VOLUME 85, NUMBER 2 DECEMBER 1992SPECIAL SECTION: 100 YEARS AND A DAYhe first day of Fall Quarter 1992 was also the first day of the University'ssecond century. To capture the day, the Magazine sent out teams of photog­raphers and writers. What they found is recorded in 48 pages of words andpictures. Here's a sample:237:53 a.m. Behind themorning newspaper isJean E. Lee-and a 16-oz.cup oj coffee .. 453:48 p.m. Second-yearCollege student SuzanneTaylor tries out Jor theUniversity SymphonyOrchestra. 568:00 p.m. While a "Sec­ond Century" celebrationkicks off at the quads,Continuing Educationstudents hear the quar­ter's Jirst It;cture.For more-starting with sunrise, October 5-turn to page 17.Cover: The lawn oJRockeJeller Chapel provides Jront-row seating as Jireworks flare overthe Midway (photograph by Dan Dry). Opposite: On the first day oj classes,first-year College student Michele Kenney writes a letter to a Jriend back home(photograph by Dan Dry).2 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992Editors NotesTHE FIRST DAY OF FALL QUARTER WAS Abusy one for many persons on cam­pus, the Magazine staff among them.Just how busy was brought home to us muchlater in the month, when we found the officecopy of the October 5 New York Times unread-indeed, untouched.Instead of-reading the paper of record, we'dspent the day working around the clock to re­cord, in words and images, life at the Univer­sity of Chicago as it embarked on its secondcentury.The first writer arrived at our Robie Houseoffice at 5:30 in the morning. By 6:00 a.m.,coffee was brewing, phones were ringing,and the day was under way. The first photo­graphs were taken shortly before Monday's6:51 a.m. sunrise; the last, twenty-four hoursand one minute later, at sunrise on Tuesday,October 6. .The University had planned its own day tofollow President William Rainey Harper'sdictum for the first day of the University's firstcentury, a schedule that Harper wanted toseem "as if it were the continuation of a workthat had been conducted for a thousandyears." Which meant that the Magazine sat inon seminars and football practice, on middle­of-the-night trips to the emergency room andlate-night birthday parties at Jimmy's, on soli­tary research and large-scale classes, on dailyrituals and once-in-a-century fireworks. Weenjoyed it all.One thing we particularly enjoyed waswatching illustrator Mark McMahon­whose drawings of Kent 107, HutchinsonCommons, Hull Gate, and Rockefeller Chap­el appear in this issue-transform a 22" x 30"sheet of Arches 140-lb. watercolor paper intoa lively campus scene. McMahon (whose fa­ther, Franklin McMahon, has done manydrawings of the University over the years)started each sketch by picking a point -say,the arch above the periodic table in Kent Audi­torium-and going from there."You just assign yourself a code," he ex­plained, his right hand holding a clutch of No.315 pencils, each with inch-long points, and ahunk of eraser, while his left hand drew in rowafter row of lecture-hall seats. Another dozenpencils stood at the ready. Between sketches-each one took about two hours-he'd find awastebasket, unsheathe a razor blade, and pare the pencils back into shape. Then it wason to the next location.At each spot, he'd pull out a tiny video cam­era and slowly scan the scene. Back in the stu­dio, the videos would serve as his colorguides. For us, seeing the finished illustra­tions was fun, but watching the sketches firstappear was magical.Seizing the DayBy the time the dawn-to-dawn undertakingwas complete, the Magazine's team of pho­tographers had about 5,000 images on film.Taking those photographs were James L. Bal­lard, Lloyd DeGrane, Robert Drea, Dan Dry,Matthew Gilson, David Joel, AB'72, RobertC. V. Lieberman, and Adam Lisberg, AB'92.In addition, a group of far-flung photogra­phers (whose names appear beside their pic­tures) sent images back from off-campus andoff-off-campus locations. A number of pho­tographers entered our "First Day of the Sec­ond Century" contest; the winning shot, byKenji Aoki, a doctoral candidate in educa­tion, appears on page 26.Taking down names, addresses, and otherbits of "who, what, when, where, why, andhow" information were seven writers:Stephanie Arena, AB'76, John Easton,AM '77, Debra Ladestro, Tim Obermiller,Debra Shore, Michele Thomas, and MaryRuth Yoe.Giving graphic shape to all those images andwords was the Magazine's art director, AllenCarroll. Finally, we're very grateful to themany persons from all over the University com­munity who helped make our day.-M.R. Y.Several errors found their way into the Octo­ber issue. The charter supporter of the Uni­versity'S summer seminars for Chicago highschool teachers ("Course Work") was incor­rectly identified; it is the Lloyd A. Fry Foun­dation. The new president of the NationalOpinion Research Center ("Chicago Jour­nal") is Phil DePoy. And a photo caption in"Chicago Journal" was obscured; it shouldhave read, "David Teplica's black-and-whiteimages-chronicling the suffering of childreninjured by burns-are part of a traveling ex­hibit," itself part of the Children's BurnAwareness Program.LettersTelevision limeR e your article on David Axelrod in theOctober/92 Magazine. I don't knowwhether to admire or be frightened byhis ability to help political candidates wintheir elections. I suppose it depends on thecharacter of the candidates he chooses tohelp.However, I am completely with him in thebelief that radio and television stations shouldbe obliged to provide free broadcast time toPOlitical candidates. There can be much argu­Inent about which candidates and the amountof free time, but the principle should be part ofOUr electoral process.ROLAND H. PETERSON, SB'37ST. ALBANS, WEST VIRGINIAThe lesl of a firsl-rale mind?Gerald Graff's article "Off Course" inthe October 192 Magazine tells of thestudent who is taking two courseswhich push diametrically opposed ideas.When asked which she prefers, she replies,"Well, I'm getting an A in both." That re­Ininds me of an instructor back in the Hutch­ins days who devised his own IQ test, whichconsisted of a string of controversial questionsWith multiple-choice answers "Yes," "No,"and "Yes and No." To score it, simply countthe number of "Yes and No" answers.While I believe the IQ test might be flawed atthe genius level, I also believe the student de­served her A grades for understanding (notnecessarily endorsing) both points of view.Also, to some extent a university should mir­�or the "real world," where people expound­!�g opposing points of view aren't going toI get together" for the benefit of the audience.. predict that student will get at least an A­In life.JOHN DWYER, PHB' 48CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIAIbterdisciplinary dialogueI am in complete agreement with GeraldGraff's call for a more interdisciplinaryapproach to education. His thoughts re­caned for me my final semester as an under­�{ad�ate at Mount Holyoke College. Duringat tune, I endeavored to find some coherent understanding of three diametric approachesto the same idea as presented in three differentcourses. For the most part, my efforts werefruitless and much of the time I was simplyconfused.It is arguable that my attempt to find a com­mon ground among the theses of three coursesis in fact "learning." Nevertheless, I do notbelieve I would have undertaken the task wereI not a second-semester senior. As a youngerundergraduate, I doubt I would have per­ceived the connection between the ideastaught in each course. Had I been able toglimpse this connection, I would probablyhave dismissed it as beyond my intellectualreach. I agree with Professor Graff that un­dergraduates must be guided in the difficulttask of interdisciplinary dialogue.I am struck by a certain irony in ProfessorGraff's message of interdisciplinary toleranceand interaction within the classroom. My ownfield of geography is earmarked by its inter­disciplinary efforts. Geography draws onmany disciplines, including history, anthro­pology, sociology, biology, and geology, toform a comprehensive understanding of someaspect oflife on earth. Yet, as a discipline, ge­ography has been punished for its reliance onthe very interdisciplinary interaction whichProfessor Graff seeks for the universitycommunity.During the fiscal belt-tightening of the1980s, many of our nation's finest universitiesemployed their fiscal ax -or as in the case ofthe University of Chicago, their fiscal paringknife-to trim geography from theircurricu­lao The decision makers at these universitiesdetermined that because geography is inter­disciplinary, there is no need for a geographyprogram per se; instead, students who seek ageographical perspective can gain onethrough taking courses in the aforementionedfields.As I read about the daily events unfolding inthe Soviet Union, I am struck that it may bemore important now than ever to use an inter­disciplinary approach in teaching our youngpeople about our world. The lesson beinglearned in the former Yugoslavia is that politi­cians may draw boundaries wherever they seefit; however, there are so many factors whichinfluence the way a group of people perceivethemselves and outsiders: linguistic, cultural,religious, socioeconomic, and geophysical Fast FromYour PastRemember US?We're the people who askedyou to give up a meal or twoat the dining hall so wecould help fight hunger and povertyaround the world.We called it the Fastfor aWorld Harvest.The Fast is now in its 19th year,and it's going stronger than ever­at the University of Chicago, and atschools, churches; and-homes acrossthe country.Join us-again, or for the first time.Give up a meal on November 19 (theThursday before Thanksgiving) or justsend a donation. It's easy, and it saveslives.Call 800/597-FAST or mail thecoupon below.f t�AOX am�JAmerica------1o Enclosed is mydonation toOxfam America.o Sendmeinforma tionabout the Fast fora World Harvestcampaign andOxfam America.rA�r...... -.1 W'ORLDHARVES'"11 NAME1------------------------1 ADDRESS1 CITY1-I STATEIZIP1 MAIL TO: Fast Director, Oxfam America,llS Broadway, Boston, MA 02116�� - -=-=-= -=-::_ -==- _jUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 3Retiring?Your excellenteducation at theUniversity of Chicagohas served you well duringyour working life. Now itprovides you the freedomto choose the kind ofretirement you want, inthe location you prefer. Thisis a wonderful opportunity.We believe that HENTONA T ELaN offers one ofthe most intellectuallysatisfying and interestingretirement opportunitiesavailable in the UnitedStates. Our benefits include:* The benevolent climateof the North CarolinaPiedmont.* Quality, single-familyhomes at affordable prices.* The friendliness andsecurity of a small collegetown.* The opportunitiesavailable at adjacent ElonCollege.* Major medical,recreational, and culturalfacilities within easy reach.For information, write to: boundaries all playa role. Conflicts similar tothose in Serbia exist throughout the globe asformerly colonized countries struggle withwhat it means to be independent and as theircitizenry-a citizenry which has often beenforced together by circumstance and has littleor nothing in common-seeks a sense of com­mon identity.For now, the future of the Serbian conflictappears bleak; however, it is clear that anyclaim humanity may have to peace and decen­cy for all people will be dependent upon ourability to analyze a problem as though view­ing it through a kaleidoscope; so many thou­sands of pieces coming together, each reliantupon the other, to form an image.WHITNEY AYN SEYMOUR, AM'90CONIFER, COLORADOHENTON AT ELaNPOST OFFICE BOX 10ELaN COLLEGENC 27244 Justice with a pastI 'm probably merely the latest to ask,"Did you notice (future) Supreme CourtJustice John Paul Stevens, far left, in yourphoto, page 48, in the August/92 issue?"If I'm not mistaken, Stevens was editor ofthe Cap and Gown yearbook in that year. Alsoin the same picture is Dick Himmel, X'42,who wrote a very popular gossip column, av­idly read by all Greek letter fraternity and clubundergraduates, called "The Traveling Ba­zaar" in the Daily Maroon. I'm sorry I can'tidentify the other three.JOHN A. CROSBY, SB'43CLOVIS, CALIFORNIASorry, no poems need applyI recently was reading the "Editor'sNotes" in the October/92 issue of theMagazine. The notes unblushingly pro­claimed, "The Magazine's policy is not topublish poetry .... "Frankly, I don't give a damn whether theMagazine publishes any particular poems. I4 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 do, however, resent a policy that seems to rele­gate poetry to the same realm as pornographyand libel. Lots of honorable men and women-some of them with Chicago origins-havewritten and even published poetry. I fear tothink what some of my Chicago professors(among them such luminaries of your"Deaths" column as Walter Blair, GladysCampbell, and Elder Olson) would say aboutthe wisdom of your policy. But that, I guess,was long ago, and besides, the wench is dead.JAMES F. LIGHT, AB'45, AM'47WESTPORT, CONNECTICUTFar from being anti-poetry, the Magazinedoesn't publish poetry for the same reasonthat we don't publish fiction: we're designed tobe a news magazine about the University andits alumni. -Ed.Blacks on stampsWhile others must decide whetherthe achievements of Dr. ErnestEverett Just, PhD'16, as cited byDon Lyons in the October/92 "Letters" col­umn make Dr. Just an appropriate candidatefor a U. S. postage stamp, I would like to offer afew notes on the depiction of Blacks on U.S.stamps.To date, the current series of definitivestamps ("Great Americans") has honored 50different people. While the 21 stamps still onsale do not depict any Blacks, two of the firstsix stamps in the series did: the 20-cent stamphonoring Dr. Ralph Bunche (1982) and the35-cent stamp honoring Dr. Charles R. Drew(1981). Both were replaced by issues depict­ing persons with academic ties: the Bunchestamp by a 20-cent stamp honoring ThomasB. Gallaudet, who pioneered education forthe hearing-impaired, and the Drew stamp(following a rate increase) by a 37-cent stamphonoring physicist Dr. Robert A. Millikan, aUniversity of Chicago faculty member from1896 to 1921.The lack of other Blacks in the series un­doubtedly relates to the United States PostalService's annual issuance of a stamp in the"Black Heritage" series, usually in conjunc­tion with Black History Month (February).This series, which began with stamps honor­ing Harriet Tubman in 1978 and Dr. MartinLuther King in 1979, has included stamps not­ing historian Carter G. Woodson, educatorMary McLeod Bethune, scholar/activistW.E.B. DuBois, and Chicago's founder, JeanBaptiste Point du Sable. The 1993 issue willhonor scientist Percy Lavon Julian, whosedozens of patents include the patent for thesynthesis of cortisone and who was a foundingboard member of Roosevelt University inChicago.Several years ago, the USPS released an ex-cellent book containing the Black Heritagestamps, entitled I Have a Dream. Limitedquantities are still available in some post of­fices. This book and its stamps could be readi­ly used by parents, educators, and others as adepiction of strong, positive role models.CHARLES BERG, AB'64, AM'66CHICAGOCall for conservativesThe Fourth Estate, the conservativecommentary section of the ChicagoMaroon, is seeking people who wereactive in conservative groups on campus.We are particularly interested in people whoWere part of the Chicago Political Union in the1930s, any incarnation of the College Repub­licans, Young Republicans, Young Ameri­cans for Freedom, Federalist Society, andother political groups, as well as people whoworked on conservative or classical liberalPUblications like Critique, Counterpoint, orChicago Spectator.Please call 3121702-1403 or send your rec­Ollections to: Conservative History, TheFourth Estate, 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago,IL 60637.CORY L. -ScaTT, '95CHICAGOCALAAnewsSince we announced. the formation of theU of C Gay and Lesbian Alumni Asso­ciation in the April/92 "Letters" col­umn, we have received well over a hundred re­sPonses from all over the country and as faraWay as Japan. We heard from graduates asfar back as 1929, representing every schooland division of the University. We also heardfrom several members of the faculty and staff,and even some parents. On behalf of UCIGALAA, our thanks to all those who re­SPonded and to the Magazine for printing ourletter.For those of you who missed our first letterand Who are interested in joining UCIGALAA, please drop us a line at Box 541,11301 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA90064. Thanks again.TIM CHILD, AM' 85Los ANGELESThe University of Chicago Magazine invitesletters from readers on the contents of theIrlagazine or on topics related to the Universi­= Letters for publication, which must beSlgned, may be edited for length and/or clari­Z· To ensure the widest range of voices possi-le, preference will be given to letters of 500�o�ds or less. Letters should be addressed to:5 dUor, University of Chicago Magazine,757 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGQALUMNI ASSOCIATIONInvites you to join distinguished faculty and alumni friends participatingin alumni travel/study programs during the coming monthsCruising the Mississippiaboard the Delta QueenApril 14-24A riverboat cruise from New Orleansto Memphis will explore Civil Warthemes and the influence of the riveron American literature. Led bynative Mississippian Gwin Kolb,emeritus professor of EnglishLanguage and Literature, we willalso have as guest lecturerKen Burns, creator of the award­winning PBS documentaryThe Civil War.1993 Spring/Summer Study TripsFor further information and brochures or to be added to our travell studymailing list, call or write to Alumni Travel, University of Chicago AlumniAssociation, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago,IL 60637 3121702-2160.Waterways of RussiaJuly 17-28Our Swiss-managed riverboatwill cruise the waterwaysbetween Moscow and St. Petersburgwhile we discuss the dramaticchanges taking place in the country.Leader will be internationally­known economist D. Gale Johnson,who has studied Soviet agriculturefor more than four decades.The Journey of Odysseusthrough theAncient MediterraneanAugust 16-September 1We will follow the path ofOdysseus from the site of ancientTroy through the locations myth hasgiven his adventures. Facultyleader will be ProfessorHerman Sinaiko of the Divisionof the Humanities and GeneralStudies in the Humanities.The Realm of the Maya:Yucatan, Chiapas,and TabascoMarch 2-13Our spring study trip to Mexicowill focus on the art, science, andculture of the Maya, Mesoamerica'spre-eminent artists and architects.Tom Cummins of the University'sDepartment of Art will leadthis attractively-priced trip.Exploring theNatural Treasures of theGalapagos Islandsand Costa RicaMarch 8-19We will travel to the regionsthat transformed the scientific visionof nature with a Darwin specialist,Professor Robert ]. Richards ofthe Departments of History,Philosophy, and Psychology.Our voyage will be aboard thesplendid new Aurora II.The Himalayan Kingdomsof Tibet, Nepal, and BhutanApril 26-May 17This very special journey will offerour small group of travelersa privileged insight into the culturaland natural history of three remoteHimalayan Kingdoms. Our facultyleader will be Ralph Nicholas,professor of Anthropology andSocial Studies and director ofthe Center for International Studies.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 5CONTEMPORARY CHINA:CULTURE, POLITICS, AND THE FUTUREFebruary 5-7,1993What do reggae rhythms, saxophone solos, and pop music videos have todo with post-Mao China? Everything, as you will find out during thisweekend examining recent manifestations of China's new culture withmembers of our Chinese Studies faculty. The weekend will include:• film and videos• lectures and discussions• dining in Chinatown• reading by noted woman poet Zhang ZhenTHE MYSTERY PLAYS: CREATION AND THE PASSIONFebruary 12-13,1993A medieval play in a modern context? Court Theatre's groundbreakingproductions of Creation and The Passion bring the earthy, rustic dramas tolife in the grandeur of Rockefeller Chapel. See the mystery plays in marathonperformance, then spend the next day with scholars and theatre profession­als learning how the plays come with their power intact fromthe middle ages to the modern stage. The weekend will include:• marathon performance of the plays• lectures and discussions• dinner at Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House• behind-the-scenes tourWINTER WEEKENDS are sponsored by the Alumni Association in conjunc­tion with the Center for Continuing Studies. For information, fill in theform below or call 312/702-2160.,-----------------------,I Please send me information on the 1993 WINTER WEEKENDS II Name II Address II II City.State.Zip II Daytime Telephone II II Return to WINTER WEEKENDS, Robie House, 5757 Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 IL �6 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 EventsExhibitionsThe Presidents of the University of Chicago: ACentennial View, through February 12. The fourthand final exhibition in a year-long series commem­orating the Centennial examines the academic careersand administrations of the ten U of C presidents,through documents, photographs, letters, and booksfrom the University's archives. Special Collections atthe Regenstein Library; call 702-8705.Lyonel Feininger, through March 28. Mountedfrom the Smart Museum's collection with loans fromlocal museums and private collections, this exhibitionof drawings and prints highlights various themes ofthenearly 70-year career of American-born artist LyonelFeininger, who spent much of his life in Germany.Considered one of the most important artists asso­ciated with German Expressionism, Feininger devel­oped his work in part by combining popular-culturecartoons with avant-garde styles. Smart Museum ofArt; call 702-0200.Art from the Persian Courts: Selections from theArt and History Trust, February 18-ApriI4. Orga­nized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art fromone of the world's best private collections of ancientand medieval Persian art, this exhibition focuses onthe characteristics of Persian art, its unique images ofman and nature, and the influence of Persian art andaesthetics on the cultural landscape of Asia. Paintingsfrom the Safavid period (1501-1736) are showcasedamong the 100 works, which include paintings, draw­ings, calligraphies, manuscripts, metalwork, andsculpture. Smart Museum of Art; call 702-0200.Emma Goldman in Her Own Words: Perspec­tives from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library ofJudaica, through May. This exhibition presents theevolution of Goldman's political views and majorevents in her life, from her publication, with theanarchist Alexander Berkman, of Mother Earth, toher numerous arrests for advocating birth controland obstructing the draft, to her 1919 deportation,with Berkman, to the Soviet Union. Special Collec­tions Reading Room at the Regenstein Library; call702-8705.LecturesThe Olin Center Lecture Series: The Legacy ofRousseau. As part of an ongoing series, three speak­ers-Arthur Melzer from Michigan State University'spolitical science department; Clifford Orwin of thepolitical science department at the University ofToronto; and Joel Schwartz from the NationalEndowment for the Humanities-will lecture on JanU­ary 20, January 27, and February 10, respectively, at4 p.m. Social Sciences Research Building 122; call702-3423.TheaterThe Mystery Cycle: The Passion and Creation inrotating repertory, January 8-March 14. Presented byCourt Theatre and directed by Nicholas Rudall, ThePassion traces the life and crucifixion of Jesus in com­munal, open-stage style, and is presented in rotatingrepertory with Creation, which the Court premieredlast year. The cycle plays are modernized versions ofAt the Smarl Museum of Arl: Lyonel Feininger's1910-1911 etching, The Green Bridge.stories from the Old and New Testaments, originallyperformed by medieval craft, or "mystery," guilds.Rockefeller Memorial Chapel; call 753-4472.Beyond Therapy, January 27-30 at 8 p.m. Univer­Sity Theater's production of Christopher Durang'sComedy about modern love and surviving therapybegins with a blind date through a personals ad.Reynolds Club first floor theater; call 702-3414.Mother Courage and her Children, January 28-February 6 at 8 p.m. Shoestring Theatre pre­sents Brecht's classic, directed by Gaye Jeffers; call702-4565.Off-Off Campus Winter Quarter Revue, January29-February 26 at 9 p.m. Original sketches and im­provisations by University Theater's student comedyensemble. The Blue Gargoyle; call 702-3414.The Colored Museum, February 4-13 at 8 p.m.Presented by University Theater, George C. Wolfe'splay tours 11 museum "exhibits" which exploreA.frican-American history and culture. ReynoldsClub first floor theater; call 702-3414.Les Liaisons Dangereuses, February 19-27 at 8P·m. University Theater presents Christopher Hamp­t�n's English stage version of the French novel, whichhighlights the immorality of the French nobility priorto the Revolution. Reynolds Club third floor theater;call 702-3414.Electra, February 26-April 4. Court Theatrepresents Sophocles' tragedy about a daughter's re­�enge on her mother for murdering her father. Courtheatre; call 753-4472.ConferencesFilm Music in the Silent Era, February 6. Spon­S.ored by the Film Studies Center and held in conjunc­��on with a special screening of D. W. Griffith's 1916I �lm Intolerance, this symposium examines the role ofIVe music in cinema before the advent of synchronizedsOund, discusses whether original or new musical�cores should be used when reviving silent films, andocuses on performance styles and motion pictureshows in Chicago area theaters. Cobb Hall room 307;call 702-8596..usicContemporary Chamber Players Ensemble, Jan­�ary 24 at 8 p.m. Opening the Contemporary Cham­er Players' 29th season, Ralph Shapey conducts aProgram featuring Edwin Dugger's Two Rhapsodies, Irwin Bazelon's Legend and Love Letters, EdwardSmoldone's Transformational Etudes, and RichardWernick's Cadenzas and lilriations No.2. MandelHall; call 702-8068.Awadagin Pratt, January 29 at 8 p. m. As part of theChamber Music Series, this young pianist-who cap­tured first prize in the 1992 Naumburg Foundation In­ternational Piano Competition-will perform Franck,Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. Mandel Hall; call702-8068.University Symphony Orchestra Winter PopsConcert, January 30 at 8 p.m. Barbara Schubert con­ducts a program which includes Roman CarnivalOverture by Berlioz and Feste Romane by Respighi.Mandel Hall; call 702-8484.International Early Music Series, February 5 at 8p.m. Baroque cellist Anner Bylsma and fortepianistMalcolm Bilson conclude this series with a programof Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach. Mandel Hall; call702-8068.Contemporary Chamber Players, February 7 at 3p.m. Easley Blackwood in a piano recital performs aprogram of Casella, Copland, and Cowell; and theworld premiere of Blackwood's Five Concert Etudes,Op.30. Mandel Hall; call 702-8068.Shostakovich String Quartet, February 19 at 8p.m. These Moscow musicians return to Mandel Hallas part of the Chamber Music Series. The concert fea­tures the Chicago premiere of Russian composerAlexander Grechaninov's Quartet No.1 in C Major, aswell as works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Beethoven.Mandel Hall; call 702-8068.Blackwood-Polifrone-Scholes Trio, February 21at 3 p.m. The Contemporary Chamber Players bringthis pianist, violinist, and cellist together for a pro­gram of Copland , Blackwood, and Ives. Mandel Hall;call 702-8068.Contemporary Chamber Players, February 28 at3 p. m. Cliff Colnot guest conducts Varese's Ionisationand Density 21.5, Primosch's The Cloud of Unknow­ing, Lutoslawski's String Quartet, and Ran's Mirage.Mandel Hall; call 702-8068.OnlheQuadsMartin Luther King Birthday Commemoration,January 18 at noon. Events include a service by Ken­neth Clark, life trustee of the University; perform­ances from student groups, including the gospel quar­tet Heaven Sent and the U of C Dancers; and areception in Ida Noyes Hall after the service. Spon­sored by the Coordinating Council for Minority Is­sues, Rockefeller Chapel, and the Martin Luther KingDay Committee. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel; call702-2100.Intolerance, February 6 at 7 p.m. and February 7 at2 p.m. Doc Films and the Film Studies Center presenta reconstructed version of D. W. Griffith's 1916 filmclassic, with the original musical score performed bythe University Symphony Orchestra under the direc­tion of Gillian Anderson from the Library of Con­gress. Responding to what he perceived as the film'scommercial and critical failure, Griffith cut up thenegative in 1919 to make two separate films. Film his­torians Peter Williamson (from the Museum of Mod­ern Art) and Anderson used a recently rediscoveredpre-1919 print and Griffith's copyright deposit of stillframes to create a print which best approximates thefilm when it premiered in New York in 1916. MaxPalevsky Theater, Ida Noyes Hall; call 702-8596.InlheCilyFirst Tuesday Performing Arts Series, February2 at 12: 15 p.m. University Theater Dance Studio per­forms an eclectic mix of jazz, ballet, tap, and moderndance. Chicago Cultural Center, Preston BradleyHall; call 702-9192. The Centennial Spirit capturedin word and image-a perfectgift for yourself or friendsThe University of Chicago' Centen­nial Catalogues were produced toaccompany a series of four Centennialexhibitions in the University of Chic­ago Library's Department of SpecialCollections. Drawing on letters, pho­tographs, documents,artifacts and printedmaterials from itsarchives, these pro­fusely illustrated cata­logues provide a lively look at theUniversity's past 100 years.Life on the Quads captures thestudent experience from dorm life tobig ten football; The University' ofChicago Faculty pays tribute to theachievements of 28 faculty membersfrom Amos Alonzo Stagg to JohnDewey; The University and the Citytraces the relationship of Universityfaculty andstudents tothe city ofChicago;and ThePresidents ofthe University of Chicago portraysthe vision of its leaders from WilliamRainey Harper to Hanna Holborn Gray.Four Catalogue Set: $20.00Limited Quantities AvailableORDER FORMPlease send _set(s) of the University of ChicagoCentennial Catalogues to:NAMEADDRf:SSCITY/STATE/ZIP CODEPrice for each set is $20.00 plus $3.50 for postage and han­dling. Please make check payable to University oj ChicagoLibrary and mail check and order form to:Centennial CataloguesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of Chicago Library1100 East 57th StreetChicago, Illinois 60637UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 7nvestigationsPreHy PoisonWith a bit of serendipity, aU of C graduate student findspoison in paradise.WHEN PH.D. CANDIDATE JOHN DUM­bacher went to New Guinea twoyears ago, it was to study birds ofparadise under the tutelage of Bruce Beehler,a researcher at the National Museum of Natu­ral History. Wildly varied and exoticallyplumed, birds of paradise are a frequent sub­ject of study by field biologists.But it wasn't work with birds of paradise thatbrought Dumbacher's name to the forefront ofthe scientific and mainstream press early inNovember. Instead, it was a discovery hemade with a far less glamorous bird-thehooded pitohui (PIT-a-hooey). Dumbacherwas the first scientist to document that thepitohui-or any bird-is poisonous."We were catching Raggiana Birds of Para­dise for a study on behavior," says Dum­bacher, a second-year graduate student inecology and evolution. ''And we had had quitea few nets up in the rain forest."Naturally, other birds would get caughtin the massive nets, and it would be Dum­bacher's job to free them. "Pitohuis are aboutthe size of a bluejay, and they're pretty feistywith strong claws. Whenever you take birdsout of the nets you get little scratches. They'renot deep or anything, but we have so manynets to run that you don't have a chance to puton a Band-Aid, or clean them out properly, soyou just pop your finger in your mouth-youknow, lick your wounds-and then you go onto the next net. "Soon after licking his net -tending wounds,Dumbacher noticed burning, tingling, andnumbing sensations in his mouth. ''At first,we suspected it was caused by a tree or plantthat we might have brushed up against," hesays. But after a winter of theorizing back inthe U. S. , he began considering the pitohuis assuspects. "The next summer, the first time wecaught one, we clipped a feather and tasted8 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992it, " he says. "The sensation was immediate."Dumbacher did some checking with the lo­cals, who revealed that pitohuis had a nick­name-the "rubbish bird"-and that theywere not to be eaten unless specially pre­pared. "In one place they throwaway the skinand boil the meat until it turns white and thenthrowaway the water," says Dumbacher.''And even then, they say, it will still makeyour mouth tingle, but it won't make yousick."When Dumbacher and Beehler teamed upwith chemist John Daly at the National Insti­tutes of Health to analyze tissues from severalspecies of pitohuis, they found that the bird in­deed carried one of the most potent naturalpoisons known-homobatrachotoxin. Thepowerful neurotoxin works by preventingnerves from transmitting signals to musclecells, making muscles contract uncontrolla­bly. Daly also found that the bird's most toxicparts were its skin and feathers, and that thehooded pitohui was more potent than itsrelatives, the variable and the rusty pitohuis.In fact, the most potent pitohui species prob­ably has enough toxin in one bird that, if allthe poison were extracted and delivered in asingle dose, it could kill a human. "But I don'tthink many organisms would be killed by eat­ing this bird," says Dumbacher, "because Ithink they would detect the toxin very quicklyin their mouths and spit it out. "For Dumbacher, the discovery has changedthe course of his research-instead of birds ofparadise, he'll do his dissertation and follow- Toxic trio: The hooded pitohui (bottom) ismore poisonous than its lookalike cousins,the variable pitohuis.ing research on the pitohui. "The pitohuis willkeep me busy for 10 to 12 years," he says."Maybe I'll come back to the birds of paradiseafter that. "There are a number of topics related to thepitohui that he'd like to research. For example,homobatrachotoxin is the same toxin found inthe South American poison-dart frog. (Thefrog gets its name from the practices of SouthAmerican Indians who coat the tips of theirhunting arrows with the poison.) "It's reallycurious, isn't it?" says Dumbacher. "Birdsand frogs are very distant relatives phylo­genetically, and it's peculiar too because theyare separated by the Pacific Ocean, which ishuge."Dumbacher theorizes that the birds manu­facture the poison from a food source in theenvironment. Several factors seems to sup­port that view. At least one other researcherstudying the pitohuis in a different region ofNew Guinea finds them to be toxin-free. Infact, the local people in those areas even eatthe birds.There is also a geographic variation in thebirds' coloring that Dumbacher believes maybe linked to genetic selection and to the varia-tion in toxicity levels. A brilliant orange andblack, the hooded pitohui has the coloringcommon to many other poisonous organisms-monarch butterflies, bees, and waspsamong them. In some locations, the less-toxic�ariable pitohui is virtually indistinguishable10 appearance from the more-toxic hoodedpitohui. In other locations, the variable spe­cies is much more drab. "I believe there'ssome selection for the variable pitohuis tomimic the more toxic species," he says. Inother words, in places where the hooded pito­hUi is very toxic, the variable pitohui may begentically programmed to mimic the hoodedspecies' coloring and fool predators intothinking it is its more toxic cousin.Dumbacher, who hopes to return to NewGUinea in the spring, credits the local citizensWith helping him find the bird's significance- and for leads on his new research topics."In one location," he says, "they've alreadyhelped us find a couple of different plants thatonly pitohuis eat."For someone whose discovery has made thef�ont pages of major newspapers- not to men­bon the cover of Science- Dumbacher isquite modest. ''All I did," he told a ChicagoTribune reporter, "was lick a bird." -D.L.Choosing the• other"I N THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD"are words that, when applied to childcustody cases, sound reasonable. It'sthe standard that judges in 49 states use tomake custody decisions. University of Chica­go Law School_ professor Mary Becker,JD'80, thinks that standard is flawed-andshe proposes a new one.Simply put, Becker believes that, in most di­vorce cases, judges should defer the decisionof child custody exclusively to the mother. Inan article to be published in the debut issue ofthe journal California Review of Law and%men s Studies, Becker argues that only thissYstematic preference for awarding custody tomothers-a "maternal deference standard"­can give appropriate weight to the strongemotional bond that exists between mostwomen and their children.. ''A. gender-neutral standard, " Becker writes'In ""'6C . lVlaternal Feelings: Myth, Taboo, and.hIld Custody," "eliminates from any con­SIderation the reproductive labor only women�an . do: pregnancy, childbirth, and breastt�edin? " Mothers, she points out, are usuallye chIld's primary caretaker, and are often�ore intensely involved in their child's life.?n average, mothers tend to be emotionally� oser to their children than their fathers."Urrent custody standards, she argues, don't Becker: Mothers should decide custody.take this into account.As an example, Becker cites the West Vir­ginia case of Garska v. McCoy. In 1978, 15-year-old Gwendolyn McCoy, who had beenliving with her grandparents for most of herlife, moved in with her mother, One monthlater, she returned to her grandparents' home,pregnant by her mother's live-in boyfriend,Michael Garska .Garska offered no financial support to thepregnant teen, sending only a package of babyfood and diapers after the child, a boy, wasborn. McCoy's son soon developed a chronicmedical problem, requiring hospitalization,but McCoy had no medical insurance. In anattempt to have her son covered by her grand­father's medical insurance, McCoy signed aconsent to have her grandparents legallyadopt the ll-month-old baby.Upon learning of the adoption plan, Garskavisited the boy for the first time, began send­ing weekly $15 money orders, and-onemonth later-filed for custody. In May 1980,he was awarded custody on grounds that it wasin the child's best interest to live with his fa­ther, who was better educated, had a bettercommand of the English language, was betterable to provide financial support, and had a"better appearance and demeanor than thenatural mother. "But Gwendolyn McCoy fought the decisionall the way to the state supreme court, whichoverturned the ruling, awarding custody toMcCoy on the grounds that she, and notGarska, had been the boy's primary caretaker.In fact, that decision became the basis for thestate's new child custody standard: unlike allother states, West Virginia uses a "primarycaretaker" instead of a "best interest" stand­ard when deciding who gets custody.Gwendolyn McCoy, Becker says, was lucky. "How many women in that position­without any money, living with grandparents-can fight to the state supreme court? Notmany." In fact, what surprised Becker wasnot that Garska v. McCoy happened, but thatshe found so many other cases where womenlost custody of their children although they,and not their husbands, had been primarilyresponsible for the child's care.But even West Virginia's "primary care­taker" standard, Becker asserts, doesn't gofar enough. When men and women share par­enting responsibilities, Becker says, mothersstill do the lion's share of work and are almostalways emotionally closer to their children­an attachment often overlooked when judgesmeasure evidence of primary caretaking.When Becker began researching" MaternalFeelings: Myth, Taboo, and Child Custody,"she ran into one surprising stumbling blockthat led to the article's title. She found that,among feminist scholars, discus.sion of theimportance of mothers to their children wasvirtually taboo. "In the legal academy," shesays, "there's been this unspoken, shared un­derstanding among feminists that we can't talkabout [the importance of mothers] because itreinforces stereotypes." But Becker brokethat taboo because, she says, "if you don't talkabout it, women will continue to lose custodywhen they shouldn't."Because her "maternal deference" standardis so radical, Becker doesn't harbor any hopesthat it will be adopted soon, if ever. But at thevery least, she says, her arguments may pavethe way for adoption of the "primary caretak­er" standard. ''And that standard," she says,"is better than what you have on the booksin any jurisdiction except West Virginia."-D.L.Fiction and theCriminal LawLAW PROFESSOR NORVAL MORRIS IS Aman interested in both crime and pun­ishment, but his most recent book isquite a departure from the legal tomes he'spublished previously. It's a collection of shortstories.In The Brothel Boy and Other Parables ofthe Law, published this past summer by Ox­ford University Press, Morris tackles some ofthe major issues in criminal law-capital pun­ishment, punishing the mentally ill, and childabuse, among others-by using fictionalcharacters and exotic settings to illuminate theambiguities of the law in these areas."I think fiction is a much better form toleadpeople to see the complexity of some humandecisions," says Morris, the Julius Kreegerprofessor in the Law School. "The issues IUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 9Prison researcher Norval Morris concludes: "We lock up too many people in America."write about mostly don't have a right decision.If you take a difficult legal, moral questionand place it in another country at anothertime," says Morris, you'll find that peopleoften aren't as biased or prejudiced in theirresponse.The book is the product of a decade of workby Morris, who wrote the stories while hecontinued to publish other, more traditionallegal analyses. In it, Morris adopts the per­sona of Eric Blair as the book's protagonist.Set in Burma in the 1920s, the stories followBlair, a young British magistrate, as he con­fronts the legal and ethical complications ofeight fictitious cases. Eric Blair, as manyknow, is the real name of George Orwell, whowas indeed a district officer in Burma. For along time, Morris says, he has regarded Or­well as something of an "intellectual hero."The book's title story, "The Brothel Boy,"grew out of an Orwell essay detailing the exe­cution of an Indian boy. "He had written avery good essay called 'The Hanging,'"Morris says. ''And thinking about it, I sudden­ly recognized that he hadn't written a wordabout the young man who was hanged. Ithought it would be fun to write-in his style,with his values-the story of the boy."In the story Morris chronicles the predica­ment that Blair finds himself in when asked tojudge the case of a mentally handicapped boy,named for the house of prostitution where hespent his childhood. The Brothel Boy ischarged with the rape and murder of a younggirl. Through Blair's eyes, Morris examines1 0 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992the philosophical difference between"blame" and=guilt," and wrestles with Bur­ma's mandatory sentence for the boy-capitalpunishment.Having written that first story, "the charac­ters just took on a life on their own," saysMorris, "and I wrote eight of these things, allbased on issues that are the subject of caselaw, but not on specific cases."Morris is currently at work on his next pro­ject -a history of imprisonment. Co-editedwith David Rothman, the book (to be pub­lished in the fall of 1994) traces imprisonment. from the ancient Assyrians to the present day.Morris will write the book's final chapter onmodern prisons, focusing on Stateville Cor­rectional Center, in Lockport, Illinois.The book, Morris believes, will be the firstcomprehensive history of prisons and punish­ment. And, he adds, it's a topic that's been toolong neglected. "It's extraordinary how peo­ple keep reinventing stuff that was rejectedcenturies ago," Morris says. "For example,idiocies like the mandatory minimum punish­ments that federal and state legislatures arenow enacting were first started some 4,000years ago with the Code of Hammurabi, " andhave been "a consistent failure ever since. "A member of the Law School faculty since1964 and dean of the school from 1976 to1978, Morris has devoted much of his profes­sionallife to researching ways both to improveprisons and to provide alternate types of sen­tencing. In his 1974 work, The Future of Im­prisonment, Morris outlined his ideas for a model prison, which were later translatedsuccessfully to two federal prisons: one inNorth Carolina and one in Minnesota. Andhis 1990 book, Between Prison and Probab­tion, written with researcher Michael Tonry,discussed an array of intermediate punish­ments-such as fines and community service-that could be used in place of expensive im­prisonment or too-lenient probation.Although Morris concedes imprisonmentremains necesary in some cases, "we lock upmany too many people in America, " he says,explaining his interest in reform. "Too manyfor too long." -D. L.Slip-sliding Away"H ISTORY REPEATS ITSELF" AREwords that can apply to science aswell as politics. At least, that's theidea behind Douglas MacAyeal's latest re­search. He hopes eventually to be able to pre­dict the way the ice on West Antarctica will re­spond to the effects of global warming in thefuture-by understanding how it has behavedin the past.West Antarctica (the portion of Antarcticathat lies in the Western Hemisphere) is one ofthe largest ice sheets on Earth, and is thoughtto be the most sensitive to climate changes be­cause, unlike other ice sheets-Greenland, forexample- it sits on bedrock below sea level.MacAyeal constructed a computer modelthat, using known temperature and sea leveldata, was able to recreate the ice sheet's be­havior over the last one million years. And inthe September 3 issue of Nature, he an­nounced a rather unexpected discovery aboutthe nature ofthe ice sheet's past that the modelrevealed."What I expected to see was a very regular,cyclic pattern of change," MacAyeal says,"because I was forcing the model with a veryregular, cyclic pattern of atmospheric andoceanic climate." Instead, what he got waS"an irregular, flip-floppy sort of response.The ice sheet would kick along for a while, butthen all of a sudden would collapse" or floatfree of the bedrock.All ice sheets have the same shape, saysMacAyeal: "Think of a lemon meringue pie."The dome-like ice sits on the continent, asmeringue sits on the lemon pie. A collapsehappens when the ice slides off the continentand floats freely on the ocean. When the icesheet collapses, the floating ice causes a risein sea level. Although "collapse" sounds dra­matic, the actual sea level changes would beless sensational-on the order of about 25centimeters per century. "It sounds like noth­ing, " MacAyeal says. "But it would be some­thing we'd worry about from an infrastructurepoint of view. For example, " he continues, "ifyou have 25 centimeters more sea level, thedamage due to a Hurricane Andrew would beincrementally greater because the stormsurge would reach farther inland."The computer model also demonstrated thatchanges in the ice sheet were seemingly notrelated to changes in the Earth's temperature."Some of the time it would collapse during theglacial climate, when the Earth was cold,"MacAyeal says. ''And sometimes it would col­lapse during the interglacial climate, whenthe Earth was warm. "The culprit responsible for this mysteriousbehavior, MacAyeal found, was the layer ofslippery substance existing between the rockand the ice. The ice sheet sits on "till," whichis, he says, something like the "slurry of claymaterial that you see a potter put on the pot­ter's wheel," and is the result ofthe ice sheet'serosion of the bedrock. Because of its slip­periness, the till acts as a lubricant for the icesheet.The ice sheet collapses, MacAyeal found,when the till reaches a "critical" level-thatis, when it lubricates a complete pathway tothe ocean, letting the ice flow into the sea.But, because the till is buried so deeply be­neath the ice, it is hard to predict with any cer­tainty just when that change will-be felt. "IfYou warm the Earth by 10 degrees tomorrow, "MaCAyeal says, "and you ask the question,'When will the knowledge of having warmedthe Earth make its way through 3,000 metersof ice?' you will find that many thousands ofyears will pass." And that, MacAyeal adds, isthe explanation for the irregular behavior."There'S just a lack of coordination betweenthe response of the bed and the things that arehappening at the surface of the ice sheet."Drawing an analogy to a more familiar phe-MacAyeal: Computer reveals ice sheet's past. nomenon, MacAyeal explains: "We're used toseeing irregular weather patterns-the weath­er that we have today is not exactly like theweather was on this day last year. Likewise, Idon't get the same kind of response from myice sheet on one glacial cycle as I got out of theprevious glacial cycle. "MacAyeal plans to let his paper "brew" for awhile, gathering comments from colleagues.He does eventually plan to construct a morecomplicated computer model, taking into ac­count Antarctica's geographic variations. Inthe meantime, he says, he's going to work onthe possibility that the same irregular icesheet behavior existed in North America.-D.L.Debunking aSyndromeSHE BEGINS HER PAPER FRANKLY: "THISis an article about a medical syndromethat does not exist." And in the twoprinted pages that follow, Nada Stotland, anassociate professor in the departments of psy­chiatry and obstetrics & gynecology, reportsthat the" so-called abortion trauma syndrome[which] has been described in written materi­al and on television and radio programs" hasno basis in the medical literature.After years of searching, Stotland has foundno studies that document the syndrome, inwhich women who undergo abortions are saidto experience depression, repressed emo­tions, intense guilt, and thoughts of suicide.Her research began in the 1980s, when shewas asked by then U.S. Surgeon General C.Everett Koop to prepare testimony on theeffects of abortion on women. Koop was gath­ering information for a report that he wouldlater deliver to President Ronald Reagan. Fol­lowing her testimony to Koop, Stotland editeda book on the psychiatric aspects of abortion."I have followed the literature ever since."And, she adds, since she is often asked tospeak on the topic, "I became aware of theseinaccurate accounts."For example, in her paper-published in theOctober 21 issue of the Journal of the Ameri­can Medical Association-Stotland quotesfrom a leaflet distributed by the Pro-Life Ac­tion Ministries: "Most often a woman willfeel the consequences of her decision withindays of her abortion. If they don't appear im­mediately, they will appear as she gets older.Emotional scars include unexplained depres­sion, a loss ofthe ability to get close to others,repressed emotions, a hardening of the spirit,thwarted maternal instincts (which may leadto child abuse or neglect later in life), intensefeelings of guilt and thoughts of suicide. "But in Stotland's search of the medical litera- ture, she only found studies that refute theseclaims. A large study of British women citedin Stotland's paper shows that psychiatric ill­ness occurred more often following childbirththan following abortion-1.7 cases per1,000, versus .3 cases per 1,000. A study of5,000 U.S. women over eight years, Stotlandnotes, concluded that the experience of abor­tion did not have an independent relationshipto women's well-being, and it found no evi­dence of post-abortion trauma.Though only two pages long, her study "wentthrough extremely meticulous referencing"and was revised three or four times before itwas accepted by the journal. For example,Stotland says, "when I said reporters called measking about the syndrome, [JAMA] wanted areference for it." Because of the time spentbacking up her research, Stotland is convincedher report is unbiased. Not everyone agreeswith her. Wanda Franz, a developmental psy­chologist and president of the National Right toLife Committee in Washington, D. C., told theChicago Tribune that she believes the study"reflect[s] a pro-choice bias."But Stotland is unfazed by the criticism."Not one of the people who criticizes thisresearch and says we've ignored scientificpapers, has put one of those papers in an enve­lope and sent it to me," she says. "I don't wanthate mail , but I'm happy to have the scientificarticles from the people who say we aresquelching them." -D. L.Cache of CoinsEXCAVATIONS IN THE ANCIENT RED SEAport of Ayla in Aqaba, Jordan, haveunearthed a cache of32 rare gold coinsthat may provide clues to how extensive traveland commerce were in medieval Arab soci­ety. The coins were found buried near a gatebeing excavated by the Oriental Institute, inconjunction with the American Center forOriental Research. Researchers speculatethat the coins-worth the equivalent of about$3,000 to their original owner-probably be­longed to a religious pilgrim who hid them be­fore an attack on the town."What is important about these coins is thatthey were found in an archaeological con­text," says Donald Whitcomb, research asso­ciate in the Oriental Institute and director ofthe excavations in Aqaba. "Sometimes coinsare found by farmers in fields, but rarely dowe find a hoard of gold coins that has beenundisturbed for centuries. "This winter an international team of schol­ars will examine the coins-29 of which wereminted between 976 and 1013 A.D.