Category: Student Life
- 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.
- 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
- Soccer star to march Sunday, return in the fallMay 16, 2013
Sam Ocel was the 2012 University Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Year and Brandeis' top male athlete. He'll march in the academic procession with his classmates Sunday, then return for one more season.
- 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.
- Two from women's tennis team are NCAA-boundMay 10, 2013
Senior Faith Broderick and sophomore Carley Cooke of the 24th-ranked Brandeis University women’s tennis team, have been selected to represent the Judges at the 2013 NCAA Division III Doubles Championships, which will be held May 23 to 25 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
- Community members' art enlivens the campus May 8, 2013
From the Great Lawn to Farber Library, from wide-open spaces to nooks and crannies in the trees, works of art dot the campus as a result of the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts, adding to the environment of creativity, community and celebration.
- Peace Corps veterans beat path to Heller School doorMay 7, 2013
Brandeis ranks fifth in the nation on the Peace Corps’ list of top Coverdell Fellows programs, though it only began participating in the fellowship two years ago. Currently, 27 returned Peace Corps volunteers are studying at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
- SCRAM promotes student engagement with RoseMay 7, 2013
The group, which currently has 28 members, aims to expose students to the Rose, to provide students with opportunities for in-depth interaction with the collection and to communicate student interests and opinions about the museum.
- Apply now for fall semester parking permitsMay 6, 2013
- John Nunes '13 wins State Dept. scholarship to study RussianMay 3, 2013
- Kansas State students win Generous U competitionMay 2, 2013
- Festival brings crowds, smiles, songs to campusMay 1, 2013
Brandeis celebrated four days of music, dance, theater and visual arts with its annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts and Springfest concert. Crowds of visitors joined the campus community in 'imagining the impossible,' this year’s theme, during the festival April 25 to 28.
- Wander with this year's Study Abroad participantsApril 30, 2013
Wander: Brandeis Abroad, the magazine which chronicles in photos, poetry and prose the experiences of Brandeis students who spend a semester studying overseas, has published its fourth edition, in conjunction with the Office of Study Abroad. It is available online and in print.
- 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.
- Sam Shankland '14 advancing on international chess scene April 28, 2013
An Orinda, California, native, Shankland is an economics major and a chess Grandmaster, placing him at the highest level of players internationally. His laid-back, confident manner is suggestive of leadership-role athletes like pitchers and quarterbacks.
- Ceremony to celebrate service, social justiceApril 26, 2013
The Department of Community Service will host the fourth annual Celebration of Service and Commitment to Service Award Ceremony on Monday, April 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sherman Function Hall.
- First Brandeis multilingual video festival is April 25April 23, 2013
- The Hague puts students' classroom learning to testApril 23, 2013
Can the international community really put a sitting president on trial for serious crimes? As Brandeis students studying in The Hague have learned, international justice presents a bold mix of politics and law.
- Davis prize-winners work on AIDS preventionApril 18, 2013
Davis Projects for Peace is a philanthropic initiative that funds grassroots projects promoting peace and addressing causes of conflict. Recently, the initiative awarded Ardak Meterkulova ’13 and Mangaliso Mohammed ’13 $10,000 each to develop their ideas for AIDS prevention.
- Rose Art Museum to host Family Day on Saturday, April 20April 18, 2013
- 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.
- Steve Whitfield honored as scholar, mentor, friendApril 16, 2013
Whitfield is one of the faculty most consistently mentioned by students and alumni as having profoundly and positively influenced them during their time at Brandeis. He is the author of eight books and has edited two others.
- Hiatt programs offer innovation in job-huntingApril 16, 2013
The recent Just In Time Job and Internship Fair and Practice Interview Days are examples of innovative ways in which the Hiatt Career Center is supplementing traditional career development activities to help the Class of 2013 do just as well – or better.
- Matt Kupfer '12 named Carnegie junior fellowApril 14, 2013
A double major in international and global studies and anthropology with a minor in Russian studies, Kupfer wrote his honors thesis on “Interethnic Conflict in Southern Kyrgyzstan” after witnessing the conflict in Osh firsthand during an internship.
