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Irwin Rubenstein, SAIS '54 (MA), who retired after 36 years in the foreign service and now chairs the Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida, has edited Serving America Abroad: Real-Life Adventures of American Diplomatic Families Overseas.
Nancy Fidler Parr, Nurs '57, had a "delightful vacation" in Europe in June. She traveled to Rome, Florence, Venice, Geneva, and Paris.
John Corcoran, Engr '59, A&S '62 (MA), '63 (PhD), is professor of philosophy at the University of Buffalo. He was named doctor honoris causa in October 2003 by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) for his work in history and philosophy of logic, which was the focus of a two-day international conference held in conjunction with the investiture ceremony.
Bernhard D. Saxe, A&S '60, recently was named one of the top 10 patent prosecuting attorneys in the country by IP Law & Business Magazine. Saxe is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Foley & Lardner.
David Downes, A&S '61, writes: "I have retired after 30 years on the faculty and administration of the University of California, Berkeley. I am being recalled to teach again this spring, but I'm not sure what my wife and I will do after that — hopefully have more time to travel and enjoy life."
Karl R. Barnickol, A&S '63, former general counsel of
Solutia Inc. and a nationally prominent authority in the
areas of corporate governance and securities law, has
joined Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin as a partner. He will
focus primarily on helping companies comply with the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which Congress enacted last year to
deal with corporate governance, financial disclosure, and
Guy Hollyday, A&S '64 (PhD), writes: "After graduating from Hopkins, I moved out of state. Now I'm back home again, living on the other side of Wyman Park. I tend the park several times a week and monitor the quality of the water in Stoney Run. To publicize sewage conditions in the city, I have organized walks and safaris. For more information, e-mail me at email@example.com."
Roberto Toscano, Bol '67, SAIS '68 (MA), has been appointed Italy's ambassador to Iran.
Dick Oles, SPSBE '68, retired as head coach of the Johns
Hopkins men's fencing team. He had been coaching at Hopkins
for 45 years.
Wayne R. McKinney, A&S '69, '71 (MA), '74 (PhD), welcomed his first grandson, David Jr., on March 25, 2001.
Bill Evans, A&S '72, writes: "After 30 years with Verizon Communications, I took early retirement to pursue a new career in the nonprofit human services sector. I recently accepted a position at Lutheran Services in America, headquartered in Baltimore, with responsibilities for finance and administration. I look forward to hearing from old (or new) Hopkins friends at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Katherine Seavey Bryant, A&S '73, a postulant from the
Episcopal Diocese of New York, recently moved from the New
York area to New Haven, Connecticut, to begin studies as a
first-year MDIV student at Yale Divinity
Peter Agre, Med '74, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for
his 1991 discovery of aquaporins, proteins that form
channels for the transport of water through cell membranes.
E.F. Charles "Chuck" LaBerge, Engr '74, '75 (MSE), is
married with three children and is employed as a senior
principal engineer with the Communications and Surveillance
Center of Excellence of Honeywell AES Laboratory in
Columbia, Maryland. He writes: "I probably established the
current Class of '74 record for longest time between
degrees when I received my PhD in electrical engineering
from the University of Maryland — Baltimore County in
David S. Frutko, SPSBE '78, chief financial officer for
Agent 16 LLC, has added the title of chief operating
officer. The advertising agency recently changed its name
to reflect its new ownership structure and marketing
philosophy. Frutko writes: "Clients have come and gone over
the past 12 years, but I have never had the pleasure of
working with a fellow alum, so if there is anyone in the
Johns Hopkins University family looking for a hot creative
shop, give me a call."
Colin Chinn, A&S '79, '82 (MA), placed 25th at the 2002 ITU
Aquathlon World Championships as a member of Team USA. He
has been promoted to captain in the U.S. Navy and is now
assigned as executive officer of Naval Hospital Lemoore in
California. His first son, Kelly, was born on May 13, 2003.
Stacy Hinderliter Clark, A&S '79, writes: "I work as a
pediatrician for the Central Virginia Health District and
provide healthcare to low-income children in five county
and city areas. I'm active as a PTA leader at the local,
county, and district level. I also teach family practice
residents and am in my sixth year as a Girl Scout leader. I
have one child and seven cats."
