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John H. Allan, Med '33, keeps in touch with Max Schiebel,
Med '33, of Durham, North Carolina. He writes: "The lesson
that old age teaches is that to live a long time, one has
to give up all those wonderful things that make one wish to
live a long time."
H. Max Schiebel, Med '33, still enjoys
gardening, travel, swimming, and trap and skeet
Donald Hamilton Jr., A&S '39, is retired in Mexico, but is
looking forward to a great 2003 lacrosse season.
Edward Suarez-Murias, Med '42, is the co-author of
Underpinnings in Medical Ethics, published in October 1997
by Johns Hopkins Press. He enjoys playing tennis and
Leroy Setziol, A&S '50, enjoys wood sculpting.
Carl Kupfer, Med '52, has stepped down from being the
director of the National Eye Institute at the NIH. He is
now preparing a collection of clinical-pathological cases
to be displayed on the Internet for all to view.
Bruce G. Belt, Med '53, enjoys gardening, walking, reading,
entertaining, and corresponding.
Earnest Gloyna, SPH '51, Engr '53 (PhD),
retired from the faculty at the University of Texas after
Paul Greengard, A&S '53 (PhD), who shared
the 2000 Nobel Prize for medicine, is married to Ursula von
Rydingsvard, one of the great contemporary American
sculptors, with works on display in the Metropolitan Museum
of Art and the Whitney Museum. Since 1983, Dr. Greengard
has been the Vincent Astor Professor and director of the
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at
Rockefeller University in New York. As head of the school's
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, he runs
the $2 million Greengard Laboratory.
Emery C. Herman Jr., Med '53, recently
received the League of Women Voters 2002 Public Servant
Larry C. Kerpelman, A&S '58, writes: "I retired last year
as vice president and director of corporate communications
of Abt Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts, after 30
years with the firm. I've been spending my time since then
traveling, writing, and volunteering. I'm keeping my hand
in communications, though, by continuing to serve on the
executive board of the International Association of
Michael Lukens, A&S '59, is dean and academic vice
president of St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.
Roland Steven Summers, A&S '61, is a member of the Georgia
Composite Medical Licensing Board and a state delegate to
William P. Brandon, A&S '63, has been serving as president
of the Charlotte chapter of the Peace Corps Association. He
writes: "Since 9/11, I have turned my avocational interest
in Central Asia, where I was a Peace Corps volunteer in
Iran, into a partial vocational effort. I taught an
undergraduate honors course, Understanding Central Asia:
Society, Culture and Politics in Iran, Afghanistan, and the
Neighboring Stans in Fall 2003."
Frank Olenchak, SPSBE '63, is in his 53rd
year of teaching -- the last 14 at Allen University in
Herbert Traxl, Bologna '65, former Austrian ambassador to
Ethiopia, Iran, and India, has just moved to Bangkok and is
now the Austrian ambassador to Thailand.
Kurt Bayer, Bologna '67, has been named executive director
of the World Bank for Austria. He also represents Belarus,
Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan,
Luxembourg, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey.
W. Bruce Fye, A&S '68, Med '72, '78 (MS), is president of
the American College of Cardiology, a professional society
with 28,000 members. He is a cardiologist and professor of
medicine and the history of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and
Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota.
Donald F. Munson, A&S '68, is a
Republican senator for District 2 in Washington County in
Maryland. He serves on the Budget and Taxation
Carla Lofberg Seaquist, Bologna '69, SAIS '72, will have
her play, The Washington-Sarajevo Talks, produced at the
Festival of Emerging American Theatre 2003. She also writes
op-eds on culture for the Christian Science Monitor. Her
most recent article, "Behemoth in a Bathrobe," was in the
February 4 edition. She reports that she and her husband,
Larry, celebrated their 25th anniversary last year.
Steven Oppenheimer, A&S '69 (PhD), is a
trustees outstanding professor of the California State
University system and director of the Center for Cancer and
Developmental Biology at California State University. He
was elected a fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and is the author or co-author of
about 200 publications.
