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RAYMOND D. MILLER JR., of Sykesville, Md., writes: "I moved to Fairhaven Continuing Care Retirement Community in 1984 with my wife, Natalie, who died in 1995. We enjoyed 44 years of happy, married life in the Baltimore area. My career included engineering, administration, and coordination of proposals in the defense industry."

EUGENE BLANK, MD (Med) '54, of Portland, Ore., professor emeritus of diagnostic radiology and pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), is the author of a new book, Pediatric Images: Casebook of Differential Diagnosis, published by Lippincott-Raven Publishers. It is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience as OHSU's first pediatric radiologist and for almost all of that time, OHSU's only pediatric radiologist. He writes: "This book was written for all health care professionals who diagnose and treat children."

BERNARD J. PARIS, PhD (A&S) '59, of Gainesville, Fla., has retired from teaching and is professor emeritus of English at the University of Florida. His book, Karen Horney: A Psychoanalyst's Search for Self-Understanding, which was selected by the New York Times Book Review as Notable Book of the Year when it was published in 1994, has been issued in paperback by the Yale University Press and published in a German translation by Kore Verlag, Freiburg. It will soon be published in a Chinese translation by the Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House. His most recent book is Imagined Human Beings: A Psychological Approach to Character and Conflict in Literature, which has been published by the New York University Press. He is currently preparing a two-volume edition of Karen Horney's unpublished and uncollected writings for the Yale University Press, the first of which will be titled Horney on the Therapeutic Process.

1955 PhD (A&S): S.K. HENINGER JR., retired distinguished professor emeritus of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been honored by the University of Delaware Press with a book published in his honor. The book, titled Soundings of Things Done: Essays in Early Modern Literature in Honor of S.K. Heninger Jr., is edited by Peter E. Medine, of the University of Arizona, and Joseph Wittreich, of the City University of New York.

CHARLIE J. ARCILESI has been appointed deputy manager of the Marshall Space Flight Center's Flight Projects Office. Prior to this assignment, he served as deputy director in the Progam Development Directorate. He came to Marshall from NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he was special assistant to the director of the Office of Space Access and Technology.

JUDITH VOGELSANG, of Los Angeles, independent film director and producer, has debuted her first feature film, titled Heartless. The romance mystery thriller, set in Los Angeles and in California wine country, begins with the murder of a beautiful heiress and the subsequent transplant of her heart to a shy, small-town librarian. As the young woman begins her new life made possible by the death of the wealthy woman she's never met, she finds her personality changed and her dreams invaded by violent and erotic memories of the dead woman. Judith's directing credits include several seasons of Simon and Simon for CBS, Sidekicks and the Oldest Rookie for ABC and the syndicated Shades of L.A., Silent Killer: Women and Heart Disease, and many local documentaries and television programs.

NEVIN M. SUMMERS, MA Harvard Univ., MBA MIT, has been promoted to senior director of strategic planning, technology assessment, and genomics at Hybridon. In his new role, he will develop strategies to commercialize Hybridon's technologies in the areas of mRNA repair, ribozymes, and genomics; target potential academic and corporate partners; and build a network of intelligence about the biotech industry.

1972 MA (SAIS): BRIAN S. HALLMAN, deputy director, Office of Marine Conservation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs, has been awarded the inaugural Warren Christopher Award. The Christopher Award recognizes sustained excellence and initiative in the substantive policy areas of oceans, the environment, and science; democracy, human rights, and labor; population, migration, and refugees; and international narcotics and crime. He was chosen for his "extraordinary ability to formulate and implement policy, and to integrate global issues with overall foreign policy objectives and U.S. national interest ."

1973 MA, PhD (A&S): DIANE R. CHRISTIAN, an internationally recognized scholar and filmmaker know for her commitment to connecting literary and philosophical works to current social and political concerns, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. She is director of the University of Buffalo's Program in Folklore, Mythology, and Film Studies, an adjunct professor of comparative literature, and associate director of the Center for Studies in American Culture. She has presented numerous lectures and seminars at prestigious institutions.

