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Rochester Review
September–October 2010
Vol. 73, No. 1

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Jerome Zukosky (MS) (see ’52 undergraduate).


Betsy Neary Sholl (MA) has published her seventh collection of poetry, Rough Cradle (Alice James Books, 2009). She teaches at the University of Southern Maine and in Vermont College’s master of fine arts in writing program.


In May, Richard Kellogg W (EdD), a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Alfred State College and an expert on Sherlock Holmes, was honored by the college for his 40 years of service there.


Elliot Richman (PhD) (see ’70 undergraduate).


Tetsuro Mizutani, who has taught physics at Virginia Tech since 1982, became associate professor emeritus in June. . . . Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild (PhD) writes that her book, Equality and Revolution: Women’s Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905–1917, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in June. Her article, “Women’s Suffrage and Revolution in the Russian Empire,” was included in Globalizing Feminisms, edited by Karen Offen (Routledge). Rochelle is a professor emerita of graduate studies at the Union Institute and University and a research associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. She recently served on the faculty for the Harvard summer study abroad program in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Jane Dubin (MS) (see ’78 undergraduate).


Donald Strickland (MS) has been appointed CEO of CDEX, a developer, manufacturer, and global distributor of healthcare products based in Tucson, Ariz.


Amy Leenhouts Tait S (MBA), the CEO and cofounder of Broadstone Real Estate, has won a 2010 Susan B. Anthony Promise Award. The award, established jointly in 2006 by the University’s Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership and the Simon School, recognizes female Simon School alumni whose careers exemplify the social, political, and economic equality of women.


John Hirs (MS) (see ’83 undergraduate).


Betsy Wright S (MBA), the president and CEO of the WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y., has been awarded the 2010 American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award. The honor recognizes hospital executives who generate community activity in support of the AHA mission.


Peter Kopalidis (PhD) writes that he has moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where he works as a process technology manager at Advanced Ion Beam Technology.


Toby Mintz (PhD) (see ’89 undergraduate).


Richard Millard S (MBA) has been named the senior director of the healthcare practice at the California-based market research firm J. D. Power and Associates. . . . Jonathan Zukosky W (MS) (see ’52 undergraduate).


Peter Jancso S (MBA) has been named to the board of directors of MZ Consult, a global investor relations, technology, financial services, and communications consulting firm based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Peter is a fund manager and partner at Jardim Botanico Investimentos and a professor at the Laureate International Universities’ Business School São Paulo. . . . Suzanne Kieffer (PhD) (see ’92 undergraduate).


Syed Mustafa S (MBA) (see ’90 undergraduate). . . . Michael Wise S (MBA) has been elected president of ConnectiCare, a health insurance provider in Farmington, Conn. Michael has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2005.


Greg Dusek W (MS) (see ’04 undergraduate). . . . Travis Hebden (MS) (see ’01 undergraduate).


Valerie Burke W (EdD) is the new superintendent of the Warsaw Central School District in western New York. . . . Rory Doolan S (MS) writes, “I have accepted a position with Bausch & Lomb as a clinical research associate in the vision care division. I will serve as a project manager on clinical trials in the medical device arena.”