-forpuri­ty. They'll look for clues to the calamities thatbefell visitors to Ayla, a stopping place forpilgrims on their way to Mecca. -J. H.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 11FOR THE RECORDSearch update: The facultyand trustee presidentialsearch committees havebeen meeting throughoutthe fall, and HowardKrane, JD'57, who chairsthe University's board oftrustees, says the hope isto name President HannaGray's successor early in1993. In October, Kranetold the Alumni Associa­tion Board of Governorsthat both search commit­tees agree that the Univer­sity's eleventh presidentmust be a distinguishedscholar with experience inmanaging a complexorganization, and a personof high personal characterand integrity, with a com­mitment to fund-raising.Dean Desan: PhilippeDesan has been appointedmaster of the HumanitiesCollegiate Division. He willalso serve as an associatedean for the entire humani­ties division and for theCollege during his three­year term. Desan, a profes­sor of Romance languages& literatures, joined thefaculty in 1984. He re­ceived his Ph.D. in Frenchfrom the University ofCalifornia, Davis. but his willingness to analyze anddiscuss "real world" problems maybe one reason his prize came laterthan some expected. "In Europe,there's a feeling that economics ispure and pristine," Chicago eco­nomics professor James Heckmantold the Chicago Tribune. "Beckeris willing to get to the essence of theproblem. He's willing to get hishands dirty. " Sherwin Rosen, chair of Chica­go's economics department, alsonoted Becker's "courage to takehuge risks .... He has overcome a lotof obstacles to get his work ac­cepted, but it has paid off.""I won the award for applyingeconomic analysis to social prob­lems, " Becker reflected in his Busi­ness U0ek column. "Everyone rec­ognizes that most people respond tocosts and benefits in deciding howmuch to buy of simple goods such asfruit, clothing, or a car. I claim thatthis common-sense idea applies toall human decisions."That approach places Beckerfirmly in the tradition of what is nowknown as the "Chica­go School of Eco­nomics, " born at theUniversity of Chica-ADd the Nobel wiDDer is•.. from ChicagoIF OR YEARS, GARY BECKER'Sname has been on the lips ofinsiders who felt the maver­ick economist was among Chica­go's strongest contenders for a N 0-bel Prize.So strong was this belief thatBecker, AM'53, PhD'55, was thefavorite three years running in anannual pool of U. S. economistsplacing dollar bets on who would bethat year's Nobelist.Yet Becker, 62, told reporters at ahastily convened October 13 pressconference that he had been "abso­lutely stunned" to be awakened thatmorning by the news from Swedenthat he'd won the 1992 Nobel Prizein Economic Sciences. Because thesame award had gone to Chicagoprofessors Merton Miller andRonald Coase in 1990 and 1991,Becker had supposed it "inconceiv­able that the award would go to Chi­cago three years in a row. "And what, the reporters wanted toknow, did Becker intend to do withthe $1.2 million that came with thePrize? "The answer to that is a sim­ple lesson in economics," he saidwith a shy grin. "Wants alwaysexpand to take advantage of newopportunities. "Becker landed academe's biggestfish with an unconventional ap­proach: applying microeconomicsto problems more often associatedwith sociology, such as discrimina­tion, marriage, and drug abuse.Through his Business U0ek col­umn, Becker is probably betterknown than most Nobel laureates,12 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 "Stunned": At home, Becker savors news of his prize.go, where such luminaries asMilton Friedman, AM'33, andGeorge Stigler, PhD'38, set forththe notion that individuals makechoices and decisions in a rationalmanner-and that, given the free­dom to do so, individuals acting intheir own self-interest will come upWith the most efficient means possi­ble when meeting goals and han­dling problems.Becker's contribution to this tradi­tion, said the Nobel committee, hasbeen in applying "the principle ofrational, optimizing behavior toareas where researchers formerlyassumed that behavior is habitualand often downright irrational.Becker has borrowed an aphorismfrom Bernard Shaw to describe hismethodological philosophy: 'Econ­Omy is the art of making the mostof life. ,,,Becker applies this idea of "opti­mizing behavior" to questions pre­viously relegated to sociologists orPyschologists. The economist evensees criminal behavior, in mostcases, as a rational decision madeby the criminal weighing the poten­tial rewards of his or her crimeagainst the risks of getting caught orPunished. (He arrived at the ideaOne day while trying to decideWhether to park illegally after alengthy search for a vacant spot.)SUCh ideas may sound like com­mon sense today, but Becker vividlyrecalls their drawing blank stares,Or even laughter, from colleaguesonly a few decades ago. He recallsbeing asked to speak at Harvard onthe economics of discrimination­t?e subject of his Ph.D. disserta­tion Those attending expected atalk on price discrimination-howcompanies sometimes charge cus­tomers differently for the samep.rOduct. Instead, they sat in stunnedSIlence as Becker talked of raciald.iscrimination. (His core conclu­SIOn: discrimination can exist onlyWhere markets are not fully com­petitive, since discrimination iseconomically inefficient and there­fore costly to the practitioner.)fi The one place where Becker didInd encouragement was at the Uni­ve .rSHy of Chicago, under teachersiand Nobel Prize winners)F �eodore Schultz and Miltonf fIedman. Friedman also gave theUture Nobelist a lesson in humility,as Becker recounts in Remembering the University of Chicago, a 1991collection of essays edited byEdward Shils. Having taken a simi­lar class as a Princeton undergradu­ate, Becker walked into Friedman'srequired price theory course "in askeptical mood. After 15 or 20 min­utes, he asked a question, my handshot up, he called on me, and I gavehim an answer. Forty years later Iremember his response: 'That wasnot an answer but merely restatedthe question in different words. ' "Becker redeemed himself to thepoint where, upon graduation, hewas asked to stay on as an assistantprofessor. He left that post in 1957to teach at Columbia University, re­turning to Chicago in 1970."What I've always liked aboutChicago," Becker said at a depart­mental party after his Nobel win, isthat it's a place where "just becausewhat you're doing goes against thegrain of the profession doesn't nec­essarily mean that it's wrong."It is that atmosphere which ex­plains why Chicago is such a hotbedfor Nobel Prizes, Becker told re­porters. In the fields of economics,physics, medicine, and literature,eight of Chicago's current facultyare Nobel recipients. Since theNobel Prize was first awarded in1901, a total of63 University of Chi­cago faculty, researchers, or stu­dents have been laureates. Chicagohas especially dominated the Eco­nomics Prize-since it was estab­lished in 1969, 15 of the 32 recipi­ents of the Economics Nobel havebeen associated with the U of C.As for Becker's turn in the Nobelsun, he predicted-a bit gratefully-that all of the attention "won't lastvery long."Broad visions,critical revisionsBy HIS OWN ADMISSION,Arjun Appadurai, AM'73,PhD'76, is "an unusualchoice" to be the first director of theChicago Humanities Institute.Appadurai, who is also a profes­sor in South Asian languages & civ­ilizations, has written on a widerange of subjects- "but my generaldiscipline is outside the humanitiesand my specific interests are non­European." Still, Appadurai says, "by choosing me to direct the Hu­manities Institute, the University isconfirming its long-standing com­mitment to considering other partsof the world to be as important as theWest. And my interests in the dy­namics of cultural change-and inthe way societies are culturally in­terdependent on a global scale-hasgreat relevance to the humanities."The Humanities Institute wasformed in 1990 as part of recom­mendations by the faculty Commis­sion on the Humanities, appointedin 1988 to study the future role of thehumanities within the University.(See "Chicago Journal," Summer/Institute head: Appadurai.90.) The commission saw the Insti­tute as a means for encouraging in­terdisciplinary alliances without re­sorting to interdepartmentalcommittees-which, said the com­mission report, were "very difficultto form," and equally hard to dis­solve after they had outlived "anyuseful intellectual function."In planning the Institute, faculty inthe Humanities Division borrowedfrom the University's own work­shop programs (where researchersfrom various disciplines gather toexplore a shared area of interest).With Norma Field, associate pro­fessor of East Asian languages &civilizations, serving as interim di­rector, the Institute began opera­tions in the winter quarter of 1991.Appadurai-who comes to Chica­go from the University of Pennsyl­vania, and who received his Ph.D.from the University's Committee onSocial Thought-has set a numberof new goals for the Institute. At thetop of that list is encouraging morecollective efforts, both within the Significant achiever: HelenHarris Perlman, theSamuel Deutsch distin­guished service professoremeritus in the SSA, hasreceived the nationalCouncil of Social WorkEducation's first" Signifi­cant Life Achievement"award. The citation callsPerlman "an eminentscholar and master teacherwhose prolific and originalwritings have significantlyadvanced social-worktheory and practice. "Fulbright grants will allowthree faculty members toconduct scholarshipabroad this academic year:James Coleman, Universityprofessor in sociology andeducation, will hold theFlorence chair in Ameri­can studies at the Euro­pean University Institute inFlorence; Mark Reinecke,AM'81, assistant professorin psychiatry, will lectureat the National ChengchiUniversity in Taiwan; andSharon Stephens, AB'74,AM'78, PhD'84, assistantprofessor in anthropology,is conducting research atNorway's University ofTrondheim.Open dialogue: The Sha­lom Hartman Instituteof Jerusalem has joinedthe University's DivinitySchool in the Institute'sfirst cooperative venturewith an academic institu­tion outside of Israel. Thenew Chicago-Hartmanjoint program will includea graduate student ex­change program andopportunities for faculty ofeach institution to shareideas and resources.Known for its innovativeapproach to religiousthought and social ethics,the Hartman Instituteoperates several centersand workshops committedto creating an Israelidialogue with Westernculture.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE!DECEMBER 1992 13Source spot: By late fall,work was nearly completeon an addition to theAccelerator Building, 5604S. Ellis Ave.· Primarily usedas lab space for researchersin the Enrico Fermi Insti­tute, the expanded buildingwill also provide offices forthe Center for AdvancedRadiation Sources. There,researchers will designequipment and experi­ments for the AdvancedPhoton Source now underconstruction at ArgonneNational Laboratory.Flying high: "I can't justcall up Fisher Scientificand say, 'I would like tobuy an automated flightsimulator for tetheredflies, '" says MichaelDickinson, an assistantprofessor of organismalbiology & anatomy. With a$500,000 Packard grant,Dickinson will be able tocustom-make the equip­ment he needs to study theaerodynamics offly flight.The Packard Foundationalso gave $500,000 toassistant chemistry profes­sor Philippe Guyot­Sionnest, who uses lasersto investigate the short­term chemical processeson materials' surfaces.Physics talent: A 1992College graduate was co­winner of the Apker Awardof the American Instituteof Physics. Justin Mortarareceived one of two $3,000prizes, given for stellarachievements as a physicsundergraduate. Withguidance from StuartFreedman, a visitingprofessor at Chicago andprofessor of physics atBerkeley, Mortara lookedat radioactive decay insulfurto search for evi­dence of heavy neutrinos.He is continuing his re­search as a graduatestudent at Berkeley. University and with faculty of otheracademic institutions. Appaduraisees the primary focus of the Insti­tute as "helping this community re­think the strengths of the humanitiesin general and at this University inparticular. ""My vision of the Humanities In­stitute is not only to strengthen thisrole, but also to support connec­tions between cultural and area stu­dies, uniting comparative and re­gional views," says Appadurai. "Inthis way, the Institute will help theUniversity to articulate a critical re­vision of what the humanitiesshould be in the coming century. "An expert in the field of historicalanthropology (the study of historyfrom a cultural perspective), Appa­durai has written numerous articlesand books, including The SocialLife of Things: Commodities in Cul­tural Perspective (1986). At thesame time that his five-year ap­pointment as Humanities Institutedirector was announced, Appaduraiwas named the Barbara E. and Ri­chard 1. Franke professor in theHumanities.Press serves uphoi sellersIT'S AN UNACCUSlDMED PLACEfor a University of ChicagoPress book to sit. On this fall'sNew York Times "Best Sellers" list-sandwiched between Diana: HerTrue Story, and Marilyn: The LastTake-was Young Men and Fire, UofC English professor Norman Ma­clean's non-fiction account of the1949 Mann Gulch fire that took thelives of an elite team of smoke jump­ers in Montana.Also selling briskly enough tomake the best-sellers list was aPress paperback version of Ma­clean's 1976 classic, A River RunsThrough It, while a movie version ofA River, directed by Robert Redford(reported in the October/92 Maga­zine) , was among the fall season'stop grossing films.The phenomenal popularity ofMaclean's works has taken the 100-year-old press-more often asso­ciated with scholarly monographsand academic journals-into un­charted territory. But, despite all ofthe media hype and high sales, the14 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 Seeing more than your food: a sociologist writes about the Valois.Press doesn't expect to be trading inits reading glasses for a pair of wrap­around shades anytime soon."I think we approached YoungMen and Fire with the same goal aswe do all other titles," says thePress' publicity director, RinaRanalli. "We try to maximize sales,by letting the people who may be in­terested in a certain book know it'sout there. But we're not in the busi­ness of slanting books to be whatthey're not, or trying to get our edi­torial staff to bring in books strictlyon the basis that that book might sellin large numbers. We didn't do thatwith Young Men and Fire and wewon't be doing that with any of ourother titles."Still, Ranalli admits, JiJung Menand Fire received special marketingattention. Before its August release,"we supported the book with adsand posters. In June, we distributedexcerpts at a meeting of the Ameri­can Booksellers Association," ameeting which various chains, aswell as independent booksellers,attend to decide what books theywill stock for the fall season.Ranalli says the Press was carefulnot to represent Young Men and Fireas another A River Runs Through It, which-in various editions-has sofar sold over 500,000 copies."Whereas River is the perfect no­vella, this is more sprawling, moremature and ambitious, in a certainway." Still, Ranalli concedes, "thebook got the initial attention be­cause of A River, but it was sus­tained on its own merits ... .If itwasn't a great book to begin with, itwould not have been successful. "As of mid-November, Young Menand Fire had spent 11 weeks on theNew York Times best-seller list,with 100,000 copies sold. Ranallisays the success of the movie­version of A River probably hashelped maintain interest in YoungMen and Fire, now that the reviewshave stopped. And, yes, there willbe a screen version of Young Menand Fire. Movie rights to the book,owned by Maclean's family (the au­thor died in 1990), have been op­tioned by Warner Brothers for pro­duction by the new Port TownsendFilm Company (owned by AndyMeyer, former president of RobertRedford's Wildwood Enterprises).Another Press book receiving at­tention this fall was Slim s Table, asociology work written originallYas a dissertation by Mitchell no-neier, AM'85, PhD'92. The seedfor the book was planted in 1985,when Duneier stopped by the Valois"See Your Food" cafeteria on 53rdStreet in Hyde Park to order a cup ofcoffee. Four years-and about2,000 cups of coffee-later, hecompleted his dissertation on theblack, working-class men whogathered at the cafeteria for meals.Duneier's dissertation advisers,sociology professors Edward Shilsand Gerald Suttles, asked the Pressto take a look at the work; an editedversion, with' photos by PulitzerPrize-winning Chicago Tribunephotojournalist Ovie Carter, wasPublished this August. Receivingpraise for its efforts to add a humanface to statistical and stereotypicalportraits of the black ghetto, Slim sTable has "done surprisingly well"for a work of sociology, says Ranal­li, with 10,000 copies sold and asecond printing ordered.Even more surprising, at least fiveproduction companies have con­tacted Duneier-now in law schoolat New York University-aboutadapting the book, including theproduction company of directorBarry Levinson, and Warner Broth­ers executives behind the TV sitcom"Fresh Prince of Bel Air." Duneieris trying to work out a way for themen described in Slim s Table to beinVolved in whatever adaptation is?egotiated. "It's a great responsibil­tty to handle this in the correctWay," the 31-year-old told theChronicle of Higher Education.As for the Press, Ranalli says "wehave to keep all this in perspective.We can't just focus on the success ofone or two books. The Press wasPublishing 149 other books this au­tumn as well."Most of those titles will have com­paratively modest exposure. "Wecan have print runs as small as1 ,500," says Ranalli. And, shePOints out, books don't have to makethe best-seller list to post respect­able sales. For example, the Greektr�gedies edited by David Grene andRIchmond Lattimore have sold overt?ree million copies in various edi­hons OVer the past 40 years.For the record, Young Men andFire is not the first University ofChicago Press book to make thebest-seller lists. That honor goes toSaUl Alinksy's 1946 Reveille forRadicals. Fall sports carveup record booksWOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRYmad� history during fall'svarsity sports season,while women's soccer and volley­ball posted more wins than ever be­fore, and Maroon footballersrushed for record-breaking yards­despite losing seven of their tengames.On October 24, cross country be­came the first Maroon varsity wom­en's team to win a University Athlet­ic Association championship. Theydid so by placing four of the top tenfinishers in a five-kilometer cham­pionship race, hosted by Case West­ern Reserve. A downpour turnedthe course into a "quagmire," saidCoach Mike Orechia, causing sev­eral runners to slip on hills andsharp turns-including senior teamcaptain Alexandria Newman, whomanaged to place second, with atime of 19:38, despite a fall. Nextfinisher for the team, at fourth, wassophomore Emily Parker, followedby juniors Sarah Wiehe (seventh)and Karina Otoya (tenth).Ranked twelfth in the nation goinginto regional NCAA Division IIIcompetition November 14 inDavenport, Iowa, the Maroonsfinished fifth overall-not good enough to qualify them for NCAANationals.Though a 30-12 record made thisthe best season ever for women'svolleyball, the team was passed overin consideration for an NCAA tour­nament berth. Despite that disap­pointment, the team had plenty tobe cheerful about, including a sec­ond place finish in UAA champion­ship competition, hosted October30-31 by Chicago. The team lost infinals to volleyball powerhouseWashington University, last year'sDivision III national champs. Sen­ior Jennifer Hall was selected first­team All-UAA for the third consec­utive year; while teammates(senior) Jennifer Wright and (jun­ior) Kalai Diamond receivedsecond-team UAA honors. With 12victories, four defeats and two ties,women's soccer also posted its bestall-time season. First-year KatieSchulte scored a single-season re­cord of 12 goals.While finishing only 3-7, the foot­ball season was memorable for itsrecord-breaking rushing. Led byfullback Frank Baker, the teamrushed for a school season record of3,083 yards. Baker, only in his jun­ior year, set the all-time careerrushing record, with 2,677 totalyards on 574 attempts (also a re­cord). For the season, Baker posted1, 139 total rushing. The plus column: TheUniversity of ChicagoSchool MathematicsProject (UCSMP) hasreceived $900, 000 of anexpectedfive-year, $3-million grant from theNational Science Founda­tion to prepare 'a newmathematics curriculumfor grades four throughsix. Researchers began thisfall preparing fourth-gradelevel materials to be testednext year. The new curricu­lum will emphasize aplayful approach, takingadvantage of what childrenlearn about math outsideschool.Record-makers: Accordingto the University MedicalCenter's newspaper, theTablet, the Hospitals'medical records staff"organizes and files closeto 1.2 million loose reportsa year, responds to 468,000requests for records in ayear, and maintains 1.5million records, a numberthat grows by close to50,000 each year. "In stride: the women's cross country team ran its invitational in Washington Park.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 15Career moves: To betterunderstand how youngpeople make career deci­sions in an increasinglycomplex job market, theAlfred P. Sloan Foundationawarded $3 million to aUniversity research team.Headed by Department ofSociology chair CharlesBidwell, AB'SO, AM'S3,PhD'S3, the team willfollow students fromurban, suburban, andrural schools over a five­year period to, in Bidwell'swords, "learn why somestudents have clear ideas oftheir future careers, whatinformation they use toformulate those ideas, andhow they decide whateducation and skills theywill need."Organ repair: So far, abouta tenth of the work neededto restore RockefellerChapel's Skinner organhas been finished, withhelp from several benefac­tors. "The remaining workmust now be completed, "says Chapel dean BernardO. Brown, DB'SS, AM'6S,PhD'73. "For the moment,we are treading water,staving off threats offurther deterioration inorder to keep the organsounding as well as possi­ble." Rockefeller's is oneof four university organsbuilt by E.M. Skinner inthe 1920s: of those, onlyYale's remains "in pristinecondition, " Brown says.Gottschalk winner: Bar­bara Maria Stafford,professor of art history, isco-recipient of the 1992Gottschalk Prize, awardedfor the best book on an18th-century topicpublished during thepreceding year. Stafford,PhD'72, won for BodyCriticism: Imaging theUnseen in EnlightenmentArt and Medicine (MITPress). Sharing the prize isSyracuse professor JosephLevine, for The Battle ofthe Books: History andLiterature in the AugustanAge (Cornell). Football highlights included theseason-opener, a 37-0 trouncing ofLawrence University at home, anda 24-23 homecoming victoryagainst Washington University.With that victory, the Maroonssnapped a five-game losing streakagainst Washington, although itwas their only UAA victory of theseason. Part of the problem waspassing, says Sports Information di­rector Chuck Sadowski-"weaveraged only 40 yards a game. Butit was still the most exciting yearwe've had in awhile. We werecompetitive. "Other team varsity fall sports weremen's soccer (6-11 for the season),and men's cross country, whichfinished seventh in the UAAchampionships.Chamber seriesbacks the futureAs IT CELEBRATES ITS FIFTI­eth anniversary, the Uni­versity of Chicago's Cham­ber Music Series-founded in1942-43 as a solace for a campuspreoccupied with war-is continu­ing the commitment to youth thathas been a hallmark of its first 50years.Voices from the QuadsThe role of the city, and the roleof downtown, is to be a com­mon place, a common ground, andas such to support us and to stimu­late us. A suburban mall may makea feeble effort to do this, but it is soweak as to be almost pathetic. It is toreal urbanity as canned food is tofresh food. True, we can survive onit, but we will never flourish on it.­Paul Goldberger, cultural news edi­tor of the New York Times and a Pu­litzer Prize-winning architecturalcritic, speaking as a MarjorieKovler Fellow. "Every year," explains CarolynBernstein, director of the Universi­ty's Concert Office, "we bring ayoung, award-winning artist or en­semble to campus." On January 29,the series introduces to campus pi­anist Awadagin Pratt, who burst on­to the international music scene bycapturing first prize in the presti­gious 1992 Naumburg FoundationInternational Piano Competition.Last year, the Erocia Trio playedMandel Hall just after winning theNaumburg Foundation Award.The series is also supporting em­erging talent on a local level by es­tablishing an educational outreachprogram at the Hyde Park CareerAcademy, a public high school serv­ing the Woodlawn community. Aspart of the program-establishedthis year to commemorate the se­ries' anniversary-high school stu­dents from the Career Academywill attend University concerts;music department students willteach master classes at the acade­my; and Barbara Schubert, seniorlecturer in the music departmentand director of the University's per­formance program, will conduct atthe academy. As a culminatingevent this season, a group of CareerAcademy musicians will give a re­cital in Goodspeed Hall. If the firstyear is successful, Bernstein fore-dean of the College, in an interviewpublished in the campus news­paper, the Chronicle.I propose that the Board of Trust -ees change the name of the Uni­versity of Chicago to Michael Jor­dan University .... The Bookstorecould sell a new line of Nike/U of Csportswear. For example: T-shirtswith Sophocles, Aeschylus, Thucy-The fact that we are beginningour second hundred years isactually a far "newer" thing thanthe Centennial itself, for the scriptof the next century has yet to bewritten. We can make of it what wewant, or at least try our damnedestto do so.