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Scientific Minds Over Matter

Brandeis researchers are using cellular components to build new kinds of machines and materials. They walk. They flow. They may fuel the next scientific revolution.

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David Bonazzi

The Workforce Whisperer

To retain workers and customers, businesses have to inspire them. Leadership maven Simon Sinek ’95 helps employers light that spark.

A Fool in Yiddishland

Feh! Being Jewish doesn’t make you a Yiddish expert. Lay off the shtik, and learn a few things you didn’t know.

The Mother of All Baby Calmers

Nurse-turned-“Shark Tank” contestant Melissa Gersin ’05 figured out how to give fretful babies and fatigued parents desperately needed R&R — stat.

The Brandeis Questionnaire

Daniel Shapiro ’91 trades diplomacy in Israel for time to reflect.

In the Crucible of the Congo

WEB EXCLUSIVE. During his first tour in Africa, a young refugee worker’s moral mettle is tested when he makes a decision that puts many lives in the balance.