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Renowned information-technology journalist Walt Mossberg, who in 2014 launched the independent technology news and reviews site Re/code, was honored by Syracuse University’s Newhouse School at the eighth annual Mirror Awards ceremony. Walt and business partner Kara Swisher were recognized with the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence. Joan Dassin joined Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management as a professor and director of the master’s program in Sustainable International Development. She served as executive director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program from 2000-13, and spent last year as a visiting researcher at the Centre of Latin American Studies and an academic visitor at St. Antony’s College at Oxford University. Raphael Jospe, MA’70, PhD’79, who lives in Jerusalem, is a professor of Jewish philosophy at Ariel University in the West Bank and the author of eight books on Jewish philosophy. He is also a major in the Israel Defense Forces reserves. Clinical oncologist Daniel Levitt joined the board of directors for Sorrento Therapeutics, which is developing new treatments for cancer and associated pain. Hillel Schwartz was awarded a Holtzbrinck fellowship to attend the American Academy in Berlin, where he is studying the history of ideas about and experiences of emergency since the 1760s.

Marder photo

MIRACLE OF SCIENCE: Eve Marder ’69, the university’s Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience — shown here with Doug Rosner ’88 and Tim Lauer, PhD’17 — spoke to Boston-area alumni and graduate students about science research at Brandeis. Lauer, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student representative to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, chaired the event.

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