School of Arts and Sciences


Nathalie poses in her graduation attire

May 15, 2023

"I am truly honored to be able to represent my class at the commencement this year," she said Vieux-Gresham. "I hope that the speech will offer the class of 2023 a chance to reflect on their memories and lessons from their time at Brandeis and carry them into the world beyond campus."

Lorrin Stone '23 leans against the back of an ambulance

May 15, 2023

It’s 7 p.m. on a Saturday, and while his friends are spending their evening watching a movie, out on the town, or studying for their next exam, Lorrin Stone ’23 has just started a 12-hour shift as an emergency medical technician at Armstrong Ambulance. 

Kate Danziger '23 poses in her element in the Charles River.

May 15, 2023

A desire to make a difference, a love for the outdoors and little help from her mentors helped Kate Danziger ’23 find her dream job.

"The Thinker" statue

May 11, 2023

The Brandeis University chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society has announced the election of 81 new members this year.

Giumette award recipients pose for group photo

May 9, 2023

Each spring, a group of outstanding sophomores is selected for the Giumette Academic Achievement Award, which provides $5,000 each semester for their remaining two years at Brandeis.

Liz Sandoval

April 28, 2023

Growing up, Liz Sandoval ’25 found safe, creative spaces for people from marginalized communities were hard to come by. These days, she is dedicated to creating these spaces for students at Brandeis, in Waltham, and beyond.

collage of fellowship graphics

April 27, 2023

Brandeis undergraduates, recent alumni, and graduate students have been awarded prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships to pursue their academic interests and research.

Forrest laughs as he holds a green caterpillar

March 20, 2023

Internships can provide students with amazing opportunities and experience, but they aren’t always financially accessible. The World of Work Fellowship changes that for Brandeis students.

Mazzi Ingram smiles from across a table full of art supplies

March 2, 2023

Mazzi Ingram ’25 describes the Brandeis environmental studies major as the intersection between how the environment affects people and how people affect the environment. As a result of what she’s learned in her courses, Ingram is focused on actively investing in making an impact both on campus and off.

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik and Hannah Nekritz on set in Culver City, California

February 27, 2023

Update, March 3, 2023: Hannah Nekritz took second place in her appearance on "Jeopardy!" on March 2. Read a recap of the episode here.

When Hannah Nekritz ’23 left the set of “Jeopardy!” in 2019 after competing in the Teen Tournament, she thought she had just had the experience of a lifetime.

photo of Zine Magazine with hands transposed over it

February 15, 2023

In the fall of 2021, Waltham Partnership for Youth and the Waltham Public Schools established the new Centro de Bienvenida de Waltham (Waltham Welcome Center) at McDevitt Middle School. The vision was to better provide information and resources to families entering the public school system, particularly Spanish-speaking immigrant families who have recently arrived.

Cameron Samuels stands against a yellow backdrop

January 23, 2023

After discovering an internet ban on important community resources like The Trevor Project, Samuels started a movement against censorship in Katy, Texas.

Students in professor Kene Piasta’s BIOL151A class performing an experiment

January 5, 2023

At Brandeis, students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care can pursue any major that aligns with their career interests and finish all their entry requirements for the health-profession school of interest. Some popular majors for pre-health students include biology, biochemistry, and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. Pre-Health Advising in the Office of Academic Services helps to guide students along the way.

vanessa mark memorial

December 7, 2022

Vanessa Mark's sense of humor and creativity was outshone only by her commitment to helping others, friends recalled in a memorial service Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Sherman Function Hall.

mississippi delta

November 29, 2022

Through a trip to the Mississippi Delta, Leeza Barstein ’23 and Maya Subramanian ’25 observed the legacy of slavery in the region, connected with the communities still affected, and also discovered steps they could take to bring change to their own backyard.

spring awakening

November 11, 2022

Gianni Storti '26 and Nico Miller ’24 share their insight on the rehearsal process, arts culture on campus, and the importance behind "Spring Awakening."

first generation students

November 7, 2022

In celebration of First Generation Student Day on November 8th, five first generation students share their tips for the first-year experience.

family weekend

November 7, 2022

Over 1,000 family members of undergraduates filled campus Oct. 28 to 30

foliage on campus

October 31, 2022

Jack Yuanwei Cheng '23 is a student writer and content creator for the Office of Communications at Brandeis.

ana faria

October 27, 2022

Faria '24 returned to her alma mater, Our Sisters' School, for a full-circle internship experience.

peyton gillespie

October 14, 2022

Gillespie '25 spoke with BrandeisNow about his goals as president, hopes for the year, and advice for people interested in student government.

maya levisohn

October 3, 2022

Maya Levisohn ’23 spent her summer researching methane concentrations and working with advanced atmospheric technology, all while 40,000 feet in the atmosphere with NASA’s SARP program.

Alexander Wicken

August 29, 2022

Alexander Wicken ’23 came to Brandeis because of the university’s academics and commitment to social justice. Becoming a member of the Brandeis Fencing community was just the cherry on top of his college decision process.

students pose in front of the light of reason

August 23, 2022

The positive energy was palpable as the Class of 2026 filled their residence halls, said goodbye to their parents, and began the next chapter of their lives at Brandeis’ 2022 Move-In Day on Sunday.

back to campus by the numbers

August 22, 2022

The Class of 2026 filled their residence halls and said goodbye to their parents on a sunny and warm Move-In Day on Aug. 21.


August 15, 2022

Students with majors across the scientific spectrum came together to present their summer research findings.

alex bazarsky

August 11, 2022

“I now realize that I can do anything,” said Alex Bazarsky '23, reminiscing on her summer excavating in Mexico with professor Charles Golden.

ori cohen with a macaw

August 4, 2022

Through his World of Work Fellowship, Ori Cohen '24 spent the summer training birds at the Southwick Zoo.

Nathalie Vieux-Gresham

July 13, 2022

Nathalie Vieux-Gresham ’23 is a neuroscience major, a Posse Scholar, a Roosevelt Fellow, a Community Advisor, and a Bridge to Wellness Peer Health Educator. She was also selected for the Linda Heller Kamm '61 Prize for her dedication to social justice in her community.

hearst foundation

July 8, 2022

The School of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce that the William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded Brandeis $125,000 to support undergraduate research and creative work in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

peer-to-peer mentors

June 6, 2022

This past year, a new pilot program at Brandeis turned a few part-time office jobs for students into a robust peer-to-peer mentoring program for conversations about gender and sexuality.

students celebrate at commencement

May 31, 2022

Resilient, adaptable, motivated: the undergraduate and graduate students who make up the Brandeis University Class of 2022 have had a college experience like no other.
Sienna Bucu

May 27, 2022

Sienna Bucu '22 has been awarded a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to take on an ambitious art installation project in the public schools of her hometown, Union, New Jersey.

“This is a university that’s really changed my life and allowed me to grow into the person I am now. It's really challenged me socially and academically to grow and mature. . .My life would be very different had I not gone to Brandeis.”

Elye Robinowitz '23