- Latkes, jelly donuts and a laser light show — it must be HanukkahDec. 6, 2013
Members of the Brandeis community joined together on Dec. 4 to celebrate Hanukkah. Sponsored by Hillel at Brandeis, with the support and participation of Chabad, the evening included the lighting of individual hanukkiot, eating jelly donuts and latkes,and watching a laser light show.
- Campus mourns Nelson MandelaDec. 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the 95-year-old former South African president who helped end apartheid, died yesterday, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and social justice. Brandeis students and faculty have always been closely aligned with Mandela and the campaign to promote human equality.
- Engerman, Willrich tapped for endowed professorshipsDec. 4, 2013
Michael Willrich has been named the Leff Families Professor of History and David Engerman the Ottilie Springer Professor of History.
- Brandeis students go away with Gilman Scholarships Dec. 3, 2013
Five Brandeis undergraduates are selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which provides $5,000 that can be applied to study-abroad costs.
- Remembering Joachim Gaehde, professor emeritus of fine artsNov. 26, 2013
Joachim Gaehde, a scholar of Carolingian illuminated manuscripts and the "eminence grise" of the department of fine arts, passed away Nov. 24 at the age of 92.
- Brandeis celebrates employees’ service, contributionsNov. 26, 2013
Members of the Brandeis community came together to celebrate their colleagues’ exceptional service and contributions to the university at the 2013 Employee Recognition Awards luncheon.
- Put on your yarmulke, it's time for ThanksgivukkahNov. 25, 2013
This year, Jewish Americans will be carving the Thanksgiving turkey and lighting the menorah on the same night. It’s the last time the two events will coincide for thousands of years to come. Rabbi Elyse Winnick '86 of the Brandeis University Interfaith Chaplaincy answered a few questions about this unusual confluence of celebrations.
- Message from Board of Trustees Chair Perry TraquinaNov. 22, 2013
- President Frederick Lawrence requests dialogue with Al-Quds UniversityNov. 22, 2013
- 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.
- The immortal Gettysburg AddressNov. 19, 2013
English professor John Burt, author of the critically acclaimed 'Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism,' shares his thoughts on the Gettysburg Address, 150 years after its delivery.
- Response to Nov. 17, 2013 Boston Globe articleNov. 17, 2013
- Forum highlights Heller’s focus on achieving diversity, equity Nov. 5, 2013
At a discussion on the state of diversity at the Heller School, Dean Lisa Lynch underscored an institutional commitment to creating equity and eliminating barriers that keep individuals from achieving their full potential.
- Korean, 'Brandeis-style'Oct. 28, 2013
This fall, the university’s first-ever Korean language course, Korean 10A, launched, exceeding enrollment limits in a couple of hours thanks to the popularity of Korean pop music.
- New travel grant program takes undergraduates to IsraelOct. 25, 2013
- Say 'Brandeis!'Oct. 25, 2013
Shutterbugs across campus are showing their love of Brandeis this week as part of a campus-wide 10-day Photo-a-Day Challenge on social media.
- Brandeis goes orange for Open Access WeekOct. 23, 2013
This week, LTS turned its website orange in support of Open Access Week, a worldwide promotion of free, online access to scholarly research. LTS is reaching out to faculty, graduate students and staff to explain the concepts and ramifications of open access.
- Fall Fest offers comedy, classes and communityOct. 22, 2013
Belly dancing. A petting zoo. Judah Friedlander. What do they have in common? They’ll all be part of Fall Fest, which begins Thursday evening and runs through Sunday. The annual family weekend features an array of on- and off-campus events.
- Historian Eugene Black dies at 85Oct. 22, 2013
Professor Emeritus of History Eugene C. Black, a Europeanist in the department who played a critical role in building its national stature, died Oct. 18 at age 85.
- Brandeis physicist wins award for biology textbook Oct. 18, 2013
- Inaugural Brandeis Law School Reception draws students, alumniOct. 18, 2013
Nearly 100 Brandeis students and alumni, along with students from select Boston area schools and law school and LSAT representatives, kicked off the inaugural Brandeis University Law School Reception Oct. 15. The event was sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center.