-John Boyer, AM'69,PhD '75, professor of history and Book signing: Susan Sontag.16 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 sees further expansion of theprogram.Still, the priority of the ChamberSeries remains maintaining thequality of its concerts. "Each sea­son we try to balance the series bypresenting a di versity of music fromthe 17th through the 20th centu­ries, "says Bernstein, "and by offer­ing our audiences a range of ensem­bles- from trios and quartets to fullchamber orchestras."This year, the series expandedfrom five to six concerts, openingits season with a performance by theChamber Music Society of LincolnCenter, succeeded by the OrpheusChamber Orchestra, and the Juil­liard String Quartet with sopranoBenita Valente.Awadagin Pratt's January 29 per­formance will be followed, on Feb­ruary 19, by the ShostakovichString Quartet-hailed as "Mos­cow's finest," and returning by pop­ular demand after giving a powerfulperformance in their Chicago debutat Mandel Hall last season. The sea­son concludes on March 5 with theKalichstein- Laredo- Robinson Trio,called "one of the best-blended,most sensitive and intelligent pianotrios in the world today," by theNew York Times.Compiled by Tim Obermiller.dides, Aristotle, and Plato in Bullsuniforms. Plato is twirling a humanbrain on the tip of his index finger.The caption below reads: "FiveTough Greek Guys Who'll PlayPick-up with Your Mind."-CChan, graduate student in physicalsciences, writing in the ChicagoMaroon on "How to boost U of Cspirit, recognition."I was always, and have remained,an extremely squeamishfilmgoer. I can't watch violence, Ican't even watch fisticuffs in themovies-you can imagine this doeslimit my consumption of Americanfilms. I do like to go and see them,but I'm the only person, for in­stance, who ever viewed Alienwithout ever seeing the monster.­Susan Sontag, AB '51, author, crit­ic, and filmmaker, speaking at theopening of the University's Film Stu­dies Center.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 17"I like 10 come in here and have my coffee before classes because I need it."-JEAN E. LEE, THIRD-YEAR ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE.6:51 a.m. Sunrise atthe Point (below). JeanneMarsh, dean of theSchool of Social ServiceAdministration, calls,"Betsie, come!" as hergolden retriever streaksaway to pursue othercanines exercising theirmasters. Three or fourmornings each weekMarsh and Betsie takelakeside runs.7:27 a.m. Approx­imately 50 Wall StreetJournals are deliveredto the doorstep of Ro­senwald Hall (left) eachmorning. Though greatlyOutnumbered,.at leastone Business Schoolprofessor finds the NewYork Times a must-read.7:08 a.m. In a min­ute, physical-plant work­er Blease McGriff (left)and third-year Collegestudent Alexis Mullinwill attach the U of C flag-reserved for very spe­cial occasions-to theropes. "It can't be flowntoo often," says custodialmanager Charles Davis,"because it would betorn to shreds in notime." 7: 18 a.m. At theHenry Crown FieldHouse, the morning'spick-up game of shirts­and-skins pits the "insid­ious sociologists" againstthe "colonial anthropol­ogists." In other words,sociology grad studentstake on chemistry gradstudents and anthropol­ogy professor AlanKolata.8 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 19"Many of you will not be around later in thequarter. Not because you dropped the course,but because you overslept. II-CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR]AMES NORRIS.20 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE!DECEMBER 1992T ONE MINUTE PAST EIGHT O'CLOCK, THE FIRST TWOstudents enter Kent 107. Under the ornate umbrellaof its high wooden dome, the lecture hall smells cooland slightly musty-as if it had been stored in moth­balls. Now, on the first day of fall quarter, it has beencalled back into service, all its blackboards freshlywashed and outfitted with unbroken sticks of col­ored chalk.At first the amphitheater retains its state of sus­pended animation, its silence disturbed only by thesoft electric hum of the lights overhead. But at shorterand shorter intervals, the hall's wooden doors popopen, shut, open, shut-spilling forth a trickle, then aflood, of "Basic Chemistry" students down the aislesand into their seats.Against this tumult of students, chemistry profes­sor James Norris gets his ducks in order He sets up anoverhead projector, then removes papers and pam­phlets from the gilded German cookie tin he uses fora briefcase. Reaching under the lab table, he fills alarge yellow cup with water, and sets the cup before adimestore "drinking bird." After a few encouragingtaps from Norris, the plastic fowl settles into itsown dip-and-sip routine-a harbinger of lessons tocome. "By the end of the quarter," Norris later prom­ises his class, "we will do experiments to know how itworks, and we will stop it from drinking withouttouching it."But first, he jots down the day's homework assign­ment-"Problem Set #1, Due Mon. Oct. 12"-at bothends of the blackboard. He hands out copies of thecourse syllabus, frowning when it appears that noteveryone has gotten a copy "This course is based onan honor system," he scolds. 'Take only one."At 8:31, the professor officially greets the sea offaces before him: "Welcome to the University ofChicago."UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 21"Forgive me, I'm a Iiltle franlic allhis poinl."-FIRST-YEAR STUDENT REGINA CUTLER ON HER WAY TO HER FIRST COLLEGE CLASS.22 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19927:40 a.m. In the "C'Shop (left)-as a blur ofpatrons carrying coffeeand doughnuts, tea andbagels passes by-SteveSchorer, resident inemergency medicine at the U of C Medical Cen­ter, studies for the boardexaminations he willtake at week's end.7:53 a.m. The 16-oz.cups of coffee are bigsellers to the studentswho stop in the "C'Shop. Third-year Collegestudent Jean E. Lee'is aregular.8:37 a.m. A studentstops to fix an unrulyshoelace on the way toclass, watched only by awhite security tele­phone. Direct lines tothe University police,approximately 80 suchphones dot the campusand surroundingneighborhoods.8:09 a.m, For many Uof C families (right), theday begins with a walkalong the Midway to the�niversity's Laboratorychools. Offering classesfor Students from nur- sery school through 12thgrade, the Lab Schoolsenroll 1,600 students­more than half of whomare children of Un ivers i­tyemployees.Dan DryUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 239:45 a.m. WilliamBorden, an assistantprofessor at the SSA,looks up from some last­minute preparations forthe day's lecture on thefoundations of clinicalsocial work practice. Ifhe looks relaxed, it maybe because his special­ties include "stress andcoping."9: 16 a.m. The firstday of college can be alittle intimidating. First­year Brian Oh takesrefuge by answering afriend's letter. "I shouldbe excited," Oh con­fesses, "but I'm not. Iguess I'm not readyfor this."9:58 a.m. WalterBlum (below), professoremeritus in the LawSchool, runs his "Taxa­tion ofIndividual In­come" class on "the 80/80 rule," an adaptationof a tax code formula: heexpects 80% attendance,and 80% of all assign­ments completed. 8: 14 a.m. ThePritzker School of Medi­cine's first-years (below)gather for "ClinicalMedicine." Today, HollyHumphrey, directorof the Internal Medicine Residency Program, isspeaking. Her topic:"How to talk with pa­tients, listen to patients,and present what youlearn as a coherent med­ical history."24 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992"I never lecture. 1 only have conversations with students."-LAW PROFESSOR EMERITUS WALTER BLUM.10:30 a.m. At theLaw School's MandelLegal Aid Clinic (below),Larry Billingsly andsecond-year SSA studentGinger Smith fill outforms appealing a denialof Billingsly's claim forfederal disability pay­ments. He came to thestudent-run clinic forlegal assistance lastspring. 10:00 a.m. In thehallway of the ChicagoTheological Seminary(right), a student checksthe fall quarter classschedule. Taken by KenjiAoki, a graduate studentin the department ofeducation, this picturewins the Magazine's"First Day of the SecondCentury" photo contest.26 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19929: 16 a.m. In her fifth­floor office in the Ad­ministration Building,University PresidentHanna Gray sits downwith Vice PresidentJonathan Kleinbard,head of University Newsand Community Affairs,to review plans andpriorities for the week. 10:15 a.m. As co­editors of the ChicagoHittite Dictionary (be­low), professors HarryHoffner (left) and HansGuterbock have beenworking on the projectsince 1975. Spokenbetween 1750-1200 B.C.in what is now Turkey,Hittite was written onclay tablets."We expect to finish it before this century ... well, there is so little left of this century."-PROFESSOR EMERITUS HANS GUTERBOCK, CO-EDITOR OF THECHICAGO HITTITE DICTIONARY, A PROJECT STARTED IN 1975.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 2728 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992"II was a miracle find."-PALEONTOLOGIST PAUL SERENO, ABOUT HIS DISCOVERY,A FOSSIL OF AN EARLY DINOSAUR.10:30 a.m. JosephKirsner (left), a memberof the Medical Schoolfaculty since 1935,makes rounds at BernardMitchell Hospital. "Howdo you feel 7" Kirsnergreets Deborah Smrekar.Kirsner, a world expert ininflammatory boweldisease, checks his pa­tient as gastroenterologyfellow Andres Rodriguezwatches. "We look forevidence of masses,tenderness." 11: 11 a.m. Paleonto­logist Paul Sereno(above) discusses hislatest find with gradstudentJeffWilson.Discovered on a recentdig in Argentina, thefossil is among the oldestdinosaurs ever found.Sereno will coin thedinosaur's name for itsprimitive form, whichshows the earliest stageof carnivorous raptorialdinosaurs.10:55 a.m. At thecampus-based Centerfor the Study of UrbanInequality, sociologistWilliam Julius Wilson, aprofessor in the Irving B.Harris School of Public Policy Studies, discussesa November receptionhe's organizing to honorhistorian John HopeFranklin, a U of C profes­sor emeritus.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 29"I didn't do anything this SUDIDIer. 1 feeltotally different.""You're relaxed."- TWO WOMEN, OVERHEARD AT LUNCH IN HUTCHINSON COMMONS.30 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992UST BEFORE NOON, A SHAFT OF OCTOBER SUNLIGHTreaches the west wall of Hutchinson Commons,landing on an oil portrait of the University's firstpresident. Suddenly, William Rainey Harper'ssmooth, bespectacled face is bathed in a golden glow.Over the course of the noon hour, portraits of Har­per's compatriots-the Founder, John D. Rockefeller,and a longtime chairman of the board, Martin A.Ryerson-will have their own moments in the sun.With its stately paintings of distinguished scholarsand benefactors, and its high, dark-paneled walls,Hutchinson Commons recalls the medieval refec­tory on which it was modeled, Christ Church Hall atOxford College. But while the portrait collection hasan "Old Boys" feel (the second likeness of a woman tograce Hutch will be that of President Hanna Gray),the days when the room was a men's dining hall­dignified by white-clothed tables and students whodressed for dinner-have given way to the era ofMorry's, a breakfast-through-dinner deli.At lunch, the Commons' scarred wooden tables­where solitary figures spent the morning absentlysipping coffee or mineral water, eyes on the Times,the Trib, or a text-fill with an elbow-to-elbow mixof University workers, graduate and undergraduatestudents, and faculty.Despite the seductive aromas of corned beef andFrench fries, for many patrons the food is secondaryto the socializing. People enter, spot an empty chair,and drag it over to join a group of friends. A gray­haired gentleman in a gray-flannel suit sits down be­side a student in a T-shirt. Diners prop elbows ontabletops, leaning forward to catch words spokenagainst the commotion of the lunchtime crowd.Meanwhile, in the hall's high-windowed reaches,specks of dust dance in the sun.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 31"The red pencils are for mistakes."- TRUCKER DICK LARSON, AT WORK ON CONSTRUCTION OFTHE NEW BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES LEARNING CENTER.12: 10 p.m. Lunch­time: Hutchinson Com­mons (left) fills withbrown-baggers andMerry's Deli patronswho can choose from aprodigious and odorousselection of items, in­cluding the classiccheeseburger and fries.("Veggie" burgers are arecent menu addition.) 12:38 p.m. Broad­casting live from Hutch­inson Court (top left),WHPK deejay and third­year College studentChris Holmes interviewsthe lead singer of Galaxyof Mailbox Whores, aHyde Park-based grungeband. 12:35 p.m. An 8,000-lb. concrete windowpanel begins its journeyto the second floor of theBiological SciencesLearning Center (above),scheduled for comple­tion in late 1993. TheBSLC isn't the U of Csonly construction site. Afew blocks east, hard­hats build an addition tothe Lab Schools-and,near the Loop, work onthe new University ofChicago GraduateSchool of Business .Downtown Center isunderway.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 3312:50 p.m. Fifty-fourblocks south of thequads at the Universityof Chicago Press ware­house (below), driverGary Clark operates aspecial forklift that letshim maneuver down thewarehouse's narrowaisles. Six years ago, ittook five to six weeks tofill an order; now, turn­around time is two days. 12:40 p.m. Overin Harper (right),computer-armed Collegeadvisers book studentsfor their obligatory start­of-the-quarter appoint­ments. Student com­plaints are alsoobligatory: appoint­ments aren't availablesoon enough or at theright times."If you have the space and the computer,you can distribute the world."-DON COLLINS, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS.34 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 Dan Dry1 :37 p.m. Second­year business schoolstudents Tom Kloudaand Tina Bishop havetheir first lunch ever inIda's Cafe (left). "Weusually eat lunch in CoxLounge [in Stuart Hall]or the Classics CoffeeShop," says Bishop. Buttoday, they happened tobe passing by and hun­gry at the same time. 12:55 p.m. Whilesome of her 25 class­mates fidget and otherssleep, Woodlawn Nur­sery Schooler MargotGreer (below) listensquietly as teacher MaryBolton reads Rabbit'sNew Rug.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 35"Genesis is not a very long book, but.'ve neverfinished it [with a class]. Nobody ever wants to leavethe Garden of Eden and you'll see why."-PROFESSOR LEON KASS, DURING THE FIRSTCLASS SESSION OF "HUMAN BEGINNINGS: GENESIS."1 :42 p.m. HelenHarrison came to theEmergency Room (right)r with an asthma problem,but-after talking with herabout her symptoms,attending physicianMama Dickler suspectsother complications.2:22 p.m. "I'm surethere are more cheerfulstudies," says DianaAnderson, coordinatorof the U of C-based DESregistry (center left), "butI feel a tremendous com­mitment." The registryfollows cases of a rarecancer found in womenwhose pregnant mothersreceived the synthetichormone DES. 2:30 p.m. 'There'sone book for this class,"Leon Kass (near left)informs the 42 Collegestudents hoping to getinto his "Human Begin­nings: Genesis" course.'The main activitieswill be reading and re­reading Genesis ... andthe main class activitywill be explication ofthe text."2:27 p.m. KevinFazendeiro (left) coollyangles in a pool shotwhile Chris Doyle evalu­ates the results. Bothsecond-year residents ofthe Psi Upsilon fraterni­ty, Fazendeiro and Doyleremember feeling moreanxious at this time lastyear, but as sophomoresthey can afford to slumpa bit. 1 :50 p.m. The serenestaircase in Ida NoyesHall (above) hides thebustle of student officeson the second and thirdfloors-including theStudent Activities Office,the Maroon, and theDemocratic Socialists ofAmerica.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 371 :58 p.m. Sand­wiched between theBookstore and a Morry'sDeli outlet, the CopyCenter (above) is full ofpeople waiting to photo­copy everything fromreserve reading to post­ers to resumes. Thecenter goes throughabout 40,000 sheets ofpaper a day.2:38 p.m. The firstday of fall quarter is alsothe last day that studentscan register to vote in theNovember 3rd election(right). The table outsideCobb Hall is convenient­ly transformed into asign-up booth.38 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 Robert C. V. Lieberman 2:51 p.m. SilvestreVigilante (above, top)has been cutting hairat the Reynolds Clubbarbershop for 28 years.Economics professorRobert Lucas has been getting his hair cut at theReynolds Club ever sincehis days as a Ph.D. stu­dent at the University.Back in 1964, a haircutcost $l.85; now the priceis $7."Be's always busy. You have to make an appointment."-GRADUATE STUDENT SCOTT LANDVATTER, ABOUT UNIVERSITY BARBER SILVESTRE VIGILANTE.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 39"Bow are you doing?""Bey, I'ID lale!"-AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN NORTH- AND SOUTHBOUNDSTUDENTS AT HULL GATE.40 UNIVERSITY Of CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992ID-AFTERNOON, IN-BETWEEN CLASSES, IN MEDIAS RES.As usual, Hull Gate presides over. scenes of transi­tion. Spanning one of the University's main academ­ic arteries, the wrought-iron portal looks south, pastthe campus trolley making its circuit of the centralquads, to the neo-Gothic towers of Harper MemorialLibrary. To the north, the gate surveys: the samescholarly thoroughfare as it runs under the grinninggargoyles of Cobb Gate and crosses 57th Street to themassive bibliographic fortress of the Joseph Regen­stein Library.Along that axis, traffic patterns synchronize withcourse schedules. Fifteen minutes before classes be­gin, crowds thicken, paces quicken. At five minutesbefore, walkers break into runs. Ten minutes later,relative calm descends.Whoosh-a silver ten-speed glides south. Whoosh-a red bike travels north. An overnight-delivery vanrolls in and quickly out, and physical-plant workersmake their rounds in pickups and carts.In the ebb and flow of pedestrians under Hull Gate,bookbags remain the common denominator­bookbags and a sense of purpose. "How are you do­ing?" a student greets her advancing friend. "Hey,"the reply comes without breaking stride, "I'm late!"High heels click, strides lengthen, a well-fed squir­rel crosses against the oncoming tide.Even theday is in transition, unable to choose be­tween summer and fall. For every passerby in shortscomes one in flannel or tweed. A lone student readsby Botany Pond, using as his backrest the west wallof the Erman Biology Center, where ivy reddensagainst the Indiana limestone. Most people, itseems, find the wind a bit too brisk, the ground ashade too damp, the backpacks hefted over theirshoulders already too heavy, and class time a minutetoo near, for hanging around.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 412:52 p.m. NeonatalIntensive Care Unitnurse Lora Bennett (left),cares for five-month-oldLance Houston. Lanceweighed less than twopounds at birth and hashad three operations, butis doing well. Becauseshe lives far away andhas no car, his mothercan't visit as often asshe'd like. "Isn't he aCUtie 7" Bennett asks."Lance is my pal." 3: 12 p.m. It's the firsttime Susan Loeb Stanton(right) has held daughterCatherine Elizabeth-thesmallest of triplets bornprematurely on October2. While the baby's twobrothers sleep in NICUisolettes, her grand­mother and aunt recordthe mother-daughtermoment on film. 2:30 p.m. Pablo Diaz(left), a preservationspecialist at RegensteinLibrary, applies rice glueto mulberry tissue, thenglues the tissue to thepage's gutter. This repair,to Travels Through theSouthern Provinces of theRussian Empire in theyears 1793 and 1794,shouldla�about200years-longer than thebook's acid-basedpaper.3:39 p.m. BusinessSchool professor EugeneFama (left) leads his"Theory of FinancialDecisions I" studentsquickly through thesyllabus. "Read ahead ofme, read behind me, gointo your little groupsand talk about it, thenread it again. And readit for the exams.""There are 130 people sitting here. I've never had a class bigger than 70 finish."--BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR EUGENE FAMA TO HIS 'THEORY OF FINANCIAL DECISIONS I" STUDENTS.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 43"Sunday. That was a bad day for me. I was working on Nietzsche."-STUDENT OVERHEARD IN FRONT OF THE REGENSTEIN LIBRARY.3:42 p.m. ProfessorDavid Tracy (left) has noidea exactly how manyvolumes there are in hisDivinity School office."Too many," opines hisgraduate student MarkMcIntosh, as he andTracy prepare the sylla­bus for Tracy's class,"Relationship betweenTheology and Philoso­phy." The syllabus wasworked out over thesummer, "but of course,"Tracy says, "I've waiteduntil the last minute towrite it up." 3:48 p.m. The 170thof 200 auditions in fivedays, second-year Su­zanne Taylor (above)plays "Spring" fromVivaldi's The Four Sea­sons for Barbara Schu­bert, director of theperforming program andconductor of the Univer­sity Symphony Orches­tra, and Chamber Or­chestra conductor GuyBordo.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 45"There's so much energy in this room, it carries me right through the week."-STEVEN BIN, FOURTH-YEAR BIOLOGY MAJOR AND A VOLUNTEER FOR THE PEDIATRICS PLAYROOM.46 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19923:51 p.m. Steven Bin(left), a fourth-yearbiology major, plays withKenny Prinz, three, inthe Wyler play room.Kenny, whose acutelymphocytic leukemia has relapsed after aremission, is in WylerChildren's Hospital for abone-marrow transplant-using marrow from hismother-which he'llreceive two days later.4:05 p.m� "Define theoriginality of your con­tribution." The mood ina Pick Hall conferenceroom (top) shifts fromSociable to serious asPOlitical-science doctor­al student Adam Daniel(at right) presents hisproposal-an analysis of"fortune as metaphor" in�achiavelli's philosoph­ical writings-to hisdissertation committee. 4:45 p.m. The stu­dents gathered (above) .in the small, chilly roomthat houses the U of CsDunham reflector tele­scope belong to a SpaceExplorers program thatbrings Chicago highschool students to cam­pus each week. This fall,they'll build instrumentsto use with the telescope-and tackle some celes­tial questions. Today,astronomy professorRichard Kron sets thescene: 'These are starsthat in some sense arekeys to the scale of theuniverse." 4:53 p.m. Researchassociate Jan Chabala (atleft, below) and RiccardoLevi-Setti, director of theEnrico Fermi Institute,are surrounded by thescanning ion micro- probe that Levi-Settibegan building 20 yearsago. This model providespictures by slowly erod­ing the top few atomiclayers of almost anysubstance.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 474:55 p.m. First-yearsoccer players practice"one versus one to goal"drills (below). It's anexercise head coach PaulMoyer uses to test the skills of a new player,and to train the offenseto be more aggressive. 5: 17 p.m. Assistantcoach Jaime Hill workswith the Maroon defen­sive backs (above), usingtechniques learned overthe summer when he interned with the GreenBay Packers. 5:20 p.m. For offen­sive guard and third-yearstudent Wesley McGee(right), practice consistSof movement and formdrills."Wail! Slop! Go back! You're running Ihe wrong way!"-LAB SCHOOLS STUDENTS PLAYING FLAG FOOTBALL ON THE MIDWAY.48 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19925:19 p.m. MedicalCenter machinist SteveHeimseth (left) works ona device that will be usedto guide radiation thera­py and delivery of ra­diopharmaceuticals. Aninstrument designer andmaker, Heimseth buildshardware for projectsthat researchers invent,usually involving diag­nostic or research imag­ing, or the delivery ofradiation therapy. 5:52 p.m. The lateafternoon sun sendsswarms of warm-weathergnats into the air asDavid Trevvett(above),director of Administra­tive Information Ser­vices, walks home acrossthe nearly desertedMidway."I used to make dies for a company thai made inaccuratebathroom scales. Now 1 do things that count."-MEDICAL CENTER MACHINIST STEVE HEIMSETH.50 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19926:20 p.m. In the glass­walled lobby of theSmart Museum of Art(left), a gypsy-tango duoprovides backgroundmusic for the conversa­tions that accompanythe opening of an inter­national loan exhibition,"Visual Poetry: Brossa/Parra." 6:45 p.m. On thehelipad atop the BernardMitchell Hospital (be­low), pilot Fred Ligmanadjusts the blade tie­downs on the Universityof Chicago AeromedicalNetwork copter. TheUCAN helicopter madeonly one flight today, at2: 11 p.m., to anotherhospital, where it pickedup a two-year-old near­drowning victim andbrought him back to theWyler Children's Hospi­tal's intensive care unit."Fat crescendo, choir."-CHOIR DIRECTOR BRUCE TAMMEN DURING REHEARSALFOR THE "SECOND CENTURY" CONCERT.52 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992T A QUARTER PAST SEVEN, A SILVER SLIVER OF MOONhangs above Rockefeller Chapel. Inside, the Sym­phony of the Shores takes one last run through selec­tions from the Water Music suites. In minutes, thesymphony will join forces with the University ofChicago Chorus to mark the start of the University'ssecond century.As rehearsal continues, a sound system sends Han­del's clear, triumphant melodies through the eveningair, and the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Fromnow until midnight, the Midway will recapture someof its once-fabled carnival air. One can almost hearthe World's Fair barkers shouting, "Step right up,folks! Get your ice cream, popcorn-klezmer andblues bands, karaoke, and fireworks-here!"But it is nineteen hundred ninety-two, and black­robed ushers are opening the doors to Rockefeller,letting concert-goers stream in. The sanctuary'sstained glass stands opaque against the night sky, butthe coppery timpanis on stage and the gilded mosa­ics embedded in the lofty arches gleam. Bya few min­utes past eight, when the swallow-coated conductorappears, the chapel is standing room onlyGone is the underlying academic hierarchy of lastOctober's opening Centennial Convocation. Tonightis another kind of community affair, with jeans andsweaters as prevalent as suits and dresses, and a fewsleepy-eyed toddlers and infants cradled, sometimesrestlessly, in their parents' arms.The concert begins with music written 175 yearsbefore the University opened its doors, by a German­born composer for an English king. Trumpets flarein heraldic flourishes before the score slows in a pen­sive suggestion of times and people past. Then, as ifto match the spirit of the institution and the day, thetrumpets return in joy and expectation.