Irish America magazine is thrilled to welcome Georgetown University alumnus Daniel O'Day ('86), CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, as the distinguished 2017 Keynote Speaker at the Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences 50 awards dinner on Wednesday, September 6th at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Please see the attached invitation for details.
At the helm of the world's largest biotech company and the leading provider of cancer treatments, Dan is the absolute embodiment of Irish-American contribution in the healthcare industry.
The Annual Irish America Healthcare & Life Sciences 50 special edition and awards ceremony salutes the top Irish-Americans in health and medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, hospitals and medical care, research and development and life sciences venture capital.
Previous Irish America keynote speakers include President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton; Ford Motor executive chairman Bill Ford Jr.; Bank of America chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan; the late Donald Keough, former chairman of Coca-Cola; and Vice President Joe Biden.
Alex Trebek and I on the set of Jeopardy!
Recently competed on the July 4, 2017 episode of JEOPARDY! and during the question and answer with Alex Trebek was asked about the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society of which I am a lifetime member. Great honor to talk about the good old M&B.
Barbara McLennan is the author of a three volume series of historical novels. The first, The Wealth of Jamestown, takes place during the period 1685-1700 and has been accepted into the library/research collection of the Virginia Historical Society. The second in the series, The Wealth of Virginia, takes my characters forward ten years to 1700-1710, and was nominated for a literary award by the Library of Virginia in 2016. The last of the series, Blackbeard’s Legacy, will formally be published on Aug. 21, 2017. In connection with this book, McLennan has made a presentation at the Hampton Blackbeard Festival (June 3). The first two books have been accepted into all of the school libraries in Williamsburg and James City County.
Additional information can be found here: www.bmclennan.com
Henry Herz (G'86) has an upcoming children's picture book, CAP'N REX & HIS CLEVER CREW, due out from Sterling (the publishing arm of Barnes & Noble) in August. Captain Rex and his dinosaur pirates sail the seven seas in search of buried treasure. But whenever they hit an obstacle—like a giant shark or pea-soup fog—the crew members are quick to say they can’t overcome. To this, Captain Rex always glares with teeth bared and says, “CAN’T YE?” And, somehow, the crew always comes up with a clever solution. This delightful story highlights the value of one’s creativity and determination in tough situations. It will encourage kids everywhere to think and say, “I can!”
Mélisa Breiner-Sanders is graduating in June from The Theatre School at DePaul University with an MFA in Acting.
Mélisa is also a filmmaker, and the feature film she produced, Seven Lovers, is being released on Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, and other digital platforms June 2nd. It features Erin Darke (Good Girls Revolt), Fran Kranz (The Dark Tower, Cabin in The Woods), Max von Essen (Tony nominated for American in Paris) and more. There will also be a press screening June 2nd at Anthology Archives on June 2nd.
More information is available on the website at SevenLoversMovie.com
Press release: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/seven-lovers-set-for-release-on-june-2-2017-437997.php
Regina DeMeo (F'94) was invited to speak about love and money for the Washington Post Express Facebook Live segment of Baggage Check.
Video link: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpostexpress/videos/10155219638610775/
DeMeo was also quoted in this month's Washington Lawyer on high conflict divorces & last month. She was cited in Redbookmagazine.com about new divorce trends and PolicyGenius.com on an article about pet custody.
Richard O’Brien has released a book titled Women Presidents and Prime Ministers (Double Bridge, 2017) which chronicles the 107 women who have served their nations in this capacity. Groundbreakers all, these amazing women come from a multitude of backgrounds - teachers, accountants, biologists, chemists, stewardesses, journalists, soccer moms, dancers and guerilla fighters. These women share a common success in overcoming the daunting odds to rise to lead their nations. Many were jailed on the way there, or tortured, or attacked. When they finally break the ultimate glass ceiling, what are the most important and unifying issues that almost all of these women work on? And what are some great new strategies for increasing women’s leadership internationally, nationally and locally?
There is an upcoming event at the Woman's National Democratic Club to discuss the book at 5:30pm, Tuesday, June 27th
O’Brien is a human rights activist and scholar and the former Director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide. He has presented in Congress, and at the U.S State Dept., U.S AID, and the United Nations and on national TV and radio as an expert in human rights. As a University of South Florida instructor, he taught International Human Rights, Conflict in the Modern World, and Ideologies of the World. He has instructed Women’s Issues at the secondary level. O’Brien has been a leader in the Democratic Party as a local Chair, Florida State Executive Board Member, caucus founder, candidate for mayor and advocate against racial profiling in Florida. He recently served as Georgetown University’s Administrator for the Foreign Policy Immersion Program, sits on the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Advisory Board at George Mason University and is a graduate of Georgetown University, American University and Culver Military Academy.