- Brandeis launches MS in Strategic AnalyticsOct. 16, 2013
Graduate Professional Studies announced today it has launched a new Master of Science degree in strategic analytics. The online program is designed to harness the proliferation of data in all aspects of business using advanced analytic tools. With the advent of “big data,” businesses can reduce risk and improve performance through better-informed decision-making in areas such as revenue management, dynamic pricing and business modeling.
- Philosophy of inclusion helps debate club carry the day Oct. 11, 2013
The Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society is in peak form this season. Ranked as both the No. 1 club and team of the year in the American Parliamentary Debate Association, BADASS has left Ivy League teams like Harvard and Yale in the dust. Now, they're training the next generation of debaters, and hosting a high school debate tournament.
- McMahon hired as sexual assault services and prevention specialistOct. 7, 2013
Brandeis University has hired Sheila McMahon to lead sexual assault services and prevention activities. As sexual assault services and prevention specialist, she will coordinate advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking; conduct outreach and education to promote a healthy campus environment, and serve as a liaison to student organizations.
- Psychological Counseling Center meets gold standard for suicide preventionOct. 4, 2013
Brandeis University has been awarded the JedCampus Seal from The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.
- Burt and Gessel awarded named professorshipsOct. 1, 2013
- Brandeis’ youngest generation gets new center Sept. 25, 2013
Yesterday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for a $2.5 million Gersh and Sarah Lemberg Children’s Center added new meaning to Brandeis’ commitment to educating young people. The new 7,000-square-foot, located on Old South Street, will double its capacity and include an infant center.
- All work and no play? Not anymore.Sept. 23, 2013
Brandeis and local children finally reaped the reward of months of hard work: A new playground at Prospect Hill Terrace, a low-income housing development. Together with Bentley University, the Waltham Housing Authority, KaBOOM, UnitedHealthcare and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, the playground was built in a single day.
- Brandeis hosts conference on sexual, domestic violenceSept. 18, 2013
More than 300 Massachusetts college and university administrators and faculty members gathered on the Brandeis campus Sept. 17 for a forum titled 'Massachusetts Steps Up: Key Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues for College Administrators.'
- 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.
- Waltham Group to hold annual blood drive Oct. 1 to 3Sept. 10, 2013
- Brandeis IBS introduces new brand platformAug. 28, 2013
- Orientation brings new friends, calms nervesAug. 27, 2013
After arriving over the weekend in cars filled to capacity, the Class of 2017 unpacked, hugged their family goodbye and embraced the beginning of their Brandeis experience. Together, and with some help from their orientation leaders, they prepared for their freshmen year.
- John Unsworth to serve on national humanities councilAug. 9, 2013
The White House has appointed John Unsworth, the vice provost for Library & Technology Services and chief information officer, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
- Professor Wendy Cadge honored by Association of Professional ChaplainsAug. 7, 2013
- Brandeis, partners help local children draw playful futureAug. 6, 2013
A new playground will be constructed Sept. 17 at Waltham's Prospect Hill, thanks to Brandeis and several community partners. Last week, the community's children offered a few ideas to the organizations, drawing depictions of their dream playgrounds.
- Hugh Huxley, pioneering experimentalist, dies at 89 July 29, 2013
Professor emeritus Hugh Huxley, a biologist who conducted pioneering research on muscle structure and function, died July 25. Huxley came to Brandeis in 1987 as professor of biology and director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center. He retired from the faculty in 1997.
- To be let alone: Brandeis foresaw privacy problemsJuly 24, 2013
Thanks to Louis Brandeis, Americans have a constitutional right to privacy. Long before the invention of the Internet, Brandeis warned how technology could be used to invade privacy. What would he make of the government's wide-ranging electronic surveillance programs such as PRISM?
- LauraBen Moore ’14 helps USA rugby to cup finalsJuly 19, 2013
Senior LauraBen Moore, in only her second year of competitive rugby play, has earned a starting role on the USA Rugby Women’s Junior All-Americans (WJAA) team at the 2013 Under-20 Nations Cup. She’ll be playing for a gold medal against Canada on Sunday.
- Brandeis to pilot test-flexible admissions optionJuly 19, 2013
The new pilot program is 'an evolutionary change' that will give fall 2014 undergraduate applicants the option to submit applications either with a combination of subject tests, or with an enhanced academic portfolio.
