Category: Student Life
- Priya DeBerry ’17 discovered community and opportunity at BrandeisApril 25, 2017
Priya DeBerry '17, a native of Brooklyn, New York, discovered a diverse mix of people and academic opportunities when she arrived at Brandeis and has made the most of every moment on campus.
- Brandeis faculty featured in National Center for Jewish Film's 2017 festivalApril 25, 2017
Film screenings and panel talks are being held across the Boston area as part of the National Center for Jewish Film’s 2017 festival from May 4 to 21, including discussions featuring Brandeis faculty and events sponsored by university departments.
- At Brandeis, Judges swimmer Edan Zitelny ’17 discovered family, athletic triumph and new perspectivesApril 25, 2017
Edan Zitelny '17 has made waves in and out of the swimming pool. A standout on the Judges swimming and diving team, he will graduate Brandeis in May and head off to medical school.
- Jake Greenberg '18 is mapping his future at BrandeisApril 14, 2017
The Environmental Studies and Business double major has developed a passion for building maps with geographic information systems.
- Video: Intercultural Center celebrates 25 yearsApril 14, 2017
The Intercultural Center will hold 25th anniversary festivities on April 28 and 29. In this video, current students describe the impact the center has had on them.
- Join hundreds of performers, visual artists at Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative ArtsApril 14, 2017
The theme for this year’s festival, which runs from April 27 to 30, is sustainability. Featured artists include Jennie C. Jones, BIG NAZO and Mystic Paper Beasts theater troupe.
- Marcelo Brociner '18 found his flow at BrandeisApril 7, 2017
Brociner, a Somerville, Mass. native, is an anthropology and international and global studies double major who is minoring in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation. He's also a budding hip-hop artist.
- Brandeis unites with peers to support lawsuit opposing travel banApril 4, 2017
A group of 31 schools filed a federal court brief arguing that the ban threatens the ability of U.S. universities to attract top talent. It urges that a previous court decision to block the ban be upheld.
- Michelle Banayan ’18 shines in storytelling and journalism at BrandeisApril 4, 2017
Michelle Banayan '18 has a passion for sharing stories — both visually and via written word — and has honed her craft of storytelling in her pursuit and study of journalism at Brandeis.
- Intercultural Center celebrates past, present and futureApril 4, 2017
The Intercultural Center marks its 25-year anniversary this April by welcoming back to campus many of its founding alumni leaders for a special celebration.
- Going the extra mileMarch 31, 2017
Saint Cyr Dimanche ’19, a native of the Central African Republic, is gearing up for his first Boston Marathon. The Myra Kraft Transition Year Program Scholar started distance running only three years ago, but getting up to speed quickly is something he is used to.
- At Brandeis, a symposium for black livesMarch 30, 2017
"Black Lives Matter: Local Movements, Global Futures" featured a series of teach-ins organized by students from courses taught by professors Chad Williams and Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman.
- Vineet Vishwanath ’18: Brandeis doesn’t mold you. It gives you the materials to mold yourself.March 28, 2017
Brandeis forced Vineet Vishwanath '18 to get out of his comfort zone, which he says has played a huge role in opening his mind to new ideas and adventures.
- Brandeis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects 99 new membersMarch 24, 2017
Of the new members, 91 come from the class of 2017 and 8 come from the class of 2018. They will be recognized in a ceremony on May 20 at 1:30 in Spingold Theater Center.
- Heather Spector '17 is ready to mix business with social responsibilityMarch 24, 2017
Spector, a business and computer science double major, talks about when she knew coming to Brandeis was the right choice, her favorite place on campus and more.
- Not a pretty picture: the climate-change threat faced by a small island nationMarch 23, 2017
The Tuvalu ambassador is at Brandeis to speak about climate change, which will all but eradicate his tiny island nation in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
- Beers ’17 uncovered a passion for health policy at BrandeisMarch 20, 2017
Mitchell Beers '17 felt right at home at Brandeis from the moment he first set foot on campus. Now a senior, Beers is looking to turn his academic pursuit of health policy into a lifelong career.
- Brandeis’ 10th Relay for Life raises more than $40k to fight cancerMarch 20, 2017
Brandeis students, faculty, staff and alumni came together at Relay for Life inside the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center to raise cancer awareness.
- Playing with DNA blocksMarch 9, 2017
Brandeis works with teachers to make science education more hands-on and enjoyable for kids.
- Scenes from the award-winning play 'Leveling Up'March 9, 2017
View a beautifully compiled array of photos from the opening of the award-winning play "Leveling Up" at the Spingold Theater at Brandeis.
