Susan Band Horowitz, PhD’63, the Rose C. Falkenstein Professor of Cancer Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the inventor of the cancer-fighting drug Taxol, was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Only 5,520 people have been elected to the organization, the oldest learned society in the United States, since it was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743. Charles Levy, PhD’67, is the son of Edward Levy, the major donor behind the treasure trove of the more than 1,000 dime novels Brandeis has in its collection (described in the feature “Remembrance of Things Past” in Brandeis Magazine’s Summer 2013 issue). Edward was a carnival worker, theater operator, lawyer, banker, editor and publisher. 
He was also a lifelong collector of dime novels and the first president of the Brandeis Bibliophiles, a group of book enthusiasts who acquired rare materials for Goldfarb Library. Edward made at least two substantial dime novel contributions to Brandeis, which were then supplemented by donations by Edward T. LeBlanc; Victor Berch, MA’66, the university’s first Special Collections librarian; and several other sources.
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