The Classes

Father and daughter Move In Day

Move-In Day Plaid shirts, lamp, pillow from home—check. Tired parent, butterflies—yup, those too. We don't know much about this photo, labeled simply “1982” in our archives, but it seems to us to evoke so much that’s immutable. This year, students hauled their stuff into 49 buildings that encompass 1.6 million square feet of residence halls. Provided: a twin extra long, desk and bookcase, computer networking. Prohibited: candles, pets, and weapons. Things weren’t so different in ’82, even if sound systems were harder to wrangle. The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women had been founded the year before, helping to inform dialogue about what was then called—no hashtag—the women’s movement. Was she part of it? We’d love to hear from readers who know. 

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Stanley Falkow PhD ’61
Stanley Falkow PhD ’61 was “one of the great microbe hunters of all time”
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Mary O’Neill Hyde ’13 AM (see Gloria Markoff Winston ’48).

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.”

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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)
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Coffee Catch
The java’s free—just hand over your data
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Photo of Shiru Café
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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.
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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
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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
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Figure It Out!
A biomedical engineering class addresses real-world problems
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Professors and students simulate a neonatal blood draw
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Lauren Waterbury and Landon Turley ’12 were married on Apr. 28.

 

Sep, 2018
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Syrian Journeys
A debut novel inspired by present-day refugees
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Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar ’14
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Kevin Nguyen (see Alan Birnbaum ’71).

 

Sep, 2018
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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
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Mary O’Neill Hyde ’13 AM (see Gloria Markoff Winston ’48).

 

Sep, 2018
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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
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Scott Phillips ’11 and Brittany Katz ’12, ’16 MD announce the May 7 birth of their son Jayce Eli Katz Phillips.

 

Sep, 2018
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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.
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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
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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."
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Aaron Kashtan (see Judith Finkelstein Kashtan ’74).

 

Sep, 2018
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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
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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
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What Office?
John Krasinski ’02 moves into uncharted territory
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Sep, 2018
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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
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Cooking
The new app “Issa’s Edible Adventures” teaches kids about more than cooking.
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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.
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No Place Like Home
A new memoir explores a personal search for belonging
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Photo of Alex Wagner ’99
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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
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Tommy Hayes (see Ryan Heath ’05).

 

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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
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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.”

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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
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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
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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.

 

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Roots and Rites
Conceptual choreographer Edisa Weeks ’87
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Jodi Levine Avergun (see Jerry Levine ’58).

 

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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.”

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

 

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Crossing the Political Divide
Americans are more divided than ever. Can we reclaim middle ground?
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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.
 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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.”

 

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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.”

 

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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.

 

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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.”

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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.”

 

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Weather Warrior
Dispatches from the front lines of climate-change adaptation
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Photo of Joel Scheraga, with wetlands in the background.
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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
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Fresh Ink
New books by Eric Jay Dolin '83, Dawn Raffel '79 and Alan Stern '75 & David Grinspoon '82
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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
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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.

 

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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.”

 

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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.”
 

 

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Robert A. Reichley
The former BAM editor "expected his team to be relentlessly original in connecting alumni, faculty, and the news media to Brown’s excellence and growth."
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Bob Reichley surrounded by journalists
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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
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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.”

 

Sep, 2018
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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.”

 

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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.”

 

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

 

Sep, 2018
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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
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David Schmottlach writes: “I’m finally retired at 75 and growing Chardonnay grapes in Temecula, California, north of San Diego.”

Sep, 2018
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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
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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.”

 

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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.”

 

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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
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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
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William Simmons ’60
“One of the most distinguished scholars of Native New England”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Martin Kantor’s book Passive-Aggression: Understanding the Sufferer, Helping the Victim was published in October 2017 by Praeger.

 

Sep, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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.”

