Susan Band Horwitz, PhD’63, the Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, delivered the keynote address at the medical school’s 2016 commencement. Jak Yakar, MA’66, PhD’68, has been a professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University since 2012. For 42 years, he was a lecturer in the university’s Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, and a researcher at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. He has published five books on Anatolian archaeology and ethnoarchaeology, and numerous articles in various journals. Stu Smith, MFA’67, and his wife, Betty ’67, are both retired. Stu taught in the music and computer science departments at UMass Lowell, and Betty was a special-education teacher and administrator. They live in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Their daughter, Rebecca, lives in Israel with husband Rabbi Yoel Oz and daughter Rachel Devorah. John Hartley, MA’68, PhD’69, retired after 47 years of teaching at Azusa Pacific University. A professor of Old Testament biblical studies, he chaired the Department of Biblical Studies for 33 years. Prior to that, he was chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. He twice traveled with students to study Israel’s cultural and historical geography.

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