ALUMNI MAKING NEWS
David R. Segal '62 (left), professor and distinguished scholar-teacher at the University of Maryland, is co-author of the four-volume set Military Sociology (Sage, 2011). The collection is organized around the themes of military organization, civil-military relations, the experience of war, and the use and control of force.
Dennis J. Valenza '75 (right) joined the Philadelphia office of law firm Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel, focusing his practice in the area of environmental tort litigation. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Greg Goldstein '81, chief operating officer of IDW Publishing, received a 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the category of Best Archival Collection/Project - Strips for editing Archie: The Complete Daily Newspaper Strips, 1946–1948. The "Eisners," which honor comics' best and brightest, were presented at Comic-Con International, the premier comic book and popular arts event. IDW Publishing is a San Diego-based publisher of comic books and graphic novels.
Stephanie McCurry, PhD '88, (left) wrote Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, which received the 2011 Merle Curti Award, given annually for the best book published in American social or American intellectual history, and the Avery O. Craven Award, given each year for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years or the era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works that focus purely on military history. McCurry is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dominic DePersis '95, professor and coordinator of the marketing/management degree program at Broome Community College in Binghamton, joined a United Nations Working Group on Anti-Corruption. The group will facilitate and support dialogue on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.Theresa Mohamed, EdD '02, wrote A Conversation in Heaven (AuthorHouse, 2011), a three-act play which takes place in Heaven on election night 2008. Four individuals end up together awaiting the election results: President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy. All appear to have a vested interest in the results of the election and the possibility of a first Black president.
Kristina Brandt '08 created Life After Ex, a site for singles looking to move on after a destructive relationship. She has updated the blog with tips and suggestions on how to move forward and become the person you were before your toxic relationship. Contact her by e-mail.