The University of Chicago Magazine December 1995
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Within Class News:

  • Art for all: Barbara Mirecki, AM'71 helped bring the Monet exhibit to Chicago.

  • Setting Sail: Ben Morgan, AB'92looks to the 1996 Olympic sailing championships.

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    During 1994-95, Delbert M. Bates, AM'46, PhD'50, presented a series of papers on the creation of the universe (according to the Big Bang Theory) and the evolution of the universe and life on Earth. He then compared this to the theological view. Bates comments, "Took more work than doing a year's work on campus; papers may go into a book later." Alyce Kahn Frank, AB'50, had an exhibition of her paintings at Zaplin-Lampert Gallery and St. John's College Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, in September and October. U of C sociology professor Donald N. Levine, AB'50, AM'54, PhD'57, chairs the theory section of the American Sociological Association. He continues to edit the Heritage of Sociology series for the U of C Press. Ellis I. Shaffer, SB'50, JD'54, "made it to Social Security!"


    Reunion 1996, May 31-June 2

    Mario S. De Pillis, Sr., AB'51, AM'54, professor emeritus of social and religious history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has stepped down from the presidency of the Mormon History Association. Harvey J. Feldman, AB'51, AM'54, retired from the Foreign Service after 32 years, including two years as ambassador to Papua New Guinea and five years as an alternate U.S. representative to the U.N. He is now vice president of Global Business Access, a Washington, DC, consulting firm specializing in international business. Wife Laurie is assistant general counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and their 7-year-old son, Sasha, entered second grade in September. Jessie Maddox Sherrod, X'51, spends many hours in volunteer and church work.


    Sherman S. Fishman, SM'52, who holds 28 issued patents, was a speaker at the Invention Convention in Pasadena, CA, in September. He wants to "bring back what GATT took away!" Hubert C. Huebl, AB'52, continues as a general surgeon at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI.


    Jean Allard, JD'53, married David Gooder on December 17, 1994. She is of counsel to Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and also president of Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council. David is of counsel to Lord, Bissell & Brook. Arthur S. Elstein, AB'53, AM'56, PhD'60, professor of medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been appointed to a five-year term as editor of Medical Decision Making.Averil Stephenson Schreiber, AB'53, retired April 30 after 15 years as administrator of DeKalb's Barb City Manor Retirement Home. DeKalb's mayor formally proclaimed it "Averil Schreiber Day." She and husband Robert Schreiber, X'46, continue to live in Kingston, in rural DeKalb County. Raymond L. Thompson, MBA'94, recipient of an executive M.B.A. program certificate in 1953, writes that wife Edith died in 1989 and he remarried, to Dorothy Reid, in June 1994. They moved into a new home in October 1994. Ralph N. Traxler, Jr., PhD'53, retired in August after 45 years as a professor and administrator. He spent many years at Emory University before becoming the University of South Alabama's first dean. J. Ward Wright, AB'53, JD'56, is retiring this month.


    David L. Daniel, AM'54, retired director of the Cook County public-aid department and assistant director of the Illinois public-aid department, is a member of the Chicago Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Robert W. Habenstein, AM'49, PhD'54, selected 20 of his sociological writings published during 1955-88 for publication as Chicago Light.He and two colleagues are preparing a fourth edition of Ethnic Families in America (Prentice Hall). Habenstein retains his office at the University of Missouri-Columbia, but he and wife Jane divide their time between southern Arizona and Colorado's San Luis Valley. In April, he returned to Bowling Green State University, his undergraduate alma mater, to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and to speak on "The Intellectual in the World Community." Eugene M. Lerner, PhD'54, cofounder and president of Disciplined Investment Advisors and professor emeritus of finance at Northwestern, was elected to a three-year term on Elmhurst College's board of trustees. Loretta R. Sharp, AM'54, was named the 1994-95 volunteer of the year for the Saratoga unit of New York's Capital District Hospice.


    Edward L. Henry, AM'48, MBA'48, PhD'55, chaired a task force on extending the St. Cloud, MN, human-rights commission-which he founded in 1965-to the surrounding three counties. Also in 1995, Henry received the humanitarian award from Office of Equal Opportunity Tri-County Community Action Program for founding Tri-CAP in 1965, and he was named to the National Mayors' Hall of Fame. Robert A. Moody, AB'55, SB'56, MD'60, will retire from the practice of neurosurgery in January 1995. Diane Yale, X'55, chairs the legislative committee of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. She was the primary author of a recent council proposal for court-annexed family and divorce mediation in New York state.


    Reunion 1996, May 31-June 2

    Linda Horween Blumberg, AM'56, see 1947, David L. Blumberg. Marjorie Burkhardt Ellis, AB'56, see 1960, Lois Mandel Libien. W. Robert ("Bob") Niblock, MBA'56, is vice president of investments for Courtaulds United States and president of the Porter Paint Foundation.


    Louis Aarons, PhD'57, demonstrated his WordMate Japanese-to-English, Spanish-to-English, and English-to-Spanish language programs at the 1993 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention. This past June he published the English-to-Japanese program, "Instant Japanese," and exhibited it at the American Bookseller and American Library associations' meetings in Chicago. Bernard J. Williams, AB'57, AM'59, has retired from law practice and can be found fishing for rockfish off Cobb Island, MD.


    Peter S. Amenta, PhD'58, of Avalon, NJ, is enjoying retirement as professor emeritus at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. "My home by the ocean, 'Casa al Mare,' offers me the opportunity to return to my marine biology days and studying the barrier islands," he writes. By unanimous vote, Jack Himelblau, AB'58, AM'59, was elected corresponding foreign member of the Corresponding Venezualan Academy of Language of the Spanish Royal Academy. Carl W. Tipton, MBA'58, writes that he is "just another retired university professor lucky enough to have survived long enough to thoroughly enjoy retirement." Sidney K. Wolfson, Jr., MD'58, writes that son Kenneth A. Wolfson, MD'94, is a resident in radiology at UCLA Medical Center.


    Linda Rosenberg Sher, AB'59, is the National Labor Relations Board's associate general counsel for enforcement litigation.

    Within Class News:

  • Art for all: Barbara Mirecki, AM'71 helped bring the Monet exhibit to Chicago.

  • Setting Sail: Ben Morgan, AB'92looks to the 1996 Olympic sailing championships.

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