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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’...
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.
October 23, 2023
Two in-depth discussions — one hosted by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and one by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies — examined the attack on Israel by Hamas and the unfolding war in Gaza. Watch the conversations at Brandeis Stories.
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.
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.
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.
October 6, 2023
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.
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.
“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