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Jay J. Stein, PhB'29
, has practiced law in Los Angeles since 1933, with the exception of two years of military service during WWII. He writes, "I am, however, contemplating taking early retirement next year to permit me to devote more time to tennis and lawn bowling."

The American Planning Association honored Frederick H. Bair Jr., AB'35, with its award for distinguished leadership by a professional planner. Bair has written seven books on zoning and planning procedures-many of which have become required reading for students of city planning.

On March 2, Joan Wehlen Morrison, AB'44, spoke on her book From Camelot to Kent at a conference on the Vietnam War at Southwestern Texas State University. She also spoke at the 92nd St. YMCA in New York on April 30, and again on May 4, the 30th anniversary of Kent State.

On June 25, Arnie Matanky, X'54, celebrated his 70th birthday. Editor and publisher of the Near North News, which he founded in 1956, he is involved with several civic organizations including the Gold Coast Art Fair, which he founded.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has released two new CDs produced by Mark A. Greenberg, AB'67, AM'70. Environmental Songs for Kids features Vermont singer/teacher Coco Kallis and includes original songs by Greenberg, who also plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin on the album. The other CD, the second in a series of reissues of Pete Seeger's Folkways recordings, is entitled Headlines and Footnotes: A Collection of Topical Songs.

Nina Rattner Gelbart, AM'69, PhD'74,
professor of history and the history of science at Occidental College, Los Angeles, received the Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize for her book The King's Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Coudray (University of California Press, 1998). The award is presented biennially for the best book-length biography of a 17th- or 18th-century subject.

Nicos Tsatsoulis, AB'88, MBA'89,
is the founder and CEO of Pecunia Investments, a relay brokerage house in Athens, Greece, trading stocks and derivatives for retail and institutional customers on the Athens Stock Exchange and the Athens Derivatives Exchange.

Curtis D. Bennett, SM'86, PhD'90, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Bowling Green State University, was named a 2000 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Bennett joined the Bowling Green faculty in 1993 and is the undergraduate coordinator for the mathematics department.

After several years with GE's international operations, Zening Ge, PhD'96, joined an IT company in Beijing as senior vice president, COO. The company is one of the largest private IT firms in China-and the CFO is another U of C economist, David Y. Wong, AM'82, PhD'87.

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