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‘After the Launch’ features Boston-area start-ups

This Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, WINC (Women, Inc), a Brandeis initiative for women to support business and politics, organized “After the Launch.” The event was sponsored in conjunction with the International Business School (IBS) Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship program. The entrepreneur panelists had a chance to introduce their business and […]

Savonen ’15 excels on the field and in the classroom

Tyler Savonen ’15 has been an instrumental part of the Brandeis men’s soccer team and an accomplished student since the beginning of his time at the school. As one of the team’s captains, Savonen helped to lead his team to the Elite Eight this year, all the while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. Savonen is a […]

Pres. Lawrence discusses rising tuition costs

University President Frederick Lawrence joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio on Nov. 20 to discuss the cost of a higher education and what makes Brandeis a unique institution. The interview was conducted as part of a series with other leaders and thinkers that shape the Boston area. In just the last […]

Brandeis organizations unite for Stanley Family Night

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Stanley Elementary School in Waltham hosted its annual Stanley Family Night. The event is set up like a carnival, and various organizations and clubs from Brandeis run different booths that the students of the elementary school and their families walk around and participate in. These booths range from ones focusing […]

2014 Mike Epstein Award given to Prof. Blake LeBaron

Professor Blake LeBaron, the Abram L. and Thelma Sachar Professor of International Economics at Brandeis International Business School (IBS), was honored with the 2014 Mike Epstein Award from the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation for his work bridging technical analysis to the academic world. This award was established in 2009, in memory of late MTA […]

Prof. Conrad studies medicalization of ADHD

“I was the kind of kid who would get up and walk around, look at the goldfish, read the encyclopedias in the back of the room, talk to neighbors,” Peter Conrad, a professor of sociology, said in regard to his childhood. “Had ADHD been an option as a diagnosis in the ’50s, which it wasn’t, […]

Connerty sponsors special needs sports clinic

On Jan. 10, Ed Connerty, former special education teacher in the Tewksbury Public Schools and founder of SPARK (Special People, Athletes, and Remarkable Kids), will be hosting a free basketball clinic for children with special needs. Connerty, who is a passionate advocate for children with both physical and mental disabilities, explains that the event is […]

Brandeis community expresses solidarity with MO protests

Nearly 200 members of the Brandeis community covered the Rabb steps Monday, Dec. 1, in protest of the Nov. 24 decision by a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The shooting has sparked months of protests […]

Brandeis community actively involved in combating Ebola

Since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” in August, alumni, researchers and students at Brandeis have been instrumental in developing an Ebola virus disinfectant system. The community has also been active in the discussion about the onset, economic impact and health effects of the disease. Brandeis […]

French and German campus organizations combine to host Franco-German unity party

The Brandeis French and Francophone Club teamed up with the Center of German European studies to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War I by hosting the Franco-German Unity Party on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the SCC Atrium. Professor Sabine Von Mering, professor of German and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and director of the […]