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John H. Rousselot

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John H. Rousselot
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byGeorge A. Kasem
Succeeded byRonald B. Cameron
Constituency25th district
In office
June 30, 1970 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byGlenard P. Lipscomb (24th)
Thomas M. Rees (26th)
Succeeded byHenry Waxman (24th)
Howard Berman (26th)
Constituency24th district (1970–75)
26th district (1975–83)
Personal details
Born(1927-11-01)November 1, 1927
Los Angeles, California
DiedMay 11, 2003(2003-05-11) (aged 75)
Irvine, California
Political partyRepublican

John Harbin Rousselot (November 1, 1927 – May 11, 2003) was a U.S. Representative from southern California. (Although the territory he represented was generally the same, in eastern Los Angeles County, the district was renumbered several times during his congressional career.)

Born in 1927 in Los Angeles, California, Rousselot attended the public schools of San Marino and South Pasadena. He received a B.A. from Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, in 1949, and went to work as an insurance agent. During the 1950s he also was an author and public relations consultant.

From 1954 to 1955, Rousselot served as assistant to the public relations director of Pacific Finance Corp., Los Angeles, California. He served as deputy to the chairman of the California Board of Equalization in 1956, and was director of public information for the Federal Housing Administration in Washington, D.C., from 1958 to 1960.

Rousselot resigned his position at the FHA to return to southern California to run for Congress. His first notable political activity had been as a delegate to the 1956 Republican National Convention, and he had served as a member of the executive committee of the California Republican State Central Committee in 1956–57.

Rousselot was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963) from California's 25th congressional district, defeating Democratic incumbent George A. Kasem. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962, losing to Democrat Ronald B. Cameron.

During the next few years, Rousselot worked as a management consultant and also served as Western regional director of the ultraconservative John Birch Society. His longtime association with this group was a continuing source of controversy throughout his career in elective office. One of his allies during this time was Rev. Billy James Hargis.[1]

Rousselot was elected to the Ninety-first Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Glenard P. Lipscomb in California's 24th congressional district, and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (June 30, 1970 – January 3, 1983). In the Republican primary for the 1970 special election, he narrowly edged out former congressman Patrick Hillings and former football star and doctor Bill McColl. In the special general election he handily defeated Democrat Myrlie Evers, the widow of assassinated civil rights activist Medgar Evers. The district still was numbered the 24th when he won full terms in 1970 and 1972, but a 1973 redistricting ordered by the California Supreme Court renumbered it the 26th. Rousselot was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982 after a partisan redistricting divided his old congressional district, leading him to run in the 30th District represented by Democrat Matthew Martinez, who won the general election by 54% to 46%.

Rousselot served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and as president of the National Council of Savings Institutions, a lobbying group, from 1985 to 1988. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992 in the newly redrawn 25th Congressional District, which ultimately was won by Republican Howard McKeon.

Rousselot died of heart failure in Irvine, California, in 2003.