PATRICIA M. MORITZ, PhD Univ. of Md. '86, MEd (CS) '76, of Denver, acting associate dean for research at the University of Colorado School of Nursing, received a Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award during commencement exercises on May 24. She is also an associate professor and acting director of the school's Center for Nursing Research. Her other awards include a 1990 Award of Merit from the National Institutes of Health for organizing and directing the nursing systems research programs, and a 1996 Director's Quality Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Captain W. GREGORY REISZ, of Baltimore, has been named the Uniformed Services Physician Assistant of the Year by the Veteran's Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The award, which was presented on May 26 at the AAPA annual meeting in Minneapolis, recognizes a member of both the Uniformed Services of the United States and the physician assistant profession for outstanding contributions to the nation and to the profession.

RICK BROADHURST, MS Miami '92, MD Texas Tech '86, MPh Harvard Univ. '91, is chief of preventive medical intelligence with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He announces the birth of his third son, Bryan Adam Broadhurst, on May 1.

WILLIAM E. DONOHUE has joined the New York office of D'Accord Financial Services Inc. as vice president. He is responsible for the development of new products and economic analysis of the firm's structured finance assignments. Prior to joining D'Accord, he was responsible for economic analysis of lease financing in the airline, rail, energy, and manufacturing industries for General Electric Capital Corporation.

PATRICIA MERRICK PHARO, MBA Emory Univ. '90, of Atlanta, is director of management accounting at Promina Northwest Health System. She writes: "My husband, Greg, and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Amanda Catherine, on June 11."

1985 MD (Med): RICHARD EVANS III, MPh (PH), a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, professor of pediatrics and medicine and head of the division of allergy at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, was selected as the 1997 recipient of the Jerome Glaser Award. The award, made possible by an educational grant from Astra USA Inc., recognizes outstanding service in the field of pediatric allergy.

JENNIFER KIDD, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, MD Univ. of Mich. '90, assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and her husband, Gerard Isenberg MD, announce the birth of their third son, Cameron Isenberg, on March 10. He joins Jordan, born May 5, 1995, and Ryan, born August 23, 1993.

1986 MS (CS): MARSHA C. (ARNOLD) WILKINSON, BS Towson State Univ., of Westernport, has been promoted to the position of commercial services manager at Westvaco's Luke mill. In her new position, she is responsible for the purchasing, accounting, commercial analysis, storeroom, and office services functions at the mill.

JULIE P. GLASS, JD NYU '93, of Washington, D.C., writes: "In February, I relocated to Washington, where I am now working at Ross, Dixon & Masback L.L.P." ROBERT MOORE JACKSON, JD Univ. of Alabama '96, is an associate at Hunton & Williams in Atlanta. He is part of the firm's environmental law team, and his practice focuses on the defense of administrative enforcement actions and advisory services under a variety of federal, state, and local environmental laws. WILLIAM SCOTT LITTLE JR., of Arlington, Va., received an MBA degree from The Darden School and a JD degree from the School of Law at the University of Virginia on May 18 in Charlottesville. SHYAMALI MALLICK, of Bronx, N.Y., has completed the MD-PhD program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

1987 MS: ROBERT BLONCHEK, BS Ohio State Univ., of West Friendship, Md., is co-founder of The Capstone Group, a new firm that markets the "Act Like an Owner" program to rapidly growing midsized companies. Its goal is to help these companies articulate a corporate vision and create a corporate culture in which all employees act like owners. 1987 MA (SAIS): WEIXING HU, PhD Univ. of Maryland '92, of Hong Kong, has been appointed an associate professor of political science in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. He taught political science and international relations at the University of Detroit for four years before leaving for Hong Kong.

1988 MA (A&S): ANNIE CALLAN, of Portland has been awarded this year's Siobhan Fellow for Nonfiction Essay for her essays "The Anglo-Irish Treatise" and "Katherine in Glass." Her writing honors include the Academy of American Poets Award and the William Stafford Poetry Fellowship. She teaches fiction at the Northwest Writing Institute and serves as consulting editor for Glimmer Train Press.

1988 MD (Med): JOYCE D. LIPORACE, BA Clark Univ. '82, a staff member of the new Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and assistant professor of neurology at Jefferson Medical College, has also taught at Temple University School of Medicine.

ERIC LEONG, MD Univ. of Toronto '93, of Toronto, writes: "I have just completed my chief medical residency at the University of Toronto and passed my final exam for fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. I am very much looking forward to starting my fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford University in July 1998."

