- 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.
- 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.
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