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Karen Shinberg Czapanskiy recently published a law review article about denying paternal rights to rapists and others who coerce conception. “The Constitution, Paternity, Rape, and Coerced Intercourse: No Protection Required,” Vol. 35, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, pages 83-122 (2022). Also, became a Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where she was on the faculty since 1983. Next article is about
lead poisoning from water pipes when a landlord refuses to replace the pipes. It will appear next year in the Belmont Law Review.
Greg Miller‘s Now and Then Here and Now: New and Selected Poems 2022 has been released by Sheep Meadow Press, distributed by Syracuse University Press. Greg edited with Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise at the Nouvelle Sorbonne a book of essays just published by Manchester University Press: Edward and George Herbert in the European Republic of Letters.  
Greg’s author page includes information about each new publication, along with some pre-publication reviews. 
Scholarship – GREG MILLER (
It was great to gather at our recent 68th Class Reunion with old friends Carl Walker, Bill Morrish, Bob Merrick, Jack Ken, Jim Griffin, and Beryl Smith Voss at the Golden Bear Luncheon during Homecoming. The entertainment was super, as was the food and drink.
From *Jerry Blalock*: Sorry I missed the class of ’54 reunion. Had other obligations, please forgive. It’s so nice hearing from you all and knowing you’re up and active; probably still inventing great stuff, *Bob Merrick*? Bringing in billions. And *Jim Griffin*, I hear you got the contract to repair the leaks in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline-more billions! 
At 90 years, I’m fully retired now. No more gung-ho projects like rowing, flying, bicycling, and attending Cal games (but watch ’em all on TV; Bama too, my Dad’s alma mater), but lots of reading and many little projects. Still volunteering with the Sheriff’s Office (CCW Bureau) and attending the Sheriff’s Air Squadron meetings. Otherwise, life/health is great, with a super family filled with grandkids… even lots of great ones!  
One nice event happened to me recently: USAF MGen Bob Hall, a longtime friend and past Commander of the CA Air Guard, put me up for the Wright Bros. Master Pilot Award, which was presented by the FAA for more than 50 years of continuous accident-free flying. See? It pays to stay upright over the years! 
And if I’m still upright in ’70, count me in at the next ’54 reunion, especially if it’s at the U Club (always wanted to see that place). Jim, are we going to have a TKE Christmas luncheon this year?  
I miss Cal and all you outstanding old friends.  
My very best wishes to you and yours… 
Go Bears!  
To: The Class of ’52 
From: Your Co-Secretaries, Bob Rowell and Elaine (Hartgogian) Anderson 
In the Fall issue of “California” magazine, we were informed that Class Notes would no longer appear in the pages of the magazine. Like so many other traditions, the notes will now be available only online. To submit a note, go to: You may also continue to send a note to either of us for forwarding to the alumni office. We will continue to send in a column for each issue of the magazine. You can view what is already online at: There are pictures of our 70th Reunion, and it was wonderful to see many of you there representing The Golden Crew of ’52! 
Aaron Bauer has joined as an associate in Duane Morris LLP’s Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group in its Chicago office.
This past summer, Sonya Sigler, ’89, was busy publishing the audio version and accompanying workbook for What’s Next for My Career? and the workbook for WELCOME to the Next Level, all of which are part of her PractiGal Career Mentor series. She and her husband Keir Morgan recently moved to Vancouver, WA where they enjoy picking berries, singing in the Vancouver Master Chorale, and exploring nearby wineries.
Hello Classmates – Here are pictures of your Class co-secretaries greeting the group and thanking the Chancellorfor making our 70th reunion so successful.
Sixty Out from ’62 — Reunion ’22! 
Friday, September 23, 2022 
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
The Great Hall of The Faculty Club 
We’re just four weeks away from our Sixtieth (Diamond!) Year Reunion-don’t miss the chance to hear Chancellor Christ and raise a glass and song in celebration of our last six decades as proud Cal Bears! Oski, Straw Hatters, Pom Pom Girls, and Song-oh my, what a time we’ll have! Your Committee has gathered some great memorabilia, photos, and film footage with sights and sounds from our time at Cal. Plus, what’s up for your Ninth Decade? Hear what some of our classmates have planned! 
