Compiled by Christian Feuerstein ’94
Annia Ciezadlo ’94 is one of eleven finalists for the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her memoir, Day of Honey. She was also cited by noted food writer Michael Ruhlman in a blog entry he wrote, “Is Food Writing Important?”
Benjamin H. Levi ’83, a professor of pediatrics and humanities at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, has assumed the directorship of the Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Beryl A. Radin ’58 is the 2012 John Gaus Award Winner. The John Gaus Award is given annually to honor the recipient’s lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration.
Alan Wald ’69 has just published American Night, the final book of a trilogy. The book brings Alan Wald’s multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview was being called into question.
Lisa Delpit ’74 recently published her long-awaited second book, “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children. In the book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform. Multiplication is also available as an e-book.