 

Sep, 2018
Field Day ’18
Alums gather for outdoor games
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Sep, 2018
Campus Dance ’18
Roughly 11,000 attendees and 600 bobbing paper lanterns marked Brown's signature commencement Weekend nocturnal revel, which dates back more than 100 years.
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Sep, 2018
July/August ’18 Poll Results
How did you spend your summers in college?
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Sep, 2018
The Science of Aging
Brown scientists search for keys to living longer—and better.
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Illustration of a woman warily eyeing genetic symbols
Sep, 2018
Delighted To Meet You
Editor Pippa Jack joins the BAM
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September/October cover
Sep, 2018
Portraits of Love
A student uplifts women with cancer and their care teams
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Photo of Caleigh Steele ’20 and her sister Lynden
Sep, 2018
Robots Gone Rogue
New in cyber insecurity: hackable research robots
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Illustration of a robot
Aug, 2018
11
Danger Zone
Alexandra Ulmer ’11: The reporting life in Venezuela
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Image of Alexandra Ulmer taking notes, surrounded by Venezuelan children.
Aug, 2018
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Trying to Make Meaning
The 10th novel from Meg Wolitzer ’81 is her most political yet.
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Jul, 2018
MS

Richard Ellenbogen ’83 MD (see ’80).

 

Jul, 2018
GS

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

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Madeline Miller ’01 AM (see ’00).

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Jami Valentine ’98 ScM married Cecil Miller on Mar. 3 in an intimate ceremony in Longwood, Fla. In attendance were Gelonia Dent ’97 ScM ’99 PhD (current director at the Science Center at Brown), Dr. Gabrielle McLemore (who was a postdoctoral researcher at Brown 1997–99), and Jasmine Tyler ’99 AM.

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Carolyn Duby ’92 ScM (see ’89).

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Dan Hill ’84 AM has a new book coming out on Sept. 18, Famous Faces Decoded. He will be speaking in Providence on the book tour on Sept. 19.

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Mark Halliday ’76 AM (see ’71).
 

 

Jul, 2018
GS

Ido Jamar ’74 ScM, ’77 PhD (see Linda Antonucci ’69).

 

Jul, 2018
18

Michael Weisman (see Tony Weisman ’82).

 

Jul, 2018
18

Ernesto Renda (see Ernie Renda ’79).
 

 

Jul, 2018
17

Phoebe Erickson (see Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’57).

 

Jul, 2018
17

Benjamin N. Owens (see Stephen and Karen Carter Owens ’78).

 

Jul, 2018
15

Sophia Schein Renda (see Ernie Renda ’79).

 

Jul, 2018
15

Claire Kim ’16 MAT and Bianca Camacho ’16 are getting married. Claire writes: “Shout out to BUDS and the Blue Room, where we met and worked together.”

 

Jul, 2018
15

Kelly Buckley (see Reid Norris Buckley ’84).

 

Jul, 2018
15
Inner Life of a Goddess
Madeline Miller ’00, ’01 AM revisits the Circe story for the #MeToo era
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Photo of Madeline Miller, perusing antiquities at New York's Metropolitan Museum.
Jul, 2018
13

Lissette Jimenez and Peter Wilmot ’12 were married on Mar. 24 in Berkeley, Calif. Peter and Lissette were given away by family members who are also Brown alums; Thomas Wilmot ’77 (Peter’s dad) and Aaron Jimenez ’09 (Lissette’s brother).

 

Jul, 2018
12

Gabriela Lester-Coll and Jason Hardy were married in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in January.
 

 

Jul, 2018
11

Alicia Maule was featured on a podcast focused on social impact. It’s an in-depth conversation on how we use digital at the Innocence Project to amplify the voices of the wrongly convicted and use their narratives to help reform the criminal justice system.

 

Jul, 2018
10

Timothy Danser writes: “I got engaged and will be getting married in September. Additionally, I graduated from the Wharton School of Business with my MBA. I started work at an artificial intelligence software security company called Respond Software. I moved back to the Bay Area and am living in Silicon Valley.”

 

Jul, 2018
09

Devin Cohen and Sarah Cohen welcomed their first child, Isabelle, on Apr. 22, 2017.

 

Jul, 2018
07

Rachel Lubin Duvdevani announces her Sept. 3, 2017, wedding to Ben Duvdevani at Liberty House in Jersey City, N.J. Rachel is an assistant vice president at Wells Fargo Advisors and Ben is a director at Warner Music Group. In attendance were Rachel’s Brown roommate Amy Miksis and her husband, Jeff Miksis.    

