University of Rochester

Rochester Review
January–February 2014
Vol. 76, No. 3

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Graduate/Arts, Sciences & Engineering


Alice Denham (MA) has written a book, Secrets of San Miguel (Madeira Press).


Walter Cooper (PhD) was awarded the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s highest honor for philanthropy, the Joe U. Posner Founders Award, in September. The first African American to receive a doctorate in chemistry from the University, Walter began his career as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak, working his way up to manager of research innovation and obtaining multiple patents in polymerization during his three decades with the company. An activist during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, Walter became associate director of Action for a Better Community, was a founding member of the Urban League of Rochester, and served on the New York State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. In later years, he helped found the city of Rochester’s urban-suburban transfer program and served as a New York State regent. In 2008, the University awarded him the Frederick Douglass Medal. He continues to work with the regents, advocating for educational rights for the children of migrant workers.


Bobby Mills (MA) has written Corporate Christianity: How Double-Minded Pastors Are Hijacking Christianity (Morgan James Publishing).


Bradley Paxton (PhD) has written Pictures, Pop Bottles, and Pills: Kodak Electronic Technology That Made a Better World, But Didn’t Save the Day (Fossil Press). Bradley is CEO of ADI, a Rochester-based developer of data quality management systems.


Stanley Mainzer (PhD) (see ’09 College).


Rosalyn Engelman (MS), a fine artist in New York City, was commissioned for a painting to be installed in Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1952 Brandes House in Sammamish, Wash. Rosalyn studied Japanese art and art history at Rochester and crafted her painting in context with the Brandes House’s Japanese-inspired interior design. She unveiled the work at a reception held at her studio in October.


Jane Dubin (MS) (see ’78 College).


David Higgins (PhD) (see ’80 Eastman).


Richard Kronick (PhD) has been named director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.