VALERIE MENDOZA, PhD Univ. of California -Berkeley '97, recently finished her doctoral degree in history and is returning to Kansas, where she will be an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. A systems technician, PATRICIA ORDONEZ, of Columbia, Md., writes: "I switched professions from teaching to computers. I'm working in Washington, D.C., and love the different cultural experiences- -very international and cosmopolitan. I played in the Alums vs. Varsity Field Hockey game and enjoyed seeing everyone. I'm doing lots of dancing and last fall coached an 8-10-year-olds soccer team."

G. MICHELLE REID-PROCTOR, of Highland, Calif., writes: "I have finished my residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loma Linda University Medical Center and have stayed in the area as a staff physician in a state hospital, while my husband George, also a doctor, is completing a fellowship in forensic psychiatry."

ROBERT C. SCHUSTER, JD Georgetown Univ. '94, of Auburn, N.Y., writes: "I graduated from law school in 1994, and am honored to be a prosecutor in a very busy District Attorney's office. I've had 25 trials in the last year alone. All but 2 resulted in conviction. I write and sometimes argue at least one appeal per month before the New York Supreme Court. So far, each one has gone our way. When I'm not doing felony work, I'm prosecuting misdemeanor cases in city court and in the nine justice courts I am responsible for. Lastly, I'm proud to work with JON BUDELMANN '89, who is chief assistant in our office."

JULIANNE SMITH, of Paris, writes: "I have finally graduated from Columbia University and am finished with school. I am now doing a post-doc at the Institut Curie in Paris and am trying to improve my French. MITZI BAKER '89 stopped by for a visit on a recent trip through Europe. Anybody else who happens to be in Paris should feel free to give me a call. Over the last few years I have lost contact with CHRISTINE SPAETH GREY '89, and I would love for her to get in touch with me."

PHILIP SMITH, of Toronto, received his MBA in 1994 from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He married Maria Jansson in June 1996. NICK BIONDI '88, CRAWFORD BLAGDON '88, and CHRIS BROWN '90 attended. He is currently an investment banker at Scotia Capital Markets.

Spotsylvania Blacknine founder and coach RON SMITH, MS (CS) '91, of Beaverdam, Va., watched this summer as the semipro team he hatched played its final game after 11 years of baseball. Besides caring for the field and serving as its coach and player, he has been commuting to Richmond each week, where he works at the Medical College of Virginia as a nursing anesthetist. He is pursuing his PhD in education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

DEBORAH KRAUSS SNYDER and her husband, JEFFREY A. SNYDER '88, live in Hamden, Conn. He is a research physicist at Yale University, working on a search for dark matter. She is an attorney specializing in employment litigation on behalf of employees.

JAMES STOFAN, of Baltimore, a distance education specialist with The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, is responsible for "assisting other faculty with the integration of emerging technologies into their curriculum, including the Internet, e-mail, interactive television, PowerPoint, etc." JENNIFER (ROSENBERG) STEINHARDT, of Reisterstown, Md., is a full-time mother and part-time educational tutor, specializing in learning disabled / gifted education. She also teaches the verbal section of the SAT. Her husband, Michael, and she were recently visited by KARA SCHEINMANN '89 and her fiancˇe, Jay Katz. SUSAN STOLOVY, PhD Cornell Univ., writes: "After seven years of servitude as a physics PhD student at Cornell, I am now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona in sunny Tucson. I'm working on a near-infrared instrument called NICMOS that was scheduled to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope in February. I'd love to hear from any fellow desert-dwellers and old friends from Hopkins. Any klezmer music fans out there? I founded and played in a Cayuga Klezmer Revival for three years. Check out our Web site at" A surgical resident at Albany Medical College, JOHN THOMAS writes: "Surgical residency is like having three full-time jobs. I lived with JOHN DEROSIMO '90 for the first two years of residency."

JACK TOWSLEY, of Phoeniz, is chief executive officer of United Healthcare of Arizona. LISA TRAIN, of New York, is vice president of Montrose Advisors, Inc.

SUSAN P. WINSTON, JD Georgia State Univ. '94, has been named an associate at Hunton & Williams in the firm's labor and employment law team. Her practice focuses on a broad range of labor and employment issues, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the National Labor Relations Act.

