class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary — Kim Talianko;

ktalianko@alumni.nd.edu

Architecture

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City produced an extensive video interview with architect Robert Lawton Jones, FAIA,’49 of Murray Jones Murray, Oklahoma City, about St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The church has been awarded, exhibited or had articles published about it on 37 occasions since 1960, including being selected as one of the Ten Architecturally Significant Religious Buildings in Oklahoma City. Bob lives in Santa Fe. Congratulations to Prof. Duncan G. Stroik, who was honored with the 2016 Arthur Ross Award. The award, granted annually by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, was established in 1982. It recognizes the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, interior designers, educators, publishers, patrons and others dedicated to preserving and advancing the classical tradition. In addition to his architectural contributions, he was recognized also for his seminal contribution to the discussion of sacred space through his efforts in founding the Institute for Sacred Architecture in 1998. Daniel Pisaniello ’04 of Pittsburgh ran for the Region 9 position on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is a partner with Ariston Architecture in Pittsburgh, working as a designer, illustrator and construction administrator. He has been a board member of the ND Club of Pittsburgh since 2010, serving as president 2012-2015. Dan is also the city’s representative for the School of Architecture’s Montana Society and serves on the board of directors of the Brentwood Park District. Brian P. Kelly, AIA, ’81 of Washington DC has been a professor of architecture at the U of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation since 1987. He teaches introductory design studios, site design and analysis, as well as graduate studios that focus on campus planning and academic architecture. Since 1996 he has collaborated with Ayers Saint Gross, Architects and Planners of Baltimore and led the team that completed ND’s new campus plan in 2002. He has also collaborated on campus plans for the Universities of Virginia, Chicago, Georgia, Emory, North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and Maryland. Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA, ’97 was elected principal of David M. Schwarz Architects, Washington DC. In his 18 years with the firm he has worked on a variety of project types including hospitality, civic, academic, performing arts, healthcare, mixed-use and urban planning. He is also a managing director and corporate secretary of the firm. Sean has served on the AIA/DC board of directors, 2010-2015, serving as president in 2014. He was re-appointed recently to the ND School of Architecture Advisory Council, beginning in the fall of 2016. Edmond G. Gauvreau, AIA, ’79 just completed serving on the NAVFAC Design Awards Jury at their headquarters in Washington DC. The organizer for this year’s program was Kathleen O’Connell Reid ’79, who is the special assistant for architecture and design-build for NAVFAC Atlantic Division, Norfolk VA. Ed is chief, program branch, installation support community of practice, HQ US Army Corps of Engineers in DC. ND purchased a villa in central Rome, Italy, which will be used as a student residence hall for the ND Rome Architecture program and the University’s Rome Global Gateway program. The century-old building is a city block from the architecture program classrooms on Via Ostilia in the Rione Celio neighborhood on the slopes of the Caelian Hill. It is scheduled for occupancy in the fall of 2017. George L. Mojzisek ’57 of Baltimore is enjoying retirement by continuing to go rock and roll and swing dancing on Friday nights. When not dancing, he’s translating English into Czech (his native language) for the Baltimore court and hospital systems. The University announced that the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize has been awarded to Scott Merrill AIA of Merrill, Pastor & Colgan, Vero Beach FL. The prize, and significant cash award, was established in 2003 by the Chicago-based Driehaus Capital Management founder, chairman and chief investment officer Richard H. Driehaus and presented through ND’s School of Architecture. “It is awarded to a living architect whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact.” — Orlando T. Maione FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 631-751-7598; omaione@optonline.net

Biological Sciences

Apologies go to the Class of 1948 for not mentioning in the last report that Tom Dooley ’48, one of Notre Dame’s most distinguished alumni, was a member of their great class. Dooley has been memorialized by the ND Alumni Association in the annual presentation of its Thomas A. Dooley Award, bestowed most recently on Rev. Thomas Streit, CSC ’80, ’85MDiv, ’94DP and Peter J. Daly MD ’82. After more than two decades, April 30 saw the retirement of Edward A. Havell ’70DP from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State U, where he had been appointed professor of immunology in 1994. Ed came to Notre Dame following his BS degree from St. Procopius College (now Benedictine U) in Lisle IL. After rotating through the labs of Prof. Ted Starr and Prof. Bernard “Bud” Wostmann, Ed did his doctoral research with Prof. Ole Holtermann, a virologist with an interest in the then recently discovered anti-viral protein, Interferon (now known as IFN-alpha). Ed’s thesis research focused on the study of the biology of interferons, specifically the impact of the microbial flora on its production in the mouse, and resulted in the discovery of a related protein later termed IFN-beta. (Under a variety of trade names, this was the first drug approved in treating multiple sclerosis). After successfully defending his thesis, through the intercession of Prof. Morris Pollard literally during Ed’s post-defense celebration with faculty and students, a postdoctoral fellowship was secured in the laboratory of a rising star in virology, Prof. Jan Vilček at NYU. The careers of Vilček and Havell blossomed through a productive collaboration, and Ed earned a faculty position teaching medical students in addition to his research. In Vilček’s recently published memoir, generous acknowledgement of Ed’s work is given in describing the elucidation of the biology of the two types of interferons then known. (After Ed left NYU, Vilček turned his attention to a related cytokine, tumor necrosis factor, leading to development of Remicade® infliximab, one of the highest grossing pharmaceuticals in the world and earning Vilček the 2013 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.) In 1978, Ed left his faculty position at NYU to take a position at the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake NY where he worked until accepting his current faculty appointment. The Trudeau years were especially productive as Havell’s studies explored the existence of a new cytokine in the Interferon family of proteins, IFN-gamma, now known to play a pivotal part in the mammalian cellular immune response. In more recent years, Havell focused on immune responses to intestinal bacterial pathogens and the mitigating role of putative probiotic bacteria as a contributing member of the NIH Center for Gastrointestinal Biology & Disease jointly held since 1983 between NC State U and UNC-Chapel Hill with the more recent involvement of Duke U. If you missed the article by Charlie Calisher ’61MS in the spring issue of Notre Dame Magazine, page 58, go read his most entertaining “Virologist at Play.” A reminder comes from Sarah Craig ’98MSA that the Eck Institute for Global Health will have a booth at two conferences this autumn: International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30 in Orlando and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Nov. 13-17 in Atlanta. Contact Sarah at Craig.20@nd.edu for more information or to be added to an invitation list. — Joan S. ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613; 919-848-2192; phil@ncsu.edu

