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Rochester Review
May-June 2010
Vol. 72, No. 5

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River Campus Undergraduate: 1950s and earlier


Glenn Rayson (see ’99).


Denis Radefeld has won an award for excellence in community service from Leadership Lorain County in Ohio. A retired surgeon, Denis is a board member of the Lorain County Free Clinic, which serves patients without health insurance. He and his wife, Carol, a nurse and surgical assistant, have also served with Medical Ministry International since 1983. In February, Denis and Carol traveled to the Dominican Republic, near the border with Haiti, to care for earthquake victims. The trip marked their 53rd two-week medical mission abroad.


Barbara Chandler Rayson (see ’99).


Rosa Drake Julstrom ’47E (MA) was a presenter at the November 2009 conference, “Music and the Arts: Our Hope for the Future,” in Natchez, Miss. She writes: “The conference was a tribute to the late William Grant Still, dean of Afro-American composers, and much admired by [composer, conductor, and director of the Eastman School from 1924 to 1964] Howard Hanson.” Rosa performed piano music by Still and solos by Clifford Julstrom ’48E (PhD).


Joe Sberro writes that he and Roger Moore held a two-man reunion last October. “Rog flew from his home on Amelia Island, Fla., to join me for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Rog has returned to his first love, photography, and wanted to take pictures of the myriad special balloon shapes. I took Rog on a trip along the Turquoise Trail to the notorious Mineshaft Saloon. The photo is of the two of us in the barroom, with me hoisting a small libation.” Joe adds that, as a Navy photographer in World War II, Roger served in China and photographed Chinese workers in and around Shanghai in 1945. Early this year, he had a one-man exhibition of these black-and-white prints in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Roger has also contributed photo illustrations to four books. Joe retired after 50 years of information technology consulting, including 10-year stints with the National Cancer Institute, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the National Weather Service. He writes: “For the Weather Service, I worked in South America and the Caribbean installing meteorology stations at airports such as Bolivia’s El Alto, at 13,000 feet.” In retirement, Joe has been providing pro bono information technology services to a nonprofit group in Albuquerque that sponsors Native American youth soccer teams on the reservations and pueblos. “Next spring,” Joe writes, “I will head to Rog’s place on Amelia Island to do some surf fishing along their lovely Atlantic Coast.”


Chesley Kahmann writes that she has released a new CD, Twenty-Six Minus X (Orbiting Clef Productions), a musical play that she performs with her singing group, the Interludes. The recording is the 4th volume in Chesley’s Kahmann Touch series.


Arthur Miller ’08 (Honorary), University Professor at the New York University School of Law, sends an update. In February, he gave the commencement address for the 2010 graduating class of Concord Law School, the nation’s first online law school. He also received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the institution. In March, an exhibition of part of his collection of woodblock prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi opened at the Japan Society in New York City. And in April, a ceremony was held at NYU to dedicate the 2010 volume of the Annual Survey of American Law to Miller. The quarterly journal, edited by law students at the university and devoted to analyzing legal trends, has dedicated each volume to a prominent jurist, scholar, or practitioner since its founding in 1947. Among those speaking at the ceremony were Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former ABC news anchor Charles Gibson.


Tom Worosz writes: “I want to thank the University and all of my classmates who were involved in planning and executing the events surrounding the Class of ’59’s 50th reunion this past October. From the welcoming dinner on the first night, through the various meetings and seminars, to the presentation to each of the attending alumni of a special 50th UR remembrance medallion, a job well done and a BIG thank you.” Tom adds that he took a six-week trip through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam starting in late January. He created a blog of his adventures at