Class Correspondent

Martin Neft was named Doctor of the Year at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, Calif. For those who knew Martin during his Brandeis days, who woulda thunk? Louis Hirsh stepped down as director of admissions at the University of Delaware, where he had worked for nearly 30 years. He joined the school as a recruiter for the honors program in 1984. “I’ll be staying in Newark and living about a block and a half away from my office,” he told the Newark Post. “Main Street has a wonderful collection of restaurants and shops, so I look forward to enjoying those. I enjoy living in this town.” Fran Forman won three awards at the Prix de la Photographie, Paris, one of Europe’s most prestigious juried photography competitions, for a series of artworks that combine photography and painting. She was recognized in the categories of fine art, fine art collage and fine art book proposal. Fran’s work combines photographic and illustrative skills with her passion for surrealism. Her work was on display over the summer at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, the Davis Orton Gallery in New York, Espace Dupon in Paris and TCC Photo Gallery in Texas. She is a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis, and teaches at Brandeis and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Allan Lichtman, a history professor at American University, has published seven books and several hundred popular and scholarly articles. He has been an expert witness in more than 75 civil and voting rights cases. His prediction system, the Keys to the White House, has correctly forecast the outcomes of all U.S. presidential elections since 1984. Around 1966 or 1967, Leda Schubert and a bunch of other risk takers took mime from Jan Kessler. In 2012, Leda is happy to announce the publication of “Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words,” a picture-book biography of the world’s greatest mime. Kirkus called it “a stunning achievement,” and School Library Journal deemed it “an exquisite book.” Leda has also written other picture books in her dotage.
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