Brandeis students showcase research and creative projects at the URCC Symposium

Brandeis students showcased the culmination of their summer and academic year research and creative projects at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations (URCC) Symposium. This is the Symposium’s second year, following last year’s virtual gallery format.   Director of Undergraduate-Faculty Research Partnerships Margaret Lynch commented on the transition from virtual presentations to this year’s […]

Charles Chester discusses landscape conservation

Brandeis lecturer in Environmental Science and U.S. Chair of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) Charles Chester (ENVS) recently co-authored an article in The Conversation regarding the importance and impact of large-scale land conservation. The article details recent findings about how the Y2Y Initiative has facilitated habitat restoration and migration patterns of local wildlife, […]

2022 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

Brandeis recently awarded Sir Ronald Cohen with the 2022 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership for his work as a philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator. As described in the 2022 Perlmutter Award webpage, Cohen is “recognized as the father of impact investment and European venture capital and is driving […]

Brandeis celebrates Earth Week

To celebrate Earth Day at Brandeis, the Office of Sustainability, the Center of Spiritual Life and student Sustainability Ambassadors organized Earth Week, a week-long series of events, talks and activities promoting sustainability and climate activism. Earth Week also featured participation from Brandeis Dining, faculty and external speakers.    Diane Lauber from the Center of Spiritual […]

State of Blackness celebrates the ICC and Brandeis’ Black community

Brandeis students and alumni celebrated the 30th anniversary of Intercultural Center (ICC) and Brandeis and academic excellence by the Black student community in a two-day gala called the State of Blackness. The purpose of the event was to commemorate the contributions of BIPOC students at Brandeis through performance, personal reflection, music and art. The event […]

Brandeis celebrates 2022 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship

Brandeis celebrated the 2022 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship recipient Stephanie Tilenius ’89, MA ’90 and the founder and CEO of Vida Health, Inc. in a recent webinar. Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz and Dean Kathryn Gaddy shared congratulatory remarks, and the award was presented to Tilenius by Leonard Asper ’86 who is the founder of […]

U.S. News and World ranks Heller School as a top ten graduate school

U.S. News and World Report issued its 2023 rankings for the graduate school programs in the U.S. The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis was listed as a top 10 public affairs school in two categories: social policy and health management. Currently, Heller is ranked as eighth best for social policy graduate […]

Expert panelists contextualize Russia-Ukraine conflict in CGES webinar

In a recent webinar organized by the Center for German and European Studies, panelists Stephen Lloyd Wilson, Assistant Professor of Politics, Simon Pirani from the University of Durham and Marcel Roethig from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kyiv, Ukraine contextualized the war between Russia and Ukraine. The conversation was moderated by Brandeis professor of German […]

3D-Printed Smithsonian exhibit honors Deborah Berebichez ‘96

Brandeis alum Deborah Berebichez ’96 is being honored for her work as an ambassador for women in STEM fields and in her prominent role in science media through a new Smithsonian exhibit called #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit. The exhibit will be installed at the National Mall and features 120 life-size, 3D-printed statues of female STEM […]

Disability Student’s Network hosts upcoming webinar

The Disabled Student’s Network is a campus organization that serves to provide a community for disabled students at Brandeis and promote advocacy and activism for representation for the disabled. The founders of the club are students Luca Swinford ’22 and Zoe Pringle ’22, and the club hosts multiple weekly meetings in-person and over Zoom.  On […]

Biochemistry professor develops novel protein structure determination technique

Brandeis Professor of Biochemistry, Dorothy Kern, recently published a research briefing in “Nature Magazine” concerning her latest work in protein dynamics. Kern details how a new technique involving nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) may shed light onto the structure that proteins take on when they are at functional high energy states.  As described in the article, […]

Student research project merges 3D scanning with archaeological investigations

A recent BrandeisNow article described the work of Alex Bazarsky ’23 and Professor Charles Golden (ANTH) in revealing the archaeological discoveries of the ancient Mayan civilization. Golden and Bazarsky employed drones to 3D scan a 20-mile sector of the Mayan civilization in Mexico. The 3D scanning technology allowed the team to make progress remotely during […]

Student organization BaselineMed reaches nonprofit status

BaselineMed, an organization developed by four Brandeis undergraduate students, recently achieved nonprofit status. The organization seeks to provide “BIPOC high school and college students with a supportive online community of resources and connections” that will encourage them to pursue medicine in the future, according to a recent BrandeisNow article.    The four students spearheading the […]

Study co-authored by Brandeis professor finds benefits of drug checking technology

Brandeis professor from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management Traci C. Green recently co-authored a study investigating the benefits of “drug checking” programs. These programs refer to the analysis of illegal drugs and drugs that are not acquired from a pharmacy that people may use recreationally, according to the article. There are numerous […]

Brandeis Environmental Studies professor explains tsunami physics

Assistant Professor of Climate Science Sally Warner recently authored an article in The Conversation magazine concerning the physical science underpinning the formation of waves and tsunamis.    This article was in response to the recent eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai located within the island system making up the southern Pacific nation called […]

Brandeis alum reaches Forbes 30 Under 30 list

29-year-old Brandeis alum Sam Terris was recently featured on Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list that highlights the achievements of entrepreneurs who have been successful under the age of 30.   According to the article, his most recent success in business has been collecting $50 million this past summer for his company Simulate, which makes […]

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, […]