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Congratulations to Dean Stefanos Polyzoides on the inaugural issue of the Notre Dame School of Architecture’s journal ANTA: Archives of New Traditional Architecture. It is a “biannual publication on architecture, urbanism and ecological design and is a proposed venue for exchange of ideas that serve architectural discourse. It is proposed that it “will become a window into how we and our contemporaries address the key issues of the architecture of our place and time.” The magazine size publication has 230-pages and is in full color. It is well designed and is a visual delight of photographs, sketches, plans, sections, etc. and well-written narratives of cities and buildings around the world. The inaugural issue is divided into eight sections: The Editorial, which establishes the principal theme; Projects, which include urban and architectural creations by known and should-be-known architects; Essays, which deal with contemporary issues and theoretical subjects; Historical Perspectives; Voices from the Past, which includes selections from perceptive and sometimes cautionary writings; Critique, in which an influential building from the traditional early 20th-century is discussed for its strengths and weaknesses; Acting Locally, which highlights transformative projects in Indiana; and the issue closes with Recent Books of Note, a section listing publications the editorial committee believes deserve the attention of every architect and urbanist. The reasonably priced two-issue subscription is available at To contribute work for future issues, email proposals to: The School of Architecture faculty announced that they selected the wife and husband alumni team, Maria Sanchez and Pedro Godoy ’20 (Graduate Program), as the 2021 Orlando T. Maione Award recipients. Upon graduation, Maria and Pedro founded Estudio Urbano, an architecture, design and urban planning firm and network based in Guatemala City. They are active members of the School’s Advisory Council and frequently devoted their time as guest critics and have hosted numerous visits from faculty and students for projects in Guatemala. Sean Patrick Nohelty ’97, AIA, academic director of external relations and Prof. of the Practice for the ND School of Architecture, is pursuing an Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration degree at the University’s Mendoza College of Business; Assoc. Prof Dana K. Gulling ’98, director of the graduate program, School of Architecture, College of Design, North Carolina State U, Raleigh, has a new book: Manufacturing Architecture: An Architect’s Guide to Custom Processes, Materials, and Applications, 2018 Laurence King Press. It earned the 2021 Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Book Award and the 2019 Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) Biennial Book Award. Kathleen (Kitty) M. Ryan ’79, partners with Robert D. Wegener ’80 and Neal J. Mongold, ’80 in The Narrow Gate Architecture firm in Boston that provides design services to nonprofits and community-based organizations that serve the marginalized. The firm focuses on affordable housing, supportive housing (for people impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, mental illness and poverty), and community-based projects (nonprofit retail and offices). The New York City architectural firm of Ferguson & Shamamian announced four new partners: Stephen T, Chrisman ’95, Thomas J. McManus ’97 and M. Damian Samora ’98 and Scott J. Sottile ’05MArch. Hugh J. Campbell ’79 is senior medical planner at SmithGroup, Seattle. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Terence M. Riley ’78, former chief curator of architecture and design at the MoMA, New York, and Miami Art Museum (now the Perez Art Museum) and Prof. Donald E. Sporleder, FAIA, South Bend. Both passed away in May. Congratulations to David P. Manfredi ’73, ’78MArch of Boston, who was named by the St. Anthony’s Shrine there as the recipient of their 2021 Pope Francis Award. David is CEO and founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston and serves on the ND School of Architecture’s Architectural Advisory Council. His firm philanthropic mission is focused on children, health and homelessness. “The award is presented to an individual whose lifework mirrors the charism and mission of St. Francis of Assisi, lover of the poor and the alienated. It honors one who embodies the Franciscan values of humility, compassion, respect and dignity of all people, and lives out the Gospel.” If you have enjoyed the Architectural Codex on YouTube by Michael J. Molinelli ’82 of Briar Cliff Manor NY, you may want to read his new book, Architecture of the Body, Soul and Mind, which links the philosophies of civilizations with the architecture styles they produced. The book, like the videos, is informative, insightful and has Michael’s trademark humor. Congratulations to Paul R. Milana ’88, FAIA, with Hart Howerton Architects, NY, who has been elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This recognition is the highest honor for members for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only 3 percent of AIA membership have this distinction. After 29 devoted years, Barbara Panzica retired on June 4. She served in nearly every staff role in ND’s School of Architecture, from academic coordination to building management and finally serving as executive administrator for more than 15 years. She also served as co-host at numerous national AIA convention receptions. — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 516-578-5320;