- Spotlight on Science: Alex Mitchell '17March 8, 2017
The senior studies networks of neurons in the hope of one day creating a new type of robot.
- Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism's tireless work frees wrongfully convicted manMarch 7, 2017
The staff at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism worked for years to free George Perrot of a wrongful rape conviction.
- The Brandeis top five: Student spots in WalthamMarch 7, 2017
Brandeis students shared their top places to visit in Waltham for having fun, eating and spending time with friends.
- An act of discovery: The Brandeis theater thesisMarch 6, 2017
Since 2012, honors candidates in the Theater Arts Department have generated new plays for their senior thesis. They take extra classes, find professional mentors and collect source material in preparation for their productions, which tackle topics in fresh, experimental ways.
- Irie Gourde '17 is more than up to speedFeb. 27, 2017
Senior runner Irie Gourde '17 only walked on the Judges track and field team a few months ago, but is already delivering impressive results.
- Sisters' bond continues on the courtFeb. 16, 2017
Most of the varsity teams at Brandeis will tell you that they are like family. For two Judges on the women's basketball team, that relationship is not just figurative.
- The Brandeis Scientific MethodFeb. 13, 2017
- Yujie Jiang '17 is in perfect chemistry with BrandeisFeb. 10, 2017
Yujie Jiang '17 traveled halfway around the world from China to become part of the Brandeis community and has greatly enjoyed her time on campus since her arrival—from working in the chemistry laboratories to making lifelong friends and mentors.
- Brandeis joins other universities in opposing travel ban, supporting affected students and facultyFeb. 3, 2017
University community convenes to discuss changing immigration policy in the wake of presidential executive orders.
- A Q&A with Brandeis’ first Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall-VargasFeb. 1, 2017
Brandeis’ first chief diversity officer sat down with BrandeisNOW for a conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
- Sustainability fund opens door to more green innovation at BrandeisJan. 30, 2017
The Brandeis Sustainability Fund has enabled countless undergraduates to combine their creativity with their vision for a cleaner and more sustainable world.
- Call for applications: the 2017 Brenda Meehan Social Justice-in-Action GrantsJan. 27, 2017
- Brandeis Magazine winter issue on campus and onlineJan. 24, 2017
Be sure to pick up the latest edition of Brandeis Magazine for the inside scoop on President Ron Liebowitz's inauguration, as well as additional features and campus news.
- Midyear and transfer students arrive on campus to start their Brandeis journeysJan. 18, 2017
Brandeis was bustling as midyear and transfer students arrived on campus for move-in day and orientation.
- Meet our next Science Hall of Fame Member: Natsuko Nina Yamagata '17Jan. 18, 2017
Yamagata, a chemistry major in Bing Xu's lab, is looking for new ways to kill cancer cells.
- Brandeis unveils new dining options and changes for Spring 2017Jan. 18, 2017
- A day of service to celebrate Martin Luther KingJan. 9, 2017
The Brandeis community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day with a full slate of community service activities and workshops focusing on an array of subjects related to King's teachings.
- Advice for the incoming midyear classJan. 9, 2017
Sydney Derfel Sahasrabudhe ’17 offers up some of her recommendations for acclimating to campus life to incoming midyear students.
- Author Rebecca Walker headlines 'DEIS Impact 2017Jan. 6, 2017
The annual festival of social justice kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26, and Walker's keynote will be held on the 31st. Walker is a bestselling author and the founder of the Third Wave Fund for Social Justice.
- Whitfield reflects on living through and teaching American historyDec. 13, 2016
Brandeis professor Stephen Whitfield, PhD'72, embraced American Studies as the United States experienced wide-ranging social and cultural revolution.
- Students offer their tips for acing final examsDec. 6, 2016
With finals approaching, seven Brandeis students took a break from their schoolwork to share their study strategies.
- Cooking up a taste of home in Lower UsdanDec. 5, 2016
Brandeis Dining Services reached out to families for students’ favorite recipes and prepared them for a night of home cooking in Lower Usdan.
- New Science Hall of Fame inductee: Richard Haburcak '18Nov. 29, 2016
Only a junior, he has been a coauthor on six published papers, including one in which he's the first author. His success is the result of Brandeis' commitment to letting undergraduates participate in cutting-edge scientific research.
- Brandeis reaches campus sustainability milestone as initiatives continueNov. 28, 2016
A campus-wide effort to increase sustainability practices and conserve resources has resulted in Brandeis lowering its carbon footprint.