History

We begin this month with a soap opera update. There was no column in the spring issue because a technical problem in Texas kept my column from reaching Indiana. I sincerely apologize to those who have contributed so many great faculty stories that were to appear last time. I have a backlog of wonderful things to share with you, and they will begin appearing again in the autumn issue. This column is being written in haste as I am off to the Cleveland Clinic tomorrow (April 25) for an extended stay. I have, in my dotage, become quite the medical tourist. Before I leave, I wanted to share some sad news that I received from our dear Philip Gleason ’61PhD about one of our alumni. Robert F. Jones ’67PhD passed away on July 2, 2015. He was a professor emeritus of history at Fordham U, where he had taught since 1967, beginning as an instructor in the school of business. Bob, who was a wonderful friend to this column, retired in 2004. He published several books: George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader (2002); The Formation of the Constitution_ (1971); The King of the Alley: William Duer: Politician, Entrepreneur, and Speculator, 1768-1798 (1993). Bob taught the early national period of US history, the history of American political parties and the history of the American presidency. He directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for teachers and was appointed the George Washington Distinguished Professor by the New York State Society of the Cincinnati. In 1987, he gave the first Alexander C. Flick Lectureship at Conference on New York State history. After his retirement, Bob traveled widely, including his favorite trip, retracing the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He enjoyed reading and babysitting for his beloved grandchildren. He was also a frequent contributor to our column and the kind of person who went out of his way to help encourage an ND grad he had never met. What a wonderful person. I promise to be back in November with a very long column of wonderful stories about our beloved professors, including Walter Nugent and just about everyone who ever taught European History. To that end, Rev. Richard Szippl ’89PhD “challenges” Jamey Deming ’89PhD to get his memories in the email machine pronto. Sincere apologies to those who were not published in this issue. — Mary Linehan ’91PhD; maryline113@yahoo.com

Mathematics Class Secretary — Patti Strauch*;

255 Hurley Hall, Notre Dame IN 46556; bus 574-631-7083; strauch.1@nd.edu

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Chris Remington ’95 was named director of undergraduate admissions at Alverno College in Milwaukee. He brings more than 13 years of admissions experience to the position, including the year he served as a graduate assistant recruiting for the Notre Dame Graduate School while a full-time student in the Master of Science in Administration Program (now MNA) at the University of Notre Dame. He also began a three-year term on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Mendoza College of Business. He will serve on the board’s recruitment and retention committee. Gini Van Siclen ’12 continues to teach an online survey course on nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship to graduate students at Naropa U. She recently wrote a review of William A. Brown’s 2015 book, ¬_Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations_, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. Theresa Ricke-Kiely is the book review editor for the journal, and she welcomes inquiries about writing book reviews from other Master of Nonprofit Administration alumni. Formerly the associate director for planning and development for the MNA program, she now oversees personnel administration at the Kroc Institute, serving as the liaison to Notre Dame’s Department of Human Resources and the Keough School of Global Affairs. She also provides leadership for the master’s program, focusing on development, recruitment and leadership training for students. MNA alumni are encouraged to submit your news for upcoming Class Notes. You may email me directly at the address below. — Betsy Quinn ’12; 2110 Brummel St., Evanston IL 60202; 847-733-0557; betsyquinn@alumni.nd.edu

Political Science Class Secretary — Charlie Kenney;

455 W. Lindsey, Room 205, Norman OK 73019; 405-325-3735; ckenney@ou.edu

Graduate Degrees

Paul Martons ’05PhD, theology, who is an associate professor of religion at Baylor U, published with Baylor U Press a book, Kierkegaard and Christian Faith. It is a “collection of essays by 11 eminent Kierkegaard scholars of diverse readings and applications of his profound engagement with the task of becoming a Christian in the modern world.” Eugene Tucker ’06MA, education, has joined the St. Louis office of HOK as a corporate attorney. HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm through a network of 24 offices worldwide. His law degree is from St. Louis U. Stanley R. Liberty ’68MA, ’71PhD, engineering, has been awarded the Magis Award from Cheverugh High School, a Jesuit institution in Portland ME. Liberty is a trusted and accomplished leader in academia and industry. The former president of Kettering U with three degrees from ND was the 2005 recipient of the ND College of Engineering Honor Award for “significant contributions to the advancement of engineering.” Jean E. Snyder ’76MA, English, has published Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance at the U of Illinois Press. Ethnomusicologist Prof. Snyder has taught in Kenya and Zambia and at several colleges and universities in Western Pennsylvania. Jonathan DehHartog ’06PhD, history, who now serves as associate professor of history and department chair at the U of Northwestern-St. Paul MN, published Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religions Struggle in the New American Nation with the U of Virginia Press. The book takes up the contentious issue of religion and politics in the decades right after the American Revolution. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Dr., Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648; mlahood@roadrunner.com