- LaShawn Simmons '18 breaks down barriers and builds empowerment with poetryOct. 9, 2015
With a Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation grant, the Posse Scholar made "Ebony Axis," a zine for black women on campus
- Martha Minow named winner of 2015-16 Gittler PrizeOct. 6, 2015
Minow, dean of Harvard Law School and an advocate for issues of social justice, civil rights, and education, will receive the medal and speak in an event at Brandeis in February.
- For Jacob MacKay '16, cello hit the right note at BrandeisOct. 1, 2015
Jacob MacKay performed in Jerusalem and the West Bank last year, and has ambitions to play his cello around the world.
- Tony Arnold winner of re-launched Brandeis Creative Arts AwardSept. 30, 2015
The soprano will hold a series of performances and engage with the Brandeis community throughout the school year.
- Anita Hill's appointment as University Professor celebratedSept. 29, 2015
Hill, the seventh University Professor in Brandeis history, presented a lecture on bias and discrimination, and was feted at a reception.
- Community ‘Breaks the Fast’ togetherSept. 24, 2015
Brandeis students, faculty and staff of all faiths and creeds celebrated Yom Kippur with the Jewish community by dining with them and breaking their fast.
- Sousa '90 promoted to senior associate V.P. for Student Affairs; Dempsey '93 named acting A.D.Sept. 21, 2015
In her new role, Sheryl Sousa will have oversight of a range of student services and programs, including community service, interfaith chaplaincy, orientation, student activities, and student rights and community standards.
- Myra Kraft Transitional Year students celebrate start of school in styleSept. 15, 2015
Students in the program were invited by Patriots owner Robert Kraft to attend a game in a luxury suite.
- Crown Center for Middle East Studies celebrates 10 YearsSept. 10, 2015
An event that looked back on the center's founding and toward its bright future was held Sept. 8.
- US News ranks Brandeis as a top national universitySept. 9, 2015
Brandeis was ranked 34th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 Best Colleges guide.
- Rose Art Museum fall season features Lisa Yuskavage, 60s pop art and moreSept. 3, 2015
The Rose opens for the fall Sept. 12. Check out a sampling from the exhibitions.
- Segal Fellows carry social justice torch, determined to make positive societal changeSept. 3, 2015
Six graduate and undergraduate students participated in summer internships focused on social justice and leadership as Segal Fellows, a program founded in memory of Eli Segal ’64.
- Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award winners namedSept. 2, 2015
Human rights and social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA’78, PhD’79, and Susan Weidman Schneider ’65, a founding mother of the pioneering Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, were named 2015 winners of the Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award. They will be honored during a campus celebration in the fall.
- Eve Marder '69 named American Physiological Society FellowSept. 1, 2015
Eve Marder ‘69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, has been named one of the inaugural fellows of the American Physiological Society.
- New students arrive on campus and start their Brandeis storyAug. 24, 2015
First-year and transfer students have moved into their residence halls and have begun orientation with the fall semester set to start.
- Noah Litwer '15 plants a seed at Prospect HillAug. 21, 2015
With a Davis Projects for Peace grant, Litwer has started two community gardens at the affordable housing development.
- Brandeis Magazine is young at heartAug. 17, 2015
The latest issue surveys the boisterous, colorful, always endearing topic of children.
- SciFest showcases young scientists with bold ideasAug. 6, 2015
Nearly one hundred undergraduate and high school students had the opportunity to do hands-on research and present their findings in front of their peers and Brandeis science faculty.
- Harnessing the power of wasteAug. 4, 2015
Lisa Dyson ’97 has a vision to convert carbon-rich waste — trash, wood and agricultural residue — into oils that can be used to manufacture plastics, polyesters, nylons and other products that are typically petroleum-based.
- Diamond in the roughJuly 29, 2015
In a reversal of fortune worthy of Hollywood, Rosemary Rodriguez '83 has taken advantage of a second chance to become an in-demand TV and film director who’s called the shots on 14 episodes of “The Good Wife” and is awaiting the release of her second movie, “Silver Skies.”
- Representatives of Brandeis fly on El Al’s maiden Boston to Tel Aviv flightJuly 7, 2015
- Undergraduate researchers get career guidance in summer symposiumJuly 2, 2015
Organized by the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the event brought students together with alumni, faculty and staff
- Pete Varney announces retirement as baseball coach after 34 yearsJune 25, 2015
Varsity baseball coach Pete Varney has led the Judges to the post-season 21 times in 34 years, including 12 berths in the NCAA tournament and one appearance at the NCAA Division III World Series.
- Prof. Ilan Troen '63 elected president of the Association for Israel StudiesJune 17, 2015
Troen, the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies, assumed the presidency June 3.