- Waltham Group hosting blood drive April 16-18 April 14, 2013
- Learn to change the world at Sorensen Fellowship info sessionApril 12, 2013
- Brandeis Phi Beta Kappa elects 84 new membersApril 12, 2013
The Brandeis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elected 77 new members from the class of 2013 and seven new members from the class of 2014. Stuart H. Altman, PhD, the Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, will speak at the 2013 initiation ceremony during commencement weekend.
- CGES students to lead discussion on growing up German after the Holocaust April 11, 2013
- IBS hosts 3 Day Startup for aspiring entrepreneursApril 10, 2013
What do you get when you combine five entrepreneurial ideas, 35 sleep-deprived students and only 54 hours to bring those business concepts to fruition? It’s a question that Brandeis International Business School was happy to solve.
- Students, faculty-staff to face off at Hoops for HaitiApril 10, 2013
The Brandeis Haiti Initiative will host “Hoops for Haiti,” the annual staff and faculty versus students basketball game to raise funds for Haiti, at 6 p.m. on April 14 in the Gosman Athletic Center. Tickets are free for students; donations are appreciated.
- GPG grant boosts institute for Russian JewryApril 10, 2013
Genesis Philanthropy Group and Brandeis University have signed a multi-million dollar partnership agreement to support the further development and expansion of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, which was founded by GPG and the university in 2009.
- International Journal hosting 'Closer Look into North Korea'April 9, 2013
- Theater Arts seniors to present plays, dances, talksApril 8, 2013
In its second official year, the festival has grown in both population and number of performances. Students will focus on one “role” for their thesis – director, actor, etcetera – but may find themselves working on a peer’s project in a different role.
- Sam Shankland '14 wins a major chess fellowshipMarch 28, 2013
Shankland began playing chess when he was nine – a relatively late start for top-flight players. He tied for first in the Under-18 category in the 2008 World Youth Championships in Vietnam, placed third in the 2011 U.S. Championship and became the youngest-ever California state champion at the age of 16.
- Rachel's Rides provides alternative to taxisMarch 19, 2013
Rafael Abramowitz ‘14 knew he wouldn’t get rich by purchasing Rachel’s Rides Co., a Brandeis-exclusive car service, from his classmate. But it’s already provided him with a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, community-building and environmentalism.
- Anxiety sufferers: Here's an alum who feels your painMarch 17, 2013
Dan Smith '99 is one of an estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety-related symptoms such as panic attacks, irrational fears and unsubstantiated worries. He returns to campus Wednesday to read from and discuss his New York Times best-seller 'Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety.'
- Exhibition at Dreitzer features students' photos, sculpturesMarch 17, 2013
Students from the Introduction to Photography course self-curated their exhibit, titled, “The Ink Can Bury a Blade,” while the sculpture portion of the exhibition, which is untitled, was curated by members of the faculty. The exhibits will be open until March 22.
- Brandeis on White House honor roll for community service commitmentMarch 13, 2013
- Students advocate increase in local, healthy foodMarch 13, 2013
Activists want to see more local, fair-trade, ecologically sound food on campus from producers who treat their employees well and their animals humanely. They argue that 'food justice' is part of Brandeis' overarching social justice mission.
- Archery club to host first independent tournamentMarch 12, 2013
Pop culture's obsession with movies that feature archers has helped boost the Brandeis Archery Club from a small team of four competitive shooters to an active and thriving club with 24 team members. The club will host its first independent tournament on campus on March 17.
- Mock classes advance student group's push for Korean language instruction March 8, 2013
- Track and field, fencing head for NCAA competitionsMarch 8, 2013
Both squads are heading into the final stages of the winter season with fine accomplishments behind them and hopes for All-American rankings on the horizon.
- Russian Culture Week brings food, music, moreMarch 6, 2013
From traditional cuisine to an authentic Russian dance party, this week of evening events will showcase Brandeis’ high Russian population – one of the largest in the Boston area. Talent show will benefit blind students in Russia.
- Museum of Science staff to outline scrolls openingsMarch 4, 2013
Opportunities for students to work on the upcoming 'Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times' exhibition at the Museum of Science in Boston will be outlined in an information session with representatives of the museum on Wednesday, March 6.
