Campus News

Summer issue of Brandeis Magazine out now

It’s time to put Brandeis Magazine at the top of your summer reading list.

The summer issue is packed with topical stories on politics, science and culture, not to mention a komishe mayseh about a Jew who, in a Brandeis class on European Jewry, finally learns a thing or two about his past.

Delve into the cover story and discover one of the most exciting research programs on campus. Scientists are creating “active matter” that could one day animate self-healing artificial organs, drug-delivery nanobots and self-mending clothes. 

Interested in learning what alumni journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and other leading media outlets have to say about the rise of fake news? Read the roundtable discussion in Arts and Culture.

Alumni profile subjects include leadership guru Simon Sinek ’95, kickboxer Alex (Stokman) Brackett ’99 and nurse-turned-entrepreneur Melissa Gersin ’05. Daniel Shapiro ’91, the former U.S. ambassador to Israel, is the subject of the Brandeis Questionnaire.

As always, you can catch up with friends and classmates in Class Notes, keep abreast of campus news in the magazine’s Brandeis Brief department, and scan Alumni News for information about the new Shared Interest Groups and Brandeis Travelers.

Read, enjoy and send your comments to

Date: May 23, 2017