Brandeis University News and Updates:Spring 2017:
INTERESTING FACTS FROM BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
(CIO) REPORT By Shelly Wasserman Chapter Information Officer
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BRANDEIS UNITES WITH PEERS TO SUPPORT LAWSUIT OPPOSING TRAVEL BAN
Brandeis University is among 31 institutions of higher education to voice opposition to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban in a federal court brief. The university previously joined peer institutions to file a brief opposing Trump's initial travel ban in February. www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/April/travel-ban-brief.html
TAKE OUR TRIVIA QUIZ!
How much do you really know about Brandeis? Test your knowledge of fantastic facts and amazing arcana about the university. www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/April/trivia-quiz-part1.html
WHY IS MOST MATZO NOW SQUARE?
Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna weighs on the evolution of matzo. www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/April/matzo-passover-sarna.html
NEW INSIGHTS INTO DNA REPAIR
The lab of biologist James Haber advances our understanding of these processes in a paper in the journal Nature. www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/April/dna-repair-haber.html
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The Brandeis Beginnings Tidbits:Brandeis University is the youngest private research university in the United States and is the only nonsectarian college or university in the nation founded by the American Jewish Community
Albert Einstein was one of the original planners of Brandeis University
Eleanor Roosevelt was a member of the faculty, teaching a course on international affairs that drew on her experience as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She was also the first Commencement speaker, for the class of 1952
The University's first professor of music and director of the School of Creative Arts was composer Leonard Bernstein. While at Brandeis, Bernstein debuted Trouble in Tahiti on June 12, 1952 as part of the first Creative Arts Festival
Notable alumni: Tony Goldwyn '82 actor, director, producer, starred in such cinematic hits as: Ghost, Tarzan, The Pelican Brief and Kiss the Girls. His directorial works include:: Someone like you and A Walk on the Moon.
Brandeis University counts among its alumni five Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel laureate and several Emmy Award-winning actors, broadcasters and producers.
Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University is ranked in the top tier of universities in the country. Founded in 1948 and named for the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis of the U.S. Supreme Court, it is the only nonsectarian, Jewish-founded university in the country, known for its academic excellence and ideals of social justice. At the same time as Brandeis’ founding, eight women from Boston, all leaders in the community, were asked to help in supporting this new university. They were given the task of building on the collection of 2,000 books in the Library, which was housed in a converted horse stable. The dedication and perseverance of these women, who now called themselves the National Women’s Committee continues today, sixty years later, as the Brandeis National Committee. With over 70 chapters nationwide and over 39,000 members, BNC is one of the largest and most successful “friends of a library” organizations in the world. Over the years, we have placed over one million books in the
Brandeis libraries, and raised over $100 million for Brandeis University and its libraries, scholarship and research. Brandeis University has become one of the youngest private research universities, with ground-breaking exploration in neurodegenerative and age-related diseases.