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Biology update

Posted By Lawrence E. Hurd, Friday, September 26, 2008

I have stepped down from being Head of Biology at Washington & Lee

University for the past 15 years, and was awarded an endowed chair, the

John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Biology. I have begun a research

collaboration with scientists in Brazil to study the interaction between

human settlements along the Amazon and biological diversity in the

adjacent river and forest ecosystems. This means that I have had to

work hard at learning Portuguese, which would amuse my German and

Spanish professors back at Hiram. I am Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of

the Entomological Society of America. I have no plans to retire in the

near future.

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Out of the USAF, into the civlian world I go!

Posted By Pierre-Alain L. Dauby, Thursday, September 25, 2008

After a fantastic 12 year career in the USAF that allowed me to go to medical school and work in various parts of Europe (Norway, England, Germany, Turkey) , fly an F-15 and assist NASA shuttle launch, I have now entered the civilian world!   I just moved to beautiful Northern Virginia where I joined a busy adult/pediatric allergy/asthma practice and hope to settle down for good with my beautiful  wife and 4 children.   I've also started an educational website for allergy disorders (asthma, food allergies, environmental allergies....) at    

Tags:  allergy  dauby  USAF 

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M&M's (Married and Moved)

Posted By Ankur Gupta, Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Hi everyone! I recently got married to Rakhi Gupta and have moved to Chicago. I work at one of the biggest hedge funds in the world and am just going to move into a beautiful new apartment. Pleaase keep in touch and if you are in Chicago drop me a line and we will meet up!

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Posted By Rachel E. Kujala (Joseph), Monday, September 15, 2008
Rachel (Joseph) Kujala and Robert Kujala, both Class of '96, would like to announce the birth of their 3rd child, Matthew James, on July 18, 2008.  He joins his sisters Emily Day and Mara Elizabeth.  Bob and I are both teachers and have recently built a new house in Leavittsburg, Ohio.  Bob works at LaBrae Local Schools and I work at Kenston Local Schools.

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What's happening chez Bendik Keymer in 2008

Posted By David K. Keymer, Monday, September 8, 2008
Jan.-May: Filled in as an asst. vice chancellor at the local University of California (in Merced). July: Son Jeremy moved back to States from Sharjah (next door to Dubai) in the UAE, where he was teaching philosophy at the American Univ. of Sharjah. He is now teaching at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, so we will be visiting the East frequently in the future. Aug.-Sept.: Visited Jeremy in his new home, an 80+ year old house --sunny, big, lots of work to do-- in Syracuse. A short trip to NYC gave me time to visit my favorite bookstore, the Strand ('18 Miles of Books'). Weight restriction limited my book buying to 10. Sept.: Will be attending the class of '60 annual reunion at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. Nora Sue Allen Cronin, who organizes these events, deserves a special medal of honor. It looks like my college quartet, the Hi-Blenders, will reunite for the 1st time in 50 years --John Coldiron, tenor; me, lead; Kirby Miller, baritone; Hooty Sturdy, bass. Nov.: Appearing in Friedrich Durrenmatt's play, The Physicists. I play a mad man who says he's Isaac Newton (I wear a late 17th-century long wig) but really thinks he's Albert Einstein but actually is a spy for the West who is spying on an another madman who has come up with a revolutionary formula for atomic energy. Lunt and Fontaine appeared in the play when it opened on Broadway in 1961. Feb. 09: I'm slated to play Lear in a production of King Lear. This will be my 2d S'speare role and the 2d great role in S'speare for older men. I'm psyched!

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Sarah Chase '02 to Compete in 2009 London Marathon

Posted By Sarah A. Chase, Monday, September 8, 2008
Sarah Chase '02, who recently completed the Adidas 5K Women's Challenge in a time of 24:31, has been issued a slot in the 2009 London Marathon.  Chase will be running for the Natl. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

In the accompanying photo ... Sarah chats with Team Great Britain Olympic runner, Liz Yelling. 

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Buying a home

Posted By Nathaniel I. Koven, Monday, September 8, 2008
Nathaniel Koven (class of 2006) is thrilled to be purchasing his first home in Boston, MA.

Tags:  Boston  house 

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Moving to Ohio

Posted By Stephanie L. Poole, Thursday, July 24, 2008
Stephanie Poole ('98)  has just accepted a job offer from OCLC in Dublin, Ohio. She starts her new job in mid-September and will be in the Columbus area for a week or two before then. Friends in the area are welcome to contact her.

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Sarah Chase '02 Competes in RunLondon

Posted By Sarah A. Chase, Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sarah Chase '02 recently competed in the RunLondon British 10K.  Chase finished with a time of 40:48.  She ran for the MS Society Charity.  Her next race will take place in London in September. 

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By the Center...Quick March!

Posted By Joseph Gaither, Monday, June 30, 2008
Hiram Alum '07, Joe Gaither was chosen to lead over 500 pipers and drummers as Head Drum Major (as seen here in the photo) at the Ohio Scottish Games on Saturday, June 28 2008. This is the largest gathering of pipers and drummers in the state. This year, twenty two bands from across North America, including, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and Canada were in attendance. Joe also a judged the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) competition in Dress and Deportment. Bands were judged on how well they properly wore their uniforms and how they marched. When asked, "how did you first get involved with drum majoring", Joe answered, "I wanted to tryout for drum major in my 8th grade band and received lessons from Robert Kennedy, a professional drum major. I then started competing in amateur drum major competitions across Florida. Before long, I was placing 1st in my division at each Highland Games I entered and was forced to move up to the professional division. Within the first year, I was winning 1st place. I then started traveling across the US and then went International. It was a real honor to compete in Scotland where this art first began. After placing in the top ten in Scotland and Ireland, when I returned to the states I applied to be a judge. After completing a rigorous committee review and demonstrative exam, I was awarded into the judge circuit for the Southern United States Pipe Band Association (SUSPBA). Joe not only led the over five hundred musicians on the field that day, but he organized the whole opening and closing ceremonies. "One of my favorite things is planning and organizing" Joe says, which he had done numerous times while at Hiram in his student organizations such as the Kennedy Center Programming Board (KCPB) and Student Senate.

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