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[APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] The prophet Jeremiah writes, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Let us pray. Gracious God, as we gather here today, let us not take this time lightly. This time is the result of incredible determination, remarkable hard work, awesome discipline, and tremendous ingenuity. This time is the culmination of great hopes and dreams. This time is the result of many prayers. This is indeed the time to honor great accomplishment, to give thanks for those graduates as they prepare to go out into the world to do remarkable things. But this is also the time to thank you, oh creator, for holding each one of these, your daughters and sons close, so that as they go out, they know that they never do so alone. We thank those of you who have been put into place to help to make all of these successes possible, the parents who nurture, the professors who inspire, and the friends who encourage. God, may your divine light and guiding love shine through all that we celebrate here together today. Knowing today that we also pray for tomorrow, we pray for these graduates and the future of which the prophet Jeremiah writes. And with your help, may each and every graduate here be today as the poet T. Loder wrote, "Empower to be bold participants rather than timid saints in waiting, in the difficult ordinariness of now, to exercise the authority of honesty rather than defer to power or deceive to get it. To influence someone for justice rather than impress anyone for gain, and by grace, to find treasures of joy of friendship, of peace hidden in the fields of the daily that we are given to plow." Amen. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. All right. Welcome to this great convocation. I'm Peter Weber. I'm Dean of the Graduate School. It is my privilege to preside as we confer advanced degrees for Brown University. I would like to begin by saluting candidates for their advanced degrees. Ascendant. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Today we recognize your dedication and your achievements. I welcome the parents, spouses, partners, and children of our graduate students. Would you please stand? [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Yeah. And finally, I want to recognize the faculty advisers and mentors. Will the faculty please stand. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] We're delighted to have you all here today. Please be seated. Next, allow me to introduce the platform party. First on your far left is Christopher Beattie, the Associate University Registrar. Then there are two associate university chaplains, the Reverend Kirstin Boswell-Ford from whom we just have heard, and Adrian Wood-Smith. Next is Deputy Provost Joe Meisel and Jabbar Bennett, the Associate Dean both in the graduate school and the division of biology and medicine. He's followed by Peter Voss, a member of the Brown Board of Fellows and an alumnus of the undergraduate class of 1968. Mr. Voss will confer the degrees on behalf of the university. He's joined in this official capacity by Joan Wernig Sorensen who is a trustee of the Brown University Corporation and alumni of the undergraduate class of 1972. Joan is seated with the faculty. Welcome, Joan. Also among us is our esteemed guest, this year Horace Mann Medal recipient Lynn Rothschild, PhD 1985. [APPLAUSE] Dr. Rothschild is a senior scientist at NASA. To her left we have-- [LAUGHTER] To her left we have John Tyler, Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Together John and Jabbar will present the dissertation awards. Next we have associate deans Vanessa Ryan and Don Operario who will present the master's awards. We now turn to the students' choice. Our student speaker is Mateus Baptista. Chosen by the graduate student council to address today's graduates, he will today receive a Masters of Art in Urban Education Policy. He's a-- [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] He's a 2014 graduate of Brown with a Bachelor of Arts. His address is entitled Intellectual Responsibility, a Culture of Critique. Mateus? [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Good morning. Good morning. I asked for those teleprompters, but President Paxson said we would need a task force, so alas, no. [LAUGHTER] Good morning staff, faculty, members of the Brown Corporation, family and friends, guests and graduates. I'm honored to have been chosen as your commencement speaker. I want to thank the Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School for all their support and guidance. And I think the grads would like to thank their family and friends one more time. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Graduates, I'd like you to remember the day you received the acceptance letter from Brown. Go back to the day your entire neighborhood heard you scream. Or was that just me? Remember that day, how far away it now seems, and how impossible this very day appeared. Family, think about how proud you were to brag to all your friends that your child have gotten into Brown. Through the various projects, revisions, and resubmissions, dissertation defense, the Rock Library seemed inescapable. I'm here today to say you will never have to set foot inside that library again. [LAUGHTER] Now I like to go back a little further in time to 1764. In that year Brown's mission, preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. Sets an ambitious goal. Today we are here to celebrate the culmination of our experiences on College Hill whether we have been here for one year, five, seven, or nine-- I'll stop counting, I'm making some of the PhD's uncomfortable-- we have all had the privilege of the Brown experience. The Brown experience is the fruition of its mission, for a life of meaning and usefulness begins with exploration, critical inquiry, and reflection. Let us begin with exploration. I came to Brown in 2012 as a transfer student to complete my bachelor's degree, not knowing that when I walked through the Van Wickle Gates my world would change. Brown is a unique place where exploration is not only permissible, but demanded. I came out twice at Brown, first as undocumented, and then as gay. I studied international relations as an undergrad. But it was Brown that brought me back to my true passion, education. So I stayed for the fifth year to complete a Master's in Europe and Education Policy Program. [CHEERING] UEP, represent. Brown provided us with the time and the ability