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Roger Gottlieb, PhD’75, professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is internationally known for his work as an analyst and exponent of religious environmentalism. He has authored or edited 16 books and more than 100 articles on environmentalism, religious life, contemporary spirituality, political philosophy, ethics, the Holocaust, feminism and disability. The 40-year career of University of Oregon landscape-architecture professor emeritus Kenneth Helphand was celebrated in May at a symposium titled “Landscape Thinking.” Proceeds will help fund an endowment for a lecture series named in his honor. Kenneth, who retired from full-time teaching in 2012, was the Philip H. Knight Professor of Architecture and Allied Arts and taught courses in landscape history, theory and design. He received distinguished teaching awards from the University of Oregon and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Rena Fruchter recently wrote “The Orchestra Murders: A Cynthia Masters Mystery.” She also authored the biographies “Dudley Moore: An Intimate Portrait” and “I’m Chevy Chase … and You’re Not.” For 12 years, Rena was a music columnist for The New York Times, and has also been a music critic and an arts commentator for other publications as well as New Jersey Public Television. She is co-founder and artistic director of Music for All Seasons, an organization that presents musical programs for people in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, special facilities for children, and other institutions.

Toronto FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Alumni Club of Toronto Co-president Myra Kotkin Novogrodsky ’68 (center) and host Nina Josefowitz ’72 welcomed fellow alumni to a Faculty in the Field event titled “What Makes Us Like the Foods That We Like,” presented by Don Katz, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, who explained how genetics and our experiences and senses determine our taste preferences.

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