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Professor Jill Greenlee speaks with students in her Politics class

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Newsmakers

Jacob Cohen speaking at a public event on the Brandeis campus in 1994.

November 1, 2023

Stephen Whitfield, PhD’72, reflects on the legacy of Jacob "Jerry" Cohen (1935-2023). ‘He had students on the edge of their seats’...

Eve stands with President Biden at the National Medal of Science ceremony

October 24, 2023

Pioneering neuroscientist Eve Marder ’69 and Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry Emeritus Gregory Petsko have each received the National Medal of Science, the highest recognition the nation bestows on scientists and engineers.

Yehuda Mirsky speaks at a podium

October 17, 2023

Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Yehudah Mirsky was in Israel on Saturday, October 7, during the violent attack by Hamas militants. In this article, he covers his personal reflections on what happened and their implications for Israeli society and politics.

Anita Hill and Joyce Antler have a discussion on stage

October 16, 2023

University Professor Anita Hill and women’s studies pioneer Joyce Antler ’63 spoke about the proud history of pioneering activist women who studied and taught at Brandeis with a standing-room-only crowd at Springold Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Students working in the CTL Workshop

October 16, 2023

On September 9 and 10, 2023, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) held a pedagogy seminar for Brandeis graduate students. Led by Dr. Marty Samuels, CTL Program Director, and Dr. Charles Chip Mc Neal, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Learning Initiatives, the seminar aimed to teach graduate students techniques for course design and inclusive teaching, whether they were experienced instructors or soon to be standing up at the front of a classroom for the first time.

Adrianne Krstansky

October 6, 2023

Each month, we interview an A&S faculty member for our undergraduate newsletter. In September 2023, we spoke to Adrianne Krstansky, Louis, Frances, and Jeffrey Sachar Professor of Creative Arts. Adrianne was the 2023 co-recipient of the newly created Professor Mark A. Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards

Christine Grienberger

October 6, 2023

Assistant Professor of Biology and neuroscientist Christine Grienberger has been named a recipient of a New Innovator Award and $1.5 million in research funding by the National Institutes of Health.

Collage of faculty images with blue squares

September 26, 2023

Brandeis has welcomed 30 new full-time and visiting faculty members and postdoctoral faculty fellows to campus this fall. The group spans 19 areas of study across campus. New full-time and part-time faculty were welcomed to campus at faculty orientation in August.

Eve Marder

September 18, 2023

Groundbreaking neuroscientists Eve Marder and Lily Jan will jointly receive the 2023 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. The award, which recognizes outstanding women scientists, will be presented on September 20 by Ellen V. Futter, president emerita of the American Museum of Natural History, in a ceremony on The Rockefeller University campus in New York. 

Jeffrey Shoulson's first day at Brandeis University

August 31, 2023

In the first student newsletter of the 2023-24 Academic Year, we spoke with the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Jeffrey Shoulson, about his undergraduate experiences, the value of a liberal arts degree and his plans for the future. Dean Shoulson began his position in August. See more faculty interviews from the dean's student newsletter published monthly across the academic year.

Dorothy Hodgson

August 22, 2023

Dorothy Hodgson, Professor of Anthropology and former dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, was recently interviewed about her 2017 publication, "Gender, Justice and the Problem of Culture: From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania."

Two speakers

August 13, 2023

Recently, Brandeis alumnus Vicente Cayuela '23 had a conversation with Sheida Soleimani, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, on a podcast for Lenscratch.

“I am grateful to my colleagues at Brandeis and to the unusual environment here that allows researchers to explore without boundaries while also engaging students in the process of discovery. This is a very special — perhaps unique — university.”

Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash

The Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology