ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
Heinz Bertelsmann is a professor emeritus at Bard College.
After a visit to I-House, Art Tichenor writes, "There is much that has changed but to an old-timer like me, it is still the same wonderful place for so many memories. He recalled giving a building tour to Prime Minister Nehru of India who wanted to see how Indian students were living.
George Gourrich, who is now retired, is the Founding Chairman of Emeritus
Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and volunteers on the
Clinical Faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine.
From Terje Jacobsen who returned to Norway after a month in Berkeley, "It is
quite unreal how quickly you can be moved from one end of the world to the other
these days. Physically, I am all here, but my soul is left far behind. Give me back
the good, old days of ocean liners. When you traveled in comfort, made friends on
the journey, and felt the anticipation rise as you got nearer to shore, a new world
to explore at the other end. Berkeley feels like home. I always visit I-House, the
place where so many lasting friendships have been formed over the years.
Gloria Meyer Exline is mayor of Vallejo, CA.
Lorna Stone Rubinchik writes, "For me, I-House has been a state of mind
projected into my existence, one of listening, understanding, friendship, and an
insatiable curiosity to visit the many lands represented by I-House. Lorna has a
little theatre, the Ventura Court Theatre, in Studio City, CA
Charles Holloway and Marilyn Hall Holloway visited I-House just before the
U.C.-Nevada football game (we won that one!). "We ate in the Dining Hall and
had a fine lunch. The place is looking good!"
Patricia Mathewson is a docent at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA.
Henry Lurie recently started a three-year term on the Cal Alumni Association
Board of Directors.
John Conroy stopped by during travels that have included visits with Basil
Hoare, Dick Wilson, Terttu Puhakka, Mahmood Suleiman, Jack Mahshi and
Celeste Lipow MacLeod.
Lloyd Barber stopped by in January. He is retired after serving for 15 years as
President of the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Roy Portugal was in Rio de Janeiro where he saw Nicolau Bina Machado who
is retired from Occidental Petroleum in Brazil and Daphnis Ferreira Souto who
has a medical consulting firm. They send their hellos.
John Corley finished a second Master's, this time in English, and is writing an
anthology of Mexican and Mexican American stories.
Louis Drouot writes from France, "The spirit of International House blossomed
within my family. The photo shows it all! Sunday Supper here has the flavor and
the laughs of I-House back in 1969-'70!" Shown above, Louis with his wife,
Magali, and their children from left: Emmanuel, Thomas (from South Korea),
Helene (from Madagascar), and Marie (from South Korea). Louis founded Erdyn
Consultants which focuses on Industrial R&D.
Marta Borges sends greetings from her home in Cuba, "With my heart full of
wonderful, beautiful and unforgettable memories" from her stay at I-House with
the International Community Development Seminar.
Joan Plaisted is Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the
Republic of Kiribati, two tropical countries in the Pacific.
Ojars Greste teaches computer applications for building construction at the
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Walter Graf is a professor and Director of the Hydraulics Laboratory at the Ecole
Poytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has just finished three books on fluvial
hydraulics in French but soon to be published in English.
Jerry Bloch practices law in Santa Ana CA and lives with his wife and two
children in Laguna Beach where he serves on the Board of Directors of the Laguna
Beach Art Museum and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UCLA
Congratulations to Anne Braude who made her first fiction sale this year, "The
Quincunx Solution," a story about an alchemist's cat that appeared in Catfantastic
Owen Clayton volunteers as Second Cantor at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church
in Irvine, CA and prepares liturgical translations for the parish. "Knew the Greek
would come in handy one day!"
Jaime Benchimol writes, "It has been 16 years since I left I-House, but to this day
I still miss it!"
Kent Fogleman is a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park,
CA, specializing in Alaskan earthquakes. "My wife, Elaine, and I will celebrate our
10th wedding anniversary in September. Twins, Sam and Shayna, will turn 9 in
May. Sam is a Muscular Dystrophy Association's Goodwill Ambassador." Kent
keeps in contact with Lotis Cajoleas, Vassilis Evmolpidis, Friedrich Janko,
Norm Raley, and Iqbal Serang.
