The University of Chicago Magazine

December 1997

Class News



70 Anita L. Glasco, MCL'70, was named the 1997­98 Irving D. and Florence Rosenberg law professor at Southwestern University in Los Angeles. Leo Schlosberg, AB'70, is in the architectural precast-concrete business with Cary Concrete Products and is always looking for "young or experienced estimators and drafters." He can be reached by e-mail at Gary A. Wilson, SM'67, PhD'70, received the Connecticut United for Research Excellence 1997 CURE award for calling attention to the economic importance of biomedical research and biotechnology.

71 Mary Diederich Ott, SM'67, PhD'71, is an artist specializing in acrylic paintings, monotypes, and collage. She lives in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband, Edward Ott, a professor at the University of Maryland.

72 College alumni, please send your news to: Dorthea H. Juul, AB'72, PhD'89, 1115 South Plymouth Court, #302, Chicago, IL 60605. Phone: 847/374-4204 (w). Fax: 847/236-4304. E-mail:

73 The 25th class reunion will be held June 5­7, 1998. Having retired in 1993 from practicing clinical psychology in Chicago, Nettie S. Breslin, PhD'73, moved to San Francisco in 1996. Her e-mail address is A film studies professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ramona Curry, AB'73 will travel to Germany this coming spring on a Fulbright grant. Ronald C. Kahn, AM'67, PhD'73, was named the James Monroe professor of politics and law at Oberlin College. Dale T. La Belle, AM'61, PhD'73, recently moved to New Orleans. Following the scandal at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Mady Wechsler Segal, AM'67, PhD'73, served as a special consultant to the senior review panel on sexual harassment convened by the Secretary of the Army. Ruth Ziemann Sweetser, AM'73, was named assistant dean of business and industry relations at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

74 A faculty member in Ohio State's chemistry department since 1980, Bruce E. Bursten, SB'74, was recently named distinguished university professor there. Jeffrey D. Salberg, AB'74, and his family-Tracy; Kyle, 12; and Josh, 15-moved from "the Great Midwest" to Park City, Utah. He writes, "Come and visit-the skiing is great." Salberg "graduated" from practicing law full time to owning Mega Systems International, where he is the CEO.

75 John G. Carlson, MBA'75, gave the keynote address at an October oil industry conference sponsored by Aramco Services in Houston. His speech focused on "new, industry-wide, life-cycle approaches for managing equipment assets, operating costs, and risks." Harrison J. Cohen, AB'75, JD'80, was elected a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick in Washington, DC. After 12 years as Pittsburgh's historic preservation planner, Michael D. Eversmeyer, AB'75, joined the Pittsburgh architecture firm Perkins Eastman, where he is a project architect specializing in preservation and traditional architecture. Eversmeyer notes, "I'm hoping for a greater chance for advancement in the private sector than I would have had if I had remained with the perennially underfunded city government." In his spare time, Eversmeyer designs additions and renovations for houses, including his own 100-year-old colonial revival house in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood, where he lives with his wife, Janna Smith Eversmeyer, AM'79, and their sons, Alex, 16, and James, 11. In August, Nancy Lyman Huse, PhD'75, was elected to the board of the International Research Society of Children's Literature at the society's annual meeting in York, England.

Charles H. Koch, Jr., LLM'75, who was a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government this past spring, has written the second edition of his three-volume Administrative Law & Practice (West). Michael C. Krauss, AB'75, MBA'76, was named the CFO of OmniTech Consulting Group in Chicago. After 14 years with IBM, Dana Carey McKenna, AB'75, AM'77, is now a systems programmer for the corporate offices of Circuit City Stores. McKenna enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their son, Christopher. This past August, Jeffrey S. Rasley, AB'75, spent three weeks in India, where he joined the Golden Jubilee celebration of 50 years of independence from British rule. He also went on his second Himalayan expedition, an 11-day trek through the Ladakh mountains that included "summiting" the 21,000-foot peak of Kangla Chen. Although his hike from Lamayura to the base camp was "sunny" and "beautiful," once it began to sleet and snow, Rasley suffered altitude sickness, lost feeling in the tip of one finger, and lost color in a toe. "It was a mountaintop experience only in a physical sense, and I do not look forward to doing another extreme climb. On the other hand," writes Rasley, "if you guarantee warm weather and good visibility, count me in." Jeffrey A. Riemer, MBA'75, is the divisional director of Bovis Leahrer McGovern Europe, the construction arm of P & O. He moved to London with his family in January 1996. Riemer's wife, Melissa, made her London stage debut in September as Mrs. Conway in J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways. His two daughters attend high school at the American School in London.

