Pre-law advising

For many students at Brandeis, law school is only a couple years away. The pre-law path can get overwhelming when it comes time for internships, applications and essays. Pre-law advising at Brandeis can help students manage their route to law school. Lauren Dropkin, the pre-law advisor in the Hiatt Career Center, is a major tool […]

Science Communication Lab supports Brandeis community

For students on the science track, it is possible to overlook the importance of communication skills when handling so many rigorous classes. With a writing intensive credit coming from Biology Lab, a lot of science students struggle to succeed in writing, something that most science students despise. Luckily, there is a resource on campus that […]

Pre-health advising offers guidance

Although Brandeis offers great academic advising services for students, there is also a subset of advising for students on the pre-health track. Located within the Office of Academic Advising, the Pre-Health Advising office is determined to help students on their path towards the health career they wish to pursue. Scheduling is simple, as students can […]

Brandeis exceeds its goal for carbon reduction

As the necessity for a more environmentally friendly world grows, Brandeis has started taking steps to create a more sustainable campus. In 2015, Brandeis set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 10 percent by 2018. The campus has reached this goal and even surpassed it at 12.6 percent reduction of carbon emissions. It has […]

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Kolodny

The United States is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Dr. Andrew Kolodny, one of the nation’s leading experts on the prescription opioid and heroin crisis and co-director for the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at the Heller School at Brandeis, has been doing his part to encourage efforts to stop the epidemic. A senior […]

Brandeis professor Seth Fraden provides research for new Army technology

Physics professor Seth Fraden (PHYS) and his team of researchers have engineered a way to make soft material mimic neural tissue in the body by applying physics to biology and studying the sinuous motion of the blue eel. “Our research interests [are] squarely in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science,” Fraden said, […]

Physics professor creates artificial material that mimics neural tissue

Physics professor Seth Fraden (PHYS) and his research team have discovered a way to make soft material that can mimic neural tissue by studying the blue eel. Fraden received funding from a U.S. Army research laboratory, which routinely funds projects that could help soldiers in the field. Creating artificial material that acts like neural tissue […]