August 3, 2021Natalie Cornett is advancing her academic and career goals with a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship hosted at McGill University.
July 14, 2021
Houman Oliaei’s interest in anthropology did not start in the classroom but in a Zoroastrian fire temple in Tehran.
June 24, 2021
Julia Bandini discusses her interest in health, aging, death, and bereavement that culminated in her dissertation project: an ethnographic study focusing on the the experience of dying patients and their family members at the hospital.
June 22, 2021
When the global pandemic threatened to diminish the experience of incoming first-year graduates, students in the Neuroscience Department spear-headed an effort to help facilitate lasting connections between both new and experienced graduates.
June 9, 2021As an active duty service member in the United States Army, Esther Lee took a non-traditional path to Brandeis.
July 8, 2021
David Dominique PhD’16 discusses his upcoming Radcliffe fellowship project "Steam," a multimedia opera integrating his music, his journalism, and his political voice.
May 7, 2021
Many were able to use learnings from last spring to implement a more intentional approach to teaching in a hybrid format during the 2020-21 school year.
April 27, 2021
With the rapid growth of the Biotechnology sector, Billy Chau MS '20 is excited to explore the myriad possibilities available in this dynamic industry.
April 20, 2021
The award recognizes faculty who are outstanding mentors for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Winners receive a certificate, a $2,500 prize and their names are added to a plaque in the International Lounge in the Usdan Student Center.
April 6, 2021Professor Catherine Z. Worsnop PhD’16 discusses her ongoing book project looking at the challenges of international cooperation during cross-border disease outbreaks.
March 19, 2021For Zoila Coc-Chang, her art has always felt like an extension of herself, allowing her to experience a versatility that she has not found anywhere else.
March 15, 2021Claire Khokhar, a Tennessee native, has always been fascinated by ancient history.
March 12, 2021When Yassel Hernandez was offered an opportunity through the DEIS program, her decision to attend Brandeis became a no-brainer.
February 19, 2021
Jennifer LaFleur used her knowledge of policy analysis to help lead an examination of data provided by families in Boston Public Schools under the direction of Professor Derron Wallace.
January 28, 2021
Wendy Cadge, Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Division Head for the Social Sciences and Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanistic Social Sciences, has been selected as the new Dean of GSAS.
January 25, 2021
Learn more about how the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is maintaining health and safety during the pandemic while providing essential support to sudents.
December 16, 2020
The New York Times Magazine profiles Al Schmidt PhD'00, one of three Philadelphia city commissioners on the County Board of Elections.
December 7, 2020
Graeme Lambert’s journey to biotechnology began after he interned at a cancer immunology lab during the summer between his junior and senior years of high school.
November 30, 2020
Fierke, who earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry from Brandeis in 1984, will begin her tenure on January 1, 2021.
October 23, 2020
For his recent album, "Ghosts of Our Former Selves," Dean Chasalow composed a series of songs about gun violence, political dishonesty, and the need for empathy.
October 9, 2020Mohammad Seyedsayamdost ’01, MS’01, a biological chemist who explores how bacteria communicate and interact with other organisms, has received a MacArthur Fellowship, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors.
September 22, 2020
PhD Candidate Kelly Stedem discusses the future of Lebenese politics following the explosion in Beirut last month.
September 22, 2020
At the beginning of the semester, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences welcomed five Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship recipients to campus. The scholars represent the fifth cohort of the DEIS program, which began in 2016.
September 14, 2020
Eric Chasalow, the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has announced his intention to step down on July 1, 2021, bringing his seven-year period of transformational leadership at GSAS to a close.
September 4, 2020
Last month, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences hosted 266 new students for orientation, including 77 doctoral, 159 master's, and 30 post-baccalaureate and non-degree students. Incoming domestic students hail from 17 countries and 35 states.
June 5, 2020
The Graduate School of Arts and Science recognizes the essential contribution of the schools teaching assistants and course assistants during the transition to remote learning.
June 5, 2020
Brandeis’ first PhD candidate in computer science has joined the university’s Board of Trustees. Xiru Zhang, MA’90, PhD’91, P’22, was elected by the trustees to a four-year term. The vote was taken at a virtual meeting of the board April 27-28, 2020.
June 2, 2020
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has dedicated some Connected PhD funds to support fellowships in higher education administration at Brandeis University.
May 22, 2020
Timothy Street, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, has received the 2020 Dean’s Mentoring Award. The $2,500 award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates “outstanding ability as a mentor” in the supervision of students enrolled at GSAS.