 

Jul, 2018
07

David Braslow (see Patricia Gerbarg ’71).

 

Jul, 2018
05

Michael Westbrook and his wife, Natalie, announce the Aug. 6 birth of their son Henry Fulton Westbrook. He joins his three older siblings Ava, John, and Colette.

 

Jul, 2018
05

Lindsey West and her husband, Michael, announce the Apr. 6 birth of their daughter, Corinne Heather Rollock.

 

Jul, 2018
05

Isabel Martinez and Elizabeth Martinez ’04 are first-time aunts to niece Victoria.
 

 

Jul, 2018
05
Literary Leadership
Writer and editor Emily Nemens ’05 takes the helm at the Paris Review
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Jul, 2018
05
Pondering the Palate
How everything from our environment to our mood impacts what goes on in our mouths
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Illustration of woman adding a lot of salt
Jul, 2018
04

Grace Cheung ’08 MD married Thomas Yu in Cape May, N.J. In attendance were Eugene Cha; Michael Chang ’02; Junarm Choi ’98, ’03 ScM; Melissa Choi ’09 MD; Teddy Youn ’02, ’09 MD; and John Kim ’01. Grace works as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s digital director, and Tom is an outpatient pharmacy manager at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

Jul, 2018
03

Joanne Moreno Sharma and her husband, AJ Sharma, announce the Dec. 26 birth of their second child, Raquel Victoria Sharma. Raquel joins big brother Michael.
 

 

Jul, 2018
02

Aaron Seider has been promoted to associate professor with tenure by the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. His research and teaching interests include Latin literature, constructions of memory in Roman culture, and gender in the ancient world and its modern reception.
 

 

Jul, 2018
02

Evan Parness was promoted to partner at DLA Piper LLP (U.S.), a global law firm. Evan is an employment attorney in DLA’s New York City office. His practice includes counseling employers on compliance with employment laws and regulations, and advising on the employment aspects of merger and acquisitions and other business transactions. He also litigates harassment, discrimination, and non-compete matters.

Jul, 2018
02

Rustam Metha writes: “In 2015 Tal Schori ’03 and I started GRT Architects, a small design firm in Brooklyn, New York. We’ve since grown our office staff to five and have completed several projects with Brown alumni, including Medium White Tee, an installation in Hawaii with Emily Spivack ’01; Don Angie, a contemporary Italian restaurant in New York City with Michael Stillman; and a townhouse for Rachael Bedard ’05 and Gideon Friedman ’05. We look forward to working with Marvin Barksdale on a redevelopment project in Providence.”

 

Jul, 2018
02

Jocelyn Chong was the women’s silver medalist at the 2017 USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championship held in Oklahoma City in September. The race consisted of a 1.5-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. Jocelyn was also named the national champion in her age group (female 35-39). This achievement follows her debut in iron-distance racing at the 2016 Ironman World Championship. When she’s not training, Jocelyn is an attorney for the Hawaii State Judiciary and spends time outdoors with her husband and dog.

Jul, 2018
00

Linda Xochitl Tortolero was named president and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, the longest-standing Latina women’s organization in the nation, based in Chicago. She formally began her tenure on Sept. 18, 2017. Under Linda’s leadership, Mujeres Latinas en Acción will continue to advocate for and address the immediate needs facing Latina women and their families in the Chicagoland area and identify and implement effective solutions.

 

Jul, 2018
00

Jesse Rissman was selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018. Jesse works as an assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA.

Jul, 2018
00

Jamaica Maxwell and Nelson Mitchell welcomed Zora Eiko Maxwell Mitchell on Aug. 20, 2017. She joins big brother Enso, who started kindergarten in fall 2017.

Jul, 2018
00

Aimee Maxted Morin writes: “We welcomed our second child on a snowy Mother’s Day: May 10, 2015. Life has been full of fun since then, enjoying Colorado as a family of four. Stop by if you’re visiting the Rocky Mountain State.”

 

Jul, 2018
00

Madeline Miller ’01 AM started her tour for her new book, Circe, which included a stop at the Brown Bookstore in April. Her website is madelinemiller.com.