Nidra Poller, A&S '69 (MA), is a feature
writer for the website
www.infoisrael.net. The University of Illinois Press
will be publishing her translation of Humanism of the Other
by Emmanuel Levinas in August 2003.
Carlo Trezza, Bologna '69, SAIS '70, was
Italy's ambassador to South Korea from 1998 to 2002. He has
now returned to the Foreign Ministry in Rome and is
currently coordinator for security and disarmament policy.
He is married to Eve Duval Trezza, SAIS '70, Bologna
Richard Symonds, SAIS '69, Bologna '70, is a senior counsel
with the legal department of the World Bank.
Susan K. McComas, A&S '74, is a Republican delegate for
District 35B in Harford County in Maryland. She serves on
the Judiciary Committee.
John Domini, A&S '75 (MA), is teaching creative writing and
literature at Drake University. In May, his novel, Talking
Heads: 77, will be published.
Richard Friedman, A&S '75, is practicing
radiation oncology and chairing the cancer committee at
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.
Deborah Reff, A&S '75, works part time
coordinating adult education for a temple and enjoys
spending time with her five-year-old son.
Margaret A. Reid, A&S '75 (MLA), has
published Black Protest Poetry: Polemics from the Harlem
Renaissance and the Sixties.
Cheryl Beversdorf, SPH '77 (MS), a registered nurse, has
formed a new company known as Helen & Hilda's Health Plays.
The company will produce plays to both inform and entertain
audiences about important, timely health topics. For more
Ann Racker Costello, Med '77, and her
husband, John Costello, Med '78, have shared an internal
medicine practice since 1982. They have three children:
Rebecca, Tom, and Caitlin.
Thomas Flygt, Med '77, has been singing
as part of a male vocal quartet for 20 years. He still
plays racquetball two to three times a week.
Robert Harmon, SPH '77 (MPH), is
president of the American College of Preventive
Andrew P. Harris, A&S '77, Med '80, PH
'95 (MHS), is a Republican senator in Maryland's District
7, Baltimore and Harford County. He serves on the
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.
Robert J. Linhardt, A&S '77 (MA), '80
(PhD), the 2003 recipient of the American Chemical
Society's Hudson Award, will be leaving his position at the
University of Iowa to be the constellation chair in
biocatalysis at Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute.
Warren Lovinger, Med '77, writes: "I
continue to greatly enjoy the practice of medicine in our
nice community after more than 22 years. I also enjoy a
large variety of other non-medical activities and
responsibilities. Our children are maturing, and three of
them plan to be physicians."
Stephen McPhee, Med '77, writes: "My
penchant for differential diagnosis has transformed into a
serious addiction for mystery novels. Maybe I'll give up
textbook editing and work on mysteries instead! Our kids
are growing up, but not as fast as we are growing old.
Still, it's a fair trade."
Marion Damewood, Med '78, has been elected president of the
American Society for Reproductive Medicine for the
2003-2004 term. She is a clinical
professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine and an associate professor of Ob/Gyn at
the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dennis Leaf, Bologna '78, SAIS '79, is a
senior adviser to the director of the Office of Atmospheric
Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He
recently completed a one-year Capitol Hill Fellowship on
the staff of Senator Joseph Lieberman, where he advised the
senator on a variety of energy and environmental issues,
including the Energy Policy Act of 2002.
Richard Lewis, Med '78, has recorded a
rock-and-roll CD, "Rick and the Arrythmics in Tacky
JoAnn Rosenfeld, Med '78, is the author
of three texts on women's health and is an assistant editor
of BMJ USA.
Robert F. Siliciano, Med '78, '83 (PhD),
has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute
investigator. He was one of 12 physician-scientists
selected in the Spring of 2002 for their achievements in
patient-oriented research. Dr. Siliciano is a professor of
medicine and molecular biology and genetics at the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine and will receive an annual
research budget of up to $1 million from HHMI, plus funding
for laboratory space to aid in his research on how to
prevent or treat HIV infection through the development of
new vaccines and drug therapies.
