Alison Brager Bass discussed her memoir about working as an investigative reporter, “Brassy Broad: How One Journalist Helped Pave the Way to #MeToo,” in a virtual conversation with the Brandeis Women’s Network in early November. She also talked about the book at a special event hosted by Shulamit Reinharz, GSAS MA’69, PhD’77, founder of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center; other alumnae in attendance included Lois Lindauer ’53 and Michal Regunberg ’72. After retiring from Israel’s Oranim Academic College of Education, where she helped found and directed the international school, Roberta Bell-Kligler was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She writes, “It has been almost two years now, and I am doing very well: hiking, gardening, helping out with 10 grandchildren, traveling, and doing some writing and volunteering.” Joan Munster Goverman, professor and chair of the immunology department at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists. Mindy (Littman) Holland is the author of “The McMillan Affair.” The novel is a sequel to “Catskill Murder Mystery,” which Mindy self-published in 2020. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman is professor emeritus in the Middle Eastern and African history department at Tel Aviv University. Wife Edie plans to retire in June from her position as counselor at the Walworth Barbour American International School. For Bruce, retirement means more time with his three grandchildren, and more time to play the saxophone and write a baseball-related memoir. His book “Amazigh Politics in the Wake of the Arab Spring” will be published in April by the University of Texas Press. Jonathan Sarna, GSAS MA’75, reports a new grandson, Forrest Benjamin, was born on Aug. 6 to Aaron and Talya, his son and daughter-in-law. Jonathan’s book “Coming to Terms With America: Essays on Jewish History, Religion and Culture” was published in September by the Jewish Publication Society. Beth Anne Wolfson is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

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