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

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Jim (Rush) Rees (MS) (see ’57 undergraduate).


Mary Switzer Rees (MA) (see ’57 undergraduate). . . . Charles Sanders (PhD) has published a book, Did Jesus Believe in Genesis? (Holy Fire Publishing). He writes: “Mixing a long career in nuclear engineering with Christian apologetics, I argue that the theological modifications required for the acceptance of the biased assumptions of evolution and the big bang are utterly disastrous for biblical Christianity.”


John Webster (PhD), a professor emeritus in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s college of engineering, sends an update. In May 2011, he and his wife, Nancy, “spent a week in Dublin at the same time Queen Elizabeth and President Obama visited. Until September, Nancy was busy volunteering with community, museum, and University League groups. She had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator installed because of rhythm problems and is recovering from that. I continue teaching biomedical instrumentation and design and am involved with various research projects. Four faculty from Vietnam spent a month here with me to study our methods of teaching. In December, I spent three weeks in Saudi Arabia, demonstrating our methods of teaching.” John and Nancy have four grown children as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


John Barry (MA), an author and historian, has written a book, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul (Viking Press).


Michael Millard (PhD), a former financial advisor at Merrill Lynch who teaches in the English department at the State University of New York at Geneseo, has written a book, Tariel’s Way: A Spiritual Adventure (Huston Road Press). Set in western Asia in the 12th century, it’s the story of an elderly man named Tariel to whom young people turn for advice.


Leonard Jason (PhD), professor of psychology at DePaul University, and David Glenwick (PhD), professor of psychology at Fordham University, have coedited Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research (APA Books). In addition, Leonard has coedited Recovery from Addictions in Communal Living Settings: The Oxford House Model (Routledge).


Dave Schlosser S (MBA) (see ’91 undergraduate).


Milan Smiljanic S (MBA) writes that he welcomed a son, Nik Smiljanic, last October.


John Ambrosi (MS) (see ’84 undergraduate).


Melany Silas W (MS) (see ’99 undergraduate).


Betsy Huang (PhD) has published a book, Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan). Betsy is an associate professor of English at Clark University. . . . Michael Parrinello S (MBA) (see ’99 undergraduate). . . . Kate Washington S (MBA) (see ’99 undergraduate).


Aaron Evans S (MBA) (see ’03 undergraduate).


Yu-Huei (Tina) Lin S (MBA) and Tse-Han (Jason) Wu S (MBA) were married in March. They write: “Thanks, Simon School, for letting us meet each other here in the beautiful city of Rochester.”


Maiko Barcomb S (MS) has been named to the board of trustees of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. She teaches at Plattsburgh State in the management, international business and information systems, and marketing and entrepreneurship departments.