- Generous U competition is growing exponentiallyMarch 3, 2013
The Heller's School's Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy created the contest for college and graduate students across the United States to encourage social justice philanthropy. The winning team gets $5,000 towards its club or organizational mission.
- Fellows building bridges, serving India's needsMarch 1, 2013
The Brandeis-India Initiative's fellowship program annually sends student ambassadors to India to work on social justice oriented projects and strengthen the university's ties with parents, alumni, educational institutions and organizations there. An information session about the fellowship is scheduled for March 6; deadline for applying for the next group of fellows is March 22.
- Bill Imada plays career matchmaker at Hiatt Communications ForumFeb. 22, 2013
- Students teach healthy habits to next generationFeb. 22, 2013
Brandeis students have partnered with civic group Healthy Waltham in a variety of ways through the years, often working with local youth to teach them healthy habits.
- A Valentine's Day celebration of Louie LoveFeb. 13, 2013
Standard measures of campus character like GPAs and SATs don't take into account one prominent aspect of life at Brandeis -- the large number of students who meet their mates here. One in 10 Brandeis graduates is married to a fellow alum.
- Business school team wins investment challengeFeb. 7, 2013
Organized by the Boston Security Analysts Society, the event featured groups from Brandeis, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern delivering 10-minute buy-or-sell pitches for the voice-recognition software company Nuance Communications.
- Text of Provost Steve A.N. Goldstein's message regarding forecasts of an impending blizzardFeb. 7, 2013
- Class project evolves into fully staged documentaryFeb. 6, 2013
The actors dug into the history of the Vietnam era, examining archival documents, records, newspaper articles and interviews shared with them by Julian Seltzer '15 and Amanda Stern '15, the students who developed the production from a dramatic reading to a full production.
- Eliza and Judy Dushku to keynote 'DEIS Impact WednesdayFeb. 2, 2013
Eliza’s connection to Uganda began when she joined one of her mother Judy’s Suffolk University classes on a two-week trip to the war-torn African nation in 2009. The students wanted to learn about the rehabilitation of child soldiers. What they found was shocking.
- Miller hits Mideast myths, praises bVIEW's initiativeJan. 27, 2013
A veteran US diplomat and Middle East negotiator, Aaron David Miller, gave the keynote speech at a conference on Israel discourse. He joined President Fred Lawrence in urging student organizers to broaden their depolarization effort.
- Fashion award winners honored at New York soireeJan. 25, 2013
Students joined some of the biggest names in fashion at the 2013 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund awards dinner on Jan. 8. The event, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, honored 125 students from around the county who’d won $5,000 scholarships.
- Mideast expert Aaron Miller keynoting student Israel conferenceJan. 24, 2013
The conference was conceived and organized entirely by students whose interest is improving the quality of campus discussions of Israel and reducing the polarization that has long divided Israel-oriented members of the community.
- MLK event focuses on our duty to Dr. King's dreamJan. 22, 2013
Herman W. Hemingway ’53 bracketed his Martin Luther King Day keynote address with the poetry of Langston Hughes, evoking first a grim consideration on what happens when a dream is unrealized and finishing with a heartfelt expression of dreaming’s necessity.
- Hemingway '53, brother of King, shared the dreamJan. 17, 2013
Herman W. Hemingway '53, the first black man to graduate Brandeis, and who worked to further the cause of social justice and fight racial prejudice,will return to campus Monday, Jan. 21, as keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Day observances.
- President Lawrence visits Indian alums, educatorsJan. 17, 2013
Accompanied by Harleen Singh, the Helaine and Alvin Allen Assistant Professor of Literature and co-chair of the South Asia Studies Program, and his wife, Dr. Kathy Lawrence, the president met with dozens of members of the Brandeis family in India at receptions in Delhi and Mumbai in early January.
- Student in Sustainable International Development Program works in BoliviaJan. 15, 2013
- Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit to create opportunitiesJan. 14, 2013
The exhibition, created by the Israel Antiquities Authority, will include fragments from 20 of the Dead Sea scrolls and more than 500 artifacts. It is scheduled to open on May 19 and to continue until mid-October.
