University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 1970s

Reunion News

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering classes celebrating reunions

October 6–8, 2006

Slater Society: All post-50th Reunion Classes
65th Reunion: 1941
60th Reunion: 1946
55th Reunion: 1951
50th Reunion: 1956
45th Reunion: 1961
40th Reunion: 1966
35th Reunion: 1971
30th Reunion: 1976
25th Reunion: 1981
20th Reunion: 1986
15th Reunion: 1991
10th Reunion: 1996
5th Reunion: 2001

More about Meliora Weekend

Susan Forsyth W (see ’68). . . . Ronnee Press Lipman (see ’69). . . . Paul Mintz ’74M (MD) writes, “I’ve had an interesting year as president of the American Association of Blood Banks, an 800-member standard-setting, accrediting, educational, research-funding, and governmental advisory association. I still have my day job as professor of pathology and medicine and director of the Clinical Laboratories and Transfusion Services at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville.”

David Epstein ’72S (MBA) writes, “As an employee of the Government Accountability Office, I completed a special assignment last year: I was assigned to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, for which I visited Navy laboratories, discussed my analysis with the commissioners, and testified for several hours on C-SPAN.” . . . Jim Moloshok is president of Media Ventures, a division of HBO. Previously, Jim was senior vice president of entertainment and content relationships at Yahoo!. . . . John Rayson (see ’99).

Gregory Conrad was inducted into the Nichols School’s Athletic Hall of Fame last September. Gregory was on the football, basketball, and baseball teams at the Buffalo prep school. . . . George Kraus is part of a team at PhytoMedical Technologies working on synthesizing several cinnamon-derived compounds to combat type 2 diabetes. . . . Naomi Siegel (see ’99).

Joyce Carbonell is director of the women’s studies program and professor of psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee. . . . Barry ’79M (PhD) and Rebecca Belkin Rosenstein ’74 announce the birth of their granddaughter, Eliana Orit, on August 21, 2005, to their daughter, Simmie, and her husband, Ronen Hefetz. Barry and Rebecca also have a grandson, Joshua Saks, 1. Barry is professor of radiation oncology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Rebecca is a senior director of biostatistics at Pfizer. They live in New York City.

Patti Jackson is director of corporate relations for the South Atlantic division of the Greater Richmond (Va.) American Cancer Society. . . . Judy Shribman Ron is executive director of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia. . . . Rebecca Belkin Rosenstein (see ’73).

Jimmie Reyna is president-elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He is chair of the international trade and customs practice group at the Washington, D.C. law firm Williams Mullen. . . . Ronald Shapiro, manager of IBM Enterprise Technical Learning and president of the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology division of the American Psychological Association, received the Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society last September. . . . Arlene Switzer Steinfeld, a partner with the Dallas law firm Hughes & Luce, has been elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. . . . Robert Vigoda, a member of the law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, was selected as one of the top 100 attorneys in the United States by Worth magazine. Robert is a trusts and estates attorney in the firm’s Boston office.

Patrick Mannelly has been elected to the board of directors for UST, a holding company for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco and International Wine & Spirits. Patrick, a certified public accountant, retired as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises in 2004. . . . Bradlee Townsend is a partner in the Buffalo law office of Harris Beach. He leads the firm’s residential real estate practice group.

Amy Lansky is the author of Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy.

Gary Lindenbaum is a surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and is a clinical associate professor of surgery at the university’s medical college.

Richard Ancowitz is a coauthor of
Weitz on Automobile Litigation: The No-Fault Handbook, 10th edition. Richard is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator in Albany and New York City. . . . Marsha Baum, a law professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, is a coauthor of Internet Surf and Turf Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media. . . . Victor Borden is associate vice president for university planning, institutional research, and accountability at Indiana University. . . . Kurt Gerstner is the author of the murder mystery A Complex Solution, his first novel. . . . Valerie Leeds is the author of Robert Henri: The Painted Spirit. The book accompanied an exhibition of Henri’s paintings at the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City at the end of last year. . . . Keith Paul is vice president of supply chain operations for the North American region at CellStar Corp., a wireless communications company.