SCOTT BERGER, of New York, is an account executive with Morgan Stanley / Dean Witter. He writes: "I am very excited about the recent merger." He was married to CHRISTINE SULLIVAN '90, on the south flank of Kilavea in December 1996. In attendance were KAREN MOHL '90 and JEANINE BOYLE '90. His adopted twin daughters, Tamara and Tasheka, were flower girls.

EMMETT HARKINS JR., of North Wales, Pa., and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Bridgette. "We got married in July 1995, in Baltimore," write CHUCK and JULIE (SIEGRIST) HERBERT, of Chicago. Among those in the wedding party were Deb and CRAIG MCDOWELL '90, Bonnie and SCOTT TAVANTINO '90, BRENDAN O'BRIEN '91, and TARA FRAME WICKER '91. He is an endodontist, and she is a financial analyst and certified public accountant.

ANDREW JABLONOWSKI, of Andover, Mass., is a senior engineer at Earth Tech, an environmental consulting engineer firm. His free time is spent hiking in the New Hampshire White Mountains and dealing with the "joys of homeownership." A biomedical engineer with Defense Personnel Support Center in Fort Detrick, Md., NANCY GIACOBBE RICHARDSON, MSE (Eng) '92, of Frederick, Md., married Rob Richardson on October 19, 1996, in Somerville, N.J.

PAUL DELGROSSO of Washington, D.C., was recently promoted to associate director of drama, performance, and arts programming with the PBS National Programming Service. He discovered that PBS Programming is also the home to another Hopkins alum GLENN MARCUS '70, who works in the science, history, and explorations department. He attended the wedding of JONATHAN ROBERTS '91 in New York this September.

ERIN HARSHBERGER-BAUER, MS Univ. of Md '93, a veterinary student at Tufts University, writes: "I am in my last year at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. I would like to practice large animal medicine in the Maryland-Virginia area when I am done. I married Kurt Bauer on May 24 in New York. He is a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Among my bridesmaids were DYANNA PHILLIPS, ELLEN BUCKLEY, and BONNIE SMELKINSON, all '91. CHUCK CONNOLLY '91, BILL BERGER '91, ANDY BERNSTEIN '93, and RICK NURSE '91 attended."

DYANNA PHILLIPS, MA '92, MA USC '95, of Columbia, S.C., has transferred to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She attended two JHU alumni weddings this year--ERIN HARSHBERGER '91 in Manhattan, and BONNIE SMELKINSON '91 in Baltimore. She writes: "ELLEN BUCKLEY '91 and I are the only single ones left!"

"I am trading in the sun of southern California for the cold and rain of northern Europe," writes MARTIN STEMMLER. "I have moved to Berlin, Germany, to take up a research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and to collaborate with fellow physicists." His current research interests focus on the theory of evolution and computational neuroscience.

LUCAS F. WANEX is returning to graduate school at the University of Nevada, Reno, to earn his PhD in physics.

1991 MS: WALTER H. LEACH, of Raleigh, N.C., recently graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. During the 10-month course, he studied postgraduate subjects of strategy and policy, national security decision making, and joint military operations.

SYLVIA G. ALARCON, of San Francisco, a counselor for Consumer Credit Counseling Service, writes: "When I first came to San Francisco, I was scared that I wouldn't see any of my old college friends anymore. Well, I'm happy to report that a lot of my friends have come to visit me, while at the same time, I am getting to know this wonderful city. Friends that have dropped by include YOVAN GONZALEZ '92, LAURA PEARL '94, MICHELE NANCE '96, and KMALA MALLIK '92. I have gone up to Seattle to visit RUTH OCHIA '92. All in all, we manage to keep in touch. JOHN ALLENDORF, MD Columbia Univ. '97, and BARBARA FISCHER '93, MFA Columbia Univ. '97, were married on May 17. Hopkins alumni PRISCILLA O'BRIANT '93, TAL WEITZMAN '93, and LAURA PERKINSON '93 were in the wedding party. He is beginning his residency in general surgery at Columbia Presbyterian, and she is working toward a PhD in English and American literature at New York University. They write: "It was great to see Hopkins friends at our wedding. We had a wonderful honeymoon in Ecuador and Peru, cruising the Galapagos Islands and then hiking the Inca Trail, but now it's good to be home in New York!"