- Brandeis welcoming 126 midyear-entering studentsJan. 10, 2013
In addition to people from throughout the United States, the entering students hail from locations far and wide, including India, Israel, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Korea, Georgia and Panama, among other countries.
- 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
- 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.
- Handel's 'Messiah' again tops Brandeis BillboardDec. 14, 2012
The annual holiday sing-along has maintained its popularity over the years, proved once again by the packed Shapiro Campus Center on Thursday afternoon. This year President Fred Lawrence acted as guest conductor for Hallelujah, the last song.
- How do YOU battle the stress of finals week?Dec. 13, 2012
Finals week is a stressful time for most students on campus, and the ways they combat the tension varies widely. Some play piano, dance or grab an X-Box for video games, while another group hits the boxing ring, taking their extra energy out on heavy bags and, sometimes, each other.
- Sorensen Fellows to discuss wide range of experiencesDec. 11, 2012
A unique opportunity for sophomores and juniors to integrate coursework with summer internships in the United States and overseas, the fellowships are open to students in any major and include a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the internship.
- New student group focuses on visions for Israel's futureDec. 10, 2012
Chen Arad, Natan Odenheimer and Gil Zamir didn't know one another when they arrived at Brandeis in 2011 fresh from military service in Israel. Now they're pals, and they and some American friends are trying to change the way people on campus and beyond talk about their homeland. In January, they're planning a conference here of Israel-interested students from throughout greater Boston.
- Studio Fine Arts majors to open exhibition in Dreitzer Gallery Dec. 12Dec. 10, 2012
- 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.
- Bunnies: A cute, elusive route to online community?Dec. 4, 2012
Sarah Bierman ’14, creator of the outdoor installation titled “There are Bunnies Everywhere,” says she hopes to evoke from viewers the thoughts she has when she sees bunnies throughout campus at night: cute but elusive. Bierman says she also sees her project as a metaphor for many human experiences.
- Segal Fellowship offers experience, networkingDec. 2, 2012
As the architect of the AmeriCorps program, Eli Segal built a legacy of commitment to community. Following his death in 2006, family members and the Clinton Family Foundation created the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis.
- Film, discussion will focus on Haitian cholera epidemicDec. 1, 2012
In October of 2010, Nepalese soldiers from a UN mission dumped sewage into a stream that carried the waste into Haiti’s most important river, causing an epidemic that killed approximately 7,000 people and sickened more than half a million. Event is Wednesday at 7 p.m., Olin-Sang Auditorium.
- Student Union raising money to assist Hurricane Sandy victimsNov. 28, 2012
- Energy Saving IdeaLAB offers tips for science buildingsNov. 27, 2012
- Brandeis Buddies program organizers receive community service award Nov. 26, 2012
- Brandeis debate team ranked 2nd in US and aiming for the top Nov. 26, 2012
The Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society has reached its highest ranking to date, and has three times been voted the club other teams' members would want to join. With its top-notch reputation, members hope the club will continue to expand.
- Egg drop promotes experiential learningNov. 20, 2012
A steady stream of students visited Shapiro Campus Center last Wednesday, competing to save their eggs from gooey ends in an egg drop event staged by the ExCEL Fellows to stimulate interest in the wide variety of experiential learning opportunities at Brandeis.
- Adamia, Van Buren and Odenheimer win Karpf and Hahn peace awardsNov. 19, 2012
- Elizabeth Stoker '13 wins Marshall ScholarshipNov. 19, 2012
A native of Arlington, Texas, Stoker has earned a near-perfect GPA while pursuing a double major in English and sociology and a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic studies. During her first semester, she founded the Brandeis: Be Our Guest program, which allows students to donate meal plan guest meals to be cooked and served at a homeless shelter in Waltham. She has been deeply involved in community service activities throughout her Brandeis career.
- Women's soccer team falls to Misericordia in Elite Eight playNov. 17, 2012
The most successful season in Brandeis University women's soccer history ended with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of 10th-ranked Misericordia University in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III tournament. All but two players will return next season.
