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Mathematical Association of America awarded Judith Victor Grabiner,
SB'60, the 1997 Lester R. Ford Award. The award, which acknowledges
outstanding expository writing in mathematics, was given for Grabiner's
"Was Newton's Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influence of
Maclaurin's Treatise of Fluxions," published in the May 1997 issue
of American Mathematical Monthly. Stephen C. Maxson, SB'60, PhD'66,
received the 1998 research excellence award from the University
of Connecticut's AAUP and the 1998 Dobzhansky award from the Behavior
Genetics Association for his outstanding lifetime contributions
to the field. He researches the genetics of aggression in mice and
sex differences in mammalian brain and behavior.
Roger W. Axford, AM'49, PhD'61, gave a talk titled "Androgogy:
How Adults Learn"as the keynote speaker at the Arizona Adult Education
Association's conference, which met March 7 in Yuma, AZ. He has
written the book Adult Education: Open Door to Lifelong Learning
and writes a column for the paper Arizona Senior World. Axford is
also a consultant to BIOPLEX, an international corporation dealing
with joint replacement, and is establishing the organization Seminars
for Senior Citizens. In addition, the American Association for Adult
and Continuing Education invited him to present at the 1998 Annual
Adult Education Conference, November 19-22 in Phoenix.
alumni-Mike Einisman, AB'62, MBA'63, and Judith E. Stein, AB'62,
AM'64, write: Dear Classmates: As usual, you have been kind
enough to fill this column with interesting notes and good news
about yourselves. Michael C. Kotzin, AB'62, received the
1998 Chicago Human Relations Award, given by the city of Chicago's
human-relations commission, for "building positive interfaith and
inter-ethnic relations." Michael has been director of the Jewish
Community Relations Council since 1988, and he serves as chair of
Catholic-Jewish Scholars Dialogue of Chicago. A member of the visiting
committee of the Divinity School, he also serves on the board of
advisers of the Bernardin Center of the Catholic Theological Union.
In June, Barbara Flynn Currie, AB'68, AM'73, was presented
with a lifetime achievement award by the Illinois Council against
Handgun Violence. She continues to serve as the first female majority
leader of the Illinois House of Representatives. Joan Saks Berman,
AB'62, traveled in June with Albuquerque's mayor, James Baca, and
his family to Ashagebat, Turkmanistan, a former Soviet republic,
as part of the sister-cities program. Michael Edelstein,
AB'62, AM'64, has just ended his six years as chair of economics
at Queens College. He is returning to "the only good job in university
life, teacher-scholar" and tells us he is still trying "to answer
the questions posed by Gerhard Meyer and his reading list in Soc.
2 and 3. Hopefully, daughter Zoe will find someone as brilliant
and challenging as Meyer at the U of C with the Class of 2001."
From Philadelphia, where she now resides, Diana Slaughter-Defoe,
AB'62, AM'64, PhD'68, reports that her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her new home page is http://learning.gse.upenn.edu/~dsd/.
She would especially love to hear from classmates out East, from
Boston to Washington, DC. Deborah Dinitz Strauss, AB'62,
AM'64, says that as an outgrowth of her work with the Information
Technology Resource Center in Chicago, she is working with a small
team to develop a National Strategy for Nonprofit Technology. NSNT
is attempting to build technology-assistance capacity across the
country to help organizations fulfill their missions. Ted Cohen,
AB'62, a philosophy professor at the U of C, writes that wife Andy's
daughter, Sasha, married Bill Schmidt this June. His daughter, Shoshannah
S. Cohen, AM'91, is completing a Ph.D. in English at the U of
C while his son, Amos, has started law school at the University
of Minnesota. Ted is president of the American Society for Aesthetics
and will give its presidential address at Indiana University this
November. Last spring, he lectured at NYU and at the University
of Copenhagen. About to publish a book called Joking Matters,
Ted declares that he is "a lot older than [he] used to be." All
we can add to the insightful observation is our wish that the Great
Pumpkin will shine softly on all of us. Alan S. Berger, AB'62,
AM'63, PhD'68, challenges his classmates to match the Random House/Modern
Library Board list of 100 top books with our own favorite works
of literature. Don't forget to share your thoughts and news.
alumni, please send your news to: Mike Einisman, AB'62,
MBA'63, 477 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Phone: 800/438-3901
(w). Fax: 847/433-5411. Or e-mail Judith E. Stein, AB'62,
AM'64, at: JEStein62@aol.com.
alumni-Larry Lowenthal, AB'64, reports: Grazina ("Chris") Abramavicius
Keeley, AB'63, MAT'75, MBA'79, is the U of C's associate vice
president for human resources management. In response to tugs from
family and alma mater, Chris "came home" to Hyde Park after serving
as the HR director at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
She is also on the fast track to win the first annual Class of 1963
"Grandma Prize" with the arrival of two grandchildren in August.
