Brandeis Students Seed Rooftop Farm

June 4th, 2015
Image from Boston Herald

Image from Boston Herald

Boston Herald
May 24, 2015
The 1,500-square-foot rooftop farm is located on the “red roof” of the Gerstenzang Science Center. ENVS students came up with the idea in Laura Goldin’s “Greening the Ivory Tower” course in fall 2014 and worked with Green City Growers to set up the farm at the end of the spring semester.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the community rooftop farm! For the farming schedule and to learn more about what is happening each week check out the Brandeis page with Green City Growers. You can also follow the Brandeis Farmers Club on Facebook.

Nail Salon Worker Toxic Exposure Studies Cited by Boston Globe

June 4th, 2015

Image from The Boston Globe

Brandeis students continue to make meaningful, newsworthy change for good. On May 12, 2015 the Boston Globe addressed the regulation and safety of Massachusetts nail salons, citing Brandeis University Nail Salon Worker Toxic Exposure studies by the 2011 and 2013 Environmental Health and Justice JBS students: “Amid N.Y. report, how are Mass. nail salons regulated?”. These research studies were presented by the students at the Academy of Sciences Annual International Conferences of Environmental Science and Technology.


May 1st, 2015

Eva BellinEva Bellin, the Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Mentor Award. The $2,500 award will be presented on April 23 by Susan Birren, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Mentor Award recognizes faculty members who exhibit outstanding mentorship of graduate students, including:

  • Inspiring excellent academic performance from students
  • Advising and guiding research
  • Organizing an effective environment for research and scholarship
  • Developing talents such as research skills, teaching ability, presentations, writing and preparation of grant and fellowship applications
  • Sponsoring students in the academic and professional community
  • Interacting effectively with students
  • Responding to students’ academic and personal needs
  • Providing career guidance and helping students find professionally relevant employment
  • Serving as a successful role model

Read more about Dr. Berlin’s award here.

UCI Distinguished Professor RubéN Rumbaut Elected AAAS Fellow

April 30th, 2015
Rubén Rumbaut is a leading expert on immigration and refugee resettlement in the United States and a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Original article from newswise.

Brandeis Sociology alumni RubéN Rumbaut ’78 UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of sociology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

He’s among 197 new fellows elected this year to the 235-year-old academy, considered one of the nation’s most select societies. Joining him in the honor are Pulitzer and Nobel prize winners and some of the world’s most accomplished scholars; scientists; writers; artists; and civic, business and philanthropic leaders.

“Spanning disciplines, nations and generations, Professor Rumbaut’s research has played a pivotal role in defining how immigrants and children of immigrants attain education and transition into adulthood,” said Bill Maurer, dean of UCI’s School of Social Sciences. “We’re honored that the academy has recognized him for his many contributions, and we’re proud to have him among our esteemed faculty.”

Rumbaut is internationally known and widely cited for his research on children and young adults raised in immigrant families of diverse nationalities and socioeconomic classes. He has authored, co-authored or edited numerous publications on the topic, including 14 books – with two more forthcoming. Rumbaut earned a best book award from the American Sociological Association and, as a National Academy of Sciences panel member, contributed to two authoritative volumes on the U.S. Hispanic population.

Read more here

$4.5 million grants to boost hospital chaplain research literacy

April 29th, 2015

Original article from BrandeisNOW!

Two grants totaling $4.5 million over four years from the John Templeton Foundation will better equip hospital chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate and advocate for the spiritual care they provide. The “Training Research-Literate Chaplains as Ambassadors for Spirituality and Health” project seeks to close the gap between hospital chaplains’ current limited research literacy and the importance of evidence-based care for all members of the health care team.

“Health care chaplains have embraced the importance of evidence-based practice but lack the training to realize it,” said project co-leader George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, professor and director of research in the Department of Religion, Health and Human Values at Rush University Medical Center. “More interdisciplinary collaboration and a growing understanding of how religion and spirituality can positively impact patient health means hospital chaplains are increasingly important members of a patient’s care team.” More details about the project can be found at this Transforming Chaplaincy website.

Wendy Cadge
Wendy Cadge

Wendy Cadge, PhD, professor of sociology and chairperson of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University, is the project’s co-leader. This project grew, in part, from her book “Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine,” which explored religion and spirituality in the work of doctors, nurses, chaplains and others in health care. “Educating chaplains in research is vital for the profession as it continues to develop and as chaplains are members of interdisciplinary care teams,” she explained.

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