O'Brien was recently invited to speak at the TED X Lecture Series this summer, as well as the Woman's National Democratic Club.
Richard O'Brien SCS Class of 1999 is proud to announce his new book 'Women Presidents and Prime Ministers' (Double Bridge, 2017).
The book offers short biographies of the 107 women who have led their respective nations, their backgrounds, struggles and achievements The stories of these amazing women are powerful and groundbreaking. Here are some of the takeaways of the past year of research:
Of the 107 women Presidents and Prime Ministers, 44 are from Europe, 24 from Asia, 15 from Africa, ten from the Caribbean and Central America, eight from South America, four from the Pacific region and only two are from North America.
Women national leaders tend to come from far more diverse backgrounds than their male counterparts; they have been : accountants, economists, teachers, bankers, power plant managers, stewardesses, soccer moms, chemists, biologists, dancers, guerilla fighters and lawyers.
40 % of Asian women leaders have been jailed or injured in assassination attempts.
1/3 of South American women leaders have actually been tortured by the nations they would one day lead.
Women leaders usually focus on protection of children, women, the environment, healthcare, the economy, education, peace-building and national reconciliation.
40 of 50 nations that have enacted quotas for women in their national legislatures have seen dramatic increases in women leaders and attention to the above-mentioned issues.
O'Brien has two upcoming events, one is the TED-X Lecture Series at SPA, American University on June 22nd and the second is the Woman's National Democratic Club at 5:30pm, Tuesday, June 27th (there is a charge).
All are welcome!
The law publisher Wolters Kluwer released the first of four 2017 supplements to Michael P. Malloy’s three-volume treatise, Banking Law and Regulation. In 492 fun-filled pages, Dr. Malloy offers up-to-date coverage of current developments concerning the regulation of depository institutions. His book includes new sections analyzing the rejection by the Federal Reserve and the FDIC of the resolution and recovery plans (“living wills”) of five major financial services firms, and newly revised sections on restrictions on bank mergers. He also comments on the emerging financial crisis involving Deutsche Bank, on the impact of the Brexit referendum on banking in the UK and in the EU, on the June 2016 Fed report on stress tests of 33 banking enterprises, and on the public scandal over Wells Fargo Bank’s widespread practice of opening unauthorized accounts in the names of bank customers.
Too Greedy for Adam Smith, the new book by Steven Bavaria (F’69), is about how out-of-control CEO pay is undermining capitalism in America. Bavaria, a 1969 graduate of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, went on to be an international banker and executive at Bank of Boston. It was there, as head of human resources in the early 1980s, that Bavaria first became exposed to the conflicts of interest and self-dealing that have become a routine part of CEO compensation practices throughout Corporate America.“If a corporate purchasing manager rented office space from a cousin or crony at two or three times the going rate, he or she would be fired in a heartbeat, maybe even arrested,” Bavaria said. But “sweetheart deals” where CEOs sit on each others’ boards of directors and award themselves pay packages many times what any rational market would require are “business as usual,” he added. That’s why CEO pay has increased by 1,700% over the past 45 years, while entry level employees’ pay has virtually stagnated, increasing only 33% during that same period. This means CEOs now make 300 times what lower level workers make, versus only 20 times as much in the 1960s.“Unless you believe the typical CEO’s productivity has grown 15 times as much as that of the average worker, or that candidates for senior management are 300 times more unique and hard to recruit than ordinary skilled workers, you know that somehow the ordinary laws of supply and demand are not being allowed to operate in the executive suites of corporate America,” said Bavaria.Too Greedy for Adam Smith, sub-titled CEO Pay and the Demise of Capitalism, explains in plain English how this is not only flawed economics, but also gives capitalism a “bad name” as voters see our corporate elite living by a different set of economic rules than everyone else.Having spent 45 years in banking, business and journalism, Bavaria insists that his book is not an attack on capitalism, but rather a call for more of it. “We need to let free enterprise play the same role in setting CEO pay that it plays in setting prices and wages throughout the rest of the economy,” he argues. Steven Bavaria joined Bank of Boston in 1969, three weeks after graduating from Georgetown University where he had majored in international economics while rowing on a Dad Vail winning varsity crew. Starting as a trainee in the bank's international division, Bavaria spent his early years working out problem loans, which included pursuing a corrupt Greek shipping company as well as a bankrupt Vatican-owned bank, while also taking courses in the evening at New England School of Law. After receiving his JD in 1974, he moved abroad to take over failing Bank of Boston branches first in Australia and later in Panama. Upon his return to Boston he was put in charge of the bank’s human resources department, where he witnessed up close the cronyism and conflict of interest in corporate CEO pay practices that sparked he interest that eventually led to this book.After leaving the banking world, Bavaria became a journalist, writing for Investment Dealers’ Digest in New York, and later joined Standard & Poor’s where he introduced credit ratings to the corporate loan market. He currently lives with his wife Betsy in Chestnut Ridge, New York.