May 8, 2020
GSAS has awarded six University Prize Instructorships to seven doctoral students in Molecular and Cell Biology, Politics, Neuroscience and Sociology. Recipients will receive $6,000 to design and teach their own courses for undergraduate students.
May 8, 2020
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded four Dissertation Year Fellowships to doctoral candidates in English, History, Musicology and Politics. The award provides a twelve-month, $30,000 stipend and a full credit toward the Brandeis health insurance option for students completing dissertations in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.
February 11, 2020
After earning an undergraduate degree in Art History, Scott Lerner decided to pursue the post-baccalaureate program in Studio Art at Brandeis.
February 11, 2020
Ana Sarmiento MS’19 became interested in genetic counseling when she was twenty-three. As the daughter of a Guatemalan immigrant, she was particularly attracted to the educational aspect of the discipline.
January 21, 2020
In this episode of the new Highlights podcast, Alyssa Stasberg Canelli discusses the Connected PhD and the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Sue Levine and Marika McCann introduce the Center for Career and Professional Development.
January 3, 2020
Kelly Stedem discusses the current protests in Lebanon and her dissertation, which explores clientelism in the country. Stedem recently coauthored an article for the Washinton Post's Monkey Cage blog about the protests.
December 18, 2019
In this episode of the Highlights Podcast, Alexander Herbert, a PhD candidate in the history department, discusses his book, What About Tomorrow?: An Oral History of Russian Punk from the Soviet Era to Pussy Riot.
November 26, 2019
Earlier this semester, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences welcomed eight Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS) recipients to campus. The scholars represent the fourth cohort of the DEIS program, which began in 2016.
November 20, 2019
Brenden O’Donnell’s dissertation, Queer Temperance: Recovery as Critical Mourning, examines the representations of addiction and recovery in LGBT literature.
August 27, 2019
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences hosted 299 new students for orientation on August 23, 2019 in Slosberg Auditorium.
August 22, 2019
The Connected PhD will make the consideration of careers outside the academy an integral part of doctoral education in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at Brandeis.
June 18, 2019
PhD candidate Matthew Heck has spent his time at Brandeis investigating the nuts and bolts of Shostakovich's musical language and attempting to bring together the existing scholarship from Russian and Anglophone theorists.
May 19, 2019
"If we are going to fight prejudice, we must fight it across the board. You cannot be a fighter against antisemitism but be blind to racism or, even worse, engage in it yourself."
May 15, 2019
In March, mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck, MA’66, PhD’68, H’08, became the first woman to win the Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for outstanding work in the field of mathematics.
May 15, 2019
Exiled by political events in his native China, novelist Ha Jin, MA’89, PhD’93, H’05, discovered freedom writing in the English language.
May 9, 2019
Ryan Marcus, PhD'19, discusses how machine learning can address the increasing complexity associated with cloud computing and existing data systems.
May 8, 2019
The GSAS dean honored this year's most outstanding teaching assistants with a ceremony in the Mandel Center on May 8.
May 2, 2019
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has awarded seven University Prize Instructorships to doctoral students in Anthropology, Mathematics, Music Theory and Composition, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Neuroscience, and Psychology.
April 29, 2019
John Bergdall works as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr having performed postdoctoral research at Boston University and the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
April 12, 2019
Dmitry Kleinbock has received the 2019 Dean’s Mentoring Award. He is the first professor of mathematics to win the award.
April 3, 2019
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded Dissertation Year Fellowships to seven doctoral candidates in Anthropology, English, History, Music Composition and Theory, and Politics.
April 3, 2019
Valente is planning a series of portraits of scientists for her spring exhibition. She majored in chemistry as an undergraduate, so she has a deep appreciation for science and the scientific community.
March 22, 2019
Chris Konow researches the impact of growth on Turing patterns in the Epstein Lab. Turing patterns are named after the British mathematician Alan Turing, who proposed a mechanism for how differentiation can occur within a homogeneous system.
March 21, 2019
Jack E. Davis, PhD'94, returned to campus on March 19, 2019 to give a talk about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea."
March 18, 2019
Veronica Flores, PhD'19, discusses her work across the disciplines of psychology and neuroscience in the Katz lab.
March 12, 2019
Christian Gochez became interested in biotechnology when he discovered the potential of genetically modified foods. He wants to understand how gene editing techniques can enrich crops to combat nutrient deficiencies in populations experiencing severe poverty.
