Martin Abramowitz, Ph.D.’80, is featured in a new documentary, “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story.” Martin is president of Jewish Major Leaguers Inc., a nonprofit organization that documents Jews in professional baseball and produces a set of baseball cards tracking their careers.

David Ariel, M.A.’81, Ph.D.’82, is president of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. Before that, he served for 25 years as president of Siegal College in Cleveland, where be built one of the largest graduate programs for Jewish educator development in North America.

Theresa Rebeck, M.A.’83, M.F.A.’86, Ph.D.’89, was named associate artist at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York. A widely produced playwright, she saw her latest work, “The Understudy,” premier at the 2008 Williamstown Theatre Festival and run in New York at the Laura Pels Theater.

Scott Wheeler, M.A.’83, Ph.D.’84,
was named Composer of the Year by the Classical Recording Foundation. He was honored for a recent Naxos recording of his songs featuring singers Susanna Phillips, Krista River, Joseph Kaiser and William Sharp with pianist Donald Berman.

Charles Fox, Ph.D.’86, has been appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. His higher-education career spans more than 30 years and includes appointments at Columbia, the State University of New York, Washington University in St. Louis, and Franklin & Marshall.

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