- Brandeis joins consortium to offer online learning Nov. 15, 2012
Semester Online will be the first to offer undergraduates rigorous, online courses for credit from a consortium of universities. The program is delivered through a virtual classroom environment and interactive platform developed by a private online education company.
- ExCEL fellows urge students to get egg-citedNov. 12, 2012
Students are invited to the Great Lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for an egg drop. Zoe Oppenheimer ’14 and Emily Bunker Peterson ’13, ExCEL Fellows and co-chairs of this event, planned it to generate interest in experiential learning.
- Brandeis Black Student Organization holding annual 'Black Is' weekNov. 6, 2012
- Women's soccer team wins NCAA tourney berthNov. 6, 2012
The Judges were led by a fantastic defense, setting a school-record with 13 shutouts in 19 contests. Goalkeepers are Francine Kofinas and Michelle Savuto. Offensively, sophomore transfer Dara Spital led the Judges with 12 goals and five assists for 29 points.
- Latino professionals holding sixth summit, career fairOct. 31, 2012
The event, put on by the Boston chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, will be held on Saturday. It will feature workshops and programs focused on important career skills, including how to market yourself and expand your professional networks. It is free and is open to all Brandeis students, not only Latinos and finance majors.
- University open and on regular schedule todayOct. 29, 2012
Brandeis University will be open and classes will proceed as regularly scheduled today, as Hurricane Sandy has declined to light rain and moderate winds. President Fred Lawrence expressed "heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of colleagues who worked... to complete our storm preparations.” Lawrence said that the staff will continue working to resolve the minor issues that arose during the storm. Please call Public Safety at (781) 736-3333 if you have any problems that require immediate attention.
- Competitive swimming back after three-year hiatusOct. 24, 2012
For the first time since the 2009-10 season, and for the first time at home since 2008, the Brandeis swimming and diving teams were in action. They earned 15 victories and established a new school record in front of the packed Linsey Pool bleachers.
- A visit to Syrian refugees in Jordan is an eye-openerOct. 21, 2012
Chen Arad and Natan Odenheimer met last year as roommates entering Brandeis. This summer, Arad visited Odenheimer at the Jordanian University in Amman, and they traveled together to the Syrian-Jordanian border, where they met two families of Syrian refugees.
- Brandeis archery team, club see surge in membersOct. 9, 2012
In just three years, membership has tripled for the Brandeis archery team. During this year's Club Fair, more than 200 students signed up to learn more about the sport that is resurgent across the nation. Drop-ins for the archery club often draw 30 members at a time - especially during finals.
- Information session offered for Segal program public-service internshipsOct. 5, 2012
- Judges' soccer teams in midst of stellar seasonsOct. 4, 2012
After earning simultaneous national Division III rankings for the first time, the Brandeis men’s and women’s teams each have won nine of their first 10 contests. The ninth-ranked men defeated Wheaton College Tuesday night to improve to 10-0-1, setting a program record for longest unbeaten streak at 16 in a row.
- Netminder Savuto named UAA player of the weekSept. 25, 2012
Now 8-1 overall this season, in head coach Denise Dallamora’s 34th campaign, Brandeis is off to one of its best starts in program history. The Judges were ranked 20th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III poll released today.
- Community invited to break the Yom Kippur fast with the LawrencesSept. 21, 2012
- Today Show visits campus to record Brandeis spiritSept. 20, 2012
Crew from the Today Show hit campus Thursday to film. Brandeis is one of six finalists in the College Challenge contest, which looks for the college or university with the most school spirit. The winning college will host the show from its campus, complete with Hoda and Kathie Lee. So spread the word and vote today!
- Desperately Seeking Hoda and Kathie LeeSept. 18, 2012
Brandeis has emerged as one of six finalists in the Today Show's College Challenge contest, which looks for the college with the most school spirit. Crew from the show will visit Brandeis on Thursday. The winning college will host the show from its campus, complete with Hoda and Kathie Lee. So spread the word and vote today!
- YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund launches careersSept. 18, 2012
Thanks to Paul Rosengard ’80, president of men’s apparel for LF USA, Brandeis students have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, which offers internships, mentoring and $5,000 scholarships for students interested in the business of fashion as a career.
