The University of Chicago Magazine August 1995
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Within Class News:

Alumni Award-winners from Reunion 1995

From Front Lines to Registration Lines

With the end of World War II, returning servicemen and women eager to further their studies on the GI Bill flooded campus. In the first six months of 1946, the number of admissions applications already topped a typical year's total by 1,000.


Mina Morrison Diether, PhB'22, was impressed by the U of C campus when she came to visit two and one-half years ago and remains proud of her degree. She adds, "I had my 95th birthday in July [1994] and am still getting a kick out of life."


Henry F. Otto, Jr., PhB'27, and wife Marguerite celebrated their 67th anniversary on August 20, 1994. They were married in Bond Chapel. Allen S. Weller, PhB'27, PhD'42, retired 17 years ago but is in his office four days each week, writing a book about Lorado Taft and the sculptor's work in Chicago from 1886 until his death in 1936.


Leo R. Brown, SB'28, MD'35, retired from general medical practice in 1984. He has four grandsons, one great-grandson, and one great-granddaughter. W. Franklin Bush, PhB'28, 89 years old, follows U of C affairs "with much interest and appreciation" for his time at the University. He hopes to see more news from classmates.


Clyde L. Korman, LLB'29, writes, "I need news of my class, and the most wonderful professors I had those years, and the graduating students still alive-Hinton, Bigelow, Hall, etc.-write me!" Marjorie Niehaus Maxwell, AB'29, enjoyed the June 1994 reunion and notes "what a difference five years had made as to our class.…Who but the University would have bagpipers and fanfare!" Laura Kyes McCrory, PhB'29, announces the June 11, 1994, birth of great-granddaughter Mariah Lee Clarin, named for McCrory's great-grandmother.

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Betty Messinger Barnett, PhB'31, writes, "The best news I have is that I am a great-grandmother-Melanie Clark, born July 10, 1993. My daughter, Anne Barnett Shere, AB'61, is the proud grandmother."


Norman N. Gill, PhB'32, retired from the Citizens Research Bureau in Milwaukee after 42 years as director, and is now a senior research scholar at Marquette University's Bradley Institute for Democracy and Public Values. (See award announcement on page 39.) Margaret Hill Schroeder, PhB'32, reports that Ruth Abells Douglas, PhB'32, SM'35, has moved to a retirement home in Boise, ID. Doug-las's daughter is a professor at Boise State.


Robert E. Langford, PhB'34, was recently honored as one of the founders of the University of Central Florida.


W. Edward Clark, AB'35, writes, "Mid-October I returned to France-50 years after coming there the first time, on Utah Beach, Normandy-to see a French friend made in Paris during its first week of liberation, August 1944. Great reunion." Durward G. Hall, MD'35, is studying, learning, and assisting at Eckerd College as a discussant colleague. He is a member of the Academy of Senior Professionals.

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Harold J. Brumm, MD'36, writes, "Here in Menlo Park, CA, we don't have any superhighway. What we have is called gridlock! It does not keep me from going to the golf course." Melvin S. Freedman, SB'36, PhD'42, is still doing physics research at Argonne after 51 years. Bernard L. Horecker, SB'36, is a professor emeritus of biochemistry at Cornell University, where he was dean of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences and taught biochemistry from 1984 to 1992.


Traveler Alfred H. Court III, AB'38, reports it is "physically energizing just to watch streams of young tourists snaking their way up the Dunn River Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica." Frederick B. Lindstrom, AB'38, AM'41, PhD'50, received Arizona State's 1994 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences distinguished achievement award.


Robert H. Doane, AB'39, is in his 28th year on a local public-school board. He is the curator of Yesterday's Farm Museum in Wood Dale, IL.


Elise Byfield Gilden, AB'40, writes, "Having retired from working with the learning disabled, I find one daughter heading a resource room for special kids; my oldest, a clinical psychologist; and the middle one, using the arts as a creative medium of instruction for youngsters." Gilden's grandson teaches high-school history in New York City. Now a docent at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Gilden adds, "Here's to education!"

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Norman N. Greenman, AB'41, SM'48, PhD'51, is enjoying retirement. He appreciated the talk and the food at a recent L.A. alumni club breakfast featuring U of C psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, AB'60, PhD'65. "The club does a good job of initiating activities," Greenman writes, "and I participate when I can (although I am more re-active than active)." Wilfred K. Gummer, PhD'41, writes that he and Alan T. Prince, PhD'41, became friends in 1939 but lost touch until 1971, when Gummer joined Prince's federal "Inland Waters" Directorate. They took a canoe trip together in 1980 and have grown vegetables together for years on part of an old farm south of Ottawa, Ontario. Catherine Leirer Justice, SB'41, enjoyed the Elderhostel program at International House in the summer of 1993. Donald F. Lach, PhD'41, published the third of four volumes in his series Asia in the Making of Europe in 1993.