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 53"Now remember, folks, this is the University of Chicago, so we care about quantityand we care about quality. I want zero defects."-ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ABBIE GRIFFIN TO HER GSB 190 STUDENTS.54 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19926:25 p.m. Assistantprofessor Abbie Griffinhas divided her "Produc­tion Operations Manage­ment" class (below)­part of the GSB's down­town program-into assembly lines andpressed the 'Start' buttonon a production exercise.Griffin, an engineer withan MBA, passes out keyrings to the winningteam.Robert C. V. Lieberman 7: 10 p.m. Sociologyprofessor James Cole­man (below) surveys thestudents in his graduate"Mathematical Sociolo­gy" class. The subject forthe evening class? Theories sociologists useto determine how mar­riage, fertility, and in­heritability affect thetraits of a populationover time.7:16p.m. HannaGray(above, center) is a famil­iar figure at O'Gara &:Wilson AntiquarianBooksellers on 57thStreet. Named after theUniversity's tenth presi­dent, the purebred BlueCream Persian "loveswildflowers," says a storeemployee. "She eatsthem. And she lovesanyone who brings herany." 7:56 p.m. Third-yearDamon Diehl's transfor­mation (above) into oneof his many characters,The Showgirl, for thedress rehearsal of Un i­versity Theater's WhereHas Tommy FlowersGone? takes time. Diehlgets his hair curled, hismakeup applied, and hisbustier stuffed.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 557: 15 p.m. The lightsare dim, the music hardand driving, the over­head fans whirring in theassembly hall of Interna­tional House. Fifteenwomen and one manhave turned up for thisevening's aerobics class,taught by Ph.D. candi­date Rochelle Gutierrez.8:00 p.m. ContinuingEducation programstudents (right) in "TheGospels and Jesus" listenas Arthur Droge, anassociate professor in theDivinity School, listswhat scholars don'tknow about the Gospels:"Nobody knows whowrote them, preciselywhen they were written,or where they werewritten."56 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992�:30 p.m, Williamsay, Wisconsin. WeatherPatterns usually makeautumn "the best time touSe Yerkes Observatory's'fO-inch refractor tele-Sc ope (top-right). AProject measuring stars'1110·uon by comparingold and new photosl11akes the 95-year-oldtelescope valuable in itsold age. "Keep breathing."-ROCHELLE GUTIERREZ, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE AEROBICSINSTRUCTOR AND A DOCTORAL STUDENT IN EDUCATION.9:36 p.m. From 9:30until 9:42, the night skyabove the Midway ex­plodes with red, blue,yellow, and greenflashes, bringing theband-watching crowdsinside Ida Noyes rushingthrough the hall's archeddoorway to catch theclosing centennialfireworks.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 57"I'm nol a security guard, I'm a police officer."-UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICER GRANT REXER.58 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992Adam Lisberg 11 :29 p.m. At theCummings Life ScienceCenter (far left), lifedoesn't stop until wellinto the morning. In thelab of molecular genetics& cell biology professorUrsula Storb, graduatestudent Andy Weng runsa RNase Protection As­say, to detect an expres­sion of a transgene. He'llcall it a day around 2 a.m. October 6, 12: 16a.m. Jimmy'sWoodlawn Tap (left) isthe scene for third-yearstudent Genya Parks'21st birthday party. Afterspending the eveningstudying, the grouparrived about 10:30 p.m.and proceeded to toastthe birthday girl (inplaid). 1 :05 a.m. UniversityPolice Officer GrantRexer (below) pauses onhis evening patrol toscrutinize by searchlighta corner of the ErmanBiology Center.10:45 p.m. It's theEagles vs. the Cowboyson "Monday Night Foot­ball," but Phi GammaDelta (left) doesn't carewho wins, "as long as it'sa good game." Third­year Chris Pelletiere ishost-he's got a fridgeand floor space.1:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m.in Luxor, Egypt.) Thefirst day of ChicagoHouse's 69th season isdevoted to orientationwalks through LuxorTemple (right). After 18years, U of C researchershave almost finished asurvey of the inscrip­tions in the temple'sColonnade Hall.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 5960 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992"The calls start to pick up again at4 a.m. That's when the University wakes up."-EMMITT BOWLES, UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEAD OPERATOR FORTHE MIDNIGHT TO 8 A.M. SHIFT.6:22 a.m. With fluidmotions-not a drop ofbatter wasted-FloraGomez (below) preparesFrench toast, enough tofeed the WoodwardCOUrt residents dining infor Tuesday morningbreakfast. Also on themenu: scrambled eggs oromelets, and hash brownPotatoes. 5:59 a.m. (12:59 p.m.in Trondheim, Norway.)Meeting with colleaguesat the Norwegian Centrefor Child Research(right) is assistant an­thropology professorSharon Stephens (sec­ond from left). AFulbright research pro­fessor, Stephens studiesthe effect of Chernoybl'snuclear fallout on indig­enous Scandinavian(Sami) communities.4:07 a.m. A father(left) collapses fromexhauStion at the bed­Side of his sick infantal' ,hSO asleep. In contrast to�h e hectic activities ofe adult emergency room, an almost reverenthush fills the children'sE.R., broken periodicallyby the Sighs of worriedparents and murmuredprayers for good news.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 61"Lake side up 10 shoulders. Ready, up!"- THE COXSWAIN OF THE WOMEN'S CREW TEAM, ANN NATUNEWICZ,GIVING THE COMMAND FOR TRANSPORTING THE BOAT TO THE LAGOON.62 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 19926:25 a.m. As thewomen's boat pushes offfrom the dock (left), thesun rises higher in thesky. Although the Lin­coln Park lagoon atsunrise may look a littlelike a tropical paradise,the pre-dawn air actuallyregisters only 39 degreesFahrenheit.6:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m.in Sunspot, New Mexi­co.) Dawn marks the endof the day for astrono­mers at the Apache PointObservatory (below) inthe mountains of NewMexico. The observatory-built by the Astrophy­sical Research Consor­tium, of which the U of Cis a member-houses ageneral-purpose tele­scope that can be oper­ated remotely.6:20 a.m. After warm­up exercises, the wom­en's crew team (left)unloads its shell fromthe Lincoln Park lagoonboat house. This is thefirst time these eightwoman have rowedtogether, so they will taketurns rowing in pairs andgroups of four until theboat's rhythm isestablishedUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 63"II's early. I'm glad I'm up, Ihough.I've gollols of work 10 do loday."-FIRST-YEAR STUDENT JENNIFER OLAYA.6:52 a.m. If the earlyhour seems a bit dis­orienting, first-yearShoreland residentJennifer Olaya can atleast take consolation inthe spectacular sunriseover Lake Michigan, onview from her ninth- floor window. Room­mate Kristen Lehner,groaning under coversoff-camera, staves off thenew day just a little whilelonger.64 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992lumni ChronicleMeeting of olumni mindsThe Alumni Association board of governorsheld its opening meeting of the 1992-93 aca­demic year October 2-4. In a first for theboard meeting, the weekend included an ori­entation session for the board's nine newmembers. Arriving at Robie House a day ear­lier than the rest of the group, the freshmanmembers attended a series of presentationsthat filled them in on the history of the AlumniAssociation, the University's organizationalStructure, and the role of the Alumni Associa­tion board of governors. "I thought it wasVery, very helpful," said new board memberCoco Van Meerendonk, AB'64. "It preparedUs nicely for whatour missions are, what ourCommittees are, and what our work is."In its first meeting at which Alum�i Associ­a�ion president Bill Naumann, MBA'75, pre­SIded, the board focused on discussion andPlanning. In addition to hearing reports fromthe Alumni Association's standing and advi­SOry committees (on campus programs,alUmni educational services, the Magazine,and clubs), the board also reviewed the Asso­ciation's budget. Howard Krane, JD'57, whochairs the University board of trustees, ad­dressed the alumni group on the status of theUniversity'S search for a new president, andUniversity Provost Edward Laumann maderemarks to the board at lunch .. JOining the board of governors at the meet­Ing Was Robert Feitler, X'50, a trustee who�as r�cently appointed to a two-year mem-�rshlp on the alumni board. Having a trusteeSl� on the board of governors, says Naumann,wIll help improve communication betweenalUmni and the University.New leodersIn the wake ofthe Centennial, the Alumni As­�Oc.iation staff has undergone some reorgani­h atlon. Alumni Clubs and Campus Programs�ve been united under the umbrella leader­S ip of Michelle Uhler as Director of Clubs�d Campus Programs. Working with her onS�,Alumni Clubs side are Michael Watson,I 64, Who will be responsible for East CoastcUbs, and Amy Goerwitz, AB'83, who willa�t as liaison for the central United States� ubs. (Uhler will be responsible for WestOast clubs.) And two new faces joined the staff in the Campus Programs department:Christie Bybee is now associate director ofcampus programs; she is joined by JesseAmezaga, AB '91, as assistant director.Getting on boordNominations for the Alumni AssociationBoard of Governors are being solicited by acommittee-headed by John Lyon, AB'55,immediate past president of the Association-that will submit candidates to the full boardat its April meeting. The board sets policy forthe Association and advises the University onmatters of interest to alumni."In reviewing the nominations," saysJeanne Buiter, executive director of the Alum­ni Association, "the committee will take intoaccount such factors as age, race, sex, place ofresidence, and academic degree-in an effortto assure a board that is as fully representativeof our alumni population as possible."Nominations should include a one- or two­paragraph description ofthe nominee, outlin­ing past service to the University. They shouldbe sent by February 28 to Jeanne Buiter at theUniversity of Chicago Alumni Association,5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL60637.A river runs to HollywoodRobert Redford came to Chicago to attenda benefit screening of his film adaptationof University English professor NormanMaclean's novella A River Runs Through It (afeature on the, movie ran in the Magazine'sOctober/92 issue). The screening, held onSunday, October 4, at the McClurg Courttheatre, was a sell-out-more than 750 peo­ple attended, including actor Craig Sheffer,who played Norman in the movie, screen­writer Richard Friedenberg, and co-producerBarbara Maltby.Before the screening, President HannaHolborn Gray paid tribute to the late NormanMaclean, a U of C professor for over 40 yearsand three-time recipient of the QuantrellAward for excellence in undergraduate teach­ing. Redford followed Gray's talk, describingthe evolution of his relationship with Maclean-a relationship that, he noted, grew from ashared respect for the land, in particular theAmerican West. The benefit raised $50,000 for the NormanMaclean Scholarship Fund, bringing thefund's total to over $150,000. The fund sup­ports undergraduate students in the depart­ments of English and General Studies in theHumanities.Contributions to the fund may be sent to theAlumni Association, Robie House, 5757 S.Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637. Checksshould be made payable to the University ofChicago.Reunion pionsReunion 1993 is already in the works. Besidesthe dates-June 4, 5, and 6-there are a fewother important details to bear in mind.At Reunion '93, alumni will truly be able togo back to school for a day. Because of thepopularity of the Uncommon Core classes,which have been a feature at reunions for thepast three years, the format has been expand­ed, moved to Friday, and given a new name­Alumni College Day. In addition to attendingclasses taught by faculty-including associatebiology professor Michael LaBarbara; Eng­lish professor emeritus Edward Rosenheim,AB'39, AM'46, PhD'53; and Humanitiesprofessor Herman Sinaiko, AB' 4 7, PhD' 61-Friday reunion-goers will also have the op­portunity to hear James Redfield, AB'54,PhD'61, professor in the Committee on So­cial Thought and in the Department of Class i­cal Languages and Literatures, repeat hisclassic "Aims of Education" address. The12th Annual Helen Harris Perlman Lecturewill anchor Friday afternoon's enlighteningevents.Another change for Reunion '93 involvesRobert Redford signs a copy of A RiverRuns Through Itfor professor Gwin Kolb,a longtime friend of Norman Maclean's.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 65class dinners. The dinners for individual re­union classes will be held on Saturday eve­ning, following a full day of campus activities.An all-class dinner under the big tent in themain quad is scheduled for Friday evening.For additional information about Reunion'93 call 3121702-2160.U of C around the worldInternational University of Chicago Day wascelebrated in September with an assortmentof picnics, lectures, receptions, and films in37 cities around the world.Not every celebration went off without ahitch, of course. Hurricane Andrew stymiedplans for a cruise in Miami. Instead, alumniunited on IUC Day to volunteer for the hurri­cane relief effort.Faculty also joined in the celebration. GwinKolb, AM'46, PhD'49, the Chester D. Trippprofessor emeritus in the Humanities and inEnglish, addressed a group of U of C cele­brants in Princeton, NJ. David Bevington, thePhyllis Fay Horton professor in Humanitiesand in English, lectured in Cleveland. AndDonna Franklin, associate professor in theSchool of Social Service Administration, wason hand in Chicago as mc Day-goers helpedcelebrate the 100th birthday of Jane Addams'Hull House.The lost woltzThe final Gala Centennial Dinner Dance, thisone for Chicago-area alumni, took place onSaturday, October 3. Some 1, 100 people at­tended the black-tie event, held at the Fair­mont Hotel in downtown Chicago.The event featured a trio of Nobel-awardwinning faculty as speakers: Saul Bellow,X'39, the 1976 Nobelist in Literature; JamesCronin, SM'53, PhD'55, the 1980 winner inPhysics; and Merton Miller, who won the1990 prize in Economics. President Gray andGala committee chair B. Kenneth West,MBA'60, also spoke.In addition to a performance of old Chicagosongs by a student quartet, a 17-piece swingband provided music as energetic alumni andfriends filled the dance floor.In keeping with the celebrated tradition ofgoing out with a bang, the Chicago Gala Din­ner Dance was the final flourish of a year ofcentennial celebrations. Earlier galas hadbeen held in New York; Washington, D.c.;San Francisco; and Los Angeles.Hong Kong galaIt's been over a year since the University ofChicago Club of Hong Kong held their ownCentennial Celebration Gala Ball in Novem­ber 1991, but that event has left a lasting lega-66 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO i\lAGAZlNE/DECEMBER 1992More than 1,100 people celebrated the Centennial's final flourish by attending the GalaDinner Dance for Chicago-area alumni, held at the Fairmont Hotel.cy-an endowment (to date) of $95,000. Thefund was established to help students fromHong Kong attend the University. Providingthe initial boost for the fund were the morethan 350 alumni and guests who attended theblack-tie ball held at the Island Shangri-laHotel, where Merton Miller, the. Robert R.McCormick distinguished service professorin the Graduate School of Business, was theguest of honor.Warming up winterThe Alumni Association may have just theremedy for the winter doldrums with twoweekends of learning and inquiry, jointlysponsored with the Center for ContinuingStudies.The first weekend-Friday, February 5through Sunday, February 7-will take "Con­temporary China: Culture Politics and theFuture" as its topic. Gregory Lee, of the Uni­versity'S East Asian languages and civiliza­tions department, will be joined by colleaguesYang Dali and Prasenjit Duara, and by notedfemale poet Zhang Zhen, to examine the man- ifestations of change in China's culture overthe past century-with special focus on thelast decade. Participants will have the oppor­tunity to analyze current Chinese film, popu­lar music, television, and other cultural textSproduced in response to both the Confucis"and Communist traditions. The cost for theweekend-including tuition, study materials,and selected meals-is $195. For informa­tion, call 3121702-216l. Deadline for regiS­tration is January 25.The second Winter Weekend-Friday, Feb­ruary 26 through Saturday, February 27--­focuses on the Mystery Cycle plays-playsoriginally performed by medieval craft of"mystery" guilds. Led by David Bevingtol1, Ithe Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the :H�­manities, participants will discuss the trad.)­tion of mystery plays and their significance )11the history of drama. The weekend begins 011Friday evening with Court Theatre perfor�:ances of both "Creation" and "The Passionin Rockefeller Chapel. On Saturday, tn�group will meet on campus for a discussion 0the plays and other activities-including abehind-the-scenes tour of Rockefeller ena-pel. There will also be workshops and presen­tations by those involved in the production:Nicholas Rudall, Court Theatre's artistic di­rector, and Bernard Sahlins, AB' 43, who,With Rudall, adapted the Mystery Plays forrnodern audiences. The cost for the weekend+tuition, study materials, and selected meals+-is $195. For more information call 312/702-2161. Deadline for registration is Febru­ary 15.Annual fundingA.fter a record-setting year for contributionsto the University'S annual funds, ambitiousfund-raising goals for this academic year havebeen set. The 1992-93 goal for the CentralA.nnual Funds, which includes the College,Graduate, Friends, and Parents funds, is $4.8rnillion, up from a $4.3 million goal in1991-92. (The Funds raised $4.5 million lastYear.) The professional schools' annual fundshave also raised their sights. Their goals are:Graduate School of Business, $2.6 million;Biological Sciences Division, $750,000;Law School, $1.85 million; Public Policy,$60,000; School of Social Service Adminis­tration, $275,000; and the Divinity School,$100,000.Faculty on the roodFOllowing the success oflast year's Centenni­al Forums, which brought U of C faculty toseVen alumni communities across the coun­try, the Alumni Association plans to sendeven more scholars to alumni groups duringthis year's winter and spring quarters.Marvin Zonis, a professor in the GraduateS�hool of Business and the College, willdiscUSS recent developments in EasternEurope and the former Soviet Union. He willappear in Washington, D.C.; Boston; andNew York .. Martin Marty, PhD'56, the Fairfax Conedistinguished service professor in the Divini­ty School, will speak in Minneapolis on the�esearch and conclusions to date of the ongo­�ng Fundamentalism Project, which is study­Ing religious fundamentalism and its effectsOn the societies in which it thrives.[! JOseph /Williams, professor in English andoUnder of the University'S nationally ac­clairned "Little Red Schoolhouse" writingP�ogram (see "Course Work," Apri1l92),Will apply principles of clarity and style tosOille of the nation's sacred documents, in­ClUding Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural�ddress. Williams will lecture in South Flori­Sa, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, andan Diego.Ii l{o�ert T. Michael, dean of the Irving B.d .arns Graduate School of Public Policy Stu­les, will discuss the results of-and con- troversy behind-the survey of Americansexual behavior that he conducted with Uni­versity Provost Edward Laumann and SUNYsociology professor John Gagnon, AB'55,PhD' 69. Michael will appear in Pittsburghand Philadelphia.In Dallas and Houston, Charles Lipson, as­sociate professor in political science and chairof the Committee on International Relations,will discuss the world economic situation.Margaret K. Rosenheim, JD'49, the HelenRoss professor in the School of Social ServiceAdministration and former SSA dean, willspeak in Phoenix and Denver on changing so­cial policy toward children.The traveling chorusWhile many students use the week betweenwinter and spring quarters to vacation on thebeaches of Florida and Mexico, the MotetChoir will be taking more of a busman's holi­day. Under the direction of Bruce Tammen,AM' 74, the choir will tour the western part ofthe U. S. Their first performance is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, in Phoenix. Thechoir will move on to California during the re­mainder of the week for a series of four con­certs: on Sunday, March 21, they will sing inSan Diego; on Monday they will appear inLos Angeles; Tuesday will find the choir inOjai; and their final concert will be Wednes­day, March 24, in San Francisco.The Alumni Association is looking for fam­ilies who are willing to host a student or two intheir homes while the choir is in their town.Interested alumni in Phoenix should con­tact: Bob (AB'62, MBA' 64) and Nancy(AB'65, AM'74) Unferth, 602/371-1165(work), 602/266-4520 (home).San Diego alumni should contact: Bob Pa­sulka, AB'76, MBA'81 , 619/268-4600.Los Angeles alumni should get in touchwith: Geri Yoza, AB'8l, MBA' 87, 310/410-9867.Alumni in Ojai should contact: Gary(AM'86, PhD'90) and Catherine (AM'85)Greig, 805/640-8829.San Francisco alumni should call: MikeEllard, AB'88, 510/839-8798.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 6768 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 lass News"No news is good news" is one cliche to which we donot subscribe at the Magazine. Please send some ofyour news to the Class News Editor, University ofChicago Magazine, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chica­go, IL 60637. No engagements, please. Items maybe edited for space.18 Eva Adams Sutherland, SB'18, see 1944,Joseph D. Hartwig.25 Hal Baird, PhB'25, AM'28, writes, "At 89,I am enjoying my 25th year of retirement andmy 18th oflife in a Presbyterian retirement communi­ty. My degrees never translated into any wealth, butthey gave me a philosophy that made my life one ofhappy satisfaction ... and I am very grateful!" F. Wil­lis Caruso sends in a note describing how his father,Felix F. Caruso, SB '25, holds a traditional retelling ofU of C memories to the assembled Caruso clan at theirannual Thanksgiving reunions. Felix's son George, apastor at a Methodist church in Fort Wayne, IN, gavethe prayer of blessing at the most recent dinner.Eleanor Westberg Cottrell, SB'25, began studyingsculpture and jewelry-making after retiring fromteaching math. She has won prizes for her jewelry andheld many one-woman shows, including a retrospec­tive exhibit last year at the Zanesville (OH) Art Cen­ter. Lois Hinsel Matthews, PhB '25, and the late PaulMatthews, JD '27, lived in Chicago for many years un­til moving to Arizona in 1970. Lois, who earned herdegree when her youngest child was ten, is retired andliving in Shell Knob, MO.27 Mildred Schieber Standish, PhB'27,writes that "although I am not able to go toreunions, I would like to hear from classmates living inmy area-3323 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL60634. I still garden, read, play bridge, and do taxwork for the American Association of Retired Per­sons." Allen S. Weller, PhB'27, PhD'42, "is still in[his] office every day working on a second book aboutthe American sculptor Lorado Taft." His first book,Lorado in Paris, was published in 1985. He andRachel Fort Weller, PhB '27, AM '28, have been mar­ried for 63 years.28 Ruth Atwell Zoll, PhB'28, see 1929, Clif­ford A. Zollo29 CliffordA. Zoll, MBA'29, and Ruth AtwellZoll, PhB'28, continue to live in Hinsdale,IL, where Cliff is a real estate appraiser and consultantand, at age 86, won the President's Trophy at the Hins­dale Golf Club.30 Irwin E. Klass, PhB'30, AM'58, was hon­ored by the Chicago and Illinois Federationsof Labor at an August 30 dinner for 60 years of serviceas a labor communicator and historian. FrederickSass, Jr., PhB'30, JD'32, writes that "I still attendLaw School lunches in Washington, and still playa lit­tle golf." He would like to hear from more of his class­mates, especially Christopher Bouton McDougal,JD'32, and Philip S. Campbell, PhB'30, JD'32,and can be reached at 4928 Sentinel Drive, #303,Bethesda, MD 20816.32 Christopher Bouton McDougal, JD'32,see 1930, Frederick Sass, Jr. Louise ConnerCarlson, PhB'32, writes glowingly about her 60thclass reunion last June: "It was great in every respect.Andrea E. Radcliffe, SB'32, and I took in about everything that was offered for three full days andnights. We were proud of our school and grateful to bepresent."33 Carl E. Geppinger, PhB'33, see 1934,Warren S. Askew. Philip C. Lederer,PhB'33, JD'35, continues his law practice and wasjust accepted by the American Arbitration Associa­tion as a labor arbitrator; he will also serve on the asSO­ciation's commercial panel, which addresses employ­ment discrimination and related matters. LorraineSolomon Moss, PhB'33, was recently selected byChicago's Museum of Science and Industry as a "Lo­cal Hero" for her efforts to identify hospital patientswho have disabilities and then advise hospital person­nel as to how to deal with those patients. Ruth OliverSecord, SB'33, MAT'46, occupies herself with com:munity service and travel-this October she touredEgypt and the Greek Islands.34 Geraldine Smithwick