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Fall issue of Brandeis Magazine online now

Go back to college with the Fall issue of Brandeis Magazine.

Find out what happens when sworn enemies become business partners, and how a young Ghanaian alumna is helping crush a negative stereotype of African women (Hint: It involves sisterhood, sex and empowerment). Discover how Turing Award winner Leslie Lamport, MA’63, PhD’72, developed the fundamental concepts of 21st-century computing.

The issue is full of stories that explore the lives, pursuits and ideas of fascinating Brandeisians, on campus and around the world. Meet NPR’s host extraordinaire, Guy Raz ’96, the first person in podcasting history with three shows in the iTunes podcast chart’s Top 20 simultaneously. Read about professor Eugene Sheppard’s illuminating research into the previously unknown connection between the Spanish Inquisition and the rise of Nazism.

The cover story looks inside the new Brandeis fellowship program and incubator, Our Generation Speaks, which brings together young Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs to create joint startups in the Middle East — an enterprising idea that could sow seeds of peace in the region.

As always, catch up with friends and classmates in Class Notes, and peruse “On the Bookshelf” to keep abreast of what faculty and fellow alumni are publishing. Read about recent University happenings, including news of Brandeis’ single largest gift ever.

Date: September 27, 2017