Jul, 2018
00
Catch a Wave
Jeff Zimbalist ’00 tracks Kelly Slater and his surfing buds from their Hawaii youth up into the pros
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Jul, 2018
99

Elizabeth Mackie Raleigh published the monograph Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line. Liz was also tenured and promoted to associate professor of sociology at Carleton College.

 

Jul, 2018
99

Jessica U. Meir writes: “Having completed my initial NASA astronaut candidate training in 2015, I’m awaiting a mission to the International Space Station. Let me know if you find yourself in Houston.”
 

 

Jul, 2018
99

Aida Leisenring created and developed a TV docuseries, The Last Defense, which aired on ABC in June. The seven-episode show, which she executive produced with Academy Award winning actress and producer Viola Davis, reveals flaws in the criminal justice system by focusing on current Death Row inmates with compelling innocence claims.

 

Jul, 2018
98

Junarm Choi (see Grace Cheung ’04).

 

Jul, 2018
97

Allen Thomas continues to enjoy his work at the Pingry School, where he is a Spanish teacher and middle school academic dean. His daughter started kindergarten this year, and his wife is a nurse at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J.

 

Jul, 2018
95

Sharmila Rao Thakkar writes: “I have relocated to New York City after living in Chicago for the past 17 years. It’s been a whirlwind transition year, and our family is at long last settling in and getting grounded. Building on the past few decades working in the philanthropy and nonprofit sector, I’ve started my own consulting practice. It provides coaching, writing, and planning services for diverse, new, and next-gen donors (individuals and families), foundations, and nonprofits to help them develop and strengthen their mission, operations, governance, communications, strategy, and grant-making. Drop me a line via linkedin.”

Jul, 2018
95

Miriam Rahav writes: “I am excited to share with my fellow Brownies my newest venture in creating change: I opened a multi-specialty functional/integrative medical center. We are making meaningful impacts on people living with irritable bowel syndrome and disease, autoimmunity hormone imbalances, and more. Check it out at (www.rahavwellness.com).”

 

Jul, 2018
95

Debi Cornwall returned to campus as a Fitt Artist-in-Residence to lead classes in the public humanities department and open an exhibition at the Carriage House Gallery. Her book, Welcome Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay, was released in 2017 by Radius Books.

 

Jul, 2018
95
Movement as Medicine
An alum finds new joy helping folks with Parkinson’s master the dance floor
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Jul, 2018
94

Randolph Eddy coauthored Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes, with Richard Clarke, published by HarperCollins.

 

Jul, 2018
93

Rebecca Schotland Wolsk is in Washington, D.C., and working in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice as a tax knowledge management associate.

Jul, 2018
93

Sarah Mahoney Huard writes: “I am living in my hometown of Barrington, Rhode Island, and working as a realtor in Providence at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. I’ve been working with many Brown alums and faculty members as clients and loving the interaction of Brown, Rhode Island, and real estate. I’m also licensed in Massachusetts, so I have been working with many Massachusetts hockey connections as clients. I am raising two teenage hockey players, who both attend La Salle Academy in Providence, and I have two lab rescue dogs.”

Jul, 2018
93

Christy Harper writes: “My family and I moved to Morris County, New Jersey. It would be great to reconnect with classmates in the area.”

Jul, 2018
93

Andrew Borodach writes: “In 2016, my wife, Rachel Wolf (Barnard ’99), and I had our first child, Kira Ruth. We live in New York City. After a 15-year career as an international merger and acquisition lawyer (including at AIG during the 2008 financial crisis, where I oversaw the divestiture of AIG’s Asian assets), I am the head of AIG’s merger and acquisition integration separation office, overseeing all operational aspects of the company’s acquisitions and divestitures.”

 

Jul, 2018
93

Rudrani Banik opened a new private practice in New York City. She specializes in ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and migraine. She is introducing a novel approach to chronic eye disease and headaches, which emphasizes nutrition and lifestyle changes. Visit her website at www.rudranibanikmd.com to learn more.