- Defense lawyer Leonard Goodman elected to boardJuly 19, 2013
Chicago veteran criminal defense attorney Leonard C. Goodman was elected to a four-year term on the Brandeis Board of Trustees in May. He has won awards for his work on behalf of the wrongfully convicted, and is known for taking on high-profile and challenging cases.
- Business school ranked No. 1 by Financial TimesJune 27, 2013
In the Financial Times' annual rankings of pre-experience master’s programs released this week, Brandeis International Business School was ranked No. 1 in the United States for the third straight year for its Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (Lemberg Program).
- President Fred Lawrence to participate in Supreme Court Review panelJune 25, 2013
- President Fred Lawrence offers perspective on affirmative actionJune 25, 2013
- Brandeis to offer Semester Online courses in 2014June 11, 2013
In a partnership between 2U, Inc. and a group of top-tier colleges and universities, Semester Online offers rigorous, small, online, for-credit courses in real time to college students from anywhere in the world. Brandeis will offer 'Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health' and 'The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: Then and Now.'
- 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.
- Mal Sherman finishes term as board chair, stays on at BrandeisMay 28, 2013
Malcolm L. Sherman – “Mal” to hundreds of Brandeis professors, students and staff who have known him during his 33 years on the university’s Board of Trustees – has brought strong leadership to a long list of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, but nowhere has his commitment been as long or as deep as at Brandeis.
- Brandeis retirement plan transition underwayMay 28, 2013
All Brandeis faculty and staff should be aware of important changes to the Brandeis University Retirement Plan. While the employer contributions and vesting schedule are not changing, the university is offering a streamlined and simplified investment lineup, designed to offer employees choice, simplicity and value. A detailed Fund Change Transition Guide was sent to all participants’ homes in April. The guide provides complete details about these changes, including a comprehensive fund mapping guide to show where retirement money will be moved if employees don’t take action by the deadline.
- 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.
- President Fred Lawrence's commencement addressMay 19, 2013
- 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
- Remembering Emeritus Professor of Music, Harold ShaperoMay 18, 2013
Classical music composer, pianist and longtime professor of music at Brandeis University, Harold Shapero, died in his sleep on May 17, following complications from pneumonia. He was 93.
- Angela Gutchess wins Wellington LotteryMay 17, 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.
- Brandeis National Committee to honor Whitfield with Sachar AwardMay 3, 2013
- Graduate teaching fellows honoredMay 2, 2013
- Student speakers for commencement selectedApril 30, 2013
Undergraduate Ellyn Getz and graduate student Enrique Levin have been chosen to give the student addresses at Brandeis’ 62nd commencement on Sunday, May 19. Getz is a double major in business and theater arts; Levin is receiving an MBA from the International Business School.
- Brandeis Magazine has rare Beatles photographsApril 21, 2013
The cover story features photographer Henry Grossman ’58, whose genuine friendship with the Fab Four gave him unique access to their daily lives, captured in some 6,000 rare photos he squirreled away — until now. There are also features on basketball in Afghanistan, comic escapades in China and more.
- 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.
- Waltham Group hosting blood drive April 16-18 April 14, 2013
- Dean Lynch presents Heller School teaching, mentoring, staff awardsApril 11, 2013
Carole Carlson wins 2013 Teaching Award, Tatjana Meschede receives the 2013 Mentorship Award and Norma DeMattos is honored with the second annual Heller Staff Service Award.
- Dean Birren names teaching, mentoring award winnersApril 11, 2013
The 2013 honorees are Associate Professor of Psychology Donald B. Katz, Assistant Professor of Sociology Sara Shostak, Associate Professor of Biology James R. Morris and Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women's and Gender Studies ChaeRan Yoo Freeze.
- Four senior faculty awarded research leave grants April 10, 2013
Brandeis University has awarded four senior faculty research leaves for spring 2014. These competitive grants relieve the faculty member of teaching duties for a semester, providing flexible time for major research projects and a small amount of funding for research expenses.
- Dr. Rick Hodes to speak at 2013 commencementApril 4, 2013
Hodes has spent more than two decades as a physician treating children in one of the world’s poorest countries. His work has been the subject of a book and three documentaries, and he has received numerous awards, including being named a CNN Hero.