March 7, 2019
Michelle Guaman was drawn to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies because of her passion for women's reproductive health, education, and justice.
February 27, 2019
Habiba Farh studies the political trajectories of Arab-Americans in contemporary American society, specifically how the politicization of Arab-Americans growing up after the 9/11 attacks compares to the politicization of Arab-Americans who witnessed the attacks first hand.
February 22, 2019
Brittany Cassidy, PhD ’14, is interested in how we observe and evaluate others in our daily encounters. Earlier this year, the Association for Psychological Science recognized Cassidy as a Rising Star.
February 12, 2019
PhD candidate Adrianna Shy’s first interaction with Brandeis came in 2016, when she participated in a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
February 11, 2019
At the end of his senior year of college, Jeremy Mele, MA'18, realized that he wanted to pursue a degree in Philosophy. Little did he know that his interest would eventually lead to a run for local office in his home state of Maine.
February 4, 2019
Víctor Suárez discusses his experience in the dual MS/MBA program in biotechnology and business at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis.
November 30, 2018
Steve Weglinski and Cheyenne Paris discuss how the Graduate Student Association represents graduate students across campus. They also discuss a new initiative to create a student association for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the first time.
November 29, 2018
Will Edgecomb came to Brandeis for a master’s degree with a view to eventually earning PhD in Philosophy. However, he ultimately decided to take advantage of the career opportunities offered by a degree in computer science.
November 16, 2018
Megan Finch is writing a dissertation on the emergence of literature by black women writers in the post Black Power/Civil Rights era that re-signified the trope of the mad black woman.
November 15, 2018
Anthropology candidate Amy Hanes, MA'11, investigates the meaning of care. Her dissertation research has taken her deep into the forests of Cameroon, where she has spent months caring for orphaned chimpanzees.
November 5, 2018
Watch Dean Chasalow take a couple of staff members on a quiet tour of some of Brandeis’ lesser-traveled corners to hunt for fungus – specifically the kind that taste succulent and savory when sautéed in butter (and don’t kill you).
September 18, 2018
Are you struggling with time management and keeping up with your writing schedule? In this episode of the Highlights Podcast, Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli discusses tools to help students increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance.
September 7, 2018
Brandeis has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, a nationally recognized organization providing online career development and mentoring resources.
September 5, 2018
Hear the first episode of the Highlights Podcast with Dean Chasalow's welcome back for students. He speaks about ongoing initiatives at GSAS, upcoming events and workshops, and the importance of keeping an open mind during graduate study.
August 30, 2018
On August 26, seven Diversity, Excellence and Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS) recipients were welcomed to Brandeis with a barbecue at dean Eric Chasalow’s house.
August 27, 2018
On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) welcomed 333 new students, including 73 doctoral students, 231 master's students, and 29 post-bac and non-degree students.
June 14, 2018
Vipin Suri PhD'01, the GSAS representative on the Brandeis Alumni Association board of directors, interviews 2017 Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash at Alumni Weekend. Dr. Suri performed research in the Rosbash lab for five years as a graduate student.
May 18, 2018
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded Dissertation Research Grants to sixteen doctoral candidates.
May 14, 2018
Sarah Mabry pays tribute to the Brandeis experience, overcoming adversity and the importance of serving others.
May 9, 2018
Sarah Mabry, a masters candidate in the Global Studies program, has been nominated to serve as graduate speaker at Commencement. She serves on the executive board of the Graduate Student Association, where she was recently elected as Vice President.
May 8, 2018
Matthew Linton, a PhD graduate in History, will serve as the Marshal for GSAS at Brandeis’ 67th Commencement.
May 7, 2018
Eric Chasalow, the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, wishes to announce a new staffing structure for the school, designed to better serve our community.
May 2, 2018
PhD Candidate Raul Ramos returns to his native Texas to encourage underprivileged adolescents to consider careers in science.
April 30, 2018
Each year, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences asks each program to nominate an outstanding teaching fellow to be honored at a reception with the deans. This year, Susan Birren, the dean of Arts and Sciences, and Eric Chasalow, the dean of GSAS, presented the awards on April 30 in the Mandel Center.
April 24, 2018Each year, students and alumni at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) have the opportunity to recognize professors who have a profound impact on their education both inside and outside the classroom by nominating them for the Dean’s Mentoring Award.
