An interview Roslyn (Laufgraben) Bernstein conducted with architectural historian John Maciuika was published on Arterritory, an art and culture website. The topic was Lithuanian architects during the Soviet era. Roslyn’s also been creating art in a ceramics studio. Her latest project: ceramic totem poles. Donna (Robinson) Divine, P’01, took her fascination with an Australian TV series that became a global sensation, “A Place to Call Home,” and used it as the foundation for a book. “A Place to Call Home: The Story of How a TV Series Stirred Passions and Connections” explores two threads, she writes: “the one that unfolded over six seasons on the screen, and the one that took place among the fans whose lives were affected in ways they had not anticipated, because of relationships the series generated.” In a note written while on a Paris-to-Normandy river cruise, Rita Brickman Effros reports, “After nearly four decades on the UCLA faculty, my husband, Ed (mathematics), and I (immunology) retired. In 2019, we relocated to Portland, Oregon, where our children and grandchildren live.” Sadly, Ed passed away soon after the couple’s move. In September, Charles Giuliano celebrated the publication of his seventh book, “Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1870 to 2020: An Oral History.” It is only the second comprehensive history of the MFA and the first one in 50 years. Charles is also the author of “Counterculture in Boston: 1968-1980s,” published in 2019. Susan Jones writes, “I am happy to announce that, at 80 and a half, I’m still here and still finding ways to play. I bike, kayak, stand-up paddle, swim and cross-country ski. I study Yiddish at the Workers Circle. And I make stuff in the studio.” Robert A. Miller, who retired as director of educational publishing at WNET, New York City’s public television station, lives in the northern Catskills. His poetry has appeared in The Sea Letter, Up The River and Trailer Park Quarterly, and his article “Rescue Mission” was recently published in Conservationist magazine. In August, he won first place in his age group in a duathlon held in Central Park. Robert Schneider, P’91, G’25, writes that grandson Adam Dickstein ’25 is a first-year at Brandeis. Bob’s daughter, Lori Schneider Discolo ’91, who is Adam’s aunt, also attended the university. Robert and wife Sharyn get together regularly with Bernard Lind and his wife, Sonja, mostly in Florida, where both couples spend the winter. Robert and Sharyn also see Robert Kleiner’s widow and Billy Goldberg in Florida. Joel Sheffield retired from Temple University after 43 years as a professor of biology, which included 12 years as department chair. He’s a member of the Mendelssohn Club Chorus alumni group, and he and Lucy celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in June. 

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