Category: Student Life
- 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.
- 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.
- Innovation Showcase celebrates discovery, entrepreneurial spiritNov. 9, 2015
Nearly 200 Brandeis students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as area business leaders, participated in the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center’s first-ever Brandeis Innovation Showcase on Nov. 3.
- Rose Art Museum receives major donationNov. 9, 2015
Baltimore businessman, author, and collector Stephen M. Salny has donated 48 works by some of today’s leading contemporary artists, including Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler and Sean Scully, to the Rose Art Museum.
- Video game industry critic Anita Sarkeesian talks tropes at BrandeisNov. 4, 2015
The founder of Feminist Frequency outlined some of the ways women are objectified in video games during a talk at Wasserman Cinematheque.
- 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.
- Dmitry Troyanovsky '98 brings a world of experience to theater artsNov. 3, 2015
Trayanovsky, who has directed performances around the globe, has returned to Brandeis as a professor, where he is teaching improvisation and directing and advising senior thesis projects.
- Brandeis biologist Eve Marder '69: My life as a scientistNov. 2, 2015
Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, explains what drew her to science in a lengthy profile story in The Scientist.
- 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.
- Theaster Gates to be awarded prestigious Richman FellowshipOct. 28, 2015
The Chicago-based artist and social activist will visit campus and deliver a talk in March.
- Brandeis-Hampton partnership to promote diversity in the sciencesOct. 27, 2015
The new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, will encourage more opportunities for under-represented candidates in research science fields.
- Alum, former Sorensen fellow, returns to campus for mini-residencyOct. 27, 2015
Ariele Cohen ’99 shared the story of her transformative fellowship with current students
- 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.
- Home Within: Kinan Azmeh’s Musical Prayer for SyriaOct. 23, 2015
MusicUnitesUS brings the Syrian composer to campus Oct. 26 to 31, with a performance at the Slosberg Music Center on Oct. 31.
- 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.
- 'Songs for a New World' tells the story of the human journey, all through songOct. 16, 2015
Directed by Rachel Liff '16, the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts recently put on a production of Jason Robert Brown's musical.
- New faculty bring wide array of expertise to labs, classroomsOct. 14, 2015
Brandeis welcomed a robust group of scholars to campus this fall, one of the largest group of tenure-eligible faculty appointments in recent years.
- 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.
- LaShawn Simmons '18 breaks down barriers, builds empowerment with poetryOct. 9, 2015
With a Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation grant, the Posse Scholar made "Ebony Axis," a poetry zine for black women on campus.
- 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.
- For Jacob MacKay '16, cello hit the right note at BrandeisOct. 1, 2015
Jacob MacKay performed in Jerusalem and the West Bank last year, and has ambitions to play his cello around the world.
- Tony Arnold winner of re-launched Brandeis Creative Arts AwardSept. 30, 2015
The soprano will hold a series of performances and engage with the Brandeis community throughout the school year.
- Brandeis students digging up Concord’s hidden historySept. 29, 2015
Professors offer their students a chance to get down and dirty at an archaeological dig site that seeks to uncover clues about a farm’s former inhabitants, from Native Americans to German prisoners of war.
- 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.
- Pairs of galactic supermassive black holes more rare than estimatedSept. 25, 2015
A study led by Brandeis researchers suggests that galactic supermassive black hole pairs, which may be a prime source of gravitational waves, are more rare than previously estimated. Predicted by Albert Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, gravitational waves are considered the next great frontier in astrophysics.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sousa '90 promoted to senior associate V.P. for Student Affairs; Dempsey '93 named acting A.D.Sept. 21, 2015
In her new role, Sheryl Sousa will have oversight of a range of student services and programs, including community service, interfaith chaplaincy, orientation, student activities, and student rights and community standards.
- 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.
- Myra Kraft Transitional Year students celebrate start of school in styleSept. 15, 2015
Students in the program were invited by Patriots owner Robert Kraft to attend a game in a luxury suite.
- 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.
- Rose Art Museum fall season features Lisa Yuskavage, 60s pop art and moreSept. 3, 2015
The Rose opens for the fall Sept. 12. Check out a sampling from the exhibitions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brandeis in Siena offers an abroad experience in the artsSept. 1, 2015
The university's newest abroad program completed its first 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.
- Noah Litwer '15 plants a seed at Prospect HillAug. 21, 2015
With a Davis Projects for Peace grant, Litwer has started two community gardens at the affordable housing development.
- Brandeis Magazine is young at heartAug. 17, 2015
The latest issue surveys the boisterous, colorful, always endearing topic of children.
- 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.
- 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 names Hackett vice provost for researchJuly 16, 2015
Edward Hackett will be responsible for promoting faculty and student research, identifying funding streams and opportunities, and helping oversee research ethics and integrity, and regulatory compliance.
- Library & Technology Services program helps faculty to develop student information literacyJuly 15, 2015
Library & Technology Services has established a grant program to support faculty collaboration with librarians to build meaningful information literacy education into their classes.
