The Classes

Brown students doing the Snake Dance on Class Day, 1902

Back off, Bunny Hop At Camp Bruno in the early 1900s, the first day of the spring term was celebrated by  the snake dance, a serpentine line of seniors in caps and gowns—hold the hop. “This term is the time for many seniors to make their work as light as possible and to thoroughly enjoy the remainder of their course,” the Brown Daily Herald said in 1902, when this photograph was taken. Spring Day exercises endured in various forms into the 1960s, often incorporating a note of humor, from witty speeches to “mascots” that referred to class jokes.

Lunch truck revisited We’d like to thank Philip Lu ’72 and Mark Lacedonia ’73, who both identified the student standing at a snowy Papa’s Lunch Truck in last issue’s archival photo. It was Mike Dick ’73, who sadly passed away in June 2016 after a career in politics and law. “Mike was a classmate and also a very good friend,” writes Lacedonia. The year, he adds, would have been 1969 or 1970. The tradition: The time-honored seeking of pizza for a freshman study session.

Mar, 2019
GS 88

Kang Sun ’88 PhD is working on his third company in renewable energy. He is currently CEO of Amprius Inc, a high energy density lithium ion battery developer and manufacturer based on silicon anode technology. His solar battery company, JA Solar, launched an IPO on NASDAQ in 2007 and his solar tracking system company, RayTracker, was acquired by First Solar Inc in 2011.

 

Mar, 2019
GS 65

Arthur S. Reber ’65 AM, ’67 PhD writes: “My most recent book, The First Minds: Caterpillars, Karyotes, and Consciousness was published in November by Oxford University Press. The thesis of the volume is a radical one: namely that consciousness and sentience first appeared along with the very first life forms, the prokaryotes. Yes, bacteria have (very tiny) minds. Just as all other species evolved from these primitive beginnings, so did all forms of mental life. I retired from Brooklyn College and the Grad Center of CUNY in 2005. Rhiannon Allen and I live in Point Roberts, Washington, just a stone’s throw from Vancouver, British Columbia. We both have courtesy appointments in the psychology department at the University of British Columbia, which completes a life-circle as my first academic job was at UBC.”

 

Mar, 2019
1

Brown physics professor and codirector of Brown’s Presidential Scholars Program, Stephon Alexander ’95 ScM, ’97 ScM, ’00 PhD, has been elected president of the National Society of Black Physicists. His research work focuses on the interface between cosmology and particle physics.

Related classes:
GS Class of 1995, FAC
Mar, 2019
1

Christopher Pugliese ’95 AM completed his EdD in Educational Leadership from Neumann Univ. in Aston, Pa. The title of his dissertation was The Study of the Influence of Bidirectional Teacher-Student Relationships on Teacher Wellbeing. Chris looks forward to implementing the findings in order to improve relationships and wellbeing in schools.

Mar, 2019
22
A Freshman Oscar
Charlotte Silverman ’22, for Period. End of Sentence.
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portrait of Charlotte Silverman '22
Mar, 2019
21
Speed Queen
Sophomore Sydney McKee takes the wheel
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detail showing McKee's initials on her car
Mar, 2019
19
Ice Hockey, Played Badly
Noah Cowan ’19
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Noah's skates
Mar, 2019
16

Elina Pliakos writes: “I started medical school in Chicago. Since my sophomore year of college I had been working with Dr. Mylonakis, who is the chief of infectious disease at Rhode Island Hospital. I have co-authored several papers with him. Last year we published three cost-effectiveness studies on which I am first author. The last one got approved by the journal Chest; it discusses how using corticosteroids in addition to antibiotics for the treatment of pneumonia can result in significant savings for U.S. hospitals. The other two cover rapid diagnostics for sepsis and antimicrobial locks for infection prevention and were published in 2017 in Clinical Microbiology Reviews and Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Mar, 2019
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Nate Wardwell married Jared Misner in November. Adam Katz officiated, while Joshua Linden and Timothy Parsons ’15 ScM were groomsmen. Also in attendance were Brook Achterhof ’15; Duane Barksdale ’17 Jeffrey Baum ’15; Natalie Diacovo; Drew Hansen ’15; Margaret Hanson; Dara Illowsky; Ryan Joudeh ’16, ’17 AM; Raghava Kamalesh; Russyan Mabeza ’15; Noah Prestwich; Derek Shay ’16; and Ben Simon ’11,’12 ScM.

 


Nate Wardwell ’14 wedding photo
Mar, 2019
14

Ivy Alphonse-Leja and Jared Crean ’13 were married in November in Boston. The couple was thrilled to have several Brown grads in attendance at their wedding.

 


Ivy Alphonse-Leja ’14 wedding photo
Related classes:
Class of 2014, Class of 2013
Mar, 2019
14

Our 5th reunion is, unbelievably, happening in a few months, May 24-26. The reunion kicks off on Friday night during the opening reception at Alumnae Hall, and then on to Campus Dance. The next morning, you can meet up with friends on Thayer Street or at Field Day and see some impressive talks at the alumni forums. On Saturday night, we’ll meet at #Party at the Ratty as a throwback to our Senior Week #Fratty in the Ratty. Sunday will be the time for the procession honoring the Class of 2019. To keep up-to-date on our class events throughout the weekend, log in to Brunonia and update your profile with your latest contact information.

 

Mar, 2019
12
In the news

The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 featuring the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game changers of the year in 20 different industries included: Claire DeBoer ’12, partner of New York City’s King Restaurant; Trang Duong ’18, cofounder of Penta; Amelia Friedman ’14, cofounder of Hatch Apps; Dakota Gruener ’11, executive director of ID2020; Ross Harrow ’11, cofounder of Flour Shop; Jessica Liu ’13, engineering manager at Figma; Melanie Masarin ’12, head of retail and offline experiences at Glossier; Alex Morse ’11, mayor of Holyoke, Mass.; Viet Nguyen ’17, cofounder of EdMobilizer; and Alexander Salter ’12, an MD-PhD candidate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who is studying T-cells.

Mar, 2019
09

It is time to start thinking about our 10th reunion coming up on May 24-26.  The celebrations will kick off on Friday night during the opening reception at Alumnae Hall. We will roll out from there to Campus Dance to reconnect and dance, dance, dance the night away.  There is plenty of time on Saturday to rendezvous on Thayer Street, join in the games at Field Day and take in some alumni forums. Saturday night the DJs Alex Werth ’09 and Alicia Maule ’11 will get you moving at the ‘Best I Ever Had’ 10th Reunion Throwback Party. The weekend won’t be complete without the procession honoring the Class of 2019 and our fellow alumni on Sunday morning. Be sure to log in to Brunonia and update your profile with your latest contact information so that you don’t miss out on our class communications.

Mar, 2019
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Kathleen Lavery and Lucas Renick were married on Aug. 18 in Greenwich, Conn. The bride and groom met during their senior year. The wedding party included matron of honor Wesley Royce, Lauren Falkoff Eggert, Jacquelyn Rudis MacDonald, Jamil McClintock, and Emily Anderson Press. The bride’s brother, Michael Lavery ’02, did a reading at the ceremony. The wedding brought together many friends, including David and Kathryn Bannon Hearington, Deshaun Mars ’09 AM, Jasmine Plummer, Ari Press, and Paul Raymond. Kathleen writes: “It was a joyful celebration filled with love, laughter, and dancing to many Fish Co classics, until we sailed away into the night.”
 


