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February 1, 2023

In honor of Black History Month, we look back at black activists who have visited campus and had a profound impact on the Brandeis community and beyond.

December 22, 2022

Brandeis mourns the loss of a talented photographer and dear friend.

December 15, 2022

Four Brandeis researchers investigate how memory works and how we can protect it.

December 15, 2022

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg revolutionized gender equality law in the 1970s.

December 6, 2022

A professor at the University of San Diego, Andrew Tirrell ’02 wins "Jeopardy!" on December 6 and returns for a rematch on December 7.

December 1, 2022

Give your Brandeis pride a boost with this look back at our most popular alumni stories of 2022.

November 2, 2022

Nominations are now open for the next class of BOLD 9 honorees! Which young alums are blazing new trails in their chosen fields? Could it be you? Let us know by December 9.

November 1, 2022

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we look at Indigenous artists with a Brandeis connection who channel their culture through artistic expression.

September 7, 2022

Five individual gifts, which were part of an outstanding fundraising year, will bolster academic departments across various disciplines.

September 6, 2022

Recent donations of artifacts by the descendants of Justice Brandeis bring his life and legacy into sharper view.

September 1, 2022

Distinguished awards recognize remarkable alumni volunteers with big hearts and high impact.

August 31, 2022

The Brandeis Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes seven new members with distinct professional, academic, cultural, and creative insights.

August 12, 2022

The award recognizes Steyaert’s work in nanobody technology.

August 11, 2022

The new trustees bring expertise from the fields of law, higher education, and philanthropy.

August 1, 2022

Distinguished Brandeis Faculty Chair in Business to support a scholar from a historically underrepresented population.

July 28, 2022

Funded by a generous gift from the Raymond Frankel Foundation, the chair’s incumbent will be the Crown Center’s founding director, Shai Feldman.

July 28, 2022

The gift from Berger ’83 and her husband Dr. Tom Leighton will help the Department of Mathematics broaden its offerings and prepare for continued growth.

July 25, 2022

Is intermarriage threatening American Judaism or renewing it? Contemporary Jews confront an age-old question — and discover surprising answers.

July 18, 2022

This year’s Linda Heller Kamm ’61 Prize winner Nathalie Vieux-Gresham ’23 wants to provide for and inspire a community who provided for and inspired her.

July 7, 2022

Musical minds meet in the Henri Lazarof New Music Brandeis Annual Concert.

June 16, 2022

The first endowed professorship for the department of African and African American studies is established thanks to a $4M pledge from "Friends" and "Grace and Frankie" co-creator Marta Kauffman ’78, H’20.

June 15, 2022

Brandeisians and their families gathered for a festive Alumni Weekend for the first time in three years.

June 8, 2022

The Brandeis Board of Trustees welcomes new member Susan K. Feigenbaum ’74, P’08, P’17, a tenured professor of economics at the University of Missouri.

May 31, 2022

Watch as the classes of 2020 and 2021 receive long-overdue recognition and celebration at [Re]Commencement 2022.

May 31, 2022

Resilient, adaptable, motivated: the undergraduate and graduate students who make up the Brandeis University Class of 2022 have had a college experience like no other.

May 26, 2022

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) graduated 265 students on Sunday, May 22 at Commencement. They include future data scientists, journalists, teachers, professors, postdoctoral researchers and software engineers.

May 24, 2022

"America needs you to put your cynicism and your frustration down, and to overwhelm the inconveniences and outright barriers thrown up to frustrate you and make you cynical," former Gov. Deval Patrick told the Class of 2022 in his Commencement address.

May 24, 2022

The co-creator of the hit sitcoms “Friends“ and “Grace and Frankie“ delivered the keynote remarks at Brandeis' [Re]Commencement celebration, stressing the importance of Brandeis connections.

May 23, 2022

Frank and Ann Gilbert donate Justice Brandeis mementos to the university — and make a gift establishing an endowed scholarship.

May 23, 2022

Renowned television producer Marta Kauffman ’78, H’20, addressed the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the first-ever [Re]Commencement, urging graduates to hold on to their Brandeis friendships.

May 23, 2022

As the Class of 2022 gathered outside the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center ahead of the start of their Commencement ceremony, jittery anticipation and excitement were in the air. In these moments before their undergraduate experience officially came to an end, they took in the day and pondered their hopes for the future.

May 22, 2022

The classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 took part in the first in-person commencement exercises in three years.

May 22, 2022

We asked this year's undergraduate speaker Haley Brown '22 to add up her Brandeis experience.

May 22, 2022

At first in-person Commencement in three years, Brandeis International Business School graduates reflect on ‘unprecedented’ journey

May 22, 2022

Heller held its first in-person diploma ceremony in three years for its class of 2022 graduates on Sunday, May 22. The graduates — 195 master’s degree recipients from 2022 and 41 doctoral degree recipients from 2020, 2021 and 2022 — represent seven programs and more than 40 countries, speaking over 35 languages.

May 22, 2022

The Class of 2022 celebrates - in person! - with family and friends in a toasty return to Gosman followed by exercises for the classes of 2021 and 2020 in the evening.

May 20, 2022

Students from this year's graduating class reflect on their experiences at Brandeis, through the pandemic, connecting to the community and accomplishing their goals along the way.

