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EVANDER F. KELLY JR., of Atlanta, retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years. He has done some traveling since then and is a lay reader in St. Anne's Episcopal Church.


ARTHUR B. KING, MD (Med) '39, of Athens, Pa., is retired.


BERNARD S. MEYER announces the publication of Judicial Retirement Laws of the Fifty States and the District of Columbia in August by The Fordham University Press in both hardcover and paperback.


LANDRUM B. SHETTLES, MD (Med) '43, of Las Vegas, Nev., is a research pioneer on in vitro fertilization, beginning with his resident training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbian Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He has written many articles and books on the topic, including How to Choose Your Baby's Sex.


FELIX IRELAND BELMONT, of Paonia, Colo., writes: "Since retiring from Borden, Inc. International in July 1978, and moving from New York to California, I have spent much of my time in community activities, primarily in the founding and development of North Fork Valley Public Radio, Inc. (KVNF-FM), the first community public radio station in this area. I served as director for 18 years, and at various times as treasurer, vice president and president."

FRANK H. BUTT, MD Jefferson Medical College, of North Warren, Pa., is a retired anesthesiologist who enjoys golfing, bridge, and cribbage playing. He also enjoys woodworking and furniture refurbishing. He writes: "I have the best of two worlds--Warren, Pennsylvania, in the summer and winters in Florida.


JEROME M. FIEN was honored by the Community Association Institute for outstanding service. He was awarded the Byron R. Hanke Award honoring individuals who have championed education and research for homeowners living in condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations. Mr. Fien is treasurer of the Community Association's Institute Research Foundation, the driving force for community association research, development, and scholarship, and he serves on the Foundation's Committee on Aging.


1945 MD (Med): JOHN T. MORRIS writes: "Since retiring in 1985, I am going to town as a poet and writer. I have had two scholarly biographies published (one has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize). I have had four books of poetry published. The most recent one is a real dinger titled The Lives of an American Eagle, published by Mulberry River Press. The is a book of stories in blank verse, about the volunteer fighter pilots who fought in the RAF before American got into World War II."


ROBERT E. KETCHAM, of Mount Laurel, N.J., is a retired vice president of the former Chemical Bank (now Chase). He and his wife, Eleanor, have recently moved to New Jersey to be closer to their children in Moorestown.

JACK MARCK, MEd (CS) '55, of Bel Air, Md., and his wife, Betts, have celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary by writing and publishing a book titled ...but the ice cream was delicious: Our Travels Yesterday When the World was Younger. The book relates the humor, problems, happiness, arts, and history of the authors' travel in 44 of the 213 countries and states they have visited. The 280 pages include 318 photos, some of once-forbidden sites.

EUGENE B. McCORD, MS Massachusetts Institute of Technology '51, of Earlesville, Md., is affiliated with the Academy of Lifelong Learning in Wilmington, Delaware. This program, which is associated with the University of Delaware, provides a wide range of classes for people of retirement age.

WALTER L. PFARR JR., of Arnold, Md., is president of All-Tech Engineering Inc.

WILLIAM M. WATERS, of Millersville, Md., is senior consultant with the Naval Research Laboratory. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children.


RICHARD ROSE has been awarded the Harold Lasswell Award by the Policy Studies Organization of the United States. He was honored "as an outstanding scholar contributing to our understanding of the substance and process of public policy." In 1976, Mr. Rose founded the first university public policy center in Europe, the Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and remains its director today.


FRANK WHITE writes: "My wife, Hannelore, and I had the distinct pleasure to be on board the four-masted square-rigged sailing ship, The Sea Cloud, sailing the Turkish Coast, Greek Islands, through the Dardenelles to Istanbul. GEORGE E. BASS '55, probably the world's most renowned underwater archaeologist, a classmate of mine from JHU, was the guest lecturer and expert on the history of the area. Both George and I remembered many nice things about our time at Johns Hopkins."


EUGENE H. GALEN, MD State University of New York Health Science Center '59, of Beverly Hills, Calif., retired in 1995, after practicing internal medicine for 33 years and now enjoys sailing and traveling. His wife, Suzanne, is a practicing attorney. IVAN K. GOLDBERG, MD New York University '59, of Pomona, N.Y., writes: "I am a clinical psychopharmacologist in private practice in New York City. Traveling, landscape photography, and computers do a good job of filling my empty hours."

