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February 7, 2024

A look back at a few of the standout musical acts that performed on campus with reflections from alumni who witnessed musical greatness.

January 31, 2024

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.

December 11, 2023

The immunologist, along with research partner Katalin Karikó, H’23, received the prize for research that led to the COVID vaccines.

October 30, 2023

One has been described as “the foreign minister of the Jewish people;” the other served as the first Black commanding officer of the USS Constitution.

October 25, 2023

Pioneering neuroscientist Eve Marder ’69 and Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry Emeritus Greg Petsko have each received the National Medal of Science, the highest recognition the nation bestows on scientists and engineers.

October 18, 2023

Alumni from a variety of fields shared how their Brandeis experiences shaped the trajectory of their lives and careers.

October 17, 2023

Thousands of proud alumni, students, and families filled campus Oct. 13-15 to celebrate the university's 75th anniversary.

October 12, 2023

“Black Rain” is visual artist Arghavan Khosravi’s first comprehensive museum survey.

October 2, 2023

Weissman and collaborator Katalin Karikó altered the course of the COVID-19 pandemic with their pioneering research.

August 28, 2023

Student organizes 240 students to contribute 7,500 hours of public service to local nonprofits.

August 16, 2023

Woodruff is being recognized for her outstanding achievements in journalism and public service.

August 9, 2023

He was crowned after eight episodes of competition against eight others in PBS’ “The Great American Recipe.”

August 1, 2023

The new members, who attended Brandeis across four decades, are business leaders, scientists, activists, and more.

June 26, 2023

Meet the young alumni changing the world, all within 10 years of graduating from Brandeis.

June 5, 2023

This year's awardees have wide-ranging talents and expertise, but share a commitment to their alma mater.

June 1, 2023

A new fellowship named for the late Ariel Weissmann will provide a stipend for research conducted under a Brandeis faculty member.

May 23, 2023

Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz addressed degree recipients from graduate schools.

May 23, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian delivered the keynote address to graduate students at Brandeis' 72nd Commencement.

May 23, 2023

Gutierrez Popoca, who received his PhD in English, was the student speaker during the ceremony for Brandeis' graduate schools.

May 22, 2023

Guests of the graduates went all out to show their support. They came prepared with custom-made t-shirts, posters, cheers, and hugs.

May 22, 2023

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies all joined in to celebrate their newest alumni.

May 22, 2023

The neuroscience major offered remarks to her classmates at Brandeis' 72nd Commencement.

May 22, 2023

President Liebowitz offered recognition and encouragement for the Class of 2023.

May 22, 2023

The Class of 2023 formally received their Brandeis degrees in front of throngs of friends and family.

May 22, 2023

The immunologist whose research paved the way for the COVID-19 vaccination delivered a keynote speech during Brandeis' 72nd Commencement.

May 21, 2023

Students from the class of 2023 take a look back on their experiences at Brandeis

May 21, 2023

Immunologist Drew Weissman ’81, GSAS MA’81, P’15, keynoted the undergraduate ceremony in the morning, while Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed addressed graduate students in an afternoon ceremony.

May 20, 2023

Ahead of Commencement, soon-to-be graduates headed to Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on Friday, May 19 for ‘Commencement Capture,’ — a chance to celebrate and snap photos in the Commencement venue.

May 3, 2023

Time Magazine has chosen Deborah Lipstadt, GSAS MA’72, PhD’76, H’19, as one of the 100 most influential people of 2023 for her efforts to combat rising anti-Semitism.

April 24, 2023

Dr. Alt's experience at Brandeis set him up for an illustrious science career. Now, he’s creating those opportunities for others.

April 18, 2023

Beginning in April, a new gallery in the Wien Faculty Club will showcase the talents and range of alumni artists.

April 13, 2023

The 2023 Lighting the Way ceremony honors Detlev Suderow ’70, a scholarship recipient who gave back.

April 4, 2023

Biochemist Katalin Karikó and real estate developer and philanthropist ​​Donald “Don” M. Soffer ’54 will receive honorary degrees along with Gordon-Reed and Weissman.

March 21, 2023

Visiting campus for the first time in over 25 years, the Tony-nominated actor shared his experiences in the industry, challenges facing type-casting, and favorite moments performing in the now-acclaimed musical, "A Strange Loop."

March 10, 2023

Simon Sinek '95 reflects on the power of positivity

February 20, 2023

Richardson is the founder of The Historymakers, an expansive archive of first-person interviews documenting the Black experience.

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.