- Roundtable addresses American Jewish community disengagement, offers solutionsNov. 23, 2015
Seven Brandeis professors and scholars shared their perspectives on the vitality of American Jewish faith, life and culture during a public discussion of a study — and a response to the study — that suggests the American Jewish community is becoming increasingly less engaged.
- Heller School researchers explain the Family and Medical Leave Act, and where it falls shortNov. 19, 2015
Only about 60 percent of all workers, and 40 percent of Hispanic parents, are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to researchers from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
- Talking heads: what toilets and sewers tell us about ancient Roman sanitationNov. 19, 2015
In recognition of the United Nations declaring Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies, writes in The Conversation that ancient Romans' sense of cleanliness and privacy around bathroom matters differs greatly from contemporary standards.
- Kevin Dupont ’16 has made the world his classroomNov. 16, 2015
After working for United Nations while studying abroad and traveling to Asia, Africa and Europe to study social media around the world, this Brandeis senior has truly global roots.
- Tending the congressional flock: Study examines House and Senate chaplain prayersNov. 13, 2015
Professor Wendy Cadge studied prayers by congressional chaplains and found they were more likely to ask for something of God than to give thanks.
- Shining a ‘Spotlight’ on the need for investigative journalismNov. 12, 2015
Brandeis screened the critically acclaimed film about the sex abuse scandal that rocked the Boston Archdiocese and hosted the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters for a panel discussion.
- Innovation Showcase celebrates discovery, entrepreneurial spiritNov. 9, 2015
Nearly 200 Brandeis students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as area business leaders, participated in the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center’s first-ever Brandeis Innovation Showcase on Nov. 3.
- Michael Walzer ’56 argues for states to include all communitiesNov. 4, 2015
In a lecture that examined socialism, nationalism and the Jewish state, Michael Walzer offered his thoughts on the obligations of a state toward the people living within its borders.
- Brandeis biologist Eve Marder '69: My life as a scientistNov. 2, 2015
Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, explains what drew her to science in a lengthy profile story in The Scientist.
- Koloski-Ostrow to be honored nationally for contributions to archaeological educationNov. 2, 2015
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies at Brandeis and co-director of the graduate MA program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
- Brandeis-Hampton partnership to promote diversity in the sciencesOct. 27, 2015
The new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, will encourage more opportunities for under-represented candidates in research science fields.
- How many senses do humans really have?Oct. 21, 2015
In a paper published in Current Biology, Don Katz reports research findings that further underscores the interdependence of smell and taste.
- Stephen Quake, pioneering bioengineer, to receive Gabbay AwardOct. 20, 2015
Stanford University's Stephen Quake, a world-renowned expert in microfluidics, will be honored with the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine at Brandeis today, Oct. 20.
- Brandeis Re:Joyces for Joyce Antler '63, a historian, activist, mentor and friendOct. 20, 2015
Joyce Antler's colleagues and students gathered for a weekend-long symposium to honor her life's work as a cultural historian, feminist and mentor.
- New faculty bring wide array of expertise to labs, classroomsOct. 14, 2015
Brandeis welcomed a robust group of scholars to campus this fall, one of the largest group of tenure-eligible faculty appointments in recent years.
- Echavarria, Graves shine the spotlight on an imperfect criminal justice systemOct. 13, 2015
Florence Graves and the students and staff of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism spent years working to free Angel Echavarria from a wrongful murder conviction. Graves recently spoke to Waltham High School students about his case.
- Lachman to Receive GSA’s 2015 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology AwardOct. 2, 2015
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Margie E. Lachman, PhD, of Brandeis University as the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award.
- Brandeis students digging up Concord’s hidden historySept. 29, 2015
Professors offer their students a chance to get down and dirty at an archaeological dig site that seeks to uncover clues about a farm’s former inhabitants, from Native Americans to German prisoners of war.
- Studying abroad prepares students to be world citizensSept. 29, 2015
At the Office of Study Abroad's annual fair, students had the opportunity to learn about various academic programs around the world that promise to further enrich their four years of college.
