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Alumni Weekend

Watch Brandeis Nobel winners accept prize in Sweden at campus party Sunday

Michael Rosbash speaking at a podium

Brandeis alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to campus to watch Professor Michael Rosbash, the Peter Gruber Professor of Neuroscience, and Jeffrey C. Hall, Brandeis professor emeritus of biology, accept their Nobel prizes for Physiology or Medicine this Sunday morning, Dec. 10. The Nobel ceremony will be shown via livestream from Stockholm at a viewing party in Levin Ballroom beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST. There will be food, giveaways and plenty of Brandeis pride.

Next year you'll have an opportunity to hear from Professor Rosbash in person when he is a featured speaker during Brandeis Alumni Weekend on June 9, 2018.

“We are delighted that Professor Rosbash has agreed to be part of Alumni Weekend,” said Patsy Fisher, vice president of Alumni Relations. “This is a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from Professor Rosbash about how a lifetime of passionate dedication to research led to the ultimate honor. We hope that you will help celebrate this proud moment in Brandeis history, and stay for the entire weekend.”

Rosbash, Hall and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries about the molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s circadian rhythms. In accepting the award, Professor Rosbash credited Brandeis’ unique culture that empowers faculty and students to “explore without boundaries.”  

Alumni Weekend, a celebration for all Brandeis alumni June 8-10, 2018, will incorporate the best of Reunion, including milestone class reunion celebrations, Alumni College, the Ralph Norman Barbecue, Kegs & Kickball, and Ollie's Family Fun, as well as special events like the one featuring Professor Rosbash.

Categories: Alumni Weekend, Faculty
Date: November 16, 2017