Petar Arsenovic, A&S '84, writes: "I've worked at NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center since 1988, where I've worked
on several projects as a scientist and subsystem manager."
David Baker, A&S '84, writes: "Law school led to lawyering,
which led to politics, which led to lobbying. The downward
spiral continues. All kidding aside, I'm enjoying my career
and have a wonderful family. Seventeen years in Atlanta;
it's a great place to live. Send more alumni
Gary D. Anderson, Engr '85 (PhD), designer of the recycling
symbol, was recently honored by the National Recycling
Coalition for his contribution to the recycling and
sustainability movement. A certified professional planner,
architect, and 30-year resident of Baltimore's Bolton Hill
neighborhood, he is vice president of STV Incorporated, a
consulting engineering, architectural, planning,
environmental, and construction management firm, where he
directs the company's Baltimore planning
Michael Lewis, A&S '86, has joined the Norfolk office of McGuire Woods LLP as an associate in the Products Liability and Litigation Management Department. He will focus his practice on products liability, commercial contracts, medical malpractice, and intellectual property litigation.
Tristan Davies, A&S '87 (MA), who teaches in the Writing Seminars program, has published his first collection of short stories, Cake (JHU Press). (See Alumni News.)
Don H. Braswell, A&S '88 (MS), recently received his fifth Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal while assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 25, Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. He flew 16 combat missions during 19 days in support of the liberation of Iraq and engaged enemy forces attacking coalition ground units.
Peter Carlesimo, A&S '89, writes: "Our family recently
moved to the beautiful state of Colorado. We just
celebrated the first birthday of our precious daughter,
Noam Neusner, A&S '91, completed his first year as a special assistant to the president for economic speechwriting. He joined the White House after working at U.S. News & World Report, where he was chief economic correspondent. In May, Noam and his wife, Andrea, had their third daughter, Miranda Arielle.
Nicholas Gianaris, Engr '92 (MS), '96 (PhD), a
lightweight-materials specialist at Visteon Corporation,
was honored as an American Society for Materials Fellow for
2003 on October 14 in Pittsburgh. He was recognized for his
work in high-strength engineered plastics and metals
offering lightweight solutions.
Kathleen Curry-Sparks, A&S '93, and her husband, Jim,
welcomed their daughter, Raina Curry Sparks, on May 26,
2002. Kathleen, Jim, and Raina live in Berkeley,
California, where Kathleen is studying nurse-midwifery at
the University of California-San
Zafar S. Kahn, A&S '94, is currently doing a fellowship in
spine surgery at the Leatherman Spine Institute in
Louisville, Kentucky. He was recently married to Iram, who
is also a physician, and they plan to move to San Diego
this summer, where he will begin a practice in spine
Rachel (Schwartz) Murray, Engr '95, had a paper, "SPC
Software for Section Control," accepted for a symposium on
"Rail for the Future." The symposium was held by the
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way
Association (AREMA) in Kansas City in September,
Irving Kau, A&S '96, is proud to announce the birth of
Bailey Isaiah on September 20. He weighed in at 7 pounds,
13 ounces. Kau and his wife, Linda, were married on August
18, 2001. In attendance were groomsmen Thomas Yoo, Engr
'96; Michael Lee, A&S '96; Cedric Cheung, A&S '96; as well
as Wing Sze Shum, A&S '96; Sami Kanderian, Engr '98; and
Mag Tan, Engr '99. He is currently working on his PhD in
strategy at the University of Southern California after
finishing his MBA at Rice University.
British A. Robinson, A&S '97 (MA), gave a speech at the
United Nations ECOCSOC chamber at the invitation of the
Hold See Mission to the U.N. on October 7, 2003, the 40th
Anniversary of "Pacem in Terris" — a papal encyclical
issued in 1963 on peace on Earth.
Matthew Edward Schernecke, A&S '98, has finished his clerkship with a judge in the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) and is living in Manhattan. He is now working for the firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius in New York. He writes: "Drop me a line if you're ever in NYC."
Arvind Bakhru, Engr '99, is a medical student at the
University of Rochester, class of 2005. He married Julie
Mallinger, A&S '01, on June 22, 2003, on the Homewood
Karin Caifa, A&S '00, has been chosen by MSNBC for a new
experiment to see what would happen if "cub reporters" were
sent out on their own to cover the "political and personal
dramas of eight men and one woman competing for the most
powerful positions of leadership in the world." Caifa will
be covering Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) and is
responsible for all shooting, reporting, editing, and
producing of the pieces.
