University of Rochester

Rochester Review
January–February 2013
Vol. 75, No. 3

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Batya Abramson-Goldstein (MA), executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, received two awards this past fall honoring her work in building partnerships between Jewish and other faith communities: the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Wall’s Interfaith Leader of the Year award and the Hellenic Spirit Foundation’s Athena Award. Batya has been with the council since 1988 and its executive director since 2003.


John Perry (PhD), an astrophysicist, has written a thriller, Partner in Survival: A Novel (Self-published).


Alan Wertheimer (PhD) (see ’68 College).


Leonard Jason (PhD), professor of psychology and director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University, has written Principles of Social Change (Oxford University Press).


Diane Mathis (PhD), professor of microbiology and immunobiology at Harvard Medical School, has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was one of 180 people inducted this year.


Daan Pan (PhD), professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, has written The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters: The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi (Cambria Press).


Mike Dashefsky (MS) (see ’92 College).


Gordon Crawford (PhD) has been named vice president of analytics at Dataquick, a real estate information company based in San Diego. Gordon previously worked for Fannie Mae.


Todd Kunioka (PhD), a statistical analyst for Los Angeles County and an assistant professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles, has coauthored Term Limits and Their Consequences: The Aftermath of Legislative Reform (SUNY Press). . . . Julie Taddeo (PhD) (see ’87 College).


Mark Ferrandino (MS) (see ’99 College).