Over a long and fruitful academic career, Jay published seven books, including a scholarly edition of the foundational Spanish novel, Don Quixote, that has been reprinted over 35 times and is taught in universities around the world, and authored dozens of articles on Spanish literature from Cervantes’s time through the 20th century.
Since publishing her New York Times bestseller, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, in 2017, Nancy MacLean PhD’89 has presented more than 170 invited keynotes or talks on the book, including at 65 universities.
Joseph (Joe) Weiland’s (’86) professional opinion piece, titled “Four hypotheses that explains a thriving market amidst an economic crisis and global pandemic,” was published in a recent edition of the Pacific Coast Business Times newspaper.
Leah Ceee O. Boomsma has joined the Minneapolis litigation firm of Bassford Remele as a shareholder. Leah practices in complex commercial litigation, bringing more than 10 years of experience in appeals, dispositive motions, and jury trials to her clients.
Liz (Bussey) Fentress (B.A., Communication Arts and Theatre, 1974), Br. Paul Vincent Niebauer (B.S.E., Education and Theatre & Drama, 1975), Suzanne Sturn (B.A., Theatre & Drama, 1974; M.A., Theatre & Drama, 1976), and K.C. Kelly, four Wisconsin natives, met in Professor Sybil Robinson’s acting class in 1971, the last year Theatre & Drama was in Bascom Hall before moving to the then-brand-new Communication Arts Building.
Ramona J. Duran M.A. ’76 (8/26/1949 – 5/26/2020) of El Dorado Hills, CA, known to many family and friends as “Roma”, passed away peacefully at her home on May 26, 2020 at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lawrence (Larry) Duran, and her son Randy and his wife Kei from Tiburon, CA.