Peter Mansbach, Ph.D.’71, has started a nonprofit organization, Circadian Sleep Disorders Network, to promote awareness and accommodation for people with circadian sleep disorders such as delayed sleep phase disorder and non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder. Canwest News Service recently profiled Julie Weiss, M.F.A.’71, an Emmy Award-winning costume designer who has worked on more than 60 film and television projects. According to the story, Julie created the apocalyptic looks in “Twelve Monkeys,” dressed the beloved characters in “Steel Magnolias” and beaded the figure-skating outfits in “Blades of Glory.” “A costume designer is a storyteller,” she told the reporter. “You have a chance to tell stories, to make people think about things. That’s a great honor, to take someone on a voyage. You just hope they come back.” Julie got her first break when a Brandeis professor asked her to design the costumes for a Broadway show he was putting on. Lillian Glickman, M.S.W.’71, Ph.D.’81, and her husband, Ernie, were honored at the American Technion Society’s annual gala. Aron Ain, president of the New England Region ATS board of directors, presented the couple with the Benefactor Award for their generous support of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Robert Glennon, M.A.’72, Ph.D.’81, was named a Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona. The designation is reserved for faculty scholars of exceptional ability who have achieved national and international distinction. Robert, the Morris K. Udall Professor in the James E. Rogers College of Law, has been a globally influential intellectual leader on the issue of water resources, as well as one of the most eloquent and tireless advocates for a more sustainable water future. Deborah Lipstadt, M.A.’72, Ph.D.’76, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category for “The Eichmann Trial.” She is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Deborah Kaplan Polivy, M.S.W.’72, Ph.D.’78, is an independent fundraising consultant. Paul Mendes-Flohr, M.A.’73, Ph.D.’74, a leading scholar of modern Jewish thought and intellectual history, was named the Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He is working on a biography of German-Jewish religious philosopher Martin Buber. Paul is the author of “German Jews: A Dual Identity” (1999), which explores the complex cultural loyalties of German Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries. His other works include “The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History” (with former Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz, Ph.D.’72), “Progress and Its Discontents” and “Divided Passions: Jewish Intellectuals and the Experience of Modernity.” He is the editor of “A Land of Two Peoples: Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs.” He also is editor-in-chief, with Bernd Witte, of the 21-volume critical edition of Buber’s writings in German. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2000 after teaching for 30 years at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Michael Gresser, Ph.D.’76, is leading the strategic therapeutics initiative at Zymeworks, a privately held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of antibody and protein-based therapeutics. Michael also serves as chair of the company’s scientific advisory board. He has worked at Merck, Amgen and Oxford BioTherapeutics, and taught at UCLA and Simon Fraser University.

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