- Pairs of galactic supermassive black holes more rare than estimatedSept. 25, 2015
A study led by Brandeis researchers suggests that galactic supermassive black hole pairs, which may be a prime source of gravitational waves, are more rare than previously estimated. Predicted by Albert Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, gravitational waves are considered the next great frontier in astrophysics.
- Researchers discover structure of fluoride-specific ion channelSept. 21, 2015
Researchers at Brandeis and the University of Oxford have determined the structure of a fluoride-specific ion channel from the Bordetella pertussis bacteria called Bpe. The details provide important insight into how Bpe exports fluoride out of the cell. It also may suggest an approach to trap fluoride inside cavity-causing bacteria.
- 3-D learning channels the senses in Brandeis classroomsSept. 16, 2015
Brandeis professors from a wide array of academic disciplines — from the sciences, to the arts to the classical studies — are using 3-D printing technology to help their students learn in new and engaging ways.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Catch of the day: Fishing for research data at the Museum of ScienceAug. 24, 2015
Researchers from Brandeis recently used a computer game to collect data at the museum.
- 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.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act: 25 years laterJuly 23, 2015
Professor Susan Parish of the Heller School for social policy and management offers her thoughts on the positive outcomes from the ADA as well as areas in which the law could be improved.
- A global salute to Irving Epstein, a ‘founding father of chaos’July 21, 2015
Scientists from around the world convened at Brandeis for IrvFest 2015, a day to celebrate Epstein and to share stories about working with him in his lab, as a collaborator or as a mentee.
- Is Puerto Rico the next Greece?July 17, 2015
Are financial crises contagious? IBS professor Daniel Bergstresser weighs in to discuss the current debt crisis in Puerto Rico, as well as its effect on American households and the municipal bond market.
- Brandeis names Hackett vice provost for researchJuly 16, 2015
Edward Hackett will be responsible for promoting faculty and student research, identifying funding streams and opportunities, and helping oversee research ethics and integrity, and regulatory compliance.
- SPROUT program distributes $50,000 in grants for innovative researchJuly 7, 2015
The program attracted a group of applicants with a diverse range of lab-based innovations
- New rooftop farm showcases Brandeis’ green thumbJuly 2, 2015
Students have made the campus greener by revitalizing a former tired space on the science library's roof by installing a farm, which will offer fresh produce and environmental benefits.
- 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
- David Hackett Fischer wins Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime AchievementJune 30, 2015
The award recognizes Fischer's contributions to enriching the understanding of military history
- #CharlestonSyllabus raises the conversation on shootingsJune 24, 2015
Brandeis Prof. Chad Williams created the hashtag to crowdsource books, films and educational materials to serve as a basis for an informed conversation on the shootings.
- Geopolitics of oil production and its environmental and economic impactJune 23, 2015
Brandeis IBS' John Ballantine sits down with BrandeisNOW to discuss the evolving worldwide oil market and what the American consumer can expect in the months to come.
- David Ellenson to lead the Schusterman Center for Israel StudiesJune 22, 2015
Ellenson, an internationally renowned scholar of modern Judaism and academic leader, to begin serving as acting director of the center July 1.
- Racial and caste oppression have many similaritiesJune 22, 2015
The Heller School's Raj Sampath writes in The Conversation that in studying racial inequality in America and caste inequality in India, the story of one struggle for social justice can illuminate the pitfalls and prospects of success of another.
- Vivek Vimal’s rotating world June 18, 2015
Vimal’s path to his doctorate has been indirect but quite informative.
- 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.
- Study: Brandeis PhD in History program among most prestigiousJune 4, 2015
The program is among the best at producing tenure-track faculty.
- Ready for a smashing success June 3, 2015
Researchers at CERN began recording data from the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved on Earth, and began a new set of experiments that will shed light on a new realm of physics. We spoke with Gabriella Sciolla about the restart and the frontier of physics.
