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September–October 2010
Vol. 73, No. 1

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River Campus Undergraduate: 1960s


Gail Meier Edwards visited the River Campus in May and posed for a picture in front of Rush Rhees Library. The picture was taken by her son, University photographer Adam Fenster. Gail posed with Sally Soule, who is Adam’s mother-in-law.


Richard Cavagnol sends an update. He writes: “I am serving as a USAID field program officer in Delaram district, Nimroz province, Afghanistan. I am the lone USAID officer for all of Nimroz and am living in a police station with 25 marines, 30 Afghan national police, and the district governor. I am responsible for leading the development and reconstruction efforts in Delaram, which include refurbishing the boys’ school, refurbishing and reequipping the public health clinic, refurbishing the district governor’s house and office, leveling and graveling the bazaar area, and installing solar-powered street lights in the bazaar. Unable to travel back to the U of R for the 45th reunion, I was able to talk with classmates by satellite phone during the reunion dinner (4:30 a.m. Afghanistan time). I’d especially like to thank John Denison ’69W (MA), Stu Levison, Charlie Rathbone, Dave Noonan, and Don Warner. It was almost as good as being there. I’d also like to thank Dave Wormuth ’65, Bill Bruce ’65, ’67W (MA), and John Burchett ’65, as well as the Class of 1964 for their e-mails of support and encouragement during the past 10 months of my one-year deployment. I am looking forward to coming home and to the 50th reunion!” . . . Michael Spiegler, a professor of psychology at Providence College, has coauthored Contemporary Behavior Therapy (5th edition) (Cengage, 2010), a textbook that synthesizes clinical, research, theoretical, and ethical aspects of behavior therapy. He writes: “It is simultaneously an introduction for beginning students and a scholarly review and resource for advanced students and professionals.”


Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs writes that she has recently retired from Stanford University, where she was a professor of medicine for 32 years. She has written a book, Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease (Stanford), which Abraham Verghese, a Stanford professor of medicine and writer of fiction and memoirs, cited as one of the five best books written on doctors’ lives in an article in the Wall Street Journal in July. Charlotte adds that she also continues to perform in Bay Area theater. . . . Ed Wetschler was appointed executive editor at Ed writes that the Web site is “a travel-oriented social networking site that the New York Post has called ‘Facebook for Travelers.’”


Gene Corbman (see ’97). . . . Melanie Marder Corbman (see ’97).