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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Glenna Tolbert ’85

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA announced that Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Dr. Glenna Tolbert ’85 is the recipient of the 2015-16 Outstanding Problem-Based Learning Tutor Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. The founder of the Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness in Encino, CA, Dr. Tolbert is a double board-certified physician, who has […]

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Javier F. Gutierrez ’03

Stuart Kane LLP announced that, for the third consecutive year, partner Javier F. Gutierrez ’03 has been selected to the 2017 Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine. Gutierrez helps clients acquire, finance, construct, lease, and dispose of real estate and other corporate assets. He has considerable experience representing Fortune 500 companies, as […]

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Joan M. Jensen ’57, M.A. ’59, Ph.D. ’62

Joan M. Jensen ’57, M.A. ’59, Ph.D. ’62 is co-editor of “Women in Agriculture: Professionalizing Rural Life in North America and Europe, 1880–1965,” published in March, 2017 by the University of Iowa Press.  Taking readers into the rural hinterlands of the rapidly urbanizing societies of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, the […]

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Robert von Dassanowsky ’85, M.A. ‘88, Ph.D. ‘92

  Robert von Dassanowsky ’85, M.A. ‘88, Ph.D. ‘92 has been selected by the Salzburg Institute to be its 2018 Visiting Scholar and will also present two lectures as part of the University of Salzburg’s eminent Salzburger “Hochschulwochen” Lecture Series. Dassanowsky earned his PhD at UCLA in Germanic Studies in 1992 and returned as Visiting […]

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Kay M. Gilbert, M.A. ’00

Kay Miranda Gilbert, M.A. ’00, married Roger L. Kohn on Dec. 19, 2015.  Gilbert majored in urban planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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Noel B. Vales ’92

Noel B. Vales ’92 has joined the New York office of Robinson+Cole’s Real Estate + Development Group.  Vales handles commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on the representation of institutional lenders in complex structured financing transactions.  In addition, Mr. Vales assists lenders with financing transactions for affordable housing projects throughout the country, including mortgage […]

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Kathleen Sheldon, M.A. ’77, Ph.D. ’88

A new book by Kathleen Sheldon, M.A. ’77, Ph.D. ’88, “African Women: Early History to the 21st Century,” has been published by Indiana University Press.  Sheldon is a historian who has primarily written about African women and Mozambique.  She previously authored “Pounders of Grain: A History of Women, Work, and Politics in Mozambique“ and edited “Courtyards, […]

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Brian Rouff ’77

Brian Rouff ’77 has entered into a publishing agreement with venerable gaming publisher Huntington Press to re-launch the company’s fiction division with Rouff’s newest novel, “The House Always Wins.”  Described as part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery and part ghost story, the book is scheduled to be released this fall.  This is Rouff’s […]

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Barbara S. Brogliatti ’68

Well-respected entertainment public relations and corporate communications veteran Barbara S. Brogliatti ’68 died at her home in Napa Valley, California on June 21, 2015, following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She was 69 years old. Brogliatti spent nearly 40 years in the entertainment industry working for the CBS Television Network, Norman Lear, Warner […]

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Cailin Crockett ’10

UCLA Alumni Scholar and third-generation Bruin Cailin Crockett ’10 is making a difference through policy on behalf of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She credits UCLA with igniting her passion for activism and public service. Read more here:

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Greg Kochanowski, M.Arch. ’99

Greg Kochanowski, M.Arch. ’99, principal at the Rios Clementi Hale Studios, is part of the team who recently launched the monograph: “Not Neutral; For Every Place, Its Story.” Rios Clementi Hale Studios is a Los Angeles based studio specializing in multi-disciplinary design since 1985. The monograph showcases three decades of the firm’s work through essays, […]

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