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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
Simon Sinek '95

The Workforce Whisperer

Leadership expert Simon Sinek ’95 teaches employers and employees to live happier, more successful lives. How? By focusing on their “why.”

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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.

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The Mother of All Baby Calmers

Fretful babies made maternity nurse Melissa Gersin ’05 squirm. So she designed and built the Tranquilo Mat, which — with funding from “Shark Tank” — is ready to de-stress tots and parents all over the world.

Daniel Shapiro ’91

The Brandeis Questionnaire

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

Tutsi survivors: man and child of theDemocratic Republic of Congo

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.