- Update: Schuster Institute’s dogged work exonerates man of wrongful murder convictionJune 16, 2015
After 21 years in prison, Angel Echavarria, who has maintained his innocence against a murder conviction for years, has been cleared of all charges.
- Brandeis alumni join the US Supreme Court barJune 4, 2015
Brandeis celebrated its 14 alumni who were in Washington to be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court bar on June 1.
- Study: Brandeis PhD in History program among most prestigiousJune 4, 2015
The program is among the best at producing tenure-track faculty.
- Senior athletes recognized at Charlie’s BreakfastJune 2, 2015
Nine seniors were honored and given awards for their work inside and outside the athletic arena at Charlie's Breakfast, an annual Commencement weekend event sponsored by Friends of Brandeis Athletics.
- Brandeis Magazine’s Spring issue has sprungMay 27, 2015
Pick up the current issue to read about Brandeis-educated curators who are shaking up the museum world. Meet Nadia Hashimi ’00, who writes novels that explore Afghanistan. Take a peek at how Brian Donahue ’82, MA’93, PhD’95, constructed a “slow-wood” house. And, in a Q&A with politics professor Jytte Klausen, learn what experts are discovering about domestic jihadism.
- Alumnus in Nepal to help people of earthquake-ravaged nationMay 22, 2015
Ayal Weiner-Kaplow ’11 was in Nepal when it was hit by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25. He stayed to help with relief efforts and has been designing and building temporary shelters and sanitation facilities and assisting with logistics for aid shipments.
- Jens Hilscher and Michael McKay win Brandeis IBS Teaching Awards May 21, 2015
They were presented the annual awards in a ceremony commencement weekend.
- VIDEO: A look back at Commencement 2015May 19, 2015
Brandeis' newest alumni are challenged to be leaders, to change the world and to make public service a priority.
- Brandeis International Business School graduates encouraged to apply skills, make an impact around the world
May 17, 2015
Brandeis International Business School honored 244 graduates, who represented 44 countries, at the school’s 21st annual Diploma Ceremony on Sunday.
- Heller School celebrates Class of 2015May 17, 2015
On a beautiful spring Sunday, 144 Heller School graduates from around the world gathered together to receive their diplomas at the 2015 commencement ceremony.
- #Brande15: Commencement social media wrap-upMay 17, 2015
The Class of 2015 – and their family and friends – took to social media as they celebrated their graduation from Brandeis on May 17.
- Jamaica Kincaid to humanities grads: 'Don't be afraid to wonder who you are'May 17, 2015
Renowned author provides address during the humanities diploma ceremony, challenges graduates to make society better and to live a full life.
- Ballerina Suzanne Farrell tells creative arts graduates: 'The arts are hospitals for our souls'May 17, 2015
After receiving an honorary degree from Brandeis, Farrell delivered a speech during the creative arts diploma ceremony on Sunday.
- Leila May Pascual '15 sings the national anthemMay 17, 2015
- VoiceMale sings the Brandeis alma materMay 17, 2015
- Yotam Ottolenghi explains the stories and traditions behind his cookbook, 'Jerusalem'May 17, 2015
Ottolenghi spoke at the Fellows and Trustees Breakfast before receiving an honorary degree during Brandeis’ commencement ceremony on Sunday.
- Bethany Adam's undergraduate addressMay 17, 2015
- Allysha Roth's graduate addressMay 17, 2015
- Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering's commencement addressMay 17, 2015
- President Fred Lawrence's commencement addressMay 17, 2015
- Pickering encourages graduates to make public service part of their livesMay 17, 2015
In his address during Brandeis' 64th Commencement exercises, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering extolled the virtues of public service, calling it an “honorable and rewarding pursuit.”
- Class of 2015 cherishes Brandeis moments, anticipates futureMay 17, 2015
Our newest graduates reflect on their favorite Brandeis experiences.
- Congratulations to Rabb School's Class of 2015May 17, 2015
The Rabb School of Continuing Studies awarded 83 master of science degrees, 22 master of software engineering degrees, and one graduate certificate in software engineering.
- Chris Burden, 'One of the greatest American artists of his generation'May 11, 2015
The creator of 'Light of Reason,' a permanent installation outside the Rose Art Museum, died May 10 at 69.
- Class of 2015: Senior reflectionsMay 8, 2015
Members of the Class of 2015 look back at their time at Brandeis.
- Michael Pizziferri '15 makes the right connectionsMay 8, 2015
After graduation, he will be the director of operations and global education programs at WorldBoston.