LAURA SCOTT AVERY, of Austin, Texas, a marketing communications manager for Dell Computer Corporation, married Thad Avery in June 1996.

PHILLIP R. BARROW, MBBS Univ. of West Indies '97, of Kingston, Jamaica, began an internship in July at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Investor relations coordinator for American Medical Response, Inc., CHRISTINE CAREY, of Lakewood, Colo., writes, "Last summer I ascended my first 14,000 foot peak and published my first short story. Living in the Rockies makes my 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. workdays bearable. I get to raft Class 5 rapids, go rock climbing after work, mountain bike on the ski slopes and compete in snowshoe races during the winter. I don't know the meaning of life, but I know that the answer is outside."

MONA DAS, JD Quinnipiac College School of Law, of Monroe, Conn., is an associate at Handal and Morofsky, an intellectual property law firm in Connecticut. "After dating for nearly seven years, KEVIN M. DIXON '92, MA Tulane Univ. '96, and I were married on May 26, 1996, in a beautiful Hindu-Christian ceremony at the Lubbock Civic Center in my hometown," writes RITU VARMA DIXON, MS Univ. of Texas '96. Several Hopkins alums attended the wedding. She is currently a medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and he has entered the MBA program at Texas Tech. She writes: "As you can imagine, this has been a hectic, restless, and industrious time for us both--and yet, we couldn't be happier." JEFF JANOWICK, MA Michigan State Univ. '94, of East Lansing, Mich., is finishing up his PhD in history.

STEPHEN ALEXANDER LEWIS, of Tyrone, Pa., was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also the recipient of the Thomas M. Rowland Jr., Scholar-Athlete Award, which is given to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated both academic and athletic proficiency. He has begun and internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

JOSEPH R. NEY JR., of Edgewater, Md., received a Master of Business Administration degree from The Darden School at the University of Virginia on May 18 in Charlottesville. "I got married last April," writes JENNIFER (PUGH) O'CONNOR, of Wilmington, Del. "I'm coordinating the implementation of the SAP software sales and distribution module at my worksite, and I'd love to know if any other JHU alumni work with SAP."

GABRIELLA M. PASEK, of Victor, N.Y., is a medical plans officer with the U.S. Army.

"I bought a house in 1996," writes ARLENE "ARI" RAPKIN, MCS Univ. of Virginia '95, who is currently working on a PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. "In the summers of 1995 and 1996, I worked as a research intern in Palo Alto, California. My research focuses on computer graphics and developing an animation system that moves objects 'realistically.'"

AMY SANDUSKY, MD Temple Univ. '96, of Philadelphia, is enjoying her ob/gyn residency at Temple. She writes: "It's a lot of work, but I'm learning tons and really love what I do. I've seen several Hopkins classmates within the last year, including NANCY KANG, MATT ROSIN and ERIC DILDA, who all live in my apartment complex, and ADAM WAGSHUL, who is in Philadelphia doing a residency in orthopedics. I've also visited with MELISA KOVACH, JEN SUSSAL, and BRENDA (ORTIGOZ) and MARK BATEMAN."

REBECCA (RIVKE) SHAPIRO, of New York, is a sales person with Island Records. She writes: "I moved to a new record label just in time to gear up for the winter release of U2's last album. With this new job, I'm now able to afford my own place in NYC, but my old classmates will be happy to hear--I still shop at IKEA!"

"I'm still working as associate director at the Environmental Export Council in Washington, D.C.," writes KATHLEEN SLATTERY. "I just got back from a great trip to Ecuador, Brazil, and Paraguay, where we are working with the U.S. Government to help environmental companies increase their presence in the markets. After four years, I've finished my joint MBA and master's degree in international politics. It's about time!"

NOEL-MARIE TAYLOR, of Columbia, Md., writes: "I am now working as a freelance writer/editor. My recent projects include reviews for Yahoo Computing, I-Way 500, and the book, Inside the World Wide Web."

HEATHER M. TOM, of Columbia, Md., is an English teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools' Middle River Middle School. Her husband, EVERETT TOM '92, works at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Assistant general counsel for Decorating Den Systems, Inc., ANDRA WILLHIGHT, of Fort Washington, Md., writes: "I graduated from Howard University Law School in 1995, and took the bar exam. Now I am a corporate attorney. I'm still waiting to hear from BRIAN JARA and PHILLIP BARROW."