April 19, 2018
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded the 2018 Dissertation Year Fellowship to six doctoral candidates. The award provides a $33,500 stipend for students writing dissertations in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.
March 20, 2018
Joseph hopes that a deeper understanding of African American women's perceptions of mental health will enable healthcare providers to cater to their needs more effectively.
March 19, 2018
The 2018 University Prize Instructorship (UPI) has been awarded to five doctoral students in History, English, Musicology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Psychology.
March 9, 2018
Lauren Bernard examines music from the turn of the century to the present, applying interdisciplinary methods to the study of both classical and popular music.
March 6, 2018
After seven months at GSAS, Marika McCann is taking a permanent position as Assistant Director at the Center for Career and Professional Development.
February 12, 2018
Informed by their own lived experience and conversations with other members of the queer community, AK King researches individuals of color who are masculine and assigned female gender identity at birth as part of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality program.
February 9, 2018
We are excited to welcome Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli and Monique Howell to our team at GSAS. Alyssa will serve as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and Monique will serve as Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Admission.
February 8, 2018
Kristine Mackin PhD'14, a graduate of the Biochemistry department, was elected to the Waltham City Council last year. We caught up with Kristine recently and asked her about her motivation for joining the City Council.
February 5, 2018
Theresa Rebeck, MA’83, MFA’86, PhD’89 discussed the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the #MeToo movement, and working as a female playwright on PBS Newshour on February 5, 2018.
January 25, 2018
"The faculty I’ve had the chance to work with really care about my scientific development and are here to help me achieve the goals I’m working towards."
January 23, 2018
Ana Ward combines various research interests to investigate the impacts of outer space on terrestrial life and help pave the way for long-term space exploration.
November 17, 2017
For almost three years, PhD candidates in the sciences have been collaborating with Waltham Public Schools to share their research with local middle and high school students.
October 20, 2017
The Graduate Student Association has announced the induction of their new executive board and senators. They will organize social events, represent graduate students in various campus committees, and support funding opportunities.
October 17, 2017
Professor Marcelle Soares-Santos collaborates with hundreds of researchers to observe gravitational waves from a neutron star collision that occurred 100 million years ago.
October 17, 2017
What is it like to work with a future Nobel Laureate? Vipin Suri, PhD’01, shares his experience of working in the Rosbash lab.
October 12, 2017Brandeis Magazine profiles Leslie Lamport, MA’63, PhD’72, H’17, the 2014 recipient of the A.M. Turing Award, viewed as the Nobel Prize for computer science.
October 2, 2017
Brandeis University warmly congratulates Michael Rosbash, the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and professor of biology, and Jeffrey C. Hall, professor emeritus of biology, on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
October 2, 2017
Shawn Fayer MS ’16 is the project manager of the BabySeq Project, a randomized control trial assessing the utility of genomic sequencing in newborn infants.
September 19, 2017
Since 2012, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience Eve Marder ’69 has been writing a series of articles for the online journal eLife in which she reflects on her professional life and offers some words of wisdom to today’s young researchers.
September 8, 2017
GSAS welcomed the 2017 Diversity, Excellence and Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS) recipients in August with a barbecue at the dean’s house.
August 29, 2017
On August 28, GSAS welcomed its 64th class, which includes 77 doctoral candidates, 202 master's candidates, 6 postbaccalaureate students, and 21 non-degree students.
June 9, 2017
"My journey to Brandeis is literally the struggle of my life."
May 21, 2017
"And we know that within the piles of violence, hatred, aggression and everything that divides us, are the dormant seeds of beauty."
May 18, 2017
Heritage and identity have shaped the Brandeis experience for Terry Shaipitisiri BA’17, MAT’17.
May 12, 2017
The Dissertation Year Fellowship has been awarded to eight students in Anthropology, English, Musicology, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Politics, and Sociology.
May 5, 2017
Six PhD students in Anthropology, English, History, Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Psychology will receive $6,000 to design their own course.
May 5, 2017"Those of us who really enjoy teaching see it not as a burden but as an opportunity to share what we've learned," Doug Bafford, PhD candidate in Anthropology.
April 28, 2017
Brandeis’ 66th commencement ceremony will take place on May 21, 2017.
April 21, 2017
Dr. Goldberg serves as the advising chair for the master’s program in Computational Linguistics.
April 18, 2017
Jusionyte studies conflict in the boarder regions of Latin America.
April 4, 2017
Abella will be among five individuals to receive honorary degrees.
March 23, 2017
Researchers recreate the system that causes cells to change shape.
