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1937 PhD (A&S): CHARLES F. SQUIRE, former associate dean for science at Texas A&M University, is a consulting physicist. He is a fellow of The American Physical Society and the French Physical Society. He was also associate editor of The Physical Review, and he is the author of two books: Low Temperature Physics (McGraw-Hill Co., 1953) and Waves in Physical Systems (Prentice-Hall Co., 1971).


1947 MPH (PH): HERBERT K. ABRAMS, MD, and his wife, Sofia, traveled to Beijing to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were hosted by YOUXIE, the Chinese Peoples' Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, in recognition of Dr. Abrams's service to China when he went there to help control an epidemic of cholera in Chongqing, then the wartime capital, and later to organize medical aid in Shandong.


JOHN S. CHIPMAN, Regents' Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota, has been named an American Philosophical Society resident member.


WILLIAM E. EDMONSTON JR., and his wife, Nellie, have established the William E. & Nellie K. Edmonston Neuroscience Award at Colgate University. The award annually honors a senior neuroscience student for academic excellence, dedication to the field of neuroscience, and outstanding intellectual curiosity. Dr. Edmonston is professor emeritus of psychology at Colgate, where he initiated the neuroscience program in 1972.


ARTHUR WASKOW, PhD Univ. of Wisconsin '63, who lives in Philadelphia, has been ordained a rabbi and has been named a wisdom-keeper by the United Nations. He is one of 40 spiritual and intellectual leaders from around the world who gathered in connection with the Habitat II conference in Istanbul. He has published five books and is director of The Shalom Center, a network of American Jews who draw on Jewish teachings and spirituality to seek justice, pursue peace, heal the earth, and build community.


1955 MEd (CS): ESTELA C. FELICIANO, EdD Misamis Univ. '84, of Ozaamiz City, Philippines, is an academic consultant. She retired as vice president of academic affairs in 1986, and now teaches two hours a day. Estela's husband passed away in 1990.


MADELINE M. MASSENGALE retired as director of communications and public relations for Baxter Healthcare Corporation. During her career in the thoracic surgery community, she served in national leadership positions for the perfusion profession. Her honors include being the first recipient of the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT) Perfusionist of the Year Award in 1974, and recognition from the American Medical Association in 1982 for her contributions to the accreditation process of perfusion education. She also received a special award from the Women in Thoracic Surgery for her long and faithful support of that organization.


1958 MA (A&S): HAROLD TOLIVER, PhD University of Washington '61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., is professor emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Since retiring, he has been writing fiction--mainly mysteries under the name of Hal Toliver with Mary Toliver. Titles include Obituary Quilt (Maverick Press), Bitterroot (Pentland Press), and Done in Blood-Red Ochre (Pentland Press).


JERRY B. CHARITON, JD Harvard Univ. '65, senior partner of Chariton & Schwager, became the chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's real property, probate, and trust law section. '63

ROBERT W. FOGEL, Charles Walgreen Professor of American Institutions at the University of Chicago, has been named a resident member of the American Philosophical Society.


ROBERT LANDAU lives in New York City, where he is active in theater and teaches in public and private schools. WILLIAM A. LELL, MD, professor of anesthesiology, has been named to the Benjamin Carraway Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham.

1964 PhD (A&S): STUART I. GREENBAUM is dean and the inaugural holder of the Bank of America Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis. The professorship, which will focus on managerial leadership, is in honor of Andrew B. Craig III, retired chairman of NationsBank (now Bank of America). Dr. Greenbaum joined the Olin School in 1995, having been at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University for 20 years as a member of the faculty and administration.

1964 MD (Med): LEROY E. HOOD has been elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society for his work in molecular biotechnology. He is the director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Molecular Biotechnology; the William Gates III professor and chairman of the department of molecular biotechnology at the University of Washington; and professor at large of Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Sciences.

1964 PhD (A&S): CAROL VONCKX KASKE published her second book, Spenser and Biblical Poetics (Cornell University Press, 1999). Her first book was a critical edition with translation, introduction and notes, Marsilio Ficino: Three Books on Life (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1989). She is professor of English at Cornell University.


