University of Rochester

Rochester Review
May-June 2009
Vol. 71, No. 5

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River Campus Undergraduate 1970s


Jenny Servo ’82W (PhD) is founder and president of Dawnbreaker Inc., which was recognized by the Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG as one of the “Rochester Top 100” fastest growing privately held companies in western New York’s nine-county region. The company, which Jenny founded in 1990, helps small technology firms develop commercialization plans.


Walker Smith, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, sends news of a “multigenerational, multiclass interaction.” He writes: “Cara Sucher ’93, who is the manager of laboratory science at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, met with me after I off-loaded from the Swedish icebreaker Oden in McMurdo this past January. Cara annually deploys from October through February to McMurdo, where she oversees the laboratory efforts of more than 70 National Science Foundation–funded projects and coordinates research support for these projects, including instrumentation, field efforts, and sample processing. I served as chief scientist on the latest Oden cruise during its voyage from Montevideo to McMurdo and conducted collaborative sea ice algal studies en route to assess the production and cycling of bioactive gases.”


In February, Elliot Krauss and his wife, Lily, celebrated the second birthday of their grandson, Atticus, born to Jeremy Krauss and Bridget Keough. Elliot writes: “I have been the chairman of pathology at the Princeton University Medical Center for almost 20 years. The years pass too quickly. Only a moment ago it was midwinter on the U of R campus—cold, overcast, and four feet of snow on the ground. Opted for the tunnels, since they were warmer. I blinked, it is 35 years later, and I am a grandpa.”


Jane Weintraub writes that the organization she directs, the Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health (nicknamed the CAN DO Center), is the recipient of the largest grant in the history of the University of California–San Fransisco’s dental school, with which the CAN DO Center is affiliated. Jane, who holds degrees in both dentistry and public health, is also the principal investigator for the CAN DO Center and will be using the grant to launch new programs to prevent early childhood tooth decay. . . . Mark Moretti, an attorney at Phillips Lytle in Rochester, has been elected chair of the trial lawyers section of the New York State Bar Association.


Rick Shorin ’78S (MBA) sends an update: He was appointed to the planning commission of the Whitpain Township, located near Philadelphia, in January 2008. He writes: “It has been a great experience. I have gotten to know and see more about our community in the past year since I was appointed than in the prior 14 that we have lived here. I encourage people to get involved in their local community, to speak up, and have an impact on others.”