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Henry Ruth L’55 has co-authored a new book with Kevin R. Reitz L’82. The Challenge of Crime: Rethinking Our Response has been recently published by the Harvard University Press. The book explores what the authors consider a revolution in American response to crime in the past 35 years and the need to rethink policy and results in light of this change. Ruth serves as counsel to Unisys Corporation in Arizona.


The Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome has established the Blank Rome Alvin S. Ackerman Prize in memory of Alvin S. Ackerman L57, who served as administrative partner in the firms Media office for 15 years, where he specialized in municipal law and local government. The fund will be used as a graduation prize to the student who has made the most consistent progress over the three-year J.D. program at Penn Law. The fund will also be used for the purchase of books for the Biddle Law Library.

Fred Blume L66, Managing Partner and CEO at Blank Romes Philadelphia office, remembers Mr. Ackerman as a deeply committed member of his community and an excellent lawyer who always did good work not just good in quality, but good because it affected his community in positive ways.

Mr. Ackerman served on the boards of Temple Israel of Upper Darby and the Institute for Experimental Psychiatry and Haverford State Hospital. He was also active in the American Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association and Delaware County Bar Association; and the Lawyers Club of Delaware County.

Stuart F.Feldman C'58 L'61 was featured recently in the Philadelphia Daily News as a pivotal figure in the development of the new National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Feldman, who is on the Board of Trustees for the Center, drafted a proposal for a Constitution-related museum and study center in 1984. Feldman is President of the GI Bill Alumni Association.

Oscar B. Goodman L'64 Oscar B. Goodman L’64 was reelected as mayor of Las Vegas. Having captured 86% of the vote, Goodman will enter his second 4-year term with the largest margin of victory in national history for a large city mayor in a major election. Goodman, who played himself in the 1995 movie “Casino”, has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the “15 Best Trial Lawyers in America”.

Joe Frankel L65 has retired from his position as Vice President and New Jersey Counsel for New Jersey Government Relations at Prudential Financial. Frankel worked with Prudential Financial for 33 years.

William H. Lamb L'65 William H. Lamb L65, senior partner at Lamb, Windle & McErlane of West Chester, Pennsylvania, has been appointed Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, filling out the term of retiring Justice Stephen A. Zapalla.

Stephen R. Wojdak L65, has been renamed to the board of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. He is President and CEO of S.R. Wojdak and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in legislative and governmental affairs, health care, and strategic communications.

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