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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 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.

October 29, 2021

Known as the "Father of Green Chemistry," Paul Anastas, MA’87, PhD’90, was awarded the prize for his groundbreaking work in reducing chemical waste and toxicity.

October 26, 2021

Steve Rabitz ’92 looks at the breadth and talent of the Brandeis network in the fields of law, finance and beyond.

October 25, 2021

“He was fearless,” says Ann Carol Grossman ’69 of her film-making partner of 25 years who died this month at 79.

October 21, 2021

Gustavo Gelpí ’87 has been confirmed by the US Senate as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

October 15, 2021

John Dowling, Ph.D. and Doris Tsao, Ph.D. will deliver the John Lisman ’66 Memorial Lectures in Vision Science and Receive Award.

October 12, 2021

Inspired by Mitch Albom ’79's "Tuesdays With Morrie," we want to hear stories of mentor/mentee relationships from the Brandeis community.

October 1, 2021

Nominations are open for BOLD 9, honoring up-and-coming young alumni. Nominate yourself or a Brandeisian you admire.

September 29, 2021

This Hispanic Heritage Month, a look at how Latinx alumni are mentoring students and preserving the rich history of Latinx culture at Brandeis.

September 23, 2021

Alumni and students are making valuable connections via the Rise Together program on B Connect - Brandeis' networking and mentorship hub.

September 7, 2021

Comedian Josh Gondelman '07 offers his thoughts on Yom Kippur, "the official Jewish festival of 'I'm Sorry.'"

September 1, 2021

Watch how Brandeis welcomed the class of 2025.

September 1, 2021

A look at the facts and figures for the newest members of the Brandeis community.

September 1, 2021

For the first time, Brandeis Alumni Association President Lewis Brooks ’80, P’16 welcomed the Class of 2025 to the university's robust network of alumni.

August 31, 2021

As executive director of the New England Jewish Labor Committee (NEJLC), Ari Fertig '08 is sounding a clarion call to the Jewish community to support workers' rights.

August 31, 2021

Brandeis has just launched The Jewish Experience - a new multimedia site that looks at Jewish culture and traditions as well as issues facing Jews today.

August 31, 2021

Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor ’94 has a wide-ranging repertoire thanks to fan requests from Twitter.

August 19, 2021

Fulfilling a key part of its strategic plan, the alumni board now has a membership that looks a lot more like the Brandeis community.

August 16, 2021

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August 11, 2021

Laiona (Weaver) Michelle, MFA'00 wrote and portrays the role of Nina Simone in a play about the famous singer's life.

August 3, 2021

Deborah E. Lipstadt, MA’72, PhD’76, H’19 is appointed as a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism.

July 30, 2021

Longtime friend of Brandeis Harold Grinspoon brings his artistic vision to the Brandeis campus.

July 27, 2021

Peniamina "Ben" Percival ’18 does Brandeis proud by becoming only the second Brandeis alum to compete in the Olympic games.

July 26, 2021

New exhibition celebrates the Rose’s 60th anniversary and highlights the radical roots from which the museum grew, while showcasing the potential for future transformations.

July 14, 2021

From The Guardian: The trilingual performer was rapidly gaining ground – and then Covid hit. A new documentary follows her time in quarantine, where compassion bridged cultural divides

July 7, 2021

Peniamina (Ben) Percival ’18 competed in judo at the Tokyo Olympics, representing his home country of Samoa.

June 22, 2021

Alumni Weekend 2021 was unlike any other, but remained full of memorable moments and meaningful connections.

June 21, 2021

From The Boston Globe: Reverend Miniard Culpepper ’77 is helping feed his community with the help of fellow Brandeis alumni.

June 17, 2021

To mark the occasion, a university-hosted virtual discussion with renowned scholar and author Annette Gordon-Reed will be released on Saturday, June 19 - Juneteenth.

June 16, 2021

President Ron Liebowitz presented Patricia Hill Collins ’69, PhD’84, Susan Reich Weiss ’71 and Drew Weissman ’81, MA’81, P’15, with the university's highest form of recognition bestowed exclusively on alumni at a virtual ceremony as part of Brandeis Alumni Weekend.

June 15, 2021

Horowitz, the Inspector General for the Department of Justice, spoke with the legendary journalist in an Alumni Weekend event on June 11.

June 11, 2021

Brandeisians share what inspired them to give to the Light the Way campaign.

June 10, 2021

Alumni of the Waltham Group have come together to form a network to stay connected.

June 7, 2021

Don't miss Alumni Weekend, starting this Friday, June 11. Take a moment now to learn more about the exciting lineup and to register.

June 2, 2021

This year’s Linda Heller Kamm ’61 Prize winner Rooa Abdelmagid joins a decade-long succession of those with career commitment to social justice.

May 27, 2021

The Brandeis University Board of Trustees has elected Lisa Kranc ’75 as its new chair, the first woman to serve as chair of Brandeis’ board.

May 19, 2021

Watch or read the 2019 keynote address by Deborah E. Lipstadt, MA’72, PhD’76, H’19.

May 14, 2021

Gelpi has been confirmed by the US Senate to the second-highest level of court, following only the Supreme Court.

May 14, 2021

Leonard Lauder shared reflections on his career and beyond during a recent event hosted by President Ron Liebowitz and wife Jessica.