ROBERT E. HALL, MBA Harvard University '62, of Baltimore, is senior vice president of Brown Capital Management. He is married and has three children.

EUGENE E. JOYCE, MD JHU '59, of Coral Gables, Fla., is a retired ophthalmologist. His interests include scuba diving, gardening, philately, golf, fishing, chess, and family.

F. PIERCE LINAWEAVER, PhD ENG '65, of Lutherville, Md., writes: "I continue my individual practice as a consulting environmental and civil engineer to business clients on environmental strategies and infrastructure engineering matters and pursue a number of extracurricular trustee/volunteer activities. My wife, Karen, and I enjoy golf, dining with friends, and Karen's fabulous flowerpot garden on the deck of our home in The Meadows, off Seminary Avenue in Baltimore County. Our daughter, Kelly, married in 1998. She and her husband, Dave French, live and work in Jackson, Wyoming. Our son, Stephen, is in San Francisco, after several years working around the world in England, Nepal, Uganda, and Colorado."

A. MARIO LOIEDERMAN, of Potomac, Md., writes: "My civic and community activities use up most of my spare time. They are my main hobbies along with my three grandsons." He is president and CEO of Loiederman Associates Inc.

DANIEL S. SAX, MD Univ. of Maryland '59, of Weston, Mass., writes: "I am now a grandfather of twin girls and continue to actively develop and work with our tree farm in Randolph Center, Vermont. I also continue to have an interest in wine; in fact, you might even call me an oenologist. At this time, however, I am enjoying the benefits of the wine I bought 20 to 30 years ago at reasonable prices. I am still active in neurology and the incorporation of the new information in practice, research, and teaching--makes being in medicine exciting and worthwhile." Dr. Sax has recently become the neurologic consultant for the Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction Center at the Boston University Medical Center.


1959 PhD (ENG): LEO YOUNG, retired director for research, Office of the Secretary of Defense for the U.S. Department of Defense, and a consultant in Bethesda, Maryland, has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to microwave technology and to the management of national security research.


DAVID S. CORDISH, LLB Univ. of Maryland '63, MLA (CS) '65, of Lutherville, Md., is chairman of The Cordish Company. The company has completed large-scale urban retail and entertainment projects in cities throughout the United States, recently in a joint venture with JHU to bring a retail core to Charles Street.

EDWARD M. DUDLEY, MBA Cornell Univ. '62, is an international professional speaker and author for the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He travels extensively in this role.

RONALD L. GUE, of Gaithersburg, Md., is president of Phoenix Health Systems Inc. He writes: "I am continuing to grow information systems outsourcing business, while spending as much time as possible in Deer Isle, Maine."

RUSSELL E. MARTENSON, PhD Harvard Univ. '65, of Bethesda, Md., is scientific review administrator for the National Institute of Mental Health. He writes: "I am about to retire. I plan to teach more fitness classes, obtain personal trainer certification, obtain a U.S. Field and Track Racewalking Certification to Coach Leukemia Society of America's Team-in-Training program. I continue racing and traveling."

WALTER S. ORLINSKY, LLB Univ. of Md., of Baltimore, created and ran a program in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources called Tree-mendous Maryland. He writes: "In eight years, we planted over 6.5 million trees."

WILLIAM T. PLUMMER, PhD (A&S) '65, senior director of optical engineering, Polaroid Corp., Cambridge, has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to optical science and engineering, and for leadership in high-volume manufacturing of precision optics.

FRANK A. WARD II, of Syracuse, N.Y., has entered a vocational ministry training program. Formerly, he was attorney/adviser for the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security Administration.

DAVID A. WOOD, MBA Univ. of Pennsylvania '65, writes: "Since retiring, I have become involved, as a volunteer, in designing exhibits for museums. In San Diego, where I spend the winter, I have done an exhibit for the Museum of Man. In New England, during the summer, I have been working at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History."


MARY ELLEN GRAYBILL writes: "After working for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services as a caseworker, I left for Los Angles in 1979, and worked for the Southern California Center for the Arts, then for Against the Odds, a cable children's show. Upon returning to the Baltimore area, I worked in temporary positions as secretary to Dr. Ann Sorenson at the School of Public Health; for Dr. Steven Muller, president of the University; and briefly for the Space Telescope office of the director. I have been a freelance writer since 1994 to the present for Harford Country, Baltimore Resources, Country Chronicle, and other publications. I studied piano with Ellen Barlag King at Peabody and recently with Barbara Gruver."