- Samantha Lakin '08 is helping to shed light on stories of victimsNov. 23, 2016
For the last four years, Lakin has worked in Rwanda, most recently researching local perspectives of symbolic justice in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide there.
- A historic weekend for Brandeis AthleticsNov. 21, 2016
Dramatic upsets send women's soccer to their first-ever NCAA Division III Final Four and men to their first since 1984.
- Brandeis community opens home and heart this ThanksgivingNov. 21, 2016
Faculty and staff members as well as alumni will host Brandeis community members from around the world at their homes this Thanksgiving.
- Watch: Brandeis students say 'Thanks' to parents, friends and familyNov. 18, 2016
In this video, Brandeis students offer a simple "Thank You" to their loved ones.
- Photos: Brandeis Theater Department presents 'Martyr'Nov. 17, 2016
The play, directed by Assistant Professor Dmitry Troyanovsky '98, ran from Nov. 17 to 20 at Spingold Theater Center.
- Waltham Group surpasses goal, collects more than 3,000 canned goods on HalloweenNov. 17, 2016
- Brandeis launches new carpooling program for faculty, staff and studentsNov. 15, 2016
- Brandeis production of 'Martyr' examines religious toleranceNov. 14, 2016
The play, directed by Assistant Professor Dmitry Troyanovsky '98, will run from Nov. 17 to 20 at Spingold Theater Center.
- View scenes from Ronald Liebowitz's inaugurationNov. 3, 2016
Brandeis' ninth presidential inauguration featured an orchestral and choral performance, inspiring addresses and an energetic crowd of students, alumni, faculty and staff.
- Watch: Benediction offered at Inauguration of Brandeis President Ronald LiebowitzNov. 3, 2016
To reflect the spiritual and religious diversity among Brandeis students, faculty and staff, individuals submitted a benediction or blessing to be shared at the Inauguration of Brandeis' ninth president, Ronald D. Liebowitz.
- Watch: Sights and sounds of inauguration day at BrandeisNov. 3, 2016
The entire Brandeis community came together to celebrate the inauguration of the university's ninth President, Ronald Liebowitz.
- Sam Vaghar ’08 turns social justice into social actionNov. 3, 2016
This alumnus is looking to find solutions to complex global issues by enlisting the help of America's intrepid and social justice-minded college students
- The latest Science Hall of Fame inductee: Amanda Shilton '18Nov. 2, 2016
The junior neuroscience major recently published a paper on Lou Gehrig's disease.
- How technology has changed the music industryNov. 1, 2016
Susan Dodes ’83, P’19, a professor of music industry studies, explains how new technology, like streaming services, have changed the importance of scoring a major record label deal. Dodes will be part of a panel discussion at Brandeis Nov. 10.
- Cameron Braz ’17 found a family at BrandeisOct. 31, 2016
Judges swimmer Cameron Braz '17 transferred to Brandeis after his first year in college and found success both in and out of the pool.
- A comic connection: Hugh Hefner and Lenny BruceOct. 28, 2016
A two-day conference on the legacy of Lenny Bruce was opened with a keynote address from Christie Hefner ’74.
- Brandeis celebrates official opening of Lenny Bruce collectionOct. 28, 2016
Brandeis President Ronald Liebowitz, Bruce's daughter, Kitty, and Christie Hefner ‘74 cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the collection.
- Waltham Group to trick-or-treat for canned goods on Halloween nightOct. 25, 2016
Students will go trick-or-treating for nonperishable food items in Waltham on Halloween, and members of the Brandeis community are asked to donate on campus as well.
- Get to know the newest member of the Lydian String QuartetOct. 24, 2016
Andrea Segar is the new first violinist for the quartet, which opens its 2016-17 season with a concert at Slosberg Music Center Oct. 29.
- Watch: Deborah Lipstadt discusses "Denial" with Errol Morris at BrandeisOct. 14, 2016
Deborah Lipstadt, MA'72, PhD'76, was presented the Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award in a ceremony followed by a screening of the film "Denial," based on her legal battle against Holocaust denier David Irving.
- 50 Years of Service: The Waltham Group at Brandeis UniversityOct. 13, 2016
View a video highlighting Brandeis' Waltham Group, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary for continuing to be an embodiment of the university's commitment to social justice.
- Brandeis community comes together to "Break the Fast"Oct. 13, 2016
The Brandeis community marked the end of Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement — by coming together on the Great Lawn to socialize and enjoy a feast.
- Hundreds of alumni return to campus for Homecoming 2016Oct. 10, 2016
Members of the Brandeis family of all ages flocked back to campus to connect with their friends, mentors and old stomping grounds.
