GS Class of 2005
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 (coloredamerican.org). He is review editor for the journal American Periodicals.
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.
Elda Stanco Downey ’01 AM, ’05 PhD (see Paul Berry ’07).
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.
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.