- Dempsey '93 named Director of AthleticsMay 24, 2016
- Naveed Noormal, Heller MA'16, speaks at Brandeis CommencementMay 24, 2016
- Interim President Lisa Lynch's remarks at Brandeis CommencementMay 23, 2016
- Joel Burt Miller '16 speaks at Brandeis CommencementMay 23, 2016
- Video: Brandeis Commencement 2016May 23, 2016
The sights and sounds of Brandeis University's 65th Commencement Exercises.
- #BrandeisGrad: In their own wordsMay 22, 2016
Witty decorated caps, graduation selfies and lots of smiling faces filled social media during commencement
- Agnieszka Holland tells graduates about the beauty of blending history and filmMay 22, 2016
During a question-and-answer session at the Department of History's diploma ceremony, the distinguished filmmaker spoke about film's role in preserving history.
- Stories of justice prevail at Heller School's commencement 2016May 22, 2016
A number of rich, compelling narratives offered an inspirational backdrop to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management's commencement on Sunday, May 22.
- Rabb School awards diplomas to nearly 100 GPS students May 22, 2016
Many graduates arrived from out-of-state and visited the Brandeis campus for the first time to receive their diplomas.
- Commencement speaker Julieanna Richardson '76: 'You may end up being the best generation yet'May 22, 2016
Brandeis University celebrated its 65th Commencement May 22.
- Seniors look back at their favorite aspects of BrandeisMay 17, 2016
BrandeisNOW caught up with 10 graduating seniors to get the low-down on what they'll miss most after they graduate.
- Fashionista Fallon Rosen ’16 lands Ralph Lauren gigMay 16, 2016
After combining her love of fashion with her sociology studies, this Brandeis senior is set to start her career working for one of the world's top brands
- Liset Hernandez '16 gives her sister a voiceMay 9, 2016
Venice, California native Liset Hernandez '16 is driven to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs by influencing disability policy.
- Brandeis Inside-Out: Madeline Engeler '16April 29, 2016
The biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy double-major has spent her time at Brandeis researching head and brain trauma.
- Louis Brandeis statue enlivens campusApril 28, 2016
Robert Berks' sculpture of Louis D. Brandeis is a campus landmark that serves to remind the university community about its namesake's commitment to law and social justice.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Urann Chan ’16April 27, 2016
Hands-on laboratory experience and faculty mentoring has nurtured Urann Chan's love of science.
- Brandeis honors three professors with teaching awardsApril 26, 2016
Arts and Sciences presented the Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, the Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching, and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Andrew Baker '18April 22, 2016
The Judges sophomore swimmer has been an inspiration to others in and out of the pool and is looking forward to someday working in global disability rights.
- Dreams take flight at Festival of the ArtsApril 19, 2016
Photographs offer an in-depth snapshot of the lively atmosphere that engulfed Brandeis during the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts from April 14-17.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Felix Liu Ku ’15, MA’16April 15, 2016
Felix Liu Ku fell in love with Brandeis for its eclectic and friendly campus, as well as for the endless opportunities available to students in the fields of business and economics.
- Brandeis offers heavenly produce through Rooftop Farm CSAApril 13, 2016
The Brandeis farmers club is offering the campus community the opportunity to sign up for a weekly CSA
- Yehudah Mirsky’s book wins Choice Award, $25,000 prizeApril 13, 2016
- Student researchers search for the truth to set the wrongfully convicted freeApril 11, 2016
Brandeis students have worked together over the years at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism to help exonerate two wrongfully convicted men
- Brandeis names American Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, University ProfessorApril 8, 2016
Sarna, a leading expert in the field of American Jewish history and the author or co-author of more than 30 books, is set to receive one of Brandeis' highest honors.
- The right team to overturn wrongful convictionsApril 8, 2016
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism enlists the help of Brandeis students and a team of dedicated staff with expertise in a variety of subject areas to shine a light on injustices.
- Brandeis students Take Back the NightApril 5, 2016
- Brandeis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects 87 new membersApril 5, 2016
A select group of Brandeis students in both the Class of 2016 and the Class of 2017 have been named to one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors organizations in the country.
- Student Support Services program celebrates 25th anniversaryApril 1, 2016
- Larry Kanarek '76 elected chair of Brandeis University Board of TrusteesMarch 31, 2016
Kanarek, who has been a board member since 2010, will take the helm in May, when current board chair Perry M. Traquina concludes a three-year term.
- Oral historian Julieanna L. Richardson '76 to give Brandeis University Commencement addressMarch 31, 2016
Brandeis to award five honorary degrees in the arts, humanities and sciences.
- Food Tank offers food for thoughtMarch 29, 2016
Students, faculty and staff come together for month-long think tank on making food production and consumption more sustainable.