DALE L. SCHULER, MSE (ENG) '64, PhD (ENG) '73, was recently elected to fellow grade by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering for his "contributions to the development of coherent multi-frequency microwave sensor and polarimetric SAR techniques for the remote sensing of geophysical parameters on both the ocean and the land." He works in the remote sensing division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He is married, has a son and daughter, and enjoys living in an enclave of contemporary homes, "Occoquan Forest," near Manassas, Virginia.


BRIAN "BUZZ" RIZEN, of Elkins Park, Pa., is a holistic family practitioner and pediatric consultant. He was inducted on September 22 as a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has been mentoring a Hopkins mechanical engineering student, Bill Thompson, who is working on a restraint bar for schoolbuses. He helped produce a segment on an NBC newscast concerning this revolutionary prototype.


KARL ALBRECHT, author of The Northbound Train: Finding the Purpose, Setting the Direction, Shaping the Destiny of Your Organization, published by Amacom books, was selected to present the keynote speech at the Hong Kong government's conference on Leadership in the Public Sector in September. The conference, which was attended by 150 government executives and senior managers, was part of an effort to streamline public-sector organizations and management as Hong Kong moves into the next millennium. Dr. Albrecht's 24th business book, Corporate Radar: Tracking the Forces That Are Shaping Your Business, was released on October 1.

RONALD P. SPARK, Tucson Medical Center pathologist and member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty, was chosen to chair The Intersociety Committee on Pathology Information. The organization, which represents the major pathology societies, has played a major role in both educating the public as to the pivotal role that pathologists play in research, education, and diagnostic medicine, as well as directly assisting in the recruitment of physicians and other scientists to the discipline of pathology. He is currently the director of the Tucson Pathology Society, past-president of the Arizona Society of Pathologists, and serves that society as editor of The ASP.


RICHARD B. KAUFMANN, MS Boston Univ. '74, of Annapolis, Md., is a retired U.S. Army colonel. He also is retired from the U.S. Department of Labor. A marine police officer, he is the oldest graduate of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Academy. He lives full time on his yacht, Patriot Games, in the Annapolis Harbor.

CLARENCE LONG, JD Univ. of Maryland '71, of Bowling Green, Va., is associate general counsel with the United States Air Force's Office of General Counsel. His oldest son is in law school, and the second oldest is in medical school.

WINTHROP W. SMITH, MSEE Case Western Reserve Univ. '67, PhD (ENG) '73, of Greenville, Texas, is engineering fellow at Raytheon Systems Company. He has 10 patents and has published 50 technical papers. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf.

PAUL S. TISCHLER, MBA American Univ. '68, of Bethesda, Md., is president of Tischler & Associates Inc. He writes: "I am taking more time for vacation. My dive trips include Palau, Borneo, Galapagos. My hiking trips included an Everest trek."


CHARLES PADGETT, MD (Med) '73, of Baltimore, is practicing medical oncology in Baltimore. He enjoys flying, sailing, motorcycling, and tennis.

RONALD R. PETERSON, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System, has been awarded the 1999 Excellence in Mentoring Award for Program Leadership from The National Mentoring Partnership. He received the award for his support of the program, which began at Hopkins in 1991.


PETER N. BATTS has recently received a PhD from the University of Ottawa and a DTh from St. Paul University in Ottawa. He is a specialist in 19th-century French church history.


1973 PhD (A&S): CARLO CHIARENZA has been named the first George L. Graziadio Endowed Chair of Italian Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of The Two Sides of Imagination, a book that he describes as an analysis of how Italy imagines the United States as a myth and how the United States imagines Italy as a dream. In his new position, he plans to establish a journal that reflects the two sides of Italian-American imagination.


WILLIAM T. MCCUTCHEON JR., of Chatham, N.J., was inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in June 1999. His business, Cairns and Bro., Inc., broke new ground with the development of a state-of-the-art helmet mounted with infrared imaging devices to assist firefighters.

ROBERT M. PEPPERCORN, MD (Med) '78, is medical director, dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon for Advance Skin and Allergy Medical Group in Yuba City, Calif. He also is the producer and host of a local cable television medical education program and a regional cosmetic laser surgery expert.

MARGARET ANN WEISS, MD (Med) '78, of Baltimore, is "balancing a busy dermatology practice, publications, travel, lectures, and raising three young men." She is married to ROBERT WEISS, MD (Med) '78, and writes: "I am active nationally as a dermatologist, locally as a mother."


