Donna Shalala ’70 PhD (SSc) returns to University of Miami to teach

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Donna Shalala, member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, stepped down as president and chief executive of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and is returning to the University of Miami to teach full time. Read more in the Miami Herald article, “Former Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala is back in Miami and at UM.”

David Greenburg ’97 BA (PSt) is now associate general counsel at MapR Technologies

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David Greenburg ’97 BA (PSt) is now associate general counsel at MapR Technologies, a computer software company based in San Jose, California. In his role as associate general counsel, Greenburg draws from his experience as an accomplished technology transaction attorney, specializing in enterprise software licensing, cloud computing contracting, hardware purchasing, executive counseling, contract drafting, and deal negotiations. He has prior AmLaw 100 law firm experience in commercial contract litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and public policy. Before his position with MapR, he served as senior managing counsel for Oracle, a computer technology corporation.

Marion Araque ’11 BA (IR) is now campus director at Citizen Schools

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Marion Araque is now campus director at Citizen Schools, an organization that advocates to make expanded learning the new normal for all students. In her role as campus director, Araque supervises and mentors a group of AmeriCorps teaching fellows and volunteers, and serves as an instructional leader for the Citizen Schools program. By using an apprenticeship program known as the Extended Learning Time model, Citizen Schools partners up with public districts to add instructional time to the school day by offering hands-on learning opportunities, academic support, and structured homework time.

Lance Warren ’04 BA (Hist/PSc) co-directs new film “An Outrage,” documenting the history of lynching in the American South

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Lance Warren and his wife, Hannah Ayers, have directed a new documentary film on the history of Southern lynching: An Outrage, which premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in March of 2017. Warren and Ayers filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states, meeting descendants of victims and activists working to memorialize this past. They also interviewed scholars who have deep personal connections to the history of the Jim Crow South. The result is an unusual historical documentary that sheds the standard tropes of the form, educating while also serving as a hub for action. An Outrage lays bare a history of racial terror long tucked-away in dusty archives and family secrets. And the film demonstrates how the pain of those memories — so little integrated into American history curricula at the middle, high school, and college levels — fuels the injustices that have sparked movements like Black Lives Matter. Just before the film’s premiere, the Southern Poverty Law Center recognized the value of An Outrage in grappling with a very present past. The civil rights advocacy group, which fields an anti-bias education program called Teaching Tolerance, acquired the film’s K-12 distribution rights, and will deploy An Outrage for use by its network of nearly 500,000 teachers — and their millions of students — this fall. More information about the film can be found at the film’s website and in the recent Vice article: “Why Kids Need to Learn About Lynching.

 

Greg Ahlgren ’74 BA (PSc) recently published, “Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South”

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Greg Ahlgren’s latest novel, Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South, was recently published. A historical novel told from the point of view of enlisted combatants on both sides, as well as from the point of view of a woman who served as the chief Union spy, Fort Fisher tells the story of the four-day battle between the combined forces of the Union Army and Navy against the Confederate Army at Fort Fisher. In addition to his work as an author, Ahlgren has been a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist. His books include the alternate history time-travel novel, Prologue, and the international thriller, The Medici Legacy. He and Stephen Monier co-authored the true crime book Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax.

 

Joseph Pinjuh ’88 BA (PSc) receives award for outstanding contributions to community partnerships for public safety

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Joseph Pinjuh, Chief of the Organized Drug Enforcement Task Force and Narcotics Unit in the Northern District of Ohio, received the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety in Washington D.C. in November of 2016. The award was presented by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for Pinjuh’s work in Ohio combating the current heroin/fentanyl epidemic. Pinjuh has been an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice since 1998.

Marc Schloss ’00 BA (PSc) joins Consumer Healthcare Products Association as senior director and head of federal government affairs

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Marc Schloss is now the senior director and head of federal government affairs  at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). In his role with CHPA, he is responsible for developing and implementing federal lobbying strategies on behalf of CHPA and member companies. Schloss has over two decades of experience in federal government affairs. He began his career in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy as a legislative aide and later advanced to a series of positions at the Democratic National Committee, Senator Evan Bayh’s political action committee, Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc., the Center for American Progress, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Most recently, he served in a leadership role at Mylan on their congressional outreach efforts. More information on Schloss and his new position can be found at: http://www.chpa.org/MarcSchloss.aspx