Joann Mitchell Warfel, AB'42, enjoys leading tours for children and adults as a docent at the Santa Barbara (CA) Museum of Art.


Sigrid Grande Deeds, AB'44-a professor emerita at California State University, Long Beach, where she coordinated the graduate program in public health-now consults for the California state tobacco-control program. Deeds writes, "I am exploring alternative retirees' housing-I'm tired of cooking. I travel a lot to see my far-flung family, which, as of 1994, includes two great-grandchildren."


Rabbi Daniel Goldberger, PhB'45, AM'50, retired after 43 years in Denver. He and his wife, Ida Patinkin Goldberger, AB'46, were honored at a retirement banquet in August 1994.

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Ida Patinkin Goldberger, AB'46, see 1945, Daniel Goldberger.


William A. Daum, X'47, lives in Lexington Health Care Center in Chicago Ridge, IL. Ann Morrissett Davidon, X'47, lived in Paris, Stockholm, Israel, Denmark, and Prague before, during, and after her marriage to William C. Davidon, SB'47, SM'50, PhD'54. Both of her daughters are married; one is a medical student at Johns Hopkins and a national rowing champion. Davidon writes, "I've continued my peace and social-justice activism along with subsistence freelance writing" and part-time teaching at Community College of Philadelphia. She is a founding member of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. In August 1994, Albert M. Witte, PhB'47, AM'50, retired as a University of Arkansas professor of law. He continues to teach as an adjunct professor and also serves as the faculty athletic representative.


Robert A. Adams, AB'48, AM'52, is a volunteer hearing officer for the Illinois Supreme Court commission that hears complaints about lawyers charged with violating rules of conduct and ethical norms. In September, Edward R. De Grazia, AB'48, JD'51, gave the keynote address at the American Film Institute's program on movie censorship, "Don't Watch This!" His latest book, Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius, was published in Vintage Paperback in 1994. Charles A. Lippitz, PhB'48, produced the movie Season of Change, filmed in Montana and featuring Nicholle Tom of The Nanny and Michael Madsen of Free Willy. Jo-Ann Butters Segall, X'48, see 1949, Edwin E. Segall. Richard A. Strehlow, SB'48, received the Frank W. Reinhart award of the American Society for Testing and Materials for his contributions to terminology standardization. Strehlow is president of Termco and an officer and part-owner of Gourmet's Market. Ruth Goodman Waskey, MBA'48, retired after 25 years working in food and nutrition management for Florida's education department. She plans to travel in the U.S. and Europe and go to several Elderhostels. George J. Worth, AB'48, AM'51, received the 1994 Chancellors Club career teaching award from the University of Kansas, where he has taught English for 40 years.


Gardiner Hempel, AB'49, MBA'52, is CEO of In-Tek Communications and CEO and chair of Speedcall Corporation. Both companies manufacture signaling and control electronic equipment for radio and telephone systems. Elizabeth A. Olson, AM'49, volunteers three days a week for the Red Cross. Frank J. Orland, SM'45, PhD'49, a professor emeritus in the BSD, recently received the Gies award from the American College of Dentists. Orland has done basic research on dental caries and wrote a biography of William John Gies, a Columbia University biochemist who studied caries bacteria. Edwin E. Segall, AM'49, has had a career in the Foreign Service that included posts in Yugoslavia, Sweden, Romania, Indonesia, and Mali. He and his wife, Jo-Ann Butters Segall, X'48, have two children.


Maurice S. Friedman, PhD'50, retired from San Diego State University in 1991 and is a professor emeritus of religious studies, philosophy, and comparative literature. He spent 1992 as a visiting professor at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi and taught in Germany and Denmark in 1993. Friedman's lectures from India are being published as a book; three of his other books were published in 1992; and a paperback version of another appeared in 1993. Fred H. Goldner, AM'50, teaches at Queens College and reports that he is "still being interviewed about 'Pronoia.'" His daughter is a lawyer, and his 12-year-old son is "a Little League baseball star and budding figure-skating champion." John M. Hoffmann, AB'50, DB'54, has retired from the clergy. He had been pastor of Gomer United Church of Christ in Ohio. Joyce Corn Weil, SM'50, retired from the University's academic information technologies department in September 1993.

