Newsmakers

covid vaccine

November 3, 2020

Disinformation about vaccines is on the rise on social media and leading to decreases in vaccination rates over time, according to a new study co-authored by Brandeis politics professor Steven Wilson.

eve marder

September 18, 2020

"I have always thought of theory in biology as disciplined dreaming," Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Biolog Eve Marder writes in a new essay in eLife.

margie lachman

August 19, 2020

New research by psychology professor Margie Lachman's lab shows long-lasting effects on brain performance from child- and adulthood trauma.

mrsec

August 10, 2020

With their new grant from the National Science Foundation, MRSEC scientists are seeking to build the next generation of nano-sized machines and materials.

judge pounds a gavel

July 1, 2020

Jonathan Touboul and his collaborators used artificial intelligence to predict monetary awards in employment disputes. They've now made their program available to the public.

African American boy holds up a protest sign

June 20, 2020

Read Carina Ray's New York Times opinion piece about a conversation she had with her son regarding racism and police violence in the United States. 

Hansen smiling

June 10, 2020

Hansen was awarded $100,000 grant for an 18-month poverty and economic mobility study and will partner with Boston University professor Nazli Kibria. 

the five awardees smiling

May 27, 2020

Antonella Di Lillo, Hannah Muller, Faith Smith, Timothy Streets, and Michael Willrich have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom with 2019-20 teaching awards.
illustration of the covid19 virus

April 27, 2020

Computational linguist James Pustejovsky developed an artificial intelligence program at Brandeis to help biologists find a coronavirus cure. 
Professor Sengupta smiling

November 26, 2019

Professor of biology Piali Sengupta has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Amber Spry smiling

October 28, 2019

With the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump well underway, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Politics Amber Spry, offers up her expertise in political attitudes and polling.

Shapiro-Phim points camera at dancers

October 21, 2019

Dancer, anthropologist and human rights practitioner Toni Shapiro-Phim has joined the faculty of the Creativity, Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) minor, initiated and administered by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. She recently sat down with her colleague and fellow anthropologist Leigh Swigart to describe her longtime engagement in the field of human rights and the arts.

professor chad williams posing in front of large glass window

August 1, 2019

On NPR podcast, Chad Williams, the Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Chair in History and chair of the African and African American studies department, discusses the series of violent attacks against African American soldiers upon their return from World War I between April and November 1919.

tory fair, left, discusses her work with podcast moderator Jen Mergel, right.

June 18, 2019

In Voices of Contemporary Art podcast, fine arts' Tory Fair (left) discusses how her research and interviews with artists, presented in a 1996 exhibition "More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction," inspired her latest work.

Award winners, from left, elizabeth brainerd, naghmeh sohrabi and keith merrill.

May 6, 2019

Elizabeth Brainerd (left), the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in Economics and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Naghmeh Sohrabi (center), the Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History; and Keith Merrill, assistant professor of mathematics were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.