1977 MA (A&S):THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI, BA/BFA Cornell Univ. '76, has published his first novel, Roughhouse, by Kaya Production. He lives in New York, where he works as a newspaper copy editor and where he has performed on cable television and FM radio, as well as at a number of reading spaces, including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where he has won the Poetry Slam.


DAVID LILIENFELD, MS Columbia Univ. '80, writes: "I am very pleased to announce the formation of Dental Innovations, LLC, a distributor of dental laboratory supplies, including dental trays. Within the next year, we hope to have tote trays and articulators available. Further information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to"

WILLIAM A. OWINGS started teaching at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia this August as associate professor of education. Following a career as a teacher, elementary and high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools, Bill is returning to his first love--teaching. As part of his duties, he will direct the Longwood Principals Institute and the Longwood Center for School Improvement.


CHUCK WEISSELBERG, JD Univ. of Chicago '82, of Mill Valley, Calif., writes: "I've moved around a lot after law school. I have served as an attorney in private practice in San Francisco and a federal public defender in San Diego, and I have taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Southern California. Last year, I joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley as a law professor and became the first director of the school's new Center for Clinical Education." He and his wife, Patti, have two daughters, Robin and Meg.


PHILIP FEDERICO, JD Univ. of Baltimore '83, of Baltimore, recently celebrated his 15th anniversary as partner with the law firm of Schochor Federico and Staton. He enjoys golf and surfing.

CHAIM A. LEVIN, MA (SAIS) '81, has been made the senior vice president and general counsel of the GFI Group Inc., an interdealer brokerage firm on Wall Street. He announces the birth of his second child and first son, Zachary Lowell Levin. SCOTT M. PAUL, MD Tel Aviv Univ. '85, of Silver Spring, Md., is a self-employed physician.

PHILLIP L. PEARL, MD Univ. of Maryland '84, of Burke, Va., is assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He writes: "I am sorry to announce the passing away of my wife, Caren Sue Goldsmith, to metastatic breast cancer during June 1998." JULIE M. WEHRLE, of Sykesville, Md., is a special agent with the Department of Defense. She is active in community activities and became a grandmother in 1999.

1980 MM (Peabody): JOHN BROOKS is organist and director of music at St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He trains and directs two choirs, administers the Chorister Training Program of the Royal School of Church Music, runs an active concert series, and plans and directs musical/education events in Anglican church music practices and traditions for the parish and community. He is instructor of organ at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, and he is a member of the Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. He is active in the work of the RSCM in America, in planning its summer courses for boy and girl choristers at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, and is an American representative for the Friends of Cathedral Music. He is also a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.


ALEX AUCHUS and MIRELLA (KURI) AUCHUS '82, of Singapore, announce the birth of their second child, Alexander, born October 25, 1998. He joins big sister, Isabella.

JOSIAH GLUCK writes: "It's been a busy year. Recent projects include new compact discs for jazz artists Dave Valentin and Charlie Byrd, plus a brief, hectic gig back in June at Grant Park in Chicago as audio producer for an outdoor taping of Emeril Live! for the TV Food Network. I managed to find time to meet an old WJHU cohort, Edmund Newman, for lunch and to catch up on the past 18 years. I also have started my eighth season at Saturday Night Live. This is my fifth year as associate music engineer. I spent most of the summer supervising the technical production of the 2-CD / 30-song compilation set that was just released, and I'm presently producing the DVD video of the 25th Anniversary Show, with more SNL DVDs to come. I'd love to hear from old JHU friends, so please feel free to drop me a line at"


STEVEN A. ROBERTS, MD Univ. of Rochester '86, of Yardley, Pa., writes: "I have moved to Philadelphia to join the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as an interventional cardiologist. Our first child, a beautiful baby girl named Megan Devine Roberts, was born in September."

MARK D. TRACHTENBERG, of Brighton, Mass., writes: "In September I started my new assignment as a tax librarian at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in Chelsea, Massachusetts. I am still studying part-time for my MBA in the Public Management Program at Boston University. Greetings to my cousin, IVAN STRUNIN '77."

1982 MS: PETER G. MATTES, of Kingsville, Maryland, is owner of Mattes Insurance and Financial Services. He recently became a registered securities investment advisor through H. Beck Inc. He and his wife are the proud parents of triplets.

