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News from 2020

December 22, 2020

In a year many may wish to forget, there have been some unforgettable Brandeis stories.

December 22, 2020

Throughout his life, Hemingway was committed to furthering the cause of social justice, fighting racial prejudice and advocating for the poor.

December 10, 2020

Otis Johnson, PhD’80, is one of 15 alumni to receive a 2020 Florence G. Heller Alumni Award.

December 9, 2020

Using machine learning techniques, Brandeis students are creating a model to help predict the spread of COVID-19.

December 8, 2020

When the pandemic hit, these members of the Brandeis International Business School community stepped up with PPE donations.

December 3, 2020

As a journalist covering the Trump-Biden contest in Pennsylvania, Dan Hirschhorn ’07 has had a front row seat on history.

December 2, 2020

The Brandeis community rallied on December 1 to support the university and surpass goals.

November 30, 2020

The internationally recognized biochemist will begin her tenure on January 1, 2021.

November 17, 2020

Join us on Giving Tuesday to raise vital funds for Brandeis students. Help us reach 1,948 donors to unlock an additional $100,000 for the university.

November 12, 2020

The former chairman of the Brandeis Board of Trustees and his wife see themselves as “links in a chain of helping” others who will do likewise.

November 10, 2020

Brandeis alumni who were past contestants on the popular quiz show took to Twitter to remember the long-time host and share memories of their appearances on the program.

November 8, 2020

A century later, the notorious case of Leo Frank still reverberates. Letters he sent to his family from prison are among holdings in the university archives the Brandeis National Committee is raising funds to make available to scholars online.

November 4, 2020

Read up on little-known facts about the 60s counterculture icon from alumni who knew him at Brandeis.

November 4, 2020

Hoping to indulge your nearest and dearest (or yourself) as a challenging year draws to a close? Check out these sure-to-please ideas from inventive, out-of-the-ordinary alumni-owned businesses.

November 2, 2020

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman ’75, H’88 joined University President Ron Liebowitz for a virtual conversation on a range of subjects including the election, the economy, COVID-19 and U.S. foreign policy.

October 29, 2020

In the run-up to the presidential election, BrandeisNOW asked university faculty to provide analysis and insight by answering questions on pressing issues facing the country.

October 26, 2020

Brandeis Professor Jonathan Sarna gives a history on the importance of the Jewish Vote and its impact.

October 24, 2020

The Brandeis University Department of Athletics has announced the next class of Hall of Famers, who will be inducted formally at the next in-person Homecoming in the fall of 2021. The newest members of the Hall of Fame will be a quartet of legendary coaches who have recently retired after 30 or more years with the Judges.

October 19, 2020

Three Brandeis professors of literature selected an apt book to read prior to the 2020 election. Read their suggestions.

October 15, 2020

Lecturer Lucy Goodhart discusses political ads and their potential effects on those that view them.

October 9, 2020

The biological chemist who explores how bacteria communicate and interact with other organisms has received a MacArthur Fellowship, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors.

October 8, 2020

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brandeis Alumni Association invited alumni to reflect on the inspiration they have drawn from their Latinx heritage in their life’s work, and how their Brandeis experience helped shape their path.

October 7, 2020

Learn who Allan Lichtman ’67 predicts will win in 2020.

October 6, 2020

As today's students experience a fall semester unlike any other, members of the Class of 1952 reflect on Brandeis' beginnings.

September 25, 2020

Home-school expert Ali Kaufman ’97 shares practical advice on how to help your kids succeed while they learn from home.

September 25, 2020

Through her work as a pioneering disability rights advocate, Deidre Davis Butler ’77 improved the quality of life for millions.

September 23, 2020

Merle Carrus, P’12, and Bing-Le Wu, PhD’91, were elected at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on July 27.

September 18, 2020

Brandeis Hillel and alumni faith leaders say the pandemic presents both challenges and opportunities.

September 9, 2020

The significant digits behind the university's health and safety protocols for the campus community this fall.

September 8, 2020

Michelle Miller ’11, creator and host of “Mentors on the Mic,” interviews industry execs — including several Brandeisians — about their career paths in entertainment.

September 3, 2020

The activist icon was interviewed by filmmaker Ava DuVernay for the September issue of the magazine.

August 21, 2020

Brown wrote and performed "That's Something to Be" for the DNC audience. Read about her experience and watch the performance.

August 7, 2020

Legendary rock promoter Larry Magid and his wife Mickey honor longtime friend and rock producer Jon Landau ’68, H’19, with a bequest to the Jonathan Landau ’68 Endowed Scholarship at Brandeis.