KENNETH M. GRUNDFAST writes: "After 16 years as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., I moved to the Georgetown University Medical Center, and I served there as interim chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology until August 1999, when I accepted the position of professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Boston University School of Medicine. I now live in Dedham, Massachusetts, with my wife, Ruthanne. My daughter Rena lives in Washington, DC, and works at the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. My other daughter Dara just graduated from Vanderbilt University and plans to remain in Nashville to work at a non-profit organization."


ANTHONY ILARDI, JD State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, LLM Georgetown Univ., has been elected to membership in the Taxation and Estates Practice Group of the firm of Dykema Gossett PLLC.


W. BRUCE FRYE was inducted as vice president of the American College of Cardiology on March 14. He is director of echocardiography at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin and senior associate consultant in the Cardiovascular Disease Division at the Mayo Clinic and a professor of medicine and the history of medicine in the Mayo Medical School.
    DOWNIE MCCARTY, president of Baltimore Tool Works Inc., of White Hall, Md., writes: "The company is celebrating its 75th year of manufacturing forged tools for the retail and industrial trade. I am serving my third term on the board of the Hand Tools Institute. My wife, Helen, and I completed a home near Bozeman, Montana, where we enjoy skiing, hiking and fishing. Our son graduated from the engineering school at JHU in May. He is a third-time legacy, after my father (class of '37) and me."
    RICHARD C. MOORE JR., MPH (PH) '81, MD Univ. of California, Los Angeles, has been appointed clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Virginia. He has also been appointed medical director for Roanoke Electric Steel.


ROBERT J. MARRO writes: "I was asked to create and direct a Commercial Service Institute to address the training needs of our U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service domestic and international professional staff. Despite the challenges posed by a complete lack of available resources, I have been moving forward on creating a corporate university in partnership with the private sector that can be relevant, and highly valuable, to government and corporate officials alike."

1970 PhD (A&S): MARY GARRARD, American University professor, has been recognized by the College Art Association for advancing feminist scholarship in her work. She has published Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art, and co-edited Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany (1982) and The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History (1992).

1970 MPH (PH): JOHN R. NORRIS, MD, is a retired family physician who continues to work part time. He recently completed a six-month work assignment in the U.S. Army health clinic in Vicenza, Italy. Dr. Norris writes that he is enjoying the opportunity for international travel.


DAVID LANCE CLARK is head of the Information Management Services Branch of the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Based out of New York, this branch deals with humanitarian early warning and preparedness for potential new emergencies caused by armed conflicts and wars, promotes information technologies in international relief efforts, and operates the primary website for humanitarian concerns,


STEVEN HORII was elected as a fellow of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology at the society's recent meeting in Philadelphia. Dr. Horii is a professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and has been active in research on computer applications since his residency. "It seems a long time ago," notes Dr. Horrii, "when I started my radiology residency, minicomputers were just taking over from mainframes-- now, I carry that kind of computing power in my briefcase."
    UDO WAHN, MD Univ. of Southern California '79, is attending staff physician at Kaiser Permanente San Diego and clinical instructor at the University of California, San Diego. He is the co-author of Your Guy's Guide to Gynecology, published in March. The book is a "humorous and down-to-earth resource for men and women that provides the essentials for understanding women's health issues."

1972 MA: BRIAN DEAN CURRAN, of Seminole, Florida, has been nominated by President Clinton to be U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Haiti. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He joined the Foreign Service in 1973, and served in Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Belgium, France, and Ireland before taking up his current assignment as United States ambassador to Mozambique.


M. DAVID LAUTER, MA (ENG) '74, MD, is living in Eliot, Maine, with his wife and two children. He and his 16-year-old son, Michael, skiied in the first annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Sugarloaf Vertical Challenge this winter. They tied for the most runs at 29 and raised over $600 for the charity. When not on the slopes, he is busy in his solo family practice in York, Maine.


CAROL LEININGER, MPH Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill '80, PhD Iowa State Univ. '96, is working for F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland while she is on leave from teaching in the San Francisco State University Business School. She writes: "Basel has changed dramatically in the 12 years since I was first a high-tech migrant worker for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. Between MTV and the Web, English is everywhere and is becoming one of the official languages of Switzerland."


