- #CharlestonSyllabus raises the conversation on shootingsJune 24, 2015
Brandeis Prof. Chad Williams created the hashtag to crowdsource books, films and educational materials to serve as a basis for an informed conversation on the shootings.
- 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.
- 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.
- Racial and caste oppression have many similaritiesJune 22, 2015
The Heller School's Raj Sampath writes in The Conversation that in studying racial inequality in America and caste inequality in India, the story of one struggle for social justice can illuminate the pitfalls and prospects of success of another.
- Vivek Vimal’s rotating world June 18, 2015
Vimal’s path to his doctorate has been indirect but quite informative.
- Prof. Ilan Troen '63 elected president of the Association for Israel StudiesJune 17, 2015
Troen, the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies, assumed the presidency June 3.
- Study: Brandeis PhD in History program among most prestigiousJune 4, 2015
The program is among the best at producing tenure-track faculty.
- Ready for a smashing success June 3, 2015
Researchers at CERN began recording data from the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved on Earth, and began a new set of experiments that will shed light on a new realm of physics. We spoke with Gabriella Sciolla about the restart and the frontier of physics.
- Brandeis names Irving R. Epstein interim provostMay 28, 2015
Irving R. Epstein, who has served in a number of senior leadership positions at Brandeis, will become interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1.
- 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.
- Brandeis Magazine’s Spring issue has sprungMay 27, 2015
Pick up the current issue to read about Brandeis-educated curators who are shaking up the museum world. Meet Nadia Hashimi ’00, who writes novels that explore Afghanistan. Take a peek at how Brian Donahue ’82, MA’93, PhD’95, constructed a “slow-wood” house. And, in a Q&A with politics professor Jytte Klausen, learn what experts are discovering about domestic jihadism.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Researchers identify potential cause of schizophrenic symptomsMay 7, 2015
Schizophrenia affects millions of people worldwide but the cause of its wide-ranging symptoms remains largely unknown. Brandeis researchers believe they have discovered an abnormality in the schizophrenic brain that could be responsible for many of the disease’s symptoms and could provide a drug target for therapeutic treatments.
- 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."
- Julieanna Richardson '76 building something special with 'The HistoryMakers'April 23, 2015
Alumna has collected 9,000 hours of interviews for the oral history project, which has teamed with Brandeis for a grant.
- 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.
- We Are Brandeis Science: Hannah HerdeApril 9, 2015
There is no rule that says scientists have to look or act a certain way. They come from all different backgrounds and have all different interests. Who are the young researchers behind the groundbreaking research at Brandeis University? We Are Brandeis Science aims to find out.
- 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.
- Discovery in Action: The Chakraborty LabApril 3, 2015
Professor Bulbul Chakraborty and her team are developing the first theoretical framework to predict how assemblies of macroscopic objects — like sand, snow and grains — behave. The research has important implications for energy and agriculture, and for designing avalanche prevention systems.
- 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.
- An online odyssey to better understand the BibleMarch 30, 2015
Marc Brettler eyes greater Biblical literacy among the public through his contributions to Bible Odyssey, an online source for academic perspectives on one of the most important books ever assembled.
- Chill out! You control your stress response March 18, 2015
Think midterms are stressful? Try being chased by a lion. In a new study, Brandeis researchers discovered that humans can, to some extent, control our genetic response to stress by moderating how we perceive it.
- Lilith Magazine archives added to special collectionsMarch 13, 2015
The Jewish feminism magazine's archives have been acquired by the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections.
- Stanford neuroscientist to be honored with Pepose AwardMarch 12, 2015
William T. Newsome, whose pioneering research has helped scientists better understand the connection between visual perception and visually guided behavior, will receive the sixth annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences on March 18.
- 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.
- Science friction: This basic force can unlock futuristic technologies March 5, 2015
Professor Zvonimir Dogic explored friction at the microscopic level and discovered that the force is much stronger than previously thought. The discovery is an important step toward understanding the physics of the cellular and molecular world and designing the next generation of microscopic and nanotechnologies.
- 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.
- Shantanu Jadhav named Sloan Research FellowFeb. 25, 2015
Assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience Shantanu Jadhav has won a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to explore memory and decision-making in mammalian brains.
- Evolution may hold the key to rational drug designFeb. 20, 2015
In the journal Science, Dorothee Kern outlines a new approach to studying cancer-causing proteins that may have a major impact on the development of rational drugs to fight cancer.
- Jose Vargas ’15 brings astrophysics down to EarthFeb. 12, 2015
In professor John Wardle's lab, Jose Vargas ’15 has seen further into the night sky than most people on Earth. After graduation, he will take his physics degree back to New York City and teach high school physics through Teach for America.
- 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.
- Why all-nighters don’t workJan. 23, 2015
Graduate students Paula Haynes and Bethany Christmann in the Griffith Lab are unraveling the connection between sleep and memory.
- 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.
- University of Bern honors BrootenJan. 12, 2015
The University of Bern has awarded an honorary doctorate in theology to Bernadette J. Brooten, the Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies.
- Big news for little ciliaJan. 7, 2015
Professor Daniela Nicastro and postdoctoral fellow Jianfeng Lin have captured the highest-resolution images of human cilia ever, providing new understanding of cilia and cilia-related diseases.
- The hunt for dark matterJan. 7, 2015
In 2015, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will reboot after two years of upgrades, with double the energy of its first run. The Brandeis High Energy Physics Group will be in the thick of it, exploring the newly discovered Higgs boson and hunting for supersymmetry, dark matter and extra dimensions.
- Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine in mailboxes and onlineDec. 22, 2014
The latest issue explores what it means to be Brandeisian, from Ebola clinics in Africa to legal courts in the United States.
- Ku Klux Klan’s lasting legacy on the U.S. political systemDec. 4, 2014
David Cunningham reports in a study that the Ku Klux Klan’s activities in the 1960s have had an enduring effect on U.S. politics.
- 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 Brandeis research consortium promotes healthy aging through active livingDec. 1, 2014
The National Institute on Aging awarded Brandeis University $1.5 million to lead a research consortium that will develop, test and promote healthy aging strategies.
- Finding alternatives to opioids for service members and veterans in painNov. 24, 2014
Mary Jo Larson, senior scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, has received $3 million to study the prevalence of chronic pain among Army service members returning from a deployment.
- ADHD pandemic causes researchers to fidgetNov. 18, 2014
In a recent paper in the journal Social Science and Medicine, professor Peter Conrad and coauthor Meredith Bergey examined the growth of ADHD in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil.
- DNA's Wild West: Bounty hunters, outlaws vie for control of your genesNov. 17, 2014
In two recent papers, professor Nelson Lau explored a biological system that hunts down and silences genetic parasites that may contribute to human infertility and other conditions.
- Society for Neuroscience honors Eve Marder ’69 and Timothy O’LearyNov. 11, 2014
Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, and Timothy O’Leary, a postdoctoral fellow in the Marder lab, will be honored this weekend at Neuroscience2014, the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference.
- Child Opportunity Index outlined at Health Affairs eventNov. 11, 2014
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, the Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and director of the Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy, was among a group of featured authors from the November issue of Health Affairs to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
- 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.
- Brandeis IBS announces creation of Hassenfeld Family Innovation CenterNov. 6, 2014
Brandeis International Business School has received a $2.5 million gift to establish the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center, which will to support faculty research while catalyzing innovation on campus.
- Ebola in West Africa: The outbreak's impact and a look to the futureNov. 6, 2014
Public health physician and adjunct professor Theo J.C. Lippeveld and director of the PhD Program at the Heller School and Chief Economist of the Global Health Bureau for USAID Allyala K. Nandakumar talked about Ebola in West Africa last week.
- Improving with age: Regions of the brain strengthen over timeOct. 31, 2014
New techniques in cognitive neuroscience are revealing regions of the brain that improve with age, reports assistant professor of psychology Angela Gutchess in the current issue of Science. BrandeisNow spoke with Gutchess about aging and how it changes our brains.
- Brandeis to NASA: Developing tech to boldly go where no tech has gone beforeOct. 29, 2014
Valerie Scott ’05, an inorganic chemist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, designs small technologies for space and planetary exploration.
- Ruderman Scholars committed to improving the lives of people with disabilitiesOct. 28, 2014
After completing an internship geared at helping people with disabilities, four Brandeis undergraduates will take part in a research assistantship.
- Midterm elections: motherhood, age and gender's influence on political behaviorOct. 27, 2014
Associate Professor of Politics Jill Greenlee gives a fresh perspective on understanding voters' decisions at the ballot box.
- Gabbay Award honors researchers who developed groundbreaking genomic tool Oct. 20, 2014
Three researchers who developed a revolutionary tool that can target and modify specific genes in living cells will be presented with the 17th Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine on Oct. 27 at Brandeis.
- Pioneering geneticist Frederick Alt ’71 wins 44th Rosenstiel Award Oct. 15, 2014
Geneticist Frederick Alt ’71 will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science by Brandeis University for his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for the immune system and cancer cells.
- White House neuroscience initiative funds researchOct. 7, 2014
Professors Sacha Nelson and John Lisman ’66 were among the first researchers to receive funds from the National Institutes of Health under President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.
- Study: Dengue fever vastly underreported in IndiaOct. 7, 2014
The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is 282 times higher than officially reported, and the disease inflicts an economic burden on the country of at least US$1.11 billion each year in medical and other expenses.
- Antony Polonsky appointed historian of new Polish Jewish museumOct. 1, 2014
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will open Oct. 28 with Brandeis Professor Antony Polonsky as its chief historian.
- What happens when good genes get lost?Sept. 30, 2014
Sometimes, an important gene gets embedded in junk DNA by mistake and scientists have long wondered how those genes get activated. Now, Brandeis University researchers may have solved that mystery. Read how on ReAction: The Brandeis University Science and Research Blog
- One-Dimensional Man at 50: Conference explores Marcuse's workSept. 23, 2014
Herbert Marcuse arrived at Brandeis with almost no scholarly reputation. He left as a towering intellectual figure.
- Obesity and stress pack a double hit for healthSept. 22, 2014
If you’re overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, according to a new study by Brandeis University.
- Study: Emotional reactions to fiction and 'based on a true story' are about the same Sept. 18, 2014
Consumers tend to think they will have a stronger emotional reaction to works based on real events, but recent research by Professor Jane Ebert found reactions were insensitive to whether content was fiction.
- New science and research blog brings Brandeis science out of the labSept. 16, 2014
ReAction is a new science and research blog being launched today by the Office of Communications. Featuring videos, stories and photography, along with guest posts from students, faculty and alumni, ReAction is the place to learn about what’s hot — and cool — in Brandeis research.
- Brandeis physicists unlock secrets of the 2-D world and edge closer to artificial cellsSept. 12, 2014
Physicist Zvonimir Dogic's research into active nematic vesicles and the world of two-dimensional physics was recently featured in two of science’s most respected journals, Science and Nature.
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