to explore ourselves and the world around us. This is an immense privilege. For a few years, the world around us seemed to stop, for at Brown we were allowed to be a little selfish and think of our own growth first and foremost. At Brown we could delay that research proposal and stop by the GCB for just an hour, which inevitably turned into the entire night. I remember walking in my first class and was terrified. These kids appear to be smarter, better dressed, and beautiful. How are there so many beautiful, well spoken people here? I was intimidated. Having come from Newark, New Jersey, this was the first time in my life I had been around people like this. But the beauty of Brown was to be given the opportunity to grow and learn that I too deserve to be here. Exploration, therefore, requires leaving our comfort zone. A life of meaning also means engaging in critical inquiry, quintessential Brown terminology. It's not a binary, it's a spectrum. I'd like to unpack that. Heteronormativity, to name a few. Brown's discourse is uniquely critical. Of course, Brown is not the only university that gives us time to reflect. What is unique, however, is Brown's insistent culture that demands us into critical inquiry. This has been another privilege afforded to us here. The insatiable quest to know who we are and where we can be of most usefulness is what binds Brownians. Beyond the Van Wickle Gates, the world may not be so permissible. It will often demand adherence rather than critique, but we cannot forget that it has always been those that questioned the normative, that challenge assumptions that have truly made a life of meaning and purpose. Brown has equipped us to do just that, to insist in a world that does not simply reproduce the status quo, but in a more hopeful endeavour. As many of you, I leave Brown with more questions than when I arrived. My own master's program has forced me to think critically about education reform in this country. Education is a politically charged topic, as many of you know, and yet we've engaged each other with deep respect and appreciation for each other's commitment to transformation. We know that the status quo is unacceptable, and our time at Brown has only reinforced that. It has reinforced our commitment to imagining alternatives, to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Our intellectual responsibility is to do just that. It is to imagine and foster a culture of critique and inquiry that imagines alternatives. So much of our graduate work is about learning the boundaries of our disciplines. What can be said, how, and to whom qualifies us as astute scholars. Graduate work is often about molding us into the image of our mentors, ensuring that we get that tenure track job. Which journals are prestigious, and what ways to write that ensures exception versus rejection. However, we cannot forget that for many of us, it was our desire to find anew, to discover and to question that brought us here in the first place. A true intellectual is one that questions, questions to the point of making those in the room uncomfortable. In my own life, it has been those that question why an undocumented student could not get financial aid, or be accepted at an institution like this one that brings me before you all today. It could have been much easier for people to say, as some did, we don't accept undocumented students, or we don't provide funding for non-citizens. That is the easy answer. It was much harder, and fortunately there were those that questioned why I couldn't fill out a FAFSA despite my mother working and paying taxes for the last 15 years. You see, if it had not been for the countless people who have challenged and fostered change all these years, I can say without a doubt, I would not be here before you all today. Some of them are in this audience today, and they could have just as easily continued doing their jobs, ignored my emails, my office visits, my often persistent nagging. They were more than just compassionate, though that too of course was essential. But it was their abiding commitment to challenging institutional norms and forged change that makes them so significant. Of course, this has never meant illegality in case Immigration Services is listening in on us today. But what is truly admirable is their steadfast commitment to a more just and equitable community. And they were committed to Brown's mission, because Brown's mission of usefulness implies outwardness. It requires solidarity, reflection. Reflection is something I truly valued at my time at Brown, time to think unobstructed by all the noise that is the world outside. The Brown bubble can sometimes be comforting, allowing us to be confined to the events of this university while ignoring that around us. Essential to our critical and curious time, and we may not have as much time today to be reflexive, but we must nevertheless find small increments, carve out time in our lives to reflect not only on our own lives, but on ways for us to be more outwardly, to act in solidarity. I'm sure over the past few years our parents have often reflected when asked what exactly their child was still doing, as they searched for an answer that was not, still in school. They could have just as easily thought, as some do, that taking six years to learn was a dubious proposition. But their presence here today is an indicator of their love and devotion and their ability to reflect that the pursuit of our scholarly goals was intricately tied to who we are. They may have had their doubts, as we sometimes did as well. So reflection may not come quickly and may be easier said than done, but ultimately, our ability to reflect is essential to living a life of meaning and purpose. Whether we will enter industry, academia, government, or if the job search is still a touchy subject, we have among us theorists, scientists, esteemed researchers, educators, artists, and above all, I hope, agents of change. We are joining the mere 10.8% of Americans with advanced degrees. We are the 10% perhaps can be our rallying cry. [APPLAUSE] Our entrance into this group demands from us more than career advancement. It requires that we explore, be critical, and reflect on ways we can be of service. I'm here to remind us of the immense privilege we have had to be on this Hill, and consequently, of our enormous responsibility. Thank you, and congratulations graduates. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Thank you, Mateus, for lending your voice. This year, sadly, we experienced the tragic loss of another voice, that of Hyoun Ju Sohn, a first year graduate student in physics from South Korea. He was known on campus as Henry. Henry had a passion for condensed matter physics and already was an accomplished teaching assistant. Henry came to Brown from Columbia University where he received a Bachelor's of Arts in 2013. He died on March 31st. In honor of his memory, I ask you to join me in a moment of silence. Thank you. All right. And Today the Graduate School is pleased to present three new awards, awards for recognizing the achievements and contributions of our master's students. The awards recognize academic achievement, professional excellence, and engaged scholarship and citizenship and community service. I now introduce Don Operario, the Associate Dean for Master's Education and Associate Dean Vanessa Ryan who will confer these awards. Don, Vanessa. [APPLAUSE] Thank you, Peter. I'm honored to present these awards to some exceptional master's graduates today. And I will draw from nomination letters to describe the achievements of these recipients. The first award is for outstanding academic accomplishment by a master student, and the recipient is Elizabeth Noble Kinnard, a student in the School of Public Health who today receives the Master's of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention. In 2014, Elizabeth graduated from Brown with a Bachelor's of Arts in Public Health. As a fifth year master student, she continued her research on the health and rights of marginalized populations such as members of the transgender community and people who use drugs. Her thesis was on the body modification procedures that transgender women undergo to make their outward appearance more congruent with their gender identity. She found that a greater sense of community identity was protective against injecting silicone for trans women, which has implications for public health interventions and programs. During the past year, Elizabeth published two peer review articles and has been invited to be a peer reviewer within her area of expertise. In June, Elizabeth will begin her postgraduate career in two new positions. She will be working as the program associate on the Substances Use Disorders Team at Community Catalyst in Boston, and a senior research associate at the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights here in Providence. Congratulations, Elizabeth. [APPLAUSE] The next award is for professional excellence amongst a master student, which recognizes outstanding contributions which influence or contribute to the field or profession. The recipient is Christopher Godfrey, who is-- [CHEERING] --who is receiving the Executive Master's Degree in Health Care Leadership. Students in this program are asked to complete a year-long critical challenge project. For his, Christopher sought to solve the uneven distribution of available blood supply in the United States. The result is Bloodbuy, a cloud-based platform that makes blood products available on a national basis and decreases the waste of blood, which has a limited shelf life. In a pilot study at Texas Medical Center in Houston, the Dallas-based companies patent pending technology saved the hospital 23% on blood costs. Bloodbuy is now active in 11 states and has high visibility. The Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation identified Bloodbuy as one of four breakthrough innovations, and also provided a $38,000 grant to advance the technology. Congratulations for your accomplishments, Christopher. [APPLAUSE] And finally, the next Master's award is for engaged citizenship and community service. The recipient is Amelia Tatum Grabowski, who is receiving the Master's of Arts in Public Humanities. Amelia's public facing work has brought her into contact with the Laotian community and people in the Fox Point and West Elmwood communities in Providence. She gathered and conveyed stories of what the polluted Mashapaug Pond has been and could be. She contributed to the Road Tour, a mobile digital experience, and to two exhibitions, Shadows and Sounds in West Elmwood and Come Sit a Spell at the Providence Public Library. She also developed an educational portal for high school audiences. Her engagement has national dimensions. For the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, a national project with a venue in Providence last fall, she coordinated with local artists and educators to integrate art and artifacts in the traveling exhibit and produced the guide. She has contributed to projects at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, and the Bullock Texas State history Museum in Austin. Congratulations for your accomplishments, Amelia. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Thank you, Don. We now turn to the Joukowsky Family Foundation dissertation prizes. These prizes are named for the Joukowsky family, which has been so generous to the university. Will the members of the Joukowsky family please rise? [INAUDIBLE], please. [APPLAUSE] With these prizes we recognize outstanding achievements and research by PhD recipients in the humanities, the life, social, and physical sciences. Recipients of the awards were nominated by their departments, and finally selections were made by the Graduate Council which includes faculty members, deans, and graduate students. It is my pleasure now to introduce John Tyler and Jabbar Bennett who will confer these awards. [APPLAUSE] Thank you, Peter. I'm honored to present these awards for outstanding scholarly achievement, and will draw from nomination letters and abstracts to describe the achievements of our recipients. The winner of the Joukowsky Dissertation Prize in the Humanities is Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos, who is receiving her PhD in religious studies. Her thesis examines how public ritual practices transformed religious identifications in the fourth and fifth century CE in Constantinople. Her work is entitled "A Land of Cleansed Heretics: Cult Practice and Contestation in the Christianization of Late Antique Constantinople." Using ancient sources both literary and legislative and employing contemporary theory, the thesis contributes to a better understanding of that Christianization. She identifies the role of imperial administrators in public religion, noting their tenuous legal standing. She explores how the construction of memory and public performance and ritual contributed to the transformation of a new civic and cultural identity, debunking the myth of an instantly Christian