 

Jul, 2018
91

Susan Tenner writes: “I am the cofounder and executive director of the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), an innovative diverse middle school focused on sustainability education. We’re looking for a diverse group of educators, fundraisers, and marketers for our board and staff. Fellow Bruin alums would be ideal. Please write me to raise your hand or just say hi.”

Jul, 2018
91

John Pijanowski has been living abroad in Kutaisi, Georgia, as a Fulbright scholar.

Jul, 2018
91

Grace Lo is the parent of Adrian Lee, class of 2021. She writes: “Helping my son move to Archibald reminded me of my freshman year in the same building. The dorms are nicer now, with modern kitchens and even a Ben & Jerry’s vending machine.”

 

Jul, 2018
91

Jean Gorman writes: “Last summer I was ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church. As a pastor and psychologist, I serve the 150-plus churches of the Pacific Southwest region as director of ministerial health, helping churches and vocational ministry.”

Jul, 2018
91

Douglas Feinstein (see David Feinstein ’64).

 

Jul, 2018
90

Gil Griffin writes: “After a few years of traveling back and forth to Australia for on-location reporting and research, I published Jumping at the Chance: From the Court to the Field, How NBA Hopefuls Are Changing Australian Rules Football (JABberwocky Literary Agency Inc.) The book tracks the individual journeys of four former NCAA Men’s Basketball players and two amateur sportswomen, attempting to become the first American-born and -bred athletes ever to play in the professional Australian Football League (AFL) or its sister competition, Australian Football League Women (AFLW). The Australian version of the book, Jumping at the Chance: From NBA Hopefuls to AFL Prospects: The Players of the American Experiment, was published in Australia in 2016, and both editions are available online. If you have never heard of the sport, the U.S. edition’s prologue features a complete explanation of the game, beginning with its subtitle: It’s Not Rugby.

Jul, 2018
89

James Williams was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the CFO role at the Department of Labor. The CFO works closely with the secretary and is responsible for the agency’s $12 billion budget and the financial statement audit. The CFO also works with the secretary and agency leadership on setting the agency’s overall strategic direction.

Jul, 2018
89

Carolyn Duby ’92 ScM is living in Westport, Mass., with her husband, David Swift, and children Abigail and Andrew. Carolyn is a solutions engineer at Hortonworks. Carolyn completed a data science specialization and is working in big data. She is also the chair of the Westport Cultural Council, where she advocates for the arts.

 

Jul, 2018
89

Ravi Chandra’s book Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks has won a Silver Nautilus Book Award in Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought. More details are available at facebuddha.co. Ravi’s long-form essay in support of gun control, Guns Are Not Our God! The NRA Is Not Our Church!, is also now available at online retailers.

 

Jul, 2018
88

Joshua Ravitz writes: “I moved to Israel 10 years ago with my family, practiced securities law at a big firm in Tel Aviv for 10 years, and moved to an in-house legal counsel position at Amdocs in Ra’anana.”

Jul, 2018
86

Susan McAuliffe Wiczynski writes: “I still have kids in elementary and middle school and occasionally wish I’d gotten an earlier start as my empty-nester friends flit about in Europe and the Caribbean. The public school fundraising machine got its hooks in me, and I’m in my sixth year shaking down the community for funds to pay for teachers and supplies that were free back in the ’70s. I also spend two days a week doing fundraising for the San Diego office of the International Rescue Committee. My husband and I started improv classes this year—super fun, and not quite as hard as it looks.”

 

Jul, 2018
86

Jim Turner writes: “Theresa Turner and I are now empty nesters. The two oldest graduated from Stonehill College. The younger twins Jillian Turner ’20 and Kelsey Turner ’20 both run on the cross-country and track teams.”

 

Jul, 2018
86

Daveed Frazier, a minimally invasive spine surgeon in New York City and New Jersey, had his second Tony nomination as a Broadway producer for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. This is a rock opera based on 75 pages from War and Peace.

 

Jul, 2018
86

Steven Fern’s niece, Emily Winston ’20, and nephew, Benjamin Winston ’19, are enjoying Brown. Steven’s kids are both in high school (Maxwell is a senior and Samantha is a freshman). He writes that his plastic surgery practice is going well and life is good in Greenwich, Conn. There are many local Brown alums in the area and a very active Brown Club of Fairfield County.

