The PSGS alumni luncheon at this year's AAR-SBL [American Academy of Religion-Society of Biblical Literature] annual meeting was attended by 73 people---alumni, faculty, and friends of the School.
The highlight of the luncheon was the presentation of a Festschrift to Professor Emeritus Stephen A. Kaufman by Drs. Helene Dallaire, Ben Noonan, and Jennifer Noonan, who jointly conceived and edited the volume. Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?: A Grammatical Tribute to Professor Stephen A. Kaufman (Eisenbrauns, 2017), contains chapters by eleven of Prof. Kaufman's former students.
As the editors related to us, for years Dr. Kaufman's students had urged him to publish his account of Biblical Hebrew grammar, and now they have done it for him.
An SBL session organized by the editors, at which several chapters from the book were presented and to which Prof. Kaufman responded, was also held.
7 current graduate students delivered papers at the conference. 25 alumni (24 Ph.D. and 1 M.A.) presented papers, were respondents, chaired sessions, or had responsibilities at additional meetings there, according to the index of names in the conference program book.