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Dale C. Chapman, AM'51, retired in June 1994 after 38 years of teaching history at South Suburban College. Merrill Cohen, SM'49, PhD'51, a chemistry consultant, retired as manager of General Electric's Medium Steam Turbine-Generator Laboratory in 1987. He and wife Eleanor live in Marblehead, MA. On January 17, Laurence Reich, AB'51, JD'53, argued his second case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Curtiss-Wright v. Schoonejungen. He is a senior partner in Carpenter, Bennett & Morrissey in Newark, NJ.


Sherman S. Fishman, SM'52, organized a technical session on patent harmonization for the Western Electronics Conference in Anaheim, CA, in September. Thomas I. Seidman, AB'52, continues to do mathematics research and is increasingly involved in using technology to help K-12 teachers. He writes, "1994 was my first four-continent year-during my sabbatical I visited the Universidade Sâo Paulo in Brazil, three universities in Australia," and four European countries. Tamara Yacker, AB'52, AM'61, see 1961, Tamara Yacker.


Burnett H. Radosh, AB'53, and Katherine Koenig Radosh, AB'58, of Lighthouse, FL, cruised north on the Intracoastal Waterway in their catamaran in summer 1994 and visited Joanne Wagner Sheffield, X'58, on the Chesapeake.


Carol K. Kasper, AB'54, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California, was elected medical director of the World Federation of Hemophilia. She writes: "Whenever I meet someone else who graduated from the University, especially someone of my generation, they are enormously proud of their institution and they treat me with increased respect! If you're a Chicago product, you've got to be good!" Judith Weinshall Liberman, AM'53, JD'54, had an exhibition of her Holocaust wall hangings at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, in December and January. The works were originally displayed at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Ralph J. Massey, AM'54, retired from Chemical Bank in 1992, and "is tending to the needs" of his wife and ten grandchildren. He is also doing part-time investment work for a Dutch Antilles company, evaluating the Bahamian government's budget for its chamber of commerce, and building a single-seat, all-wood airplane in his garage. Remi C. Pattyn, MBA'54, retired as president of Pattyn & Associates at the end of 1993.


Thomas R. Bennett II, PhD'55, of Fremont, CA, retired as professor of administration and management from George Williams College in 1979, but continues his 50-year career as a consultant to the defense department. Elizabeth Robinson Cohen, AB'55, AB'59, AM'63, reports that daughter Sara graduated second in her class from California Western School of Law and is clerking in district court in Colorado. Son Michael will soon earn his master's in math. She and husband Edward-"the happy retirees"-recently enjoyed a trip to Arches National Park. Anne Smith Denman, HC'55, is dean of Central Washington University's newly created College of Behavorial, Natural and Social Sciences. Barton C. Hacker, AB'55, AB'60, AM'62, PhD'68, is the historian at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His book Elements of Controversy: The Atomic Energy Commission and Radiation Safety in Nuclear Weapons Testing, 1947-1974 was published in 1994. Iwao Shino, MBA'55, is president of Pfizer Health Research Foundation in Tokyo. Diane Yale, X'55, president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, led a workshop on "Socially Responsible Divorce" in December.

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Philip S. Marcus, AB'56, SB'58, SM'59, a mathematics professor at Eureka College, recently received an NSF grant to investigate the use of computers in classroom math instruction.


William H. Maehl, Jr., PhD'57, is principal investigator for the adult learning project of Regents College and SUNY-Empire State College. Graham W. Pascoe, MBA'57, is an associate professor of marketing at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia. He and his wife have visited the U.S. several times since his graduation, and planned to visit England to see their 26-year-old son, Boyd, in 1995.


Katherine Koenig Radosh, AB'58, and Joanne Wagner Sheffield, X'58, see 1953, Burnett H. Radosh. In December, William R. Rogers, DB'58, PhD'65, president of Guilford College, spoke on "Asking the Right Questions about Government Regulatory Policies and Higher Education Accountability" at the 99th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.


Robert A. Groh, MBA'59, enjoys the experience of managing two nursing homes near downtown Toledo, OH. Chris D. Kehas, AM'59, is a professor emeritus at Boston University, where he was the School of Education's division director and chair and director of training in its counseling psychology program. Kehas is also chairing Manchester (NH) High School Central's 1995-96 sesquicentennial. He would love to hear from any U of C alumni who attended Central; his address is P.O. Box 545, Manchester, NH 02105-0545. Donald E. Rappe, SB'59, writes, "I am retired from business and caring for my 2-year-old granddaughters while my daughter (their mother) goes back to school." Elizabeth Hughes Schneewind, AB'59, is assistant director of older-adult services for Jewish Family Services of Central Maryland. Larry F. Waltman, AM'59, teaches in the American University's School of Communications.