Margaret Zuehlke, A&S '78, lives in
Germany with her husband and seven children. They enjoy
traveling throughout Europe, especially France and
A balloon release provided a festive start to Spring
Fair at Homewood in 1979. For a behind-the-scenes look at
this year's fair, turn to
Mark M. Wolkow, A&S '79, has been appointed to a five-year
term on the Board of Education in Harford County, Maryland.
He writes: "Instead of two kids to take care of, I now have
40,000." He also received the Distinguished Career Service
Award at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he has worked
Lee W. Shockley, A&S '80, residency director of the Denver
Health Emergency Department, received the Residency Program
Director of the Year Award for 2002 from the Emergency
Medicine Resident's Association. The award recognizes a
residency director who best exemplifies those qualities
residents value in a mentor. Dr. Shockley has served as the
residency program director for Denver Health's Residency in
Emergency Medicine since 1995.
Rebecca Nan Bailey, A&S '81 (MA), is married to actor Ray
Dooley. She wrote poetry this past year that appeared in
the Atlanta Review and Carolina Quarterly.
Bill Barto, A&S '81, was sworn in as an
associate judge on the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
in December 2002. The court is located in Arlington,
Virginia, and hears appeals from Army courts-martial. He
writes: "I was recently also promoted to the rank of
Colonel in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. My
wife, Carol, and I live in Fairfax, Virginia, with our
Jonathan Cooper, Bologna '81, his wife,
Mimi, and daughter Vivienne, welcomed Alexandra Miriam
Cooper (8 pounds, 5 ounces) into the family last September
Michael Laposata, Med '81, '82 (PhD), is
the director of Clinical Laboratories and a physician in
the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston. He is also a professor of pathology at
Harvard Medical School.
Chi-Van Dang, Med '82, was elected president of the
American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Michael A. Duff, A&S '82, has been named
senior vice president and general counsel of Penske Truck
Leasing Co., L.P., a global transportation services
provider headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Cynthia Bearer, Med '83, writes: "I have a 5-year-old son
who is adorable, and a husband with a family farm, so I now
keep bees and horses. My career is thriving. I have a
well-funded, busy lab, and I'll be getting tenure this
Susan Weissfeld Hammerman, A&S '83,
writes: "Some of you may not know that our friend and
classmate, Dale Fike, A&S '83, passed away in 1996. As a
lasting tribute to Dale's friendship, a group of us --
including Peter Berman, A&S '83, Helene Caloir, Engr '83,
Tracy Coster, A&S '84, Richard Gibbs, A&S '83, Amir Halevy,
A&S '83, and Diana Liu, A&S '83 -- have committed to help
fund a $20,000 scholarship in memory of Dale. We are
starting the fund in 2003, our 20th reunion year, and plan
to have the scholarship fully endowed within five years, in
time for our 25th reunion. For more information, please
contact me at
Diana C. Liu, A&S '83, a partner at Wolf
Block in Philadelphia, was designated by the University of
Pennsylvania Law School as the I. Grant Irey Lecturer for
the 2002-03 academic year.
Ashvin Ragoowansi, A&S '83, is president
of the Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society. He and his wife,
Beth, are expecting their fourth child.
Britta Sjogren, Bologna '83, studied film
at UCLA, where she received an MFA and PhD. Her first
feature film, Jo-Jo at the Gate of Lions, was selected for
the narrative competition at the Sundance Festival. Her
next film, a small Domain, also premiered at Sundance,
where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film. She
is currently in the tenure track at San Francisco State
University and is completing her second feature film, In
This Short Life.
Donald C. Liu, A&S '84, chief of pediatric surgery at
University of Chicago Children's Hospital, was recently
interviewed by Chicago's NBC 5 and Fox 32 News about
minimally invasive surgery for pectus excavatum, commonly
known as funnel chest.
Rossina Ramirez, SPH '84 (MS), is the
editor-in-chief of the Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology,
associate editor of the Philippine Journal of Surgical
Specialties, and head of the Ophthalmology Department at
the University of Philippines College of Medicine.
James Hedreen, A&S '85, and his wife, Liz Guard, A&S '88,
live in Madison, New Jersey, with their children, Mark, 7,
Siri, 5, and Paul, 2.