Kathleen Lavery ’08 wedding photo
Mar, 2019
08
The Art of Display
Brown’s extensive collections give an art history PhD student the opportunity to put curation theory into practice.
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Danny Lyon chats on stage with Allison Pappas ’08
Mar, 2019
07

Almaz Dessie ’11 MD married Michael Moffat on Oct. 7 at the Belle Isle Boat House in Detroit, Mich. Their friend Kira Neel ’05,’19 MD officiated the ceremony. Almaz is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and practices as a pediatric emergency doctor at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Michael is also a physician, practicing as a pediatric hospitalist at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. The couple met in 2012 during their pediatrics residency at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. They have a mutual love of music, global health, and travel. The wedding was a four-day celebration of love, community, and blessings. They honored their Ethiopian and Jewish traditions and surprised their guests with a reunion performance by their band from their residency days in California (Almaz sings lead and Mike plays guitar). Members of Almaz’s former dance company at Brown, New Works/World Traditions, also surprised them with a West African dance performance at the reception. In attendance were Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Michelle Bach-Coulibaly; Elizabeth Anto ’06, ’11 MD; Tarik Asmerom ’05; Praveen Basaviah ’05; Nora Blackall ’08; Alykhan Boolani ’06; Mark Brown II ’09; Jalle Dafa; Vanessa Danziger ’11; Sheila Desai ’05; Sybil Dessie ’04, ’08 MD; Chris Erway ’06 AM, ’11 PhD; Sushil Jacob ’05; Jazzmen Johnson’15 AM; Jori Ketten ’02; Kira Neel ’05, ’19 MD; Meghan O’Brien ’06; Ethan Philbrick ’08; Micah Salkind ’06, ’10 AM,’16 PhD; Sophie Shackleton ’09; Daniel Sobol ’09; Matthew Soursourian ’08; Ida Specker ’09; Alexx Temeña ’16; Nicole Thompson ’08;  Monica Tilly ’11 MD; Jessica Vosburgh; Chantel Whittle ’12; Kenya Wright ’15; Ali John Zarrabi ’06, ’12 MD; and Leonora Zoninsein ’08.


Almaz Dessie ’07 wedding photo
Mar, 2019
04
The Cartoonist
Enlivening investment banking reports
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Mar, 2019
04

It’s been 15 years since we exited the Van Winkle Gates. Now’s the time to start reconnecting with your ’04 classmates! Our 15th Reunion commences on May 24th, So please make your arrangements to travel east, west, south, or north! Kicking off with “Friday Night Lights” party in Alumnae Hall. Then we will migrate to Campus Dance shortly after nightfall. Saturday brings a host of activities throughout the day; Alumni Forums, President’s Reception, and Field Day soiree. Attend one, attend all, the schedule is yours to create, so you can make time to meet up with and your dorm, lab, or teammate! Our evening will end with a Sweet Fifteen celebration, where you can dance to  ’80s tunes with your favorite libation! Sunday starts early to honor the Class of 2019, don’t forget to gather for the procession on the Main Green! Please log in to Brunonia and update your profile. See you in four months, in May, on College Hill with a smile! Reunion Questions? email classof2004@alumni.brown.edu

 

Mar, 2019
02
Pathology Breakthrough?
Betting on AI to revolutionize how we detect and treat serious disease
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Mar, 2019
02

David Salguero and Alison Carroll were married on Sept. 22 at St. Francis Winery in Sonoma Valley, Calif. In attendance were more than a dozen Brown alumni from different years, including David’s sister Rachel Salguero Kowalsky ’97 and groomsman Kevin Smith. The couple met at a London Business School alumni event in 2016 and now live in Palo Alto, Calif.

Related classes:
Class of 2002, Class of 1997
Mar, 2019
01

Jabberwocks Alumni Association President James Rich writes: “Calling All Jabberwocks Alumni—The 70th reunion of the Jabberwocks will be held on campus at Brown over commencement weekend, May 24-26. Don’t miss this next quinquennial opportunity to join Jabberwocks alumni spanning seven decades in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the group’s founding in 1949. There will be plenty of merriment, food, and drink, and of course singing over two splendid days on campus.”
 

Mar, 2019
00
In the news

Circe by Madeline Miller ’00, ’01 AM and My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh ’11 MFA were listed as 2 of the 12 New York Times 2018 Best Book Covers.

Mar, 2019
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Join the class of 1999 for our 20th reunion this year. We will have class specific events on 5/24 and 5/25. Join our class prior to campus dance on 5/24 for cocktails and hearty hors d’oeuvres.  We will also have a class dinner on 5/25. We hope to see you there. Please contact any of the class officers with questions or see our Facebook page.  
 

Mar, 2019
98

Carter E. Graham is dean of curriculum and students for the middle school at Marin Primary and Middle School.

Mar, 2019
94
A New Reality
The latest novel by Leni Zumas ’94 imagines the impact of restricted reproductive rights
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Mar, 2019
94

Darcy Leach writes: “After getting a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2006 and teaching in the sociology department at Boston College from 2006 to 2009, I began a tenure track as assistant professor at Bradley University in 2009 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2015. I was recently elected chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Social Work.”
 

Mar, 2019
94

Tom Atwood’s second photography book, Kings & Queens in Their Castles, won first place in the book category of the International Photography Awards, as well as an award at the Lucie Awards.

Mar, 2019
94

Class of 1994 Leaders & 25th Anniversary Reunion Committee report: “We are putting the finishing touches on our 25th reunion, which is right around the corner. We hope you have all made your plans and booked your lodging, but if not, it isn’t too late. For information, please go to: https://brunonia.brown.edu/alumni/events/info/travel-and-housing. The more of us who come back to College Hill, the more exciting and memorable the weekend will be. We can’t wait to get back to campus to see you all.”

 

Mar, 2019
94
Angel Investing
Angelique Brunner ’94 is a driving force behind the revitalization of some of Washington’s most blighted neighborhoods.
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Photo of Angel Brunner ’94
Related classes:
Class of 1994, Class of 1981
Mar, 2019
93
Fleece Busters
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Mar, 2019
93

John J. Sheinbaum published Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide in December. In the book, John turns to a range of musical examples spanning Mahler’s symphonies, jazz improvisations, and Bruce Springsteen’s hits to analyze the dominant categories used for evaluating music in the West, questioning what we appreciate and what we miss by adhering to those value systems. You can read more about the book at: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo31043323.html

Mar, 2019
92
Bergman: A Year in a Life
Film examines the life of director Ingmar Bergman
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Related classes:
Class of 1992, Class of 1982
Mar, 2019
91

Azadeh Ghotbi had a photography exhibit in London January 20-24, 2019 at Herrick Gallery. Visit her website at www.AzadehGhotbi.photography.

 

Mar, 2019
91

Rob Dumanois, Bill O’Brien ’92, Rod Wooters, and David Tauber ’90 enjoyed time together on Dec. 2 at the Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns game at NRG Stadium.


Rod Wooters ’91 Houston Texans game
Mar, 2019
90
In the news

Sangeeta Bhatia ’90 has been named an associate faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, where she will be part of the new 3D Organ Engineering Initiative.

Mar, 2019
89

Rex Chiu ’94 MD writes that Brown Phi Kappa Psi had a mini West Coast reunion in San Francisco. In attendance were Steve Baldikoski ’90, Ernest Bates ’88, Bryan Behar ’88, Bill Benjamin ’88, Frank Chiu ’91, ’95 MD, Paul Good, Andrew Guldman, Bob Houser, David Jaffe, Ari Klionsky, Jeffrey Lefstin, Christian Smith, Raphael Winick ’88, and host Chris Masto. “We talked about returning to the 30th reunion en masse in the spring. I am looking forward to seeing many of these guys again and many other classmates in May.”

 


Rex Chiu ’89 Phi Kappa Psi reunion photo
Mar, 2019
89

It seems like our 25th just wrapped up, but our 30th reunion is only months away. The Reunion Committee has already started working so you will start hearing a lot more about the weekend and the events that are being planned. As always, though, the events that you remember from past reunions and from our time as undergraduates, like Campus Dance and Field Day, will of course be big parts of the weekend. We had a fantastic group back to Providence in 2014 and we hope that you will make plans to be at Brown for Memorial Day weekend 2019. Be on the lookout also for mini-reunion functions in your cities or nearby and please take the time to update your contact information through BRAVO so that we can get you all the information about our 30th Reunion.

 

Mar, 2019
88
Fair Chance
Can you live a lawful life after prison?
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James Forman ’88 speaking
Mar, 2019
88
Our Incarceration Addiction
Why are so many Americans in jail? Liberals and conservatives may disagree on the reasons, but there’s some consensus on solutions.
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A detail from an illustration of hand-cuffed hands
Mar, 2019
87
Continental Scale
Beth Conover ’87 heads up a new policy center with far-reaching conservation goals
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Mar, 2019
87

Charlotte Morgan writes: “Last year my husband Dave and I welcomed our second son, Dashiell Dean, who is now 19 months old, running, climbing, and jabbering in a weird mix of baby talk and Spanish. Brother Finn alternates between being annoyed and wanting to play with him. Our robotics and global recruiting business is doing well as both industries continue to grow. I would love to be in touch with ’86 or ’87 classmates.”