BEVERLY E. (FEIGEN) BARTON, ScM (PH) '79, PhD Stanford Univ. '84, has been appointed associate editor of The Journal of Immunology. She also teaches a weekly class to first-year medical students at the New Jersey Medical School and continues to write papers and proposals. Last fall, she was elected to the Board of Governors, Newark chapter, of the American Association of University Professors.
    CAROL V. CALHOUN has announced the formation of Calhoun Law Group, P.C.


LISA (GOLWASSER) and MICHAEL G. ABSATZ write: "At the past annual Juvenile Diabetes Foundation awards ceremony of the Central New Jersey Chapter, our family was presented with an award for collecting the largest amount of contributions as an individual fundraiser for the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. We wish to thank many of our fellow Hopkins alumni for their support. The chapter raised $500,000 last year at the walk, which places it in the top ten JDF chapters nationwide. Lisa has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Chapter of the JDF and is looking forward to chairing the upcoming walk in October."
    ABBOTT S. FENICHEL, JD Boston Univ. '81, writes: "After working as a trial attorney for the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office for three years, and then for a personal injury law firm for 7 years, I opened my own practice in 1993, specializing in personal injury litigation. In addition to private practice, in May 1999, I was appointed a special prosecutor, trying District Court criminal cases for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. I have been married to Marsha since 1982. We have two children--Allison and Jeffrey. Between my private practice, my part-time work for the DA's office, and coaching and attending the kids' sports and other activities, life is hectic. Fortunately, my office is only 15 minutes from home, and I manage to find time to go spinning two or three mornings a week and to play in an indoor and an outdoor soccer league."
    GREGORY K. HARMON, MD Mt. Sinai School of Medicine '82, a member of the Glaucoma Foundation executive committee and chairman of its Medical Advisory Board, has been elected the new chairman of its Board of Directors and chief executive officer of the foundation. Dr. Harmon is director of Glaucoma Services of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, a post he has held since 1990. He also is associate professor of ophthalmology at the teaching hospital.
    MARTIN SCHLUSSELBERG, MD (Med) '81, is currently pursuing careers in law and medicine. He is assistant professor at Pacific Coast University School of Law and is serving on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dr. Schlusselberg also practices pulmonary and critical care medicine.
    DAVID WARREN and RHONA LYONS are pleased to announce the recent birth of their fourth daughter, Pardes Galena Lyons-Warren.


LEE M. ELLIS, MD Univ. of Virginia '83, of Houston, Texas, has been elected to the Executive Council of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Ellis is associate professor of surgical oncology and cancer biology and director of fellowship research training in the department of surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He also is a faculty member of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. WILLIAM D. MOYLAN has recently released a CD of his compositions titled "Origins" on the Albany Records independent label. He is chairperson of the department of music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he holds the rank of full professor and coordinates the Sound Recording technology program. He is married and has one son.
    ED SHERWIN, of Lutherville, Md., vice president of education and professional development for the Maryland Hotel & Motel Association, has been appointed chairman of the Food Safety Committee for the Caribbean Tourism Health, Safety and Resource Conservation Project. The purpose of the project is to encourage applications of sound public health and environmental conservation principles in order to improve the quality and sustainability of the region's tourism industry.


CATES BALDRIDGE has recently published a book with the University of Missouri Press titled Graham Greene's Fictions: The Virtues of Extremity. He is professor of English at Middlebury College in Vermont and is the author of The Dialogics of Dissent in the English Novel.

1980 MS (A&S): JAMES L. ARMITAGE has been appointed vice president-engineering for Northrop Grumman's Baltimore operations. He is responsible for all engineering operations and personnel that support the Baltimore program base. A past recipient of the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE's Aerospace Electronic Systems Society, he has served on the Defense Science Board's global surveillance task force and is a member of the International Radar Conference board.


PHILLIP BUSH has been appointed assistant professor at the University of Michigan, where he teaches piano and chamber music. JEFFREY B. GRACER, JD Columbia Univ. '85, is a partner in the environmental department at Torys, an international law firm. Mr. Gracer has extensive experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, environmentally sensitive loans, contaminated site redevelopment, and environmental litigation. He also counsels clients on environmental matters in Latin America.


