The University of Chicago Magazine

August 1996

Class News


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William ("Sparky") Calog, AB'40, and Martin Levit, SB'40, AM'47, PhD'49, see 1960, Denis Cowan. Chester B. Powell, SB'40, MD'43, has been corresponding with classmates Robert R. Bigelow, SB'41, MD'43, and Colin G. ("Tim") Thomas, Jr., SB'40, MD'43. They're planning on being at their 55th reunion in 1998.


Robert R. Bigelow, SB'41, MD'43, see 1940, Chester B. Powell.


Ira S. Glick, X'42, see 1943, Paula Schuham Brown Glick. Murray L. Wax, SB'42, PhD'59, invites alumni to contribute to The Independent Scholar, which he edits. A professor emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis, Wax is a visiting faculty member at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. An article of his recently appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis.


In January, Marie E. Borroff, PhB'43, AM'46, was presented with a copy of The Endless Know: Essays on Old and Middle English in Honor of Marie Borroff. The Sterling professor of English emerita at Yale, Borroff is busy finishing an essay on Chaucer and looking for a publisher for a collection of her poems. She published an essay on the books of the late U of C professor Norman Maclean, PhD'40, in the April 1994 Yale Review. Paula Schuham Brown Glick, AB'43, AM'48, retired as an anthropology professor from SUNY Stony Brook in 1991. Last year she published Beyond a Mountain Valley: The Simbu of Papua New Guinea (University of Hawaii Press); this year she organized a symposium, "Rights to Land and Resources: Changing and Conflicting Views," which she is editing for publication. Also this year, she notes, Work in Progress: Essays in New Guinea Highlands Ethnography in Honour of Paula Brown Glick (Peter Lang) appeared. After retirement, Glick founded a.b.c. advocates for better communication, a group concerned with awareness, access, and advocacy for people who are hard of hearing and deaf. She continues to co-chair a.b.c.'s committee on cultural affairs. She and Ira S. Glick, X'42, have been married for two years. Sonia Weiner Katz, AB'43, AM'46, was one of six artists in the "Abstract and in Color" exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and the A.R.C. gallery, both in Chicago, during May and June.


Betty Jane Everett Hewitt, PhB'44, and Charles H. Hewitt, AM'49, report that Cyril M. ("Cy") Leder, AB'50, AM'53, was featured in a column in the Flint (MI) Journal. Leder retired in 1994 after 38 years of teaching English at Mott Community College. This year, the college's board voted to name the rebuilt offices of the student newspaper the Cy Leder Journalism Center. Leder advised the student paper for 24 years and taught journalism for many years.


David S. Dennis, AB'47, is in good health and hopes to be at his 50th reunion. Richard D. Freed, PhB'47, won a Grammy award in February for his part in the documentation of "The Heifetz Collection," RCA Victor's reissue of all the recordings of the violinist Jascha Heifetz. Robert S. Rosenzweig, PhB'47, SB'48, SM'49, retired in the fall of 1988 and has taken up bookbinding. From 1993 to 1995, he was president of the Hand Bookbinders of California. "We are now grandparents for the first time--a girl born in December 1995--and, like most people, think it is great," he writes.


Esther Alpern Frankle, AM'48, see 1953, Allan H. Frankle. A. Montgomery Johnston, PhD'48, a professor of education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, continues to do research and write and also travels and does genealogy. He enjoys trying to keep up with his wife, four children, and five grandchildren. One son is a psychology professor at Auburn University and another is an education professor at the University of Memphis.


Charles H. Hewitt, AM'49, see 1944, Betty Jane Everett Hewitt.

Within Class News:

  • Alumni Medal : Abner Mikva, JD'51, "Dissenting Opinion."

  • University Alumni Service Medal: Joseph Ceithaml, SB'37, PhD'41

  • Part of Something Larger: The Public Service Citations:
    • Angelica Harter, AM'60
    • Thelma Iselman Hayes, AB'40
    • Lorraine Moss, PhB'33
    • William Naito, AM'51

  • At the Top of Their Class: The Professional Achievement Citations
    • Roger Black, X'70
    • Bimla Buti, PhD'62
    • Joseph Epstein, AB'59
    • John Mace Grunsfeld, SM'84, PhD'88
    • Donald Hopkins, MD'66
    • Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, AM'52, PhD'57
    • Nicholas T. Zervas, MD'54

  • True to Their School: The Alumni Service Citations
    • Andrew W. Brown, AB'80, AM'80, MBA'82
    • Ida DePencier, PhB'28, AM'50
    • Danette (Dani) Gentile Kauffman, AM'69
    • Edgar Micael Larsen, MBA'68
    • Stephanie Dolan Larsen, AM'66
    • Brace Pattou, AB'45
    • Sydney Rosen, PhB'46, AM'49, PhD'73
    • Dennis C. Waldon, AB'69

  • Leading the Way: The Young Alumni Service Citations
    • Elizabeth Hutar, AB'83
    • Punita Khanna, AB'83, SM'86
    • Elana Muehleip, MBA'90
    • Robert Robinson, AM'87

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