Mar, 2019
87

Linda Liau-Bergsneider was elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 15.

Mar, 2019
87

Kaia Miller Goldstein and Jono are still living in Back Bay, Boston, with their two daughters. Kaia writes: “I have somehow managed to hang on to my international economic development career while raising our  now teenage daughters. A favorite client country has been Rwanda, where I have been involved for almost 20 years. I love to see old friends from Brown. Visit Rwanda, it’s an amazing little country.”

 

Mar, 2019
86
In the news

Tom Catena ’86, a physician who has been practicing in the Huba Mountains of Sudan since 2008, has been named the first chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, an organization launched on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The organization was cofounded by former Brown President Vartan Gregorian.

Mar, 2019
86

Andrew B. Shaindlin writes: “I’m excited to return to Brown as vice president for Alumni Relations and looking forward to reconnecting with the Brown community and with Providence with Martha Gallo-Shaindlin.

 

Mar, 2019
85
Ma Maisel 
The roles keep coming for actress Marin Hinkle ’88
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Photograph of Marin Hinkle '88
Related classes:
Class of 1985, Class of 1986
Mar, 2019
84

Tracy Brownell Weisman and husband Tony ’82 have relocated to New England after living in Chicago since graduation. Tracy writes: “I closed my speechwriting consultancy to focus on my art practice, which combines digital photography and quilt making, and to help us get resettled. Tony is CMO at Dunkin’ Brands. We divide our time between Boston and my hometown of Narragansett, Rhode Island, where our just-finished home has plenty of room for guests. If you’re in either area, please get in touch.”

 

Mar, 2019
84

Darcy Travlos writes: “Our reunion is just weeks away and all indications point to a really impressive turnout. Come back and visit with the most classmates you’ve seen since graduation. Informal, Fun, Festive; our reunion is designed to recreate May 1984, launching the weekend with all the right ingredients to mingle and pregame before Campus Dance on Friday, a festive throw-back to Spring Weekend on Saturday afternoon, and Funk Night preceded by food and drink to get you revved up. This is the #ReunionNotToMiss!! See you there.”

 

Mar, 2019
84

Dale Baker writes: “My third career in education took another step this past fall with a faculty appointment at Basis Independent School in McLean, Virginia. I will be teaching a variety of subjects to middle school and high school students. I’m enjoying married life with Laurie Miller after our nuptials in July."

Mar, 2019
83
Looking at Death
Reimagine End of Life is really about living fully
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Mar, 2019
82
Riding the Dream
A longtime cycling coach helps underprivileged youth
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Mar, 2019
81

Susan Ross published a second middle grade novel in February titled Searching for Lottie. It is a contemporary mystery about a 12-year-old girl researching the young violinist she was named after who disappeared during the Holocaust. The story was inspired by members of Susan’s family. Susan wrote about discovering the music of a relative who perished in “Sweet Strings of Sorrow”   https://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/articles/2012-05-23/sweet-strings-of-sorrow, a 2012 May/June BAM article.

 

Mar, 2019
81

Elena Thornton Kissel’s daughter Lucy Kissel ’13 married Evan Altman ’13 on Aug. 24 in Newport, R.I.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1981, Class of 2013
Mar, 2019
79

Johanna Bergmans Musselman and Bob Sussman report: “It is time to start thinking about our 40th reunion coming up May 24 -26, 2019.  Get your party shoes on and join us for our opening dinner on Friday night in Sayles Hall followed by the always magical Campus Dance.  Saturday’s lunch, ‘Hobnob with Kabobs,’ will be followed by a class forum. Saturday evening’s event will include a Rhode Island style clam boil and dancing to the sounds of Donna Summer, Blondie, and Toto (to name a few). Join our Facebook group Brown Class of 1979 and watch for email updates. And of course, we will gather on Sunday morning to process down College Hill with our fellow alumni and celebrate the Class of 2019. Be sure to log in to Brunonia and update your profile with your latest contact information so that you don’t miss out. If you have reunion questions, please reach out to us.

Mar, 2019
77

Bill Marinelli was appointed COO of Physical Sciences Inc. in Andover, Mass., after 35 years with the company performing advanced technology development in the defense, aerospace, energy, and life sciences fields. He continues to support internships via the BrownConnect program and invites applicants for summer 2019 positions.

 

Mar, 2019
75

Tom Wadden and George Bray ’53 published Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition (Guilford Press). Tom writes: “George and I were pleased to recall Brown in the book’s acknowledgement section: ‘We also pay tribute to our alma mater, Brown University, which we both attended as undergraduates more than 20 years apart, and left inspired to pursue careers in science. Little did we know that our paths would cross again in our efforts to treat obesity and diabetes. And finally, we thank our wives (whom we both met at Brown) for their love, support, and understanding.’ We are also principal investigators in Look AHEAD, a study investigating the long-term health consequences of weight loss and increased physical activity in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity run by professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School, Dr. Rena Wing. Delia Smith West ’81 was the principal investigator from the University of Alabama. The Look AHEAD study is funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease, which is directed by Dr. Griffin Rodgers ’76.

 

Mar, 2019
75

Judson P. Savskas retired from UConn and is now doing career and academic consulting. He writes that Providence has been home for five years and it’s great.

 

Mar, 2019
75

Robert J. Rubeor writes: “Hurtling toward retirement—51 years of work is sufficient. We are moving to Bethany Beach, Delaware, in the summer. The children and grandchildren moved to Bend, Oregon, and Bolton, Missouri, this past year so travel is a big part of our retirement agenda.”

 

Mar, 2019
75

Jose Miranda retired in November after 38 years of emergency medicine practice. Jose is still married to his wife of 45 years and has two grown boys and two grandchildren ages 7 and 9.

 

Mar, 2019
74

Richard Ziolkowski writes: “I am sorry that I will miss our 45th reunion but it coincides with a conference a friend is running and I promised to be there. I was the 2014-2015 U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology sponsored by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). I was with DSTO’s Advanced Materials Division at its Fisherman’s Bend site in Melbourne applying my metamaterial and antenna expertise to problems of mutual interest. My Fulbright journey took me across Australia to give state presentations in Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Sydney. A friend was starting a research center, the Global Big Data Technologies Centre in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and asked if I would be interested in joining in the fun. I said yes and my Fulbright journey in Australia has continued. I have been a distinguished professor for half-time the last three years with UTS and The University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. Because the UA thought I was too much of a scholar and was tiring of the half-time situation, I retired from it in May 2018 in order to be at UTS for the majority of the next few years. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The Optical Society, and American Physical Society and was president of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2005. I received the Honorary Doctorate, Doctor Technish Honoris Causa, from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2012. I have been informed that I am the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, one of the IEEE Technical Field Awards. I have indeed been a very busy scholar as an academic. My Google Scholar page is open if anyone is interested in the technical details. I will look forward to being at our 50th reunion in 2024.”

 

Mar, 2019
74

Dee Michel writes: “After many years of research, writing and hunting for a publisher, my book Friends of Dorothy: Why Gay Boys and Gay Men Love The Wizard of Oz is available! A sample chapter, ways to get a copy, blog, etc. can be found at www.deemichel.info. I would love to hear from classmates and gay Oz fans."

 

Mar, 2019
74

Ken Field will present a program of the animation of his late wife, animator Karen Aqua, with his soundtrack music rearranged for a live ensemble of four alto saxophones and drums, at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on March 22, 2019.  His group Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is scheduled to perform on Mardi Gras at The Regattabar. Also in March, Ken will be awarded the annual Children’s Champion Award for his 30 years of service to Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, where he currently serves as vice president of the board of directors.

