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Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Apple’s Siri, now works at Samsung, creating the next generation of smart voice assistants. In a Business Insider article in October, he discussed how technology is replacing human jobs, though he’s not sure that will happen in education. “One of the best factors of learning is an inspiring teacher — you look into the eyes of someone who lights it up in you, and then you learn,” he said. “All the technology and whizzy, shiny whatever is not necessarily going to help you.” Roger Frankel practices neurosurgery at Atlanta Brain and Spine Care, where he is president, and has completed a term as president of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society. After almost 18 years of staying at home to take care of their children, his wife, Sue Feldstein-Frankel, returned to work as a fourth-grade teacher at the Galloway School. Roger and Sue have three daughters: Caroline, a junior at Elon; Sophia, a freshman in the College of Charleston honors program; and Eliza, a high-school junior. Debbie Ginsburg and Barry Kolodkin ’84 are enjoying life in England, although they say they do miss the Greek sun. Daughter Lucy is in the 10th grade, and son Jesse is a freshman at UMass Amherst. “It’s odd to have a child on a different continent,” Debbie writes, “but that makes us more sympathetic to what we’ve put our parents through all these years.” David Silverman, president of American Atheists, was awarded the Richard Dawkins Award by the Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. He has advocated for political and social justice causes for more than 20 years. His book “Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World” is now available in paperback. David’s wife, Hildy, was recently promoted to marketing and public-relations manager at Sivantos, the manufacturer of Signia hearing aids. Hildy is also the publisher of Space and Time, a magazine of speculative fiction in its 51st year of publication. Gregory Snyder is the elected chair of the board of directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards, which represents state medical-licensing boards at the national level in Washington, D.C. Alex Tepper reports the Federation of International Lacrosse’s world games are being held in July in Israel. Several Brandeis alums will be playing alongside Alex, including Michael Gottlieb ’85, Rob Eber ’91 and Jeffrey Roth.

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