to all Laneites from Tucson, Arizona, famous for the Univ. of Arizona
basketball team and (more importantly) great Mexican food!
If you remember me probably it was as a “peanut”.
I was very short, growing 4 inches after graduating. I was only age
16 at Lane graduation, which actually as I look back was the high point of
my academic career! It was
all downhill – although a gentle downhill - after that.
After Lane, I spent four years at Brooklyn College.
Those years at B.C. were the most difficult of my life, both
academically and otherwise. Besides
being supremely difficult to get to (4-6 trains each way every day) from
my out-of-the-way neighborhood, the level of work they expected at B.C.,
even as a freshman, was much higher than that at Lane. I barely got
through B.C., only starring in a subject I never had at Lane – physics.
I have since made it my life's work.
I earned a Ph.D. at the Univ. of Rochester, N.Y.,
and am now an Emeritus Professor at the Univ. of Arizona
(in Tucson not Phoenix!). Becoming
"emeritus" was my most recent "graduation".
I would be very happy to hear from all Laneites, particularly those
living out West.
ROY FRIEDEN - JAN.
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I have 2
grown children from my first marriage, and one teenage girl from my
second. I am very happily
married and we have a good life here.
Although formally retired, I continue my research in physics -
including particle theory and mathematical cancer modeling, perhaps a
strange combination - and also teach part time.
I love to hike and do gardening, in fact cactus gardening.
The mountains and canyons surrounding Tucson make for great hiking. For sure, living in the desert requires constant diligence to
nearby thorns, but, that's a small price to pay. Having a wife who is
adept with tweezers helps a lot by the way.
Summer of 2002>
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