Thomas Glynn, M.S.W.’72, Ph.D.’77, the longtime second-ranking executive at Partners HealthCare, resigned to teach at Harvard University and join a health-care think tank in Washington, D.C. Glynn, who served as chief operating officer of the hospital and physician network for 14 of its 16 years in existence, is teaching a course at the Kennedy School of Government and serving as a senior fellow for health-care delivery reform at the Center for American Progress.

Bernard Steinberg, M.A.’72,
retired after 18 years as director of the Hillel chapter at Harvard. He helped Hillel become one of the largest student organizations on campus and developed leadership education and interfaith programs.

Deborah Lipstadt, M.A.’72, Ph.D.’76, renowned for having vanquished Holocaust denier David Irving during a five-year legal battle that ended in 2001, delivered the Striar Memorial Lecture, “The New Anti-Semitism: How New? How Bad? How Real?” on Dec. 12, 2010, at Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon, Mass. She is a professor of modern Jewish and Holocaust studies at Emory University.

“The Sing-Off,’’ the NBC a cappella show produced by filmmaker Sam Weisman, M.F.A.’73, returned for a second season. The five-night series aired in the weeks before the holidays and featured 10 a cappella groups.

James Haley Jr., M.A.’74, Ph.D.’75, married Katherine Ann Helm on Dec. 11, 2010, in New York. James is a partner in the New York office of the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray, where he works in the property rights management group.

Sharon Krefetz, M.A.’75, Ph.D.’76,
was named the Andrea B. and Peter D. ’64 Klein Distinguished Professor at Clark University. The Klein chair rotates among Clark’s tenured faculty from all departments every four years. Sharon joined the Clark faculty in 1972 and chairs the Department of Political Science. Her scholarship has centered on affordable housing policies in the United States.

Loretta Devine, M.F.A.’76, who has appeared in the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls,” the films “Waiting to Exhale,” “Crash” and “Dreamgirls,” and the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” is among the actresses in Tyler Perry’s film adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Released with the abbreviated title “For Colored Girls,” the film also features Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Kimberly Elise, Tessa Thompson and Macy Gray.
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