Univ. moves from R1 to R2 research tier in Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions in Higher Education released the 2021 classifications for research activity in universities and colleges across the U.S. As of Dec. 15, Brandeis dropped from being classified as an R1 institution to an R2 institution, according to the Carnegie Classification page.  The main difference between R1 and R2 research institutions lies […]

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra Performs at Slosberg Music Center

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra performed Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 the week before Thanksgiving break for their final fall semester concert at the Slosberg Recital Hall. The entire program consisted of a pre-concert lecture by Katie Ball ’22 contextualizing the symphony and the four-movement piece itself.  Ball’s pre-concert lecture integrated an […]

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences discusses doctoral program reform

Brandeis’ Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) recently published an article concerning updates to doctoral programs at Brandeis. According to their website, this article was the first of a series of newsletters to be published in order to fully outline the efforts underway towards various career pathways.    The article addresses the discrepancy between […]

Ninth annual Heller Startup Challenge

The ninth annual Heller Startup Challenge produced three winning social impact projects in tenant rights, regenerative seaweed farming and NFTs for fundraising. Running from last Friday, Nov. 12 evening to Sunday, Nov. 14 evening, participants of the challenge formed teams, conducted market research and developed a business model for their mission driven businesses.    Ultimately, […]

Washington Post article features commentary from Brandeis Professor of Politics

Brandeis Associate Professor of Politics Jill Greenlee (POL) recently co-authored a Washington Post article titled, “Most Americans want Congress to support child care and elder care, our research finds—even many Republicans.”    The article was written in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement of the latest revision of the “Build Back Better” bill concerning domestic […]

The Brandeis Lydian String Quartet performs a lunchtime concert at Mandel Center

The Brandeis Lydian String Quartet performed at the Mandel Center this past Wednesday as a part of the Brandeis Concert Series. Faculty, students and the larger Waltham community filled the Mandel atrium for an afternoon of music and refreshments. While the group normally has four musicians, one of their violinists, Judith Eissenberg, was unable to […]

Brandeis admin gives updates on sustainability

Nick Warren, Brandeis’ Chief Investment Officer, Mary Fischer, manager of Sustainability Programs and Assistant Vice President of Communications Julie Jette discussed Brandeis’ new efforts regarding sustainability on campus in a Zoom interview with The Brandeis Hoot. The three representatives discussed the timeline for efforts made towards greater sustainability as well as the changes made since […]

Frank Bennet and Adrian Krainer win the 23rd annual Gabbay Award

The university celebrated the work of scientists Frank Bennett and Adrian Krainer on Thursday Oct. 21 at the 23rd annual Jacob and Louis Gabbay Award ceremony. Dagnar Ringe, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, administered the award and gave congratulatory remarks at the ceremony. Bennett and Krainer received the award based on their research, which has led […]

Live music returns to Brandeis: Music at Mandel

Live music at Brandeis returns featuring the work of the two person music group BOOMscat. Musicians Asha Santee and Patience Rowe performed at Mandel as a part of a series called Music at Mandel this Tuesday. The return of BOOMscat and the Music at Mandel series marks the continuation of an old tradition after the […]

Brandeis celebrate the 49th annual Rosenstiel award

The 49th annual Rosenstiel award honored the pioneering work of David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian concerning temperature, touch and pain sensation in a recent webinar. The ceremony featured congratulatory remarks from President Ron Liebowitz, Professor of Biology James Haber (BIOL) and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry Chris Miller (BCHM).  The timing of this Rosenstiel award ceremony […]

New ForagerOne platform provides central source for research and funding

A new research platform called ForagerOne has recently been launched to support Brandeis students in finding paid research and creative project opportunities. The news was shared in a recent school-wide email from Margaret Lynch, Director of Undergraduate-Faculty Research Partnerships in the School of Arts and Science.    Supported by a grant from the Davis Educational […]

Margo Jefferson ’68 discusses her journey as a writer

Pulitzer Prize winner Margo Jefferson ’68 spoke to the Brandeis community about her journey as a writer in a recent Zoom webinar hosted by the Brandeis Women’s Network. The conversation was moderated by Brandeis alumni Trustee Barbara A. Dortch-Okara ’71, a retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge. Both members are recipients of the Brandeis Alumni Achievement […]

Brandeis engineering program set to launch in 2025

A recent Brandeis Magazine article reports that Brandeis faculty have voted “overwhelmingly to approve a new interdepartmental engineering major.” According to the article, the new major will be in place no later than 2025.    Physics professor Seth Fraden Ph.D. ’87, is one of the Brandeis faculty members playing a prominent role in developing the […]

Brandeis Theater Arts program revives live performances

The Brandeis Theater Arts department and the Undergraduate Theater Collective revive live-theater productions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Recently, students took the stage with the annual Brandeis tradition of the 24-Hour Musical. This year’s musical was “Camp Rock,” featuring more than 100 cast and crew members and lead performances from Laya Fridman ’25, Sam Newman […]

Univ. resumes study abroad after pause due to COVID-19

After a year-long intermission of study abroad programs during the pandemic, Brandeis students have resumed travel this year. According to a recent BrandeisNow article, 19 students participated in study abroad programs this summer, and more than 50 students are expected to travel this fall to destinations such as Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, South Korea and throughout […]

Environmental Studies launches new Climate Justice, Science, and Policy minor

The Environmental Studies program recently launched a new minor called Climate Justice, Science, and Policy (CJSP), consisting of a suite of classes tailored to inform Brandeis students about the equity issues, scientific innovation and policies surrounding climate change. Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Undergraduate Head of Advising of Environmental Studies Sally Warner described the […]

Introducing new Mandel Center for Humanities Director Ulka Anjaria

Ulka Anjaria (DEP) has taken the reins as the second Jehuda Reinharz Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Humanities, following her predecessor Ramie Targoff (DEP). During her time at Brandeis, Anjaria has held positions as a professor of English and is affiliated with the South Asian Studies program and the Film, […]

Univ. gives update on Anti-Racism plan

President Ron Liebowitz updated the Brandeis community on the progress concerning the University’s Anti-Racism Plan, in an email sent on Aug. 25. With the help of David Fryson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the university plans to form a more “equitable and inclusive” environment.      The update comes […]

SciFest returns, showcasing student research

The culmination of this summer’s undergraduate scientific research projects reached the limelight at Brandeis’s 10th Annual SciFest on Aug. 5. Ninety-three undergraduate students presented their work to the Brandeis scientific community in the first major in-person poster session since March 2020. While the majority of presenters were Brandeis students, SciFest also welcomed work conducted by […]

Introducing the new chief of public safety: Matthew Rushton

New Chief of Public Safety Matthew Rushton and Vice President for Campus Operations Lois Stanley recently updated The Brandeis Hoot on progress made towards Public Safety. Having gathered community feedback on improvements to Public Safety via the Re-Imagining Public Safety report and community surveys, Brandeis now welcomes Rushton to lead these efforts.  As the former […]