Ruth Blaut Krulfeld, who earned a PhD in anthropology at Yale, taught for 37 years at The George Washington University, where she is now professor emerita. Her research was conducted primarily in Indonesia and with Laotian refugees in the U.S. but also included work in Central America and the Caribbean. Upon her retirement in 2000, she received the George Washington Award for outstanding contributions to the university and the wider society. Today, she writes poetry, short stories and plays. She also performs her plays at the retirement home where she now lives (thereby adding directing and acting to her list of activities) and started an in-house publication that showcases residents’ creative work. “At an advanced age, we can still be creative and explore new areas of interest most of us never had time for when we were involved in our careers,” she writes. “Life is an adventure.” Judith Grossman Taylor, G’23, is proud that, after working on the previous 11 children and grandchildren, her youngest grandchild, Joshua Taylor-Klaus ’23, has enrolled at Brandeis and is loving the school. “Makes me want to start all over again,” she writes.
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