- Alumni gather to celebrate Waltham Group's 50th anniversaryOct. 10, 2016
President Ron Liebowitz, Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy and the founders of Waltham Group spoke at a gala event during Homecoming 2016.
- Waltham Group set to celebrate 50th anniversaryOct. 4, 2016
Leading up to this weekend's celebration, former volunteers and coordinators were asked to send in their memories of the Waltham Group. Take a look at what they had to say.
- Rape Crisis Center launches resource guide for studentsSept. 29, 2016
- Musician and composer Sandeep Das comes to Brandeis for concert and residencySept. 27, 2016
MusicUnitesUS brings Das, a Grammy-nominated tabla player, to campus for a residency from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 that culminates with a concert at Slosberg Music Center.
- Deborah Lipstadt, MA'72, PhD'76, honored with Alumni Achievement AwardSept. 23, 2016
The Holocaust historian received the award prior to a screening of “Denial,” a film based on her legal battle against Holocaust denier David Irving.
- WOW fellow helps refugees find a new beginningSept. 21, 2016
Emilie Kahn-Boesel ’18 interned this summer at the International Institute of New England, where she helped refugees from around the world start new lives in the United States.
- Alumnus, foundation make gifts in support of vibrant Hillel at BrandeisSept. 20, 2016
Challenge grants will assist Brandeis Hillel in its mission to support Jewish life on campus.
- Leading Holocaust historian to receive Alumni Achievement AwardSept. 19, 2016
Deborah Lipstadt, MA’72, PhD’76, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Holocaust, will return to Brandeis on Sept. 22 for a special screening of “Denial,” and a talk-back after the movie with filmmaker Errol Morris.
- New faculty arrive on Brandeis campusSept. 16, 2016
A total of 19 new faculty members and visiting professors have been welcomed to the Brandeis campus this fall.
- Max Parish '16 was inspired to advocacy by Waltham Group serviceSept. 15, 2016
Parish had his eyes opened to the struggles of homeless people, and now serves on the board of directors for the Community Day Center of Waltham.
- Two alumnae carve a niche in the pop culture worldSept. 14, 2016
Meet Rose Del Vecchio '14 and Jenny Cheng '14, who channeled their love of pop culture and comic books to team up and launch a business that empowers women.
- Lopez seeks to strengthen cultural ties as ICC directorSept. 13, 2016
The Intercultural Center, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the current academic year, is welcoming a new permanent director.
- It’s a wrap: bubble soccer at BrandeisSept. 12, 2016
A number of Brandeis students converged at Gordon Field and had a go at tackling the world's most popular sport in a fun and inventive new way.
- Photos: Rose Art Museum’s fall season features Sarah Sze, David Shrigley and moreSept. 6, 2016
The Rose celebrated its fall opening on Sept. 10. Get a peek at the exhibitions.
- The Waltham Group is close to home for Herlyne Das '18Sept. 6, 2016
A Waltham native, Das is a volunteer and coordinator for the Waltham Group’s Tutoring in Public Schools program. The Waltham Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
- Lurie Institute for Disability Policy spotlights healthcare inequities for women with intellectual disabilitiesAug. 30, 2016
Research by Heller School faculty and students shows that a large percentage of women with disabilities are not getting the cancer screenings they need.
- 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.
- Brandeis extends warm welcome to Class of 2020Aug. 23, 2016
Brandeis welcome 845 first-years and 56 transfers to campus for Move-in Day and the start of New Undergraduate Student Orientation
- WATCH: Brandeis Move-in Day and Orientation 2016 by the numbersAug. 23, 2016
Get the inside scoop on the Class of 2020 along with some sights and sounds from Move-in Day 2016 and the start of New Undergraduate Student Orientation.
- Brandeis welcomes Class of 2020 for new undergraduate student orientationAug. 19, 2016
First-years from around the country and world will flock to Brandeis for the start of their collegiate journeys
- 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!
- Students cook up a mobile app to help you connect to your inner chefAug. 8, 2016
Justice Brandeis Semester students created "Chef's Assistant" a mobile application that offers a database of 330,000 recipes with voice-activated instructions on how to cook them.
- Opportunity knocked for Midyear Andrew Child '19 Aug. 3, 2016
While traditional first-years were getting acclimated to college life last fall, Child was busy founding Artists from Suburbia, a local theater initiative in his hometown of East Bridgewater, Mass.
- Kriegsman ’11 takes flight, in the cockpit and beyondAug. 2, 2016
The Brandeis alumnus helped start the aviation club at his alma mater and is new looking to take his love to fly to new heights – literally.
