Newsmakers

Amber Spry smiling

October 28, 2019

With the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump well underway, politics professor 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.

physics professor marcelle soares-santos

July 8, 2019

Assistant Professor of Physics Marcelle Soares-Santos explains why the constant is so difficult to calculate and how her new approach might finally get it right.

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.

eve marder, left, and irv epstein

May 3, 2019

The title of University Professor is conferred on faculty members whose renown crosses disciplinary boundaries; who have achieved exceptional scholarly or professional distinction within the academic community; and whose appointment will enhance the university’s reputation.

portrait of sarah lamb

April 23, 2019

She becomes the first Brandeis faculty member to receive a so-called “Brainy Award” from the program, in which scholars receive a $200,000 grant to devote time to research, writing and publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

Jeff Gelles in his lab

February 14, 2019

The Biophysical Society has recognized Jeff Gelles, the Aron and Imre Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, with one of its highest honors. Gelles will receive the Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics.

association for psychological science logo

January 17, 2019

Incoming psychology faculty member Anne Berry and 2014 alumna Brittany Cassidy receive the Association for Psychological Science's Rising Star Award, given to psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers.

aparna baskaran, with arms raised, speaks with student in classroom

November 20, 2018

Associate Professor of Physics Aparna Baskaran has won a 2019 Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research from the American Physical Society.