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Madden, Pamela (Allston)

Pamela Madden '66 says, "Moved back to San Jose in 2011. Glad to be here!"

submitted Aug. 30, 2015 10:35P
Jiménez, Francisco

Napa County Reads has selected the autobiographic stories by Francisco Jiménez '66, an award-winning writer who chronicles his humble beginnings and struggles to complete his education as the son of migrant workers from Mexico, to be shared with area middle school students.

Napa County Reads will host Jiménez at two presentations in November, as well as at sessions with young students.

Napa County Reads, coordinated by the Napa County Office of Education, is a coalition of educators and residents dedicated to improving the reading experiences of students throughout Napa County with an emphasis on middle schools.

Each year, the committee selects a book that is read in the fall, followed by special events that include a visit from the author. 

Jiménez emigrated with his family from Tlaquepaque, Mexico to California and as a child worked alongside his parents in the fields of California. He received his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a masters and Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University under a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.

He has have won several national literary awards. His books have been published in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Spanish. His stories have been reprinted in more than 100 textbooks and anthologies of literature. He is professor emeritus for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Santa Clara University.

Jiménez’s autobiographical books include: “The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child,” “Breaking Through,” “Reaching Out,” and “Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University.”

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submitted Sep. 4, 2015 10:29A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Ford, William

Bill Ford '66 writes: "Recently, I counted seven grandchildren. My golf index is seven. I was elected a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, but that has nothing to do with seven." Bill is also a '71 grad of the law school at Loyola Marymount University.

submitted Mar. 10, 2015 3:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Bender, Thomas

Thomas Bender '66 is retiring this year after 42 years on the faculty of New York University, where he was University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History. He was honored by the Organization of American Historians at its annual meeting this past spring with the Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award for "an individual whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American History." At NYU this fall, his former doctoral students organized a two-day conference that addressed different aspects of his teaching and research under the title: "New York Intellectual, Global Historian." His publications ranged widely--academic books, trade books, journal articles, and newspaper and magazine articles. No more teaching, but he will continue writing. His work in progress is An American History: Freedom and Unfreedom in the Making of the United States to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He intends to remain in New York, but he recently moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

submitted Oct. 6, 2015 4:00P

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