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Members of the Generation One board pose for a photo. Left to right: Rebecah Kennedy, Ngawang Tridytsang, Yuyao Shi, Mia Park, Justine Sarkodie, and Marco Ferral HernandezMembers of the Generation One board pose for a photo. Left to right: Rebecah Kennedy, Ngawang Tridytsang, Yuyao Shi, Mia Park, Justine Sarkodie, and Marco Ferral Hernandez

URCC Undergraduate Peer Research Mentor Srishti Nautiyal ’23 dicusses her experience with Generation One, the academic services program for students who are the first in their family to attend college. Read more in BrandeisNow.

After collecting samples, Maya Levisohn '23 analyzed her findings within the lab at NASA.

After collecting samples, Maya Levisohn '23 analyzed her findings within the lab at NASA.

October 3, 2022

Maya Levisohn ’23 spent her summer researching methane concentrations and working with advanced atmospheric technology, all while 40,000 feet in the atmosphere with NASA’s SARP program. Read more in BrandeisNOW
Alex Bazarsky '23 posing with her discoveries.

Alex Bazarsky '23 posing with her discoveries.

BrandeisNOW

For many college students, an ideal trip to Mexico means kicking back on a beach, digging their toes in the sand. For Alex Bazarsky ’23, a double major in anthropology and Latin American studies with a minor in art history, it meant digging up history deep in a remote forest.

August 15, 2022

BrandeisNOW

Members of the Brandeis community came together on August 11th to celebrate the 11th annual SciFest event. This scientific showcase, featuring poster boards across the scientific spectrum, highlighted each student’s summer of research.

August 4, 2022

Through his World of Work Fellowship, Ori Cohen '24 spent the summer training birds at the Southwick Zoo. Read more on Brandeis Now!

July 8, 2022

The School of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce that the William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded Brandeis $125,000 to support undergraduate research and creative work in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Summer Fellows!
The URCC awarded a number of summer fellowships to undergraduates across the School of Arts & Sciences. See our Recent Awards page for a comprehensive list.

May 17, 2022

At a career day during a summer camp when he was in high school in Marietta, Georgia, Joseph Coles '22 realized he wanted to be a foreign service officer. [...] Back on campus, he enrolled in courses in Arabic and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. He also learned from a friend about Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation Jytte Klausen's Western Jihadism Project Lab.

April 12, 2022

Brandeis Now

The finals for Brandeis University’s first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition were held on the evening of April 7, 2022. Six students took home seven prizes. The first place winners in each category received $1,000, and the runners up received $500. The “People’s Choice” winner also received $500.

March 30, 2022

Brandeis Now

As the pandemic surged in the spring of 2020, college students saw their lives disrupted by COVID-19’s sudden emergence. Their classes moved to Zoom, study abroad programs were canceled, and many summer internships fell through.

But for Sophie Trachtenberg `21 and Mariah Lewis `22 there was a bright lining: the opportunity to collaborate with sociology professors Sara Shostak and Wendy Cadge on a time-sensitive research project on the impact of the pandemic on nurses and respiratory therapists in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s COVID-19 intensive care units.

Call for Student Representatives: URCC Symposium Committee

The URCC seeks several undergraduates to serve on the 2022 URCC Symposium Group to help plan the event and offer their input and opinions. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:00 pm on Zoom from March 2 through the end of April.

If you are interested, please contact Margaret Lynch before February 28 and briefly explain why you would like to join the Group.

January 28, 2022

 

Working alongside professor Charles Golden, she is unraveling the past of ancient Mayan civilization. After completing her first anthropology courses at Brandeis, Alex Bazarsky ’23 knew she wanted to become an archaeologist. With the help of associate professor Charles Golden, she’s making her dreams a reality. Read more on Brandeis Now