 

Mar, 2019
74

Jeffrey Austerlitz ’78 MD writes: “After 40 years of practicing medicine, the last 14 in primary care at the Providence VA Medical Center, where I was also in charge of the third-year medicine clerkship outpatient experience at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, I have decided to retire. I plan to spend more time with Joanne, my wife of 38 years, my two grown children, three grandchildren, and the rest of my extended family.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1974, MD Class of 1978
Mar, 2019
74

Class president Carol Norris Brown reports: “Our class reunion is just around the corner and we are looking forward to catching up with our classmates in Providence May 24-26, 2019.  Make sure to check for your registration materials via email from Brown and make your reservations for the weekend. We are expecting a great turnout for our 45th.”

 

Mar, 2019
73
In the news

Atty. Preston Tisdale ’73, Brown trustee, former BAM board member, and former president of the Alumni Association, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Public Justice Foundation, an organization that spearheads litigation and education efforts to aid and protect the public, helping to increase access to justice and combat threats to the justice system.

Mar, 2019
73

James E. Gillooly writes: “After 25 years as the Boston executive director of the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel (think Big Dig) Team and deputy commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department, I will be retiring in 2019. Shout out to my Phi Kappa Psi brothers.”

 

Mar, 2019
73

Elizabeth Ruedisueli George ’76 MD and Bob George ’77 MD write that they are “sorta” retired after 38 years in a family practice in rural Mercersburg, Pa. Bob still fills in at the office “as needed.” They continue with nonprofit work to promote community wellness through walkability/bikeability, water way revitalization, and healthy eating programs. Healthyeatingadventure.org describes their local program promoting a plant-based lifestyle. Golfing, biking, and hiking  are on the list, topped by travel to visit grandchildren and daughter Megan George Herold ’02 in Wyoming; son Ben ’02 in Canada; and daughter Ann in Orlando, Fla.

 

Mar, 2019
73

Walter S. Bopp writes: “My wife, Marguerite, and I moved to Jamestown, Rhode Island, full-time at the beginning of last summer. We had many guests visit us, including Ned and Liz Berman Hazen ’76. I had a fun time at reunion getting to catch up with Dana and Jim Hahn  and George Kapner, my freshman roommate. Doug Squires, our class treasurer, and I stay in frequent dialogue. Doug and Maggie stayed with us as well last summer.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1973, Class of 1976
Mar, 2019
72

Eric Nadel published an illustrated book of limericks titled LIM-ERIC!: Whimsical Rhymes from the Voice of the Texas Rangers and his Friends. It is available exclusively on Amazon and directly from Eric. This is his fourth book since 1997. He just completed his 40th year as the radio voice of the Texas Rangers.

 

Mar, 2019
71

Paul Gregutt writes: “Working with my old WBRU buddy Moe Shore ’72,  I’ve recorded and posted a music video portraying the human cost of homelessness:  https://youtu.be/Bd8Yhft6MUA. Interested charities are invited to use it for fundraising and or general awareness raising activities. I continue in my 20th year as a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, currently reviewing and reporting on the wines of Oregon and Canada. I also write the Oregon section of the Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Guide. I live just outside of Walla Walla and maintain an active performing schedule, both solo and with a variety of musician friends. I invite long lost friends to contact me via Facebook.”

Related classes:
Class of 1971, Class of 1972
Mar, 2019
71

Mark E. Danner is still working. He manages Straub Distributing Co. in Orange County, Calif.

 

Mar, 2019
70

Suzanne A. Kalbach’s husband, Asit Bhattacharya, died in April 2018.

 

Mar, 2019
69
Tumultuous Times
A new book chronicles higher education in the Sixties
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Mar, 2019
69

Joe Higgins retired on Oct. 6 after five years as office manager at the Watchung Arts Center, then celebrated his 70th birthday on Oct.19 vacationing in the 1000 Islands. He’s looking forward to the 50th reunion. 

Mar, 2019
69

Gregory “Spike” Gonzales continues to run tennis programs and teach tennis in Naples, Fla. For the second time in five years, he was named Collier County’s Tennis Pro of the Year. His 16-year-old daughter, Solana, and 10-year-old son, Alejandro, are excelling in tennis, golf, and flag football.

 

Mar, 2019
69

The Class Reunion Committee reports: “As we prepare for our 50th Reunion May 24-26, 2019, the class officers and reunion committee invite you to join us for this momentous event.  Remember that you can only register online, and there is a deadline. After that date you can still register, but the University will impose a late fee. Highlights of our upcoming reunion include a class-led University forum on the 50th anniversary of the New (now Open) Curriculum as well as the December 1968 Black Student Walkout. There will also be a special forum on the Vietnam War and its effect on our classmates. We are planning on a big turnout. Call your fellow classmates and prepare to party like it’s 1969.”

 

Mar, 2019
68

Donald Nunlist-Young is still practicing family medicine in Cincinnati. A new granddaughter, Paige, joins his two grandsons, Jake and Cole. Donald writes: “As CFO of our family truck and train club, I will have to propose some changes to our club rules and a more feminine touch to our playtime!”

 

Mar, 2019
67

Ricker Winsor published a photographic biography, Francine, in December. Ricker writes: “I have sold almost 200 paintings over the years to good people. I am happy about that. My production of paintings is slowing down naturally because of my busy teaching schedule, something I didn’t expect. But I will keep drawing, which is a great pleasure.”

 

Mar, 2019
67

Brian Murphy and members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity held a reunion in mid-October in Gettysburg to celebrate the 55th anniversary of when they met as freshman in the Fall of 1963. Sherill Moyer and his wife, Mary, arranged all the activities for the three-day gathering, including tours of the museum and battlefield at the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Moyers also arranged a special talk by Professor of History and the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, Peter Gallagher. He has written several books on the Civil War and is considered an expert on the Battle of Gettysburg. Attending the reunion were Frank Langworth, Sherill Moyer, Brian Murphy, Bob O’ Day, Dave Olson, Jim Rooney, Mike Rubinger, Joe Ruma, Jim Van Blarcom, Butch Wilder, and Steve Wiley.

 


Kappa Sigma Fraternity reunion
Mar, 2019
67

Albin Moser writes: “My introduction to the Narragansett Boat Club came in February ’64. I was in search of a good way to stay in shape for football. I got what I wished for and ended up adopting rowing as the sport that has occupied a good deal of my free time throughout these many years. I rowed with many excellent Brown crews, coached Brown freshman crews, and developed many scullers at the Narragansett Boat Club. The sculling program I started in 1971 continues to this day. Its cumulative effect has led to more NBC members, more activity, more equipment, and a larger boathouse. I retired as the club’s director of rowing in September. In my honor, the Boat Club has named its River Road boathouse after me. My thanks to NBC and all of the many persons I have coached.”

Mar, 2019
66

Jaclynne Horn Laxon writes: “Are there class of ’66 Pembrokers who would like to establish contact with one another via email?  You may be unaware of classmates living in your area. Let’s open the door to online discussions and perhaps regional gatherings in person. If this appeals to you, please send your email address to me. I will create a list serve and share it (only) among interested classmates.”  

 

Mar, 2019
66

 Ronald Dwight writes: “Pamela and I have retired to our horse breeding farm in Poland, in the lake region two hours north of Warsaw. We do agrotourism and have six luxury rooms with private baths over the stable overlooking the canal and Lake Mielno. We breed Trakehners, the Prussian warmbloods. Poland is very safe—no terrorism so far.”

 

Mar, 2019
66

Jay A. Burgess writes: “On Dec. 4, I was awarded the Medal of the Order of the Madara Horseman, First Class, by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. The presentation was made by Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. This medal, one of Bulgaria’s very highest awards bestowed on foreign citizens, was given for my efforts for more than 40 years in helping develop U.S.-Bulgarian economic and commercial relations.  Previously in my career, I received similar presidential medals from Hungary (Officers Cross, Order of Merit, 2005); Poland (Officers Cross, Order of Merit, 2012); and Romania (Order of the Star of Romania, 2016), as well as the Czech Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ highest distinction for foreigners, the Silver Medal of Jan Masaryk in 2016. After a 40-year career at the U.S. Department of Commerce working on European affairs, I retired  in early 2016 as director for Europe, with USDOC trade policy and business development responsibility for 39 European countries; and I occasionally served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia. It was a highly stimulating, challenging, and rewarding career, whichI thoroughly enjoyed. In some respects, it was like I never left the political science curriculum at Brown. It was very gratifying to see old teammates, fraternity brothers, and classmates at our 50th Reunion in 2016.”

