April 26, 2022
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and History Wangui Muigai has been named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, becoming the second Brandeis faculty member to be chosen by the program.
April 21, 2022
Across the Brandeis campus, community members are coming together to learn more, take action, and slow the effects of climate change.
April 4, 2022
Elizabeth Bradfield, professor of creative writing, is the author of five poetry books. When she isn’t publishing her stories or encouraging students to write their own, she can be found outside, leading whale watches or interpretive walks on Cape Cod (or not found at all).
March 30, 2022
As the pandemic surged in the spring of 2020, college students saw their lives disrupted by COVID-19’s sudden emergence. Their classes moved to Zoom, study abroad programs were canceled, and many summer internships fell through.
February 28, 2022
Sociology professor Karen V. Hansen introduces students to the lives of those who have pushed society to change, including late Brandeis professor Pauli Murray.
February 22, 2022
Faculty and staff across Brandeis are joining forces to expand access to inclusive children’s literature.
February 6, 2022
Computer Science Professor Harry Mairson’s focus outside the classroom is on building violins, violas, and violoncellos. And he’s brought his digital tools to this work.
January 19, 2022Assistant Professor of Climate Science explains the science behind tsunamis.
January 14, 2022
Finding a direct connection between the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and its effectiveness in expanding conservation in the region has been an ever-elusive goal of environmental studies lecturer Charles Chester.
December 9, 2021
Brandeis sociologist Karen V. Hansen delves into the life histories of people working in the hospitality industry.
November 29, 2021
New research shakes up what we know about the fall of ancient Maya kingdoms.
November 5, 2021
It’s unclear when the pandemic will come to an end and whether the U.S. will be prepared for the next one. The past year and a half suggests that the answer may be no.
October 18, 2021
Chad Williams is the Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Brandeis. This article originally appeared on The Conversation.
September 8, 2021
Professor Joel Christensen BA/MA '01 discusses how the trauma of 9/11 affected Americans’ vision of their shared history—a feedback loop that is reflected in the myths of ancient Greece.
August 16, 2021
The Appalachian Trail, North America’s most famous hiking route, stretches over 2,189 mountainous miles (3,520 kilometers) from Georgia to Maine.
July 29, 2021
When the pandemic pulled so many students away from Brandeis last year, assistant professor of sociology Gowri Vijayakumar retooled her annual “Social Movements” class to reconnect them to the geography of campus through its history of protest.
July 26, 2021
For the first time, surfing is on the Olympic stage. The surfing event will last for three days and has to run within the dates from July 25 to August 1. The reason for this window? Organizers and surfers will wait for the best day full of the best waves to hold the competition.
July 21, 2021
The program was involved with a panel discussion on Asian Americans in the age of COVID-19, an Indigenous Peoples' Day teach-in, and a vigil in the aftermath of the Atlanta spa shootings.
July 19, 2021
The tragedy of the global COVID-19 pandemic presented Brandeis scientists with a moonshot idea: using those tiny geometric structures to act as an antiviral agent. And it worked.
July 6, 2021
Brandeis professor Ulka Anjaria has taken the baton from professor Ramie Targoff and begun serving as the second Jehuda Reinharz Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities.
June 15, 2021
Benjamin Netanyahu has been ousted as Israel’s Prime Minister after a no-confidence vote by the Knesset. With Naftali Bennett ascending to Prime Minister, Israel may be on the cusp of change.
June 4, 2021
The stress of the past year put unprecedented demands on college students all over the country, and thanks to assistant professor of psychology Hannah Snyder and her lab, we now understand more about that experience.
June 1, 2021
Professor Joel Christensen argues that ritual practices from ancient Athens, particularly its plays and communal theatrical events, may have some answers to these questions.
May 25, 2021
The notion of a united Jewish American community bound together by common beliefs has been eroded by rising a growing divide between religious and nonreligious Jews.
May 5, 2021
Every year, more than six billion doses of flu (influenza) vaccine are administered to people around the world. But by the following year, the virus has mutated, and we need to create another vaccine to deal with the new strain.
May 4, 2021
In the ancient Greek epic “The Odyssey,” Homer’s hero, Odysseus, describes the wild land of the Cyclops as a place where people don’t gather together in public, where each person makes decisions for their own family and “care nothing for one another.”
April 28, 2021
Susan Lovett, the Abraham S. and Gertrude Burg Professor of Microbiology, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences this week, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific advisory societies.
April 20, 2021
Students, faculty and alumni annually nominate faculty for these teaching and mentoring awards.
April 22, 2021
Fierke was admitted to the prestigious institution along with activist and scholar Angela Davis '65.
March 15, 2021
In a upcoming Critical Conversation, faculty members will explore how our self-identity is challenged by works of art.
March 5, 2021Ramie Targoff, professor of English, co-chair of Italian studies, and the inaugural Jehuda Reinharz Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, will step down as director in June after leading the center since its inception 11 years ago.
March 1, 2021The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab receives a $1.5 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust for a three-year study and conversation about the demand for the work of chaplaincy and spiritual care across the United States.
February 19, 2021
Past winners of the Gittler Prize and Richman Fellowship look ahead.
February 18, 2021
Researchers at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) are harnessing the power of swirling cellular proteins to create self-propelling fluids.
February 10, 2021Professor Joe Wardwell's new installation at a public library in the Boston neighborhood lifts the voices of local poets.
January 20, 2021Professor Leah Wright Rigueur explains the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as part of a series of videos released by Joe Biden's inauguration committee ahead of his inauguration.
January 8, 2021
Politics professor and terrorism expert Jytte Klausen discusses the siege of the United States Capitol.
January 4, 2021
Joel Christensen, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, provides a perspective comparing ancient Greek societal conflict with modern communal chaos.
December 18, 2020For Professor of American Studies Tom Doherty, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case is the perfect story.
December 15, 2020Brandeis University has named Gannit Ankori as the Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum, effective January 1, 2021.
December 14, 2020
Sociologist Sarah Mayorga argues that even though well-intentioned, the pursuit of diversity can blind us to the underlying racism in society.
December 9, 2020
In his class Hip-hop History and Culture, Professor Chad Williams charts the trajectory of the musical genre from its roots in the African Diaspora to Cardi B.
December 7, 2020
When Derron Wallace learned about a survey taken by families and students in Boston Public Schools on remote learning and school reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, he saw an opportunity to use his expertise to make a difference.
November 24, 2020
Brandeis physicist Bulbul Chakraborty has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.
November 19, 2020James Pustejovsky is working towards a classroom where teachers are working alongside artificial intelligence partners to ensure no student gets left behind. The project is part of the new $20 million National Science Foundation-funded AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming.
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.
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.
September 4, 2020
Brandeis is welcoming 34 new full-time faculty members and postdoctoral fellows to the university community this fall.
August 31, 2020
This summer it shed its interdepartmental program status, officially becoming an academic department, approved by the Board of Trustees and the faculty senate.
August 19, 2020
New research by psychology professor Margie Lachman's lab shows long-lasting effects on brain performance from child- and adulthood trauma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 27, 2020Antonella 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.
April 27, 2020
November 26, 2019
Professor of biology Piali Sengupta has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.