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Rochester Review
May–June 2012
Vol. 74, No. 5

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New Music Hall of Fame Features Eastman Grads

The first inductees into the new City of Rochester Music Hall of Fame include several Eastman alumni. Among the nine inductees were flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer ’43E, formerly of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to win a principal chair in a major American orchestra; arranger, producer, and conductor Jeff Tyzik ’73E, ’77E (MM), now in his 17th season as the principal pops conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Strouse ’47E, composer of “Those Were the Days,” the theme song of the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, as well as the scores for the Broadway musicals Annie and Bye, Bye Birdie; and smooth jazz artist Chuck Mangione ’63E, best known for his composition and flugelhorn performance on the 1977 hit “Feels So Good.” The inductees were formally recognized in April at a ceremony at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Chemical Engineer Recognized for Environmental Achievement

John Seinfeld ’64, the Louis E. Nohl Professor and professor of chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been named one of two winners of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, among the most coveted awards in environmental science. Seinfeld was cited for his research on the origin, chemical composition, and evolution of particles in the atmosphere. That research led to the development of a mathematical model used by many states to control smog and comply with the Clean Air Act. The John & Alice Tyler Prize, administered at the University of Southern California and consisting of a gold medallion and a cash award, has been presented annually since 1974.

Marine Scientist Honored by Virginia Governor, Science Museum

John Milliman ’60 has been named one of three Outstanding Scientists of 2012 by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the Science Museum of Virginia in the state capitol of Richmond. The Chancellor Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Milliman has focused his most recent research on river discharge—in particular, the impact of human activities on river discharge of water, sediment, and dissolved solids into oceans. This research culminated in his coauthorship of River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis (Cambridge University Press) and the world’s largest database of scientific information on rivers, with records on 1,534 rivers around the world.