1982 MM (Peabody): MARK CUDEK will appear with CUSTER LARUE, BM (Peabody) '79 in the cultural programs concerts series at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Their ensemble recently won Billboard Magazine's Top Classical Crossover Artist award. It has released several CDs on the Dorian label, and it has been heard on the nationally syndicated program, St. Paul Sunday Morning.


JOSHUA J. REITER (SPSBE '94)has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new interactive process for applying or printing information on letters or parcels using bar code technology to target information (advertisements) to selected groups. The patent also allows for the printing of postage on envelopes as well.


SHARON P. CROCKETT, MBA Columbia Univ. '87, is executive director, asset securitization group of CIBC World Markets.


1986 PhD (ENG): DEMETRIOS CHRISTODOULIDES, of Allentown, Pa., has been promoted to professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Lehigh University. A specialist in the fields of optics, optoelectronics and quantum electronics, he is the author of numerous papers and has spoken at several conferences. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, and was recipient of the Joel and Ruth Spira Award in 1995. He serves as the associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.


MICHELLE BOYMANN KRAVITZ, MD Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences '92, writes: "We are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Heidi Dvora, on June 5. She joins her brothers, David and Jonathan. I am currently assistant chief of the pediatrics department at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and my husband, Brian, is a staff anesthesiologist here."


STEVEN S. GALEN, MD State University of New York Health Science Center, is a doctor of internal medicine in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. His wife, Amy, is employed as sales representative for Glaxo Wellcome Inc.

JULIA HEANEY is a partner in the law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Delaware. She focuses on intellectual property litigation. She and her husband, Jose Avila, welcomed their first child, Christopher, in July.

ERIC NORTON of Conway, S.C., has been in family medicine private practice for 3-1/2 years in Conway. He writes: "We'll soon move to Spartansburg where my wife, Lisa, and I plan to continue home-schooling our three kids, Emily, Kevin, and Brian. God-willing, we'll increase our family! Any old friends...just look me up."


ATHENA ABBOTT, MBA Univ. of Maryland '91, of Northbrook, Ill., writes: "Now that I'm herding twin toddlers around, I've decided my new title should be 'chief baby rustler.' The first year of parenting was all about survival, but the second year is a wild, exhausting, fun ride. It's better than Psych 101 for understanding how the mind works."

MARK E. BATEMAN, MA George Washington Univ. '98, of Derwood, Md., is program manager of the environmental information service for Investor Responsibility Research Center. He writes: "I switched to this new job with the same company at the beginning of 1999. I'm managing a team doing corporate environmental profiling. My wife, BRENDA '92, SAIS '93, travels a lot--unfortunately, not to the same places."

ROYCE POINSETT writes: "I am beginning my second year of practicing corporate and securities law at the Dallas office of Baker & Botts, LLP."

1990 MS (CS): BILL JOHNSON and JULIE BALDWIN, PhD (PH) '91, reside in Flagstaff, Arizona. Bill received his PhD in biology from Northern Arizona University in 1997, studying water balance endocrinology in desert anurans. He writes: "Dr. Charlie Stine got me hooked on amphibians!" He continues to lecture in biology and teach physiology labs at NAU and coordinate the master's in public health program from the University of Arizona at NAU. Julie is an associate professor at NAU in the College of Health Professions, where she has developed health promotion programs for Native American youth. She also developed and taught courses for the master's of public health program of the University of Arizona. They have three children. They write: "During those windows when we are allowed to breathe, we like to go explore the outdoors in beautiful northern Arizona."


Jazz pianist GEORGE COLLIGAN was featured in a trio with vocalist Heidi Martin at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.

DAVID REDISH '91 and LAURA (NAGEL) REDISH '93, announce the birth of their son, Julian Antin Redish, on August 28. David has recently published a book with MIT Press, titled Beyond the Cognitive Map: From Place Cells to Episodic Memory.

GLORIA (LILLARD) MILLER, MA (A&S) '92, JD Univ. of Michigan '94, has been appointed a clinical assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. She is teaching legal research and writing to first-year law students. She and her husband, DARREN MILLER '92, MS Univ. of Michigan '95, live in Canton, Michigan, with their daughter, Stephanie. He has been working at ERIM International, a high-tech engineering firm, for the past five years.


