- Progress in the fight against ALSAug. 29, 2016
A Brandeis researcher found and fixed an abnormality in flies' nervous system, restoring their ability to crawl. Understanding what goes wrong inside nerve cells could have implications for human disease.
- The 2016 DEIS scholars join the Brandeis campus Aug. 29, 2016
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) launched the Diversity, Excellence and Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS), an award that enables five students from non-traditional backgrounds to pursue a master’s degree at Brandeis.
- SciFest VI: A celebration of undergraduate summer research Aug. 16, 2016
Others may head to the beach or go on vacation, but these students spent July in a lab, doing cutting-edge science. Find out what some of them discovered!
- Financial stress takes a toll on appearanceJuly 27, 2016
It's hard enough having to worry about how you're going to pay the bills or afford retirement. Now a new study says worrying about money can actually affect your looks.
- Students work with scientists to study air quality in black hair salonsJuly 15, 2016
Brandeis undergraduates presented their findings on the air quality in black hair salons at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Houston.
- Why do you like certain music?July 14, 2016
A study in the journal "Nature" offers new insight into how our aesthetic taste in music develops.
- Millerpalooza!July 12, 2016
A two-day celebration of the research — and overall wackiness — of professor of biochemistry Chris Miller.
- What the heck are seagulls doing in Paris?July 7, 2016
On a recent trip to the City of Light, biologist James Morris pondered the evolutionary forces that brought these birds from the ocean to the city.
- Brandeis students tap their programming prowess to build apps in two monthsJune 30, 2016
Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching Daniel Langenthal is helping 24 students work together to make their ideas for mobile apps come to life
- PhD recipient reads stress in subjects' facesJune 20, 2016
- Charleston, one year later: Prof. Chad Williams looks back on the tragedyJune 14, 2016
Williams started the hashtag #CharlestonSyllabus and has since co-edited a book offering historical context for the shootings.
- Tributes to biologist Eve Marder '69June 7, 2016
In the wake of a major scientific award, her colleagues offer praise and insight into her accomplishments.
- Brandeis neuroscientist Eve Marder '69 awarded prestigious Kavli PrizeJune 2, 2016
The biennial prize for scientific innovation cites Marder’s research in mechanisms of modulation of nervous system function.
- Brandeis professors go to the head of the class with new learning methodsMay 31, 2016
Professors and graduate students came together with educational non-profit leaders during the Celebration for Teaching and Learning at Brandeis to discuss and refine their teaching methods.
- Brandeis goes to the Large Hadron ColliderMay 17, 2016
The experimental high energy physics group is back in Switzerland searching for mysterious subatomic particles. If they succeed, it will change our understanding of the universe forever.
- Introducing the Redoora!May 11, 2016
How three students used a shark-sucking fish to build a better doorstop.
- Liset Hernandez '16 gives her sister a voiceMay 9, 2016
Venice, California native Liset Hernandez '16 is driven to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs by influencing disability policy.
- Researchers part of prestigious Simons Foundation projectsMay 4, 2016
The two scientists will investigate some of the biggest mysteries in math and physics.
- Brandeis Inside-Out: Madeline Engeler '16April 29, 2016
The biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy double-major has spent her time at Brandeis researching head and brain trauma.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Urann Chan ’16April 27, 2016
Hands-on laboratory experience and faculty mentoring has nurtured Urann Chan's love of science.
- Brandeis honors three professors with teaching awardsApril 26, 2016
Arts and Sciences presented the Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, the Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching, and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Felix Liu Ku ’15, MA’16April 15, 2016
Felix Liu Ku fell in love with Brandeis for its eclectic and friendly campus, as well as for the endless opportunities available to students in the fields of business and economics.
- The HistoryMakers partners with Brandeis to modernize video archive of African-American experience April 11, 2016
A $725,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help modernize the HistoryMakers' digital archive.
- Student researchers search for the truth to set the wrongfully convicted freeApril 11, 2016
Brandeis students have worked together over the years at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism to help exonerate two wrongfully convicted men
- Brandeis names American Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, University ProfessorApril 8, 2016
Sarna, a leading expert in the field of American Jewish history and the author or co-author of more than 30 books, is set to receive one of Brandeis' highest honors.
- The right team to overturn wrongful convictionsApril 8, 2016
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism enlists the help of Brandeis students and a team of dedicated staff with expertise in a variety of subject areas to shine a light on injustices.
- SPARK Competition Highlights Diverse Innovation at BrandeisApril 6, 2016
2016 campus winners announced
- Food Tank offers food for thoughtMarch 29, 2016
Students, faculty and staff come together for month-long think tank on making food production and consumption more sustainable.
- Towards a new theory of sleepMarch 25, 2016
Research in the lab of neurobiologist Gina Turrigiano shines new light on what goes on in the brain when we're not awake.
- How Brussels' Molenbeek district became a jihadist hotbedMarch 24, 2016
Brandeis Prof. Jytte Klausen explains how a section of Brussels has developed a reputation as home to terrorists.
- Tapping into local food sources, turning off power and tuning into sustainability March 8, 2016
The Brandeis community is rallying to increase campus sustainability by continuing the conversation on providing more locally sourced food for students and with ongoing initiatives to reduce electricity use in buildings.