- SPROUT program distributes $50,000 in grants for innovative researchJuly 7, 2015
The program attracted a group of applicants with a diverse range of lab-based innovations
- Representatives of Brandeis fly on El Al’s maiden Boston to Tel Aviv flightJuly 7, 2015
- Campus candlelight vigil honors Charleston shooting victimsJuly 6, 2015
Members of the Brandeis community gathered to remember the victims of the shootings in Charleston with a candlelight vigil.
- 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.
- Undergraduate researchers get career guidance in summer symposiumJuly 2, 2015
Organized by the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the event brought students together with alumni, faculty and staff
- 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.
- Vivek Vimal’s rotating world June 18, 2015
Vimal’s path to his doctorate has been indirect but quite informative.
- 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.
- Study: Brandeis PhD in History program among most prestigiousJune 4, 2015
The program is among the best at producing tenure-track faculty.
- Brandeis student embarks on social media research trip around the worldJune 3, 2015
Few people have the chance to travel the world in the course of a lifetime, but Kevin Dupont ’16 will do so in one summer.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jens Hilscher and Michael McKay win Brandeis IBS Teaching Awards May 21, 2015
They were presented the annual awards in a ceremony commencement weekend.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brandeis International Business School graduates encouraged to apply skills, make an impact around the world
May 17, 2015
Brandeis International Business School honored 244 graduates, who represented 44 countries, at the school’s 21st annual Diploma Ceremony on Sunday.
- 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.
- Jamaica Kincaid to humanities grads: 'Don't be afraid to wonder who you are'May 17, 2015
Renowned author provides address during the humanities diploma ceremony, challenges graduates to make society better and to live a full life.
- Ballerina Suzanne Farrell tells creative arts graduates: 'The arts are hospitals for our souls'May 17, 2015
After receiving an honorary degree from Brandeis, Farrell delivered a speech during the creative arts diploma ceremony on Sunday.
- Leila May Pascual '15 sings the national anthemMay 17, 2015
- VoiceMale sings the Brandeis alma materMay 17, 2015
- Yotam Ottolenghi explains the stories and traditions behind his cookbook, 'Jerusalem'May 17, 2015
Ottolenghi spoke at the Fellows and Trustees Breakfast before receiving an honorary degree during Brandeis’ commencement ceremony on Sunday.
- Bethany Adam's undergraduate addressMay 17, 2015
- Allysha Roth's graduate 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brandeis SPECTRUM wins 'Shining Star' award from Waltham parent councilMay 12, 2015
- 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.
- Class of 2015: Senior reflectionsMay 8, 2015
Members of the Class of 2015 look back at their time at Brandeis.
- Michael Pizziferri '15 makes the right connectionsMay 8, 2015
After graduation, he will be the director of operations and global education programs at WorldBoston.
- 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.
- Field Projects provide ‘practical, hands-on business experience’May 6, 2015
Brandeis International Business School's immersive consulting course challenges students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to help companies evaluate, analyze, and solve real problems.
- 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.
- Center for Jewish Film's Festival brings unique screenings to Boston areaApril 30, 2015
From April 30 to May 15, the festival will hold screenings and discussions around the city.
- 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.
- Brandeis community celebrates Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative ArtsApril 27, 2015
A look back in photos at the 2015 festival, themed "Find Your Light."
- 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.
- '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
- French students win International Video CompetitionApril 21, 2015
Students representing eight of the languages offered at Brandeis showed off their acting and foreign language speaking skills as they presented their short films.
- 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.
- 'Find Your Light:' Festival of the Creative Arts to shine April 23 to 26April 16, 2015
Music, theater, comedy, dance and art will fill the campus for the annual event established by Leonard Bernstein.
- Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry visits Brandeis studentsApril 14, 2015
Lasry met with Brandeis students to talk about finance and the business of basketball, and he offered some advice.
- 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.
- In Senior Theater Festival, the students own the processApril 14, 2015
The festival features eight works, seven of them originals created by students. It runs April 21 to 26.
- 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.
- 2015 Richman Fellow Julian Bond visits campusApril 6, 2015
The civil rights leader presents keynote address, meets with students and the Brandeis community in a series of campus events.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Myra Kraft Transitional Year students celebrate the Stamp ActMarch 24, 2015
Students put on a performance and create an exhibit as part of History lecturer Craig Bruce Smith's course, "Preserving Boston's Past: Public History and Digital Humanities."
- Member of Terezín choir visits for 'Defiant Requiem'March 24, 2015
Edgar Krasa, a member of Rafael Schächter's choir at Terezín concentration camp, visited Brandeis March 23.
- Civil rights leader Julian Bond to visit campus March 31 to April 2 as Richman FellowMarch 23, 2015
The former Georgia state senator and chairman of the NAACP will be part of a series of events around campus during his visit.
- Fund set up for student’s family following house fire March 20, 2015
- Sorensen Fellows prepare for summer journeysMarch 20, 2015
The eight Brandeis undergraduates will participate in internships around the globe this summer.
- 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.
- Sarah McCarty '15 and Sofia Retta '15 get down to the details at the Rose Art MuseumMarch 9, 2015
The museum's curatorial interns are overseeing an exhibition at the Farber Library.
- 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.
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