 

Jul, 2018
86

Deborah Fletcher Blum writes: “I am making a documentary about my relative, Carl Laemmle, one of the founders of Universal Studios, who saved Jews from Nazi Germany, and would like to let Brown friends know about upcoming screenings in the next year or two. If you lived in the off-campus co-op Millhouse from fall 1983 to spring 1984 please contact me.”

Jul, 2018
85

Michael Weiss writes: “We are now empty-nesters. Our son, Henry, is a junior at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and our daughter, Greta, is a first year at Yale.”

 

Jul, 2018
85

David Weinrib and Elizabeth Wahls write that they had fun visiting College Hill last July on the way to Block Island. They thought the campus looked great and were glad to see a few favorites remain after 30-plus years—like the Cable Car Cinema.

 

Jul, 2018
85

Robert Cunningham writes: “My wife, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham ’86, will lead Carnegie Mellon University’s new Neuroscience Institute. As for me, I’ll be leaving MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory to work at CMU’s Software Engineering Institute and CMU’s CyLab. Thanks to Brown and its engineering faculty for our respective starts.”

 

Jul, 2018
84

Reid Norris Buckley invites any classmates who want a break by the water to be in touch. She is happy her daughter Kelly Buckley ’15 is back on the East Coast. She loves connecting with the D.C. classmates periodically, especially Patricia Langan.

 

Jul, 2018
83

Jeremy Gaies published a new book, A Clear and Easy Guide to Collaborative Divorce. He also cofounded Tampa Bay Collaborative Trainers, a training group that prepares professionals to help families transition through divorce in a peaceful, out-of-court manner. Jeremy writes: “I love working with families, but my favorite thing of all is spending time with my own family, including Lisa Kellstedt Gaies ’85, Sarah, and Talia.”

Jul, 2018
82

Tony Weisman writes: “After working in the advertising industry in Chicago since graduation, I’m thrilled to have made the jump to the client side as the chief marketing officer of Dunkin’ Brands. My wife, Tracy Brownell Weisman ’84, and I have relocated to Boston and are looking forward to reconnecting with East Coast friends. Our son, Michael Weisman ’18, graduated from Brown in May.”

 

Jul, 2018
82

Vicky Oliver writes: “It was fun to see so many classmates at our May 2017 reunion. The turnout was higher than it was for the past two reunions, part of the reason why the class of ’82 won the ‘Class of the Year’ award, a great honor. In my own news, I finally got my debut novel published.”

Jul, 2018
82

Conrad Herrmann writes: “I’ve moved. I am stilling living in the San Francisco Bay Area, doing a lot of nonprofit work these days. Happy to host any visitors passing through the area.”

 

Jul, 2018
81

Katherine J. Wheaton writes: “In May 2015, I graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (Baltimore), with my MSN. I completed a yearlong nurse residency at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland, and am a registered nurse in direct patient care. I love being a nurse, but the long shifts are admittedly difficult. My husband, Jeffrey Zalusky, and I travel as much as we can and visited Australia in February. We are able to check off diving and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef from our bucket list.”

 

Jul, 2018
81

Mary Frates was promoted to professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in July 2017. She is an assistant director of ultrasound in the department of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is married to John Parziale ’79.

 

Jul, 2018
81

John Bauman writes: “I met up with my freshman roommate Rob Goldberg for the first time in more than 36 years over breakfast at Factor’s Deli in Los Angeles. As a grandpa twice over, he looks ridiculously young. I discovered I was having dinner next to a Kevin Kline look alike, Richard Wright ’82, whom I never knew at Brown but have subsequently become good friends with. My daughter Isabelle Bauman ’19 is still loving Brown.”

 

Jul, 2018
81
The Privacy Pro
An Internet law pioneer, she’s now a gatekeeper for personal data
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Illustration of Dominique Shelton holding binoculars
Jul, 2018
80

Richard Ellenbogen’s ’83 MD daughter Rachel L. Ellenbogen ’11, ’18 MD, graduated this year.