- Brandeis names Irving R. Epstein interim provostMay 28, 2015
Irving R. Epstein, who has served in a number of senior leadership positions at Brandeis, will become interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1.
- Kathryn Graddy: Putting a value on stolen artMay 27, 2015
Boston's latest case of missing art begs the question: does stolen artwork gain value once it's found? Brandeis International Business School professor and art auction expert Kathryn Graddy sits down with BrandeisNOW to help answer that question.
- 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.
- Bateman wins Rabb School Outstanding Teacher AwardMay 20, 2015
Leanne Bateman, the academic program chair for the Project and Program Management and Strategic Analytics programs, has been the given this year's Rabb Outstanding Teacher Award and a $1,000 prize.
- Senior faculty research leaves awardedMay 20, 2015
Brandeis has awarded research leaves to four senior faculty members, providing them a semester free of teaching responsibilities and enabling them to focus on a scholarly or creative project.
- 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.
- Arts and Sciences honors four faculty membersMay 14, 2015
Eva Bellin, Isaac Krauss, Jennifer Cleary and Jané Kondev have all been honored by the School of Arts and Sciences with annually given faculty awards.
- Tavares hopes her path to becoming a college graduate inspires others May 12, 2015
After immigrating to the U.S. from Cape Verde at age 15, Lara Tavares '15 will graduate from Brandeis on May 17 and has her sights set on closing the nation's education gap.
- Researchers identify potential cause of schizophrenic symptomsMay 7, 2015
Schizophrenia affects millions of people worldwide but the cause of its wide-ranging symptoms remains largely unknown. Brandeis researchers believe they have discovered an abnormality in the schizophrenic brain that could be responsible for many of the disease’s symptoms and could provide a drug target for therapeutic treatments.
- 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.
- Donahue honored, awarded research and teaching grantApril 14, 2015
- 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.
- We Are Brandeis Science: Hannah HerdeApril 9, 2015
There is no rule that says scientists have to look or act a certain way. They come from all different backgrounds and have all different interests. Who are the young researchers behind the groundbreaking research at Brandeis University? We Are Brandeis Science aims to find out.
- World Health Day: Serving up food safetyApril 7, 2015
The Heller School's Theodore Johnson discusses worldwide food safety and public health issues and the need for greater action.
- Discovery in Action: The Chakraborty LabApril 3, 2015
Professor Bulbul Chakraborty and her team are developing the first theoretical framework to predict how assemblies of macroscopic objects — like sand, snow and grains — behave. The research has important implications for energy and agriculture, and for designing avalanche prevention systems.
- 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.
- An online odyssey to better understand the BibleMarch 30, 2015
Marc Brettler eyes greater Biblical literacy among the public through his contributions to Bible Odyssey, an online source for academic perspectives on one of the most important books ever assembled.
- Chill out! You control your stress response March 18, 2015
Think midterms are stressful? Try being chased by a lion. In a new study, Brandeis researchers discovered that humans can, to some extent, control our genetic response to stress by moderating how we perceive it.
- 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.
- Stanford neuroscientist to be honored with Pepose AwardMarch 12, 2015
William T. Newsome, whose pioneering research has helped scientists better understand the connection between visual perception and visually guided behavior, will receive the sixth annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences on March 18.
- Young visionaries build life-improving creations with 3D printersMarch 10, 2015
Students from numerous universities across the northeast flocked to Brandeis for a 24-hour, 3D printing competition.
- Science friction: This basic force can unlock futuristic technologies March 5, 2015
Professor Zvonimir Dogic explored friction at the microscopic level and discovered that the force is much stronger than previously thought. The discovery is an important step toward understanding the physics of the cellular and molecular world and designing the next generation of microscopic and nanotechnologies.
- Sparking ideas and sprouting solutionsMarch 3, 2015
SPARK, a new initiative created by the Brandeis University Virtual Incubator Program, is offering $50,000 to help bring ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to life. Preliminary proposals are due by Friday, March 6, 2015.
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