HOLDEN BROOKS writes: "After grad school in writing and about 17 jobs in almost as many states, I'm in my second year at Cornell Law School, headed for the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C. in summer 2000, and looking forward to running into long-lost Hopkins folks once I'm back in the vicinity of Baltimore. I decided not to go back to New York City, but I had a great time seeing ALLISON MORSE '93, BETSY WADSWROTH '92, ADAM MAZMANIAN '91, and TIMOTHY DONNELLY '91 while I was interviewing there this fall.

SARA WATKIN-FOX of Woodbury, N.Y., writes: "Bruce Fox and I were married this summer in Jerusalem, Israel. My husband is the editor-in-chief of a prominent technology magazine, while I'm a music teacher in New York. I am also working on my doctorate. Yes, I'm still singing."

1992 PhD: EDWARD J. CRANE III has been given the Distinguished Faculty Award of Salisbury State University. He is currently an assistant professor of chemistry at SSU. The award honors those who have, over a three to five year period, achieved excellence in the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, and service.


CHRIS GREGG, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, has been stationed in Australia for the past few months. He writes: "It is fantastic. I've taken up surfing, and I haven't broken my neck or been eaten by a shark yet. I have a web page with pictures, so please check it out:"


LAURIN N. ESKRIDGE, JD Univ. of Arizona '98, writes: "I've been working as an attorney in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps for over a year now, primarily doing defense in courts-martial and also legal assistance."

DAVID GREENBERG, MD Baylor College of Medicine '99, of Houston, Texas, writes: 'I am now doing my internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine. I just had my one-year wedding anniversary with TARIA GREENBERG '94, whom I met at Hopkins in 1994."

MELANIE S. HARRIS, MA (SAIS) '96, writes: "Living in central Africa is proving to be exciting and fun. My work as a political officer in the American Embassy in Cameroon gives me lots of opportunities to meet government officials and other diplomats, discuss the challenges of the region, and travel to see the beauty of this part of the world. The issues I cover at the Embassy are varied and fun--everything from human rights to privatization and economic restructuring. In addition to my time in Cameroon, I have been an election monitor in Equatorial Guinea and traveled on a temporary assignment that took me to Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. I did have time for a vacation to travel around Europe with ANI PAHLAWANIAN '95, MA (A&S) '97, this summer, and I'm looking forward to trips to Principe, Libreville, and a safari in East Africa. If any members of the class of '95 are looking for an adventure, they are more than welcome to come visit me in Yaounde!"

WILLIAM EDWARD JASTROMB JR., of San Diego, is lab manager and research associate II at the University of California-San Diego. He writes: "I moved here in May to continue work on artificial liver devices research. It's been fabulous!"

ABIGAIL R. KIES, of New York, is an MBA student at Columbia University. She writes: "I am appreciating great vacations now that I am back in school."

ARASH KIMYAI-ASADI, MD (Med) '99, of New York, is a dermatology resident at the New York University Medical Center. MARION S. MCGOWAN, of Richmond, Va., is a G2 executive officer in the U.S. Army. She finishes her active duty obligation in February 2000.

KATHERINE DAY MULLENS, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, writes: "I spent two months in Japan last summer, interning with Toshiba in Kawasaki. My husband, FRANK MULLENS '95, is in his last year of medical school and is applying for residency spots in the U.S. Navy. We are really enjoying Nashville and being a part of the Vanderbilt community." JONATHAN REUTER is a third-year student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the economics department. He passed his general examinations last May.

PAUL SHOEMAKER, MPH George Washington Univ. '97, of Malden, Mass., is program assistant for Boston Public Health Commission's Office of Environmental Health. He and his wife, Kristin, are living just outside Boston. He writes: "This spring, we hatched out several beautiful, baby leopard geckos, and we are interested in maturing and breeding our Chinese box turtles and Kenyan sand boas."

JON STRASSER of Brookline, Mass., is a medical student at Harvard University Medical School. He plans to begin his residency in radiation oncology next year.

Associate consultant for Vantage Partners LAURA JUDY VISIONI married DEANO VISIONI '95 on September 26, 1998, in Boston. They live in Burlington, Vermont, where he attends the University of Vermont Medical School, and she works for a Boston-based consulting company from home.

1995 MS: WILLIAM W. OLEY recently reported for duty at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

MA (A&S) 1995: JOSEPH WILLIAMS has been named instructor in psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. He is anticipating his doctorate from The Ohio State University. While a student at OSU, Williams won four teaching awards, most recently the Graduate Teaching Associate of the Year. His research centers on the relationship between learning and memory.


