GS Class of 2005

Apr, 2024

Theresa DiDonato ’05 ScM, ’08 PhD, coauthored The Science of Romantic Relationships with Brett Jakubiak. The book was published on Aug. 31 with Cambridge University Press. Theresa writes: “I love perusing Fresh Ink.”

Jun, 2023

Marc Manseau ’05 MPH, writes: “Along with Michael Compton, I have coedited Struggle and Solidarity: Seven Stories of How Americans Fought for Their Mental Health Through Federal Legislation, published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. In seven chapters, each featuring a major piece of twentieth century legislation, multiple Brown alumni tell stories about how these laws had significant impacts on the social determinants of mental health. Brown alumni among the contributing authors include Flavio Casoy ’03, ’09 MD, Caroline Bersak ’05, Danny Neghassi ’05, and Jake Izenberg ’08. In true Brown spirit, it’s an interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented policy tour-de-force!”

Aug, 2022

Brian Sweeney ’05 AM, ’10 PhD, chair and associate professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., is coeditor of the forthcoming Broadview Press edition of Pauline Hopkins’s Afrofuturist novel Of One Blood. Brian codirects a digital humanities project focused on The Colored American Magazine, the early twentieth century Black magazine that Hopkins edited and in which Of One Blood first appeared ( He is review editor for the journal American Periodicals.

Jun, 2022

Do the Work: An Anti-Racist Activity Book, cowritten by Kate Schatz ’05 MFA and Emmy-winning director W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell) is scheduled to be published by Workman in July 2022.

Apr, 2022

Elda Stanco Downey ’01 AM, ’05 PhD (see Paul Berry ’07).

Apr, 2022

Paul Berry and Elda Stanco Downey ’01 AM, ’05 PhD, were both honored to receive an award from Senator Tim Kaine for their community work during the pandemic. Elda is deeply involved with the Latino community in southwest Virginia, as Paul is in northern Virginia.

Jan, 2021
Mission to Mars
Brown PhDs play key roles in the search for signs of life on the red planet Read More
Jan, 2021
Not Just “Another Mural”
The fearless work of Jibade-Khalil Huffman ’05 MFA Read More
Aug, 2020

Michael Furman ’05 AM joined Rhode Island Medical Imaging as a radiologist after having completed his residencies at the Alpert Medical School in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology. He did his undergraduate studies at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and graduate studies at Brown. Dr. Furman earned a post-baccalaureate pre-medical certificate from Bryn Mawr College and his MD from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Widely published with extensive teaching experience, he is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Jul, 2019
Puzzling Days
Powerful brains at work for the annual MIT Mystery Hunt Read More
Nov, 2018
Wrap It Up
Our 12th annual holiday gift guide. Read More


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