Ralph M. Hughes, A&S '85 (MA), is a
Democratic senator for District 40 in Baltimore City. He
serves on the Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Gregory M. Wilkins, Engr '85 (MS), is on
the faculty at Morgan State University but is off-campus
this year, taking part in NASA's Administrator's Fellowship
Program, which is sponsored by the United Negro College
Fund Special Programs Corporation.
Jennifer Ayelstock Myhre, Med '88, SPH '01 (MPH), writes,
"Since finishing residency Scott and I have been living in
western Uganda, a few kilometers from the Congo border. We
volunteer as consulting physicians in the local health
center, but our focus is on public health. We returned for
a study sabbatical at Hopkins in 2000-2001 and completed
MPH degrees. Since returning to Uganda we have begun
working on a program to introduce antenatal HIV testing and
nevirapine therapy in this very rural setting. Our district
has been disturbed by armed rebels since 1997 so we have
also learned a bit about dealing with complex humanitarian
emergencies, displacement, feeding programs, and the
realities of living with political instability while
raising a family."
Mark Ellyne, SAIS '88 (PhD), is the
resident representative for the International Monetary Fund
Jamie Lynn Morris, Engr '88, writes: "I
finished my reproductive and endocrine fellowship in June
2002, in Seattle, and moved back to New Jersey to join RMA
as an infertility specialist."
Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, A&S '87 (MA), is
a Democratic delegate for District 10 in Baltimore County,
Maryland. She serves on the Health and Government
John Pattaras, A&S '88, is an assistant
professor of urology and director of minimally invasive
surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Lisa Dubicki Holley, Nurs '89, is a practicing CRNA
(certified nurse anesthetist) in Oklahoma City, with two
children, Jessica Ruth, 4, and Hunter Shane-Paul, nine
Lisa Rosenberg, A&S '89, has been named a
partner at the consumer practice of Porter Novelli in New
York. She has developed and managed marketing
communications for a wide variety of clients and has led
the development and successful implementation of PN's
client service proposition, Signature Service.
Michael Costa, Engr '90, completed his MBA at Villanova
University in May 2002. He has two children: Meghan, 6, and
Michele Cellai, Nurs '91, has completed her master's degree
at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, equipping her to
be an adult primary care nurse practitioner.
Rama Mani, Bologna '91, SAIS '92, is
senior strategy adviser at the Centre for Humanitarian
Dialogue in Geneva. Rama has recently published a book,
Beyond Retribution, Seeking Justice in the Shadows of War,
which describes the transition from war to peace, and
explains how issues of legal, political, and social justice
are dealt with in post-conflict peace building.
William J. Frank, SPSBE '92 (MA), is a Republican delegate
for District 42 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He serves on
the Appropriations Committee.
Amy Hungerford, A&S '92, '97 (MA), '00
(PhD), assistant professor of English at Yale University,
has published The Holocaust of Texts, Genocide, Literature,
and Personification (The University of Chicago Press,
Jeremy Meilman, A&S '92, recently spent
three years working in healthcare advertising in
Johannesburg, South Africa. He returned to New York with
his South African wife, Nicola Atherstone, and they are
living in Greenwich Village. He continues his career in
healthcare advertising by helping to start up BBDO Health
Work, a division of BBDO Worldwide.
Eddie Tuvin, SPSBE '93 (MBA), and Venus (Alaei) Tuvin were
married in Washington D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. They
spent three weeks in the Hawaiian Islands celebrating their
honeymoon. Eddie joined Temecula Valley Bank in early 2002.
He was recently appointed to a two-year term as a District
Advisory Council member in the Washington District of the
United States Small Business Administration. He is
currently serving his second term as a member of the Johns
Hopkins Alumni Council.
Christopher Woodhouse, Med '93, and his
wife, Margaret, welcomed their son, Christopher, into the
world on May 4, 2002.
Robert A. "Bobby" Zirkin, A&S '93, is a
Democratic delegate for District 11 in Baltimore County,
Maryland. He serves on the Judiciary Committee.