Alvarez, PhB'34,hosted a brunch to celebrate the recent mar­riage of Katherine Dierssen Shelley, X'34, to Ly­man Emrich. Attending were Doris AndersonBerghoff, PhB'32; John C. Berghoff, PhB'32;Jeanne Hyde Kroesen, PhB'32; Mary Slusser Sny­der, AB'33; John Coltman, PhB'33; Jane SowersColtman, PhB'34; Margaret Willis Nicoll, PhB'34;and Lois Cromwell Klein, PhB'34, who all calllefrom northern, southern, and western suburbs andeastern Michigan to "renew old friendships and to laythe U of C rather heavily on the non-alums present."Warren S. Askew, PhB'34, and Mary Patrie"Askew, SB'38, of San Diego, CA, had a visit frolllCarl E, Geppinger, PhB'33, and his wife, Muriel, ontheir way to a cruise from Ensenada, Mexico, to Ba­waii. Warren and Carl were friends from the College,and worked together at Swift & Co. until their retire­ments. WalterE. Keogh, X'34, of Reynolds, GA, haS"nothing to report. Still healthy and going great-­daily riding and walking at area golf courses." BarryW. Malm, AM'34, X'37, editor of the Cliff DwellersNewsletter, sent in a recent issue that described th�Bloomsday Bash that the group participated in at theof C-including a Smart Museum-sponsored after­noon of readings. James W. Tobin, MD'34, writeSwith news that his brother, John R. Tobin, MD'4�,recently retired as dean of Loyola Medical School InMaywood,IL.35 Theodore Kahan, SB'35, won the bronzemedal in tennis singles for the 75-79 agegroup at the Pennsylvania Senior Games, held annu�l­ly at Shippensburg State University in July. IrWIIlPanter, AB'35, JD'37, and Ruth Schwartz Panter,AM'47, recently became grandparents of triplets-­"possible U of C candidates in 2010." Ethel Shan�:Perlman, AB'35, AM'37, PhD'49, of Evanst?n, Ifprofessor emerita of sociology at the UniverSity 0Illinois at Chicago. She retired in 1982.36 Zalmon S. Goldsmith, AB'36, JD'38, washonored in May by the Kane (IL) County B�fAssociation for his community achievements. BISwife, Anne Holtzman Goldsmith, AB' 3 8, continUesto serve as chair and president of the Paramount Art�Center endowment fund, working towards its seconll1illion dollars. William H. Weaver, AB'36, andLorraine Matthews Weaver, SB'36, expressed de­light at seeing Betty Dale Gaston, AB'36, when theyvisited Hindsale this summer.37 Milton G. Johnson, AM'37, of SilverSpring, MD, retired several years ago from�he National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,IS now active with the American Association of Re­tired Persons, the Civilian Club, the Fossils Club, theNational Association of Retired Federal Employees,and local gatherings of the U of C Alumni Associa­tion. Poems by Stephen Stepanchev, AB'37,AM'38, have appeared in Poetry and the New Yorker.38 Donald B. Anderson, SB'38, and his wife,Maxine, are "working on 52 years of weddedbliss and enjoying life to the fullest in Shaker Heights,OlI." Mary Patrick Askew, SB'38, see 1934, War­ren S. Askew. Richard V. Bernhart, AB'38, of�Orthern Virginia, is actively involved with medita­tion, which, "as one form of alternative dispute reso­lution, is slowly catching on." Anne Holtzman Gold­Sillith, AB'38, see 1936, Zalmon S. Goldsmith. PaulC. Lippold, PhB'38, celebrated his 90th birthday onApril 13. William W. Scott, PhD'38, MD'39, is"having fun" restoring cars and working as curator ofthe w.P. Diousch Museum of the American Urologi­cal Association. He is preparing an exhibit on "Regu­�ation of Prostatic Growth" for the next A UA meetingIn Texas. Hurst Hugh Shoemaker, PhD'38, would?e glad to hear from any of his classmates, and "prom­ISes to reply." His address is 1008 West Main Street,�rbana, IL 61801. Adolph Weinstock, MD'38, has�nally retired. I'm tired of fighting Uncle Sam andhiS changing rules and regulations."39 James Wesley Childers, PhD '39, now livesin the Asbury Methodist Village, a retire­ll1ent community in Gaithersburg, MD. Robert H.Doane, AB '39, currently serving as president of boththe Wood Dale, IL, public school board and the Illi­nois Solar Energy Association, is also Grand Knightof the local Knights of Columbus Council and head of;,eference services at the Wood Dale Public Library-all at age 75!" RobertR. Reynolds, SB'39, attained�golfing goal this past year by shooting his age-74.D harles E. Scott, AM'39, reached the age of 90 onT' ecember 9. Rosamond Brown Spicer, AM'39, of. ucson, AZ, writes, "Thanks to the wonderful train­�ng I received in anthropology under E. Cole, R. Re­h field; A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, Harry Hoijer, et aI, Ib aVe lived my life using the principles they installed,Oth 10 the scientific field and in struggling to form acO�ll1unity out of a very diverse, one-square-mileneighborhood. "40 John W. Bernhardt, AB'40, a regionalC sales manager with Chilton's Electronictnponent News in Northbrook, IL, was the subject� an article published in the August 7 issue of theoreat Lakes Bulletin, "World War II Veteran Recallsuadalcanal. "41 Carl Q. Christol, PhD' 41, professor emeri­at tus of international law and political science1 the University of Southern California, received thebnternational Academy of Astronautics' distinguishedWo� a�ard for Space Law: Past, Present, and Future.s·cthlle In Washington, DC, to accept the award, he pre­pi ed OVer the International Institute of Space Law'sI anel on emerging and future supplements to spaceaw() , and presented a paper on "The Stratospherel( zone Problem and Space Activity." Walter K.19�rk, AB'41, of Goshen, IN, "hopes thattheclass ofb 3 comes to their 50th reunion!" Thomas A. Se­tyeok, AB'41, was a visiting professor at the Universi­h of Toronto in September and November; in OctoberOe and his 13-year-old daughter went to Turkey,reece, and Bulgaria-he "for lectures and a confer- ence on the origins of art, she to visit the Greek islesand the home of the gods she has read about in Greekmythology. "42 Diego Dominguez Caballero, AM'42,professor of philosophy at the Universityof Panama, recently published an article on the U of CCentennial in a Panamanian newspaper. Gerald S.Hahn, AB'42, retired after 46 years in merchandi­zing/retailing. Robert E. Smith, AB'42, and hiswife, Shirley, got together this year with ShirleySmith Angelo, AB'43; John B. Angelo, AB'48,JD'49; Betty Headland Oostenbrug, AB'44; Wil­liam R. Oostenbrug, SB'47; George T. Drake,X'43; and Janet Wagner Drake, AB'43, AM'46.The group toured "some of the best parts of Costa Ri­ca; it was a wonderful mini-reunion." JohnR. Tobin,MD'42, see 1934, James W. Tobin. Joanne KuperZimmerman, AB'42, will have a short storypublished in Habbersham Review in 1993.43 Marie Borroff', PhB'43, AM'46, the Ster­ling professor of English at Yale University,is in her second year of phased retirement, concludingat the end of the 1993-94 academic year when shelooks "forward enormously to having more free timefor creation and recreation." Ruth Miller Jenks,AB' 43, writes that, after 12 years in Concord and Bos­ton, it's "greatto be back in Hyde Park and the Univer­sity area." Manuel J. Vargas, AB'43, AM'44,PhD' 52, is retiring after 40 years of teaching and prac­ticing psychology; he and his wife, Elizabeth, will bemoving to Mexico. Vargas sends a warm "hello" tofriends from his University years. Marshall W. Wi­ley, PhB'43, JD'48, MBA'49, was with the ForeignService until 1981 as ambassador to Oman and prac­ticed law until retiring in 1991. He is now writing andlecturing on the Middle East, and has served as a"talking head" on several TV news broadcasts.44 Holt Ashley, SB'44, professor emeritus ofaeronautics, astronautics, and mechanicalengineering at Stanford University, received theAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers' Spirit ofSt. Louis medal in November. Laurence Finberg,SR' 44, MD' 46, professor and chair of the departmentof pediatrics at SUNY Health Science Center inBrooklyn, recently received the American Academyof Pediatrics' 1992 Nutrition Award. His research in­cludes the pathophysiology of dehydration. Ruth F.Hanke, SB'44, writes in with news that her cousin,Clayton A. Smith, AB' 56, SB' 57, has been named di­rector of the astronomical division of the U.S. NavalObservatory in Washington, DC. Joseph D. Hartwig,PhB'44, MBA'44, and Marjorie Clemens Hartwig,AB'44, MBA' 44 , have recently seen Eva AdamsSutherland, SB' 18, who is living in Kalamazoo, MI.Eva, 94, reminisced about being in the first anthropol­ogy class that permitted women to go on field trips,and her experience serving as acting dean in theSchool of Business during the 1940s. Beverly GlennLong, AB'44, is secretary of the American Bar Asso­ciation's senior lawyers division.45 Samuel L. Frazin, SB'45, has retired after40 years with the Hadassah-Neurim Voca­tional School and Technological College in Israel,where he was shop director and taught science. ErnstRi Jaffe, SB'45, MD'48, MS'48, who retired in Aprilfrom the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, iscoediting Seminars in Hematology, and serving aspresident of the Society for Experimental Biology andMedicine. He notes that these and" other tasks seem tooccupy all available time!" Margaret Mitchell Jef­frey, BLS'45, AM'48, of Cincinnati, OH, takesclasses, volunteers, and travels-most recently to Tur­key, Thailand, Tibet, and Japan. Owen Jenkins,AB'45, AM'50, is the first Helen F. Lewis professorof English at Carleton College. He is also the College Marshal there, an honor given to the facultymember who has held the rank of professor thelongest.46 w. H. Tilley, AM'46, PhD'64, of UnionCity, NJ, has finished one book and isworking on two others. George P. Werner, AM'46,AM' 48, has been in Indonesia for the last few years asa volunteer at the Wesley Methodist Church in Medan,capital of the North Sumatra District. He has workedwith Batak people from the Sumatra highlands as wellas those from China, India, and other Indonesianislands.47 William Clark Ashby, SB'47, PhD'50, re­cently retired as a professor in plant biologyat Southern Illinois University. Rolf K. Hasner,MBA'47-who, in 1946, was the first U ofC Interna­tional House scholar-has lived in Connecticut withhis wife, Edel, for over 30 years. He is a business con­sultant and active in the Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts,and several other volunteer organizations. Eric Kruh,AM' 47, professor emeritus at Long Island University,was the 1991-92 faculty senate president, and directedthe university's humanities division from 1980 to1992. Ruth Schwartz Panter, AM'47, see 1935,Irwin Panter. Dorothy J. Parkander, AM'47,PhD' 62, professor of English at Augustana College inRock Island, IL, has been named the 1992 Illinois pro­fessor of the year by the Council for Advancement andSupport of Education. Annie Russell Ricks, PhB'47,see 1948, David F. Ricks. William Witthoft, PhB'47,SB'55, SM'58, see 1953, Brucia Witthoft.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 69The PigskinPrincipleSo I was wrong, an alumnusadmits: Football didn't kill theUniversity of Chicago.Twenty-nine years ago this fall, 25scruffy students ambled onto theUniversity of Chicago's footballfield just before kickoff, arranged them­selves along the 50-yard line and sat down.We hoped to prevent the Chicago varsityfrom playing North Central College thatafternoon, and any other school ever again.We scruffies succeeded-for all of tenminutes. That's about how long it took a bat­talion of Chicago cops to drag us off StaggField and place us under arrest.In the annals of civil disobedience, theGreat Chicago Football Sit-In does not rivalBerkeley or Selma in significance. But ourprotest was quirky enough to earn two min­utes on the "CBS Evening News," ten inch­es in Sports Illustrated, and front-pageheadlines in the Chicago newspapers.Why such animus against apple pie's cous­in, college football? We saw it at the time asa battle for the University's soul.Always highly intellectual, always a littledifferent, the University of Chicago hadabandoned the sport in 1939 under the influ­ence of its legendary president, RobertMaynard Hutchins. Hutchins thought col­lege football was a gaudy, cheapening spec­tacle. He preferred a campus where booksand discourse were king. We scruffies heart­ilyagreed.In 1963, however, a new Chicago adminis­tration, committed to campus balance, wastrying to bring football back through the sidedoor. Although Chicago's team was called a"club," and its contests were officially"scrimmages," games were quietly beingscheduled against other varsities. Studentactivity money was being spent on equip­ment. It was clear which way the wind wastrying to blow.Would Chicago soon become Ohio StateJunior? Would Aristotle give way to tailgateparties? Over our prone bodies. So we cameand we sat and we got carted out. Myendur­ing memory is of the beefy constable whodid the honors on me."What the hell's the matter with you,son?" he thundered as he yanked me by thecollar. "It's just a football game!"70 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992On the first Saturday in October, I stoodalong the west sideline of Stagg Field andsaw that he was right.More than 1,000 fans were on hand inbright sunshine to watch the Chicago Ma­roons lose meekly to the Yellow Jackets ofthe University of Rochester.There was no damage to the 50-yard line,because Rochester's tailbacks didn't step onit. They kept crossing it, on the way to sixtouchdowns, as Rochester pounded Chica­go, 41-13. It was the 196th game the Ma­roons had played (49-145-2, if you mustknow) since varsity football officially anduncontroversially returned in 1969.A pep band played. Students chanted,"Hold that line!" The popcorn was sold outby halftime. Despite the final score, a goodtime was obviously had by most.And a complete change of mind was had bythis former protester. It took 29 years, butnow I can say it:We were wrong.1\1 ot wrong to protest. That remainspatently legal, and often advisable.But we were wrong to worry thatthe University would suffer. if football wereallowed back. In fact, varsity football at the University ofChicago is fun, frivolous, and utterly be­nign. As soon as the Rochester game ended,several packs of students headed directly forthe library. So did some of the players. Foot­ball did not replace studying. It merely de­layed it for two hours and 47 minutes.I have often seen former college footballplayers return to their alma maters in theirforties. It is never comfortable. Currentplayers treat them like fossils, dodderingfools, or both. The old-timers can only suckin their bellies and try not to look as out ofshape as they are.Alas, it is much the same with former pro­testers. As I stood beside the sweatshirt con­cession, taking in the scene, a young maneyed me for a couple of minutes, then sidledup and asked if I was the father of one of theplayers."No, no," I said. "Actually I once tried tostop football from being played here. ""Really? Far out! " he observed-and thenhe slunk off, apparently afraid of whateverweird explanation I might have been aboutto deliver.Everywhere, normality reigned. The classof 1996 was introduced on the PA system·Everyone cheered them, and they cheeredthemselves. Cups of Gatorade were set on atable for the players, just the way they do it inthe NFL. The Chicago coach roamed thesidelines with a headset on his ears, and agrim scowl on his face. He was actually try­ing to win.On I hunted, an old protester searching forpockets of football resistance. All I heardWas a brief burst of sour grapes. At one endof the grandstand, a few fans had becomeembittered by Rochester's large lead. So intrue, ironic Chicago style, they chanted:"Sa Ha, Hoo Hoo / We've got more Nobelsthan you."Did we demonstrators get busted for noth­ing back in '63? Has our sit-in been utterlyforgotten? Had there never been the hugestakes we imagined at the time? I was brood­ing these agenda items alone when I bumpedinto Charles O'Connell.In 1963, he was dean of admissions. Later,he Was dean of students. He has been retiredsince 1989, although he attends several Chi­cago football games a year. I asked if he re­membered the 50-yard-line sit-in .:"Remember it?" he chuckled. "Icertainlydo. Was it really almost 30 years ago? It wasPUre Chicago."Through four Rochester touchdowns wereminisced about the U of C cheerleaderswho booed \JS demonstrators that day, aboutthe politically charged campus climate ofthe Sixties, about the picket signs we carriedOnto the 50-yard line. O'Connell remem­bered one that read "Football, Fraternities,and Fornication. ': Neither of us could figureOUt why we would have been against thatthird pastime.Did the administration back then enjoySeeing the University portrayed as a hotbedof anti-football passion? "We didn't reallymind a bit," said O'Connell. "Any time wecan get on the front page for football, we'lltake it."\ViWhich will serve nicely as a bottom line.. e protesters thought we were full of thevun and vinegar of righteousness. In fact,We Were a sound bite.The clay after the Chicago-Rochestergame, as I read a three-sentence account inthhe Chicago Tribune, I aimed a message atteD ofC squad."You lost yesterday, guys," I mumbledoVer my pancakes. "But really, you won."-Bob Levey, AB '66Levey is a Washington Post columnist and a�enzber of the Alumni Association Board ofI? OVernors. ©1992 The Washington Post.eprinted with permission. 48 William S. Phillips, PhB'48, MBA'51,writes, "Even in retirement I have been busy.IfI had known it would be so much fun, I'd have retiredearlier!" He is teaching a humanities enhancementprogram at a junior high and calligraphy at anotherschool, volunteering for the Minnesota Opera, and re­cently completed a start-up of brokerage desks at twosmall banks. DavidF. Ricks, AB'48, PhD'56, profes­sor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, is nowstudying investments and geology- "things I was toobusy to study before." Both he and Annie RussellRicks, PhB'47, volunteered for the Clinton/Gorecampaign; Annie also works at Cincinnati's HousingOpportunities Made Equal. Kenneth W. Thompson,AM' 48, PhD' 51, is the editor of and a contributor to amulti-volume series on governance being publishedby the University of Virginia's Miller Center.49 Richard A. Freeman, AB' 49, is senior vicepresident of Oppenheimer & Co. GeorgeM. Marro, PhB' 49, of Arvada, CO, is the founder ofthe Peace Secretary Now group, an organization pro­moting the idea of a cabinet -level Peace Secretary. Thegroup, which believes that neither the State Depart­ment nor the U.N. gives adequate support to worldpeace efforts, is establishing a non-profit corporationwhich will apply for grants to establish an informationbase, a regular publication, and a scholarly confer­ence on the proposal. Lincoln Y. Reed, DB' 49, writesthat he enjoys the regular meetings of the U of C alum­ni group in Seattle, WA, and invites everyone livingthere to get involved. Albert L. Weeks, AM'49, pro­fessor of global affairs at the Ringling School of Artand Design, is exhibiting his watercolor paintings atthe Selby Gallery in Sarasota, FL. He writes on politi­cal affairs for the Bradenton Herald and the Washing­ton Inquirer.50 RobertA. Hegeman, X'50, of Bridgeport,CT, has self-published a series of private­edition books since 1954. His latest are Solar PoolPalaces and Car Shelters; both are collections of de­sign concept drawings. Arthur Uhlir, Jr., SM'50,PhD'52, a professor in Tufts University's electricalengineering department, was made a fellow of theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Sci­ence last February.51 Ruby Dordek Kaufman, BSS'51, retiredfrom social work in 1978 to go to Londonwith her husband, a professor at Arizona State U niver­sity. Exposure to the antiquarian book trade in Londonled to a business searching for out-of-print books,which she combines with volunteer work, elderhostelexperiences, and enjoying her grandchildren.52 Robert Sokal, PhD'52, distinguished pro­fessor of ecology and evolution at SUNY atStony Brook, along with colleagues Neal L. Oden andBarbara A. Thomson, has published an article in a re­cent Proceedings ojthe National Academy of Sciencesthat attempts to correlate the spread ofIndo- Europeanlanguages in Europe with genetic evidence. A fest­schrift in honor of the 80th birthday of Tsuen-HsuinTsien, AM'52, PhD'57, curator emeritus and profes­sor emeritus of the U of C's department of East Asianlanguages and civilizations, has been published inTaipei and Beijing, with support from the University'sCenter for East Asian Studies. Donald S. Warner,X' 52, owner of the Planned Growth Company, a busi­ness development firm that specializes in small ser­vice ventures, is remarried with three children: Geor­gia, nine; Dorothy Warner, AB'90, who is 25; andJoanne,29.53 Samuel C. Adams, Jr., PhD'53, writes,"Out of my experiences with Robert E. Park, Charles S. Johnson, Louis Wirth, Everett C. Hughes,and Robert Redfield, the world became my doorstep. Ihave begun my autobiography, and hope to extend myopportunities for public service." Richard C. Ander­son, SM'53, PhD'55, the FritiofFryxell professor ofgeology at Augustana College in Rock Isand, IL, re­ceived the National Association of Geology Teachers'1992 NealA. Minor award. RobertD.Boyd, AM'53,PhD'62, presented a talk on "Analyzing Conflicts inSmall Groups by Means of the Matrix Model" at theInternational Congress of Group Psychotherapy inMontreal this past August. Marc . Nissenson,PhD'53, writes that his daughter, Mary Nissenson,JD'77, was recently listed in Who s Who in CorporateAmerica. Brucia Fried Witthoft, AB'53, is a profes­sor of art history at Framingham (MA) State College,and her husband, William Witthoft, PhB'47, SB'55,SM'58, is teaching atthe University of Massachusettsin Boston. They are enjoying their "grandchildren,Alexandra (five) and Luke (two), and three chocolateLabrador Retrievers."54 Russell de Yong, MBA'54, see 1990, .Jill L.Olson. Ezat O. Negahban, AM'54, IS pro­fessor of archaeology and visiting curator at the Uni­versity Museum at the University of Pennsylvania. Hehas four children, "all in academia."55 Sharon Herman Mead, MD'55, an in­ternist with a private practice in Massape­qua, NY, received a special recognition award fromthe American Society ofInternal Medicine for her leg­islative advocacy work. Theodore M. Norton,AM'55, PhD'66, professor in San Jose State Univer­sity's political science department, received the uni­versity'S 1992 annual service award.56 JoanSembly Harris, AM'56, of Columbia,MD, retired in March as the administratorand supervisor of the Baltimore City Public SchoolsSocial Work Service. She also serves on the PrincetonEducational Testing Service's committee of examiners-which developed and reviewed a new test, theschool social work specialty exam. Laurel CohnJonas, AB'56, SB'56, AM'75, is finishing a clinicalpsychology program at the Chicago School of Profes­sional Psychology and is on staff at the Chicago Coun­seling and Psychotherapy Center. Clayton A. Smith,AB'56, SB'57, see 1944, Ruth F. Hanke. Leland G.Stauber, AB'56, retired August 30 as an associateprofessor in political science at Southern IllinoisUniversity.5 7 Arnold B. Moore, MBA' 57, PhD '62, has re­tired from the American Petroleum Institutewhere he was director of trends and strategic analysis.He and his wife, Joan; continue to live in Alexandria,VA. Barbara Canty Wheeler, SM' 57, has just retiredfrom California State University in Sacramento,where she was a professor of physics from 1957 to1974, and again from 1984 to 1992. She and her hus­band, Brandon, have three children, Colleen, Bran­don, Jr., and Erin. Barbara McKenna Williams,AB'57, received an M.G.S., with honors, fromRoosevelt University in September 1991.58 Peter S. Amenta, PhD'58, professor andchair of Hahnemann University's anatomydepartment, has been named to the editorial board ofGray s Anatomy. As a board member, he will edit sec­tions of the book discussing cytology and histology.John M. Barbee, DB'58, a professor and chair ofNational-Louis University's philosophy department,received the university's 1992 excellence in teachingaward.59 James D, Brown, MBA'59, of Kansas City,MO, owns Brown Import/Export; his latestproduct is a police burglar alarm for home or car.Marshall R. Schwartz, AM'59, PhD'66, retired inOctober from the Arizona State Department of Eco-UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 71nomic Security after 20 years of social service admin­istration work. He will return to teaching Frenchlanguage and literature at Rio Salado College inPhoenix.61 Priscilla Crane Baker, AM'61, handlestourism-related issues for the National ParkService in Washington, DC. She was honored for thiswork in September by a consortium of federal land­managing agencies. Eric E. Bergsten, MCL'61,DCL'72 , is a visiting professor of international organi­zations and commercial transactions at Pace Universi­ty Law School. E. Burt Olson, Jr., SB'61, see 1990,Jill L. Olson.62 Fred C. Akers, MBA'62, PhD'66, recentlygave more than $100,000 to Eddyville, lA,for a new library in honor of his parents, who lived inthe town most of their lives. Edward M. Burgh,AB'62, JD'64, is a visiting professor at SouthwesternUniversity School of Law. Henry Etzkowitz, AB'62,and colleague Mary Frank Fox, have received a Na­tional Science Foundation grant for the study of"Women in Science and Engineering: Improving Par­ticipation and Performance in Doctoral Education."B.H. Gerald Rogers, MD'62, who has taught gas­trointestinal endoscopy on a part -time basis at the U ofC since 1972, is also chief of gastroenterology and di­rector of the gastrointestinal laboratory at Chicago'sRavenswood Hospital. C. Thomas Smith, Jr.,MBA'62, president and CEO of Voluntary Hospitalsof America in Irving, TX, has been appointed one offive members of the 1992 examining committee ofpolicy owners of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insur­anceCo.63 Jerry S. Bathke, AB'63, JD'66, executivedirector of the Los Angeles Board of PoliceCommissioners, and Richard J. Stone, AB'67, apartner in the Los Angeles law firm of Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, just completed a study ofL.A. Police Department preparedness and responseto the riots there last spring. Gordon M. Burghardt,SB'63, PhD'66, professor of psychology at the Uni­versity of Tennessee. at Knoxville, was named analumni distinguished service professor at the springChancellor's honors banquet.64 John R. McIntire, MBA'64, has started hisown health consulting practice after 30 yearsin health care administration.65 Lloyd