Class Correspondent

Richard Burger is sorry he could not attend Reunion; he and his wife, Debbie, were in Washington, D.C., visiting two of their three granddaughters. He has retired but still publishes in the field of biochemistry. In April, Burt Kaufman married Jane (Schultz) Bloom ’63, an old friend from Brandeis. They reconnected after 50 years when he moved to New York City to be closer to family and friends following the 2014 death of his wife of 48 years, Diane, after a long illness. Burt, who retired in 2005, was a professor of history and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami (Ohio) University. He has published a number of books on American foreign policy and the U.S. presidency, and is writing a biography of Barack Obama. Dave Tierney was honored as Man of the Year by Valley Leadership, a leadership-training organization in Phoenix. Judith Weschler has completed her 28th film, “Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination,” about the Russian-born literary and cultural critic. The film, distributed by the Museum of Modern Art, had its premiere at Harvard, where Boym was a professor of comparative and Slavic literature. Nisha Zenoff’s book “The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies?” is scheduled to be published in November. She says the book — which includes interviews with 78 bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings — was part of her “healing journey” after her son Victor’s death in 1980. She writes, “Everything I learned from Professor Abe Maslow when I was a Brandeis student has been essential to the whole process.” Nisha lives in the San Francisco area with her husband, Steve.

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