Physician GABRIEL E. SELLA received a Doctor Honoris Causa in May from the University of West, V. Goldis, Romania. The honorary degree was granted for his contribution to the fields of biofeedback and pain and for his collaboration with and teaching at the university.
    KATHLEEN DUKE TRACY and her husband, Eric Tracy, of Woodland Hills, Calif., announce the Good Friday birth of their first child, JoyAnne Belle Tracy. Kathleen can be reached at


ROBERT HORACE WILSON, of Washington D.C., has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

1984 MA (SAIS): CHARLOTTE LEE BENTLIF, of Houston, Texas, is taking six months off to spend time with her daughter, Sydney Katherine, who was born on October 10, 1998.


1985 MPH (PH): MAUREEN ROSS, MSN (Nursing) '94, of Arlington, Va., is a nurse practitioner specializing in oncology.


VIRGINIA BOUNDY, PhD Univ. of Pennsylvania '93, and ROBERT NICK '85, PhD Princeton Univ. '90, of Dustable, Mass., write: "We welcomed our first child, Alexander Edward Nick, on November 15. Alex is a wonderful little boy. We are all doing well and enjoying life as a family."
    DENNIS BURTON, MS (A&S) '87, of Perry Hall, Md., and his wife, Minda, announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Marie Burton, who was born on March 26 in Baltimore.
    MARY E. GOULET, JD Univ. of Maryland '89, a patent attorney, has joined the Board of Arts for the Aging, a Washington D.C. charity.
    A. BRIAN C. DOUD writes: "My second son, Sean Matthew Coleman Doud, was born on April 26. My first son, Patrick, is now two years old. I am still with The Coca-Cola Company, negotiating sponsorship contracts for U.S. Entertainment."

1986 PhD (A&S): KEITH YAGALOFF graduated from Rutgers Law School in January and has successfully passed the New Jersey and New York bar exams. He works as clinical liaison director at the pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche. For the last seven years he was involved in obesity and diabetes research but has been spending more time recently learning the sales and marketing side of this industry. He writes: "My legal education has allowed me to make a personal transformation from critical scientist to outcomes focused problem solver. And it has allowed me to be recognized as a professional, something I had a hard time achieving as a scientist." Keith is married and has three children--Adam, Lisa, and Emma.

1986 MS: FRANCINE M. SCHAFFER has received the Judith Ruchkin Research Award given annually by the Maryland Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Schaffer received a plaque and a monetary award in recognition of her doctoral dissertation. She also was appointed by the Senate of Maryland, upon the recommendation of Governor Glendening, to the Consumer Council of Maryland.


JOHN T. COYNE, JD Rutgers Law School '91, is a partner with McElroy Deutsch & Mulvaney, a 90-attorney law firm in Morristown, New Jersey. He specializes in civil trial and appellate work and has published several articles. He and his wife, Tara, live in Randolph, New Jersey, and are the proud parents of three children--Ryan, Jenna, and Jack.
    ERIC EDWARDSON and his wife, Una, announce the birth of their second daughter on January 8. He writes: "We are all adjusting to the wonderful addition to our family."

1987 MD (Med): KENNETH GIUFFRE has published The Care and Feeding of Your Brain (Career Press, 1999), a book on how to use supplements, herbals, and lifestyle to optimize your brain.

1987 MS (A&S): J. ANDREW McKINNEY JR., of Severna Park, Maryland, has joined the law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf, Hendler & Sameth, LLC. He focuses his practice in the areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related transactions.


STEVEN ANGERTHAL writes: "I currently live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and serve on active duty with the U.S. Army Reserve. I completed my dissertation and received my PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 1999."
    STEPHANIE WEISSMAN CLEMENT and her husband, Gregory, announce the birth of their second daughter, Jessica, on March 4.

1988 MA (A&S): ROCHANYA HICKMAN GENEROUS, of Bethesda, Md., is freelance writing and spending time in Santa Fe and Washington, D.C. She writes, "I wonder what happened to BILL MALONEY, MA (A&S) '88?"

1988 MA (SAIS): ANDREW YOUNG and MEG HAWLEY-YOUNG, MA (SAIS) '88, have just completed a three-year assignment in Rangoon, Burma, for the U.S. Department of State. Andrew worked closely with Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of the National League for Democracy, while Meg was in charge of economic and commercial issues at the embassy. Together with their two children, Nathan and Claire, they are off to Wellington, New Zealand, this fall. Andrew will be first secretary in the Political Section, and Meg is looking forward to a "well-deserved year off."


