Francis Chapuredima left the United States and moved to Qatar on a new adventure! He is happy to write that he is still teaching. There are very few Mules out there, so Francis encourages everyone to visit. * Bryan Sanders writes that David Gutman, who recently graduated from the University of Maryland School of Journalism, was hired as a reporter for the Associated Press in Charleston, W.V. Contrary to rumors, he is not moving to West Virginia to join the cast of MTV’s Buckwild. * Aine McCarthy is working on her Ph.D. in applied economics at the University of Minnesota. She’s studying international development and is spending this spring in rural Tanzania doing fieldwork research for her dissertation. She is excited to have Nate Stone, Cait Miller, Melissa McNulty, and Tom Gildersleeve ’07 join her in Tanzania this summer to climb Mount Kilimanjaro! * Aaron ’05 and Lauren Uhlmann Blazar welcomed daughter Sophie Uhlmann Blazar, born Dec. 24. Baby Sophie is looking forward to attending Colby—Class of 2034 with Dane Christensen (son of Chris and Liz Shepherd Christensen) and Tripp Hankin (son of Monty Hankin and Laura Harker). * In December Josh Montague defended his Ph.D. thesis in physics at the University of Colorado. He is now working part time as a data scientist for a Boulder technology company and finishing the writing of his thesis before his expected May graduation. Josh also enjoys seeing Erik Lambert ’04, Jess Seymour, Anders Wood ’07, Caitlin Gallagher ’07, and all the rest of the Boulder Mules. * Barbara Hough graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a master’s of music in music education in May 2012. She is currently a full-time music teacher at Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School in Haverhill, Mass., where she also leads a chorus of more than 60 students. Not only did she see Meredith Lowmaster play and win big money on Jeopardy! Oct. 17, but she got to watch it with friends, including the winner herself, Katie Packard, and Kate Lidington. * Tomas Vorobjov is living back home in Slovakia and working (remotely) with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC), an educational outreach program based at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In October 2012 Tomas discovered his first comet, which received a designation P/2012 T7 (Vorobjov) and was later numbered as 276P. In May/June, he’s heading back to the U.S. for a three-week road trip visiting Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Nevada, and California. * Liz Shepherd Christensen is proud to announce that Dane Tanner Christensen was born Jan. 4, weighing in at 9 pounds 14 ounces and 21.5 inches long. He is a big boy, and Liz and her husband just love having a son. * Vincenzo and Sara Booth Petrosillo welcomed their second daughter, Annika Teresa, into the world Feb. 19. Aya Costantino ’07 was an incredibly helpful and calming presence at the birth. Fellow Davis, Calif., resident Melissa Rosales Neff ’04 threw Sara a fabulous baby shower, which Aya and Andrea Linney ’07 were able to attend. Emilia Tjernstrom and Ivan Balbuzanov ’08 helped Sara and Vincenzo pick out Annika’s name and celebrated the birth with them from afar. Sara is completing her third year in UC Davis’s English Ph.D. program and will present at a conference in England in July. She and her family will spend the summer in Italy, where she will conduct archival work.