What and When: 
5:30 p.m. – Beverages on the patio and a visit from Chancellor Christ 
7:00 p.m. – Dinner and celebratory activities in the Great Hall  
Dinner Choices:  
Filet mignon, salmon or mushroom ravioli, plus wine served with dinner 
Register now! Sign up at, where you’ll also find links to fun ’62 stuff!  
For details on Cal’s Homecoming, September 23-25, visit  
Committee Co-Chairs: Brian Van Camp (916) 425-1469 and Dottie Ahlburg Johnson (616) 402-5498. 
Committee: Larry Beyersdorf, Carol Clazie, Ted Craig, Donna Hartman Dutton, Ana Mohn Gade, George Goldberg, Fred Gregory, Stu Gordon, Ann Turner Flinn, Mike Halloran, Roger Hollander, Tom Jones, Steve Lind, Dave Lombardi, Jerry Newfarmer, Joyce Putnam, Jan Smith, Gerry Soderberg, Marne Sorgen, Toni Thomas and Vic Willits.
Jamie Bowman ’80 just published her first book, Bike Riding in Kabul: The Global Adventures of a Foreign Aid Practitioner.  Getting roughed up by Islamic fundamentalists, the weekly “feline sex-fest” in Kyiv, bribing Russian police to avoid jail in Moscow, sheltering under the sink (with the lizards) when the ammo dump exploded in Juba, automatic weapons training in Indiana, and that ill-fated morning bike ride in Kabul. It was a great job!  
Bike Riding in Kabul follows the professional and personal adventures ofinternational legal consultant Jamie Bowman, an attorney from California, as she endeavors to update the laws of Kosovo, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Moscow, Afghanistan, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, and Afghanistan.  
As seen through Ms. Bowman’s good humor and unique perspective, Bike Riding in Kabul moves with effortless charm through a fascinating array of personalities and events. It is full of exotic locations, difficult work challenges, strong female role models, and quirky characters, and explores a wide range of themes, including the important role of reform, Islamic attitudes toward a Western woman, endemic corruption, post-Cold War sentiments, and how other countries view the United States. Throughout the book, Jamie is supported by an Argentine boyfriend who helps her make sense of the crazy situations she finds herself in.  
Fast-paced, funny, occasionally heartbreaking, but always wholly original, Bike Riding in Kabul captures the challenges of an American working overseas and is a story of finding the strength necessary to do the right thing, even when the consequences may be personally damaging.
This is the 100th anniversary of Beryl Smith Voss’s father’s graduation from Cal – Charles Sheridan Smith, Jr. – who received his bachelor’s in 1922. This served as inspiration for Voss to attend Cal and also her son, Tim Curran (1984).
Here’s his photo from the 1922 Blue & Gold.
Cal was a place to “Grow Up”! Bob Burrows’ participation in fraternities (Beta Theta Pi), Civil Engineering and Chi Epsilon, Winged Helmet, Skull and Keys, Big C and Crew with Ky Ebright, Order of Golden Bear, ROTC (when most young men were avoiding the draft for the Korean War). That segued into a year in the Alaskan hinterlands building DEW support airfields, when never was so much heavy equipment entrusted to a “green second lieutenant”. Burrows is a strong believer in a “Public Service” two year stint for any Land Grant College graduate: military, peace corps, local volunteer.

Burrows passed up the invitation for a stint in the regular Army, became a civilian, and a General Contractor. He was hired out of the Army Corps of Engineers, in that same year Navy Seabees Lieut J.G, and a lieutenant from the US Marine Corp. “We could build ANYTHING!” And did at Williams and Burrows, Contractors: one of the largest in California. They joined a Japanese contractor, Takanaka (a fellow Young President Organization fellow) to build the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco: truly a “joint venture” with Mitsubishi our elevator and HVAC subcontractor.

Burrows likes wine. He and his then wife, Sara (née Zumwalt) made pretty good wine in their backyard in Ladera. Years later, he bought 110 acres of fir trees, on Howell Mountain, cleared much of it to plant Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. They sold bunches of fruit, and made award winning Cabs: Liparita was our label. Fifteen years later, they sold the site to Jess Jackson (Cal, 1952), to anchor his Cardinale label with mountain top fruit.

Now, Burrows is living in Winston-Salem with his NC wife, Kathryn, an art curator of Wake Forest art collection. He does miss San Francisco and Napa. Barring Covid, he spends several weeks in the summer to return to long time friends.
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