In May, Larry Lowenthal and his wife, Jan, watched their son Noah
graduate from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine
with a degree in medical visualization. In July, during a two-week
Norwegian cruise, they watched the sun not set north of the Arctic
Circle. In October, they are watching their son marry Ming (Lisa)
Hu in Florida. According to Larry, "We are becoming experts at watching."
In June, some time after the death of his first wife, Donald
G. Twentyman, Jr., AB'64, remarried and moved to Iowa, where
his new bride, the former Mary Hermansen, teaches first grade. Don
retired from the Mayo Foundation this past spring after 30 years
with the Minnesota organization. Call him at 712/336-4861. Thirty-five
years after graduating, some of us still use artful means to balance
our checkbooks. Stephen Zarlenga, AB'63, wrote The Lost
Science of Money, which is being released in German for distribution
in Germany and Switzerland. If we are not the flag bearers of the
"'60s generation," then no one is. For a future column, tell us
the color of your flag and how you carried it.
alumni-your class notes come from the '63 communication team of
Larry Lowenthal, Joe Brisben, Meryl Dann, Susan Freis, Kit Kollenberg,
Sue Ketola Rheamer, and Pearl Bloom Taback. Volunteer for the
team and/or send your news to email@example.com,
Pearl Bloom Taback, 3001 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10463-4717.
news includes: Dinah Solomon Stevenson, AB'63, AM'66, see 1964,
Dinah Solomon Stevenson. Miroslav Synek, PhD'63, an independent
consultant, presented the paper "Nuclear Age Requires Free Elections"
at the annual meeting of the Texas section of the American Physical
Society this past March. The paper will be published in the society's
bulletin. In addition, he judged the grand awards at the International
Science and Engineering Fair held in Fort Worth, TX, in May. His
biography has also repeatedly been published in Who's Who in
the World and other biographical compilations.
Class of 1964 celebrates its 35th reunion June 4-6, 1999. Robert
G. Cheshier, X'64, has retired as director of the Cleveland
Health Sciences Library. He became the library's first director
on July 1, 1966. Dinah Solomon Stevenson, AB'63, AM'66, was
named vice president and editorial director of Clarion Books, a
children's book imprint of Houghton Mifflin Company. She edited
The Midwife's Apprentice, by Karen Cushman, which won the
Newbery Medal in 1996, and Golem, by David Wisniewski, which
won the Caldecott Medal in 1997.
Daniel B. Greenberg, JD'65, a trustee of Reed College since
1975, chairs the Campaign for Reed College. Greenberg is the chair
and CEO of ElectroRent Corp., which leases and sells computers and
John F. Culp IV, AB'66, MBA'68, is celebrating his 20th anniversary
in Munich, Germany. Selling document management software for a Siemens
company, he reports that "his main occupation is having fun, as
it always has been." Culp gave up candy-apple green cars "to concentrate
on faster and healthier incumbent bikes," which he races around
the Alps with his 15- and 17-year-old boys. On October 10, he sang
at the James W. Vice, Jr., AM'54, 65th-birthday event. E-mail him
at John.Culp@SIDoc.de. Erwin
H. Epstein, MAT'62, PhD'66, was named chair and professor of
Loyola University Chicago's educational leadership and policy department.
He was formerly a professor of educational policy and leadership
and rural sociology at Ohio State University. The New York alumni
club's May event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage included Susan
N. Horowitz, AB'66, performing her poem "The Potemkin Steps"
about her family history and the Holocaust. She writes, "I've overcome
technophobia and gone on the Internet. You can hear me sing 'Murray
with the Fringe on Top' (a toupee ballad) on my Web Site: http://www.