- Bruce Magid to step down as dean of Brandeis International Business SchoolJuly 27, 2016
Magid, who has served as dean since 2007, will step down in August to join a British-based global education company.
- Judges soccer players Hernandez and Ocel star for FC BostonJuly 19, 2016
Two Brandeis soccer team members are sharpening their skills this summer by playing in the Professional Development League alongside former Major League Soccer stars.
- 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.
- Brandeis Magazine summer issue on campus and onlineJuly 13, 2016
Dig into Commencement and Reunion coverage, science stories, arts and culture news, and more in the latest issue of Brandeis Magazine.
- 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
- Cuban musician builds ties with Brandeis by playing her violinJune 29, 2016
Cuban violinist Paula Ochoa came to Brandeis for one week to participate in the Bach Unaccompanied Violin workshop at the invitation of music professor Daniel Stepner.
- Five outstanding sophomores win Giumette AwardsJune 6, 2016
Sophomores Mya Goodman ‘18, Jake Greenberg ‘18, Zachary Kasdin ‘18, Tova Perlman ‘18 and Xinyue Wang ‘18 have been awarded this year’s Giumette Academic Achievement Award.
- Celebrating Louis’ ascension to the court – 100 years laterJune 1, 2016
Brandeis University is celebrating its namesake's confirmation to the Supreme Court as well as his long-lasting legacy to society and law.
- 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.
- World of Work program funds career explorationMay 31, 2016
The World of Work (WOW) program offers highly competitive fellowships that pay stipends to Brandeis students who pursue valuable but unpaid summer internships.
- Naveed Noormal, Heller MA'16, speaks at Brandeis CommencementMay 24, 2016
- Interim President Lisa Lynch's remarks at Brandeis CommencementMay 23, 2016
- Joel Burt Miller '16 speaks at Brandeis CommencementMay 23, 2016
- Video: Brandeis Commencement 2016May 23, 2016
The sights and sounds of Brandeis University's 65th Commencement Exercises.
- Watch Nyah Macklin '16 electrify Commencement crowd with national anthemMay 23, 2016
Macklin's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" received a standing ovation from audience in Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.
- Mortarboard madness: Brandeis class of 2016 topped off in styleMay 23, 2016
The newest Brandeis alumni added some personal flair to their commencement regalia.
- Snapshots from Commencement 2016May 22, 2016
What was on the graduates' and parents' minds as the day's events unfolded.
- #BrandeisGrad: In their own wordsMay 22, 2016
Witty decorated caps, graduation selfies and lots of smiling faces filled social media during commencement
- Agnieszka Holland tells graduates about the beauty of blending history and filmMay 22, 2016
During a question-and-answer session at the Department of History's diploma ceremony, the distinguished filmmaker spoke about film's role in preserving history.
- Jack Whitten: 'My paintings teach me how to live'May 22, 2016
Brandeis announces the acquisition of an artwork by the painter at a talk discussing his career with Rose Art Museum leaders.
- Put your mind to workMay 19, 2016
Brandeis IBS professor and alumnus urges newest graduates to use both theory and practice to change the world.
- Alumnus Len Asper '86 to speak at 2016 International Business School diploma ceremonyMay 17, 2016
- Seniors look back at their favorite aspects of BrandeisMay 17, 2016
BrandeisNOW caught up with 10 graduating seniors to get the low-down on what they'll miss most after they graduate.
- Fashionista Fallon Rosen ’16 lands Ralph Lauren gigMay 16, 2016
After combining her love of fashion with her sociology studies, this Brandeis senior is set to start her career working for one of the world's top brands
- Brandeis Athletics announce the 2016 departmental award winnersMay 9, 2016
A number of Judges student-athletes were honored at this year's annual Brandeis Athletics Awards Brunch on May 4
- 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.
- Message to overstressed students: It's okay to sleep during finalsMay 3, 2016
Research suggests it's better to hit the hay than pull an all-nighter.
- 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.
- Louis Brandeis statue enlivens campusApril 28, 2016
Robert Berks' sculpture of Louis D. Brandeis is a campus landmark that serves to remind the university community about its namesake's commitment to law and social justice.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Urann Chan ’16April 27, 2016
Hands-on laboratory experience and faculty mentoring has nurtured Urann Chan's love of science.
- Undergraduates, PhD candidate and recent alum win Fulbright grantsApril 26, 2016
Six Brandeisians have been awarded grants from the prestigious program and will assist in teaching English to non-native English speakers at posts around the world for a year.
- 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.
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