JOANNA MONGIARDO, MM Yale Univ. '98, married Theodore Green on August 21 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Bridesmaids included JENNIFER ASKANAZI '96, CARLENE BARENTS '96, and STACY BENNETT '96. The bride's father, JAMES MONGIARDO, is a 1967 graduate of Hopkins. Other alumni in attendance were AMY DODRILL '96, VALERIE (HUMBERT) and IAN MOORE both '95, LEIGH KOWALSKI GRESALFI '96, VANESSA BAKERT '97, KAREN BENJAMIN '97, and BRIAN KUCZMA '97.


JENNIFER ANDERSON is engaged to Christopher Boone. She is a third-year medical student at Boston University, and he is finishing an MBA at Boston University and is working as an assistant to the producer on David Mamet's latest film. They celebrated their engagement with DANIELLE ORTELLI '97, and RAJ SHAN '97. They plan to marry in October 2000.

HOLLY R. HARRISON writes: "After graduation, I worked in Baltimore for about two years. I recently have relocated to my hometown of Pittsburgh to work at Rockhaven Asset Management as their director of marketing. Rockhaven is an investment management firm with two mutual funds in equity-income and convertible portfolios. I am excited to be closer to home and the ski slopes. I can be reached at"

DESIREE SUMILANG writes: "I spent half of last summer working at a law firm in Beijing, China, where fellow classmate NICOLE PETTY '97 dropped by to visit me after graduating from Stanford University with her master's degree. I spent the rest of the summer at the University of Hong Kong, attending the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law, a joint venture between the University of Hong Kong and Duke Law School, where I am currently in my second year as a joint degree student."

EVAN ZAMIR writes: "I just wanted to let my friends know that I am doing well and am currently pursuing a DSc in biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. I won a prestigious Whitaker Fellowship in biomedical engineering, which will fully fund me for at least three years. I can be reached at"

1997 MS: BRIAN E. MOORE recently reported for duty at Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Corpus Christi, Texas.

1997 MS (CS): JUDITH RUTKIN, of Washington, D.C., writes: "I have recently started a professional coaching business, iCoach America. As a personal and business coach, I work with individuals, executives, and managers to reach their strategic objectives and to close the gap on where they are and where they want to be in life and business."


JILL SMITH of Providence, R.I., writes: "After a year of temping, Americorps and other 'life experiences,' I am pursuing a PhD in history at Brown University."


1938: ROBERT A. MOSES, professor emeritus of ophthamology and visual sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine, died after a long illness on May 7, 1999, at Barnes-Jewish Extended Care Facility in Clayton, Washington. He was 82. Dr. Moses came to Washington University in 1956 as an instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and retired in 1987. For many years, he was editor of Adler's Physiology of the Eye, an ophthalmology textbook that helped train thousands of eye doctors and scientists. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, five sons, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

1940: SIGMUND DIAMOND, a professor of sociology and history at Columbia for many years and a defender of radical ideals in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, died in Norwich, Connecticut, on October 14. He was 79 years old. Dr. Diamond's courageous support of such causes as racial equality, fair labor practices, women's rights, and the anti-war movement, were tested throughout his life and never found failing. During Senator McCarthy's communist witch hunt in the 1950s, he refused to name names for the FBI, though it cost him a job offer at Harvard. He wrote about the experience in his 1992 book, Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955. Dr. Diamond, who earned his PhD at Harvard in 1953, was the author of many books and articles. At Columbia, he founded and directed the history department's program in social history and consulted on the American Jewish Committee oral history project on the Holocaust. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a daughter, a son, two brothers, and four grandchildren.

1942 PhD (CS): CLARA SCHMIDT, who had been an associate professor and directed the division of education at Johns Hopkins University evening college, died of cancer in August at her Towson home. She was 89. Mrs. Schmidt, who retired in 1970, wrote three books and several articles about education. She taught public school in Hagerstown beginning in 1931, then worked for the federal government. She was an associate professor of education at Hood College in Frederick from 1953 to 1955, when she joined Hopkins.

1949 PhD (A&S): IQBAL SINGH BHATIA died January 17. A professor of chemistry and biochemistry and later dean of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana India, he created a historical perspective in education and research. He was associated with several institutions and organizations, both in industry and academia, in scientific bodies in India and abroad. He was an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry London, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is survived by five children.