- Center for Jewish Film's Festival brings unique screenings to Boston areaApril 30, 2015
From April 30 to May 15, the festival will hold screenings and discussions around the city.
- Sarna unveils his new book on Lincoln's interactions with JewsApril 30, 2015
Jonathan Sarna examines President Lincoln's relationships with Jewish people with co-author Benjamin Shapell in their book, "Lincoln and the Jews: A History."
- Julieanna Richardson '76 building something special with 'The HistoryMakers'April 23, 2015
Alumna has collected 9,000 hours of interviews for the oral history project, which has teamed with Brandeis for a grant.
- David Kertzer, PhD'74, wins Pulitzer Prize for 'The Pope and Mussolini'April 22, 2015
For the second consecutive year, a Brandeis alumnus has won a Pulitzer Prize. This time, it was David Kertzer winning the Pulitzer Prize in biography for his book “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.”
- 'Find Your Light:' Festival of the Creative Arts to shine April 23 to 26April 16, 2015
Music, theater, comedy, dance and art will fill the campus for the annual event established by Leonard Bernstein.
- Sharing stories of war and struggle leads to new friendships April 14, 2015
Students working in the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry uncover previously unknown, first-hand accounts about living in the Soviet Union before and after World War II.
- Diamond gem: Varney notches 700th winApril 8, 2015
Baseball head coach Pete Varney earns his 700th win when the Judges beat Worcester State 7-2. His former players share their thoughts on lessons their coach taught them.
- 2015 Richman Fellow Julian Bond visits campusApril 6, 2015
The civil rights leader presents keynote address, meets with students and the Brandeis community in a series of campus events.
- Classmates make documentary on remarkable recovery of Tessa Venell '08April 6, 2015
Joshua Louis Simon ‘07 and Jeff Arak ‘07 have made a short film on Venell's recovery after a traumatic brain injury and have plans for more.
- Lincoln and the Jews: A story of mutual respectApril 2, 2015
Professor Jonathan Sarna's new book takes us back in time and reveals how one of the most celebrated presidents of all-time helped make Jews equals in American society.
- Milford Graves headlining first Brandeis Improv FestivalMarch 23, 2015
The festival will bring together improvisers from all walks of life. It runs from March 27 to 29.
- Civil rights leader Julian Bond to visit campus March 31 to April 2 as Richman FellowMarch 23, 2015
The former Georgia state senator and chairman of the NAACP will be part of a series of events around campus during his visit.
- Sorensen Fellows prepare for summer journeysMarch 20, 2015
The eight Brandeis undergraduates will participate in internships around the globe this summer.
- Ben Terris ’08 breaks story that leads to Illinois congressman’s resignationMarch 19, 2015
Terris' Washington Post story on Rep. Aaron Schock's lavish Capitol Hill office was the beginning of the end for the congressman, who announced his resignation this week.
- Lilith Magazine archives added to special collectionsMarch 13, 2015
The Jewish feminism magazine's archives have been acquired by the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections.
- Thomas Friedman ’75, H’88: Role of climate change overlooked in Middle East turmoilMarch 2, 2015
Thomas Friedman '75, H'88 said the “-ism” that will determine the Middle East’s future will be environmentalism, not radicalism or extremism, during a talk at Brandeis.
- Rose Art Museum receives significant donationMarch 2, 2015
Computer programmer and philanthropist Peter Norton has donated 41 works created by some of today’s leading contemporary artists to the museum.
- Legendary newsman Bob Simon '62 dies in car accidentFeb. 12, 2015
The Brandeis graduate and "60 Minutes" correspondent was widely recognized for his journalistic excellence and coverage of world events.
- Brandeis alumni and scholars win prestigious book awardsFeb. 11, 2015
- Students make another splash on the fashion sceneFeb. 10, 2015
Careers defined by red carpets and runways await two Brandeis students who have carved a unique niche in the fashion world.
- City Year founder tells his story at 'DEIS ImpactFeb. 6, 2015
Alan Khazei, who delivered the keynote address at the fourth annual 'Deis Impact, encouraged students to be determined in their pursuits of social justice.
- Jewish People’s Choice Awards honors Stein ’15, Nass ’14Feb. 4, 2015
- Alan Khazei to give keynote address at 2015 'DEIS ImpactJan. 22, 2015
The festival of social justice runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9.
- Brandeis celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and 'The King in Us All'Jan. 21, 2015
Roy DeBerry '70 was the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.
- Brandeis named a top 10 school for a sociology degreeJan. 7, 2015
- Catching up with Sheldon Best '08Jan. 5, 2015
Best's most recent appearance on the stage received critical acclaim. He answered questions on the acting life for BrandeisNOW.
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