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Class Notes

Graduate Arts, Sciences & Engineering

1963 Nicholas Borrelli (PhD) has published a book, Photosensitive Glass and Glass-Ceramics (CRC Press). A glass scientist and corporate fellow at Corning who has been at the company since 1962, Nicholas was also recognized at the 2016 International Commission on Glass’s Congress of Glass with the ICG President’s Award. The award recognizes “outstanding lifetime contributions to the international glass community” in areas such as “scientific discoveries, engineering developments, artistic accomplishments, leadership, and communications.” Nicholas was instrumental in the development of Corning’s first-generation photochromic products and has been recognized as a valued early career mentor during much of his time at Corning.

1967 Frank (PhD) and Mei-Chu Wang Hsaio (PhD) have published a book, Economic Development of Taiwan: Early Experiences and the Pacific Trade Triangle (World Scientific Publishing). Frank is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Mei-Chu is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Colorado at Denver.

1968 Frederick (Fred) Lewis (PhD), professor emeritus of chemistry at Northwestern University, won the 2016 Porter Medal, widely viewed as the highest honor in the field of photochemistry. The award, named for Nobel laureate George Porter, is presented every two years to a single scientist who, in the view of the European Photochemistry Association, the Inter-American Photochemistry Society, and the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association, has contributed the most to the field of photochemistry. The Inter-American Photochemistry Society includes a link to a biography of Fred and summary of his research on its homepage, I-aps.org.

1970 Madeline Hubbard Schmitt (MA) (See ’65 School of Nursing).

1984 Katherine Chaurette (MS) (see ’83 College).

1986 Andrea Baird (MS) died in October 2015. Her sister, Dean, writes: “Andrea worked for nearly her entire career at the U.S. Department of Education, and was a prolific researcher and writer. Although her life was short, her accomplishments were many. She always spoke highly of her time at Rochester, and was a proud alumnus.”

1999 Tadeusz (Ted) Lewandowski (MA) has published Red Bird, Red Power: The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša (University of Oklahoma Press). Ted is an associate professor in the Department of Anglophone Cultures at the University of Opole in Poland.

2000 Lynn Arner (PhD), an associate professor of English at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, won a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her project “Working Class Women in the Professoriate.”

2012 Andrea Welles (MS) (see ’11 College).