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, AB'60, PhD'65, see 1941, Norman N. Greenman. In August 1994, Michael J. Harrison, SM'56, PhD'60, presented a research paper at the Triennial World Congress on Medical Physics in Rio de Janeiro. He then flew to Amazonas and explored the jungle for several days before going to Salvador and Bahia, Iguaçu Falls, and the pantanal. Gerald A. ("Mac") McReynolds, X'60, see 1966, Maureen Sims McReynolds. Melvin H. Tennis, Jr., AM'60, a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network, helped organize a UFO study group in Miami. Retired from educational psychology, he sings in a church choir and composes "simple songs." Tennis is also compiling incidents for a WWII landing craft/tank history.

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Nancy Cox DeSombre, AB'61, AM'62, is president of Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. K. Lance Haddix, AB'61, an attorney with Pristine Law Offices, reports that his company opened a branch in China in 1994. Anne Barnett Shere, AB'61, see 1931, Betty Messinger Barnett. Tamara Yacker, AB'52, AM'61, received the City Colleges of Chicago distinguished professor award for 1990-91 and retired in June after 34 years as an English professor.


Ira J. Fistell, AB'62, JD'64, does five hours a night of general talk and discussion programming with KABC Talkradio in Los Angeles. His two-year sabbatical in 1993-94 gave him time to write a book, which he has been sending to publishers. He and wife Tonda have two daughters, ages 8 and 13. David H. Levey, AB'62, is managing director of the sovereign risk unit at Moody's Investors Service in New York City. His wife, Sandra, is completing her Ph.D. and is a teaching fellow at Lehman College. Son Daniel works in the television industry in L.A., and twin daughters Tania and Marissa are both first-year graduate students in New York City. Richard L. Miller, SB'62, PhD'65, was elected a foreign member of the Linnean Society of London for his research demonstrating sperm chemotaxis in animals. The society bestows only 50 foreign memberships, which are lifetime awards. Miller recently married Linda E. Hodgman of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Daniel Rosenblum, SB'62, MD'66, the author of A Time to Hear, a Time to Help was named "Listener of the Year" by the International Listeners Association.


Vicky I. Chaet, BFA'63, had her artwork exhibited in December and January at Just Desserts/Tassajara Bakery in San Francisco. Her work was also shown in January through artReach, a nonprofit program that exhibits art at events to benefit community-service organizations. George T. Duncan, SB'63, SM'64, completed his term as chair of the National Academy of Sciences panel on confidentiality and data access. Daughter Christi graduated from Yale in 1993, son Greg is a junior at Wesleyan, and stepson Webster is a freshman at Dartmouth. Diane Miller Falk, AB'63, AM'66, is president-elect of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and clinical coordinator of the Raritan Bay Mental Health Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. Bernard J. McShane, AB'63, is president of the Writer's League of Washington.


Barbara S. Hughes, AB'64, AM'68, is a partner with the Madison law firm of Stolper, Wilcox & Hughes. She also chairs the elder-law section of the Wisconsin state bar. Charles R. Keen, AB'64, is senior manager of passport verification and deployment for Northern Telecom in Ottawa. Jennifer Platt, AM'64, contributed a chapter on the research methods of the "second Chicago School" of sociology to the book A Second Chicago School? to be released in September by the U of C Press. "It was interesting," she notes, "to find my own experience as a student now constituting part of my historical data." Signe Olson Rich, AM'64, is division manager of the economic-development office of Albuquerque, NM. Barbara Sherman Sussman, AB'64, AM'65, who was accepted to Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's rabbinical ordination program, writes, "This is a very exciting new direction that I'm taking."


Troy L. Armstrong, AB'65, is an anthropology professor at California State University, Sacramento. Chester P. Dabrowski, SB'65, was a USAF officer for four years. He encourages members of his class and adjacent classes to contact him at: UAMC, Sheridan, WY 82801. Charles A. Edwards, AB'65, see 1966, Charles A. Edwards. Raymond C. Kelly, AB'65, received the 1994 University of Michigan Press book award for his work Constructing Inequality. One of his earlier books, The Nuer Conquest, won the same award in 1986. Kelly is a professor of anthropology at UM and was acting chair of the department in 1993-94. Alan M. Wiener, MBA'65, sold his business in 1993 and is enjoying "spending more time with family, golf, and boating." He was reelected to the board of directors of ERLY Ind. (NASDAQ).