 

Mar, 2019
64

David Brodsky writes: “Every month, five members of the class of ’64 get together for a roundtable lunch: Richard Fried, Phil Hahn, Jon Small, Larry Sorkin, and me. Great conversations and camaraderie. I continue my practice as a commercial arbitrator and mediator—these are complex and challenging cases and I love the work. Stacey and I now live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Riverside Drive, facing the park and the Hudson River. We walk our two adopted dogs in the park daily, where they happily chase squirrels. I hope to see you all at our 55th reunion.”

 

Mar, 2019
63

Fred Parker has been elected chairman of the town of Barnstable (Mass.) Golf Advisory Committee. He invites all golfers to come to the Cape and enjoy their two great golf courses in Hyannis and Old Barnstable.

 

Mar, 2019
63

Carol Spindler Duncan was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network at its annual conference held in October in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

 

Mar, 2019
63

Class secretary Martha McCauley Anderson reports: “A class of ’63 mini-reunion is planned for May 7-10 in Charleston, S.C., at historic Francis Marion Hotel. A treat for history buffs, shoppers, and southern hospitality lovers. Tour the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point, enjoy a carriage ride of the historic district, discover the Charleston, cruise to Fort Sumter National Monument, and finish up at Middletown Place plantation. If interested, contact Class President Barbara Smith Langworthy. Watch for more details in class email blasts. Reunion planners need a critical number of alums to move forward with plans.

 

Mar, 2019
62

Randolph Steinen ’73 PhD volunteers with the Connecticut Geological Survey at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He is also involved with quadrangle mapping and the geology of local state parks. He has posted several Earthcaches, which are geocaches—or treasure hunts using global positioning software—that specifically indicate interesting geological formations or processes. These can be looked up on EarthCache.org.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1962, GS Class of 1973
Mar, 2019
62

Emily Mott-Smith MacKenzie writes: “2017-2018 was a memorable year, mainly because I survived a traumatic brain injury in December 2017 and was pretty much recovered by June 2018. We had to cancel a planned trip for January 2017 to Vietnam, but rescheduled to this January. We also enjoyed a two-week excursion in Portugal this past fall. I am still teaching an aerobics class, and I’m super involved in the Damariscotta River Association Conservation Land Trust and the Coastal Senior College program. My five granddaughters are grand. Coming to Maine? Come see us!”

 

Mar, 2019
62

John Andes published Vengeance in October with Black Opal Books.

Mar, 2019
61

Steven H. Sewall writes: “They say 80 is the new 60 so I am trying to remain active. I continue to practice office orthopedics three days a week. In addition, I have joined the Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement and have been taking courses such as Medicine, Mortality, and the Prose of Chekhov. I am still playing violin in a community orchestra and playing chamber music in string quartets. This past summer I spent a week at chamber music camp at Brandeis University, where I was coached on quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, and Fauré that I had studied. Sue and I have traveled a bit to Norway, Morocco, and a bike trip through Provence. Our grandchildren are growing into adults too. The oldest is an illustrator having graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design. The next is a junior at the University of Maryland and is in computer science. My third grandchild is just starting school at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she is interested in fashion design. My youngest grandchild is a junior in high school who loves engineering. I am looking forward to our 60th reunion in 2021 and trying to remain healthy!”

Mar, 2019
61

Douglas Hackett went on a two-week tour of Israel last April and on a one-week American cruise to New England (Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Nantucket, Newport) with lobster every night.

 

Mar, 2019
59

Jim Steiner writes: “My wife Jill and I are spending eight months in Miami Beach and four months on Fire Island, New York.  I’m still working and very happy and still singing. Can’t wait to see my classmates.”

 

Mar, 2019
59

Diane Scola is great-grandmother to Beckett Scola Dexter.

 

Mar, 2019
59

Len Santos hopes “to see many of my ’59 classmates at our upcoming reunion, for it ’s ‘RAHRAH Brunonia’ time once again.” He and his wife, Ardis, have been enjoying life residing in the Hershey, Pa., area, Chocolate Capital of the World. For the last 27 years, they have wintered in Oahu.

 

Mar, 2019
59

Jane Nylander is serving as a trustee of Old Sturbridge Village, an honorary trustee of Historic Deerfield, and was elected trustee emerita of the New Hampshire Historical Society.  She lives in Portsmouth (N.H.) and has completed a book about New England parade floats, 1788-1940.

 

Mar, 2019
59

Roger Morrison has retired to St. Petersburg after a very interesting career in advertising with J.Walter Thompson Co. (NYC) and Eastman Kodak in Rochester (N.Y.).

 

Mar, 2019
59

“Retirement suits us well,” writes Marcia Gallup MacDonald. “We live five months in Branford, Connecticut, and seven months in Vero Beach, Florida.  I am very interested in attending our 60th reunion.”

 

Mar, 2019
59

Alfred and Joan Rosensweig Lucco are “extremely delighted that their grandson, Henry Willard Lucco, enrolled in Brown’s freshman class of 2022.”

 

Mar, 2019
59

B.G. Koether is celebrating the 50th birthday of the founding of his company, KitchenBrains. His daughter and two sons are all intimately involved with the company and he is still working full-time. His seven grandchildren range in age from 21 years to 6 months.

 

Mar, 2019
59

Phyllis Long Gressens writes: “I spent a delightful two weeks in Italy with daughters Margaret Gressens ’83 and Kate, my son-in-law, and my grandchildren—a week in a beautiful villa in Tuscany and a week in Rome and other destinations. I have enjoyed reunions with my classmates and have been looking fondly at a picture of myself, Joan Papkin Mann, Marcia Gallup MacDonald, and Joan Mintz Parlin on the porch of Allinson. Judy Cameron Whittaker was missed last year. We turn 80 this year! How did this happen? We were saddened by the death of Sheila McHale Bailey, a fellow Allinson grad.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1959, Class of 1983
Mar, 2019
59

Class secretary Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth reports: “Hey ’59ers, please send in your class dues and some news about you. Some of this financial support will help subsidize our 60th reunion fees and the news?  Always nice to hear from you now and then. Our 60th Reunion Committee—Ben Brown, Liz Zopfi Chace, Carol Canner Gjelsvik, Peter Mackie, David Merchant, Clark Sammartino, Charlene Ingraham Underhill, and myself, have been meeting and planning for our Memorial Day weekend get together. The 60th reunion headquarters will be on the Keeney Quad (buildings with elevators). All University  and  class events will be nearby so we can walk to them readily, if not easily. There will also be on-call shuttles available throughout the weekend. Events kick off with the new All-Class Reunion Party on Friday afternoon, May 24, and proceed through Commencement March down the Hill, and a Grab ’n’ Go Lunch on Sunday, May 26. We will have our class meeting for all class members outside Maddock on Saturday afternoon, including an update on our Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund. Hoping to see you all there.”

Mar, 2019
58

C. William Stamm enjoyed a Brown Travelers trip to Copenhagen, Oslo, and Bergen. He writes: “Beautiful scenery and good traveling companions. Brown trips are fun.”

 

Mar, 2019
58

Bill Johnston writes: “Like most of us I’ve had some losses of friends and family but I, my wife, and kids are fine. I still share an office with another faculty member at nearby Babson College working with MBA students. They are starting to suspect that my technical experience dates back to the discovery of fire, so my days are numbered. Before my almost 30 years at Babson, my 30 years’ work at our company, Kidde-Fenwal, did give me a chance to develop and manufacture fire detection and extinguishing systems.  I continue to golf and ski (very carefully).  Hope you all can remain active and useful.”

 

Mar, 2019
58

Joyce Gillespie Briggs again hosted a Pembroke mini—a group designated as the G-7. This year Raya McCully Goff, Anne Walter Lowenthal, and Sandy McFarland Taylor attended this gathering, along with honorary member, Bob Goff ’57. Barbie Chaplin, Sue Haneman Ayers Phelps, and Anne Guerry Pierce have been participants in earlier years.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1958, Class of 1957
Mar, 2019
57

Gus White was honored at the 14th Annual Augustus A. White Spine Symposium in October. The event was hosted by the Department of Orthopaedics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership, in Boston. The keynote address was presented by Dr. Claudia Thomas, the first African American woman orthopaedic surgeon in the United States.