Jennifer MacLean Baas, A&S '94, writes: "2002 was a busy
year for me -- I moved to Pennsylvania, started a new job
as the director of subscriber applications for Comcast's
broadband service, and got married on December 7. Hopkins
alumni who attended the wedding included Suzanne (Wallace)
George, Engr '97, and Dr. Sanchayeeta Mitra, Engr '91.
Sanchayeeta and I were also classmates in the inaugural
class of the Columbia Business School Global Executive MBA
Program, which we completed in January. Reach me by email
Marlin Boothby, SPSBE '94, '96 (MS),
received the American Business Women's Association Woman of
the Year Award in 2003.
Brenda Hall, Nurs '94, earned a master's
in nursing from Villanova College of Nursing in December
Shari (Rose) Lindars, A&S '94, and Paul
Lindars were married on November 16, 2002, at Oriole Park
at Camden Yards. Jen (Geiger) Nisita, Engr '94, was a
bridesmaid. Andrew Stephan, Engr '94, and Steve Muchow,
Engr '91, also attended. Shari and Paul currently live in
Dallas, where Shari is a fourth-grade teacher.
Christopher B. Shank, A&S '94, is a
Republican delegate for District 2B in Washington County,
Maryland. He serves on the Judiciary Committee.
Marcela del Carmen, Med '95, has joined the staff of Kelly
Gynecologic Oncology Services and now serves as an
assistant professor in Johns Hopkins' Ob/Gyn department
following a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
James Eldridge, A&S '95,
was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of
Representatives this past November and was sworn in on
January 1 to serve his district, which includes his
hometown of Acton. You can contact him at email@example.com.
Melanie Harris, A&S '95, SAIS '96, is
living overseas, working as a Foreign Service officer for
the Department of State. She is engaged to an Australian,
Paul Higgins, who is a captain in the Australian Army
Special Forces. She writes: "After almost five years living
abroad, I am looking forward to returning to the U.S."
Nelson J. Lee, A&S '95, moved to Houston
a few years ago to be the director of oil trading at Duke
Energy and has since taken a similar position with
ChevronTexaco. He writes: "I encourage all my friends,
acquaintances, and strangers who miss me terribly to drop
me a line at
Jennifer Pontz, Nurs '95, is a nurse
practitioner in the Breast Center at George Washington
University. She received the Program Award from their
Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Robert Barnhouse, SPSBE '96 (MS), retired as the assistant
chief of police in Montgomery County, Maryland, in May
2002. He is now president of Safety and Security
Consultants in Silver Spring.
Dawn Norris, A&S '96, married James Doak
on September 14, in Cambridge Massachusetts. Bridesmaids
included Farah (Pervez) Hoyt, A&S '96. Other Hopkins alumni
in attendance were Jennifer DiPace, A&S '96; Neil Goyal,
A&S '95; Tara (Wittrup) Moyer, A&S '95; MarLynn Perna, A&S
'96, SAIS '97 (MA); Honore Lansen, A&S '96; and Leigh
(Kowalski) Gresalfi, Engr '96.
Nathan, A&S '97, and Jennifer (Dowling) Carlson, Engr '98,
are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Anna
Elizabeth on November 26. She joins big sister, Grace.
Susan Leavitt, Bologna '97, SAIS '98, is
a realtor in D.C. and Virginia
www.susanleavitt.com), and also teaches aerobics at the
Rahul Anand, A&S '98, writes: "I graduated from the
University of Michigan Medical School in 2002. Hopkins
classmates included Evan Ellis, A&S '98, Chris Ciarallo,
A&S '98, Katrina Rieflin, Engr '98, Mike Roh, A&S '98, Liz
Kim, Engr '98 (MS), and Ed Chang, A&S '96. I am currently a
first-year surgical resident at the University of
Irene Arias, Bologna '98, SAIS '99, is on
the staff of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
She works in the Small and Medium Enterprise Department as
a business development officer, focusing mainly on
countries in Africa and Latin America.
