The University of Chicago Magazine April 1996
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Within Class News:

  • Of Mice, Men, and Women: Liane Russell, PhD'49, studies mutated genes in mice to learn more about disease-producing genes in humans.

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    Raymond C. Ellis, Jr., PhB'50, MBA'53, age 74, teaches a graduate course on security and loss-prevention management at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Several sessions are also being broadcast on local cable television. Gilbert P. Ellithorpe, AM'50, recalls that his was the "last graduation presided over by Robert M. Hutchins. A real honor. And earlier that year, Albert Schweitzer practiced on the organ in Rockefeller Chapel. Unforgettable." George J. Fulkerson, AB'50, practices mediation and arbitration of private disputes in Michigan. Jeanne Harper Miller, AB'50, AM'54, still enjoys retirement and continues to be a literacy teacher. She hopes to travel more. Norman H. Suhr, AB'50, SM'54, see 1957, Richard A. Robie.


    George S. Rosenberg, AB'51, retired from Case Western Reserve University in June as a professor emeritus and is now pursuing a full-time artistic career. Sheldon W. Samuels, AB'51, delivered a paper on ethical criteria for emerging technologies at the Pacific Rim Conference on Occupational Medicine, held last fall in Sydney, Australia.


    Carmen E. Johnson, AM'52, was invited to participate in a documentary about her work with Japanese women during the U.S. government's occupation of Japan after WWII. The show, Miss Johnson's Dream: Postwar Japan and the Women of Awa, was broadcast last summer.


    Nancy A. Cushwa, AB'53, AM'62, retired in July from the Boeing Company in Seattle, where she worked as a technical editor and writer.


    William C. Hillman, X'54, reports that the Practising Law Institute published a second edition of his book, Personal Bankruptcy.


    Frank M. Byers, Jr., PhD'55, was on campus from 1938 until 1941, but didn't complete his dissertation until 1955-"14 years, a world war, a wife, and three kids later." Byers reports that he exchanged letters with his graduate-school roommate, Alan T. Prince, PhD'41, after seeing his name in the Magazine.


    Mary ("Alzina") Stone Dale, AM'57, (see "Other Voices," page 40) is working on her book Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Washington, D.C. She asks alumni who know of mystery novels set in D.C. to share their information. Douglas A. Fox, AM'57, a professor of religion at Colorado College, was named the 1995 Colorado professor of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Richard A. Robie, SM'53, PhD'57, retired from the U.S. Geological Survey in 1993 after 36 years. He moved to a new home in Boalsburg, PA, in 1994, and plays golf about three times a week with Norman H. Suhr, AB'50, SM'54.


    Em O. Bevis, AM'58, received the Emory Medal, Emory University's highest alumni award, this past fall. A consultant since 1985, Bevis is known for designing nursing curricula and has taught at several universities in Georgia. Alexander A. Kolben, AB'58, JD'63, AM'64, still has his own law practice. His wife, Nancy, is executive director of Child Care Inc., a resource and referral agency. Son Kevin graduated from Oberlin in 1994 and daughter Debbie is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. Richard I. McClow, MBA'58, continues to sail around the world with his wife, Penny. They left Australia in July 1994 after 21 months there; were married in Chicago on October 14, 1994; and made it to Cyprus in October 1995. Along the way they visited Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands, Yemen, Egypt, Israel, and Greece. Future travel plans include cruising the Turkish and Greek coasts as well as land travel in Europe. A. Henry Studebaker, MBA'58, is a mechanical engineer in the thermal-systems branch of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center's utilities engineering division.


    Robert J. Bumcrot, SB'59, SM'60, a mathematics professor at Hofstra University, received the meritorious-service award of the Mathematics Association of America, presented at the group's annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Joseph Logsdon, AB'59, AM'61, was appointed a research professor at the University of New Orleans, where he teaches history and urban studies and directs the Ethel and Herman Midlo International Center for New Orleans Studies. Carol Berk Malawer, AB'59, has two married daughters and three grandchildren. She is active in the auxiliary of the community hospital in Bethesda, MD, where her husband, Sidney J. Malawer, MD'60, is a physician and board member.

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