August 1, 2020

To show their appreciation for Anita Hill’s hiring and the university’s founding values, Robert and Charlotte Joly established an endowed scholarship fund to support Brandeis graduate students, with a preference for women pursuing doctorates in mathematics.

July 31, 2020

Five new board members draw on diverse experiences to bolster Brandeis connectedness.

July 27, 2020

Awardee Sasha Manus ’22 has been an advocate for students with disabilities on campus and is the first director of advocacy and accessibility for the Brandeis Student Union.

July 27, 2020

Linda Heller Kamm was the first woman appointed as general counsel to a US cabinet department and has demonstrated an enduring commitment to social justice and to Brandeis.

July 16, 2020

Alumni are invited to submit gift ideas from Brandeisian-owned businesses to be featured in a Holiday Gift Guide this fall.

June 30, 2020

Sugar, an Academy Award-winning film and television producer, and Zlotoff, a successful businessman and long-time university benefactor, will be presented with the highest form of university recognition bestowed exclusively on alumni.

June 30, 2020

Longtime Brandeis scholarship benefactor, Houston business entrepreneur and civic leader Victor Samuels ’63 has passed away at 79.

June 12, 2020

Brandeisians display resilience and take action during the coronavirus pandemic.

June 10, 2020

The Brandeis Alumni Association stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and in the pursuit of social and racial justice.

June 5, 2020

Zhang was the first doctoral candidate in Brandeis’ fledgling computer science department.

June 5, 2020

Archiving Boston’s gay history. Providing healthcare for LGBTQ veterans and housing for homeless LGBTQ youth. Crafting public policy that ensures equity for everyone. These are just a few of the ways Brandeis alumni are making a positive impact in the LGBTQ community.

June 3, 2020

Shimko, a four-year starter in midfield for the Judges, succeeds longtime coach Denise Dallamora after three years as an assistant.

May 21, 2020

Hundreds of members of the Brandeis community from around the world submitted virtual toasts to congratulate the Brandeis Class of 2020 on their graduation and to wish them well on what’s next.

May 19, 2020

Four Brandeis students share how much scholarships have meant to their Brandeis experience, how they're adjusting to their new normal, and what the future holds after graduation.

May 18, 2020

Sherman H. Starr, a longtime supporter of Brandeis for whom a student curator program at Rose Art Museum is named, passed away April 22.

May 11, 2020

Brandeis will also award honorary degrees to Jewish cultural scholar Ruth Calderon, artist Howardena Pindell and philanthropist Alan Hassenfeld.

May 6, 2020

Join us in offering a virtual toast to the Brandeis University Class of 2020 to congratulate them on all they've accomplished so far, and wish them well on what's next.

April 20, 2020

In honor of Earth Day, which marks its 50th anniversary on April 22, and amidst a global pandemic, alumni share their experiences in conservation, sustainability and environmental stewardship.

April 19, 2020

Emergency medicine physicians and community activists share their experience living and working in New York City during the COVID-19 epidemic.

April 7, 2020

The Brandeis Alumni Association wants to help you stay connected to Brandeis and each other with these virtual alumni resources.

April 6, 2020

Charles Housen, a paper mill executive who lent years of know-how to Brandeis’ business students and served on the International Business School’s board, passes away at 87.

March 24, 2020

From binge-worthy TV shows to timely podcasts, all with a Brandeis connection.

March 3, 2020

The Academy Award-winning film and television producer of "Spotlight" and other notable projects to receive the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award.

March 3, 2020

HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American oral video history archive, will significantly expand its recordings of pioneering black women thanks to the grant.

March 3, 2020

Featured alumnae include real estate lawyer Risa Levine '83, pictured, for her advocacy on behalf of those seeking infertility treatment.

February 4, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, six alumni share how their Brandeis experience has shaped their path and offer advice for current students.

February 3, 2020

Bruce Springsteen’s record producer and manager will receive the honorary Ahmet Ertegun Award at the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in May.

January 29, 2020

The latest issue includes timely alumni features, faculty and student news, Class Notes, notable alumni books and much more.

January 29, 2020

The Henri Lazarof Living Legacy at Brandeis was established by a gift to the university to honor the 1959 MFA graduate.

January 29, 2020

Mitch Albom '79, author of "Tuesdays with Morrie," spoke about the life-changing experiences he had with the late Brandeis professor Morrie Schwartz, and then a young Haitian girl he and his wife brought to the U.S.

January 1, 2020

The Brandeis Alumni Association wants to help you kick off 2020 with some tips for fulfilling these common New Year’s resolutions.

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