capital. The thesis has implications for the analysis of the Christianization of other cities, as well as for how such transformations are accomplished in other historical and cultural instances. During her studies here, Rebecca received a Mellon Graduate Workshop Grant from the Cogut Center for the Humanities for cultures and performance in the post-classical Mediterranean. She has accepted a full time adjunct position as Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College in Rhode Island beginning in August. Congratulations, Rebecca. [APPLAUSE] The Joukowsky Dissertation Award in the Life Sciences is awarded to Nicholas W. Bellono, who is receiving his PhD in molecular pharmacology and physiology. His thesis entitled, "Ionic Signaling and Pigmentation" advances knowledge of mechanisms underlying pigmentation including how the skin darkens in response to the sun's rays. This work first focuses on the characterization of a phototransduction pathway in human skin cells that is sensitive to solar ultraviolet radiation. It goes on to identify and characterize organelle or ion channels essential for pigmentation. His discoveries defined new paradigms in the signal transduction field and opened new avenues for research. The work was published in high impact journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and eLife. He also pioneered a new technique that allowed for the measurement of the flow of ions across the membranes of the intracellular organelles, which produce and store melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin, eyes, and hair of mammals, and provides natural protection against ultraviolet radiation. This technique will allow future studies to explore the molecular basis for pigmentation disorders, and could lead to identifying novel drug targets. Nicholas receive an NSF graduate research fellowship. This summer he will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco where he will study sensory biology and biophysics. Congratulations, Nicholas. [APPLAUSE] The Joukowsky Dissertation Award in the Physical Sciences goes to Martin Ulirsch, PhD in mathematics. His thesis is entitled "Tropical Geometry of Logarithmic Schemes." Words such as fearlessness and persistence crop up in the nomination letters describing how Martin approached problems in his research. He used four tools in his work. Berkovich analytic spaces, tropical geometry, logarithmic geometry, and modularized spaces. One of his contributions is to tropical geometry, a field that still lacks universally accepted foundations, advancing the work of realizing it as a special case of non-archimedean analytic geometry. Tropical varieties or combinatorial shadows of algebraic varieties that encode the geometry of the first order approximations of complicated algebraic equations. In Martin's thesis, the process of associating a tropical geometric object to an algebraic one is lifted from a limited context and set on the level of varieties with logarithmic structures. This, as a nominator asserts, clarifies a number of works on tropicalizing. Moreover, the thesis contributes to the field as tropical varieties are endowed with true geometric structure, the structure of an analytic stack. The envisioned applications of this are immense, says a mentor, because the tools of non-archimedean analytic geometry become available. One chapter has been published in Mathematicae Zeitschrift and another has been accepted pending revision by the Journal of the London Mathematical Society. Martin, who already has been a visiting research fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will begin a postdoctoral fellowship in September at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at University of Bonn. A year later, he will began as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Congratulations, Martin. [APPLAUSE] The Joukowsky Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences goes to Sarah Elizabeth Newman. [APPLAUSE] PhD in Anthropology. Her thesis is entitled "Rethinking Refuse, a History of Maya Trash." Her dissertation, as she puts it, traces trash through time. And yes, friends, we did wait until the last to present a dissertation that is probably more comprehensible and maybe more potentially relevant than to most of us that are here. [LAUGHTER] The imaginative scholarship of Sarah's is grounded in theory, method, and Mesoamerican culture history, and bridges fields including archaeology, zooarcheology, ethnography, and ethnohistory. Sarah targeted and contextualized an unusual sprawling deposit of ritual debris found at El Zotz, a classic Maya city in Guatemala. The material included smashed pots, figurines, as well as human and animal bones which had been positioned and then burned in the royal palace. Looking carefully at patterns of breakage, discard, and scatter, she was able to identify and interpret ancient behaviors. Her archaeological scholarship [INAUDIBLE] will set new standards. What Sarah did is reevaluate the concept of trash and what it might mean in different times and places. With the support of a John Carter Brown fellowship, she undertook the comparative study of discarded and reused materials elsewhere in Latin America. The resulting scholarship places her results in anthropological and ritual theories of dirt, contamination, and renewal. Honors include receiving a Fulbright, NSL, and Wenner-Gren foundation grants, among others. Sarah is co-author of Temple of the Night Sun, A Royal Tomb at El Diablo Guatemala, forthcoming from pre-Columbian Mesoweb Press. She has articles published or in the press in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Archaeological Science. Sarah, congratulations on this award. [APPLAUSE] Thank you, Peter. It's been a real privilege to recognize these outstanding young scholars. [APPLAUSE] Thank you John and Jabbar, and thank you again to the Joukowsky family for their generosity. And to the recipients, I add my congratulations for your outstanding contributions. So now we turn to the Horace Mann award. It is with great pleasure that I call this year's Horace Mann medal recipient, Lynn Rothschild, to the podium. Lynn, would you please join me here? [APPLAUSE] The Horace Mann Medal was established in 2003 and is given annually to a Brown grad school alumnus our alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field inside or outside of academia. Dr. Rothschild received her PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology in 1985, coming to Brown with degrees in Biology and Zoology from