Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends
News from 2018
The black revolution came to Brandeis in 1969 when students demanded the creation of a black studies department. Ever since, African-American students and faculty have held Brandeis accountable to its ethos of equity and justice.
In a community letter, Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz shares a new report that examines university procedures around complaints related to bias or discrimination, and more general questions about how we treat one another at Brandeis.
The gift from Toshizo “Tom” Watanabe ’73, an alumnus of Brandeis and its Wien International Scholarship Program, is the single largest ever from an international graduate.
Brandeis International Business School professor Ben Gomes-Casseres ’76 has been named the inaugural holder of the Peter A. Petri Chair in Business and Society.
On Oct. 29, President Ron Liebowitz addressed the campus community to speak about the future of the university. View a video of his speech and read his message to the community.
Dr. Kevin Kelly ’82 has established the Shirley E. Kelly Endowed Scholarship at Brandeis to support students in his mother’s memory.
On Sept. 27, Brandeis welcomed students, faculty, staff and trustees to the opening of Skyline, which offers sweeping views of downtown Boston and a host of energy efficiency and sustainability features.
As the senior executive producer of the PBS program, "Nova," Apsell has pioneered the science documentary format for TV and set an unparalleled standard for excellence.
Jayne Beker P’99, P’04, P’15, Cynthia Berenson, Fran Bermanzohn ’78, and Bram Shapiro began their terms on Sept. 26, 2018.
An important update from Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz on the independent investigation.
In honor of their 50th reunion, Renee Brant ’68 has established a fellowship to allow others to follow in the footsteps of her late husband, the Hon. Jonathan Brant ’68.
The Professor of Biochemistry returned to the city of Halle, Germany to be inducted into Germany’s National Academy of Sciences.
Author Charlotte Nassim describes how Marder’s four decades studying neurons in the stomach of lobsters led to breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience.
A portion of the funds will go toward supporting talented, underrepresented students. New, smaller classes will be offered alongside introductory courses.
More than 1,200 alumni and friends returned to campus to celebrate reunions and other special connections and to see the best of Brandeis at the inaugural Alumni Weekend June 8-10.
The actor, director, producer and activist is best known for playing President Fitzgerald Grant III on "Scandal." After the award presentation, Goldwyn and University Professor Anita Hill discussed activism in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement.
Hodgson, an internationally renowned anthropologist and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Rutgers University’s School of Graduate Studies, will be the new dean of the Brandeis College of Arts and Sciences.
Brandeis’ Institutional Advancement Division has issued a new Privacy Statement to make it easier for our Brandeis students, alumni and friends to understand what personal information we collect and how we use it.
Graddy, who came to Brandeis in 2007 from Oxford University, has been senior associate dean at IBS since 2016.
Learn more about new members Bonnie Berger ’83; Deborah Bial ’87, H’12; Josh Kraft; and Lan Xue ’90, MA’91, as well as re-elected member Jonathan Davis ’75.
Jack E. Davis, PhD’94, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History for his 2017 book “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” is the third Brandeis PhD recipient to win a Pulitzer Prize in History since 2006.
The Schusterman Center celebrated its 10th anniversary, announced new leadership, and unveiled a new academic chair.
Shrage will lead a new initiative at the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program.
The Hiatt Career Center’s Internship Access Campaign will provide opportunities for vulnerable students, including those with financial need and those affected by DACA or federal travel bans.
Donor Sy Bluestone visited Brandeis only once, but felt an affinity for the university’s values.
Richie Silverman ’54 reflects on his friendship with legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, which began in a Brandeis classroom.