 

Mar, 2019
57

Roger and Helen Heckel Stoddard ’56 sold their condo in Lincoln Ridge to move to Concord, Mass. Roger writes: “From three floors to three rooms. My books are scattered as far as Alfred, Maine, and Charlottesville, Virginia.”

 

Related classes:
Class of 1957, Class of 1956
Mar, 2019
57

Graham Rose writes: “Nancy and I relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia, about 10 years ago and should have done it sooner. I’m still practicing law in New York City, but on a noticeably reduced basis. I would enjoy seeing or hearing from friends and classmates.”

 

Mar, 2019
57

Jay Leavitt was elected to the Governing Board and Leadership Council of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. His article Moon Rocket was published in the January 2019 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine.

 

Mar, 2019
57

Charles Hill writes: “I’m in my 28th year as a college teacher, just surpassing the 27 I put in as a Foreign Service Officer. Courses this semester are World Order and the Liberal Arts and a new course on the fate of Tibet in modern power politics.”

Mar, 2019
57

Jim Goldsmith writes that since retiring from Burlington Industries some 20 years ago, he has been volunteering at Phelps Hospital for about two hours a day for usually six days a week. He has been a trustee of the hospital for a number of years and understands the changes in the medical environment. He writes: “I’m playing pretty good tennis and pretty bad golf, but at least I am still able to play. Donna and I have been married 33 years and all my children and grandchildren are healthy and doing well.”

 

Mar, 2019
57

Britten Dean and Kayoko treated themselves in November to a three-week cruise to Hawaii, which neither of them had visited before. The trip began in San Diego, cruised five days to Hawaii, seven days around the islands—including a helicopter flight over a volcano and lava beds, and a submarine tour of the ocean floor and coral reefs—then five days back to San Diego.  Britten writes: “An interesting version of American culture.”

 

Mar, 2019
57

Ron Baker writes: “My beloved wife of 58 years, Jackie Ferris Baker, died in February 2018.   Jackie was my date at our graduation and came with me to several class reunions. Undaunted by grief, I’m busy in the Rotary; as an Anglican lay minister; in the Canadian minerals industry association; and in a local forest conservation reserve trust board. I’m a member of the Brown Club of Toronto and an alumni interviewer of admission candidates. I keep busy visiting friends, my daughter, three sons, and seven grandkids. I enjoy contacting classmates.”

 

Mar, 2019
56

Gretchen Wheelwright reports: “Classmates are interested in knowing what other classmates are doing so please send updates.”

 

Mar, 2019
54

Sid Baumgarten is still actively practicing law. He moved to the Woolworth Building near City Hall (NYC), which is now close enough to walk to work. He is currently president of the Financial District Lions Club, vice chair of the New York County Lawyers Committee on law-related education, and chairman of New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc., a premier drug rehab program he has been involved with for 41 years. He is also an arbitrator for the court-administered program for fee disputes. He writes: “As long as I am still upright, I enjoy hunting deer, ducks, pheasants, whatever, always joined by my son Roger ’82. My brothers, Joel ’59 and Sam ’65, and my two sons, Fred ’79 and Rog, are all doing well.”

Mar, 2019
54

Al Gerstein is looking forward to the reunion. He writes: “I think I can still do the walk down the hill and up again to the green without requiring any medical care. As to what’s happening of any consequence in our immediate lives: had our first trip to Hawaii and paid our respects at the World War II memorial. Even though I was much too young to serve, I was old enough to appreciate what was going on then. Naomi is maintaining a small psychotherapy practice while I’ve been fully retired for six years. We’re still spending the three winter months at Longboat Key, and three summer weeks in Maine. Still driving without any problems. My only real complaint is an increased word-finding difficulty. I’m taking an American History course at Penn and have immersed myself in family genealogy. I can cover eight generations on both sides of my family. It’s a nice obsessive pursuit that substitutes for my past involvement in applicant interviewing, in which I was quite active for the past 20 years. I gave that up this year. It was time. Finally, to enrich our golden years we are very involved with our youngest granddaughter, Winnie, whose parents (Hilary Gerstein ’03 and Marty Lichtman ’01) have lived quite nearby for the past three years.”

 

Mar, 2019
54

Class secretary Marshall Cohen reports: “Our 65th reunion is in full swing and plans are firm for a weekend of fun and great dining. Our ‘senior’ class will parade with honor near the head of the traditional commencement march. Our reunion committee has worked hard and long in advance with our Brown coordinator Jill Stange to book the very best venues for our class luncheon and two dinners. We will enjoy our two class dinners at the Hope Club, the exclusive club, known for its warm colonial decor and excellent food. Our class luncheon will be enjoyed at the University Club, where the food and beverages are prepared with 5-star excellence. As a gift from the class, all meals will be subsidized from the class treasury, still leaving a substantial balance for mailings and class gifts to Brown. During our class meeting a treasurer’s report and a vote for the new slate of class officers will be held. Since the commencement weekend has been shortened in recent years, we have decided to enjoy all our activities on or near the Brown campus. In addition to our luncheon and two dinners, we have scheduled a cocktail hour before one of the dinners, and thanks to the hospitality and generosity of classmate  Jon Berbarian and Betty Jane, the class is invited to enjoy a cocktail party at their home following the commencement on Sunday at 181 Lloyd Avenue—a short walk from the campus. In time you will receive reservation forms from Brown with food choices, costs, and housing information. For the time being PLEASE plan to come back to Providence, to your alma mater, and to your welcoming classmates from Brown and Pembroke. Only YOU can make our reunion special and memorable. Mark the dates. The ‘game becomes afoot’ starting on Friday, May 24, and ending Sunday, May 26.”

Mar, 2019
53

After selling their Warwick, R.I., condominium, Elaine and Norman “Jessie” James moved to The Seasons, an assisted living facility in East Greenwich, R.I., in December. They would welcome hearing from classmates.

Mar, 2019
53
Joseph L. Tauro ’53
His decisions transformed countless lives, in the courtroom and beyond
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Judge Joseph L. Tauro ’53
Mar, 2019
46

William Stone writes: “I just turned 94 and a friend told me that people with the most birthdays live the longest. What I learned at Brown has been with me all of these years and I just finished writing my tenth bio book and hope to continue until….”

 

Mar, 2019
44

In preparation for the upcoming 75th reunion May 24-26, Lillian Carneglia Affleck and Preston Atwood write: “Imagine celebrating in some way our 75th class reunion. You are invited to attend in person or in spirit. If it’s possible for you to be present with family or guests great and your companions are most welcome. Please write and send in news about your lives and whether or not you are attending. Your responses will be shared with classmates present at the Saturday luncheon when we will toast to you and to our deceased members, bringing us together as one. Let’s aim for 100 percent participation. We look forward to hearing from you.”

 

Jan, 2019
GS 91
Into the Abyss
Dark stories from author Ben Marcus ’91 MFA
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Photo of Ben Marcus
Jan, 2019
GS 66

David Orsini ’66 AM, ’75 PhD has new editions of his favorably-reviewed novels The Woman Who Loved Too Well and The Ghost Lovers available online and in bookstores.

 

Jan, 2019
GS 15
Hardwired Wonderland
An audiovisual art installation explores synesthesia.
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Gallery-goers experience audiovisual installation
Jan, 2019
GS 06

W. Curt LaFrance Jr. ’06 MPH was promoted to professor of psychiatry and neurology at Brown. He currently is conducting a DOD multi-site grant studying neuroimaging biomarkers for seizures and traumatic brain injury in veterans and civilians. He is the director of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology at Rhode Island Hospital and the clinical lead for the VA National Telemental Health Center Tele-Seizures clinic, where he treats veterans with seizures around the country from the Providence VA Medical Center. His second and third books, Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook and Therapist Guide, from Oxford University Press, were recently translated into French and published by Presses Universitaires Francois-Rabelais 2018. His fourth book was published in 2018, Gates and Rowan’s Nonepileptic Seizures, 4th Edition, by Cambridge University Press.