- Brandeis benefactor Joseph Mandel dies at 102March 23, 2016
Brandeis honors and remembers the lasting legacy of one of its most generous benefactors
- Brandeis hosts 2016 NCAA Fencing ChampionshipsMarch 22, 2016
- NPR's 'Says You!' quiz show holds taping at BrandeisMarch 17, 2016
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted the quiz show for a live taping March 14.
- Tapping into local food sources, turning off power and tuning into sustainability March 8, 2016
The Brandeis community is rallying to increase campus sustainability by continuing the conversation on providing more locally sourced food for students and with ongoing initiatives to reduce electricity use in buildings.
- Mirsky’s book nominated for prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish LiteratureMarch 7, 2016
- Judges Swimming and Diving teams offering swim lessonsMarch 1, 2016
- “Spotlight” producer Michael Sugar ’95 wins Oscar at 88th Academy AwardsFeb. 29, 2016
Brandeis alumnus Michael Sugar '95 won an Oscar for his role as a producer in the film "Spotlight," which follows the true story of the Boston Globe's coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.
- Experts and students discuss campus climate policyFeb. 26, 2016
Brandeis continued the discussion on climate change policy when it invited students, faculty and leading experts in environmental science to discuss divestment and greening the campus.
- Alleged anti-Semitism at Oxford condemned by Jonathan SarnaFeb. 23, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna ’75, MA’75, an expert on American Jewish history, weighs in on reports from across the country and globe regarding the alleged rise of anti-semitism on college campuses.
- Beyond the Supreme Court: Stephen Whitfield, PhD'72, explains Louis D. Brandeis' legacyFeb. 19, 2016
The late Supreme Court Justice, from whom Brandeis University gets its name, is still remembered for his work on behalf of all citizens, not only those who were privileged and wealthy
- Stephanie Cohen-Walsh '87 is helping the world smileFeb. 17, 2016
This Brandeis alumna, who now works as a plastic surgeon, co-created Operation Kids, a non-profit that sends teams of doctors to the poorest corners of the world to fix burns, cleft palates and many other deformities.
- A world away, Brandeis rabbi practices what she preachesFeb. 16, 2016
Rabbi Elyse Winick traveled to the Dominican Republic with American Jewish World Service to work with local NGOs and combat racism.
- Brandeis’ Schuster Institute helps free another wrongfully convicted manFeb. 12, 2016
George Perrot spent 30 years in prison on a break-in and rape conviction. Five years after the Schuster Institute took on his case, Perrot was freed from prison, the second wrongfully convicted person its investigative journalists and legal team have helped free in the past seven months.
- Judges swimmer Andrew Baker '18 making waves in and out of the poolFeb. 11, 2016
The Brandeis Judges swimming and diving team's super sophomore shows value and valor while combating a genetic form of muscular dystrophy.
- Louis Brandeis hiding in plain sight, on the campus that adopted his nameFeb. 9, 2016
Archives and Special Collections staff at Brandeis maintain one of the most significant collections of Louis D. Brandeis' personal items in the world, and present it for the university to see.
- American Jewish Historical Society honors SarnaFeb. 3, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna is being presented the Lee Max Friedman award for his writings on American Jewish history on June 20 in New York City.
- Has the economy lost its influence on Turkey’s foreign policy?Feb. 2, 2016
Nader Habibi, the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East, comments on the rise of Turkey as a trading state and the country's economic and diplomatic relations with its Middle Eastern neighbors in the wake of the Arab Spring.
- Lessons learned from Louis D. BrandeisJan. 28, 2016
- Timeline offers intimate peek into Louis Brandeis’ Supreme Court appointmentJan. 26, 2016
As the university prepares for the 100th anniversary celebration of Louis Brandeis' nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court, Professor Daniel Breen and his students have compiled a number of the Justice's personal items into a timeline that will unfold during the spring semester.
- Lynch outlines workplace-training needs in the ‘new economy’ at international economics meetingJan. 15, 2016
Interim President Lisa Lynch shared her insights on how technological advances, globalization, an aging workforce and changing work organization are changing the skills workers need to do their jobs.
- Midyears get warm welcome into Brandeis familyJan. 12, 2016
The Brandeis experience has officially begun for midyear and transfer students, who moved into their new residence halls and started new student orientation on Jan. 8.
- Welcome receptions for President-Elect Ron LiebowitzJan. 8, 2016
Members of the Brandeis community are invited to meet the president-elect, Ron Liebowitz, and his wife, Jessica, during three welcome receptions on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
- America, its public debt and the world economyJan. 7, 2016
George Hall, the chair of the economics department and the Fred C. Hecht Professor of Economics, sits down with BrandeisNOW to discuss America's current debt and what the future could have in store for the global community.
