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American Magazine, Nov. 2013

The flagship publication of American University. This magazine offers a lively look at what AU was and is, and where it's going. It's a forum where alumni and friends can connect and engage with the university.

Rosy Tamam, SPA/BA

Rosy Tamam, SPA/BA ’15, (center); mom Lana Tamam; and sisters Lillian Elgayar, 9, and Jasmine Elgayar, 10, share a hug during All-American Weekend, October 19.

1960s Jeffery King, SPA/BA ’64, published a new book, Kill-Crazy Gang: The Crimes of the Lewis-Jones Gang, about the violent Lewis- Jones gang of the 1910s. Stephen Morton, CAS/ MA ’64, was inducted into the Bowling Green State University Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1959 National Small College Football Championship team. Connie Morella, CAS/MA ’67, president of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, received the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. The award is Germany’s highest honor. She received the award for her commitment to fostering dialogue and better understanding between the United States and Germany. Dennis Grubb, SIS/MA ’68, former alumni board member, participated in the June 17 ceremony for the transportation of the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame to Ireland. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s visit to Ireland. Grubb attended AU after serving in the first Peace Corps contingent to Colombia in 1961. UPDATE your email address at american.edu/ alumni. Abraham J. Peck, SIS/BA ’68, SIS/MA ’70, coauthored a historical memoir, Unwanted Legacies: Sharing the Burden of the Post-Genocide Generations. References to Peck’s time at AU during the tumultuous 1960s are included in the book. Pamela Elliott, CAS/BA ’69, published a clinical text, I Got the Leftovers: Case Study of Traumatic Brain Injury. -1969- TIME CAPSULES Top Tune “Sugar Sugar,” The Archies Top Grossing Flick Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid In the News The United States, Soviet Union, and 100 other countries sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty; Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon; Janis Joplin, the Who, and Jimi Hendrix perform at Woodstock From the AU Archives The Kay Spiritual Life Center hosts a workshop on draft alternatives: “deferments, conscientious objection, emigration (Canada and Sweden), resistance, and jail.” 1970s Demetrios Pulas, SPA/BA ’70, former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission senior enforcement attorney, joined the energy regulation team of Husch Blackwell LLP. Theodore “Ted” Simon, Kogod/ BS ’71, has been installed as president-elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Jeffrey Citron, Kogod/BSBA ’72, comanaging partner of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, was named “best attorney” by the New York Enterprise Report. Citron was selected from more than 80 nominees. Patrick Hagan, WCL/JD ’75, was selected Philadelphia’s Patent Lawyer of the Year 2013 in a peer-review survey by the editorial board of Best Lawyers. He specializes in pharmaceutical patent law at Dann, Dorfmann, Herrell & Skillman. Jay Lenrow, WCL/JD ’77, was elected as a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. Susan Ellis Wild, SPA/BA ’78, was named among the top 50 female lawyers in Pennsylvania on the list of 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Wild’s practice focuses on the defense of healthcare practitioners and hospitals as well as personal injury defense, civil rights claims, and employment matters. Jeff Baxt, SOC/BA ’79, was interviewed by Rep Radio, an East Coast podcast network, on his start as an actor. -1975- TIME CAPSULES Top Tune “Love Will Keep Us Together,” The Captain and Tennille Top Grossing Flick Jaws In the News Vietnam War ends after nearly 20 years of fighting; President Gerald Ford escapes two assassination attempts within 17 days; Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC From the AU Archives More than a dozen disgruntled former Student Confederation leaders—frustrated with campus politics—form the Rooster Club. The only grounds for expulsion: “reinstatement in one’s former post.” 1980s Simon Carmel, CAS/MA ’80, CAS/PhD ’87, published a 400-page book, Invisible Magic: Biographies of 112 Deaf Magicians from 28 Countries. In 2008, he published Silent Magic: Biographies of 59 Deaf Magicians in the United States from the Nineteenth to Twenty-First Centuries. american.edu/alumni 35