University of Rochester

Rochester Review
September-October 2009
Vol. 72, No. 1

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Roger Cason (MS) (see ’51 undergraduate).


Juris Draguns (PhD), a professor emeritus of psychology at Pennsylvania State University, spoke before the New York Academy of Sciences in May on the role of empathy in fostering intercultural contacts.


Matt Young (PhD) (see ’62 undergraduate).


Adrienne Kroman Lehrer, a professor emerita of linguistics at the University of Arizona, has completed an updated and revised edition of Wine and Conversation (Oxford). The book explores the language of wine descriptions.


Charles Munnerlyn (PhD), an optical engineer, pioneer in the field of laser vision correction, and University trustee, received one of the highest individual honors offered by Texas A&M University, that of Distinguished Alumnus. He graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1962. . . . Edward Markowski (MS) (see ’67 undergraduate).


Gary Ostrower (PhD), a professor of history at Alfred University, has been named a Kruson Distinguished Professor in recognition of “long and dedicated service, commitment to academic quality, and the strong sense of humanity shown to students” at Alfred.


Chao-chin Tung (MS), the vice chairman of China Development Financial, has been named the president of the company and the chairman of its subsidiary, China Development Industrial Bank.


James Garvey (PhD), chair of the Department of Communications and Professional Writing at Augusta State University in Georgia, was awarded the Richard S. Wallace Distinguished Service Award. He has been a faculty member at Augusta State since 1979 and has served as faculty adviser to the Bell Ringer campus newspaper, campus chair of the “A Day for ASU” campaign, and a member and president of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, among other posts.


Kathy Carrese Gerbasi (PhD) (see ’71 undergraduate).


Efrain Rivera S (MBA) has been appointed vice president of finance and administration at Houghton College. . . . Mike Rosato S (MBA) (see ’79 undergraduate).


Steve Meyer S (MBA), the executive vice president and president of U.S. and Canada business for the medical diagnostic equipment manufacturer Welch Allyn, won the Leonard Berke Achievement Award, given by the Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council. The award recognizes Steve’s contributions to the industry and his leadership roles at the council. . . . Predrag Cicovacki (PhD) has been promoted to the rank of full professor in the philosophy department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.


Andreas Arvanitoyeorgos (PhD), a lecturer in the mathematics department of the University of Patras in Greece, has been promoted to assistant professor. . . . Katrina Bruchak Zalatan S (MBA) has been named the associate dean and director of undergraduate programs at Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics. . . . Rebecca Hirth Goffman (MS) (see ’90 undergraduate).


Gene Hayworth (MA), the associate faculty director of the business library at the University of Colorado, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University in Germany during the spring 2010 semester


Julie Apolito Rehm (PhD) is the senior associate dean and associate vice president of strategic initiatives at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Previously, she was the senior director of government relations at the Cleveland Clinic.


Dan Moses (PhD) has published The Promise of Progress: The Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan (University of Missouri), an examination of the life and work of the pioneering anthropologist who lived in Rochester in the 19th century.


Kirsi Peltomaki (PhD), an assistant professor of art history at Oregon State University, is a participant in Call + Response, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Ore. The exhibit, which was launched in June and runs until October 31, follows nearly three years of discussion, studio visits, and exchanges of ideas among eight pairs of artists and art historians, all of whom teach in Oregon colleges and universities. Kirsi contributes commentary on works by fiber artist Jiseon Lee Isbara.


Thomas Douglas W (EdD) has been appointed the superintendent of schools for the Chenango Valley school district in New York’s southern tier.