Larry Lonergan, A&S '01, writes: "I received my commission as an officer in the United States Navy in September of 2001. Since then, I have completed pilot training and was designated a naval aviator in January of 2003. I am currently flying E-6B 'Tacamo's'. You can reach me at email@example.com." Melinda Rose, Nurs '01 (PhD), was presented with the 2003 Frank Lamendola Award for Leadership in HIV Nursing from the Association of Nurses in AIDS care. She was also awarded a phase II continuation grant from the Special Projects of National Significance, HIV/AIDS Bureau to continue her work in AIDS care. In August, she was promoted to chair of the Department of Professional Nursing at Georgetown's School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Kaisha Askins, Engr '02, writes: "Since graduation, I have been pursuing my love for music by singing professionally. I have been touring as one of two background singers for Vivian Green, a new R&B artist on Columbia Records. We began touring with Maxwell, another Columbia artist, in the summer of 2002 and most recently with Musiq Soulchild in the summer of 2003. We have appeared across the U.S. and Europe and on television programs varying from Jay Leno to Dateline. While continuing to travel, I am currently working on my own solo project and running my own marketing company."
Elizabeth Book, A&S '03 (MA), has been awarded the Robert
Bosch Foundation Fellowship. Through this program, she will
join a group of 20 American leaders who receive up to eight
months of intensive German language training prior to the
fellowship, complete two executive-level internships in the
public and private sector, and participate in three
seminars focusing on contemporary German and European
1929: Harry D. Biele, A&S '29, died on April 11.
1934: Amalie Hafer Frank, A&S '34, a former minister of Unity Church on Capitol Hill and founder of CommUnity on the Hill Church, died on December 31. Ms. Frank retired in 1997. At the age of 67, Ms. Frank flew a Cessna 150 solo and learned to ride a motorcycle. She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
1940: Robert H. Fisher, A&S '40, a retired partner in a paper products distribution company and World War II veteran, died in October 2003. After World War II, he joined Robins Paper Co., a product distributor for paper mills, which his father co-owned. He was vice president and treasurer at his 1976 retirement. He was a founding member and trustee of Severna Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed sailing and power boating, fishing and square dancing.
1940: Charles W. Perry, Engr '40 (PhD), a retired chemical engineer, died on December 24. Mr. Perry, who wrote 16 publications and held two patents, retired in 1999 as a senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency. He was a member of several professional engineering organizations, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a member of Gaithersburg (Md.) Presbyterian Church, an avid reader, and a Civil War buff.
1943: Robert Day, Med '43, an ophthalmologist who practiced in Washington for more than a half-century, taught at George Washington University's medical school, and was a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, died on October 5, 2003. Dr. Day specialized in corneal transplants and glaucoma and was senior adviser at Washington Hospital Center, where he had been chief of the corneal clinic from 1958 to 1980.
1948: George H. Eichner, Engr '48, died in December. During his 49-year career with URS Greiner, he served on the engineering team that designed major projects such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the Francis Scott Key Bridge, and the NASA Space Shuttle Landing Facility at Cape Canaveral. As vice president and senior airport consultant, he became known nationally in the profession. He was probably best known for his extensive work at BWI Airport.
1949: Jerome E. Shapiro, A&S '49, a psychiatrist and retired Social Security Administration official who was a lifelong Baltimore resident, died in September 2003. Dr. Shapiro was chief of Social Security's mental health branch in the Office of Disability from 1988 until his retirement in 2000. Previously, he had a private psychiatric practice and was a consultant for the Social Security Administration and the Methodist Board of Child Care.
1951: John T. "Jack" Gorsuch, Engr '51, '67 (MS), an accomplished engineer from a family with ties to Baltimore that go back centuries, died in September 2003. Mr. Gorsuch worked for General Electric, Westinghouse, and the Social Security Administration, and was an avid camper.
