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Put Brandeis Magazine at the top of your summer reading list

Cover of Brandeis magazine summer issue 2018

The Summer issue of Brandeis Magazine is your ultimate beach read, with enough captivating content to keep you engaged on the hottest (or rainiest) of days. 

The cover story introduces you to eight young startups that, nurtured by Brandeis’ culture of exploration, promise to usher in new ways of battling cancer, predicting cardiac arrest, eliminating human error from investing decisions and offering student loans.

Meet Patty Spence ’80, executive director of the Urban Farming Institute, who is giving Boston residents lush places to grow. Heed the clarion call of activist Melissa Silverstein ’89 as she leads the charge for gender equality in Hollywood. Get to know more about actor/director/humanitarian Tony Goldwyn ’82, who answers this issue’s “Brandeis Questionnaire.”

Be sure not to miss the moving story of the decades-long quest by Brandeis neuroscientist John Lisman ’66 to unlock the secrets of memory formation. Nearly a year after his death, his colleagues are continuing his pioneering research.

Learn about robotic eels designed to deliver drugs in the human body. Find out more about the $1M HHMI grant Brandeis received to boost its STEM initiatives. Scan “On the Bookshelf” to see what faculty and alumni are writing. And, of course, peruse Class Notes to discover what your friends and classmates have been up to, as well as read profiles of Aaron Katzman '05 and Dean Tran '97, whose respective Brandeis experiences propelled them to success in their fields.

In the Impact section, read about Shaina Gilbert '10 and her work establishing a summer camp in Haiti to teach local youth academic and leadership skills. Learn how the memory of Lori Levinson Luft ’69, one of the earliest leaders of the Waltham Group, is being honored through a new student ambassador program in the Department of Community Service. 

The Summer issue is available online and in print.

Date: July 31, 2018