 

Jul, 2018
80

Diane E. Dresdale is a proud mother to Marielle (Ellie) Rogoff ’21. Diane writes: “Ellie is loving Brown. Go, Bears.”

Jul, 2018
80

Jacqueline B. Bechek was appointed the female board of trustees member of the BMW Car Club of America Foundation. The Foundation teaches teens safe driving, maintain BMW archives, and operates as a BMW Museum in Greenville, S.C.

Jul, 2018
79

Margaret E. Thomas completed the Providence CVS Downtown 5K for the ninth year in a row. She entered a new age group this year and finished 12th out of 77 women in the 60 to 69 group.

Jul, 2018
79

Ernie Renda and Louisa Schein live in Somerset, N.J. Louise began her 25th year as a professor at Rutgers Univ., with joint appointments in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, after receiving her doctorate from UC Berkeley. Ernie, a graduate of Georgetown Law, has a solo law practice in Bridgewater, N.J. Their daughter, Sophia Schein Renda ’15, completed her master’s in education at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and teaches in the Philadelphia public schools. Their son, Ernesto Renda, Brown-RISD ’18, completed the joint program and is a past student head of the Brown Arts Initiative.

Jul, 2018
79

Orlando Kirton writes that he has been surgeon-in-chief and chairman of the general surgery division at Abington Hospital–Jefferson Health in Abington, Pa.; vice chairman of the Jefferson Health enterprise; and professor of surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Univ. in Philadelphia.

 

Jul, 2018
79

Jeanne McCulloch is publishing a memoir, All Happy Families, this August. This is her first book after a lifetime on the other side of the desk as an editor at the Paris Review and Tin House.

Jul, 2018
78

Stephen and Karen Carter Owens write that Steve is president of the class of ’78 and also serves as president of the Brown Association of Class Leaders and on the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors. Karen is a partner with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC in Phoenix, practicing health care law. Steve is a partner with Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, also in Phoenix. Their younger son, Benjamin N. Owens ’17, is working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Their older son, John C. Owens (Tulane ’10), is a research analyst with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and a graduate student at Arizona State Univ. 

Jul, 2018
77

Thomas Wilmot (see Lissette Jimenez ’13).

Jul, 2018
77

James Aguiar was recognized in June 2017 by the Exelon Corporation for his fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Illinois, granting the organization $10,000. He is captain of the Polar Plunge team, Ice-A-Topes for Cami. The team is named for his Special Olympian granddaughter, a childhood stroke survivor. He plunged as an individual in 2012 and the team has been plunging since 2013, raising over $80,000 over the past six years.

 

Jul, 2018
76

Deborah Good Miller writes that she is enjoying family, friends, and promoting Brookline, Mass., for notable shops, destination dining, and good entertainment. 

 

Jul, 2018
76

Felix Alberto Granados has self-published his first book, Refugee: An American Story, available at Lulu.com. It is a fast-paced and entertaining autobiography about his family’s lives in America when they were forced to leave Cuba in 1960 after Fidel Castro took control of the country. It has a chapter about his four years at Brown as a student and captain of the soccer team, which won three consecutive Ivy League titles and finished ranked third in the country. He has a 37-year-old son and a 27-year-old daughter who both work for his real estate development company in Florida. He has homes in Florida, Maui, and Oregon and spends his time working, windsurfing, and exploring new adventures.

Jul, 2018
76

Maria Defino Whitsett writes: “It’s been a year of transitions for us. I retired from educational consulting and policy work; one son graduated from college last year and now lives and works in San Antonio; and our other son entered the U.S. Army. Hayden and I are readjusting to this flexibility. Fun stuff.”

Jul, 2018
76

Alice Drueding was one of two honor laureates and judges for the 20th International Invitational Poster Exhibition held at Colorado State Univ. in Fort Collins, Colo. Her work was on exhibit in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art from Sept. to Nov. 2017.

 

Jul, 2018
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Breaking Down the Binary
Male? Female? How about neither, both, or something else entirely?
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Portrait of Dréya St. Clair ‘05 and Kate Bornstein ’69
Jul, 2018
The Aging Crisis
Can we get ready for a surge in the need for eldercare, before it’s too late?
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