Class Correspondent

The 14th edition of a book by Larry Behrens, “Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum” was published in February. The cross-disciplinary text first appeared in 1982. Now retired from the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Larry lives in Ventura with his wife, Bonnie. Son Michael is an attorney in Newport Beach. Larry and Bonnie have two granddaughters. Barbara Hayes Buell is a managing partner at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo, specializing in the representation of hospitals, doctors, dentists and other health-care providers as well as charter schools and other educational entities. Barbara and her husband live in Wayland, Massachusetts, and also spend time at their house in Burgundy, France. Son Zack, who is married with a 3-year-old son of his own, is an actor in NYC. Jonathan Cohen retired from DePaul University in 2014 after teaching mathematics there for 27 years. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Elizabeth, who teaches mathematics part time. After his retirement, Jonathan started competing in road races and in 2017 was named the Chicago-Area Runners Association’s Super Senior Male Runner of the Year. His elder son works in Houston and writes commentary for several online publications. His younger son, a mathematician, is a postdoc at the University of Chicago. Elizabeth Fideler celebrated the publication of her book “Margaret Pearmain Welch: Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist.” The biography offers a portrait of a wealthy, highly accomplished Beacon Hill resident who lived from 1893-1984 and was involved in many of the social causes of her time. Elizabeth, who earned her EdD at Harvard, is a research fellow at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work. She is the author of “Women Still at Work: Professionals Over 60 and on the Job” (2012) and “Men Still at Work: Professionals Over 60 and on the Job” (2014). A longtime trustee of the Framingham Public Library, Elizabeth chairs the library’s One Book, One Community initiative. Michael Lewis, an orthopedic surgeon at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, has exhibited his photography in galleries around the U.S.; on a website; and in three books, the latest titled “One World: A View of Seven Continents” (with proceeds donated to the Himalayan Cataract Project). The self-trained photographer says medicine and photography are similar — they’re both about establishing mutual trust and sharing intimate moments. 
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