 

Jan, 2019
21
Louie’s Time
Peter Deegan ’21 loves those 5 a.m. breakfasts
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Student Peter Deegan eats pancakes at Louie's
Jan, 2019
20
Valentine Wars
Dueling Facebook pages help students connect
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two cupids circle each other
Jan, 2019
14
In the news

Paul Tran ’14 was announced as a 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship winner by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine. Tran is the first Asian American since 1993 to win the Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam and has placed in the Top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Tran’s work appears in the New Yorker, in the anthology Inheriting the War, and in the film Love Beats Rhymes.

Jan, 2019
14
Makeup for Everyone
Lipstick and more for all genders and skin tones
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Photo of Isabella Giancarlo in dark lipstick
Jan, 2019
11
Dream On
Casper transforms the mattress industry
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Gabriel Flatman lying on a Casper mattress
Related classes:
Class of 2011, Class of 2012
Jan, 2019
10

Vanessa Merker married John Swoboda on Sept. 16, 2018, at the Charles River Museum in Waltham, Mass. Maid of honor Emilie Aries ’09 and guests Rakesh Patel ’09, Christie Ciarlo ’09, and Micah Lapping-Carr ’09 lived with the bride on the second floor of Woolley during their freshman year. Also in attendance was Leiszle Ziemba Lapping-Carr ’09.

 

Related classes:
Class of 2010, Class of 2009
Jan, 2019
07

Josh Cohen and his wife Jamie announce the Aug. 9 birth of their first son, Landon Reid (future class of ’40 obviously), weighing 5 lbs. 7 oz., happy and healthy.

 

Jan, 2019
03

Edissa Nicolas-Huntsman’s essay FIERCE: Essays by and about Dauntless Women was published by Nauset Press on Nov. 30.

 

Jan, 2019
03

Dylan Brown and E. Alexandra Athos Brown announce the June 27 birth of their son Preston Tyler Brown. They live in San Francisco, where Dylan is a partner at the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP and Alexandra is an academic neurologist at UCSF.

Jan, 2019
02

Mark and Jen Russo Dembitz are enjoying living in Singapore after 8.5 years. Mark helps run a small data protection technology firm and Jen manages a travel and lifestyle public relations company. After getting married in December 2012, they welcomed son Julian in 2014 and daughter Elyse in 2016. They write: “Life is busy, kids are growing (too fast), but we are happy and very much engaged in our professional and social lives. We are active in the Brown community, which keeps us close to College Hill emotionally, but miss our US-based friends and the opportunity to return more frequently to Brown."

Jan, 2019
01
Gridiron Girl
Fantasy football’s only female analyst is shaking up the field
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Line illustration of Liz Loza with a microphone
Jan, 2019
01
Winning Streak
Coach Estes steps down
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Estes and the Bears celebrate a win over URI at the 2015 Governor’s Cup.
Jan, 2019
00

Amit Trehan and his wife Sara (Yale ’06) announce the birth of their son, Deven Lalit Trehan. Amit and Sara were married at the Pierre in New York in 2015. In attendance were Tejas Raval ’04 MD; Marie Sankaran Raval ’04 MD; Abby Pungot ’02; Nina Desai ’05 MD; groomsman Puneet Masson ’01, Juli Smith ’92 and Alan Kaplan ’80. Amit is the lead U.S. restructuring lawyer and the global head of resolution planning and bank structure for Barclays.

Jan, 2019
99

Courtney Overland Graff announced the Jan. 21, 2018, birth of her second child, Robert. Courtney is practicing law in Los Angeles and writes that her chef husband purchased a Cuban restaurant in Culver City, Calif. “For anyone in the area, come dine at El Rincon.”

Jan, 2019
97
Different Normal
“Autism in Heels” is a new memoir about life on the spectrum
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Photo of Jennifer O'Toole
Jan, 2019
96

Quincy T. Bernstine married Rick Hall, CNN senior photojournalist, on Sept. 29 in Brooklyn, N.Y. In attendance were Quincy’s brother Justin Bernstine ’99, Rachel Dawson, Chisun Lee, and Matt Holford.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1996, Class of 1999
Jan, 2019
95

Patrick W. Hickey is a colonel in the U.S. Army and in June became the chair of the department of pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda.
 

 

Jan, 2019
94
In the news

November saw Tracee Ellis Ross ’94 on the cover of InStyle Magazine’s “Best Dressed” issue and moderating an “intimate discussion” at the LA Forum with former First Lady Michelle Obama. The event was a stop on the book tour for Obama’s recently published autobiography, Becoming.  

Jan, 2019
93

Anne Rouse Sudduth moved to the Boston area with her husband and two teenage daughters. She does environmental sustainability consulting with K-12 schools.

 

Jan, 2019
93

Kathleen Lynch McCabe lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and two children. Kate writes: “I have the honor of serving the students, teachers, and families of Jersey City in my capacity as the principal of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School. McNair Academic recently won the honor of being ranked the #1 school in the state. (We also had a prom on the TODAY show in May—don’t know if anyone saw that? QuestLove was the DJ. So much fun!) If anyone is interested in getting in touch to compare notes about what works and what doesn’t in school leadership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at ktlmccabe@optonline.net. Looking forward to hearing from you.”

 

Jan, 2019
93
Fresh Ink
New books by William Powers '93, Shelley Jackson '94 MFA and Ann Ducille '91 PhD.
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Jan, 2019
93
The Ideal Robot
Beyond functional to “part of the family”
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Photo of Ayanna Howard
Jan, 2019
91
Lead Driver
The challenges of steering Uber into the future
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Photo of Dara Khosrowshahi in front of a self-driving car
Jan, 2019
91

Kelly K. McCann married Daniel Goodrich on May 12. They live in Costa Mesa, Calif., with his daughter. Kelly writes she has a flourishing functional medicine practice and lectures to colleagues at national and international conferences.
 

 

Jan, 2019
89
In the news

The National Law Journal named Burns & Levinson partners Scott Moskol ’89 and Frank A. Segall “Cannabis Trailblazers” for creating one of the first national cannabis practice groups in Boston helping clients dealing with all aspect of the industry, including regulatory matters, raising capital, launching operations, and exit strategies.

Jan, 2019
89

Michael Natkin joined Glowforge as vice president of software engineering, where he will lead a team building the world’s friendliest 3D laser printer.

 

Jan, 2019
89

Michael Halloran was named to the 2017 Top 100 in Business by Irish America magazine. He is part of the leadership team at Six Trees Capital LLC, which both invests in and operates FinTech businesses. He frequently writes and speaks about startups in financial services. He and his wife, Denise, have three children and live outside San Francisco.
     

 

Jan, 2019
88

Sean E. Spillane and Steve Intihar won the member/guest golf tournament at Foxboro Country Club in July. Sean writes: “Steve still has that Jack Nicklaus-like putting stroke.”

 

Jan, 2019
88

Gordon M. Sayre teaching at the University of Oregon, where Brook Muller ’87 and Phil Scher ’87 are also on the faculty. Gordon’s son Joshua is a sophomore at Cornell Univ. and his daughter, Hannah is a junior at South Eugene High School.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1988, Class of 1987
Jan, 2019
88

Dana Su Lee is the proud parent of Graham Lee ’22. She writes: “He’s been quite patient fielding my questions about classes, campus life, and the like.”

 

Jan, 2019
87

Benjamin Filene writes: “Having spent the last dozen years teaching history/museum studies at UNC Greensboro, I’ve taken a position as chief curator at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. I’m excited to be working in a museum again. Meanwhile, our nest has emptied, with one daughter a sophomore at Lawrence University in Appleton—hanging out with Dave Kuplic’s family—and the other having graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and moved to Denver, where she’s been warmly welcomed by Judy Altenberg’s family. From January-May 2019, my wife and I will be headed to Finland on Fulbright fellowships. I’ll be in Helsinki working with the City Museum and would love to connect with any Brunonians coming that way.”

 

Jan, 2019
85

Wendy Shattuck’s father, Merrill B. Shattuck ’48, passed away on Sept. 24. (see Obits).

 

Related classes:
Class of 1985, Class of 1948
Jan, 2019
85

Sharon Saline’s first book, What your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, was published in August by Tarcher Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House. Sharon has been busy continuing to see clients, promoting the book in podcasts and interviews, and offering book talks and workshops. View her work and connect with her at drsharonsaline.com.