May 20, 2022

President Liebowitz hosted the Malkin and Morse families to thank them for their "generational family philanthropy."

May 20, 2022

Brandeis mourns the loss of a cherished friend.

May 17, 2022

Members of the class of 2022, moving to the big apple after graduation, share their excitement for the future and how Brandeis has prepared them for what lies ahead.

May 13, 2022

These young alumni artists, activists and entrepreneurs are already changing the world. And they're just getting started.

May 10, 2022

When the pandemic began John-Andrew Morrison ’95 was on the brink of his Broadway debut. Now he's regained momentum with his first Tony nomination for "A Strange Loop."

May 9, 2022

The Brandeis University chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society has announced the election of 90 new members this year.

April 29, 2022

For Mental Health Awareness month, we look at how the Brandeis community is taking steps to address the mental health crisis.

April 26, 2022

The recently established Science Advisory Council, along with a host of other initiatives, confirms Brandeis' commitment to leadership in STEM disciplines.

April 21, 2022

Last fall the Brandeis National Committee reached its fundraising campaign goal in record time to digitize thousands of documents of historical significance from the Brandeis Library.

April 19, 2022

Join Brandeis Athletics May 3-4 for a crowdfunding campaign to make it a reality.

April 19, 2022

A retired marketing executive and a Brandeis trustee since 2012, Kranc is the first woman to lead Brandeis’ board. She has held the role since May 2021.

April 19, 2022

Reid is a senior investigator at the Allen Institute, where he studies how information is encoded and processed in neural networks of the visual system.

April 12, 2022

Yaron Dori ’92 shares how transformative the Brandeis alumni network can be.

April 6, 2022

Dan Rueven ’09 brings expertise in sustainable and green investing, along with a long-standing commitment to Brandeis, as the newest member of the Board of Trustees.

April 1, 2022

The former Massachusetts governor will inspire the Class of 2022, and the visionary "Friends" co-creator will address the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at [Re] Commencement on May 22. Honorary degrees will also be awarded.

March 30, 2022

Six things you need to know about the sustainability work being done on campus and by alumni in their own communities.

March 29, 2022

Missing your Brandeis bestie after too much time in quarantine? Make plans to reunite at Alumni Weekend, June 10-12.

March 18, 2022

Stephanie Tilenius ’89, MA’90, is awarded the Asper Prize for her work in delivering a more holistic telehealth experience.

March 16, 2022

At long last, it's time to step away from Zoom and reunite with your favorite Brandeisians on campus at Alumni Weekend 2022, June 10-12. Register today.

March 7, 2022

Ukraine-based alumni share first-hand accounts of the strife there, and how the Brandeis community can help.

February 28, 2022

A scientist who developed a groundbreaking cancer drug and the current inspector general for the US Department of Justice are this year's Alumni Achievement Award winners.

February 2, 2022

After his first win in the Jeopardy! National College Championships, Joey Kornman '23 will be competing in the upcoming semifinals.

February 2, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, a look back at the activists, politicians, writers, educators, scholars and others who have received Brandeis’ highest alumni distinction.

January 25, 2022

The two-year provisional gift from the Kapor Center will build student and faculty capacity and establish a research prize on racial bias in tech

January 25, 2022

The Brandeis University Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that it has elected Todd Soloway ’88 as its newest member.

January 19, 2022

The Brandeis community remembers the impact and legacy of professor emerita and former university provost Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, PhD’81.

January 5, 2022

Brandeis University will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2023, and we invite members of the community to contribute ideas and suggestions on how to make it a memorable and momentous year.

January 4, 2022

The Vic and Bobbi Samuels ’63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation will support faculty, staff, students, and community partners in their efforts to repair the world.

December 21, 2021

Give your Brandeis pride a boost with this look back at our most popular alumni stories of 2021.

December 20, 2021

Reggie Sapp ’73, MA’05, overcame many obstacles to attend Brandeis and advocate for change.

December 15, 2021

Drew Weissman ’81, MA’81, P’15, along with fellow scientists whose work led to the development of COVID-19 vaccinations, has been named one of 2021's "Heroes of the Year" by Time Magazine.

December 13, 2021

Terris co-founded Simulate, a plant-based food start-up that raised a $50 million series B this summer.

December 13, 2021

These sweet offerings from Brandeis alumni will delight the senses this holiday season.

December 2, 2021

Anne-Marie Asner, MA '96, teaches children about the Eastern European Jews' mother tongue in such books as ” “Shmutzy Girl,” “Noshy Boy” and “Klutzy Boy.”

December 2, 2021

That itchy sweater you got for Hanukkah that's two sizes too small? That kitchen gadget you know you'll never use? Comedian Josh Gondelman '07 writes about what NOT to do when you get a lousy holiday gift.

December 1, 2021

Giving DEISday the Brandeisian version of Giving Tuesday, had another banner year, exceeding one million dollars in donations and surpassing targets.

November 15, 2021

Help us recognize Elaine Wong, P’06, senior associate dean for undergraduate education, for her countless contributions to the university, in advance of her December retirement.

November 8, 2021

Brandeis National Committee members remember two national presidents who leave a legacy of leadership and service.