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Susan Boymel Udin

Profile Updated: January 18, 2019
Susan Boymel
Residing In:
Buffalo, NY USA
Spouse/Partner:
David Udin
Occupation:
Biologist/University Professor
Children:
Rachel Udin, born 1980
Michael Udin, born 1982, married So-Young (Milly) Jeong 2015
Yes! Attending Reunion
Comments:

I went to college at MIT, where I discovered how wonderful the brain was and therefore decided to become a neuroscientist. I stayed at MIT for my PhD and for my first postdoc. While there, I married David Udin, whose need to avoid being drafted partly accounted for our long stay in Boston. Eventually we tore ourselves away and got to spent 2 fabulous years in London, England, where I did another postdoc. We then moved to Buffalo, where I'm on the faculty of the State University of NY. We worried that Buffalo was next to the Arctic Circle, but that's actually Minneapolis. Buffalo really isn't nearly as snowy and cold as everybody thinks. Also, 12 years in Boston really toughened me up. The summers here are like the Garden of Eden, too.

In 1985, we adopted 2 kids from Korea, ages 2 and 4. Going from 0 to 2, especially 2 mobile, non-English-speaking children in one fell swoop is pretty disorienting, but we all adjusted.

I'm very involved in my local community association, and my particular activity is an "Aging in Place" program to help older people remain in the community, keeping safe, healthy, and involved. My husband's retired, teaches Tai Chi and makes wonderful pottery. I'll retire maybe in a few years if I ever feel that I've saved up enough money to last me until I'm 100 years old, which might actually happen.

School Story:

I really didn't like high school. I was extremely glad to get out. I counted the days until graduation. For the last 6 months, I counted the hours.

My biggest regret about my high school years is that I did not fully appreciate the good qualities of my classmates. I am very glad that I've attended some of the reunions and have had the chance to reconnect with many of those people and to gain a better sense of their characters.

College was wonderful. It was a dream come true.

What elementary school did you attend?

Chestnutwold

Do you remember the 60s?

Yes

On Facebook

Yes

I lived on "X" street during my time at HHS

Cedarbrook Road, near Merion Golf Course, but not so near that we had to duck golf balls.

What is your favorite song from 1965?

Satisfaction. Also I have a deep fondness for "Norwegian Wood" because I first heard it when my not-yet husband played me a pre-release copy of Rubber Soul and we both congratulated each other on recognizing the sitar on the album.

I agree to have my address, email, and phone number on a class list available to classmates. It will not be available to the public and not to be used for any solicitations.

Yes

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This year's birthday is certainly one to remember! Stay healthy. Best wishes from the other Udin.

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Mar 23, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Happy birthday, Carl. I'll bet you'll remember this one for a long time! Be well.

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Jan 10, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday, and thanks again for setting up and maintaining this website!

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I hope life and work continue to be lively and interesting for you.Happy Birthday.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Happy travels, John!

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Posted on: Jan 08, 2019 at 11:18 AM

Happy birthday. I look forward to seeing a flood of photos from (an of) your new house). Enjoy your life in progressive Ireland!

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Hi, Bette, Have a great day today. I am working on a grant proposal this afternoon, and in your honor, I promise to punctuate it perfectly.

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Posted on: May 08, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Happy birthday, George. Have a great day and a splendid year.

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Happy Birthday, Roy! Have a good year.

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Posted on: Jan 02, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Happy birthday, Craig. Thanks again for a memorable visit to Dingle. It was the high point of our visit to Ireland, thanks to your hospitality and your connection to the community.

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Posted on: Dec 08, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Happy birthday (next week, that is). I hope you're continuing to flourish and that the new year will bring lots of interesting events and happiness to you.
Susan

Aug 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Happy birthday to my good friend.

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