March 22, 2017
Master's candidate Matthew Chernick will fly to Romania in October.
March 22, 2017
Daniel Pearlman finds a solution to the age old oenophile's problem.
March 7, 2017
Students share their favorite spots to visit in Waltham.
February 23, 2017
Mahala left her Amish community at age fifteen to pursue an education.
February 23, 2017
Dr. Karam recently published an article in the premier journal of intelligence.
February 17, 2017
Dworsky studies diversity in children's literature.
February 16, 2017
Donald Warren is pursuing a degree in musicology.
February 10, 2017
Steven Rodriguez has spent his time at Brandeis researching the imperial activity of the United States during the 20th century.
February 8, 2017
This story is the first in a series about recipients of the DEIS Award.
February 3, 2017
For nearly three decades, James Haber has studied DNA repair, the processes whereby insults to our genetic code are corrected.
January 24, 2017
“We didn’t cure ALS in the flies, but we did make them significantly better.”
January 24, 2017
Imagine you’re a fighter pilot being chased by a heat-seeking missile.
January 24, 2017
Biochemist Dorothee Kern unraveled a mystery about how life began on the planet.
January 20, 2017
The Politics alumnus studies American political development.
January 19, 2017
The award funds the Dissertation Year Fellowship and other programs.
January 18, 2017
More than 500 people have signed up for the service already.
January 6, 2017
"The AGRS program put me onto a fulfilling and challenging academic path."
December 13, 2016
American Studies professor looks back at his time on campus.
December 9, 2016
The panel also included the GSA president.
December 7, 2016
"My time at Brandeis shaped the work that I continue to build upon at Berkeley."
December 2, 2016
Brian Donahue '82, MA'93, PhD'95, built a home that "makes a connection" with the surrounding landscape.
November 29, 2016
The late MIT biologist is being honored for research on protein misfolding.
November 11, 2016
The piece was commissioned by the French vocal ensemble Musicatrieze.
November 9, 2016
Wasserstrom describes Jin as "a writer of simple yet powerful gifts."
November 8, 2016
The money will enable James Pustejovsky and colleagues to build a computer system capable of analyzing reams of documents and recordings.
November 8, 2016
The DeLeT alumna is not referring Clinton and Trump in the classroom at all.
November 3, 2016
“It is our charge, our opportunity now, to reignite the flame of our mission.”
November 2, 2016
Nationally experienced in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
November 2, 2016
Dr. Irvin discusses life as a historian.
October 26, 2016
Read about the recipients and hear some of their music.
October 20, 2016
"I think Brandeis provides a perfect program to become a good teacher."
October 14, 2016
"Their advice was invaluable. I feel like their training landed me my position."
October 13, 2016
MA candidate Marinella Taoushiani will serve as president.
October 4, 2016
The Japanese biologist won the Nobel for his work on autophagy.
September 29, 2016
Jeffery Kelly's work has deepened our understanding of a variety of diseases.
September 28, 2016
The program will include a series of six sessions.
September 26, 2016
Video: PhD candidate Vivek Vimal shows you how it works.
September 16, 2016
A total of 19 new faculty members and visiting professors have been welcomed to campus this fall.
September 15, 2016
Deborah Lipstadt, MA’72, PhD’76 is a authority on the Holocaust.
September 11, 2016
Marder accepted her award in a ceremony in Norway.
September 1, 2016
There are some big changes coming to GSAS Career Services.
August 29, 2016
The scholars will study ancient Greek and Roman studies, anthropology, history, musicology and philosophy.
August 23, 2016
Read what our students, staff and alumni had to say to the incoming class.
August 22, 2016
Incoming students heard from Eric Chasalow and Susan Birren.
August 22, 2016
The award is presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
August 5, 2016
PhD Candidate Hannah Herde may be among the first to realize everything we know about the universe has changed.
August 1, 2016
Lasser was recruited by Charles River Analytics while studying at Brandeis.
July 29, 2016
Adaire Klein, '53, MA'57 was a member of the first GSAS class.
July 25, 2016
Liu completed the master's program in Teaching Chinese earlier this year.
July 1, 2016
A ceremony to mark his new presidency will be held on Nov. 3, 2016.
June 17, 2016
Lupis continues to teach at Brandeis after graduation.
June 2, 2016
The biennial prize for scientific innovation cites Marder’s research in brain development.
June 1, 2016
Jason Olson's Dissertation Analyzed the Six-Day War.