Regina DeMeo (SFS'94) was featured in The Washington Informer article "Trump's Immigration Proposals Hits Home in D.C."
Paul Miller (C'99, PhD'10) is pleased to announce the publication of "American Power and Liberal Order" by Georgetown University Press in August 2016. The book explores the future of American foreign policy in the 21st Century.
Mounting a series of presentations at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Michael P. Malloy (C'73, G'83) convened a Roundtable on Developments in Financial Services Regulation, which will lead to a published anthology on US Financial Services Law. On Wednesday, Dr. Malloy participated in a panel on Socio-Economics of Law School Pedagogy, which he also organized and moderated. The proceedings of the panel will be published in a Spring 2017 issue of the University of the Pacific Law Review. Also on Wednesday, Dr. Malloy participated in a panel for new law teachers on the application of socio-economic principles to teaching, research, and service.
West Academic has published the 8th edition of its famed Contracts in a Nutshell, by new co-author Michael P. Malloy (C'73, G'83). As every first year law student across the country knows, this Nutshell provides a comprehensive guide to the law of contracts. It contains expert guidance through contract concepts under both the common law and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The new edition also includes an introduction to digital contracting, bringing the book squarely into the Twenty-First Century.
I am happy to announce the release of Manage Your Financial Life – A Thoughtful, Organized Approach for Women, which was edited by Deirdre McDonald Greene C’86. I offer a practical and easy-to-understand system for getting organized, analyzing your financial profile, educating yourself about investing, and putting your money to work. Manage Your Financial Life will be helpful to all women, especially those going through life transitions that have a financial impact – parenthood, homeownership, career changes, starting a business, divorce, widowhood.
In September 2016, Wolters Kluwer Law and Business published the third of three 2016 supplements to the three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) by Michael P. Malloy (C'73, G'83). In 596 thrill-a-minute pages, the supplement offers extensive coverage of current developments in U.S. regulation of depository institutions, including the recent rejection by the Federal Reserve and the FDIC of the resolution and recovery plans (“living wills”) of five major financial services firms; the continuing efforts at regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act; recent trends in “whistleblower” litigation involving financial services employees; and, continuing trends in mortgagor litigation in the post-meltdown period.
Bethany Imondi's (COL '13) essay "A Year In, and Still Trying to Say the ‘L’ Word" was featured in the New York Times Modern Love column in the December 18, 2016 Sunday print edition.
I am proud to announce the launch of my book Urban Trails San Francisco: Coastal Bluffs, The Presidio, Hilltop Parks & Stairways. Urban Trails San Francisco is the first ever guidebook on hiking in San Francisco. The book contains 100 full-color photos and covers 50 history- and nature-filled routes: 40 in San Francisco, 6 in Marin County, and 4 south of the San Francisco border.
West Academic has published a new casebook by Michael P. Malloy (C'73, G'83), Contemporary Payment Systems. It brings the edgy excitement back to drafts, notes and bank collections, with contemporary practice embracing electronic funds transfers, wire transfers, digital letters of credit, and the explosive emergence of “crypto-currencies” such as bitcoins and the like. The book employs a nimble pedagogy to bring payment systems to new generations of law students facing fresh demands of practice in this area. It offers a leaner, more systemic approach to the subject, with a continuous narrative arc of problems and hypotheticals involving the continuing adventures of BayerCorp, SallerCo, and other supporting characters. The book also makes extensive use of graphics as an integral part of both the conceptual analysis and the narrative arc, making the book particularly accessible for the many contemporary students who are visual learners.
J. Daniel Kelley, Grad '64 has coauthored a physics textbook entitled "Problems in Classical and Quantum Mechanics," published by Springer International, 2016.