1950-1960 Dorothy Hay Lash is retiring after 30 years as a medical social worker at Oregon Health Science University. "I'll be at the reunion, June 6. Hope to see you there!"

Frank Bessac is professor emeritus of anthropology at University of Montana.

Ernest Kuh, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was honored at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with an honorary doctorate of engineering.

1960-1970 Alumni Contacts: Kyohei Sakuda, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-machi, Nagaoka, Niigata Pref. 940-21, Japan; Takeshi Ueda, 6-7-14-501 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107 and Harvey Williams III, Dept. of Sociology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211.

Ann Reid Slaby earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology at Cal and a law degree at USF. Living in Berkeley, she specializes in intellectual property.

Patricia Mersman is a librarian at Rogue Community College in Cave Junction, Oregon. "I live within striking distance of the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and would love to hear from other alumni, and welcome visitors."

With his May graduation Brian Preston (IH 1996-'97) and his father George Preston (IH 1964-'65) became a "two generations at I-House family." In November, George and Irene Preston became the new owners of the 51-year-old Preston's Candy and Ice Cream in Burlingame, CA.

Christian Meyer, professor of civil engineering at Columbia University, received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior American Scientists and will spend the 1998-'99 academic year in Kassel, Germany.


Roommates return!

Roommates return! Terry Maul (above, right) stayed at I-House as a visiting scholar while on sabbatical from San Bernadino Valley College where he is a psychology professor. His former roommate Ahferom Tesfagaber also visited, he is head of Mobil Oil in Eritrea.

Anne Braude's second short story, "For a Transcript, Send Five Dollars" was published in Olympus (DAW paperback), in March, 1998.

Jorge Silvetti and fellow Cal alumnus Rodolfo Machado won a competition to design UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus.

UC professor William Webster was selected to be a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His current research involves offshore platforms, particularly the development of floating airports.

1970-1980 Alumni Contacts: Laureen Chang, 2169 Adair St., San Marino, CA 91108; Hiro Kurashina, MARC, Univ. of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, 96923; Jeffrey Polovina, 196 Pauahilani Place, Kailua, HI 96734; Dave Seaborg, 1154 Glen Rd., Lafayette, CA 94549, and Toshiyuki Shigemura, 2-19-1144 Ikego, Zushi City, Kanagawa 249, Japan.

Chenming Hu, Cal professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was honored for contributions to the physics and modeling of metal-oxide semi-conductors device reliability.

Kathryn Klar, who teaches Medieval and Modern Welsh language and literature at Cal, is helping plan an intensive Welsh class at I-House this summer, July 19-26.


Carole Chamberlain, Minnie Loo, and Maura Mack are coordinating a reunion in San Francisco of I-House friends, circa 1976-1980, over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 1998. For more information or to RSVP (by May 17, please), contact Susanna Loo at or Maura Mack at (208) 336-4237


Congratulations to Moreen Libet and her husband who recently adopted a child from a Romanian orphanage. She works for the California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, and finds time to play the Klezmer viola.

Robin Berry does alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation in El Granada, CA with Berry and Associates.

Richard Jarvinen was awarded the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Certificate of Appreciation for the mathematical and statistical work he performed on risk analysis for NASA's space shuttle.

Eldon Spencer writes, "Any additional time which the partially empty nest might have provided has been filled by my chairmanship of our Rotary Club's Community Service Committee and the Consumer Financial Services Litigation Subcommittee. Beyond that, Ann and I keep active running a softball team and opera company, respectively."

Pari Choksi, member of the I-House Board of Directors, has been appointed CFO for Wink Communications, a telecommunications company involved with the integration of the internet, television, and cellular phone.

Edith Borchardt is associate professor of German at the University of Minnesota in Morris.

Laura Karr Arlov is an author and user interface designer. She writes from Oslo, "Per and I are self-employed and run our office out of our home. I have published one book in English, GUI for Dummies, and the rest in Norwegian."

Oscar Crisalle is associate professor in the Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

1980-1990 Alumni Contacts: Stefano Cavaglia, 50 Sunnyside Ave., Tarrytown, NY 10591; Susan Corvino, 1642 E. 56th St. #216, Chicago, IL 60637; Christoph Ehrentraut, Bonner Talweg 235, D-5300 Bonn 1, Germany; Francesca Gulli Hayes, 1009 Mountain View Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952; Kim Oanh Nguyen, 145 Camellia Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061; Kevin Renner, 3444 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232 and Steven Rogers, P.O. Box 237, Highland City, FL 33846

Marco Katz is IT director for the European operations of an American company, Fleetguard. He lives in Brussels, is married and has two daughters.

Margaret Andrews has a new job as VP of Marketing for Putnam Investments. She and her husband have "two great boys" and are celebrating their tenth anniversary.

Rebecca Russo Bennett moved from Albuquerque NM to the Austin, TX area. Her career emphasis has changed, too. After 17 years in the field of civil engineering, she is now a full-time mom to two young children. The entire family loves it and so does she.

Laurel Treviño and her husband recently moved to Argentina.

Congratulations to Katie Leydorf Dustin and her husband Frank on the birth of Luke Benjamin Dustin, born February 4.

1990-PRESENTAlumni Contacts: Maria Chavez, 925 Harliss Ave., San Jose, CA 95110; Prithvi Gandhi, 1635 Bush St. #10, San Francisco, CA 94109 and Anders Yang, Harvard Law School, Austin Hall #204, Cambridge MA 02138,

New Cal faculty members include Trevor Murphy, Assistant Professor of Classics, and Bjorn Poonen, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Congratulations to Thilo and Nicolien Maurer-de Jager on the birth of Lucas Vincent, born March 22, 1998.

And to Anushka Drescher and Andrés Quispe on the birth of their daughter, Coya on January 5, 1998.

David Loutzenheiser, a senior consultant in international urban transportation for Booz, Allen, & Hamilton in San Francisco, was elected vice chair of the International Forum at the World Affairs Council.

Lokesh Duraiappah completed a Ph.D. in physics from University of Texas, Austin, and will stay in Austin to work with National Instruments. "I still miss the times spent in I-House."

Paul Rhee is an attorney with Kim and Chang in Seoul, Korea.

Masafumi Nakahigashi is an associate professor at Nagoya University, School of Law.

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