Congratulation to Evan Pelz '11 and Sophie Felder, who got married on May 31, 2015 in Woodbury, NY. Evan graduated in 2011 history and JS and wrote a senior thesis under Maud Mandel on the Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Jews of Ethiopia.
Professor Saul M. Olyan has become 2015-16 president of the New England and Eastern Canada region of the Society of Biblical Literature. He will also be spending a week at the University of Exeter (England) in May 2016 as Visiting International Academic Fellow.
David I. Kertzer, the Dupee University Professor of Social Science and an affiliate of Judaic Studies, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2014).