Jeremy Brochin, MA’71, was named interim Jewish chaplain/Hillel director at Muhlenberg College. He was the director of Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania for 23 years before his retirement in 2010. He later served as interim director at the University of Washington Hillel in Seattle. He received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Award from the University of Pennsylvania and the Exemplar of Excellence Award from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Richard Petrasso, PhD’72, co-founder and leader of the High-Energy-Density Physics Division of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the Edward Teller Award from the American Nuclear Society. The award recognizes pioneering research and leadership in the use of laser and ion-particle beams to produce unique high-temperature and high-density matter for scientific research and controlled thermonuclear fusion. Richard’s accomplishments include the pioneering use of nuclear diagnostics for understanding nuclear fusion energy research. Rubén Rumbaut, MA’73, PhD’78, is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Eric Goldman, MFA’74, MA’75, visited Brandeis House in June 2013 to talk about his new book, “The American Jewish Story Through Cinema.” He teaches film at Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He writes for the Jewish Standard newspaper and is president of Ergo Media, a distributor of Jewish film. Robert Randolph, MA’74, chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the Kopio Award for service to students. He has served in various roles at MIT since 1979, including assistant dean for student affairs, senior associate dean for undergraduate education and student affairs, and dean-in-residence. He was named MIT’s first chaplain in 2007.
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