Melissa Pavetto Murphy, A&S '98, married
David J. Murphy, A&S '98, last June 15. Several Hopkins
alumni attended, including Marlon Satchell, A&S '98;
Christina Olson, Engr '98; Laurie Archbald, A&S '98; Aaron
Pannone, A&S '98; John Schnakenberg, A&S '00; and Lance
Harper, Engr '00. The couple now lives in New Jersey, where
Dave is an internal medicine resident at UMDNJ-Robert Wood
Johnson. Melissa is finishing her PhD at the University of
Chris Baugh, A&S '99, married Amy Wirth, Engr '99, on March
11, 2003, in Maui. Chris and Amy are both currently at the
University of Pennsylvania, where he is finishing medical
school and starting the MBA program at Wharton Business
School, and she is completing her BSN and working toward a
master's degree in nursing.
Carole Chapelier, Bologna '99, SAIS '00,
has recently become president of Cercle Belge de
Washington, D.C., a group of Belgians who gather in
Washington to preserve their language, promote their
culture, and have a good time.
Felicia Schorr Lewis, Engr '99, married
Derek Lewis, Engr '97, on June 22, 2002, in Pittsburgh.
Diane Digol, Bologna '00, is studying for her PhD at the
European University Institute in Florence.
Brian J. Feldman, A&S '00 (MA), is a
Democratic delegate for District 15 in Montgomery County,
Maryland. He serves on the Economic Matters Committee.
Bekah Frank, Nurs '00, received her
master's from Emory University School of Nursing in
December 2001 and is working as a certified nurse-midwife
Clare Maisano, A&S '00, writes: "I am now
a student at the University of Maryland School of Law. I
will be marrying Brian Razzaque, Engr '00, on October 12,
Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza, Nurs '01 (MS), is a senior
public health nurse in Family Health Services for Arlington
County, Virginia. She is also active on the Domestic
Violence Alliance for Arlington.
Tara Harmer, A&S '01 (MS), is a
post-doctorate fellow in the biology department at Harvard
Michael Relf, Nurs '01 (PhD), a professor
at the Georgetown University School of Nursing, authored a
paper on the prevalence of battering victimization among
gay men, published in the December issue of the American
Journal of Public Health.
Michael Brennan, SAIS '02, is vice consul at the American
Embassy in Peru.
Brian J. Smigielski, A&S '02, is teaching
physics at Sidwell Friends Upper School in Washington, D.C.
for the 2002-03 school year. He plans to attend graduate
school for a doctorate in physics upon completion of this
Landrum B. Shettles, A&S '37 (PhD), Med '43, a pioneer in
in-vitro fertilization and experimental human reproduction,
died on February 6. His distinguished career included
developing several reproductive tests and techniques, which
were among the most significant advances in infertility
research. He received worldwide acclaim when his now famous
pictures of development of the fetus were carried by Life
Magazine. Later, those same pictures were displayed in the
American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Gerald S. Goldberg, SAIS '62, an administrator at Pacific
Hospital, died on January 15. He became Pacific Hospital's
administrator in 1983, serving in that position until 1997,
when the teaching hospital awarded him an honorary
doctorate in humane letters. After the hospital was sold
that year, he stayed as director of the Pacific Charitable
Foundation, and became an adviser to Orthopedic Hospital in
Los Angeles, where he later served on the board. He is
survived by his wife.
Stephen Barr, A&S '81, former editor and writer for the
Johns Hopkins Gazette, has died. In addition to his
position as senior contributing editor of CFO Magazine, he
wrote articles for the Newark Star Ledger, The New York
Times, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and Crain's New York
Business. His other great interest also began in Baltimore
-- he was an avid Orioles fan and baseball lover. He
coached and managed his son's Little League team for years
in Metuchen, New Jersey, where he lived. He is survived by
his wife, Rebecca, and son, Sam.
Christopher Stewart Campbell, A&S '82, Engr '92 (MS), died
on January 19 in Portland, Oregon. While at Hopkins, he
co-founded the Progressive Student Union, which provided
forums for debate on the political topics of the day. After
graduation, he worked for ACORN in Bridgeport, Connecticut,
and for Service Employees International in Louisiana as a
labor union organizer. After earning his master's degree,
he worked as a software engineer.
Paul Novo Lao, A&S '85, died in November after a biking
accident in California. He had been the director of
critical care medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
at Santa Rosa.
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