MICHAEL FENZEL, MPA Harvard Univ. '99, has been named a White House Fellow. A major in the U.S. Army who is currently serving as a strategist and policy analyst at Army Headquarters in the Pentagon, he is a founding member and director of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs. In 1997, he was selected as one of the Army's top 12 active duty captains for the MacArthur Leadership Award. He has written a trade book for young officers titled Platoon Command--A Stylistic Approach to Leading Soldiers and contributed a chapter on Mustafa Kemal at Gallipoli in 1915 for a soon-to-be-published book, By Their Deeds Alone.


DEBBIE KRUPKE writes: "I've been working at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, for almost eight years now. I'm currently in the bioinformatics department, working on developing an online database of mouse tumor biology."
    MURRAY LANTNER passed his professional engineering exam and is working at the USEPA in New York as an environmental engineer, conducting inspections at factories to ensure that they are not violating the Clean Water Act. He writes: "For fun, I play lots of ultimate frisbee, ride my bicycle to work and everywhere else. I do a good amount of backpacking and was out in Kings Canyon National Park for my last trip in California and hope to go out to Alaska this summer. I also visit my other homeland, Israel, every now and then."
    DEBRA LO enjoys flyfishing and the outdoors. She writes: "San Francisco Bay Area is the greatest place to live."
    CLAUDE PENLAND writes: "After several years as an actuary in New York and Philadelphia, I have become Manager, Websites and Internet Strategy for an international recruiting firm. Also, I am founder and CEO of Inc. My son, Thomas, was born in January of this year, and we moved to Pittsburgh a year ago."
    SUSAN STIM can be reached through her e-mail address at
    NATHAN WIRTSCHAFTER, MA (A&S) '95, JD Loyola Law School '95, writes: "Elisa and I have settled in North Hollywood, and I have opened my own law firm in Century City, specializing in the recovery of healthcare receivables."

1989 MD (Med): BETH ANN DITKOFF is an assistant professor in the department of surgery at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where she specializes in thyroid disorders. She has co-authored the book, The Thyroid Guide, with Dr. Paul Lo Gerfo.


RANJIT S. BAGGA, MD Univ. of Chicago, of New York, has started a two-year fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital. He served his residency in radiology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and recently completed a year-long fellowship in neuroradiology at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, after which he served as a staff diagnostic neuroradiologist at the same institution. Dr. Bagga is married to SUZY KIM BAGGA '91. They have a 2-year-old son, Gilman Bagga.
    TIMOTHY KARAM DOLE has accepted an invitation to serve as one of Washington State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge's two law clerks. His duties include researching and drafting published opinions of the court. Tim, who received his JD from the University of Maryland in 1994, was also honored recently by the magazine Washington Law & Politics, which named him a "rising star" of Washington's legal community. His wife, Sana Dole Karam, hopes to complete her University of Washington doctorate in physiology and biophysics later this year.
    ELIN HILDERBRAND gave birth to a boy, Maxwell Francis Cunningham, on November 15. Her first novel, The Beach Club, has been published by St. Martin's Press. She is living year-round on Nantucket Island.

1991 MLA (CS): MICHAEL D. MOYER has been promoted to associate dean of development and alumni relations at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering. Previously director of development for the school, he has been with Johns Hopkins for 19 years.


RUTH SCRANDIS HENRY, of Baltimore, has been selected to serve as a teacher at a Global Language Village in Jinan, China. Global Language Village is a language immersion experience operated in collaboration with the renowned Concordia Language Villages of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
    MARTINE SPANN is a senior training consultant with SMS in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She completes her MBA program at Pennsylvania State University in December. She writes: "My e-mail address is I'd love to hear from friends."

1992 PhD (A&S): MARCY SCHWARTZ teaches at Rutgers University in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. Last year, she was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor. She also has published a book, Writing Paris: Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction (SUNY Press, 1999).


TINA LOVE MERTZ, BS Nursing '94, and ROBERT MERTZ '94 announce the birth of their first daughter, Zoe Love Mertz, on April 20. Robert is starting his third year of pediatric residency at University of California, San Diego, where he will spend a fourth year as chief resident before moving on to Seattle for a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Washington. Tina is working as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Naval Hospital in San Diego.