- Mirsky’s book nominated for prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish LiteratureMarch 7, 2016
- A small treasure of Georgia O'Keeffe items in Brandeis archivesMarch 1, 2016
Professor Nancy Scott reviewed some of the items while researching her new book on the iconic painter.
- Take Our Battle of the Verdun QuizFeb. 29, 2016
To mark the centenary of the Battle of Verdun during World War I, we've posted this quiz testing your knowledge of one of the West's greatest military conflicts. Based on the book "Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War," by Brandeis professor of history Paul Jankowski.
- Experts and students discuss campus climate policyFeb. 26, 2016
Brandeis continued the discussion on climate change policy when it invited students, faculty and leading experts in environmental science to discuss divestment and greening the campus.
- Alleged anti-Semitism at Oxford condemned by Jonathan SarnaFeb. 23, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna ’75, MA’75, an expert on American Jewish history, weighs in on reports from across the country and globe regarding the alleged rise of anti-semitism on college campuses.
- Brandeis’ Schuster Institute helps free another wrongfully convicted manFeb. 12, 2016
George Perrot spent 30 years in prison on a break-in and rape conviction. Five years after the Schuster Institute took on his case, Perrot was freed from prison, the second wrongfully convicted person its investigative journalists and legal team have helped free in the past seven months.
- How health systems respond to ZikaFeb. 11, 2016
Diana Bowser of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management explains how health systems respond to outbreaks like Zika virus.
- Louis Brandeis hiding in plain sight, on the campus that adopted his nameFeb. 9, 2016
Archives and Special Collections staff at Brandeis maintain one of the most significant collections of Louis D. Brandeis' personal items in the world, and present it for the university to see.
- American Jewish Historical Society honors SarnaFeb. 3, 2016
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna is being presented the Lee Max Friedman award for his writings on American Jewish history on June 20 in New York City.
- Has the economy lost its influence on Turkey’s foreign policy?Feb. 2, 2016
Nader Habibi, the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East, comments on the rise of Turkey as a trading state and the country's economic and diplomatic relations with its Middle Eastern neighbors in the wake of the Arab Spring.
- Carina Ray’s scholarship was sparked by her personal experiencesFeb. 1, 2016
The newest African and Afro-American Studies professor will begin teaching courses at Brandeis next semester.
- Timeline offers intimate peek into Louis Brandeis’ Supreme Court appointmentJan. 26, 2016
As the university prepares for the 100th anniversary celebration of Louis Brandeis' nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court, Professor Daniel Breen and his students have compiled a number of the Justice's personal items into a timeline that will unfold during the spring semester.
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences launches Diversity, Excellence and Inclusion ScholarshipJan. 25, 2016
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has established the Diversity, Excellence, and Inclusion Scholarship to make graduate studies a reality for students who are often overlooked in traditional admissions processes.
- How student debt impacts the racial wealth gapJan. 20, 2016
Heller School’s Thomas Shapiro reports that findings from the latest Racial Wealth Audit highlighted the racial disparities that exist in student borrowing and how student debt impacts the racial wealth gap among young households.
- Lynch outlines workplace-training needs in the ‘new economy’ at international economics meetingJan. 15, 2016
Interim President Lisa Lynch shared her insights on how technological advances, globalization, an aging workforce and changing work organization are changing the skills workers need to do their jobs.
- DNA dumpster divingJan. 12, 2016
What others see as junk in our genome, biologist Nelson Lau views as diamonds in the rough. He's pursuing a transformation of how we think about the human genome.
- America, its public debt and the world economyJan. 7, 2016
George Hall, the chair of the economics department and the Fred C. Hecht Professor of Economics, sits down with BrandeisNOW to discuss America's current debt and what the future could have in store for the global community.
- BIMA, Genesis programs receive grant to support development of teacher training and curriculaJan. 7, 2016
The Covenant Foundation has given Brandeis a $20,000 grant aimed at supporting new Jewish teaching initiatives for one year
- David Engerman elected president of Society for Historians of American Foreign RelationsJan. 6, 2016
David C. Engerman, the Ottilie Springer Professor of History and chair of the department of history, has been elected president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
- Heller School partners with Harvard to address substance abuse in the U.S.Dec. 21, 2015
Brandeis and Harvard use a $3.6 million National Institute on Drug Abuse grant to establish a center focused on reducing the substance use problem in the U.S.
- Coffee flour offers a potentially healthier way of enjoying javaDec. 11, 2015
Research shows that coffee is good for you. What if there was a way to make it even better?
- Peering inside the brains of football playersDec. 9, 2015
Madeline Engeler ’16 began researching concussions after she suffered a blow to her head while playing volleyball. What she found sheds new light on brain injuries suffered by athletes.
- Targoff honored by Modern Language Association of AmericaDec. 4, 2015
Brandeis' director of the Mandel Center for the Humanities earns honorable mention for her book on posthumous love's portrayal in English poetry.
- Rosenstiel Award given to biologist Yoshinori OhsumiDec. 3, 2015
Yoshinori Ohsumi, a world expert on autophagy, an adaptive mechanism of cells where they rid themselves of certain parts, will be honored with the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research this April.
- 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.
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