Juliana Cheng performed with the Watsonville Band during Fourth of July
festivities at the White House.
Hidefumi Yamagami returned to Tokyo after four years in London where he
enjoyed the Cal Alumni Club, Berkeley in Britain, and re-connected with I-House
friend Karen Greenberg McConnell.
Thomas Mollers is a law professor at the University of Augsburg, Germany.
Eric Schmidt, Chief of Technology at Sun Microsystems, was named CEO of
Novell, a software company, in March.
Ronny Kusuma Muntoro is President of PT Aerowisata in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Susan Covino Bradforth works for USC's International Business Education and
Research Center. Stephen Bradforth is a faculty member at USC. They met at I-
House and married last year.
From Katie Leydorf Dustin, "I'm really looking forward to the 80's reunion. It
would be great if staff are there, too - Barbara Lynch, Sherry Warrick, Betsy
Bacon, and Vangie Buell!"
Editor's note: They're all planning to come!
Michael Beals and his wife Elissa vacationed in Europe where they visited
Manuel Bronstein, Paul Carminati, Marie Toulemonde and Bruno Moatti
Alysoun Mahoney coordinates courses in Asian and Near Eastern languages and
English as a second language for UC Berkeley Extension.
Ann Sutter, a "starving fine artist," writes that she is, "Avidly pursuing the
Walter Willenkin works for an industrial fastener wholesaler in Osaka where he
lives in the home of his wife's family, a house he rebuilt after the quake.
John Weinkopf is moving to Brazil where he will work in international business
transactions for the Rio office of law firm, Baker and McKenzie.
Ih-Chin Chen is an electronic engineer with Texas Instruments and was honored
as a TI Fellow.
Soun Pil Kwon is a Junior Professional Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Shigeru Kojima edits a Japanese-English newsletter at the University of Shizuoka
in Japan, promoting global communication and understanding.
Margaret Andrews is a management consultant and lives in the Boston area with
her husband and two young sons.
Natasha Balakova married Philippe Wallart last May in Geneva where Natasha
works for Credit Suisse.
Dimity Hodge is a strategic consultant with Andersen Consulting in Sydney,
Francesca Vassallo is in a Ph.D./M.A. program at Georgetown University
studying comparative politics with a concentration on German and European
Slobodan Simic is a lecturer in the math department at USC.
Adrian Bertolini is a research fellow in mechanical engineering at Monash
University in Clayton, Australia. He is training to be an official at the Sydney
Olympics in 2000.
Marlyn Kho married Michael Lee last September in Minnesota. Peter Cheng,
Singe Morimoto and Anders Yang attended the wedding. The newlyweds
honeymooned in Hawaii and are residing in Bloomington MN.
Another I-House couple, Sylvia Saltzstein and Cliff Ho are both working at
Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque. Sylvia is an industrial hygienist and Cliff
works in Geohydrology. Cliff "had a blast" teaching Thermodynamics at University
Sophie Marnette married Ted Piepenbrock last year in Belgium. Sophie teaches
French at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Na Choo, who works in corporate taxation with Price Waterhouse in Melbourne,
enjoyed a visit by Pauny Rezai and plans to join Alma Ortega and Simone
Barrelier to visit Lidia Piolanti in Madrid. She would enjoy hearing from IH
alumni working with PW.
Masatfumi Nakahigashi who teaches corporate law at Nagoya University in
Japan writes, "Students don't study so hard as those in I-House. Sigh!"
David Ehrlich writes from Brazil, where he is working as a civil engineer, that he
is looking forward to returning for a Master's degree.
John Y. Beach
Milton D. Eisele
Doris Jameson Foster
Carlton B. Goodlett
Katherine Elizabeth King
Norten C. Melchior
Otto W. Reutinger
Mary Louise Ross
Dorothy Ayrault Schulte
Ernest Lee Tuveson
Edwin M. Yee
Paul D. Ehret
Walter Douglas Hartsough
Helen Hurley Smith
Lois C. Stone
Frances Frost Duffy
William D. MacLennan
James W. Brown
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