Biological Sciences 

Thanks to Don Mulcare ’68PhD for drawing attention to the death of William R. “Bill” Klemm DVM ’65PhD who died on June 24, just a month short of his 87th birthday. Bill introduced himself as a proud graduate of the department to this correspondent (PBC) after a presentation given at Texas A&M many years ago. This meeting initiated the exchange of frequent communications. Bill was born in South Bend but grew up in Florida and Tennessee. According to his obituary, he completed his veterinary degree at Auburn U and subsequently came to Notre Dame for his PhD, after which he joined the faculty of Iowa State U. This appointment was soon followed by a faculty position in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M where he spent virtually his entire long career. At the time of his death, Bill was professor emeritus of neurology in the veterinary college. Late in his career, he became focused on better understanding the mammalian brain and authored the popular blog, “Thank You Brain.” Within this very year, he excitedly communicated that another of his several books, complementing his many research publications, was soon to be published on this topic. In addition to being an academic, Bill served in the Air Force and rose to the rank of colonel in the Air Force Reserves. It was a special occasion for both of your correspondents to have lunch with Prof. Emeritus and Mrs. Karamjit S. Rai on Oct. 13 in Upstate New York during the Rais’ regular visit with their daughter and four sons, Suhkdev Rai ’82, Jagraj Rai ’83, Amar Rai ’85 and Rajinder Rai ’93. After completing his advanced degrees at the U of Chicago and a long academic career in the field of genetics, spent entirely at Notre Dame, Professor Rai fulfilled a promise to his wife to return to their ancestral home and their large extended family in Punjab, India, upon retirement. The luncheon was filled with wonderful reminiscences of Rai’s faculty colleagues and the many graduate and undergraduate students who had worked in his laboratory. His retirement has seen him establish a hospital and a school in Punjab. Alumni and faculty members of the department who knew former ND faculty member Kraig Adler, the renowned herpetologist and professor emeritus at Cornell U, will wish to be informed of the death of Dolores Adler on Oct. 7. Mrs. Adler was well appreciated for the same level of interest as Kraig in the well-being of his students and, says Kraig, never lost her love for Notre Dame. In an email, Dickson D. Despommier ’67PhD, mentioned here in a recent report, tells us of the new book he is writing on the subject of his recent interest (not quite displacing his love of trout fishing) of how to design a new city that does no harm to the environment. This follows on his articles several years ago on skyscraper farming. — Joan Smith Carter ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613-6400; res 919-848-2192;


History Class SecretaryMary Linehan ’91PhD;


Mathematics Class Secretary Patti Strauch;

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Master of Nonprofit Administration Class SecretaryBetsy Quinn ’12;

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Political Science Class Secretary Charlie Kenney;

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Graduate Degrees

Marva Dawn ’86MA, ’92PhD, Theology, a renowned religious writer, died on April 18 at age 72 in Vancouver WA. The author of more than 40 books and several articles, she has influenced many readers. Her latest book is titled Reaching Out Without Dumbing Out: A Theology of Worship In This Urgent Time. Also, she recently published a pamphlet, “Biblically Rooted, Glibly Engaged.” Andrew Currier ’05MEd was appointed as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Oakland in July. In this role, Andrew will serve 48 Catholic schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. He is a graduate of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education which sustains and strengthens under-resourced Catholic schools through leadership formation, research and professional service to ensure that all children, especially those from low-income families, can experience the gift of excellent Catholic education. The following was contributed by Jennifer Batt ’75MBA: “The Notre Dame Club of Buffalo & Western New York for almost 50 years has been running a three-day annual bus trip to Notre Dame for an autumn football game. This year, we went to the ND-Purdue game with a bus to ND on Friday, Sept. 17. We had perfect weather for football on Saturday and, of course, the frosting on the cake was the win. I got up early Sunday for the 6:30 a.m. Mass in the crypt of Sacred Heart Basilica with a priest who offered the most wonderful intellectual homily. I prayed a final rosary at the Grotto after Mass and walked over to the bench in front of the seminary building on St. Joe Lake as the sun was coming up, the spot in the movie where they filmed Rudy opening his letter of acceptance. Sitting on this bench always gives me goosebumps. Opening my letter of acceptance so many years ago is still fresh in my head with the joy and excitement that it gives. I had a seminarian take a photo of me. Priceless.” — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst, NY 14228; 716-691-4648;