- 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.
- Crew team names its new racing shell in honor of President LawrenceMarch 19, 2013
- Lisa M. Lynch reappointed dean of Heller SchoolMarch 5, 2013
A former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, Lynch is an internationally recognized scholar on employment issues who led the creation of the Heller School's new strategic plan. The appointment is for a five-year term.
- Senior staff hears dramatic defibrillator talkMarch 1, 2013
After the university purchased a new defibrillator - one of many located around campus - for the Bernstein Marcus building, David Bunis '83, senior vice president and chief of staff, invited Dr. Eric S. Nadel '84 of Harvard Medical School to give a training session on how to use it.
- Schwarzes' $3 million gift one of largest from facultyFeb. 27, 2013
Professor emeritus Gerald Schwarz wanted to honor his parents, the Brandeis mathematics department, which he says "has done a lot for me,” and the university, where he spent most of his career. The solution? A bequest establishing a chair in mathematics in his parents' names.
- On the Move program returns, offers health and fitness supportFeb. 25, 2013
- Bill Imada plays career matchmaker at Hiatt Communications ForumFeb. 22, 2013
- Brandeis to resume normal class schedules and activitiesFeb. 10, 2013
Brandeis University will be open tomorrow and normal class schedules will resume.
- CAMPUS CONDITIONS UPDATEFeb. 9, 2013
The Brandeis campus is operating in a reasonably efficient manner given the significant impacts of Blizzard Nemo. The university plans to resume normal operations on Monday, February 11.
- SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Brandeis University closed, Friday, February 8Feb. 7, 2013
- Text of Provost Steve A.N. Goldstein's message regarding forecasts of an impending blizzardFeb. 7, 2013
- Trustee's gift establishes Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Jan. 17, 2013
- MLK Day to feature Herman Hemingway, Chad WilliamsJan. 7, 2013
The 8th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial “The Duty of A Dream!” will take place on Monday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. The keynote speaker, Herman Hemingway ‘53, is the first black man to graduate from Brandeis, and was a fraternity brother and mentee of Dr. King’s.
- One-day parking changes accommodate midyear student move-inJan. 7, 2013
- International Business School, Heller School programs praised, reaccreditedJan. 3, 2013
- Special needs not a disability for cafe workerJan. 3, 2013
Few people have had the chance to be featured on television, pitch at Fenway Park, act alongside Adam Sandler, introduce their state senator, compete in multiple sports and also get involved with the student population. Peter Filosa, a Usdan Cafe employee with special needs, juggles all of these activities.
- De Graffenreid appointed SVP for communicationsDec. 20, 2012
Ellen de Graffenreid has been appointed senior vice president for communications. De Graffenreid, an integrated communications and marketing leader, will oversee all university communications initiatives. She will officially assume her new role on Feb. 1, 2013, but will begin her transition immediately.
- Brandeis mobile app updated with events and directory featuresDec. 18, 2012
- Brandeis chefs share epicurian passionsDec. 17, 2012
If you’ve ever had dreams of competing on 'Hell’s Kitchen' or 'Iron 'Chef,' check out what sous chef Zachary Kestler served up in a recent competition. We sat down with some of the Brandeis chefs to learn about their training and what direction they feel large dining facilities are heading in.
- Employees recognized for their serviceDec. 11, 2012
Ninety-nine university employees were honored for their length of service at a luncheon held in the Faculty Center Dec. 7. President Fred Lawrence also presented the Louis and Helen Zirkel Staff Award to Alasdair Post-Quinn of Library and Technology Services and the Lou Ennis Staff Award to Laurel Carpenter of the Anthropology Department.
- Mort Mandel talks about doing good, doing wellDec. 10, 2012
His family relationships and values had much to do with how he and his brothers turned a $900 auto-parts business into a $3 billion multinational electronics corporation. Mandel's new book explains how to be a great leader and how to hire great leaders.
- Community invited to join in 'Messiah' sing-alongDec. 9, 2012
The Brandeis community is invited to join in the annual sing-along of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece 'Messiah' on Dec. 13, followed by refreshments, caroling, Christmas tree trimming and a Hanukkah candle lighting in the Shapiro Student Center atrium from 4 to 5 p.m.
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