escape.com/~lionart/Susan.htm." The site also features her book
Queens of Comedy. She continues to sing and do comedy in
New York in addition to giving seminars and speeches. E-mail her
alumni-Deanna Dragunas Bennett, AB'67, writes: Robert L. Hetzel,
AB'67, PhD'75, recently spent two weeks at the Bundesbank and the
European Monetary Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, and at the Austrian
National Bank in Vienna. He shared his experiences in advising on
monetary policy at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA, with
the economists who will be working to make the new European Central
Bank a success. Janet L. Kelley-Harmon, AB'67, has been learning
what it means to be in the political spotlight as first lady of
the city of St. Louis. Her husband, Clarence Harmon, the city's
first African-American police chief, became the city's second African-American
mayor on April 15, 1997. After a leave of absence from a 20-plus-year
career in public relations to assist with the campaign and city
projects, Janet will make a sister-city/business trip to Suwa, Japan
and return to the working world. Richard J. ("Rick") Stone,
AB'67, has capped a distinguished legal career in prosecuting complex
business cases by joining the trial practice of Portland, OR, law
firm Ball Janik LLP. He will also teach complex litigation and other
trial-related courses at the Lewis & Clark College's Northwestern
School of Law. Among other national and local honors and recognition,
in 1996 Rick was named by California Law Business as one of the
22 best trial lawyers in the state. Rick's public service includes
an appointment in the Carter administration and a recently completed
term as president of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Rick,
wife Lee, daughter Kate, and son Grant, are splitting their time
between Portland and their ranch near Terrebonne, OR. E-mail him
at Rick_Stone@ email.msn.com.
On May 30,
the Class of 1967 held an informal potluck reunion for Northern
California alumni at the Berkeley home of Lawrence I. Schwartz,
AB'67, and Lois Wolfe Schwartz, AB'67, AM'72, AM'90. Sharing
memories and memorabilia were Dennis J. Dingemans, AB'68;
Richard G. Gordon, AB'67; Pamela Green Hawkins, AB'68;
Candace Biendefeld Hisert, AB'67, MAT'69; Diane D. Korsower,
AB'67; Kenneth L. Krich, AB'67; Jane Marcus Graly,
AB'67; Donald H. McPherson, AB'67; Marilyn Shandelson
Sargent, AB'67; Teresa H. Shtob, AB'67; Judy E. Schavrein,
AB'66, AM'70, PhD'73; Paul A. Silver, AB'67; Barbara Sternfeld,
AB'67, AM'70; and Nancy S. Toder, AB'67. Lois says it was
such an enjoyable event that they may do it again. E-mail her at
29 years of government service, Warren E. Olson, AB'72, took
early retirement at the end of March. Warren was a member of the
senior executive service and ended his career as the principal deputy
comptroller of the Defense Security Assistance Agency, the Defense
Department agency responsible for administering the multibillion-dollar
annual sales of defense articles, goods, and services to foreign
nations. So far, Warren has spent retirement playing golf, doing
yardwork, and thinking about getting a job. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
alumni, please send your news to: Deanna Dragunas Bennett,
AB'67, 1622 El Tair Trail, Clearwater, FL 33765. Phone: 813/796-8807
(h). E-mail: email@example.com.
news includes: Harry M. Clor, AM'59, PhD'67, a political science
professor at Kenyon College, was awarded the school's first distinguished
teaching professorship in political science. The National Academy
of Sciences elected Craig Morris, AM'64, PhD'67, curator
in the anthropology department and dean of science at the American
Museum of Natural History in New York, into its membership. He was
also elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Morris studies the archaeology of the Inka empire and follows how
its rise and growth are related to broader issues of political and
economic processes in archaic states. Michael Obsatz, AM'64,
PhD'67, an associate professor of sociology at Macalester College
in St. Paul, MN, has taught there since 1967 and offers the courses
"Death, Dying, and Bereavement;" "Institution of the Family;" "Human
Sexuality;" and "Male Socialization Issues and Violence." He is
a couples' and family therapist, men's support-group facilitator,
and national workshop leader. Obsatz writes frequently for Marriage
magazine and a local paper, Wholeness.
College alumni, please send your news to: Michael Nemeroff,
AB'68, Sidley & Austin, 1722 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Phone: 202/736-8235 (w). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
news includes: Thomas H. Kieren, MBA'68, is president
and managing partner of the Manhattan Consulting Group, Inc. The
company specializes in industry-specific performance and due diligence
studies for private equity investment firms, merchant banks, and
industrial corporations that are investing in a manufacturing type
of business. After three years as dean of the Schmidt College of
Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, James S. Malek,
AM'66, PhD'68, accepted the position of provost at Ithaca College
in New York. Thomas Sowell, PhD'68, the Rose and Milton Friedman
senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, was elected to the American
Philosophical Society in April.
The Class of 1969 celebrates its 30th reunion June 4-6, 1999.
Harold C. ("Hal") Bloom, AM'69, received an M.S. in library
and information science from the University of Illinois and is working
as coordinator of the integrated library systems at Harvard Business
School's Baker Library.