- Student NGO promotes health care as human rightSept. 4, 2012
Taking lessons from Brandeis classrooms and putting them into play on the frontiers of healthcare infrastructure development, a student-run NGO supports health care as a human right and send volunteers to Timor Leste.
- Students join president at Watch FactorySept. 1, 2012
The university has found a creative solution to meet their housing needs: move in with the president. Well, not quite. But eight graduate students have taken up residence in the historic Watch Factory building, claiming the same address as their university’s president in the heart of Waltham.
- Professors talk about why they love to teach first-yearsAug. 28, 2012
'When you teach an introductory course, you’re forced to confront the fundamental controversies in the field; forced to try to answer basic questions...,' says Robert Art, the Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations.
- Temporary parking changes in effect Tuesday for returning studentsAug. 27, 2012
- President urges freshmen to begin a search for selfAug. 26, 2012
At Brandeis Beginnings and at orientation for international undergraduates last Friday, the leaders of the university stressed the centrality of the struggle for social justice to Brandeis' mission and identity.
- Helping hands, broad smiles welcome Class of '16Aug. 26, 2012
In less than four hours, the Class of 2016 was moved in. After unpacking, the 820 incoming freshmen and their families wandered through campus, running errands, meeting classmates and attending a variety of events designed to familiarize them with campus life.
- New class arrives from the four corners of the earthAug. 24, 2012
In the months leading up to their Brandeis beginnings, members of the Class of 2016 have worked for the disadvantaged in urban America and upper Amazon, volunteered with communal and religious organizations, made films and music, and studied and traveled just about everywhere.
- Brandeis enjoys another strong fundraising yearAug. 21, 2012
Giving by alumni who graduated within the last 10 years jumped 19 percent from last year, and total fundraising exceeded $60 million for the 13th consecutive year. Some 75 percent of the Class of 2012 contributed to the class gift -- the highest percentage ever.
- Reflections on a summer interning, grantmakingAug. 20, 2012
A rising senior got started exploring social justice and repairing the world in a Brandeis class that was given $10,000 to make grants to nonprofit organizations. She spent the summer getting further into grantmaking with the Jewish Teen Philanthropy Network. This fall, she returns to campus to TA in the course where she started.
- Musicians racking up competition prizes, grantsAug. 20, 2012
Three graduate students in the music department have earned coveted commissions and prizes from the Barlow Endowment for Music and the League of Composers International Society of Contemporary Music.
- App creators focus on cycling, gaming, serviceAug. 13, 2012
Now in its third year, the 10-week Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) Web Applications and Social Networks program delves into the technical aspects of how to create a mobile phone app and a database-backed website ready to handle hundreds of millions of records.
- Hadassah-Brandeis Institute concludes 13th summer internship programAug. 6, 2012
- Teachers-to-be get their hands on therapy dogsJuly 18, 2012
Master of arts in teaching students, just days away from graduation, got a treat from their professor on Tuesday. Leandra Elion invited Laura Rice and her three certified therapy dogs for some play time in the Abraham Shapiro Academic Center atrium, which was intended to help relax students before their final presentations.
- Awards support student summer advocacy work July 9, 2012
Four Brandeis students have been awarded $1,000 each to work on advocacy projects this summer. Topics range from domestic violence issues and reproductive choice to clean water and food security. Awards are a component of Advocacy for Policy Change, an initiative launched by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.
- Exploring the hows and whys of Birthright IsraelJune 22, 2012
Taglit-Birthright Israel is by all measures the most successful Israel-encounter program ever for young American Jews. Brandeis scholars have studied it from its beginnings 12 years ago.
- WOW grant recipients are blogging about their workJune 20, 2012
The Hiatt Career Center’s World of Work program makes financial awards to Brandeis students who wish to pursue summer internships with organizations that may not be able to provide a salary. Here's what some of this summer's recipients are saying about their experience.
- Jewish Life network to cover 'deis sportsJune 20, 2012
- Student who never traveled founds arts NGO in GhanaJune 5, 2012
In 2010, Jessye Kass '13 founded the non-governmental organization Attukwei Arts Foundation, which offers therapeutic, creative programming for children in Ghana. This summer, four Brandeis students will join her as interns.
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