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Janet Mock, 2016


Our 21st annual Tillie K. Lubin Symposium took place on March 22nd, 2016 and was an enormous success, with an audience of 180 people. It featured a conversation between Professor Jasmine Johnson (not pictured) and writer, cultural commentator, advocate for trans women’s rights and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to […]

Re:Joyce; Joyce Antler’s Retirement Conference, 2015

Joyce Antler and Interim President Lisa Lynch

From Brandeis Now, October 20 2015 By Julian Cardillo Photo Credit Heratch Ekmekjian This past weekend Brandeis celebrated the work, words and vision of Joyce Antler ‘63, the Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studiesand a nationally renowned women’s historian who will retire at the end of this academic […]

Anita Hill Named University Professor, 2015

Anita HIll

From Brandeis Now, April 15 2015 by: Bill Schaller (Photo by Mike Lovett) The Brandeis Board of Trustees unanimously voted to recognize Anita Hill, a senior advisor to the provost and professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, with a promotion to University Professor at its March 26 [2015] meeting. “Anita […]

Dr. David Lisak Presents on Sexual Violence on College Campuses, 2014

David Lisak

Dr. David Lisak, a forensic psychologist and expert on non-stranger rape came to Brandeis on 10/21/14 to address a large audience of students, faculty, and staff.  Excerpted from an article in The Brandeis Hoot, by Emily Belowich: The first part of Lisak’s lecture informed the audience about common trends in sexual violence on college campuses […]

Choreographer Martha Graham Receives an Honorary Degree, 1956

Martha Graham

Famed choreographer, dance instructor, and dance company founder, renown dancer Martha Graham visited Brandeis University to talk at Gen. Ed. S.. Although the topic was dance, the theme of the program was revealed to be living life to its full. Described as a dynamic presenter, an animated Graham spoke about her craft and style and […]

Jennifer Finney Boylan Lectures in 2013

Jennifer Finney Boylan

On October 15th, best selling author and celebrated LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan offered the 10th annual Eleanor Roosevelt lecture in Women’s and Gender Studies on “She’s Not There,” which was based on her memoir of the same name, and details her experiences as a transgender woman. Jennifer Finney Boylan began by reading an excerpt entitled […]

Brandeis National Women’s Committee is Founded in 1948

National Women's Committee

First founded in 1948, the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee is considered the largest ‘friends of a library’ group with an estimated national membership of 48,000. It can claim over 105 nationwide chapters with its national headquarters located in Waltham, MA. The BUNWC’s main objective is the raising of funds in financial support and continued […]

Margaret Mead Speaks at Brandeis in 1952

Margaret Mead

  Margaret Mead, noted anthropologist affiliated with the Museum of Natural History, author of such seminal works as Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation  and Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, and who was famously quoted as saying that “Never believe that a few caring people […]

Honorary Degree Recipients

Golda Meir Honorary Degree

What do Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Laws-1969), former Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright (Laws – 1996), Abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler (Humane Letters – 1982), Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Laws – 1996) and Producer/Director/Actor/Singer Barbra Streisand (Humane Letters – 1995) all have in common? Each is a Brandeis University Honorary Degree Recipient, […]

The Chris Lerman Prize for Essays on Extraordinary Women is Established in 1995

Holly Jackson Wins the Lerman Award

This annual prize was established in 1995 by Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer ’69 to honor her mother Chris Lerman, a holocaust survivor, national leader on issues pertaining to Israel and the Holocaust, and devoted wife and mother. In the words of Jeanette, Chris is “an extraordinary woman who measured her achievement in terms of nurturing those she […]