UB Today Alumni Magazine Online - Winter 2004
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People of Note
Ronald W. Johnson, Ph.D. '71 & M.A. '69
John D. Burke, Ph.D. '75 & M.A. '71
Carol Twigg, Ph.D. '78
Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D. '87 & M.S. '85


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1960s Classnotes

Norman J. Itzkoff, B.S. 1961, was invited to meet with a delegation of eight judges from Thailand at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on August 28, 2003. The meeting was to help establish an alternative dispute resolution program in the Thai judicial system. Itzkoff lives in Riverdale, NY.

Eugene O. Palazzo, B.S. 1961, is an intellectual property attorney and associate general patent counsel for Xerox. He is responsible for helping transform an invention into the proper documentation to file a patent application. He manages 12 attorneys for Xerox's research and patent acquisition team and on October 15, 2002, wrote the organization's milestone 15,000th patent, which is based on toner composition. He lives in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Kenneth W. Curtis, B.S. 1964, has been a member of the intellectual property specialties trial group for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner since 2001. He lives in Fairfax, VA.

Alan J. Kasper, B.S. 1964, has been listed in the Euromoney Legal Media Group's Patent Law Experts Guide for 2003. Kasper is a partner at Sughrue Mion, where he focuses his practice in domestic and international patent law. He resides in Washington, DC.

Harold M. Gibbons, M.S. 1965, retired in 1991 after 40 years of work in the electronic engineering field. He worked for eight years on the Rascal air-to-ground missile system at Bell Aircraft Corporation and for 32 years at GTE Government Systems, working on military and government digital communication systems. He lives in Medfield, MA.

John Lang, Cert. 1965, is vice president of resource development for Mesa United Way in Mesa, AZ. Previously, he worked for Firstmark Corporation and as vice president of public relations at Arizona Bank. He resides in Scottsdale, AZ.

Laurence C. Segall, B.A. 1966, recently established Geri-Connect, a geriatric care management/psychotherapy firm for elderly adults and adult children in Connecticut. He is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and has completed his graduate work in gerontology at New York University. He resides in Trumbull, CT.

Walter M. Fierson, B.A. 1967, is chair of the Council on Sections of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, he has served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force and practices pediatric ophthalmology in Arcadia and Pasadena, CA. He lives in Arcadia.

Joseph F. Fetto, B.A. 1968, works and teaches at the New York University Medical Center in the department of orthopedic surgery. He was invited by the Japanese Orthopedic Society to present his research as the presidential lecturer at the recent annual Japanese Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Conference. He lives in New York, NY.

George E. Milo, Ph.D. 1968, is retiring a second time from a successful 40-year career. His career included positions as a professor at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, program leader for the Comprehensive Cancer Center and training grant director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published two books, 14 chapters in various other books and more than 145 peer-reviewed publications. He lives in North Hero, VT.

Gerald J. Ross, B.A. 1968, is teaching oil painting at the University of Oregon's Center for Kunst and Crafts. He recently held a series of one-man painting exhibits in Rome, Italy, at the famous Galleria d'Arte La Borgognona, as well as in various cities in Oregon. He resides in Eugene, OR.

Stephen B. Paige, B.A. 1969, is the vice president and general counsel of Gentiva Health Services Inc., the nation's largest home health services provider, located in Melville, NY. Paige has previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at General Semiconductor Inc., also in Melville, and as vice president, general counsel and secretary for the NutraSweet Company in Deerfield, IL. He lives in Lloyd Harbor, NY.

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