E. Shefsky, JD'65, received theAmerican-Israel Chamber of Commerce's1992 "Industrialist of the Year" award in November. Apast president of the chamber, he serves as legal coun­sel for Israel throughout the Midwest.66 The West Virginia State College's communi­ty college building will be named after itsformer president, Thomas W. Cole, Jr., PhD'66,who is now chancellor of the West Virginia State Boardof Regents. James F. de Jong, AM'66, see 1990, JillL. Olson. .67 Howard M. Landa, JD'67, a senior vicepresident at Amalgamated Bank of NewYork, will serve as the bank's legal and regulatorycompliance officer. He lives in New City, NY, with hiswife, Nori, and their two children, Alyson and David.Jack M. Lapidos, MBA'67, of San Francisco, haswithdrawn from an active role in his business and, asthe first step of retirement, spent six weeks in NewZealand writing "an upscale travel guide" called ThePerfect New Zealand. Richard J. Stone, AB'67, see1963, Jerry S. Bathke.68 David B.J. Adams, AM'68, PhD'77, is thearea chief for East Asia and the Pacific withthe Council. for International Exchange of Scholars,72 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992which assists the U.S. Information Agency in adminis­tering the Fulbright scholarship program. Carol Pri­or Eastin, MBA'68, is vice president of managementinformation systems for Starbucks Coffee Companyin Seattle. In a note submitted prior to the election,Stephen D. Finstein, AM'68, a retired U.S. PublicHealth Service officer, said he was running for justiceof the peace in Damas County, Texas. Andrew R. GiI­Iin,JD'68, a lawyer in Berkeley, CA, is writing abookfor the Michie Company entitled Catastrophic Injuryand Wrongful Death Cases, to be published in late1993. Margaret Berman Lurie, MAT'68, owns Pos­sibilities, a retail store in Evanston, IL. Boston attor­ney Richard L. Neumeier, AB '68, AM'68, has beenappointed editor of the Defense Counsel Journal.Henry J. West, MBA'68, has joined The MarmonGroup as a vice president, and will serve as consultantand advisor to the management of Marmon's electricalcompanies. Russell R. Wheeler, AM'68, PhD'70,deputy director of the Federal Judicial Center in Wash­ington, DC, was reelected to the American JudicatureSociety's board of directors in August. Fredrick M.Wigley, SB' 68, is director ofJohns Hopkins School ofMedicine's rheumatology division.69 Susan Otto Allen, AB'69, AM'77, a re­search associate in the Metropolitan Muse­um of Art's department of Egyptian art, specializes inthe pottery of ancient Egypt. She is a member of themuseum's field expedition to the site of Lisht, Egypt.Her husband, James P. Allen, PhD '81, is an associatecurator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan, specializ­ing in ancient Egyptian language and literature. Caro­lyn Baker Bowers, AM'69, is an associate with theinterior design firm of Hunter/Miller & Associates.Candace Falk, AB'69, AM'71, editor and director ofthe Emma Goldman Papers Project at the Universityof California at Berkeley, recently completed a 69-reelmicrofilm of The Emma Goldman Papers. Cathy Me­Dermut Helgason, AB'69, an associate professor ofneurology at the University ofIllinois College ofMed­icine at Chicago, is also an executive committee mem­ber of the American Heart Association Stroke Counciland a trustee of the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois.Nicholas N. Royal, MAT'69, of Santa Cruz, CA, ishoping to return next summer to the Philippines,where he was a Peace Corps volunteer in 1962-64.Jeanette Pasin Sloan, MFA' 69 , known nationally forher realistic depiction of the still-life, will have a show­ing at the Roger Ramsay Gallery in New York throughDecember 31. Moving away from her earlier work,Sloan will be showing a series of self-portraits.70 Ellen Bogolub, AB'70, assistant professorat the Adelphi University School of SocialWork, married Neil Friedman in June. DanielLauber, AB'70, has been elected president of theAmerican Institute of Certified Planners and a direc­tor of the American Planning Association. MargaretBurke Lee, AM'70, PhD'78, attended the four-weekInstitute for Educational Management in July and waselected class representative by 96 college and univer­sity deans, vice presidents, and presidents fromaround the world. Louis T. Masterson, MBA'70, hasrecently added compensation and benefits consultingto the services offered by his consulting company,Louis Thomas Masterson & Co. Donald Palumbo,AB'70, professor and chair of the English departmentat East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, mar­ried Sue Conshue in May. Calixto A. Romero, Jr.,MD'70, an assistant professor at Washington Univer­sity School of Medicine in St. Louis, is "enjoying verymuch my return to academic medicine after 17 years inprivate practice."71 Daniel Dykhuizen, PhD'71, is a professorin the department of ecology and evolution atthe State University of New York at Stony Brook. Jor­dan I. Kosberg, PhD '71, is the Philip S. Fisher pro­fessor of social work, and director of the Centre forApplied Family Studies, with McGill University's School of Social Work in Montreal. John P. Wagner,AM'71, is now living in Peru as a Maryknoll (theCatholic Foreign Mission Society of America) laymissioner. Unable to practice law in Peru, he is aworking for Vicaria de Solidaridad, an organizationwhich prosecutes military and police human rights vi­olations, defends victims of human rights abuses andthose falsely accused of terrorism, and works to aidother organizations in helping people resist the pres­sures of terrorist groups.72 David P. James, see also 1980. David A.Nufer, AB'72, MBA'76, is vice presidentand general manager of Sparkletts Water Systems, aMcKesson Corp. subsidiary based in Los Angeles.David M. Rieth, JD'72, is partner-in-charge of Foley& Lardner's Tampa office.74 Jack F. Fuchs, AB'74, is a partner in theCincinnati law firm of Thompson, Hine &Flory. James E. Scheuermann, AB'74, AM'76,PhD'82, and Michalina B. Pendzich, AB'77, aremarried with two children and live in Pittsburgh, PA.James, a litigation attorney with Kirkpatrick & Lock­hart, has published articles and delivered speeches oninsurance law.75 R. Patrick Burk, AM'75, PhD'78, has re­ceived Lewis & Clark College's GraduateSchool of Professional Studies alumni award for out­standing leadership in public service. Charles B.Duff, AB'75, is principal architect with Symantec, aCalifornia-based corporation which recently boughtthe Whitewater Group, a software company that Duffcofounded. He will remain in Evanston. Stephen L.Eastwood, MBA' 75 , is chief credit officer and execu­tive vice president of American National Bank & TrustCompany in Chicago. RandolphR. Resor, AB'75, avice president with Zeta-Tech Associates, receivedthe American Society of Mechanical Engineers' railtransportation award for a paper he coauthored on"Economic Implications of Heavy Axle Loads onEquipment Design, Operations, and Maintenance."Carlos G. Rizowy, AM '75, PhD' 81, a partner in thelaw firm of Gottlieb & Schwartz, was appointed amember of the board of directors, as well as counselgeneral, for the Latin American Chamber of Com­merce. William T. Schram, MBA'75, his wife, Betsy,and their two daughters live in Elmhurst, IL, where heis vice president of specialty polymers at Morton In­ternational, and also serving as general manager offour other technology-based companies.76 George Andreopoulos, AS '76, professor ofhistory at Yale University, is editing a volumeon Security Considerations in Central and EasternEurope, based on a conference that he organized atYale last April. More recently, he presented a paper on"Post-Cold War Balkans: Security Perspectives" atthe third conference of the International Society forthe Study of European Ideas at Aalborg University i.nDenmark. Barbara Maynard Chilson, MBA'76, ISdirector of service management in marketing at W VI.Grainger. Paul J. Connolly, MBA' 76, is CEO for theVictorian Casino Control Authority in Melbourn�,Australia. Martha McManus Holzer, MFA' 76, ISworking in the learning center/computer lab at St. p�­trick's School in St. Charles, IL, "happy to be back Inthe profession and part of our daughter's school co�­munity." R. Randall Kelso, AB '76, taught at the V n.l­versity of the Pacific's McGeorge School of LaW �Sacramento, CA, this past summer. Thomas .McNamara, AB'76, has joined the East Meadow,Long Island, law firm of Certilman, Balin, Adler 8LHyman, and will concentrate in the area of commer-ciallitigation. Timothy P. Morris, AM'76, PhD'84[associate professor of philosophy and coordinator athe History of Ideas program at North Central Col­lege, received a grant to compile an anthology of i?�roJductory essays in political philosophy and pohtJ�atheory for students in the social sciences. Jay R. RIt­ter, AB'76, AM'76, PhD'81, is a professor of financeMagazinemake-oversPublications designer RogerBlack is giving magazines andnewspapers around the worldQ new image.Roger Black, X'70, didn't expect tobe the designer for Out. The newgay and lesbian magazine was con­ceived and planned by a team at Black's stu­dio, Roger Black Associates in New York,while Black himself was working in Europeon a different project. Then he got an emer­gency call-the art director initially. in­VolVed in the project had left and the teamneeded someone to finish the job now. SoBlack flew back to New York and designedthe premier issue of the magazine- "thebest Success the studio has had in launchinga new publication, " he now says ..And that, after all, is a difficult thing to dothese days. "No magazine today can relax, "Black acknowledges. "Everyone's sweatingthrough tough times." Black however,seems to have the magic touch; after occu­PYing the art director's office at RollingStone, the New York Times, and Newsweek,he started his own consulting business in1987. Since then he's given makeovers to�uch diverse magazines as McCall s, Red-ook, Time, and Esquire.4 keeping up with his career has put Black,4, on the fast track; he moves fast-in Sep­��ber alone he was in Stuttgart, Budapest,11 ilan, Paris, Amsterdam, Puerto Rico,oronto, San Francisco, and New York­a?d talks fast -crowding words and impres­SIOn .1" s mto his sentences almost faster than a1stener can absorb.1'alking and moving fast are habits BlackSays he picked up at the University of Chic a­go. "There was a lot of friction with the ad­�inistration-it was the era of student�ghts, an� that was a fairly novel idea at theOf ofC then," Black says. ''And being editorv the Maroon, which, when I was there, in-o olved trying to stay neutral and getthe newsur, Was really exciting."o�Ut �hen an enterprising Graduate Schoolt Busmess student proposed leaving schoolcO publish a supplemental magazine forI\�rnpus�s nationwide, Black was tempted.a ter hIS initial hesitancy wore off, Blacko�:eed to edit the project, and the two tookr for �ew York in 1970, sans diplomas.he fIrst issue of Print Project. Amerika came out later that year. "We considered it agreat success," Black says, "but there weremoney problems." The pre-1980s businessworld hadn't yet realized that America'syouth was a hugely profitable market, and ad­vertisers were .reluctant to do business withan under-25 group of entrepreneurs. On theirpart, "Don't trust anyone over 30" becamethe motto of Black and his colleagues.The group published five more issues,than came to the realization that "radicalpolitics were dead" -or at least dying-andwent their separate ways. Black took a lookat the magazine business and, he says, "justdecided 'to be an art director. There weren'tany people studying to do that-it wasn't im­portant really, because at that time newspa­pers and magazines were simply laid out in alogical manner."After working at a Texas ad agency andL.A., a short-lived weekly newspaper,Black was living and free-lancing in LosAngeles. At the same time, the editors ofRolling Stone decided that they needed a dis­tinctive typeface, one associated only withtheir magazine. Black became art directorof Rolling Stone in 1976, which was, as hedelicately puts it, "culturally a lot biggerthen than it is now." Working with a typeartist, Black aimed for "a little roughness,a journalistic quality with starkness­something that wasn't so shiny. "Black left Rolling Stone in 1978 for stints atNew Ui?st, New York, the New York Times,and Newsweek before starting Roger Black& Associates in 1987. Recent ventures in­clude Roger Black Europe, in Milan; Danilo Black, the Monterrey, Mexico, stu­dio Black runs with partner Eduardo Dani-10; and the Font Bureau, a custom typestudio Black co-founded in Boston.While a senior art director manages eachproject the studios take on, and other de­signers and editors contribute as well, Blackserves as creative director on each commis­sion. "At the heart of every publication is abasic form," says Black. "We exploit thereader's awareness that a newspaper shouldlook like a newspaper, and that every kind ofmagazine has a set of visual associations.Good design gives a publication an individ­ual personality. "The approach Black has developed overthe years does more for his client publica­tions than simply provide new templates."You can give the pages more pizazz so thereader is drawn to it, or make things clearerso the reader can understand it," he ex­plains. "Either way, we help the editorspresent the information in a more effectiveway. " Black and his colleagues, who includeeditors and production experts, examinehow editorial content, staffing, productionflow, target audience, and the budget allaffect the design."Magazines don't have much of a chanceto compete against TV and other visual me­diums," Black says. "When all is said anddone, magazines are about reading. Youhave one writer communicating with onereader and that can be better than the visualforms if the reader gets carried away on apersonal level. So it's my job to make surethat people start reading." -M. T.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 73at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Dean Valentine, AB '76, is executive vice president ofWalt Disney and Touchstone Television.77 Charles R. Blaisdell, AM'77, is an associ­ate regional minister with The ChristianChurch (Disciples of Christ) in Bloomington, IN.Mary Nissenson, JD'77, see 1953, Marc Nissenson.Michalina B. Pendzich, AB'77, see 1974, James E.Scheuermann. Lois Zuanella Stanciak, AM'77,received her doctorate in May from VanderbiltUniversity.78 Ishan Bhattacharya, AB'78, MD'82, andJacqueline Wisner, AB' 83, were marriedat the Three Arts Club in Chicago on May 23, wherethe Reverend Lester Love, AB'80, gave the blessing.Jackie finished a residency in internal medicine at Mi­chael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and is cur­rently a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the Uof C. Ishan finished a residency in internal medicine atthe University and completed a fellowship in gastroen­terology at the University of California, San Francis­co. He is now chair of gastroenterology at theHumana-Michael Reese Health Plan in Chicago andacting chair of gastroenterology at the HumanaHospital-Michael Reese.Thomas P. Fraser, AB'78, and Patricia KenneyFraser, AB'79, MST'84, both received their masterof divinity degrees from Northern Baptist TheologicalSeminary in June. Patty was ordained in October withthe American Baptist Churches USA. Barry E.Friedman, AB'78, a Vanderbilt University LawSchool professor, was recently elected to the Ameri­can Judicature Society's board of directors. AndrewF. Rich, SM'78, PhD'89, is assistant professor ofmathematical sciences at Manchester College. Wil­liam B. Sjostrom, AB'78, has resigned as assistantprofessor of economics at Northern Illinois Universi­ty at DeKalb to take a position as college lecturer at theUniversity College Cork in Ireland.79 Peter B. Blanton, AB '79, a vice president atSalomon Brothers, is enjoying life in OldGreenwich, CT, with his wife, Penny, and two daugh­ters, Rebecca, four, and Jessica, two. Patricia Ken­ney Fraser, AB'79, MST'84, see 1978, Thomas P.Fraser. Leslie Lapides, AB'79, assistant editor withthe Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service in theWashington, DC, area, has joined the cast of "Inside/Outside the Beltway," a gay soap opera broadcast tothe larger DC area. The first-season story line hasplots dealing with interracial relationships, comingout, gay parenting, HIV, and bisexuality. Joseph L.Price, AM '79, PhD' 82, professor of religious studiesat Whittier College, has been elected chair of the col­lege faculty and appointed faculty master of Whittier'sStauffer House.80 After practicing law for six years in North­ern California, Margaret A. Imber,AB'80, "has left the real world to pursue a Ph.D. inclassics at Stanford." David P. James, AB'80, ismanaging editor of the Journal of Law and Economicsand the Journal of Legal Studies at the University ofChicago Law School.81 James P. Allen, PhD'81, see 1969, SusanOtto Allen. Waiter W. Blenner, AB' 81 , is apartner in Barbas, Weed, Glenn, Morgan & Wheeley'sPalm Harbor, FL, office. Nadeem VI Haque,AM'81, PhD'86, is on sabbatical from the Interna­tional Monetary Fund and will be spending the yearworking as a research fellow at the International FoodPolicy Research Institute in Pakistan. Houston attor­ney Douglas E. Markham, JD'81, is serving a two­year term as Southern regional vice president ofAmerican Youth Hostels; in this position he will sit onthe national board of directors of Hostelling Interna­tional. Kenneth Ng, AB'81, is a tenured associate74 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992professor in California State University's economicsdepartment. Lee Ann Frank Olson, AM'81, andRandall Frank Olson of Yorkville, IL, had their firstchild, Meredith Ruth, on October 12. David P. Pa­sulka, AB'81, and his wife, Barbara, celebrated theJuly 28 birth of their second child, Lauren Grace, whojoins sister Jacqueline. After moving three times inthree years, Jay D. Ruzak, MBA'81, and his wife,Cindy, have settled in Minnesota where Jay is thepurchasing director for Vincent Metals. Ann M. Thi­bodeau, AB'81, of Brooklyn , NY, is a vice presidentin United States Trust Co. 's marketing and corporatecommunications division.82 Donald C. Dowling, Jr., AB' 82, is a partnerat Graydon, Head & Ritchey. He also servesas chair of the American Bar Association's subcom­mittee on European Community employment law, andis a founder of the University of Chicago Club ofCin­cinnati. Mark Hohnstreiter, AB'82, executive di­rector for medical center development at Saint LouisUniversity, was named treasurer and a board memberof the Samuel Cupples Foundation, which supportsCupples House and Saint Louis University's art gal­lery. Jeffrey B. Lieberman, JD'82, is a partner in theChicago law firm of Barack , Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum& Perlman, where he will concentrate in the areas offinancial institutions, professional liability, and secu­rities litigation. Working at the same firm are WendiSloane-Weitman, JD' 82, and Debra Cafaro, JD' 82.Manuel Santos, AM'82, PhD'84, is a professor ofeconomics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, anew university that emphasizes research on educationin economics. An editor with the journal CuadernosEconomicos de JCE and an associate editor withEconometrica, he does research on incomplete finan­cial markets, speculative bubbles, and growth theory.Thomas H. Shields, SM'82, has been teaching phys­ics at prep schools for nine years-the last five atGilman School in Baltimore. He has just bought hisfirst house, a row house in north central Baltimore, andis playing trumpet in the Hopkins Symphony Orches­tra (at Johns Hopkins University) and in a brassquintet.[R�e83 David Apel, MD'83, and Judith Praitis,AB'85, had their first son, Aidan, on Octo­ber 5. Judith has left her former law firm and joinedthe environmental group of Sidley & Austin's LosAngeles law office. Robert A. Behar, AB' 83,MD'87, finished his radiation oncology residency atStanford University Hospital, where he was chief resi­dent and American Cancer Society Fellow in clinicaloncology. He is now on the clinical faculty of the Uni­versity of Miami and practices at the Memorial Hospi­tal in Hollywood, FL, where he is also the director ofbrachytherapy. Kathryn Mueller Cunningham,MBA' 83, a district manager of Network Chicago withIllinois Bell, is president-elect of the Society ofWom­en Engineers. Deborah A. Dion, AM'83, works at'Media Plus in Washington, DC, where she has beeninvolved with strategic mail plans and direct mail forthe Clinton/Gore campaign and for the Ohio state rep­resentatives races. Stanley E. Lewkowicz, MBA'83,is the defined-contribution services practice leader forthe Atlanta office of Alexander & Alexander Consult­ing Group. He will be responsible for consulting as­signments involving the design, implementation, andadministration of complex defined contribution bene­fit plans for clients in the Southeast. Terrence J. Na­pier, SM'83, PhD'89, professor of mathematics atLehigh University, and his wife, Suzanne, live inWhitehall, PA, with their son. Jacqueline Wisner,AB'83, see 1978, Ishan Bhattacharya.84 Christopher J. Bishop, SM'84, PhD'87,assistant professor of mathematics at SUNY­Stony Brook, received an Alfred P. Sloan research fel- lowship. Bill J. Clark, AB'84, married Jo Ellis inYosemite National Park last year. They just bought ahouse in Menlo Park, CA, whereJo is director of exec­utive programs and continuing education at StanfordUniversity and Bill runs his own software consultingcompany, Monster Media. He writes, "Jo, unfortu­nately, has never seen the U of C 's campus but I prom­ise to remedy that soon." Gerry Licea, SB'84, a sen­ior financial analyst at the Chicago MercantileExchange, is also an active member of the U of C'sHispanic Alumni Club.85 Ross Frederick Bagby, AM' 85, of Colum­bus, OH, will be a panelist for an April 1993historical conference on Civil War Copperheads, co­sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society and theKelton House Museum of Columbus, OH. EdwardE. Manouelian, AB' 85, professor of modern foreignlanguages and literature at Lehigh University, lives inBethlehem, PA. Christopher McNickle, AM'85,PhD' 89, is a principal at Greenwich Associates, an in­ternational business strategy consulting and researchfirm. Gregory M. Miller, MBA'85, is an associateat Brundage, Story & Rose in New York. JudithPraitis, AB'85, see 1983, David Apel. Michael A·Schneider, AM'85, teaches history at Knox Collegein Galesburg, IL. His article "Greater East Asia Co­prosperity Sphere" will be in the new edition of the En­cyclopedia of East Asian Nationalism. John L. Wor�­man, MBA'85, is a senior vice president and chieffinancial officer for Montgomery Ward & Co. He alsObecame a member of the company's executivecommittee.86 Douglas R. Anderson, MBA'86, is a part­ner in the San Diego accounting firm ofWest, Kuhn, Turnquist & Schmitt. Dane S. Claussen,MBA' 86, is the Midwest mergers-and-acquisitions as­sociate for w.B. Grimes & Co., a Maryland-bas�dmedia brokerage and consulting firm. He lives in MI�­waukee, where he has expanded his own firm, Amen­can Newspaper Consultants, Ltd. MaryannWegloski Cooke, AB' 86, is self-employed and a fulltime mother of two boys, James Boxley III, age fou�,and Charles Maxwell, age one. Cooke is a paren�snight activist, a member of F.E.M.A.L.E., and Incharge of a new Montessori-based school in her com­munity. Matthew W. Ledger, AB' 86, and GretchenM. Wright, AB'86, who have been married since1987, are living in New York where she is an assistantprofessor of mathematics at Columbia University andhe is a transportation analyst with the New York MetrOTransportation Council. Christopher R. Oldstone-Moore, AM'86 and a Ph.D. candidate at the Unver-sity, is a visitin-g instructor in history at Carleton Col­lege for the 1992-93 year. Jess D. Ray, MBA'86fexecutive vice president and chief operating officer 0Marketing Information Systems' domestic headquar­ters in Illinois, has also been appointed president of thecompany's international operations. Mark S. 1e�­ney, MBA' 86, is director of research and portfOI�Ostrategies at Challro, Inc. Bruce C. Turner, AB'8 ,received his M.D'/Ph.D. from the University of penn-sylvania in 1992,. and .began his .residency in ne�ro;surgery at the University of Florida's Shand MedicaCenter.87 Helen Markey Bonds, AB'87, and AnthonYBonds had their first child, Cora Catherina'on September 5, 1991. Bennett Lovett-Gra 'AB'87, presented a paper entitled "Matlock Me�SMacbeth: Popular Law as a Model for Writing" a.t� eCity University of New York Association of Wrtt1�gSupervisors' annual conference in October. ChrJS�topher A. Miller, AB' 87, a financial programmer �Chicago's Townsend Analytics, married Suzanne �Lund, AM'91, a doctoral studentatthe University, 0August 1 in New York. Linda Sedloff, AB'87, mardried Graham Orton on September 13, and has retur�e gwith him to London, England. Present at the weddlnJ)were: maid of honor Roberta Wynne, AB'87; Steve1\1. Eick, AB'86; Martha Schulman, AB'86; JamesL. Cooper, AB'86, AM'87; and Arthur Ellis,AB'87, AM'88.88 Deborah Gillaspie, AM'88, received theAmerican Society for Information Science's1992 information-science doctoral dissertation schol­�rship. Julie E. Goldberg, MBA'88, lives in Paris andIs the European sales manager for Smith & NephewRolyan, a Milwaukee-based medical products manu­facturer. John W. MacPete, AB'88, joined the LosAngeles law office ofSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom this fall after a year as aU. S. Court of Appealslaw clerk in Reno, NV. Deena Athena Roumeliotis,AB'88, received her M.S. in architecture from theIllinois Institute of Technology this month.89 Gerard J, Anderson, MBA'89, is an assist­ant vice president at the Brown- Forman Cor­Poration in Louisville, KY. Mark W. Haller,MBA' 89, a partner at Price Waterhouse in Chicago,has been elected a certified member of the Institute ofManagement Consultants. Steven Herscovici,AB'89, AM'91, see 1990, Tracy Victoria Bare.L�uise Kern, AB'89, is studying in Nanjing, China,With the Johns Hopkins University SAIS program.Aaron M. McDonald, AB'89, graduated from theYale University School of Architecture with honorslast May, and is now practicing in Manhattan.Shoshana Elkin Waskow, AB'89, married Mi­�hael Slater on July 12. Attending the wedding were:. llen Grosman, AB'89; Peter Chines, AB'89; Su­Jata