WILLIAM JUDE GOULD, of Bethlehem, Pa., was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has begun an internship at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem.

"I am stretching the limits of my patience, teaching seventh grade social studies," writes MAUREEN MARTIN, of Bel Air, Md. "I have just received tenure. I also keep busy coaching high school girls' basketball and track in the county. My summer breaks are spent directing a children's program at Harford Community College. Last October, I was a bridesmaid in the wedding of AMY STUBBS '93 and TODD CLEARY '91. Also attending were AMY VAN ALLEN '93, JOHN MCGREADY '91, SEAN GRAHAM '91, ROB GROFE '91, and others. It was a fun reunion. I also keep in touch with KIMBERLY RAMPAUL '93, down in Georgia, and KIM MCGILL '95, who's in Russia with the Peace Corps."

RACHEL MELTZER, of New York, received a Master of Social Work degree from New York University in May 1995. She has been working since then as a therapist in an outpatient mental health clinic in Manhattan. In August 1996, she attended the wedding of MICHELLE LEVY '93 to Stephano Brocco. ELLIOT MENSCHIK '93, ERICA NEMSER '93, CHRIS AUDLEY '94, and DEBBIE KANNER '94 also attended.

RICHARD and MASAMI TYSON, MA '94, of Nashville, Tenn., write: "Rich is in his fourth year at Vanderbilt Medical School, and Masami has started at Vanderbilt Law School. We're loving life in Nashville and enjoying frequent trips to see family in Japan, Florida, Antigua and England."

1993 MA (A&S): JANE MESSER is working on her Doctor of Creative Arts degree at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. A writer and teacher, she has a daughter, Lottie. In 1994, she published her novel, Night by Night and last year, she published Bedlam--An Anthology of Sleepless Nights.

1993 MD (Med): DAVID S. BREDT, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Scholarship in Medical Science for 1997. Through this award, he will receive $100,000 a year for up to three years, to fund his research at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, where he is currently assistant professor of physiology. He will study mechanisms that facilitate nitric oxide signaling in the brain and minimize neurotoxicity. His work is relevant to understanding mechanisms for learning and memory and also to preventing neurodegenerative processes, including stroke.

ROB ANDERSON writes: "I have a life again after completing my third year at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I have been selected as a Hughes Scholar and will be taking a year away from medical school, working at the National Institutes of Health and hanging out with DAVE SAVAOLAINE '94."

RICHARD BRANDT, of Silver Spring, Md., is studying for his MBA at the University of Maryland.

KEIDI S. CARRINGTON, of Boston, is a student at New England School of Law. She writes: "They definitely are working me to death. I keep in touch with LILY PALACIOS '94, who is also a law student--at Northeastern School of Law; IRENE KIM '95, who is a law student at Seton Hall University; YUKA AKAGI '94, who is a pilot in Naples, Florida; KERRY SCHALDERS, who is in marketing in Washington, D.C.; and SARAH KEPPLER '95, who is in commercial loans in Baltimore."

A graduate of the Harvard University JFK School of Government, ANEESH P. CHOPRA writes: "Congratulations to classmates ERIC VOLLMUTH '94, and MIKE BERNSTEIN '94 on their recent weddings. We're starting to drop like flies--who's next?"

"I didn't realize how good I had it until I started at Columbia Law School," writes ALEX S. COHEN, of New York. "While the acceptance letter was a dream come true, the workload and pressure are pure hell. One year of sacrifice and then back to smelling the flowers as a social butterfly."

An MA/PhD candidate at The American University, TANIA M. DILISI, of Arlington, Va., writes: "I stayed with REBECCA LEPOSA and KARIN SCHNEIDER, both '94, last year for Homecoming. Luckily, they are both in the area. Rebecca has her MS in chemical engineering from JHU and is working in Laurel, Maryland. Karin is with Legg Mason in Baltimore and is working on her MBA in her spare time."