- BIMA, Genesis programs receive grant to support development of teacher training and curriculaJan. 7, 2016
The Covenant Foundation has given Brandeis a $20,000 grant aimed at supporting new Jewish teaching initiatives for one year
- Brandeis names Ronald Liebowitz as its ninth presidentDec. 17, 2015
Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees today announced that Ronald D. Liebowitz has been named the ninth president of Brandeis. Liebowitz will begin his leadership role at Brandeis on July 1, 2016.
- How do Brandeisians prep for final exams?Dec. 15, 2015
Brandeis students are currently in the thick of final exams and are employing some smart and interesting study strategies to make the grade.
- Hunker down with the Winter issue of Brandeis MagazineDec. 15, 2015
The Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine contains a season’s worth of stories to curl up with — including a retrospective on Louis D. Brandeis’ lasting impact on our ideas of privacy, free speech, inequality and social justice — as well as Class Notes, campus news and more.
- American Historical Association awards book prize to LanserDec. 11, 2015
The American Historical Association has awarded Susan S. Lanser, professor of comparative literature, English, and women's, gender and sexuality studies, with the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book “The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830."
- Doggies and Doughnuts give students a break before finalsDec. 10, 2015
On the eve of final exams, students were invited to step away from their studies (briefly) for some puppy therapy.
- Brandeis lights up for HanukkahDec. 7, 2015
Brandeis students, faculty and staff came together on the first night of Hanukkah to light the community menorah's first candle as well as to enjoy an assortment of latkes, jelly doughnuts and Hanukkah gelt.
- Brandeis University Press offers books for everyone on your gift listDec. 4, 2015
This holiday season, 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.
- Targoff honored by Modern Language Association of AmericaDec. 4, 2015
Brandeis' director of the Mandel Center for the Humanities earns honorable mention for her book on posthumous love's portrayal in English poetry.
- Williams appointed to Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory CommitteeDec. 3, 2015
Williams will advise on issues related to organization strategy and management, drawing on her experience as the lead administrator of a multi-disciplinary lab at a major research university.
- Coming to a small screen near you: Rosemary Rodriguez ’83Dec. 2, 2015
Rosemary Rodriguez '83, pictured on the left next to Krysten Ritter, directed an episode of the newly released Netflix series "AKA: Jessica Jones," which is based off a Marvel Comics graphic novel.
- Reaffirming and Accelerating Brandeis’ Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial JusticeDec. 1, 2015
Brandeis creates a living document that over time will be augmented to maintain and further advance its lasting commitment to diversity, inclusion, and racial justice.
- Roundtable addresses American Jewish community disengagement, offers solutionsNov. 23, 2015
Seven Brandeis professors and scholars shared their perspectives on the vitality of American Jewish faith, life and culture during a public discussion of a study — and a response to the study — that suggests the American Jewish community is becoming increasingly less engaged.
- Lynch appoints Presidential Task Force on Campus SustainabilityNov. 19, 2015
The task force is charged with helping to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, including exploring options for renewable energy, opportunities to significantly reduce electricity and natural gas use on campus, and to improve the university’s recycling rate.
- Talking heads: what toilets and sewers tell us about ancient Roman sanitationNov. 19, 2015
In recognition of the United Nations declaring Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies, writes in The Conversation that ancient Romans' sense of cleanliness and privacy around bathroom matters differs greatly from contemporary standards.
- Kevin Dupont ’16 has made the world his classroomNov. 16, 2015
After working for United Nations while studying abroad and traveling to Asia, Africa and Europe to study social media around the world, this Brandeis senior has truly global roots.
- Shining a ‘Spotlight’ on the need for investigative journalismNov. 12, 2015
Brandeis screened the critically acclaimed film about the sex abuse scandal that rocked the Boston Archdiocese and hosted the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters for a panel discussion.
- Michael Walzer ’56 argues for states to include all communitiesNov. 4, 2015
In a lecture that examined socialism, nationalism and the Jewish state, Michael Walzer offered his thoughts on the obligations of a state toward the people living within its borders.
- Bryson claims UAA cross country title; Men’s soccer clinches leagueNov. 2, 2015
Emily Bryson ’19 won the University Athletic Association’s women’s individual cross country championship and the men's soccer team won the UAA championship outright for the first time in the program's history this weekend.
- Koloski-Ostrow to be honored nationally for contributions to archaeological educationNov. 2, 2015
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies at Brandeis and co-director of the graduate MA program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
- Before sunrise: Brandeis crew practices before campus awakesOct. 29, 2015
Even though the Brandeis Judges rowers are a club team, they nevertheless compete against some of the country's best athletes and top rowing programs.
