Barbara Mathews, Heller MHHS’81, in October was named a Certified Genealogist Emeritus by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She is also a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. Karl Pillemer, GSAS MA’81, PhD’85, is the author of “Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them,” based on his years of research on estrangement and reconciliation. A family sociologist, Karl is the Hazel E. Reed Professor in Cornell University’s Department of Psychology; professor of gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; and senior associate dean for research and outreach in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology. Wayne Dorris, Heller PhD’82, P’95, is chair of the volunteer leadership team at the Holocaust Museum Houston, where he is also completing docent training. Heidi Goldsmith, Heller MMH’82, holds a newly expanded position as the liaison to immigrants in the municipality of Zichron Yaakov, Israel. Sharon Neuwald, Heller MMH’82, was the lead writer of “Oklahoma Pride: Working Together for the Well-Being of All Oklahomans,” published in 2021. The book, which discusses health-care challenges Oklahoma faces, includes chapters on infant mortality, addiction and drug deaths, and obesity. Sara Horowitz, GSAS PhD’85, professor of comparative literature and humanities at Toronto’s York University, co-edited “Shadows in the City of Light: Paris in Postwar French Jewish Writing,” a book published by SUNY Press in May. J. Matthew Gallman, GSAS PhD’86, retired in May as a faculty member in the University of Florida’s history department. His latest book, “The Cacophony of Politics: Northern Democrats and the American Civil War,” was published in October by the University of Virginia Press. Paul Anastas, GSAS MA’87, PhD’90, director of Yale University’s Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, and widely known as the “father of green chemistry,” was awarded the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize, one of the world’s most respected scientific environmental awards. According to the jury who granted the prize, Paul “is revolutionizing the chemical industry, a key contribution to meeting the sustainability challenge.”
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