KIMBERLY ANN ENNICO, of Westwood, N.J., writes: "I am still pursuing my PhD in astronomy at University of Cambridge and plan to commission my PhD instrument, a faint object near infrared spectrograph, in Hawaii this November. Outside of astronomical instrumentation, I have been enjoying the international atmosphere of Cambridge. Highlights of my short stint so far include a five-minute conversation with Prince Charles, winning my 'blue' in women's basketball, and liking haggis! Eager to hear from fellow 1994ers and any alums in Great Britain. My e-mail address is"

TIMOTHY MIN, of Washington, D.C., is a joint-degree (JD/MA) candidate in law and international affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C. He spent the summer in Seoul, South Korea, with the Eighth U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps as a legal intern. He worked mostly in the international affairs division assisting in international agreement negotiations and is considering a direct commission as a JAG officer upon his graduation in 1998. After the internship, he traveled throughout China.

1994 MPH (PH): CLAIRE KELLY, of S. Easton, Mass., a mental health administrator at a residential home for teen girls, spent a year surfing, playing rugby, and working down in Virginia Beach before returning home. She writes: "I recently went to YESHIM ERGIN's NYC wedding with ROBIN CEASAR, JOANNA TANG, CHARUL GUPTA, MERI FEAVER, GREG STELLA, HOWARD STEPHEN, and CARL SCHMIDT. It was an incredible reunion, and I also had a great time catching up with COLIN CHELLMAN, while in the city."

ABIGAIL R. KIES, of New York, is a financial advisor for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc.

DOMENIC J. MAIDA, of New York, develops equity-related software for Bloomberg L.P.

A law student, MICHELLE QUINN, of Charlottesville, Va., writes: "After working for a year at the Department of Justice, I am enjoying law school at the University of Virginia. I've been keeping in touch with other JHU grads, including JACK EASTON '95, ALEX COHEN '94, and LOU SHOCH '96, who are all in law school." DEBBIE MOYLAN, of Stamford, Conn., a science teacher, writes: "My days are spent chasing ninth and tenth graders at Greenwich High School. It's quite a constant challenge. I see CHRISTA MILIARESIS '95 all the time. She's at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and loving it."

ERIC PRATHER, of Baltimore, is currently working on his PhD in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University.

A clinical nurse, VANESSA M. DUNLAP, of Los Angeles, writes: "I finally got a job--my first professional nurse position. Unfortunately, I had to move from Sacramento to Los Angeles, but once I work a year, I hope to return to northern California. I work with really sick children--and the training is a lot more intense than I had anticipated, but I will work hard, as Hopkins taught me, to get through the year."

JENNIFER MINARCIK HWANG and STEPHEN HWANG, of East Lansing, Mich., write: "We are both 1996 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences. We were married on August 10, 1995, and started medical school and graduate school (respectively) nine days later." She has started her second year of medical school at The College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, and he is in his second year as a doctoral student in mathematics at the university.

"I am pursuing a master's degree in international studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva," writes KAI KENKEL, of Hanover, N.H.. "I am enjoying it greatly."

ERIC KUCZYNSKI, of Jamaica Estates, N.Y., is a medical student at Northwestern University Medical School.

A student at the University School of Medicine, PAI C. MENG, of Baltimore, writes: "After finishing classes last December, I worked at the Kennedy Krieger School until August."

TIMOTHY MEYER, of Redwood City, Calif., is a graduate student at Stanford University. He spent last summer teaching physics in Rio de Janeiro, and writes: "Wow, the beaches--Copacabana, my favorite!" He is still fencing with local clubs near Stanford.

CARIN MOONIN moved to NYC one week after graduation and is now working in the marketing and advertising department of Sony Online.

A technical analyst with Andersen Consulting, JOHN PFEIFER IV, of Silver Spring, Md., writes: "Work! Work! Work! I spend whatever free time I have keeping in shape and hanging out with my roommate YIANNI MICHALAS '96."

PATRICK PIERRE, of Elmont, N.Y., is a medical student at Wake Forest University's Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He also volunteers at Reynolds Health Center.

A student at University of Chicago law school, GARY RUBIN, of Baltimore, sees SETH MORGULAS '93 and PETE SADOW '94, both in Chicago.

STEPHEN SANDERS, of Kennett Square, Pa., is a student in the Wake Forest University's business school.