ALICIA ANN BRENNAN announces the birth of her second daughter, Devon Nichole Lis, on March 6. Alicia is currently living in Horsham, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob, and daughter Taylor. She is employed as a pediatric hospitalist working for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She can be contacted at
    STEPHANIE L. FISHKIN recently moved back to Baltimore after passing the bar and finishing a year-long judicial clerkship in Palmer, Alaska. She is currently a contract attorney for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
    SEAN F. HINNERS has graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has moved to Los Angeles to work as an e-business strategist for Marchfirst.
    AMY (McDOUGAL) HUTCHENS is a judge advocate in the First Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base. She recently married Major Steve Hutchens, commander of Security Forces Squadron at Langley.


MARK BINKER and MARLA SMITH '95 were married on May 27 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NANCIE SOLAN '95, CHIA-HUI HUANG LEE '95, MD (Med) '99, and LYNN IANNACCONE '95 served as bridesmaids, while ANDREW DUNLAP '94 served as a groomsman. Also present were AMELIA HOUGEN '95, MARY SZCZESNIAK BURNELL '95, MS (SAIS) '96, KIL MICHAEL LEE '93, MA (A&S) '95, and DANNY ZELMAN '59. The couple is now living in High Point, North Carolina, where Mark is a business reporter for the News & Record.
    AARON GREENWALD, MD Univ. of Alabama '00, of Cambridge, Mass., has begun his psychiatric residency at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a staff physician at New England Medical Center.
    SADHVI SAHU KHANNA and AMIT KHANNA '95 were married on May 14, 1999. Sadhvi graduated from Columbia University School of Public Health with an MPH in 1997, and she is working in health services research. Amit, who also graduated from Columbia University School of Public Health with an MPH, received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine this spring. He is pursuing a surgical residency program.
    MICHAEL LEGASPI, of Haverhill, Mass., is pursuing his PhD at Harvard University. His wife, ABBY LEGASPI '95, is a full-time homemaker.
    DOMENIC J. MAIDA, of New York, is working for Bloomberg, LP. ROCCO J. MAZZA, of Germantown, Md., writes: "After receiving my degree in 1995, I founded my own consulting firm, Delphi Business Solutions.
    RACHEL MURRAY SCHWARTZ of Etters, Pa., married Brian Murray on August 1, 1999. She writes: "We bought a house this winter. I'm an engineer in the Quality Assurance and Metallurgical Services at the Steelton plant of Bethlehem Steel. My areas of speciality are rail product quality, rail process control, and new product development.
    LIZA WICK, of Nashville, Tenn., graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in May and is a surgery resident at University of California, San Francisco.

1995 PhD (A&S): KIM D. BUTLER, associate professor of history at Rutgers University, has been awarded the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History from the American Historical Association for the book Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1998). She writes: "I would love to know what's going on with my colleagues from the History and the Atlantic Cultures programs-- please write with your updates!"

1995 MA (SAIS): BARBARA MATUSIK-LAPINI, of Florence, Italy, is employed at the U.S. Consulate, Department of Commerce. She is married to Andrea Lapini.


KATIE CHANG and her husband, George, announce the birth of their son, Julien Alexander Shen Deh Chang on September 6, 1999.

1996 MA (A&S): MICHAEL NEWIRTH has published reviews in Kirkus Reviews and essays and fiction in several publications.


LAUREN ROGINSKI has finished her second year at the University of Illinois Veterinary School in Champagne. She married Mark Reid, a doctoral candidate in philosophy, in August.


BRIAN H. BIRD, ScM (PH) '00, of Lexington, Tenn., has joined the Peace Corps and will be stationed in Kazakstan doing infectious disease control work for the next two years. He writes: "If you want, please drop a line to me at I have really enjoyed the past year and have been living with COLIN CARTER '90, UYEN LE '98, PRASAD BODAS, MHS (PH) '99, and CHRISTINA CHANG '00. Colin is enjoying the JHU Medical School and is beginning to feel like a doctor. Uyen has begun a double PhD program in both philosophy and cognitive science at JHU. Prasad is excited about entering medical school at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, this fall. Christina is looking forward to life after Hopkins. She and I are still together and are happier than ever."

1998 MD (Med): KIRK CHAN-TACK and JANET LAM, MHS '98, celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 22 by taking a trip to Venice, Italy. They live in Columbia, Missouri, with their golden retriever and their beta.

1998 MS (CS): NATALIE SCHNEIDER was married to Steven H. Weiss on September 5, 1999.


JONATHAN JAMES FULD entered Fordham Law School this fall.

1999 MS (CS): IAN LEE BROWN is vice president for organization development and community relations at Collington Care Services, Inc. of Mitchellville, Maryland. He manages the organization's public policy, community development, and media relations efforts and oversees the Collington Foundation.


1928: GEORGE THIEMEYER HEMMETER, who headed Hemmeter Corp. in California and died April 8. He was a prolific inventor, enjoyed sailing, and loved being with people.

1929: H. BALDWIN STREETT, head of the Baltimore dental society during the 1950s, died July 30 at the age of 92. During World War II, Dr. Streett served in the Johns Hopkins Hospital medical unit stationed in the Fiji Islands, India, Burma, and Egypt. He was discharged with the rank of major in the Army Dental Corps. In addition to maintaining a private dental practice in Baltimore, he served on the dental staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also did volunteer work. Dr. Streett maintained a summer home in Stone Harbor, N.J., where he gardened, fished, and played golf. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

1936: WILLIAM ANDERSON WILLIAMS, who lived in Irvington, Virginia, died on August 18, 1999. He had been a manager in the step-voltage regulator department in the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was interested in gardening, golf, bridge, and reading. A devout Episcopalian, he served as senior warden for several years and was the president of the Country Club of Pittsfield.

1941: KARL SHAPIRO, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who entered the literary scene during World War II, died in May at the Jewish Home for the Aged in Manhattan. In 1945, Mr. Shapiro won the Pulitzer Prize for V Letter and Other Poems, which had been published the year before, while he was an Army medic in New Guinea. The Baltimore-born poet's works appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, Harper's and in Poetry magazine, which he edited from 1950 to 1956.

1942 MA: WILLIAM G. FASTIE, a pre-eminent astrophysicist who helped start the Johns Hopkins University space program in the late 1950s and early 1960s, died on July 14. He was 83. Mr. Fastie is best known for designing a spectrometer--an instrument for measuring the spectrum of light--rugged enough to withstand a rocket launch; the invention, made public in 1952, later became a key component of rocket-borne and space telescopes. Later in his career he successfully lobbied to have the Space Telescope Science Institute located in Baltimore--no small feat, given the fierce competition among universities who were vying to get the institute. He worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, helping to correct early problems involving the telescope's main mirror. Today the Hubble Space Telescope continues to send back razor-sharp images from outer space.

1943 PhD (A&S): DAVID N. KENDALL, who established the first independent infrared consulting laboratory in 1953, died on January 16 at The Cypress on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

1944 ScD(PH), MD 1949: ROBERT C. RENDTORFF, whose work in the epidemiology of polio contributed to the Salk and Sabin vaccines, died on April 30. A longtime professor of community medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Dr. Rendtorff led the "Stop Measles Sunday" campaign in which 35,000 Memphis children were immunized in one day, a major step in the eradication of the disease. He was on the team of physicians and health professionals who with the CDC identified the mode of transmission of Legionnaires disease, making prevention and treatment possible. His study establishing venereal disease as a cause of infertility in women--and the protocol he developed for its detection and treatment--made continued childbearing possible for many thousands of women.

1945 BS: ELIZABETH GILPIN, a longtime teacher and principal in Baltimore public schools, died July 2 at the age of 90. Miss Gilpin, who traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, enjoyed sailing, contemporary art, literature, and the theater. She is survived by a niece and nephew.

1947 (Nursing): CAROLA S. STEFFECK died on December 24, 1999.

1949: ARNOLD A. GUTMAN, retired president of the Chicago area practice Associated Allergists Ltd., died on December 7, 1999. After completing his allergy residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1961, he joined and became instrumental in the growth of his practice for 37 years. He recently retired as president of the Independent Practice Association of Highland Park Hospital and served on both the Ethics Committee and the Board of Trustees. Dr. Gutman received numerous awards for his contributions to medicine. Inspired by his passion for motorcycles, he rode through many European countries and the entire U.S. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren.

1950: VERA DORIS SINGLE DUKE died on April 29. She was a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland. A registered nurse, Mrs. Duke was a mental health specialist for many years at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, and at the Rosewood State Hospital in Owings Mills, Maryland.

1951: GEORGE HAMILTON FRISKEY, MD Univ. of Maryland '55, a Baltimore anesthesiologist, died at Union Memorial Hospital of a heart attack. Dr. Friskey, who was on the staff of Good Samaritan Hospital from 1975 until he semi-retired in 1998, was known for his "goodwill and charm" and for knowing the "recuperative powers of humor."

1951 MD: LEON CLAIR PERRY, a 1965 founder and past president of the medical staff of North Arundel Hospital in Maryland, died July 10 at the age of 79. A World War II veteran of the Army Air Forces, Dr. Perry served in the U.S. Public Health Service, then practiced general medicine for about 40 years before retiring in the mid-1990s.

1952: WILLIAM COLBERT SR., a pianist and music teacher who performed with Baltimore bands, died in March. Mr. Colbert collected musical instruments, which filled the study of his home. He is survived by his wife and children.

1961 MA: CATHERINE MACKSEY, a literary scholar and translator who taught French for many years at Hopkins, died in June at the age of 70. Mrs. Macksey is remembered by her students as "a marvelous storyteller," who graciously received friends and students in her home's commodious library. In 1956 she married Richard Macksey, Hopkins professor of comparative literature and of the History of Medicine at the School of Medicine. The two often worked together and she assisted him in editing and translating his books. She published a highly praised translation of Vincent Descombes' Proust: Thˇorie du roman in 1992, and was active in the Friends of the Hopkins Library and as a hospital volunteer. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Alan Macksey, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Macksey.

1966 MA (SAIS): DAVID LIGHTFOOT MILBANK, a CIA officer who retired from the agency in 1985, died of heart and kidney ailments on March 2 at his home in Sandy, Utah. While working for the CIA and later for various private defense contractors, he published several articles on international terrorism. From 1951 to 1957, he served in the Army. He was a Korean War veteran. In 1957, he transferred to military intelligence in the Army Reserve, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1982. Mr. Milbank was an outdoorsman, an accomplished horseman, an avid golfer, and a Boy Scout leader. He also had been active with environmental organizations.

1972 MHS (PH): PHILIP J. MCKENNA, founder of the Employee Assistance Professionals of America and a former president of the National Council on Alcoholism, died in May. Mr. McKenna won numerous awards, including the 1986 Employee Assistance Professionals of America Award and the National Council on Alcoholism's Marty Mann Award two years ago for contributions in the field of chemical dependency. He enjoyed keeping weather diaries, thoroughbred horse racing, traveling, and visiting Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1976 MEd (CS): JESSE M. LITTLE, a retired Baltimore public school educator and administrator, died April 15 at his home in Deltona, Florida. His 25-year career with city schools began in 1950 when he was a social studies teacher at Cherry Hill Junior High School. He was a member of Douglas Memorial Community Church.

1981: ROBERT BRUCE PATTON, a retired architect, died in March. Mr. Patton was a former partner in the architectural firm of Smith, Veale and Patton, which later became Meyers, D'Aleo and Patton. He established the Patton Group in 1980 and retired in 1990. During his 28-year career, his projects included City Bank Operations Center and Delaware Corporate Commons, both in Wilmington, Delaware, the renovation of the dome of City Hall during its 1976 restoration; Walbrook High School; and Chatsworth School in Reisterstown. He was a member of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Philadelphia native attended Episcopal Academy before he lied about his age to enlist in the Navy during World War II. After surviving a sinking in the North Atlantic, he was a cryptographer in the Pacific.

1986 MEd (CS): MARGARET WIDMANN, who helped establish a "sister city" relationship between the Sisters of Mercy in Baltimore and the village of Calle Real in El Salvador, died in April.

1992 MLA (CS): STANLEY T. BURNS, a longtime banking executive who opened Chase Bank of Maryland in the mid-1980s, died in April. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Christa Fuller Burn, and four children.