Yale University and Indiana University. Remaining at Brown as a postdoctoral fellow for two years, she then joined NASA Ames Research Center. She's a pioneering astrobiology and a senior scientist at NASA where she's the lead agency's program in synthetic biology. At Ames in Moffett Field, California, she explores how life has evolved in the context of extreme physical environment both here and potentially elsewhere. She has co-edited a book on the subject entitled Evolution on Planet Earth: The Impact of the Physical Environment. Dr. Rothschild has been an instrumental person in developing the field of astrobiology. She was the founding co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Astrobiology, and organized the first three astrobiology science conferences. Over the past six years, Dr. Rothschild has developed and led a program in synthetic biology at NASA. She works with researchers in academia, industry, government agencies in the US and abroad. Her lab hosts students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world, including some from Brown, and thereby influences the future of scientific discovery. She remains deeply involved in teaching, and as an adjunct professor at Brown since 2011, Dr. Rothschild has been the faculty advisor of a combined Brown-Stanford iGem team, which is a student synthetic biology competition. Ours is not the first honor for Dr. Rothschild. She was elected to the Presidency of the Society of Proto Zoologists and served on the Executive Council of the International Society of Protistologisty. She's an elected fellow of the Linnean Society of London, the oldest active biological society and the one that hosted the first presentation of papers outlining the theory of evolution. She's a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Explorers Club. She has won numerous NASA awards. Earlier this month she received the 2015 Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association. Now it is our turn, Brown's turn, to acknowledge Dr. Rothschild's contribution with this, the 2015 Horace Mann medal. Thank you. [APPLAUSE] So Shawn is going to give you-- here it comes. I get to put it on you. [APPLAUSE] Thank you. All right. We now turn to the conferral of the degrees. [CHEERING] [LAUGHTER] Mr. Voss. All right. So you read-- [SPEAKING LATIN] Please be seated. Don Operario, Associate Dean for Master's Education, will present the recipients of the Master's of Arts Degrees of Brown University. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Right. Are you ready? Natalie Anna Adler. Alyssa Danielle Anderson. Sidrah Baloch. Mateus Bruno Baptista, Danielle Nicole Boucher. Michael Broschart, Jr. Keller Anne Bumgardner. Juan Carlos Carranza. Reilly Pharo Carter. Sonja Castaneda-Cudney. Kimberly Ann Cataldo. John Buchanan Cholnoky. Gilbert Cisneros, Jr. Steven Coffey. Lauren Sumiko Combs. Elizabeth Anne Crawford. Yuanyuan Dai. Joana-Joe Daou. Jessica Anderson DeLauder. Christina DiBiasio. Katherine Diedrick. Changming Ding. Feifei Ding. Luke Noah Dowling. Nicole Lynn Ellis. Kristian Fabian. Rachel Lucille Eggleston. Nicole Lynn Ellis. Amelia Grabowski. Martha Virginia Musungu Gwengi. Spencer Gwozdzik. Richard Ha. Sarah Halberstadt. Molly Hannon. Yuzhou He. Nicole Angela Hersey. Frederick Kevin Holloway. Timothy Howarth. Alexis Jackson. Jazzmen Shantel Johnson. Alexander Charles Jones. Hannah Kailey Jones. Karen Jones. Blake Elisabeth Kast. Christine Marie Keating. Molly Kerker. Yanisa Khumwongdee. Sophia LaCava-Bohanan. Kyli Lamar. Jaclyn LaPointe. Jing Li. Patricia Liguori. Zhen Liu. Genevieve Anne Lim. Robert Lin. Zhen Liu. Pierre Lucien. Hattie Mauch. Gretchen Elizabeth Mills. Laura Mitchell. Linda Susan Muriel. Natasha Noel. Faith Nwaoha-Brown Jessica Elizabeth Palinski. Dimple Patel. Christopher Reynolds. Sherrie Roundtree Santos. Kirsten Schmitz. James Schuelke. A.C. Sieffert. Sage Snider. Jennifer Anne Stoudt. James Travers. Alissa Trapman. Timothy Turnbull. Sarah Walecka. Chengyu Wang. Hadley Witt. Phillip Yates. Ruoshui Zhai. Xi Zhang. Yinan Zhang. Zhisheng Zhang. Xi Zhu. Congratulations AM graduates. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] All right. Kenneth Wong, Chair of the Education Department, will now present the recipients of the Master's of Arts and Teaching Degree of Brown University. Ken? [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Thank you, Peter. It is my honor to introduce the recipients. Teresa Arey. Katherine Belida. Brittany Brewer. Nicholas Brotschi. Candace Cathey. Kimberly Clifton Kathleen Anne Dollard. Zachary John Edson. John Goncalves. Emma Gonsalves. Alex Henderson. Jenna Iden. Spencer Jones. Jennifer Minyoung Kim. Sydnee Mae Lindblom. Eric Lynne. Brigham Robert Madden-Cox. Justine Mainville. Jessica Mandeville. Ariel McCarter. Erin McElhone. Syeda Menebhi. Alyssa Mroz. Eugene Antonio. Eleanor Pace. Gabrielle Pound. Allison Marie Ray. Takara Roderick. Gwendolyn Rogers. Hannah Rousselot. Monica Ann Saraiva. Joseph Michael Silva. Pedro Agustin Silva. Ryan Smith. Summer Spiller. Samantha St. Lawrence. Reina Thomas. William Treece. Victoria Wilson. Congratulations. Thank you. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Stephen Berenson Director of Graduate Study for the Brown Trinity Repertory Acting and Directing programs will now present the recipients of the Master of Fine Arts Degree at Brown University. Whoa. What an entrance. [LAUGHTER] Stephen, thank you. Congratulations to all the graduates. It is my honor to present the recipients. Desiree Carla Bailey. Francesca Capone. Devon Caraway. Uche Elueze. Britt Faulkner. William Martin Finn. Shelley Fort. Florence Elise Hudson. Ralph Adriel Johnson. Beata Kasiarz. Flordelino Lagundino. Michael Jennings Mahoney. Ian McNeely. Emily Goodman Means. Sophie Gabriella Rose Netanel. Alec Niedenthal. Olivia Olsen. Katherine Pearl. Andrew Joseph Polec. Christopher Osborn Schluter. Robert James Shaw IV. Marina Ceilidh Shay. Whitney Clair White. Max Holiner Wolkowitz. Thank you, Stephen. James Morone, John Hazen White, Professor of Public Policy will present now the recipients of the Master's of Public Affairs Degree at Brown University followed by the recipients of the Master's of Public Policy at Brown University. [APPLAUSE] It is a great honor to present the recipients of the Master's of Public Affairs. Santiago Alban. Zack Shi Bu. Alison Elizabeth Canavan. Evan Robert Lehrer. Geyang Chai. Sukhna Matharu. Kyle Joseph Lynch. Lan Pei. Chao Wang. Emily Beibei Yan. It is an honor to present to the recipients of the Master's of Public Policy. Kangni Chai. Leila Chammas. Naoreen Chowdhury. Zhe Huang. Ran Huo. Miaodong Kang. Kanika Khanna. Lisa Nicole Opdycke. Sarah Anne Roberto. Jia Shi. Meredith Cushing Stone. Qing Tian. Chiamaka Uzor. Jonathan Peter Wolinsky. And Siqi Yao. Congratulations to all. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Thank you, Jim. Terry Fox Wetle, Dean of the School of Public Health, will now present the recipients of the Master's of Public Health Degree at Brown University. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] It is my honor to present the recipients of the Master's of Public Health Degree. Nancy Eudalia Abaraca. Brady Wilson Bennett. Erin Lynda Bushey. Lacey Kristine-Margaret Craker. Elizabeth Sarah Davey. Hao Deng. Meagan Elizabeth Durso. Olga Elizarova. Megan Elizabeth Hall. Christina Crystal Hom. Mariam Irshad. Katherine Anne Jamieson. Jacqueline Marie Jeha. Olivia Nthlandiki Kachingwe. Sara Elizabeth Kavoosifar. Zainah Nasar Khan. Tak Hei Stephanie Liang. Deborah Sara Mack. Daniel Aaron Mansfield. Madeline C. Montgomery. Kristen Elizabeth Morgan. Sarah Olivia Morris. Kimberly Debra Pelland Piyawadee Raksasil. Crystal Antoinette Roach. Cory Daniel Saucier. Mila Shakya. Sarah Hart Fishburne Shuford. Alexandra Skoly. Raul Navarr Smego. Alexa Beth Steuer. Frances E. Terry. Michelle Seyram Tsagli. Nirdesh Man Tuladhar. Timothy Wang. Shannon Antoinette Whittaker. Xulei Wu. Ali Zaman. My warmest congratulations to the future leaders in public health. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Oh. Oh, wait. Wait, there's more. Joao Moreno Tavares. Thank you, Fox. Don Operario will now present the recipients of the Master's of Science Degree at Brown University. Don? [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] It's my honor to present the recipients. David Matthew Abel. Gabriel Barth-Maron. Mariami Bakauri. Madeline Benz. James Besancon. Evan Michael Birenbaum. Nathaniel Bowditch. Nicholas Randall Catoni. Ryan Chikit Chan. Chieh Chu. Sorry. Tom Clinckemaillie. Alexander Czulak. Karthik Desingh. Nupur Dhandhania. Philipp Eichmann. Michael-Patrick Kavanaugh English. Wentao Guan. Yawen Hao. Brigitte Anne Harder. Mary Lucia Hedberg. Siddhant Jaitpal. Jaime Jimenez. Mengqi Jin. Zohra Kalani. Jared Kay. Daniel Paul Keenan. Brian Michael Kilpatrick. Stephanie Kim. Elizabeth Noble Lizzy Kinnard. ent Lee Leslie. Junsong Li. Yiming Li. Apurva Limaye. Bingqin Liu. Qing Liu. Shunxing Liu. Xinwei Liu. Caoyuan Ma. Alexandria Nicole Macmadu. Kali Manning. Kristiana Munoz. Jennifer Nedow. Mengrui Ni. Evon Adhiambo Okidi. Luqi Pan. Timothy Parsons. Devon Poeta. Gerardo Pradillo Macias. Zhile Ren. Thomas Repetti. Ryan Roelke. Roy Ruttiman. Patsorn Sangkloy. Joseph Servadio. Shashank Shukla. Andrew Simon. Stylianos Siontas Zhiqiang Sui. Jasmina Suko. Rizki Syarif. Tiffany Rose Tassin. Daniel Tonderys. Hasnain Vohra. Brandon Vorrius. Michael Shaye-wen Wang. Denise Werchan. Bailey Starbuck Willis. Ka Ling Wu. Zhidong Wu. Lingzhu Xiang. Cheng Xie. Junzhe Xu. Xi Yang. Da Yu. Xin Zhan. Liyun Zhang. Yao Zhang. Zhe Zhao. Yinsui Zheng. Yufeng Zhou. Sima Zhu. And Andrew Zullo. Congratulations SEM graduates. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Eric Suuberg, Professor of Engineering and Co-director of the Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering will now present the recipients of the Master's of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering at Brown University. Eric? [APPLAUSE] Thank you, Dean Weber. It's my honor to present the recipients. Orhan Batuhan Akdeniz. Christos Alexiadis. Maria Al-Mamlouk. Lingyi Bi. Shashank Boddupalli. Siyu Chen. Ozgur Davudoglu. Matthew Leonard Donahue. Meixing Dong. Emir Elove. Vyoma Gandhi. Tzu-Hsuan Huang. Xiaochuan Liu. Supakorn Cremson Lorhpipat. Qianhui Lu. Iain MacKenzie. Samuel McElwee. Stephanie Orfali Prochaska. Martin Qian. Anshul Rathi. Jialiang Sun. Ian Thomas. Linghan Xing. Ziqiang Yin. Yuxuan Zhang. Xin Zhao. Congratulations to all. Karen Sibley, Dean of the School of Professional Studies and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives will now present the recipients of the Executive Master's at Brown University. This is the first cohort of the Health Care Leadership Program to receive their Executive Master's Degree at Brown. Karen? [APPLAUSE] It is my honor to present this first ever, in the history of this illustrious university, Executive Master's Degrees, the Executive Master in Health Care Leadership. Chiliedum Ahaghotu. James Robert Andrews. Thomas Blaine Barker. Elias Zacarias Bendeck. Carl Erik Bergeson. Lillian Patricia Burke. Janice Healey Cooney. Steven Michael Defossez. David H. Denninger. David Arthur DeSimone. Richard John Flanagan II. Christopher Godfrey. Marianne Flanders James. Lynette Joy Lew. Heather Anne Marshall. Debbie Cranche McKee. Brenda Lee Malone. Anthony M. Napoli. Brian Nicholas Napolitano. Christopher Mark Neuman. Kirti A. Patel. Deborah Pfeiflie Watkins. Janet Elaine Powers. Jun Pagtakhan Sutherland. Tenny John Thomas. Doreen L. Wiggins. Congratulations to everyone. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Mr. Voss, I wish to report that 178 students have completed the requirements for their master's degrees and have permission to receive their degrees in absentia. Will all master's degree candidates please rise. [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] [SPEAKING LATIN] Congratulations on receiving your master's degree. We will now move on to awarding the Doctorate Philosophy degrees. [SPEAKING LATIN] [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] [SPEAKING LATIN] All right. Please be seated. I have the honor to present the recipients of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree of Brown University. Rocio Caballero-Gill. Elena Lorence Gonzales. Alexei Sisulu Abrahams. Angela S. Allan. Theresa Christine Anderson. Sarah Hart Ashby. Valentine Florence Balguerie. Eyal Bar-Kochba. James Christopher Beaver. Nicholas W. Bellono. Heather Lynn Bennett. Sarah Elizabeth Bernthal. Bryan Betancur. Octavian Biris. Andrew Stephen Blaeser. Barbara A. Blythe. Adam S. Boss. Aron Maurice Buffen. Mark Jonathan Buller. Emily Button Kambic. Irina Calciu. Camly Thien. Ariel Lorraine Camp. Jennifer Caitlin Cassidy. Clarissa Ceglio. I. Chen. Jorn Cheney. Xinxin Cheng. Anda M. Chirila. Heyrim Cho. Jeffrey Alexander Pierce Cockburn. Corey Lynn Compton. Sarah Craft. Megan Ashley Creighton. Sean Phillip Curran. Valery Ann Danilack. Dibakar Datta. Justin Anthony DeBrabant. Deepak Dhingra. Scott Jared DiGiulio. Yu-Ting Liu Dingle. Nicholas James Dygert. Alexandra Mareike Effenberger. Katherine Diane Etter. Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos. Daniel Lawson Felch. Martin Fiszbein. Jessica Fitzpatrick-Colllins. Patrick William Flanigan. Andrea Elizabeth Flores. Patricia Michelle Fogerson. Alessandra Franco. Brent Akio Fujioka. Nicole Torian Gercke. Amanda Getsinger. John Kimbell Golden. Timothy Andrew Goudge. Rebecca Naomi Greenberger. Yuzhen Guan. Jie Guang. Joshua Morse Guilford. Eni Halilaj. Kirk Donald Haltaufderhyde. Eunsun Celeste Han. Hunter Reed Hargraves. David Neil Hauser. Christopher J. Havlin. Ynes Antonio Helou. Scott Herrick. Wade Michael Hindes. Kathryn Elizabeth Howley. Yara Jarallah. Qinqin Ji. Mingming Jiang. Wenyan Jiang. Courtney Michele Johnson. Daniel Christopher Laidlaw Johnson. Stephen Knox Jones, Jr. Anja Jovic-Humphrey. Robert E. Kambic. Anna Wilson Kane. Sean Michael Keck. James Alan Kelley. Philipp Maximillian Ketz. Changho Kim. Peter Taylor Klein. Bryan Vincent Knapp. Erin Katherine Krafft. Jingguo Lai. Peter Hong Ung Lee. Alexander Rivinus Leydon. Dongfang Li. Weilli Li. David Chang Yi Liao. Thayse Leal Lima. Alexander J. Loosley. Michael Lopez. Xu Luo. Ningning Ma. Qingqing Ma. Byron D. MacDougall. Alex Dale MacIntosh. Karina Mascorro. Brandon Asher Mayer. Anne McDonald. Angus James McMullen. Michele J. Mericle. Wang Miao. Ryan James Michney. Jadrian Miles. Stephan Michael Moore. Tara Lynn Mulder. Kumud Nepal. Sarah Elizabeth Newman. James Edward Niemeyer. Catalina Ocampo Londono. Layla Oesper. Ronald Shem Odhiambo Okoth. Laura Ann Perille. Mary Elizabeth Peterson. Michael Powers. Tabb Prissel. Lauren Elizabeth Quattrochi. Anne Meredith Rabe. Lindsay Schakenback Regele. Michael D. Rodriguez-Muniz. Michela Ronzani. John Matthew Rosenberg. Samantha R. Rosenthal. Evangelos Routis. Michael Ernest Sawyer. Elizabeth Ellice Searcy. Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann. Kaitlin Nicole Sidorsky. Jazmin Sierra. Joseph Michael Silva. Tutanon Sinthuprasith. Kelsey Mae Skodje. Alexander Joel Smith. Eric Michael Sodomka. Altar Sorkac. Timothy L. Squires. Akash Srivastava. Timothy Syme. Alexander Tarvo. Jill Caroline Thorson. Andrew Tobolowsky. Anton V. Tokranov. Anika Marsha Toorie. Jennet Toyjanova. Minh-Hoang Tran. Colleen Marie Tripp. Julia Dawn Troche. Alexandrina Tzanova. Martin Ulirsch. Laura Aguilar-Milano Vares. Fabien Wagner. Kristin Marie Webster. Matthew Wellenbach. Miel Wilson. Dale Alan Winter. Wei Pin Wong. Lei Wu. Sheng Xie. Hongwei Xu. Kun Yang. Yinxuan Yang. Lijing Yao. Xin Yi. Lichao Yu. Mohsen Zayernouri. Zeng Zhang. Huaiyong Zhao. Xiaozi Zhao. Mengdi Zheng. Mujun Zhou. Huiyuan Zhu. Stephan Richard Zins. Silvia Zuffi. And Kristen Zukosky. I wish to report that 35 students have completed their degree requirements and have permission to receive a degree in absentia. Will all doctoral degree candidates please rise? [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] [SPEAKING LATIN] Congratulations on receiving your Doctor of Philosophy Degree. [APPLAUSE] Congratulations. I'd like to thank Peter Voss, my fellow deans, and the terrific staff of the Graduate School for helping making this such a successful event. And as you go out into the world to serve in the world of Brown's charter with usefulness and reputation as postdoctoral fellows to work in government, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, or as faculty in colleges and universities around the world, I ask you to remain connected to Brown as loyal alumni. You are now and you will always remain an integral part of this university and its tradition. I know proclaim [SPEAKING LATIN] [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING] Congratulations. To graduate school convocation has concluded and only the benediction remains. After the benediction, we ask graduates, family, guests to stay where they are until the platform party has left the tent. We ask interested graduates then to follow us to the main green for the university ceremonies. There are seats reserved for you there in section five. Graduates will exit by section and row as directed by our staff. Would the entire audience please stand for the benediction. And I invite Adrian Wood-Smith, the Associate University Chaplain for the Muslim Community to the podium. Besides the momentous occasion of graduation, this day is also sacred in other ways, commemorating a connection with the divine through the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost or through the giving of the Torah and [INAUDIBLE], and the day leading up to the remembrance of those lost in service to their country. For the God-centered among us, I invite you to join me in calling on God's name as we conclude this ceremony. For those with different convictions, I invite you to join me in calling on these names as representing doors to a deeper reality and potential inside of ourselves. [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] Oh, truth. Oh, steadfast one. Oh, sustainer. Allow us to be steadfast in our simultaneous pursuit of truth and viable professional opportunities that will sustain us and our families. [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] Oh, opener. Oh, all-knowing, oh, wise one. Grant us openings after openings of wisdom, understanding, and synthesis of knowledge throughout our careers. [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] Oh, justice. Oh, perfection. Oh, compeller. Compel us to always use our intellectual pursuits to further the cause of justice in the world, address the imperfections we witness, and build a brighter and more hopeful future for all. [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] We conclude with Thanksgiving and deep appreciation to the divine presence and to the human presence of families, friends, administrators, and teachers who have helped us along this way. Amen. [MUSIC PLAYING]

References

  • United States Congress. "John H. Rousselot (id: R000469)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George A. Kasem
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 25th congressional district

1961–1963
Succeeded by
Ronald B. Cameron
Preceded by
Glenard P. Lipscomb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th congressional district

1970–1975
Succeeded by
Henry Waxman
Preceded by
Thomas M. Rees
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 26th congressional district

1975–1983
Succeeded by
Howard L. Berman

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