Brandeis University

Seal of the former Middlesex University
Usen Castle, a building on campus
Brandeis University sign
Rabb Graduate Center (1965, Benjamin Thompson)
Brandeis's admissions building at night
Chapels Pond
Farber Library at left (1984, Abramovitz, Harris, & Kingsland); Goldfarb Library at right (1959, Harrison & Abramovitz)
Robert Berks' statue of Louis Brandeis stands atop the outcropping in Fellows Garden, in the center of campus (1956).
The Volen Center for Complex Systems (1994, CannonDesign)
Landsman Research Facility (completed 2005, dedicated 2008), home to a superconducting magnet.
Aerial view of campus in Waltham, Massachusetts
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center (2002, Charles Rose Architects)
Carl J. Shapiro Science Center (2009, Payette)
The Rose Art Museum (1961, Harrison & Abramovitz)
Slosberg Music Center
Women's Studies Research Center
Undergraduate Admissions Center
Shapiro Campus Center
Roderick MacKinnon (BA, 1978) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003.
Edward Witten (BA, 1971) received a Fields Medal.
Leslie Lamport (PhD, 1972) is a Turing Award-winning computer scientist.
Robert Zimmer (BA, 1968) is a mathematician and president of the University of Chicago.
Thomas Friedman (BA, 1975) won the Pulitzer Prize three times.
Margo Jefferson (BA, 1970) won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
V. Balakrishnan (physicist) (PhD, 1970) is an Indian theoretical physicist.
Angela Davis (BA, 1965) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.
Adam Cheyer (BA, 1988) is a co-founder of Siri and former director of engineering for the iPhone.
Christie Hefner (BA, 1974) is the former CEO of Playboy Enterprises.
Debra Messing (BA, 1990) is an Emmy Award-winning actress.
David Kertzer (PhD 1974) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian (2014).
Mitch Albom (BA) is a best-selling author known for writing Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Sidney Blumenthal (BA, 1969) is a journalist and political operative known for his association with President Clinton.
Guy Raz (BA, 1996) is a radio host for NPR.
Abbie Hoffman (BA, 1959) was a co-founder of the Youth International Party and one of the Chicago Seven.
Daniel B. Shapiro (BA, 1991) was the United States Ambassador to Israel under Barack Obama.
Jeffrey C. Hall, Professor Emeritus of Biology won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017.
Michael Rosbash, Peter Gruber Chair in Neuroscience won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017
Robert Reich, the United States Secretary of Labor, taught at Brandeis.
Anita Hill, an American lawyer, academic, and public figure, teaches at Brandeis.
John B. Anderson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Presidential Candidate in the election of 1980, taught at Brandeis.
Frank Bidart, is a poet who has received the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award twice.
Pauli Murray was a civil rights activist and lawyer who taught at Brandeis.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States as the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first U.S. delegate to the United Nations, and an advocate for women's rights and civil rights for African Americans.
Leonard Bernstein, acclaimed American composer and conductor, faculty member 1951 to 1956, and early supporter of the university<ref>{{cite web |title=Leonard Bernstein, Music Faculty Member |url=https://www.brandeis.edu/music/bernstein-at-brandeis.html |website=Brandeis University Music Department |publisher=Brandeis University |access-date=28 July 2021}}</ref>

Private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Edward Witten

American mathematical and theoretical physicist.

Witten in 2008

Witten attended the Park School of Baltimore (class of '68), and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history and minor in linguistics from Brandeis University in 1971.

Waltham, Massachusetts

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

Boston Manufacturing Company
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
Age Distribution
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Brandeis University
Deena (Drossin) Kastor

The city is now a center for research and higher education, home to Brandeis University and Bentley University as well as industrial powerhouse Raytheon Technologies.

Roderick MacKinnon

American biophysicist, neuroscientist, and businessman.

MacKinnon in 2014

MacKinnon then transferred to Brandeis University after one year, and there he received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1978, studying calcium transport through the cell membrane for his honors thesis in Christopher Miller's laboratory.

Eddie Fisher

American singer and actor.

Fisher in 1960
Debbie Reynolds and Fisher at their wedding, 1955

Beginning in fall 1959, he established two scholarships at Brandeis University, one for classical and one for popular music, in the name of Eddie Cantor.

Rose Art Museum

Artist Howardena Pindell at The Rose for the Feb 2019 opening of What Remains to Be Seen

The Rose Art Museum, founded in 1961, is a part of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, US.

Angela Davis

American political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar, and author.

Davis in 2014
Davis as a 10-year-old Girl Scout in Birmingham, Alabama, the place from which, she says, "my political involvement stems"
As a student at the Institute of Social Research at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Davis studied the work of philosophers Kant, Hegel, and Adorno.
Davis (center, without glasses) enters Royce Hall with Kendra Alexander at UCLA for her first lecture (October 1969)
Protest against the Vietnam War, 1970
Davis wanted by the FBI on a federal warrant issued August 15, 1970, for kidnapping and murder.
Flyer advertising a celebrity fundraiser for Davis's legal defense, featuring Ray Barretto, Jerry Butler, Carmen McRae, Pete Seeger, the Voices of East Harlem, and Ossie Davis
1971 poster by Rupert García urging freedom for political prisoners and depicting Angela Davis
Davis and Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 1972
Davis and Erich Honecker in the GDR, 1972
Communist Party USA 1976 campaign poster featuring Davis
Davis at the University of Alberta in 2006
Davis in 2019
U2's concert in Soldier Field, Chicago, 2011

Born to an African-American family in Birmingham, Alabama, Davis studied French at Brandeis University and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt in West Germany.

Abbie Hoffman

American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies") and was a member of the Chicago Seven.

Hoffman at a press conference in 1981
Hoffman (center) visiting the University of Oklahoma to protest the Vietnam War, c. undefined 1969
Hoffman in Tallahassee, Florida, 1989
Hoffman (right) with America and Anita Hoffman in 1972
Hoffman and Johanna Lawrenson in 1981

Upon graduating, he enrolled at nearby Brandeis University, where he studied under professors such as noted psychologist Abraham Maslow, often considered the father of humanistic psychology.

Loretta Devine

American actress and singer.

Devine in December 2010

In 1976, she received a Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Brandeis University.

Abraham Maslow

American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization.

An interpretation of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid, with the more basic needs at the bottom

Maslow was a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research, and Columbia University.

Thomas Friedman

American political commentator and author.

Friedman in 2005
Friedman during the WEF 2013
Friedman speaking at the Chatham House in London in September 2014
Friedman and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 17, 2017

Friedman studied at the University of Minnesota for two years, but later transferred to Brandeis University and graduated summa cum laude in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies.