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Pembrokers using the spirometer to measure lung capacity

The Wind of War Eloise Kates Julius ’44 gives the spirometer—a machine that measures lung capacity—her very best blow in this 1942 photo. World War II was raging on, and Pembroke College had just instituted a program of compulsory  physical exercise aimed at “increasing the efficiency of women in the war effort.” The program kicked off by testing students’ strength, flexibility, and agility, in addition to getting their height, weight, and lung capacity measurements.  Waiting their turn are Julius’s classmates Natalie Gourse Prokesch ’44 and Arline Kotite Bateman ’44—the three were all staffers at the Pembroke Record. Bateman was the first woman editor of the Brown Daily Herald, as well as the mother of Ryan Anthony ’79 and Doris Anthony Bastiampillai ’80.

Nov, 2018
1

Lise Weil ’79 AM, ’87 PhD published In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir with She Writes Press. Lise was founding editor of the feminist review Trivia: A Journal of Ideas, and in In Search of Pure Lust she documents her immersion in the heady experiment of lesbian-feminism of the ’70s and ’80s, a time when women were reinventing everything from the ground up, beginning with themselves. A dive into Zen practice begins to turn things around, but her struggle to reconcile hot-headed lesbian desire with spacious Zen mind will persist for a good long while. Scenes from Brown include a conversation about Baudrillard and astrology in the Ratty and a dissertation defense that turns uncomfortably personal. More information can be found at https://shewritespress.com/product/search-pure-lust/.

Nov, 2018
GS
Eye on the Sky
A soldier-scientist’s dreams take flight
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Illustration of Kathleen Scanlon ’12 ScM, ’16 PhD
Nov, 2018
GS
Dark Day
A woman sleeps away a year of her life
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Black and white photograph of Ottessa Moshfegh ’11 sitting at a table
Nov, 2018
GS

Camille Roman ’90 PhD published The New Anthology of American Poetry, which she co-edited in three volumes with Rutgers Univ. Press. The series received a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for excellence in literary and social history from the beginnings of the United States to the 21st century. Now a professor emeritus at Washington State Univ. and in phased retirement, Camille has moved to the Providence area and manages writing and editing projects remotely, including a single-author publication. Begun at the John Hay Library as a visiting scholar, it examines Parisian-interpreted “Near Eastern” and “Far Eastern” art in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s and stems from her book Elizabeth Bishop’s World War II–Cold War View, published with Palgrave Macmillan.

Nov, 2018
GS

H. Scott Hestevold ’78 PhD retired from the Univ. of Alabama on June 1 after 40 years on the philosophy faculty, including eight years as chair. He has published essays on philosophical problems involving objects, time, and identity and on problems in moral psychology involving mercy and pity. He is currently writing about the nature of space.

Nov, 2018
GS

Elena Barcia ’77 AM released a translation of Miguel de Unamuno’s Niebla in August 2017. It was published by Northwestern Univ. Press. Elena writes: “It is a humorous and thought-provoking revolutionary novel, an early example of modernism’s challenge to the conventions of 19th-century realist fiction.” Elena works as a film translator and has translated hundreds of films for Hollywood, as well as serving as a translation consultant for directors like Alejandro Iñárritu.

Nov, 2018
19
A Symphony of Moments
RaMell Ross’s documentary about a black community in the deep south.
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Still photo from RaMell Ross film
Nov, 2018
19
The 0.3 Percent
Brown's small but expanding community of students who are military veterans
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portrait of Nicole Dusang '20 PhD
Nov, 2018
17
Student Journalists' Impact
An undergrad-reported series on elder abuse may influence Rhode Island policy.
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Image of journalism students
Related classes:
Class of 2017, Class of 2019
Nov, 2018
17

Benjamin Ostrowski ’17 and his father coauthored Penultimate Human Constellation: A Father and Son Converse in Poems, published by Tolsun Books. It is available on Amazon.com.

Nov, 2018
16

Francesca Whitehead ’16 and Alex Wiener ’16 were part of a team that won second place at the 2018 Goldman Sachs Gives Analyst Impact Fund Competition, in which teams of analysts pitch nonprofits that they believe will use a Goldman Sachs grant most effectively. They secured a $75,000 grant for New Story, a Silicon Valley-based charity that combats homelessness with innovative building techniques like 3D-printed homes.

Nov, 2018
14

Samuel Cade Howard ’14 writes that, after his stint in the Peace Corps in Vanuatu from 2014 to 2015 and work on lymphatic filariasis for the Gates Foundation in Papua New Guinea from 2015 to 2017, he is now working for the British NGO Sightsavers as their East Africa program director in Kenya.

Nov, 2018
14

Isabella Giancarlo ’14 and business partner Laura Kraber launched an all-gender makeup collection called Fluide; they are on a mission to queer the beauty industry from the inside out. They create colorful, cruelty-free makeup for all gender expressions, gender identities, and skin tones, and have been featured by outlets such as Fast Company, Teen Vogue, and Buzzfeed.

Nov, 2018
14
Fast Forward
Sofi Tukker takes the dance-pop world by storm
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Photograph of Sophie Hawley-Weld ’14 and Tucker Halpern ’14
Nov, 2018
13

Karina Manalo ’13 and Maxwell Wernecke were married on May 27 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Joining them were Mae Cadao ’13; Michael Randolph ’13; Iriff Ulep ’13; Ellen Wernecke ’06 and her husband, Dan Mortenson ’04; and Jeff Wilke ’13. The couple lives in Evanston, Ill., where they both attend the Kellogg School of Management.

Nov, 2018
12

Gabriel Wingfield ’12 and wife Megan welcomed their newborn son, Oliver Silas Chun-Gwan, in July. Oliver joins older siblings Asa, Benjamin, and Serene. Gabriel writes: “In June I also had the honor of being ordained as a gospel minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Currently I am installed at Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church just over the river in East Providence.”

Nov, 2018
11

Annie Matusewicz ’11 and Max Montgelas celebrated their marriage in Warren, Conn. In attendance were Kiana Alzate ’10, Alexa Baggio ’09, Sam Baker ’11, Dominique Ferraro ’11, Moira Gallagher ’10, Justin Klee ’13, Andrea Bonilla Munoz ’10, Jennifer Randall ’11, Meaghan Caulfield Sandtorv ’10, Olga Usyk ’09, and Sheila Walsh ’01. Annie manages responsible investment products at Eaton Vance, while Max leads the engineering and product teams at a home renovation startup, Renoviso. 

Nov, 2018
10

Phil Kaye ’10 released his first full-length poetry collection from Button Poetry, Date & Time, on Sept. 18.

Nov, 2018
10

Joy Chua-Schwartz ’10 writes: “My husband, Corey Schwartz ’11, and I got married in Big Sur, California, in June, with a spectacular showing of Brown alums. Our wedding was officiated by Graham Rogers ’11, and among the wedding party were Cristina Botero ’10, Anne Francois-Poncet ’10, Jordana Fribourg ’10, and Thea Jacinto Ugarte (RISD ’10). Alumni in attendance included Alexis Anselin ’10, Sam Arnow ’13, Lena Gaviria ’12, George George ’10, Frannie Hannan ’10, Isabelle Lubin ’16, Max Lubin ’12, Melanie Masarin ’12, Cyrus Mojdehi ’13, Isabella Morton ’10, Isabel Lopez Polanco ’10, Marie Poyet ’10, Jillian Ressler ’10, Mohammad Saigol ’11, Danielle Sheridan ’10, Adriana Urruela ’10, and Sibel Yalman ’10. It was a spectacular day and we couldn’t be more grateful to Brown for being the place where we met.”

Nov, 2018
06

Christopher M. Rigali ’06 has been appointed Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland in Baltimore.

Nov, 2018
06

Brian Christian ’06 married Rose Linke on Aug. 26 in Piedmont, Calif. In attendance were Robin Averbeck ’06, Liat Berdugo ’08, Alex Collins-Shotwell ’06, Andrew Evans ’09, Joshua Finn ’07, Elizabeth Forsyth ’06, Leora Fridman ’07, Graff Haley ’06, Melissa Riess James ’06, Henry Kaplan ’06, Raphael Lee ’06, Blair Nelsen Prata ’06, Alicia Ridenour ’06, Felicity Rose ’06, Stefanie Simons ’06, and Shawn Wen ’10.

Nov, 2018
05
A Brooklyn Brewery
Two Brown graduates start their own brewery after an influential trip to Belgium
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Photograph of Joe Grimm ’06 AM and Lauren (Carter) Grimm ’05 inside their brewery
Related classes:
Class of 2005, GS Class of 2006
Nov, 2018
05

Makini Chisolm-Straker ’05, ’09 MD writes that when Rob Sand ’05, former Iowa assistant attorney general, came to New York City to campaign for Iowa state auditor, he was greeted by many of his classmates, including Zach Aarons ’05, Will Codrington III ’05, Brian Faas ’05, Evan Hammer ’05, Olivia Perlmutt ’05, Roophy Roy ’05, Ellen Schneiderman ’05, Ben Wise ’05, and Zach Youngerman ’05.

Related classes:
Class of 2005, MD Class of 2009
Nov, 2018
04

Sean Walstead ’04 and his husband, Brian Main, announce the June 6 birth of twin boys Zachary Ashton and Xander Drew. Sean writes: “We couldn’t be more in love with these two babies and are so excited for the journey ahead of us.”

Nov, 2018
04

Nick Bayard ’04 and his wife, Sedia, welcomed their third child, Keaton Orion Bayard, on Mar. 22.

Nov, 2018
02

Robert Newcomb ’02, ’06 AM, ’08 PhD’s book, Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, was published by Univ. of Toronto Press in July. He is an associate professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Davis and lives in Woodland, Calif., with his wife and two sons.

Nov, 2018
02

Tucker Lieberman ’02 lives in Bogotá, Colombia, and released Painting Dragons to examine how eunuchs are stereotyped as villains in fiction. More information at www.tuckerlieberman.com.

Nov, 2018
01

David Taus ’01 married Katie Kirkpatrick (Princeton ’04) in a small family ceremony this past summer. In the greatest of coincidences, this now makes him first cousins with friend and classmate Chloe Godwin Gorga ’01, who was in attendance. Chloe and David write that their college-aged selves would never have considered such a turn of events, but both are very glad to now be family.

Nov, 2018
01

Elizabeth Schoenfeld ’01, ’05 MD writes that, after years of planning and a master’s in clinical and translational science (2017), she was awarded a five-year K08 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for her work: Shared Decision-Making for the Promotion of Patient-Centered Imaging in the Emergency Department. This grant will allow her to build and test resources to promote SDM in the ED, helping patients more fully participate in decisions that affect their medical care. She invites collaborators and critics to email her.

Related classes:
Class of 2001, MD Class of 2005
Nov, 2018
01

Ashley Green Dorin ’01 was named by the Hartford Business Journal to the 2018 “40 under Forty” list of Hartford leaders for her work as medical director of The Village for Families & Children, a nonprofit behavioral health agency for children, families, and adults in the Greater Hartford region.

Nov, 2018
00

Carlos Lejnieks ’00 was awarded the American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award at a Global Alumni Summit in New York City on April 16. Selected from nonprofit executives from around the world, this annual award names the top social sector leader of the year and carries a $25,000 donation to the winner’s organization.

Nov, 2018
00

Ben Holzer ’00 and Rochelle Lundy celebrated their wedding on June 30 at Alden and Harlow in Cambridge, Mass. The wedding was held over brunch and included Jesse Chan-Norris ’99, Christopher Creed ’00, Wendy Derjue-Holzer ’96, Matt Holzer ’96, and Jonathan Perez ’00.

Nov, 2018
99

Greg Stoller ’99 has been named as chairman of the Corporate and Securities Law Practice Group at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP, in Lake Success, N.Y.

Nov, 2018
98

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa ’98 obtained her doctorate in theater and performance studies with a minor in art history from Stanford Univ. in June 2018. Her dissertation, which she will be turning into a book, is titled Erotic Resistance: Performance, Art, and Activism in San Francisco Strip Clubs, 1960s–2010s. More news is available at gigiotalvaro.com.

Nov, 2018
96

Anya Weber ’96 writes: “After 18 years as a writer and editor in Boston, I moved to St. Louis to start grad school at Washington University, where I’m entering the master of social work program. This is the first step in a career shift to the mental health sphere. My goal is to become a therapist specializing in recovery from trauma, sexual health, and the influence of faith and spirituality on mental health.” Anya would like to hear from any Brown alums in the St. Louis area.

Nov, 2018
95
Selling Soccer
A former Ivy League star is now one of the sport’s main boosters in the South.
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Photograph of Darren Eales ’95 hugging Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank in a stadium
Nov, 2018
95

Garey Noritz ’95, ’99 MD was promoted to professor of pediatrics at Ohio State Univ., where he directs the Complex Care Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He specializes in the care of adults and children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Tracey, and two daughters.

Related classes:
Class of 1995, MD Class of 1999
Nov, 2018
95

Tissa Hami ’95 writes: “After 12 years on the road as a stand-up comic and speaker, I returned to the Boston area and made a career transition into management consulting. I’m now a senior consultant at IBIS Consulting Group, which specializes in diversity consulting.”

Nov, 2018
94

Leni Zumas ’94’s third book, Red Clocks (Little, Brown), was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a Time magazine “Best Novels of 2018 So Far” selection. Her website is lenizumas.com.

Nov, 2018
94

Class co–vice president of communications, Kehli Harding Woodruff ’94, reports: “Please save the date for our 25th reunion May 24–26, 2019. Brown has always been a very special place and as each year passes we realize how rare it is to share so many common values as we do with friends and classmates from our alma mater. Return to campus to celebrate 25 years since we walked out of the Van Wickle gates and joined the great procession of those who went before us. We hope to see you there!” 

Nov, 2018
93
Go Ahead, Use Lard
A cookbook touts traditional "farm fats" in French cooking
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Photograph of Tania Teschke ’93 in the kitchen
Nov, 2018
93

Tania Teschke announces the release of her ancestral French cookbook, The Bordeaux Kitchen, a life’s work, about discoveries about health, French gastronomy, and feeding one’s family, accumulated since her days at Brown. She currently lives in Bern, Switzerland. Check out her website at www.bordeauxkitchen.com.

Nov, 2018
93

Wendy Maragh Taylor ’93 writes: “I became the associate dean of the college for student growth and engagement at Vassar College in August after being home with my two children. I was previously the director of the campus life ALANA Center and co-chair of the Engaged Pluralism Initiative at Vassar and will also continue in the latter role. Thanks to the MPC and WPC programs for putting me on this path.”

Nov, 2018
92

Lisa Haley Huff ’92 writes: “I’ve relocated to New York City to join JP Morgan Chase and can’t wait to reconnect with all the alums in the area.”

Nov, 2018
91
Price of U.S. Global Policing
Brown researchers did the math.
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Map of U.S. global military actions
Related classes:
Class of 1991, Class of 2017
Nov, 2018
91
“You Belong”
Making Brown more inclusive for low-and middle-income students
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Money/student access illustration
Related classes:
Class of 1991, Class of 2018
Nov, 2018
90
The Predictor
Theresia Gouw ’90: a long, successful run as a Silicon Valley investor
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Photograph of ​​​​​​​Theresia Gouw ’90 at a table
Nov, 2018
89

Suzy Ort ’89 writes: “I had a great reunion in May with Erika Banks ’89, Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis ’89, and Wendy Walker ’89. We’re all looking forward to our 30th next year but feeling like it absolutely wasn’t that long ago.”

Nov, 2018
89

Dorcas Lind ’89 has been appointed assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. She writes: “After being on the corporate/agency side for much of my career, I am thrilled to be back on the public health side of the equation. I’m also delighted to be using the BrownConnect program and landed our first summer intern from Brown this year. I plan to make it a recurring opportunity.”

Nov, 2018
86
The Genius Series
Ken Biller ’86 tells the life stories of famous masterminds
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Photograph of Ken Biller ’86 with actor Geoffrey Rush (as Albert Einstein) on set
Nov, 2018
86
Politican. Human.
Masterminding “authentic” political ads
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Photograph of Mark Putnam ’86 sitting at his desk
Nov, 2018
86

Michelle Fearon Deering ’86 writes: “My family relocated from New Jersey to North Carolina—love the warmer weather. My recent book, What Mothers Never Tell Their Daughters, debuted April 2018 on Amazon. One chapter makes mention of my freshman year roommate, Bonnie Welch ’86. Since my book launch, I’ve been doing media interviews and speaking tours. Our twin girls are now high school seniors. Just focusing on being a band mom for one and a dance performance ‘Uber driver’ for the other, as well as training for my third Reebok Spartan race.” 

Nov, 2018
85
House Secrets
Twentieth-century history told through the inhabitants of a Prague mansion
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Photograph of Norman Eisen ’85 crossing a street in Washington D.C.
Nov, 2018
85

Chase F. Robinson ’85, currently president of the Graduate Center of the City Univ. of New York (CUNY) and distinguished professor of history, will become the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian. He assumes his new position Dec. 10.

Nov, 2018
85

Caroline Goldberg Igra ’85 announces the publication of Count to a Thousand, a novel about expat life in Israel informed by her own experience. 

Nov, 2018
83

Jerry Weil ’83, ’84 ScM writes: “Nearly two years in the making, my new cookbook, Not Just Desserts: Vegan/Gluten-Free Cooking, is now available on Amazon.”

Related classes:
Class of 1983, GS Class of 1984
Nov, 2018
82

Pamela Tolbert-Bynum Rivers ’82 published a new faculty training manual, Capture My Heart, Educate My Soul: A Training and Reflection Manual for Faculty of Developmental English Students and Faculty Teaching Gatekeeper Courses. It is available on Amazon.com. Steps Beyond Remediation Inc. is her nonprofit, which supports adult students of color and adult students with limited means whose access to and success in college have been hindered by placement into developmental education. Visit www.beyondremediation.org.

Nov, 2018
82

Phil Squattrito ’82 writes: “This fall I began my 30th year as a chemistry professor at Central Michigan University—long enough that I am into my second generation of students. I continue to be active in our faculty union, serving as a negotiator and grievance officer. I’m also still chairing my local Planning Commission.”

Nov, 2018
82

Jeffrey Lesser ’82, ’84 AM has been named the director of the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Research at Emory Univ.

Related classes:
Class of 1982, GS Class of 1984
Nov, 2018
80

Pete Simons ’80 writes: “After having retired from a 30-year career in finance, I am pleased to announce the publication of my new comic novel, The Coyote, a modernization of the tale of Don Quixote. More info can be found on my website: www.PeteSimonsAuthor.com.”

Nov, 2018
80

Ric Kaner ’80 was appointed the Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Materials Innovation at UCLA, where he is a distinguished professor in the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering. Ric is looking forward to a lecture tour of Great Britain as part of the 2018 Centenary Prize, which will be presented to him by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Ric and Sara Dayan Kaner ’82 celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4.

Related classes:
Class of 1980, Class of 1982
Nov, 2018
79
Working Smarter
Operational excellence may not always grab headlines. But when it builds community... we’re all rewarded.
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Nov, 2018
79

Ed Miskevich ’79 and Scott Westerfield ’79 are celebrating their 40th anniversary by taking a long-dreamt-about trip to Tahiti and Mo’orea in November. They also look forward to seeing friends at their 40th class reunion in 2019.

Nov, 2018
78

David Shields ’78’s new work, Nobody Hates Trump More than Trump: An Intervention, appeared on Thought Catalog on Sept. 10.

 

Nov, 2018
76

Jeff Shapiro ’76 writes: “After 36 years as a retail pharmacist, including owning my own pharmacy, as well as managing for Fairview and Walgreens, I accepted a job working for LeafLine Labs, which operates a medicinal cannabis operation in Minnesota. I am the clinical pharmacist at the Hibbing dispensary. Minnesota is one of only four states that utilize pharmacists to determine which products the patients get and currently recognizes 14 medical conditions ranging from seizures to intractable pain, cancer, autism, muscle spasms, Tourette Syndrome, and Crohn’s disease. Minnesota allows oils, liquids, tinctures, and topical creams. In the two years I have been doing this, I have seen patients from three months of age to 94 years of age, and the results have been outstanding.”

Nov, 2018
75

Ben Cassidy ’75 and Saul Kaplan ’75 reconnected in Virginia after many years and were each amazed at how well the other has aged. Ben writes: “We agreed that any bucket list must focus on family and friends—the key to a life well-lived. Our next reunion won’t be as long in the making.”

Nov, 2018
74

Co–vice president for communications Jim Morris ’74 reports: “Reunion is fast approaching and your class officers are busily planning for another successful reunion. More than one out of five of our classmates attended our 2014 reunion, so think of those you want to see and save the dates—May 24–26. As your class officers plan, we invite you to send any input or ideas you have concerning possible activities, speakers, topics, venues, etc.”

Nov, 2018
72

Oliver D. Cromwell ’72 writes that the firm he founded 28 years ago, Bentley Associates L.P., where he continues to serve as president, received two awards in late June. The Assoc. for Corporate Growth named Bentley the Investment Banking Firm of the Year and M&A Advisor selected the firm as the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. Oliver notes that he continues to actively work at the firm.

Nov, 2018
71

Marvin Homonoff ’71 writes: “After 40 years of living in Barrington, Rhode Island, we have moved our northern home to Bristol. Great town, great food, and great views. Winters are spent, for the most part, in Delray Beach, Florida.”

Nov, 2018
70
Walkout Celebration
This year’s Black Alumni Reunion honored the 50th anniversary of a seminal event in Brown history
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Two people greeting each other at the Black Alumni reunion.
Nov, 2018
70

Ann Mannheimer Matthews ’70 writes: “My husband, Randy Matthews, and I are living just north of San Francisco in Marin County. Our two daughters live in San Francisco, and we see them frequently. Randy is working as a chief investment officer. I left my career as a marketing executive for consumer packaged goods to work on my writing and am now a published author. My book, Body of Knowledge: A Novel was published in June under my married name, A.M. Matthews. Body of Knowledge is a science fiction mystery set in the San Francisco biotechnology industry. It is available on Amazon and wherever e-books are sold. It is also available by special order from Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore. You can visit my website, www.ammatthews.com or my book page on Facebook fb.me/BookBodyofKnowledge.”

Nov, 2018
69

Piret K. Virks Congdon ’69 announces the July 7 birth of her granddaughter, Fiona Kensley Congdon. Piret’s husband, James Herbert Congdon, passed away in December 2013.

Nov, 2018
69

Mark Brennan ’69 writes: “A couple years ago I wrote that I had completed 40 years of service as a priest in the archdiocese of Washington, D.C., serving at that time in a large, multicultural parish north of Washington, D.C. Then a funny thing happened on the way to retirement—in December 2016, Pope Francis named me an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. I was ordained a bishop on January 19, 2017, and given a supervisory role in about 60 parishes in three suburban/rural counties and in Hispanic ministry throughout the Archdiocese. This is quite a change at my age, but so far it is going well. God does provide strength for the journey. I pray He will do the same for all my classmates.”

Nov, 2018
69

Eve Barak ’69 writes: “I've been retired for 10+ years and Gene and I have already filled our Florida home with inordinate amounts of stuff. I very much enjoyed re-unioning with the class of  ’68 in May, renewing friendships and acquaintances that had been dormant for 50 years and looking forward to my reunion in May. I'm keeping busy with Hadassah, grandchildren, and traveling.”

Nov, 2018
69

Class secretary Linda Antonucci ’69 writes: “Save the date for the class of 1969’s 50th reunion May 24–26, 2019. If you plan to attend and need a hotel room, please reserve your room now. Hotel rooms in downtown Providence are getting scarce and some hotels are already sold out for that weekend. Dormitory rooms are guaranteed for members of our class, but the cost of those rooms has not yet been determined. The class officers and reunion committee are working diligently to create a memorable event. The following is a preliminary schedule of class events for our 50th reunion and is subject to change. On Friday afternoon we have a reception at the class headquarters followed by a class dinner in the evening. On Saturday we have the Brown and Pembroke breakfasts in the morning, then the class lunch and discussion panel at noon, then the class memorial event and an as-yet-undetermined class event. Sunday morning is the Commencement March and at noon we will meet at Joe Petteruti ’69's house for brunch. You can follow the latest updates on class events by joining our class of 1969 Facebook page, which is open only to members of the class. We will also be updating our class website, which is https://sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/brown-class-of-1969. Call your friends and make sure that they are planning to attend. We look forward to seeing all of you in May of 2019.”

Nov, 2018
67
Fresh Ink
New books by Nathaniel Philbrick '78, Eric Klinenberg '93 and Robin Green '67.
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Nov, 2018
67

Ricker Winsor ’67's new book, Thinking Out Loud, was published on July 4 and is available on Amazon.

Nov, 2018
67

Jane Golin Strom ’67 writes: “Joel and I headed to England in July to celebrate our grandson Joss’s graduation from Sussex University in Brighton.”

Nov, 2018
67

Robin Green ’67 writes: “After a long career, first as a journalist; then as a television writer and producer, most notably on The Sopranos; then creating, with my husband, Mitchell Burgess, my own show, Blue Bloods; I have now written my first book, a memoir titled The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone, published by Little, Brown and Company and available on Amazon. It’s pretty good, I think.” 

Nov, 2018
63

Tom Generous ’63 writes: “I had a terrific time at our 55th and am very proud to be a part of ’63!”

Nov, 2018
61

On Saturday of Commencement Weekend 2018, Beth Burwell Griffiths ’61 organized a mini-reunion/luncheon at the Providence home of Pat and Mel Blake ’61. Beth, Pat, and Mel were joined by Mary and Doug Riggs ’61, Roger and Sandy Mason Barnett ’61, Bobby Lowe ’61, Doug Hackett ’61, and Liz Cochran DeLima ’61. The ’61-ers were joined by Peter Hurley ’61 for the Commencement March on Sunday morning.

Nov, 2018
58

Doe Cotton-Pemstein ’58 writes, “I am living in an elder community in Dedham, Massachusetts. I play the piano frequently in an Alzheimer’s unit, songs of the ’40s and ’50s. Participants often sing every word.” Doe plans to begin playing in other dementia units. She has also written a booklet based on many years of leading a widow/widower support group at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. It’s available online at www.outoftheark.weebly.com.

Nov, 2018
57

John G. R. Wolfe ’57 writes from Anchorage, Alaska: “With wife Margaret in full-time nursing home care, I am getting into downsizing from a too-large house. I have found a new scenic property and now am planning designs for a smaller home to be built in 2019. I am keeping myself busy and off the streets at age 88.”  

Nov, 2018
57

Last April, Augustus A. White III ’57 delivered the commencement address at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Medicine. In June, he received the 2018 Northfield Mount Hermon School Alumni Citation Award. The 2018 annual issue of The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School was dedicated to Gus for his longstanding accomplishments at the school, citing his impact on its orthopaedic residency program. And in August, Gus received the National Medical Association’s 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award for his exceptional work in medical service, medical research, and academic medicine. The Association is committed to promoting and advancing the art and science of medicine for people of African descent.

Nov, 2018
57

Brad Walters ’57 writes: “I was sorry to hear of the passing of Marc McClelland ’57, my freshman roommate. Marc left Brown to enroll in the U.S. Air Force Academy. Where did we meet up some 40 years later? On a cruise line tour bus in Ho Chi Minh City.”

Nov, 2018
57

Maryann Filson Smith ’57 wrote a BAM note to classmates welcoming visiting Brown Christians with introductions to Christian centers near her home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada, and Ron Baker ’57, who was on a business trip to Vancouver, responded, visiting Bowen Island in May. “We enjoyed recalling events of our student and alumni years,” writes Maryann, “while hiking, touring, and sharing our faith journeys and recent activities at our church in British Columbia and Ron’s home town of Port Rowan, Ontario.”

Nov, 2018
57

Dorothy Crews Herzberg ’57 writes: “My new little book, Use Your Voice: Political Poetry and More, is available on Amazon. It contains thought-provoking poems such as ‘One No Trump’ and ‘Trumpitis.’ A new dimension in poetry.”

Nov, 2018
55

Warren Ilchman ’55 writes: “Our 65th reunion is not far off, and suggestions for the event should be sent to class reunion chair Roy McKechnie ’55. In the meantime, figuring that an 85-year-old is not very useful as a volunteer, I use my time mostly to educate myself. I am into my 17th eight-week course at the Metropolitan Museum, this one on American art of the early 19th century. In October I spent a week in Venice learning about Tintoretto on his 500th birthday. At home, I belong to two book groups—one that focuses on classics and another that focuses on contemporary fiction. I also run a book group at my church. The real pleasure, apart from my family, is meeting monthly or so with my classmates Ken Peterson ’55, Joe Blumberg ’55, their wives, and John Monaghan ’55. Usually with museums as a context, we share our events, frailties, and unachieved aspirations. But we all aspire to our 65th in spring 2020.” 

Nov, 2018
55

Reunion chair Roy McKechnie ’55 reports: “Greetings ’55, from Ultima Thule, Utah! In preparation of our next reunion, please look for a pre-event survey coming your way pronto. Please answer its queries and return promptly to the cited address. After much discussion with the powers that be, our request for seating south of Van Wickle during and post our pre-graduation ceremony procession (we’ll be right up front) is a no-go. See the survey for details. But our banner proudly citing military service by our men and women, once considered lost, has been found. It should take pride of place during our downhill march. Finally, I’m operating from a range of some 2,300 miles from the campus and really need onsite help. Volunteers are not only welcome but essential. The survey has details. Meanwhile, blessings to all.”

Nov, 2018
53

Marvin Catler ’53 and his wife, Edith, returned to Brown for his 65th reunion. Marvin writes: “It was made even more significant by the graduation of our grandson, William Nober ’18. It was a great celebration, and we enjoyed meeting the few classmates who returned.”

Related classes:
Class of 1953, Class of 2018
Nov, 2018
44

Isabella Howard Alexander ’44 writes: “I look forward to attending my 75th reunion in May. I was back on campus this past May and had lunch at the Brown Faculty Club with Lillian Carneglia Affleck ’44.”

Sep, 2018
GS
Stanley Falkow PhD ’61
Stanley Falkow PhD ’61 was “one of the great microbe hunters of all time”
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photo of Stanley Falkow PhD ’61
Sep, 2018
GS

Mary O’Neill Hyde ’13 AM (see Gloria Markoff Winston ’48).

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Neil Rajan ’08 ScM-IMEE (see Ryan Heath ’05).

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Edwin Wong ’07 AM has teamed up with Langham Court Theatre to inaugurate a new international playwriting competition. The competition asks for playwrights to create works based on a concept called risk theatre, which he himself established, one that emphasizes chance and uncertainty in tragedy.

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Mark Warford ’90 MAT writes: “I published Reforms and Innovation in Education, a coedited volume that features fresh global perspectives on educational change. I was also featured in Eleanor D. Glor’s Leading-Edge Research in Public Sector Innovation.”

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Jon Dehn ’77 ScM (see John Sheppard ’75).

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Judith Ginsberg ’68 AM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Mel Yoken ’61 MAT was awarded the French Legion of Honor at the home of the Consul General of France. Created in 1802 by Napoleon and administered by the president of France, it is France’s highest governmental honor for “services rendered to France by persons of exceptional merit.” The Consul General’s speech made note of Yoken’s archives of French letters at Brown, among his many qualifications.

 

Sep, 2018
GS

Donald Hook ’61 PhD (see Terence Hook ’80).

 

Sep, 2018
21
Taking It Home
Revisiting Dad’s country to play international soccer
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Photo of Sydney Cummings ’21 playing soccer in her Brown team uniform (number 20)
Sep, 2018
20
Coffee Catch
The java’s free—just hand over your data
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Photo of Shiru Café
Related classes:
Class of 2020, Class of 2019
Sep, 2018
19
Working Vacation
Eight undergrads told us where and how they spent their summer
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Illustration of 8 students in their summer jobs.
Sep, 2018
19
Pot Policy Wonk
Catherine Nacier ’19, ’23 PLME is obsessed with marijuana policy.
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Portrait of Catherine Nacier PLME ’19, ’23 PLME
Sep, 2018
18
Word Man
Alexa, how can I improve my vocabulary? David Markey ’18 has an app for that.
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Illustration of David Markey ’18
Sep, 2018
17
Figure It Out!
A biomedical engineering class addresses real-world problems
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Professors and students simulate a neonatal blood draw
Sep, 2018
15

Lauren Waterbury and Landon Turley ’12 were married on Apr. 28.

 

Related classes:
Class of 2015, Class of 2012
Sep, 2018
14
Syrian Journeys
A debut novel inspired by present-day refugees
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Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar ’14
Related classes:
Class of 2014, Class of 2015
Sep, 2018
14

Kevin Nguyen (see Alan Birnbaum ’71).

 

Related classes:
Class of 2014, Class of 1971
Sep, 2018
13

Caitrin Watson married Bradley Burns on July 7. They met in the summer of 2010 on the Brown campus and now live together in Brooklyn, N.Y. Caitrin graduated from the first cohort of the Brown-RISD dual degree program with an AB in Environmental Studies (Brown) and a B.F.A. in Apparel Design (RISD) and is currently the senior coordinator of fabric systems & sustainability for luxury fashion brand Lafayette 148 New York. Brad rowed all four years onmen’s varsity crew, graduated with an AB in business, entrepreneurship, and organizations, and worked for a Boston consulting group before accepting a position at Google. The two are excited for this next chapter in their lives.

 

Sep, 2018
12

Mary O’Neill Hyde ’13 AM (see Gloria Markoff Winston ’48).

 

Sep, 2018
12

Samantha Horneff wrote the lyrics and co- wrote the book for the new off-Broadway musical Single Rider, in which three Amish girls discover the outside world and themselves at a Pennsylvania amusement park on the first day of their year of Rumspringa. It had its premiere from May 11 to June 17 at the Players Theatre.

 

Sep, 2018
11

Scott Phillips ’11 and Brittany Katz ’12, ’16 MD announce the May 7 birth of their son Jayce Eli Katz Phillips.

 

Sep, 2018
11
New Brews
Ditching an insurance job to craft beer in Nicaragua
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Photo of Greenberg and an associate walking with a forklift that's carrying brewing equipment through San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Sep, 2018
08
Grassroots
Kira Ganga Kieffer ’08 and husband Aaron Eisman ’08 launch YouLobby.org
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Kira Ganga Kieffer ’08 and her husband, Aaron Eisman ’08
Sep, 2018
08
Digital Democracy
Youlobby.org makes engaged citizenship easier.
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Photo of Kira Ganga Kieffer ’08 and Aaron Eisman ’08, at a rally with a sign that says "Healthcare is a Human Right."
Sep, 2018
05

Aaron Kashtan (see Judith Finkelstein Kashtan ’74).

 

Related classes:
Class of 2005, Class of 1974
Sep, 2018
05

Ryan Heath and Nayla Khoury ’06 were married on Apr. 14 in Atlanta, Ga. The two were Brown Outdoor Leadership Training managers from 2005 to 2006. The ceremony was officiated by Robin Rose, former Dean of Student Life and founder of BOLT. Lamya Khoury ’08 was the maid of honor. Freddy C. Dominguez ’04; Brandon Gordon; former BOLT director Tommy Hayes ’98; Ravi Prasad; Neil Rajan ’07, ’08 ScM-IMEE; and Joseph Rivera were groomsmen. Also in attendance were Nikki Allen ’06, Adhi Chittur ’06, Keally DeWitt ’04, Mary Greene ’06, Yael Horovitz ’06, Jessica Johns, Nadia Lambek ’06, Alex Merkler ’06, Ceara O’Leary ’06, Alexis Walker ’06, former BOLT Director Shelley Adriance, and former Director of Residential Experience Natalie Basil. All attendees received a bag of GORP.

 

Sep, 2018
02

Alison Friedman, after 15 years of living in Beijing, has moved to Hong Kong, where she was recruited to be the new artistic director of Performing Arts of the West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the largest arts and cultural development projects in the world right now. She is looking to reconnect with Brown alums in the area.

 

Sep, 2018
02
What Office?
John Krasinski ’02 moves into uncharted territory
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Photo of John Krasinski ’02
Sep, 2018
01
Learning How to Learn
New Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 shares his insights
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Brown's Dean of the College
Sep, 2018
00
Cooking
The new app “Issa’s Edible Adventures” teaches kids about more than cooking.
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Screengrab of “Issa’s Edible Adventures” app
Sep, 2018
00
Kids Cooking
A free app for kids offers recipes and adventures
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Image of a screen capture from the app: illustrations of plates and food related items.
Sep, 2018
99
No Place Like Home
A new memoir explores a personal search for belonging
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Photo of Alex Wagner ’99
Sep, 2018
98

Neil Roberts’s book A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass was published by the University Press of Kentucky on June 29. Additional information is available at kentuckypress.com.

 

Sep, 2018
98

Tommy Hayes (see Ryan Heath ’05).

 

Related classes:
Class of 1998, Class of 2005
Sep, 2018
96

Rebecca Hart has released a new recording of her music, “The Magician’s Daughter,” available at rebeccahart.bandcamp.com. She writes: “During this process I also went back to school and got an MFA from NYU’s graduate musical theatre writing program. It was transformative and brought back great memories of making music and theatre at Brown.”

 

Sep, 2018
95

Brian Jones successfully defended his PhD thesis in urban education at the Graduate Center of City Univ. of New York. His research, now in preparation as a book manuscript, is on the explosive 1960s Tuskegee student movement. Brian was a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research library of the New York Public Library, where he is staying on as Associate Director of Education.

 

Sep, 2018
94

Greg Smithsimon writes: “My most recent book, Cause… And How It Doesn’t Always Equal Effect, was published by Melville House Press. I draw on my own field of sociology and other parts of the social sciences to offer unexpected answers to pressing questions; What works in the fight against terrorism? Why did the pregnancy crisis end? And was Ronald Reagan bad for your health?” This is his third book.

 

Sep, 2018
92

Grant Johnson writes: “NYC Office Suites has expanded from four to six midtown locations. We are now one of the largest commercial tenants in the city.” Grant lives in Greenwich, Conn., with wife Elle and daughter Henley, whose godfather is Christian Albert ’91. He enjoys visiting Los Angeles frequently to see his twin brother, Brett Johnson.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1992, Class of 1991
Sep, 2018
91

Horace Jen writes that, after a year at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, he is now back in Washington, D.C., and regularly attends functions sponsored by the Brown Club of D.C. He and fellow ’91 classmates Henry Chu (in Taipei), Eric Banson (in Hong Kong), and Manish Jain (in India), aka the “Brown Pacific Boys” (BPBs), are planning an event to celebrate their half-century mark, and they would love to hear from fellow BPBs and other alums who will also celebrate their “big five-o.”

Sep, 2018
91
Tomorrow’s Citizens
Scott Warren ’09 started a nationwide program that teaches students civics via local involvement.
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Aaron Cooper ’21 running a workshop
Sep, 2018
88
Two Reunions in One
Scott Poulson-Bryant started Brown ’88 and finished ’08
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Scott Poulson-Bryant with Brown ’08 buds Dobbs Hogoboom, Beau Gaitors, and Mackenzie Staffier
Sep, 2018
87

Mark Rogers, Dominique Shelton ’88, and Michael Zuraw ’84 gathered for a photo during a conference on compliance and ethics, privacy, risk management, and corporate social responsibility in Velké Karlovice, Czech Republic, in April. Michael Zuraw directs the global enterprise risk management function for ON Semiconductor, Mark Rogers is a senior vice president at ON Semiconductor in the law department, and Dominique Shelton is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, advising clients on privacy and cybersecurity.

 

Sep, 2018
87
Roots and Rites
Conceptual choreographer Edisa Weeks ’87
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Photo of Edisa Weeks ’87
Sep, 2018
84

Jodi Levine Avergun (see Jerry Levine ’58).

 

Related classes:
Class of 1984, Class of 1958
Sep, 2018
83

Eric Dolin’s newest book, Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates, was published on Sept. 18, 2018, by Liveright (an imprint of W. W. Norton) and is reviewed  in this issue of Fresh Ink section, pg. 49. He will be giving book talks through out New England and beyond. You can find where he will be speaking at his website, www.ericjaydolin.com. He writes: “If you are in the area, please come by and say hello. This year, my wife, Jennifer, and I become empty-nesters, with our second child heading off to college.”

Sep, 2018
82

Pamela Kripke has published a memoir, Girl Without a Zip Code, an exploration of home, motherhood and the passing of time.

 

Sep, 2018
81
Crossing the Political Divide
Americans are more divided than ever. Can we reclaim middle ground?
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Illustration of a talking profile and word bubble
Sep, 2018
80

James A. Warren published his newest book, God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians Against the Puritans of New England, in June. James is a freelance writer, a former visiting scholar at Brown, and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast.
 

 

Sep, 2018
80

Terence Hook, son of Donald Hook ’61 PhD, has retired after 38 years as an electrical engineer at IBM. He is so far actively embracing the post-employment life, enjoying skiing, golfing, riding his horse, and running his small farm in northern Vermont, along with his wife of 35 years, Andrea Salvatore Hook. Daughters Catherine and Elizabeth are currently eschewing the rural life and are ensconced in Manhattan and Portland, Me., respectively, both of which he finds good places to visit.

 

Sep, 2018
80

Laurel Greenberg, Tina Crenshaw, Ellen Comley, and Holly Cahow Lasagna reunited in festive style in Charlotte, N.C., in June to celebrate 40 years of friendship. Eschewing a European vacation, they opted for a food-and-drink escapade around Charlotte’s lesser-known hot spots and partied like it was 1979.

 

Sep, 2018
80
Rights Now
Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards ’80 says there’s never been a better time to fight for change.
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portrait of Cecile Richards
Related classes:
Class of 1980, Class of 1987
Sep, 2018
79

Marc and Marcia Band McReynolds celebrated their 40th anniversary in April with four days of hiking and kayaking in Southern California. Marc writes: “Looking forward to our next ‘40th’ in May 2019 in Providence.”

 

Sep, 2018
77

Jan Zlotnick writes: “I don’t for a moment take for granted the good times that continue to be shared in the New York area with Ed Annunziato, Rich Hand, Rich Rosenbaum, and Mike Wallace , and, on the phone or when they visit, Tim Clapp and Mike Sherman. I live in West Caldwell, N.J., and am based in Manhattan. I’m a branding and creative consultant, busy particularly with tech companies, showing them how to grow their value by telling their human stories often smothered under all that data-speak. My own story is on my site: http://www.janzlotnick.com.”

 

Sep, 2018
76
In the news

DEBRA LEE ’76, as Deadline.com reports, has announced her departure as chair and CEO of BET Networks, where she began in 1986 as their first general counsel. Her supervision led to the creation of BET Her, the first television network designed specifically for African-American women, and BET.com, as well as such records as the most-watched sitcom premiere (“The Game”) and highest-rated biopic (“The New Edition Story”) in cable history. She plans to continue her work to advance the rights of women and people of color with organizations like Time’s Up and the Recording Academy Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

 

Sep, 2018
76

Maria Defino Whitsett writes: “After 36 years in educational research, administration, and policy analysis, I retired in June 2017 to spend time relaxing, traveling, and pursuing the making of a perfect baguette. My husband doesn’t mind eating all of my practice runs.”

Sep, 2018
76

Paul Koza writes: “I caught up with Mike Bernert and his wife, Joan, and Richard Gamble ’74 and his wife, Kathy, in Florida on vacation... Great to see Brown alums in the Keys.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1976, Class of 1974
Sep, 2018
76
Weather Warrior
Dispatches from the front lines of climate-change adaptation
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Photo of Joel Scheraga, with wetlands in the background.
Sep, 2018
76
Meet the New Meat
David Lipman ’76 has created a plant-based burger to satisfy carnivores
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Photo of David Lipman ’76 in front of the bar at a restaurant
Sep, 2018
75
Fresh Ink
New books by Eric Jay Dolin '83, Dawn Raffel '79 and Alan Stern '75 & David Grinspoon '82
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books spines cropped
Sep, 2018
75

John Sheppard ’78 MD, Jon Dehn ’77 ScM, Solomon Picciotto, and Rich Radice ’76 reunited for a benefit rock concert in Cape Charles, Va., on July 14 to raise awareness for organ donation and target research funding for the Eye Bank Association of America.

Sep, 2018
75

Bruce Riedel’s book Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR was published in November 2017. He is the director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution.

 

Sep, 2018
74

Judith Finkelstein Kashtan writes: “Our son, Aaron Kashtan ’05, continues his lifelong passion for comic books. His first book was published by Ohio University Press: Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future (Studies in Comics and Cartoons). He is currently teaching at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1974, Class of 2005
Sep, 2018
74

Carol Norris Brown reports that plans are underway for a wonderful reunion next spring. She writes: “Save the dates for a return to Providence on May 24–26, 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you there.”
 

 

Sep, 2018
73
Robert A. Reichley
A farewell to the former BAM editor and "perfect PR man."
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Bob Reichley surrounded by journalists
Related classes:
Class of 1973, Class of 1977
Sep, 2018
71

Bonnie Chock Burke writes: “After 35 years, I retired from public school counseling, mostly in the state of Hawaii. I’ve been retired now for five years. I stay active traveling and continue to sing with the Hawaii Opera Theatre Chorus—been singing with this organization since 1992.”

Sep, 2018
71

Alan Birnbaum writes: “‘Brown...cold winters.’ That was an odd but true phrase to hear in the doctors’ lounge of St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, where I have been active staff since 1979 and currently serve as the chairman of the neurology division and medical director of the stroke program, not to mention now teaching our very first class of internal medicine residents. I turned around and saw a very young doctor in green scrubs, not one of our own residents, but house staff from a cooperating local hospital, Valley Children’s Hospital, where my late mother, a pediatrician, had practiced for a quarter century. And with that, I met Kevin Nguyen ’14, who had just completed four years of medical school at UC Davis, and had come for his opening pediatrics rotation in our hospital’s nursery.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1971, Class of 2014
Sep, 2018
70

Michael Toothman writes: “I stopped by to visit campus in March. It was my first time back in several years, and I hated to learn that the Newport Creamery closed several years ago. My seventh grandchild is due in September; life is good. I finished an expert witness assignment in Australia and added a vacation week in Tasmania afterwards. I am also still speaking frequently on structural professionalism issues.”

 

Sep, 2018
69

Linda Antonucci writes: “Save the date: the class of 1969’s 50th reunion will be May 24–26, 2019. If you plan to attend and need a hotel room, please reserve your room now. Hotel rooms in downtown Providence are getting scarce. The class reunion committee is planning some spectacular events. You can follow the latest updates on class events by joining our class of 1969 Facebook page, which is open only to members of the class. We will also be updating our class website, which is https://sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/brown-class-of-1969. We look forward to seeing you in May 2019.”

 

Sep, 2018
68
Swab for the Future
Dr. Karen Bell ’68, ’70 MMSc swabs for Alzheimer's research
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Photo of Lisha Cole ’83 swabbed
Sep, 2018
68
On the Neural Frontier
Mapping the body’s most complex organ in surprising new ways.
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Brain science illo showing nervous system, dna marker, and a fly
Sep, 2018
68

Class secretary Sally Kusnitz Horn reports: “Thirty-six members of our Pembroke class met in Newport, R.I., for a mini-reunion just before our big 50th reunion in Providence. Kudos to Binnie Ravitch, Gay Parrish, and Ginger Heinbockel Ignatoff for organizing.
Calling all class of 1968 Pembrokers—For the last 25 years, an ever-expanding (by word of mouth) group of Pembrokers from the class of 1968 have been meeting three times a year (mostly in New York) and communicating, first by snail mail and, with the advent of email, via email. Because the group, first convened by Judith Ginsberg ’68 AM and Binnie Ravitch, had its genesis in New York, it’s called the Big Apple Orchard Club Pembroke 68 (Binnie blames her dyslexia for dubbing it BOACP68 – but the moniker has stuck). It’s been a source of friendship over the years for both those in New York and elsewhere. While the group has grown over the years by word of mouth, that’s no longer good enough. So, if you are part of the Pembroke class of 1968 and would like to join and share in the sisterhood, please contact Ginger Heinbockel lgnatoff

Sep, 2018
65

James Schreiber was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

 

Sep, 2018
65

Richard Hyman writes: “After an almost 50-year city planning career, ranging from commissioner of planning and community development in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to housing director for WestHELP, to planning consultant, I was recently appointed chairman of the Westchester County Planning Board. I look forward to using my education and experience on important planning issues in Westchester.”

 

Sep, 2018
64

David Schmottlach writes: “I’m finally retired at 75 and growing Chardonnay grapes in Temecula, California, north of San Diego.”

Sep, 2018
64

J. Michael Jupin writes: “Barbara and I walked 50 miles of the Camino de Santiago in May and, tired of the cold Columbus, Ohio winters, planned our final move to Albuquerque.”

 

Sep, 2018
64

Bruce Bean writes: “After practicing corporate law in New York City, Los Angeles, and Moscow, and then teaching for 14 years at the Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, we are moving to the Philadelphia area. I plan to continue teaching corporate law, and mergers & acquisitions, at Michigan State and maintaining my interest in Russian matters. I have returned from giving two presentations in Germany, one on corruption at FIFA and the other on the impact of U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream II, the latest gas pipeline in Europe.”

 

Sep, 2018
63

Webmaster George Bryant reports: “Over the weekend, 72 alumni and spouses came to campus to celebrate our 55th reunion. The weekend began with a Friday night dinner at the University Club and recognition of the class of 1963’s gift. The night’s entertainment included Tom Generous on the ukulele and Marty Lawyer, our perpetual cheerleader, singing Brown songs and other touching numbers. We then proceeded to the campus dance to dance the night away. On Saturday, we lunched at the Hope Club, where we elected our new officers and presented a gavel to our outstanding president of the last 10 years, Glenn Cashion. Our new class officers are: President Barbara Smith Langworthy, Vice President Bill Silverman, Secretary Marty McCauley Anderson, Treasurer Fred Parker, 60th Reunion Cochairs Mary Lou Clark Levine and Glenn Cashion, and Webmaster George Bryant. Jose Flores ’18, the recipient of our Class Scholarship for the last four years, also addressed the class. This was followed by a tour of the RISD Museum, arranged by Jim Seed. We returned to the Hope Club for dinner and entertainment by the Higher Keys, an excellent Brown coed a capella group. Professor Barrett Hazeltine also was honored and spoke to the group. After our march down College Hill on Sunday, we went on to Bailey’s Beach Club in Newport hosted by Dayton Carr, a spectacular event to close a wonderful weekend. On Friday noon, a group of 19 Pembrokers and three brave husbands gathered at the University Club for lunch. Barbara Langworthy spoke to the group about the special values that Pembroke instilled in us that made such an event a homecoming for old friends. We were also treated to a talk and discussion with Gail Cohee, the director of the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and an associate dean and adjunct faculty member in Gender and Sexuality Studies. What an exchange, discussing women’s issues now and 55 years ago.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1963, Class of 2018
Sep, 2018
62

Judy Hexter Riskind writes: “I had lunch with four old Pembroke classmates: Dale Burg, Roz Jacobs Koskoff, Val Brenhouse Mace, and Jane Halperin Willis. Lots of laughs and so much fun.”

Sep, 2018
61

Elizabeth Diggs writes: “My new play, Grant and Twain, is being performed at Performance Spaces for the Twenty-First Century (PS21) theatre in Chatham, N.Y. Performances are Sept. 27–30. The play has been in development for five years. It is not a documentary, but it is true to the history when Ulysses S. Grant was bankrupted in a famous swindle Ponzi scheme and had to write his memoirs to save his honor and his family. His admirer, Mark Twain, determined to publish the book himself and make it the biggest bestseller in American history. Grant wrote in a race against death.”

 

Sep, 2018
60
William Simmons ’60
“One of the most distinguished scholars of Native New England”
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photo of William Simmons ’60
Sep, 2018
59

Sandra Giles Perrault writes: “Some former Sharpe House girls have stayed in touch for over 60 years and get together periodically. Those who live in Massachusetts—Johanne Bennett Morrison, Pat Pennal MacKenzie, Judith Lister Yelle, and me—gather throughout the year to celebrate our respective birthdays. We have also traveled extensively together since 1994. Twice a year we visit with Joan Wallace Hawkinson and her husband, Don ’58, when they come to Maine from Minneapolis. We also stay in touch with Anne Crook-all Hockenos (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Jan Yeutter Shapiro (Rochester, N.Y.). Judy Yelle moved into assisted living after the death of her husband, Lou. Pat MacKenzie and her husband, Don MacKenzie ’57, sold their home in Acton and moved to Concord. We are all looking forward to our 60th reunion next year.”

 

Sep, 2018
59

Michael S. Davidson and Mary Wickens (Wheaton ’65) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Michael, despite having turned 80 in June, has undertaken the role of president of Morningside Retirement and Health Services, Inc. He and Mary still live in New York City, near Columbia. He writes: “We delighted in the recent birth of our fifth grandchild in February. Would love to hear from Brown friends.”

Sep, 2018
58

Class secretary Jill Hirst Scobie reports: “Our 60th reunion began with a cocktail party at the Faculty Club, followed by dinner. Professor Martha Sharp Joukowsky gave a timely and fascinating talk about United States and Turkish relations and the implications for NATO. This was followed by a tribute to the late Gerry Alaimo. For the intrepid, Campus Dance; for others, camaraderie or bed. Saturday morning, the all-class memorial service at Sayles, forums throughout the morning as well as a chance to hear President Paxson. Saturday afternoon, Brown and Pembroke luncheons under the same tent followed by a class panel discussion: Jim Furlong on U.S. newspapers’ fight for survival, Bill Jesdale on secondary education, Mike Trotter on what’s to become of the legal profession, Jill Hirst Scobie on the women’s movement (sorry, Jane Bertram Miluski, there should have been time for you). This followed by a dinner in a tent adjacent to the new engineering building followed by class awards. Again, for the energetic, Waterfire in downtown Providence. Sunday morning: the unforgettable and unmissable march down the hill. Then a ‘winding down’ event at the concluding luncheon at the Acoaxet Club in Westport, Mass. Special thanks to Jim Moody and Sandy McFarland Taylor, our copresidents, for all their organizing efforts as well as our terrific Alumni Office staff person, Maren Nelson. A job well done by all. A further thanks to Stan Dobson, Jim Furlong, Jane Bertram Miluski, and Bob Wood for all their work and efforts as well.”

 

Sep, 2018
57

Judith Krasnoff Perlow writes: “I am happy to report that I’m still walking the earth and enjoying movies, live theater, opera, symphony concerts, and eating out. I have been retired for some years now from the University of Tampa, where I was a counselor in the adult learners’ program, a job I loved. Since then I have belonged to several book groups and still attend one regularly. At 83, I am hardly lithe, but I do go faithfully to a fitness class three mornings a week and walk two miles when the weather permits, so not in the summer. I am in the process of checking out independent/assisted living facilities in Massachusetts, since both my daughters live in the greater Boston area.”

Sep, 2018
57

Dorothy Crews Herzberg writes: “My book, Use Your Voice: Political Poetry and More, is available on Amazon. It contains poems such as ‘One No Trump,’ ‘Sanctuary Stomp,’ ‘What It Means to be a PCV,’ and much more. Thought-provoking.”

 

Sep, 2018
55

John Strong Jr. writes: “I’m still playing tennis and golf and working in a local soup kitchen. Also, I still travel to New York City for ballet and Philharmonic and to the Staller Center at Stony Brook University for student orchestra and the MetLive.”

Sep, 2018
54

Martin Kantor’s book Passive-Aggression: Understanding the Sufferer, Helping the Victim was published in October 2017 by Praeger.

 

Sep, 2018
50

Roy Anderson writes: “Nine stalwart folk attended the class of 1950 mini-reunion on May 24 at the Faculty Club for lunch and much banter. Jill Stange of Alumni Relations arranged the gathering, and Paul Lipsitt was the genial host. We were saddened to learn that copresident Bruce Chick passed away in March, but his wife, Carolyn Decatur Chick, graced our table. Other classmates attending the reminiscence of one of the largest classes in Brown history included: Pauline Longo Denning, Temple Fawcett, Bill Mayer, Don McLellan, and Rita Caslowitz Michaelson. Greetings and regrets were sent by several other classmates who, because of distance or health issues, could not be present. They included Gene Ahearn, Celine Chabot-Hall, Dorothy Smith Curtis, Allan Dougherty, Robert D. Hall Jr., John B. Leeming, Donald McLellan, Haven H. Newton, Fletcher Ward, and J. McNally, who wrote: ‘I still proudly wear my class of ’50 college ring that, after 68 years, is polished smooth from wear.’ All were optimistically looking forward to 2020 for a spectacular 70th.”

 

Sep, 2018
49

Morris Schwartz’s granddaughter, Adeline Schwartz, joined the class of 2022. Other alumni family members are Abraham Schwartz ’41, Elaine Revkin Rakatansky ’65, Barbara Revkin ’70, and Rebecca Haumann ’13.

 

Sep, 2018
49

Class secretary Harold Gadon reports: “Please mark your calendars for the class of 1949’s 70th reunion in 2019. Your very enthusiastic class board members are already planning for this momentous occasion. In fact, our class leaders met on May 16. Our president, Mars Bishop, generously arranged a luncheon for 16 classmates and their significant others at the Squantum Association. Class members who attended this year’s gathering were Mars Bishop, president; Alan Flink, vice president; Hal Gadon, secretary/treasurer; Sumner Alpert, and board members Robert Galkin, Ted Low, Ken Nanian, and Gerrit Sanford.”

 

Sep, 2018
48

Class copresident Gloria Markoff Winston reports: “The Pembroke class of 1948 is still basking in the glow of our 70th reunion. Despite the fact that only a few of us could attend, it was an opportunity for many more to reconnect. Class officers Barbara Oberhard Epstein, Betty Montali McKenzie, and I spent countless hours on the phone calling classmates prior to reunion weekend. Unfortunately, many could not physically make the trip, but the phone conversations provided each of them with the opportunity to be connected in spirit. In addition to the wonderful phone calls, we sent classmates a letter requesting that they send back news about their lives, which we all enjoyed reading. Those in attendance were Ginnie Callas, Barbara Kent Elliott, Jean Roberston Finn, and me. A highlight of the weekend was that we enjoyed the company of one of our former Helena Hope Gammel Pembroke 1948 Scholarship recipients, Mary O’Neill Hyde ’12, ’13 AM. Mary came from her home in Massachusetts to join us for lunch. Mary is an Irish immigrant, who after having four children, attended Brown as a returning undergraduate (RUE) student. She served as a RUE counselor and mentor while at Brown. She completed her baccalaureate degree in history and went on to earn a master’s in comparative political studies. The weekend was jam-packed with events, lectures, concerts, and dinners at the Hope Club, all culminating in the procession through the Van Wickle Gates and down College Hill. I was the class marshal. Thousands of degree candidates, faculty, and honorees lined either side of the street. People whistled and cheered and applauded, and the band played as alumni passed through the crowd, with our class very near the front.”

 

Sep, 2018
44

Shirley Hope Reeves writes: “It is hard to believe that it will be my 75th class reunion at Brown next year. This year I have joined the many Brown graduates who have become successful in businesses around the world. My caregiver and I have turned our brand-new house into a bed and breakfast located on the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck, Michigan. My role is to quiet and entertain the guests. My caregiver (who is a famous certified chef) takes care of the breakfast, as well as the cocktail hour. We both love our new occupations. To all Brown alumni, relatives, and friends: our welcome mat is always out for you. Look us up on the Internet: Taste on the Lakeshore, Airbnb—we love to show off.”

 

Aug, 2018
11
Danger Zone
Alexandra Ulmer ’11: The reporting life in Venezuela
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Aug, 2018
81
Trying to Make Meaning
The 10th novel from Meg Wolitzer ’81 is her most political yet.
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Jul, 2018
MD

Richard Ellenbogen ’83 MD (see ’80).

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Junarm Choi ’03 ScM (see Grace Cheung ’04).
 

 

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