76 Paul Finkelman, AM'72, PhD'76, the Joseph C. Hostetler­Baker & Hostetler visiting professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, had three books published this year: Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History (Bedford Books), Slavery and the Law (Madison House), and a new scholarly edition of A Brief Narrative of the Tryal of John Peter Zenger (Brandywine). Eric H. Han-neman, AB'76, climbed Mt. Hood on September 2 with Joel M. V. Roth, AB'76, MBA'78, and Roth's sons, Noah, 5, and Jonah, 11. "They had youth, we had will," writes Hanneman, adding, "The crater and lava dome were tremendous." Daphne Greene Kapolka, AM'76, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, recently received a Ph.D. in applied physics from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, where she also received a second master's degree, in acoustical engineering, in 1992. (This corrects information printed in the October/97 issue-Ed.) Her husband, Gerard T. Kapolka, AM'76, PhD'81, teaches English at Santa Catalina School in Monterey. The Kapolkas have three children: Andrzej, 20, a student at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Basia, 17, a freshman at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD; and Marek, 8, a third grader. John Vail, AB'76, writes: "We've declared ourselves nomads." Vail, an attorney, has begun working at the Center for Law and Education, A D.C.­based national advocacy group, and his wife, Alison Fields, teaches French in Alexandria, VA, where they live. "Be it genetic or environmental," daughter Megan, 13, "likes Dylan and the Dead," writes Vail. The family would "love to hear from friends" in and around D.C.

77 College alumni, please send your news to: Tony P. Mayo, AB'77, MBA'78, 10915 Thanlet Lane, Reston, VA 20190-3922. Phone: 703/742-0845 (h). E-mail:

78 The 20th class reunion will be held June 5­7, 1998. Thomas J. Bamonte, AB'78, was appointed Chicago Transit Authority's deputy general counsel for appeals and legal policy. Mark Herskovitz, AB'78, and his wife, Nili, announce the birth of their fifth child, daughter Ita Rina, who joins Yedid, 12; Shoshana, 10; Miriam, 8; and Yosef, 6. Herskovitz was named co-manager for the Dreyfus Technology Growth Fund. H. Christo Lassiter, AB'78, is now a full professor with tenure at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Theresa Kelly McPartlin, AM'78, is the manager of child and family services at Shriners Hospitals for Chil-dren/Twin Cities and is also an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine. She lives with her husband in St. Paul, MN. After receiving a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health this past June, Howard Moffet, X'78, returned to San Francisco as the operational planning manager of the Consensus Health Corporation, where he is helping to develop "a multi-specialty healthcare provider network." Mary A. M. Puff, AM'78, is director of international private banking at Allison-Williams in Minneapolis. Geoffrey R. Webster, MBA'78, is the new, Paris-based president and CEO of Givaudan Roure Fragrances.

College alumni, please send your news to: Kent Maynard, AB'78, MBA'81, 2041 West Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. Phone: 773/342-5845 (h).

79 Joseph E. Dannenmaier, AB'79, and Laura Starks Dannenmaier, MBA'83, announce the September 18 birth of their son, William, who joins a sister, Kay. Janna Smith Eversmeyer, AM'79, see 1975, Michael D. Eversmeyer. Jeffrey J. Keenan, AB'79, MBA'83, JD'83, see 1980, Claudia Magat Keenan. The St. Louis­based REC Music Foundation awarded a grant for electronic music composition to Cynthia L. Sternau, AB'79, now senior editor at the Japan Society in New York. Evelyn Seltzer Wilk, MBA'79, a solutions manager for Xerox Business Services in Rochester, NY, designs "document outsourcing solutions" for the education and publishing industries.


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