April 2013

Cyndie Bellen-Berthezene ’75 talked about the power of art to empower children in a segment on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Bellen-Berthezene is the founder of Time In Children’s Arts Initiative in Harlem.

Joel Charrow ’72, MD, was recently elected as the new Biochemical Genetics Director on the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)  board of directors. Charrow is the director of the Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism and the Genetics Laboratory at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Phaye Poliakoff-Chen ’80 has debuted a new book, The Art of Work , which highlights chronic do-gooders who battle their way toward understanding as they careen between resentment and fulfillment. Poliakoff-Chen draws a realistic portrait of humanity in these lyrical, tightly written, and at times darkly funny stories that transform our imperfections into works of art.

Jemison Faust ’65 was awarded first prize in the Mixed Media category at the 2013 Newport Art MuseumAnnual Member’s Exhibit in Newport, Rhode Island, for a work in her current series The Before Part of What I Do.  Her next solo show will be at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston in June. View the artwork at jemisonfaust.com.  

Filmmaker Julie Reichert ‘70 recently won an $80,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation for Reinvention Stories, a joint multimedia project with WYSO Public Radio, reports the Yellow Springs News.

Sally O’Kane McClintock ’52 was published in the April 3 issue of Liberal Opinion Week. Her article, “Let Them Know I’m All Right,” about Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., originally appeared in Senior Scene in the Puget Sound area. The article is not available online; to receive a copy, please e-mail sallynow[at]comcast[dot]net

Robert S. Fogarty, editor of The Antioch Review, recently served as a judge in the National Magazine Awards competition and attended the annual meeting of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, where he was part of a panel that honored short story writer Edith Pearlman. Binocular Vision, Pearlman’s story collection, won the National Book Critics Award, the PEN/Malamud Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her work has appeared in the Review regularly since 1998.

“Delmark Records 1965,” an article by Bob Devine ’67, former Antioch College president, faculty member, and alumnus, was published in the March 6 issue of The Weeklings, an online literary journal featuring non-fiction essays critiquing art, politics, music, and contemporary culture. Founded by authors Sean Beaudoin ‘91, Greg Olear, and Jennifer Kabat, the site publishes only one quality essay a day, every single day. Read “Delmark Records 1965” at http://www.theweeklings.com/bob-devine/2013/03/06/delmark-records.