 

Jan, 2019
85

Robert K. Cunningham and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham ’86 moved to Pittsburgh where Barbara will lead Carnegie Mellon Univ.’s new neuroscience institute.

Related classes:
Class of 1985, Class of 1986
Jan, 2019
84

Jeffrey Bloom trumpeted “Ever True to Brown” every time Brown football scored against Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Sept. 14. He writes: “Unfortunately Cal Poly prevailed 44-15.”

 

Jan, 2019
83

Susan Greenfield’s book Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing was published by Fordham Univ. Press on December 4. It follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people and is written based on extensive oral-history interviews.
 

 

Jan, 2019
83

Edward Dimendberg, professor of Humanities and European Languages and Studies at the UC Irvine, received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Getty Research Institute. He is in residence at the Getty during the 2018-19 academic year, where he is researching and writing his next book, The Los Angeles Project: Architectural and Urban Theories of the City of Exception and completing a critical edition of the 1935 book on the city by German geographer Anton Wagner.

 

Jan, 2019
82
In the news

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld ’82 was installed as the first female President of Hebrew College on Oct. 15. She spent 15 years working as a Hillel rabbi at Tufts, Yale, and Harvard, before joining Hebrew College in 2003. She has been named one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by The Jerusalem Post and additionally named to Newsweek’s list of Top 50 Influential Rabbis in America.  

Jan, 2019
82

Merrilea J. Mayo continues her consulting practice writing qualitative and quantitative reports for nonprofit startup and philanthropic clients. Her latest passion is skills-based hiring, the practice of skipping the resume and pedigree, and hiring solely on the basis of measurable skills. She writes: “Conceptualizing then implementing the systems to make this happen has been unadulterated joy in the use of Brown engineering skills for greater equity and social good (not to mention enough profitability for the systems to more than sustain themselves). It’s been a fantastic ride.”

 

Jan, 2019
82

Yvonne Goldsberry is serving on the Pembroke Center Associates Council.

 

Jan, 2019
82

Lena U. Crandall is serving as a trustee on the Town and Village Board of Scarsdale, N.Y.

Jan, 2019
82

Jennifer G. Cooperman is the chief financial officer for the City of Portland, Ore. She is responsible for advising the City Council on the city’s long-term financial health and managing the delivery of centralized accounting, debt, grants, procurement, revenue, risk, and treasury services to city bureaus. “Public service is greatly rewarding.”

Jan, 2019
82

Cindy W. Chock continues to enjoy her second career as the clinical analytics manager at Santa Clara County’s hospital and clinics. She writes: “I’m thrilled to bring my data-driven engineering background to advancing evidence-based medicine. Hats off to all the Brown alumni who inspired me to bring the change we want to see in the world.”

 

Jan, 2019
81

Naeem Zafar and Glenn Adler finally found each other in Silicon Valley and joined forces in a new startup (www.telesense.com ) to tackle the problem of stored grain quality monitoring and predictive analytics using IoT (Internet of Things) and AI technologies. They are working together in Sunnyvale, Calif., and welcome collaboration from all classmates who are into AI or AgTech. After raising $6.5 million in funding they have built a team of 20 people and are growing fast. Naeem is still teaching entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley but runs TeleSense full time.

 

Jan, 2019
81

Andrea Murano Campbell has twins—a boy and a girl. She continues to sing on the side.

 

Jan, 2019
80

Steven P. James is living in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife, Maria, and two children in college. He writes: “My last two jobs as CEO of biotechnology companies ended with acquisitions by big pharma. I am currently CEO of Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, an immune-oncology drug discovery company developing a new generation of potential cancer cures. I enjoy occasional ski trips with Jim Diao and Dave Ricci. Being on the board of trustees of a private boarding school in Rhode Island brings me back to Providence at least once a year, which I enjoy.”
 

 

Jan, 2019
80

Donald C. Eversley writes: The Black Alumni Reunion was the best Brown event by far I’ve ever attended. I’m happy to be working in both healthcare and economic development in South Bronx, where I see Lewis Spann ’81 every day.”

Related classes:
Class of 1980, Class of 1981
Jan, 2019
79
In the news

Teri Williams Cohee ’79, president of OneUnited Bank, the largest black-owned bank in the county, was awarded the Black Owned Media Alliance Champion of the Year award for her commitment to go above and beyond the call to support and advocate for equality in the media and support for the South Florida Black community.

Jan, 2019
79

Stephen Ziobrowski and his wife Anne moved to Providence. He writes: “Our younger daughter Hannah is a PhD candidate at Brown’s School of Public Health, so this was a chance to live close to her and her dog. We have already connected with some Brown friends in Providence, including Stephen Yan ’80 and his sister Donna Yan. If there are other Brown friends lurking in the Providence area, I would be delighted to hear from them.”

Related classes:
Class of 1979, Class of 1980
Jan, 2019
78

Earl D. Varney retired in 2017 but his plans to travel the world were on hold for the first year due to health issues. He writes: “My wife’s cancer is now at bay and I’m on blood thinners, so in 2019 we’ll see some world travel for sure.”

 

Jan, 2019
78

Susan Squires received her acting diploma in May 2018 from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown, one week before her youngest son graduated college. Susan writes: “I waited a long time to return to my first love. It would be great to connect with fellow alums in the arts anywhere, but particularly in the D.C. area.”

 

Jan, 2019
78

Elizabeth R. Neblett finished the third edition of English in Action, a four-level series for adults studying ESL. She and her writing partner expect to be doing workshops around the country. Presently they are booked for Seattle, Milwaukee, New York City, and Naples, Fla. She writes that she is still teaching ESL full-time and baking whenever she has time off.

 

Jan, 2019
77

Amy Printz Winterfeld continues to enjoy her non-traditional law career in public health policy. At the local public health agency where she works, they received a 2018 National Advocate of the Year award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials.

 

Jan, 2019
77

Michael G. Dyer writes: “I’ve been very happily retired for some time, the two boys are well out of the house and Sarah, after 40 years, still tolerates me. My life is just busy enough with travel, recreation, house husbandry, photography, unpaid work, and family time. If you’re ever on Boston’s North Shore, look me up.”

 

Jan, 2019
77

George P. Caraberis writes: “With our daughter Jennifer Caraberis ’08 living in South Boston and our son Brant and his family living in Natick, Massachusetts, Janice and I are regular visitors to Camp Bruno for football and lacrosse. We often tailgate with Joan and Mike Bernert ’76 and Fred and Lori Goldstein Polacek ’80.”

 

Jan, 2019
76

Nancy Siwoff Gilston and her husband Bruce write that they are having a wonderful time watching their family grow. Their two sons and their wives have each welcomed a son; Hank was born on Mar. 18 in Nashville and Hudson was born on Apr. 21 in New York.

Jan, 2019
76

Susan L. Einbinder is still teaching at UConn but will be visiting faculty at Brown this spring semester. Her new book, After the Black Death, was published in June by the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Jan, 2019
76

Craig K. Civic married Beatriz Elena Mujica on Sept. 22 at Brenton Point in Newport, R.I. Judge Colleen Hastings performed the ceremony and Liz Lussier, a development associate in the division of advancement at Brown, was their photographer. Craig writes: “Beatriz is from Colombia and we met on Match.com in 2007. It was Beatriz’s second marriage and my first. We had a pre-honeymoon last fall with three weeks in Monterey, California, and Maui, Hawaii.”
 

 

Jan, 2019
74
In the news

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester ’74 was named a Distinguished Mountaineer by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for his efforts leading Lewisburg forward for the past 15 years. During his tenure as mayor, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America in 2011 by Budget Travel, America’s Favorite and Happiest Mountain Town in 2014 by Travel + Leisure, and one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.

Jan, 2019
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Seeking Stories
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Image of the January/February 2019 issue of the BAM, featuring a photograph of professor Bathsheba Demuth
Jan, 2019
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Neither Snow Nor Gloom of Night
Papa’s Lunch Truck served students in all kinds of weather.
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Neither Snow Nor Gloom of Night stopped Papa's Lunch Truck
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Tom Eastler ’66
He showed anyone, anywhere, how to racewalk
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Photo of Tom Eastler ’66 in a red/black plaid coat

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