1952: William Campbell, Med '52, a pediatric urologist who also made huge contributions to the rose world, died on August 30. Dr. Campbell made great strides in the treatment of chronic bed-wetting, which is sometimes attributed to a hormonal imbalance. He was also an internationally recognized rose expert who established the High Country Rosarium in Denver, which his daughter moved to Utah when it outgrew its space.
1954: Julian T. Buxton Jr., Med '54, one of South Carolina's most well-known and beloved physicians and humanitarians, died in October. Dr. Buxton received numerous honors for his many achievements, including the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor. Roper Hospital honored him last year when a surgical suite in its new tower was named in his honor. He is survived by his wife, seven children, and five grandchildren.
1957: Marie L. De Pasquale, Peab '57, who taught music in Baltimore public schools for nearly 40 years, died in October 2003 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. Mrs. De Pasquale also enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and planning parties. She is survived by husband Joseph De Pasquale, Peab '55, two children, and five grandchildren.
1961: Elizabeth Snodgrass Smoley, A&S '61 (MA), former chair of Bethesda Help, an ecumenical nonprofit organization that provides services for the homeless and elderly, died on October 10, 2003. Mrs. Smoley was a Bethesda Help volunteer for more than 20 years, and in 1992, she received a Maryland's Most Beautiful People volunteer award, after being nominated by Montgomery County Community Service Partnership.
1962: Carol P. Lewis, A&S '62 (MA), SPH '76 (MA), '83 (PhD), a researcher who studied the prevention and control of chronic diseases, died in October 2003. Dr. Lewis worked for many years at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She most recently held the title of research scientist emeritas and director of epidemiology at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York.
1962: Robert H. Richard, Engr '62 (PhD), a defense industry scientist from Fairfax, Virginia, died on September 2, 2003. Dr. Richard retired from the Center for Naval Analysis in 1987 as group director. He had worked there since 1968, including a year as a visiting scientist at Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment in Portsmouth, England, and two years as the center's representative to the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples. Dr. Richard was a longtime volunteer at Food & Friends, the D.C. AIDS soup kitchen, and he helped to establish Friends of the Chantilly Library. He also was a painter, genealogy researcher, tennis player, and hiker.
1967: Anthony John Darin de Lorenzo, Med '67, A&S '50 (MA), physician, educator, medical researcher, and decorated war veteran, died on October 5, 2003, after a long illness. Dr. de Lorenzo published over 100 papers and contributed to more than a dozen books on the cellular structure and biochemistry of the brain. He was inducted as a fellow of several medical societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatrists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
1968: William B. Emison, SPH '68 (MPH), who worked for the Smithsonian Institute and the Chesapeake Bay Centre for Environmental Research, died in December 1999. He conducted research on the whistling swan and was part of the team undertaking an environmental impact study in Amchitka Island in the late 1960s. In late 1971, he emigrated to Australia, where he studied wildlife.
1969: Janet Miller, SPH '69 (MPH), a clinical psychologist and former Bel Air resident, died in September 2003. Dr. Miller was a past president of the Medical Alliance and Community Counseling Center, both in San Luis Obispo, where she moved in 1985 and had a private practice.
The Woodrow Wilson Award
Dr. Philip Russell, A&S '54, has served his country
at the highest levels in the fields of infectious disease
and vaccine development. He served in the U.S. Army Medical
Corps from 1959 to 1990, specializing in medical research,
and later became senior adviser to the assistant secretary
for public health emergency preparedness and response in
the Department of Health and Human Services, where he
currently works on developing vaccines against bioweapons.
Catherine DeAngelis followed up her distinguished
career at Johns Hopkins by becoming the first woman editor
in the 116-year history of The Journal of the American
Medical Association, one of the most prestigious
positions in medical journalism. At Johns Hopkins Hospital,
she established and served as the director of General
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the director of the
Pediatric Residency Program, and the deputy chair of
Pediatrics. In 1990, she was appointed associate dean and
was eventually promoted to vice-dean of academic affairs
Isabella Harrison, Med '38, who was one of the first women to be certified by the American Board of Surgery, is extending her philanthropic generosity to help other women follow in her footsteps. She completed her residency at Church Home and Hospital and, in 1947, became the first woman to serve as chief resident in surgery. In 1999, she established the Isabella Harrison, M.D. Scholarship for Medical Education, providing scholarships for women medical students at Johns Hopkins who are interested surgical careers.
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