Jay Bergman’s book “The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought and Culture” was published by Oxford University Press in September. Albert Chao is president and CEO of Westlake Chemical, a Houston-based international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products. The company has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which seeks to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. Beth Segal Wright returned to the University of Texas at Arlington faculty as a professor of art history after serving as dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2003-14. In April, she was named a Distinguished University Professor and elected to the university’s Academy of Distinguished Scholars. “The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix,” which Beth edited, was cited in the bibliography and mentioned in review essays for the recent Delacroix exhibition at the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kate Zentall, P’05, writes and edits fiction and nonfiction, and is an artist-in-residence at Jewish Women’s Theatre in Los Angeles. She and husband Bill Forward also spend time at their condo on Cape Cod. Daughter Anna Forward ’05 lives in Berkeley, California; teaches in Oakland; and, with husband Abe Garabedian, welcomed baby Grace Elizabeth on Jan. 15.
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