Division of Science Newsletter
The Division of Science e-newsletter was created in the summer of 2016 in order to keep alumni up-to-date about the Division's research, events, transitions and other news. It is distributed to alumni semi-annually.
Highlights: The Summer 2022 newsletter discussed the retirement of several Division of Science faculty members, announced the upcoming SciFest XI poster session, and listed the statistics from the graduating Division of Science students that were part of 71st Brandeis commencement.
Winter 2022Highlights: This newsletter featured updates from the Division of Science including new publications, faculty awards and alumni news from Summer 2021 to December 2021.
Spring 2021Highlights: This newsletter was the first for Bulbul Chakraborty, the new Head of the Division of Science and the Ancell Chair of Physics. Items included: the approval for the development of a new Engineering program, ongoing DEI efforts and an update on 2021 summer undergraduate research
Fall 2020Highlights: In his final newsletter, John Wardle, former Head of the Division of Science said farewell and introduced the new leader of the Division, Bulbul Chakraborty, the Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics. Items included: MRSEC's $18 million NSF grant, COVID research, awards, transitions and new hires.
Highlights: The Spring 2020 newsletter focused on COVID's impact on the Brandeis campus and students. Items included: the research into the virus by three faculty members, a Psychology professor work on how Brandeis students were coping with virus-related stress, and the assistance of several Biology faculty members in the development of a COVID-19 teaching tool.
Highlights: Information about SciFest IX (August 2019) and descriptions of research papers from Olivier Bernardi (Mathematics) and Shantanu Jadhav (Neuroscience). Bjoern Pennings (Physics) work with the Sanford Underground Facility was discussed. Faculty and undergraduate awards were noted. Faculty passings from 2019 and new hires were listed.
Highlights: Karen Uhlenbeck, Brandeis alumna, received the Abel Prize in Mathematics. A profile of the Volen Center as it turns 25. John Wardle and the EHT project. James Pustejovsky uses AI to index WGBH productions. The "Magnify the Mind" funding effort begins. Research papers from Chemsitry, Neuroscience, and Biology are discussed. Science faculty received multiple awards.
Highlights: Seven new faculty hires in Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Mathematics department created a new major (Applied Mathematics). Brandeis received a $1 million grant from HHMI. Research papers from Seth Fraden (Physics), Suzanne Paradis and Stephen Van Hooser (Biology), Matthew Headrick (Physics) and Judith Herzfeld (Chemistry) were discussed. Awards were noted.
Highlights: Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall received the Nobel Prize, Marcelle Soares-Santos (Physics) research is discussed, Gina Turrigiano and Leslie Griffith named AAAS Fellows, John Lisman and Carolyn Cohen's passings are noted. Research papers from the Avital Rodal lab (Biology), the Shantanu Jadhav lab (Neuroscience) and Zebrowitz Face Recognition lab (Psychology) were discussed. Awards and transitions were also included.
Summer 2017Highlights: Research papers from the Paul Garrity (Biology), Bulbul Chakraborty (Physics), Robert Sekuler (Neuroscience) and Tim Hickey (Computer Science) labs were discussed. Papers from an undergraduate student and post-doctoral researcher were noted. Faculty promotions, new hires, and retirements were listed. Events and awards were included.
Highlights: Recent research papers from Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology labs. James Pustejovsky (Computer Science) received a large grant from the Mellon Foundation. Irving Epstein (Chemistry) was named a AAAS Fellow. The newsletter includedd a profile of the Ashton Graybiel Lab. Recent grants and awards for the Division of Science were also listed.
Highlights: Inaugural issue of the Division of Science newsletter. Topics included Eve Marder's Kavli Prize, Chris Miller's "Millerpooloza" event, and a student profile of REU students working in Brandeis labs over the summer. Awards and grants were listed.