John M. Barry, MA '69, is currently a professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and he has appeared frequently in the media discussing COVID-19. His book The Great Influenza (Viking Press, 2004), about the 1918 pandemic, has spent several weeks at #1 on The New York Times paperback bestseller list. The National Academies of Science named it that year's best book on science and medicine, and since publication Barry has been involved in pandemic preparedness, advising the Bush and Obama administrations and several federal agencies.
Joy Getnick (Newman), BA '06, is thrilled to be returning to the University of Rochester as the incoming Executive Director of UR Hillel (Jewish life on campus).
John (Jay) Heffron, PhD '88, was a student of Christopher Lasch in the late 1970s and early 80s. In 2019, he published a book with Peter Lang drawn largely from a dissertation developed under Lasch's supervision. The Rise of the South in American Thought and Education: The Rockefeller Years (1902-1917) and Beyond (Peter Lang Inc., 2019) documents empirically the generalization of Southern values and institutions northward, including but not limited to their class and racial dimensions.
Jenny Lloyd, PhD '93, has just published her second memoir, Expatriation: A Corporate Wife in Italy and Mexico (Independently published, 2019), about living in Italy and Mexico in the 1970s.
Kayleigh Rae Stampfler (Nutting), BA '08, welcomed her first child, Emerick Levi Stampfler, on November 5, 2019.
Matthew Tekulsky, BA '75, will publish Galapagos Birds: A Photographic Voyage (Goff Books, forthcoming June 2020).