- Waltham Group sponsors a trick-or-treat campaign to fight hungerOct. 28, 2015
More than 150 dressed-up Brandeis students, staff and faculty will celebrate Halloween by collecting non-perishable food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank.
- Gender and Sexuality Center celebrates grand openingOct. 27, 2015
Housed in newly-renovated space, the center offers the campus community information and support about LGBQT issues and identity.
- Two activists receive Alumni Achievement Award Oct. 26, 2015
Human rights and social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA’78, PhD’79, and Susan Weidman Schneider ’65, a founding mother of the pioneering Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, received the Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award before a crowd of students, faculty and alumni on Oct. 24.
- Brandeis Re:Joyces for Joyce Antler '63, a historian, activist, mentor and friendOct. 20, 2015
Joyce Antler's colleagues and students gathered for a weekend-long symposium to honor her life's work as a cultural historian, feminist and mentor.
- Alumni return to campus for Homecoming 2015Oct. 19, 2015
Homecoming 2015 invited all Brandeis students and alumni to come together and show their Judges pride at athletic events throughout a fun weekend of activities and events.
- Echavarria, Graves shine the spotlight on an imperfect criminal justice systemOct. 13, 2015
Florence Graves and the students and staff of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism spent years working to free Angel Echavarria from a wrongful murder conviction. Graves recently spoke to Waltham High School students about his case.
- Brandeis University releases survey results on sexual misconduct on campusOct. 8, 2015
The survey measures the prevalence of and attitudes about sexual misconduct among undergraduate and graduate students at Brandeis. It also assesses student awareness of prevention and response services on campus, and will be used to guide improvements in these areas.
- Nyah Macklin '16 leads and unites the Brandeis community with her voiceOct. 6, 2015
BrandeisNOW caught up with Nyah Macklin, the new president of the Student Union, and found out more about her and her priorities for the campus in her tenure this year.
- Lachman to Receive GSA’s 2015 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology AwardOct. 2, 2015
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Margie E. Lachman, PhD, of Brandeis University as the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award.
- Studying abroad prepares students to be world citizensSept. 29, 2015
At the Office of Study Abroad's annual fair, students had the opportunity to learn about various academic programs around the world that promise to further enrich their four years of college.
- French-Canadian docudrama based on Fischer’s book wins a prix GémeauxSept. 25, 2015
David Hackett Fischer’s bestselling book “Champlain’s Dream” was the basis and inspiration for a French-Canadian docudrama series that won a prix Gémeaux, which is known as the Emmy Award of francophone Canada.
- Community ‘Breaks the Fast’ togetherSept. 24, 2015
Brandeis students, faculty and staff of all faiths and creeds celebrated Yom Kippur with the Jewish community by dining with them and breaking their fast.
- Community Service Director Lucas Malo recognized for work at Prospect HillSept. 22, 2015
- Fischer renews campus sustainability effortsSept. 22, 2015
Mary Fischer, the new manager for sustainability programs, will work with students, faculty, staff and administration to help Brandeis reduce carbon emissions and advance campus sustainability.
- 3-D learning channels the senses in Brandeis classroomsSept. 16, 2015
Brandeis professors from a wide array of academic disciplines — from the sciences, to the arts to the classical studies — are using 3-D printing technology to help their students learn in new and engaging ways.
- 500! Coven reaches milestone win in dramatic fashionSept. 15, 2015
A 1-0, double-overtime victory against local rival Babson propelled men's soccer coach Mike Coven to his historic 500th win.
- Brandeis remembers 9/11Sept. 11, 2015
Students from the Brandeis Democrats and Brandeis Conservative-Libertarian Union worked together to create a monument of flags that commemorates the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
- US News ranks Brandeis as a top national universitySept. 9, 2015
Brandeis was ranked 34th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 Best Colleges guide.
- Lynda offers campus online training resources Sept. 8, 2015
Brandeis students, faculty and staff have free access to the website’s library of online classes and tutorials that cover a range of technical, creative and business topics.
- Segal Fellows carry social justice torch, determined to make positive societal changeSept. 3, 2015
Six graduate and undergraduate students participated in summer internships focused on social justice and leadership as Segal Fellows, a program founded in memory of Eli Segal ’64.
- Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award winners namedSept. 2, 2015
Human rights and social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA’78, PhD’79, and Susan Weidman Schneider ’65, a founding mother of the pioneering Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, were named 2015 winners of the Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award. They will be honored during a campus celebration in the fall.
- Social justice commitment rings true as residence halls get remodelled Sept. 1, 2015
Thanks to a student's vision and the support of the Department of Community Living, Brandeis donated furniture to Household Goods through Habitat for Humanity during residence hall renovations this summer.
- 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.
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