May 8, 2023
As a father of three and the husband of an amazing woman, I know that one day a year is far too little to recognize everything mothers do. But my work as a scholar of ancient Greek literature has shown me how much harder it was to be a mother in antiquity.
May 5, 2023Eight Brandeis faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom with teaching, mentoring and service awards.
May 2, 2023In the May 2023 edition of the Dean's Undergraduate Newsletter, outgoing Dean Hodgson shares her thoughts on the value of her anthropology degree, the challenges of COVID, and her love of Brandeis.
April 21, 2023In an article for The Conversation, professor of American Studies Thomas Doherty describes the history of the Socialist Party presidential candidate, who polled nearly a million votes in 1920.
April 19, 2023Professor of Biochemistry Dorothee Kern has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptionally accomplished individuals across a variety of disciplines.
April 4, 2023In a recent article from The Conversation, Prakash Kashwan, (Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Brandeis University) and Karen Spiller (Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems, University of New Hampshire), discuss the growing number of food forests across urban landscapes in the United States, and how such forests could impact Boston.
April 3, 2023Each month, we interview an A&S faculty member for our undergraduate newsletter. In April 2023, we spoke to Rosalind Kabrhel, Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies.
March 2, 2023
Each month, we interview an A&S faculty member for our undergraduate newsletter. In March 2023, we spoke to Darlene Brooks Hedstrom, Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Associate Professor of Christian Studies.
February 16, 2023
Christine Grienberger, assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
February 15, 2023
Every month, we interview a faculty member for our undergraduate newsletter. In February 2023, we spoke to Faith Smith, the inaugural Marta F. Kauffman Chair in African and African American Studies.
February 7, 2023
On Feb. 11, 1951, an article by the 82-year-old Black scholar-activist W.E.B. Du Bois, titled “Negro History Week,” appeared in the short-lived New York newspaper The Daily Compass.
January 17, 2023
As someone who studies ancient Greek myth and poetry, I often find myself making sense of my own life through my work. Even though many Greek myths are infamous for disturbing topics such as infanticide and incest, ancient audiences did look to their stories to make sense of themselves and their world.
January 3, 2023
Professor Ramie Targoff found herself in an unexpected location last fall — teaching William Shakespeare to medical students in Rwanda at the University of Global Health Equity.
December 14, 2022
After nearly three years of aiming to eliminate COVID-19 through mass lockdowns, contact tracing programs and travel bans, the Chinese government has announced it is rolling back the “zero-COVID” policies that helped suppress the spread of the coronavirus
December 2, 2022
When Americans picture a chaplain, many of them likely think of someone like the Irish American priest who cared for soldiers in “M.A.S.H.” The reality is more complex.
December 1, 2022
Assistant professor of politics Zachary Albert studies political campaigns, partisan polarization, and public policy-making. He took some time to talk with BrandeisNow about the midterms and what could lie ahead.
November 18, 2022
While modern witchcraft is inclusive of many different genders and identities, witches in ancient myth and literature were almost exclusively women. Their stories were in part about navigating gender roles and power in a patriarchal system.
November 16, 2022
Assistant professor of theater arts Mitsu Salmon creates original performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines, but she has a special connection to butoh.
November 9, 2022
Some inventors continue to be productive well into their later years, although the characteristics of inventions differ by the age of the inventor, according to new research on patent filings.
November 8, 2022
Jan Kondev, a physicist at Brandeis University, discusses his work using the tools of mathematics and theoretical physics to uncover laws that govern the inner workings of cells.
October 24, 2022
Toni Shapiro-Phim has worked as a researcher, writer, curator, educator, film director, and activist following her earliest passion — dance.
October 15, 2022
Every month, we interview a faculty member for our undergraduate newsletter. In October 2022, we spoke to Avital Rodal, associate professor of biology.
October 14, 2022
During the past five years, a primary focus for the School of Arts and Sciences has been the recruitment and retention of field-leading faculty of color.
October 7, 2022
Why doesthe honor of being a Nobel laureate persist as part of someone’s name or title, like a heroic epithet to recognize a life’s achievement?
September 19, 2022
"House of the Dragon," depicts a world spun of fantasy. But the noble Targaryan family depicted in the series face challenges similar to those of the medieval royalty who inspired their personas, according to Dorothy Kim.
September 15, 2022
Every month, we interview a faculty member for our undergraduate newsletter. In September, 2022, we spoke to Thomas Fai, assistant professor of mathematics.
September 1, 2022
Sarah Mead discovered her sound at a young age through a unique instrument — the viola da gamba. Familiarly known as the ‘viol,’ this instrument has six strings, frets, and is primarily featured in European music from the 16th to 18th centuries.
August 10, 2022
When Brandeis' creative arts faculty aren't working with students on campus, they can often be found in art galleries, museums, theaters, and performance halls. This summer, Brandeis arts faculty have had a full slate of activity.
July 31, 2022
Brandeis researchers are embarking on a five-year study to examine activity in a small nucleus in the brain that could identify Alzheimer's disease at earlier stages than ever before.
July 19, 2022
Professor Madadh Richey examines some of the Bible's most monstrous characters. This article originally appeared on The Conversation.
July 14, 2022
A team of Brandeis scientists have been awarded $1 million in funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation to study how the human brain interfaces with the sympathetic nervous system.
July 6, 2022
Several states around the U.S. are currently considering whether to legalize medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients. More than 20% of Americans already live in a state with access to a medically assisted death. Despite this rapidly changing legal climate, the language for describing this new way to die remains surprisingly antiquated.
June 23, 2022
Their disciplines span astrophysics, international law, Chinese-language instruction, and music performance and composition. Collectively, they spent 471 years introducing generations of students to the liberal arts.
June 21, 2022
Jeremy Swist, a lecturer in the classical studies department, has combined two of his longstanding interests by resarching heavy metal music’s frequent use of the symbols and leaders of the ancient Roman Empire.
June 16, 2022
The co-creator of the hit sitcoms “Friends” and “Grace and Frankie” has pledged $4 million to establish the first endowed chair in the department’s 50-year history.
June 14, 2022
Harriet Tubman was barely 5 feet tall and didn’t have a dime to her name. What she did have was a deep faith and powerful passion for justice that was fueled by a network of Black and white abolitionists determined to end slavery in America.
June 13, 2022
Since 2006, professo Jytte Klausen has led the Western Jihadism Project, which studies and closely tracks the movements and behavior of individuals associated with terrorist groups.
“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