ALBERT C. SONG, of Richmond, Va., has finished a one-year certificate program in microbiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Graduate Studies. He is involved with Emmaus United Methodist Church and rides with the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad.

"I am currently studying at the University of Maryland Graduate School in Baltimore," writes CHARLES SYDNOR III. "My concentration is educational policy, and I am a master's degree candidate, with hopes of getting my PhD."

JANICE TAYLOR, of Columbus, Ohio, is a graduate student in the department of physiology at The Ohio State University. She writes: "I am enjoying my graduate studies, and I see DAMIAN AMATO '96 often. He is a medical student at OSU and is having a good time in his program."

A medical student at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, JUDITH TOSKI, of East Amherst, N.Y., writes: "I see SAMUEL REYES '96 and MELISSA CASTILLO-REYES '96 every single day, except Sundays at SUNY-Buffalo, and we're having a great time."

"It is only until I have left school and entered the work force do I realize both the benefits and detriments of studenthood," writes EDWARD C. TU, of San Jose, Calif. "On the one hand, secure financial dependence and free time of moderate amounts have been replaced by the daily routine of work in the daytime and rest in the nighttime. On the other hand, the pressures and stresses of upcoming deadlines and tests have been supplanted by less challenging and rigorous standards. Still, I seek the day when I shall return to school (law) again." He is an accounting assistant for the Stanford University Controller's Office. SHIRLEY WONG, of Washington, D.C. , a scientist for Vector Research Company, is taking Japanese classes at the Japan-American Society of Washington and is involved with her local Catholic church. She works with LAUREN GEYER '96. ALEXANDER WILLIAM ZARTMAN, of Silver Spring, Md., writes: "I research, edit, and write articles for the Green Scissors '97 publication of Friends of the Earth, a publication of government-subsidized programs that waste taxpayer money and are environmentally harmful."

1996 MA: MARY KOEPKE AMATO, of Silver Spring, Md., is this year's recipient of the Mary Molly Fellowship for the Juvenile Novel in Progress for her manuscript, "Ghost of Sight." A former teacher, she currently writes children's fiction and performs as a puppeteer and storyteller, choreographs, and develops and teaches workshops on animal folklore and movement at the National Zoo.

1997 MFA: PEDRO E. PONCE, of Baltimore, is a 1997 Tara Fellow for Short Fiction, chosen for his short story, "Piata." He is currently a lecturer in the Writing Seminars at Hopkins.


1930: LEROY W. SHUGER, PhD (Eng) '34, of Pikesville, Md., a chemist whose development of reflectorized paints made the world's roads safer, died on June 6. Retired chief executive officer and the last surviving member of the founding family of the Baltimore Paint and Chemical Corporation, he was a fitness buff, and enjoyed tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Joyce Tramer, and two daughters.

1931: RICHARD GABRIEL HUNT, MA (A&S), MA Drexel Univ., of South Yarmouth, Mass., died of pneumonia on May 13. He retired in 1973 as assistant coordinator of adult services for the Public Library of Washington, D.C. During World War II, he served as librarian at the Navy Yard in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, two daughters and three grandchildren.

1933: EUGENE D. LYON, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died on July 10. His death followed a brief illness from complications of a cardiac condition. A retired dentist, he was extremely active in the professional dental community, serving as a president of the Baltimore City Dental Society in 1959. He was a member of the American Dental Association and The Maryland State Dental Association; a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He was the first dentist to receive faculty status at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Also, he was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and an avid golfer.

1938: SAUL TARAGIN, MS (Eng) '48, of Baltimore, a retired engineer and co-founder of a local day school, died of cancer in June. In 1975, he retired as chief of the methodology and instrumentation division at the Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was given the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest honor in federal civil service. He joined the Army facility as an electrical engineer in 1941, after teaching mathematics and engineering at the Polytechnic Institute and Baltimore City College for several years. He was active in the Jewish community and was affiliated with several synagogues and a number of associations, including the Religious Zionists of America, where he was on the executive board for many years.

1938 PhD (A&S): WALDEMAR T. ZIEGLER, of College Park, Georgia, professor emeritus at Georgia Tech, died January 11, 1996. A faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University from 1938 to 1944, he studied cryogenics, until he was invited to join the Manhattan Project. After the war, he joined the faculty at Georgia Tech, where he remained until his retirement in 1978.