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Charles A. Edwards, AB'65, was elected to the management committee of the Ann Brown Military Collection at Brown University Library, and is also vice president of the Illinois St. Andrew Society in Chicago. Richard R. Ganz, AB'66, practices internal medicine in Healdsburg, CA. He has been married 13 years and has three stepchildren. Writes Ganz, "Most of what I talk about with my patients comes from my U of C education, not my medical education." Carol Cirelle Gould, AB'66, spent 1993-94 in Paris as a Fulbright senior scholar, researching French and American perspectives on democratic theory. She remains a research associate of the Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée at the École Polytechnique while returning to her regular position as a philosophy professor at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Robert G. Greaves, MBA'66, writes that his son Edmund Greaves married Elizabeth Miericke on November 5 at Saint John's Catholic Chapel in Champaign, IL. Maureen Sims McReynolds, PhD'66, is the manager of environmental and regulatory support for the Austin, TX, water and wastewater utility. She and her husband, Gerald A. ("Mac") McReynolds, X'60, live in Austin. Thomas E. Powers, PhD'66, recently retired as associate dean of faculty and academic programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He and wife Kathleen live in Arnold, MD. Anne Rosenzweig Singer, SB'66-an attorney in the litigation department at the New Jersey law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley-chaired the New Jersey State Bar Association's criminal-law section for 1994-95. Ellen Weiss Ziman, AB'66, AM'68, see 1968, Jerrold J. Ziman.


Bruce R. Andich, AB'67, MD'71, tells us that his mustache is "now gray," he has his "wife's permission to have an affair," his children are now "drug-free," and he's "still wondering about Wittgenstein's second postulate." Mark B. Chasin, MBA'67, moved from L.A. to Short Hills, NJ. He works at WRH Partners LLC with the Huff Alternative Income Fund, seeking and analyzing investment opportunities. Frank D. Eaman, AB'67, received a distinguished brief award from Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI, for his brief for the defendant in People v. Davis, a case before the Michigan Supreme Court. John M. Janzen, AM'64, PhD'67, and Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen, AM'67, spent December and January in Zaire on an assignment for the Mennonite Central Committee-the service, development, and relief agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. They worked with Rwandan refugees and also spent time in Rwanda and Burundi. Sam C. Masarachia, SB'67, is a partner of Family Practice Associates of Upper Dublin in Fort Washington, PA. Ronald C. Offen, AM'67, edited The Starving Poets' Cookbook, the first book publication of the poetry journal Free Lunch, which Offen also edits. Rudolf V. Perina, AB'67, has been chargé d' affaires at the U.S. embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, since July 1993. Bernard C. Watson, PhD'67, retired as president and CEO of the William Penn Foundation in 1993. He is chair of Avenue of the Arts, vice chair of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, and a presidential scholar at Temple University.


David A. Klotz, AB'68, reports, "Taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by self-employment, I have enrolled in the Ph.D. program in astronomy at the University of Massachusetts. (Being laid off at GE three years ago was one of the best things to happen to me for a long time!)" Thomas R. Mullaney, AM'68, celebrated the tenth anniversary of his public-relations practice, TRM Communications Network, in Chicago. He writes, "This is all a long way from my quad days studying international relations, yet still great training." Alice Karlin Powell, AB'68, AM'78, continues to practice psychotherapy in Portland, and has "added horseback riding to her leisure activities." Her husband, Michael M. Powell, X'68, still runs his bookstores in Portland ("yes, the same Powell's as Chicago"), and was recently appointed a commissioner of the Port of Portland by the governor. Screenwriter and editor Mark B. Rosin, AB'68, and Barry Glasser wrote a play, Twice Removed, that premiered at the Sharon (CT) Stage in June and starred Estelle Parsons and Carol Kane. Rosin and wife Cynthia, an actress and acting teacher, live in L.A. Jerrold J. Ziman, AB'68, who met Rosin during the Blackfriars show Hey, Manny, Get This…, is producing Twice Removed in association with Sharon Stage. Ziman and his wife, Ellen Weiss Ziman, AB'66, AM'68, live in New York City with their children, Sasha and Elizabeth.


Jamie W. German, MAT'69, teaches chemistry and seminars on evolution and scientific thought at Moses Bown School, a Quaker school in Providence, RI. Amar N. Maheshwari, PhD'69, is the joint director of India's National Council of Educational Research and Training. He had been vice chancellor of the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Stanley I. Mour, AM'58, PhD'69, has retired from the University of Louisville. J. P. Roos, AM'69, is a professor and department chair of social policy at the University of Helsinki. His book A Man's Life was published in 1994.

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Alumni Award-winners from Reunion 1995

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