safer defense against cyber attacks.
- Colleagues honored for their commitment to BrandeisJan. 15, 2015
Brandeis hosted a luncheon to celebrate employees who reached service milestones ranging from 10 to 45 years in 2014 as well as to present two staff awards.
- Professor Emeritus Stanley Deser awarded Einstein MedalJan. 14, 2015
In May, the Albert Einstein Society will honor Deser's career and his groundbreaking formulation that offered a new approach to General Relativity.
- PBS airs documentary on Cunningham's "Klansville, U.S.A."Jan. 12, 2015
The PBS “American Experience” documentary based on a 2013 book by Brandeis sociology professor David Cunningham debuted nationally on Jan. 13.
- Midyear students from near and far join the Brandeis familyJan. 12, 2015
105 new students from around the country and world move into Brandeis to begin their college experience.
- Jonathan Sarna lecture to air Dec. 27 on C-SPAN 3Dec. 23, 2014
A class lecture by Jonathan Sarna on Henry Ford and his support of anti-Semitic publications will be broadcast on C-SPAN 3, Saturday, Dec. 27, at 8 p.m.
- Revving it up in and out of the classroomDec. 18, 2014
Jen Swain ’15 has made the most of her Brandeis experience. While busy with her studies during the week, on many fall Saturdays she is at Gillette Stadium cheering on the New England Revolution as a member of the Rev Girls.
- The Americanization of HanukkahDec. 15, 2014
Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, discusses the growing significance of Hanukkah for American Jews.
- Grandparents and the holidays: Tips on gifts, expectations and moreDec. 8, 2014
Celebrating the holidays can provide obstacles for grandparents and parents of grown children. Resident Scholar Ruth Nemzoff offers some advice.
- Special offer from Brandeis University PressDec. 5, 2014
With the holiday season quickly approaching, 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.
- Alumnus paints fencing room muralsDec. 2, 2014
Former Judges fencer Chris Spencer ’94 has painted two murals in the fencing room, one of university namesake Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis holding a saber. The other is of three fencers, each representing one of the sport’s disciplines — foil, epee and saber.
- Learning from past epidemics: What can smallpox tell us about Ebola?Dec. 2, 2014
Leff Families Professor of History Michael Willrich discusses the parallels between the U.S.’s response to the smallpox epidemic at the turn of the 20th century and the current Ebola epidemic.
- New England agriculture and the evolving Thanksgiving tableNov. 24, 2014
Farming historian and associate professor of environmental studies Brian Donahue discusses the traditional Thanksgiving menu and its evolution over the centuries.
- Supreme Court case could set standard for Internet threatsNov. 24, 2014
Elonis v. United States will be the subject of a conference at Brandeis on Dec. 2, featuring speakers who wrote briefs submitted to the Supreme Court.
- Judges soccer teams compete in NCAA playoffsNov. 18, 2014
After two home wins, the men's soccer team will play Amherst College in Oneonta, NY in round three, while the women's team shutout Penn State Behrend before falling to Misericordia University in the second round.
- Enter Jesse Appell ’12: comedian and global Internet sensationNov. 14, 2014
Fulbright Scholarship to study Chinese comedy leads Brandeis alumnus to use humor to connect people and nations.
- Symposium and concert to celebrate Irving Fine's centennialNov. 13, 2014
As part of a yearlong celebration of Irving Fine's centennial, Brandeis will host a symposium and the acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble will perform an all-Fine program on Nov. 15.
- Brandeis goes global during International Education WeekNov. 12, 2014
Campus will connect with the world for a weeklong celebration of diverse cultures, people, and ideas.
- Kate Moran awarded Humboldt FellowshipNov. 11, 2014
Kate A. Moran has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship to support her work on a book that explores how dependence and interdependence fit into Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, especially his theory of autonomy.
- When the Berlin Wall fellNov. 10, 2014
Associate Professor Sabine von Mering shares her memories of growing up in a divided Germany and being at an aunt’s birthday party in West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989.
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