Roy, AB'88; Marc Sable, AB'86, AM'90; Mi­�hael's brother, Matthew Slater, JD' 83; Irene Elkin,hoshana's mother and a professor at the SSA; andD�vid Waskow, Shoshana's brother and a first-yearDIvinity School student. A few friends were unable toattend the wedding: Rachel Conway, AB'89,�M'90, was in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer;rad Lander, AB'91, was in London finishing his�aster's degree; and Cynthia Hingtgen, AB'89, wasrSWafl_lped" by' her M.D'/Ph.D. studies in Indianapo­lis. Michael is in his second year at the Medical Col­.ege of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Shoshana is�n her second year at Harvard Medical School. They­r� hOping that the commuting part of their marriageWill end after this year, "with one of us transferring toa School in the other city."90 Joseph S. Adams, AB '90, is an associate inthe employee benefits department at McDer­�Ott, Will & Emery's Chicago office. Tracy VictoriaI are, AB'90, JD'92, an associate with the ChicagoaW firm of Lord, Bissell & Brook, married StevenerScovici, AB'89, AM'91, a fourth-year economics�aduate student at the University, on August 16 atA AM Isaiah Israel Congregation in Hyde Park. Rabbie rnoldJ�cob Wolf, AA'42, X'57, performed thecer­A�?ny; In attendance were: Florence Langford,JD' 89; Robert Geen, AB'89, AM'90; Ronald Bell,A�2; Michael Beveridge, AM'91; Rita Butzer,h 91; Douglas Cogan, AB'89; Sondra Veret Co­Cen, AM'75, assistant professor at the SSA; Cynthia� �Ok, AM'91; Kathleen Drayson, AM'90; Damonn� d�an, SB'89; David Galenson, professor of eco­ah ill.lcs and the College; Sapna Gupta, AB'90; Eliz­A;,th A. Hughes, AB'89; Jamie Marie Johnson,Aa,88; Theresa Jones, AB'89; Mark Koenig,tal 88; Erin Roche Koenig, AB'89; Melissa Mo­to es, AB'89; Eric M. Roberts, AB'89; Chris­A:�er Taber, SB'89; Judith Sontheimer Taber,Al3'88; Brian Tyler, AM'92; Bruce Weinberg,J 91; and Paul Winter, SB'90.we��et Cho, AB'90, recently attended the October 3Su ding of Christine S. Chon, AB'90, and HyonWeng "Skip" Kim in Demarest, NJ. Also attendingreo�a ; ill.atron of honor Alex Rhee Costanzo, AB'90,A92; Michael V. Costanzo, AB'90; Jimmy T. Ching, AB'89; Edward K. Kim, AB'89; Isaac B.Kwon, AB'90; John C. Kim, AB'91; Lisa Siu MuiHung, AB'92; and Christine H. Cho, MBA'86.Richard J. Keck, MBA' 90, president of DAVTransportation Services in Cary, IL, received the Chi­cago Jaycees "outstanding young citizen award," giv­en annually to ten young men and women between theages of 21 and 39. Keck was nominated by the Mid­America Chapter of the American Red Cross, wherehe is an active volunteer. Rodger Landau, JD'90, isan associate with McDermott, Will & Emery's LosAngeles office. James W. Nelson, MBA'90, is an ap­plications officer in the supervision and regulationand loans department of the Federal Reserve Bank ofChicago. He lives with his wife, Diane, and son,Clark, in Libertyville, IL.Jill L. Olson, AB'90, married Peter H. de Jong,AB'90, in Madison, WI, on June 20. Attending thewedding were: the bride's father, E. Burt Olson, Jr.,SB'61; the groom's father, JamesF. de Jong, AM'66;the groom's great-uncle, Russell de Yong, MBA'54;best man J. Derek Hartman, AB'90; groomsmanManeeshArora, AB'90; usher Edward Lin, AB'89;and bridesmaids Stephanie Cox, AB'90, AM'91,and Ellen Reap Merwin, AB '90. Also attending wereMichelle Benig, AB'90; Margaret Bowser, AB'90;Phillip Dolcimascolo, AB'90; Kenneth Fenner,AB'65; Chris Ivers Fenner, AB'65, MAT'70, ateacher at the Lab Schools; William Gernon, SB' 59,MD'63; Andrea Schmidt Gernon, AB'61; JohnGernon, AB'85; Martin Heilmann, AB'90; Kathleen Lin, AB'90; Jennifer Lynch, AB'90,Alan Schafer, AB'90; and Russell Zwolinski,AB'89.91 David J. Cohen, AB'91, is in his secondyear at Temple University School of Law andworking at the Philadelphia District Attorney's officein the Municipal Court unit. John M. Dierking,AB'91, has offices in Oakland, San Francisco, andWalnut Creek, CA, where he works for Citibank FSBCalifornia as an assistant manager in corporate audit.David M. Frankel, MBA'91, is an associate in thestrategic planning and marketing section of HermanSmith Associates, the hospital and health care divisionof Coopers & Lybrand. Brad Lander, AB '91, see1989, Shoshana Elkin Waskow. Suzanne D. Lund,AM'91, see 1987, Christopher A. Miller. Eric Rynes,AB '91, spent last summer studying violin at the As­pen (CO) Music School and is now studying physicsat the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Joyce Mulholland St. Clair, MBA'91, is a vice presi­dent with the Northern Trust Company in Chicago.She, husband Sean, and their daughter live in OakPark,IL. .92 Gwendolyn Marshall Andrey, JD '92, is anassociate in the litigation department of Me­Dermott, Will & Emery's Chicago office. Earl T.Cunningham, MBA'92, is executive vice president ofEklind Tool Company in Chicago. Mark S. Golen­zer, MBA'92, is a second vice president with the Lin­coln National Investment Management Company inFort Wayne, IN.DEATHSFACULTYH. Stanley Bennett, professor emeritus ofbiologi­cal and medical sciences at the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill, died August 9 at the Quadran­gle retirement community in Haverford, PA. Hetaughtatthe University of Chicago from 1961 to 1969,serving as dean of the biological sciences division anddirecting the newly established laboratories for cell bi­ology. Survivors include his wife, Alice; three daugh­ters; a son; three sisters; and 12 grandchildren.Allan D. Bloom, PhB'49, AM'53, PhD'55, theJohn U. Nef distinguished service professor in theCommittee on Social Thought and co-director of theOlin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice ofDemocracy, died October 7 at Bernard Mitchell Hos­pital of a bleeding peptic ulcer. He was 62. Bloom wasthe author of numerous articles and eight books, in­cluding The Closing of the American Mind: HowHigher Education has Failed Democracy and Impov­erished the Souls ofToday's Students, a book that chal­lenged the value of moral relativism on Americancampuses (the best-seller was excerpted, with an in­terview of Bloom, in the Summer/87 Magazine). Hiscritical translation of The Republic of Plato, publishedin 1968, is used in college courses throughout thecountry. Among survivors are his mother and stepfa­ther, and a sister.Douglas Esse, AM'77, PhD'82, an assistant pro­fessor at the Oriental Institute and in Near Eastern lan­guages and civilizations, died of cancer October 13 inhis Hyde Park home. Specializing in village life dur­ing the Early Bronze Age, he helped lead digs in Israelfor the last 16 years. His 1991 book, Trade, Subsis­tence and Social Change in Early Bronze Age Pales­tine, describes the development of urban life in theNear East. Survivors include his wife, Ann; a son; adaughter; his parents; and two sisters. Leon Jacobson, MD'39, the Joseph Regensteinprofessor emeritus in medicine and former dean of thebiological sciences division and the Pritzker School ofMedicine, died of complications from lung cancerSeptember 20 at Bernard Mitchell Hospital. He was81. A physician with the Manhattan Project and a pio­neer in radiation biology and in the development ofchemotherapy for the treatment of cancer, Jacobsonwas one of the fathers of modern medicine. Amongsurvivors are his wife, Elise; a son, Eric Paul Jacob­son, MBA' 71 ; a daughter; and six grandchildren.Joseph Kitagawa, PhD'51, former dean and pro­fessor emeritus in the Divinity School, died October 7at Bernard Mitchell Hospital of pneumonia, the resultof complications from a stroke suffered in January. Hewas 77. Internationally known for his work in the histo­ry of religions, especially his scholarship on the reli­gions of the East, he founded the History of ReligionsJournal in 1960 with Mircea Eliade. His numerousbooks include Religion of the East, Spiritual Libera­tion and Human Freedom in Contemporary Asia, andThe Christian Tradition: Beyond its European Captiv­ity. A member of the Chicago faculty since 1951, heserved as dean of the Divinity School from 1970 to1980. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Rose Kita­gawa, PhD' 51; a daughter; and two sisters.Stuart J.F. Landa, a professor of surgery, died July26. A plastic surgeon, he was known nationally for hiswork with trauma victims and patients with head andneck cancers. During the 1960s, he served on medicalmissions to war victims in South Vietnam, Tunisia,and Lebanon. Survivors include his wife, Marita;three daughters; a son; two granddaughters; and abrother.George L. Playe, professor emeritus in romancelanguages and literatures at the University, died Octo­ber 16 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix,AZ. He was 75. Dean of undergraduate students fromUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 751959 to 1971, he also chaired the department of ro­mance languages and literatures from 1953 to 1959,receiving the Quantrell award for excellence in under­graduate teaching in 1957. Among survivors are hiswife, Joan; a son; a daughter; and four grandchildren.Paul D. Voth, SM'30, PhD'33, professor emeritusin biology, died September 20 at his Moundridge, KS,home after a long illness. He was 87. An expert onmosses, he spent much of his career studying theIi verwort. For many years he served as the editor of theBotanical Gazette, and in 1940 received the Quantrellaward for excellence in undergraduate teaching.Among survivors are his wife, Selma; two daughters;eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.19105Edward E. Blankenstein, SB'18, PhD'23, diedSeptember 17. Survivors include his wife, GladysHermann Blankenstein, PhB '29.19205Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle, SB'20, retired athletic di­rector and special assistant to the president at ButlerUniversity, died in his sleep September 23 at the age of92. Spending more than seven decades at Butler,Hinkle-a varsity football, basketball, and baseballplayer as a Chicago undergraduate-was best knownfor his basketball coaching, although he was also awinning coach of baseball and football. Survivors in­clude two daughters, two sisters, seven grandchildren,and eight great-grandchildren.Albert E. Oldham, SM '21, a petroleum geologist,died September 5 in Dallas. Vice president and chiefgeologist at American Liberty Oil from the late 1930sto 1951, he worked as an independent geologist untilhis death. Among survivors are his wife, Mary Esther;a son; a daughter; seven grandchildren; and two great­grandchildren.George F. Sisler, AM'21, a business consultantand retired vice president of First National Bank ofChicago, died September 24 at the age of 95. Heserved as the first lay president of the Church Federa­tion of Greater Chicago, was elected an Illinois staterepresentative at large in 1964, and was past presidentof the United Nations Association of Illinois. He re­ceived the U of C Alumni Medal in 1962. Survivorsinclude a sister.Daniel J. Cohn, PhB'23, died recently. Survivorsinclude his wife, Elizabeth Oppenheimer Cohn,PhB'26.James M. Bradford, SB'26, retired professor ofphysics at Muskingum College, died July 4 in Zanes­ville, OH. He also taught at Beloit College, the U ofC,George Williams College, and YMCA College.Among survivors are his wife, Mary; two daughters;one sister; and six grandchildren.Daniel M. Kingsley, SB'26, MD'32, an ortho­paedic physician, died June 18 at his home in Alexan­dria, LA. For years the only bone doctor in centralLouisiana, he conducted free clinics at Huey P. LongHospital and ran the King Rand Polio Center. Survi­vors include his wife, Helen; two daughters; one son;and two grandchildren.Helen MacGill Hughes, AM'27, PhD'37, whosecontributions spanned many decades of sociology,died April 29 in Baltimore. Her dissertation, Newsand the Human Interest Story, published in 1940, wasreprinted as a classic in 1984. From 1944 until 1961she was an editor for the American Journal of Sociolo­gy and she edited or coauthored 11 books as well asnumberous articles. President of the Eastern Socio­logical Association and vice president of the Ameri­can Sociological Association, she was a founder of So­ciologists for Women in Society. Suvivors include twodaughters, Helen Hughes Brock and ElizabethHughes Schneewind, AB'59.76 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992Russell Dolling Harkness, SB'28, former chairand CEO of the United Mutual Savings Bank in Taco­ma, WA, died July 30 in Tacoma at age 86. Survivorsinclude his wife, Marjorie; two sons; one daughter;and five granddaughters.Carl H. Henrikson, Jr., PhB'28, former presidentof Crosley-SD Surveys, a market research firm inNew York, died July 18 of congestive heart failure inMinnesota. He was 92. Survivors include his wife,Ruth; a son; a daughter; two sisters; and sevengrandchildren.Eugene Staley, PhD'28, an economist who taughtat the University from 1931 until 1937, died in Febru­ary of 1989. Among survivors are his wife, Phyllis; a.son; a daughter; and sister-in-law Anita ParkerPaige, AM'30.Froelich Rainey, PhB '29, died October 11 of can­cer in Cornwall, England. He was 85. Head of the Mu­seum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Uni­versity of Pennsylvania from 1947 until 1976, hedeveloped the Peabody Award-winning televisionprogram, What in the World. Survivors include hiswife, Marina; a daughter; a sister; and twograndchildren.George H. Westerman, PhB'29, vice president ofCarbit Paint Company in Chicago, died October 20.Survivors include his wife, Leah.19305Richard Grossman, PhB'30, a retired partner inthe law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, died September27 in Highland Park Hospital. A corporate and bank­ing lawyer who represented the Airlines CoordinatingCommittee, he played a key role in negotiations thathelped create O'Hare International Airport. Amongsurvivors are his wife, Jean; two sons; and a daughter.Louise Ederheimer Mora, PhB'30, died June 16.Survivors include a son, Jeffrey.Carl E. Moses, X'30, a retired petroleum geolo­gist, died May 7, 1991. Survivors include his wife,Katherine Sherman Moses, AB'33.David Bodian, SB'31, PhD'34, MD'37, a medicalscientist and teacher whose work helped lay thegroundwork for the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines,died September 28 of Parkinson's disease at JohnsHopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 82. Amongsurvivors are his wife, Elinor; three daughters; twosons; three sisters; and a brother.Joseph R. Odell, X'31, founder and CEO for 60years of Odell, Inc. , in Wilmette, died September 4 ina Clearwater, FL, nursing home. Survivors includehis wife, Verna; three daughters; ten grandchildren;and two great-grandchildren.George S. Tanner, AM' 31 , died September 2 at theage of95. A teacher of religion and director of the Lat­ter Day Saints Institute in Idaho from 1931 to 1960, heresearched and wrote on the history of the Latter DaySaints until his death. Survivors include his son,George S. Tanner, Jr.LouiseE. Killie, SB'32, AM'44, died August 15 inChicago. Survivors include a sister, Alberta R. Kil­lie, X'33, and a cousin, Frank R. Killie, SM'29,PhD'34.Fritz Leiber, PhB'32, a well-known science fictionand fantasy writer, died September 5 in San Franciscoof a stroke. Awards for his fiction included six Hugos,three Nebulas, and a Grand Master Nebula. Amongsurvivors are his wife, Margo; a son, Justin V.Leiber, AB'58, AM'60, PhD'67; two granddaugh­ters; and two great-grandchildren.Paul Stagg, SB'32, son of famed U of C footballcoach Amos Alonzo Stagg, died September 4 in SouthHolland, IN. A quarterback for three years atthe Uni­versity, he coached in Oregon and California beforemoving to Homewood, IL. Survivors include his wife,Virginia Russell Stagg, PhB'37; a daughter, a son,six grandchildren, and a brother. George L. Herbolsheimer III, PhB'33, JD'35, afounder of the Chicago law firm of Herbolsheimer,Lannon, Henson, Duncan & Reagan, died July 15 inthe University of Chicago Hospitals. Among survi­vors are his wife, Texie; a daughter; three sons, includ­ing George Herbolsheimer IV, MBA' 73 ; and two sis­ters, Henrietta Herbolsheimer, SB'36, MD'38,associate professor emeritus in the department ofmedicine, and Catherine Herbolsheimer Hoobler,SB'38.Dominic J. Raino, PhB' 33, died of cancer on Octo­ber 22, 1991. Survivors include his wife, Cleo RyboltRaino, PhB'34; four sons; and two daughters.Frank J. Waldenfels, PhB'33, former president ofFrank Waldenfels & Associates, a New York-basedconsulting firm, died June 2 at his Tryon, NC, horne.He was 82. Among survivors are his wife, Phy llis; tWOsons; one daughter; one brother; two sisters; and fourgrandchildren.John D. Abrahamson, AB'34, SM'36, died Sep­tember 21. Survivors include his wife, Erna KuehnAbrahamson, PhB'34, and a daughter.S; Wilfred Bach, PhB'34, died recently in Chica­go. Survivors include his son, Stanley I. Bach,AB'66.John Ford Beardsley, X'35, retired vice presidentofITT IHartford Insurance, died September 19. A deC­orated World War II naval officer, he served 35 monthSat sea. Survivors include three nieces, and severalgrandnieces and grandnephews.Benjamin Franklin Gurney, SB'35, SM'38, a re­tired endodontist who held seven patents on dentalpharmaceuticals, died August 3 in Hartford, WI.Among survivors are his wife, Jane Herbert Gur'ney, X'35; two sons; a daughter; one brother; and tWOgrandchildren.William Gilbert, AB '36, professor emeritus of his­tory at the University of Kansas, died September 14 athis Lawrence, KS, home. Survivors include his wife,Edwyna, and a brother..Genevieve Fish Lewis, AB'37, died August 30 InBoulder, CO, at age 77. Among survivors are her huS-band, Harry; a son; and a grandson. .Wilson L. Newman, X'37, died September 9 at hiSHyde Park home. Survivors include his daughter,Alice Newman Mulberry, AM'62; and a cousin,Ella O. Wilkes, SM'31.Herbert Pomerance, SB'37, PhD'50, an OakRidge National Laboratory physicist and an arnateUrmusician, died in his sleep September 9 at his oaJ(Ridge, TN, home. Survivors include his wife,Eleanor; a son; a sister; a brother, Eugene C. po'merance, SB'42, MBA'47; and a cousin, Kay po'merance Torshen, PhD'69.Blossom Tavrov Porte, AB'37, a health care con­sultant who founded Health Education Publications,.11Chicago company that produces newsletters in rnedl-cal and health-care fields, died October 9 in North­western Memorial Hospital. Among survivors are he�husband, Ned H. Porte, SB'35, SM'38; two sons,and two grandchildren .. Carol�. Rehm, �B '3�, a physi�ian �n private pr�cdnee and With the University of California systern, dl�August 26 in Fallbrook, CA. Among survivors are hiSwife, Annamarie; two sons; two daughters; six grand­children; and two brothers.Dorothy Dodge Wickert, SB'38, died March 16.Survivors include her husband, Frederic R. Wic�'ert, PhD'38.19405Josephine Edwards Hughes, SB'40, an elernenta�ry school teacher in Chicago for 25 years, died AUgu�6 after a stroke. Among survivors are two brothers antwo sisters.Mary Bozeman Janavitz, AM' 40, died in Tucsof),AZ, on July 29. Survivors include her son, Carl.Richard B. Berlin, MD'42, for 39 years a surgeonwith Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, died April 1,1991. Survivors include his wife, Naomi, and abrother.George William Baugher, X' 43, a retired struc­tural engineer who coached swimming at Northwest­ern University, died June 24. Survivors include hisWife, Marilyn Sill Baugher, X'43; ason; a daughter;a brother, John O. Baugher, SB'37, MD'41; and fivegrandchildren.James D. Little, PhB'44, retired executive vicepresident and director of the Columbia Gas System,Inc., died June 19 after a long illness. Survivors in­clude his wife, Mary, and two daughters.Shel Newberger, AB'44, an Evanston civic leaderWhose main project was the construction of the city'spublic library building, died August 19. He was thef?under and owner of Apollo Containers, Inc. , and re­tIred in 1985 when the business closed. Survivors in­clude his wife, Natalie Bernard Newberger,PhB'45; three sons; a daughter; a sister; nine grand­children; and four cousins, including Dawn N. Thon,A.B'37, AM'47, and Cerna Sampson Hirsch,PhB'32.Judge Howard T. Savage, JD'45, appointed an as­SOciate judge for the Cook County Circuit Court in1�85 and previously an appellate defense attorney,d�ed October 7 at the age of 72. Among survivors arehIS Wife, Ruth; a son; three daughters; and agranddaughter.Arthur T. Mosher, PhD' 46, a former president oft�e international Agricultural Development Council,dIed September 27 at his Black Mountain, NC, home.Be was 82. Among survivors are his wife, Alice; adaughter; three sons; and five grandchildren.Albert Rees, AM'47, PhD'50, a labor economistWho was the chief inflation monitor in Gerald Ford'sadrninistration, provost of Princeton University, andPresident of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, died Sep­ternber 5 of cancer in Princeton, NJ. With GeorgeSchultz, former secretary of state and dean of the Uni­�ersity'S School of Business, he was th� .author. of.a�ndrnark study on the employment conditions of indi­V.ldual workers. Among survivors are his wife, Ma­rIanne; three sons; and a sister.. Elsa Lindenberg Yule, X'47, died in April. At thetIrne of her death she resided in Silver Spring, MD, and�as Working at IBM. Among survivors are a son and aaUghter.Malcolm Correll, PhD'48, founder and formerC?air of the Integrated Studies'program at the Univer­SIty of Colorado, died September 6 in Boulder, CO. He��so taught at the University of Chicago from 1943 tow.48 and from '1951 to 1952. Survivors include hislfe, Ruth; two sons; a daughter; a brother; and fourgrandchildren.EVelyn Harris Ginsburg, AM'49, asocial worker�nd teacher, died August 28 at St. Francis Hospital invanston. During her long career in Chicago, sheWorked for the Board of Education, the Jewish Com­�U?ity Center, the U ofC, Loyola University, and thenIVersity of Illinois at Chicago. Among survivors:re her husband, Jacob Ginsburg, AM'50; a daugh­er; a brother' and a sistert Eugene G.' Miller, MD' 49, former medical direc­tor for the California Medical Association, died Sep­re�ber 26, 1991, in San Francisco at age 68. Since hiso��rernent in 1978, Miller was an active member andl ICer of the University of California's Center for/arning in Retirement, a docent for the CaliforniaA.�aderny of Sciences, and a participant in the Paloto-based Reading for the Blind program.di Walter L. Shirley, Jr., X' 49, died October 5 in In­�anapolis at the age of 66. A sales manager fortiv OUldings Co. , and then a manufacturer's representa­'W: e for Walter Shirley Co., he also served in Worldte;r II. Survivors include his wife, Marian; a daugh-, two sons; three brothers; and five grandchildren. Seymour Weiss, AM' 49, a retired defense and for­eign policy expert who was a top State Department of­ficial and adviser to President Ronald Reagan, diedSeptember 23 of liver cancer at his Bethesda, MD,home. He was 67. Among survivors are his wife,Deane; two sons; a daughter; and four grandchildren.Arthur F. Wendel, MD'49, died of kidney cancerFebruary 2. He had a private practice in Port Angeles,WA, from 1952 until his retirement in 1985.19505Standau E. Weinbrecht, JD'55, former assistantgeneral counsel in charge of the National Labor Rela­tions Board's advice, legal research, and policy plan­ning branch, died August 27 after undergoing a hearttransplant at the Medical College of Virginia. Survi­vors include his wife, Ruby, and two brothers.William L. Foreman, JD'56, an attorney with theChicago law firm of Rogers, Rogers, Strayhorn &Hart, died October 10 at his South Side home. Heserved as general counsel until 1981 for Region V ofthe Community Services Administration, a federalagency that has since been dissolved. Among survi­vors are his wife, Mary; two sons; a daughter, NancyAlexander, AB'80; two stepdaughters; five grand­children; and two great-grandchildren.Darrel E. Christensen, AM'59, died August 2after a kidney transplant. Survivors include his wife,Renate.19605William N. Dawes, MBA' 60, of Concord, MA,died of prostate cancer on September 10. Survivors in­clude his wife, Claiborne; a son; and a daughter.Judith Aasen Peterson, AM'63, died October 8 inMarinette, WI. She had spent the past 20 years work­ing in the mental health field, most recently withADAPT as manager of short-term services.Adrienne J. Smith, AM'63, PhD'66, a psycholo­gist who was a noted activist for lesbian and feministcauses, died of cancer August 10 in Illinois MasonicMedical Center. As one of the first openly lesbian psy­chologists in the American Psychological Associa­tion, she helped pressure the organization to stoptreating homosexual behavior as an illness. Survivorsinclude a brother and a sister.Frederick C. Stern, AM'63, an English professorat the University of Illinois at Chicago, died October18. A 1987 Fulbright fellow for a year in East Germa­ny, he also won the University of Illinois' Silver Circleaward for excellence in teaching. Among survivors arehis wife, Naomi Landy Stern, AM'70; three sons; adaughter; and six grandchildren.Berna Rosenthal Polikoff, AM'65, a psychiatricsocial worker for Round Lake schools, died of cancerSeptember 22 in Highland Park Hospital. An artistwhose work appeared in Evanston galleries and artshows, she was also studying art therapy. Surviviorsinclude her husband, Alan; a son; a daughter; herparents; and a sister.19705Douglas A. Harmon, MBA' 73 , chair of the boardsof Sabreliner Corp. in St. Louis, MO, and ThamesPharmacal Co. of Ronkonkoma, NY, died of stomachcancer on September 10 in New York. He was 45. Sur­vivors include his wife, Mary Blanock Harmon,MBA'74; a daughter; a son; his mother, Beatrice, andfather, Alexander Harmon, AB'43, MBA'49; andtwo sisters.Anne E. Wallace, AM'70, a clinical social workerwho worked most recently for Kaiser Department ofPsychiatry in Oakland, died of a sudden illness in SanFrancisco on August 21. She is survived by her broth­er and sister. Stephen A. Peduto, AB'76, died July 1 at CabriniMedical Center in New York of pneumonia and otherAIDS-related complications. He was 36, and hadgraduated from New York Law School with top hon-:ors four weeks earlier. He is survived by his compan­ion, Richard Skinner; his parents, and a sister.19805Gregory Gerard Corbeill, JD'87, died July 29, af­ter a long battle with brain cancer. He was 29. Survi­vors include his wife, Andrea Paley Corbeill, JD' 87;his parents; and a sister.NOTICE OF DEATHRECEIVEDEvelina Wilhemina Ehrmann, SB'17, MD'21.Marion White Eiseman, PhB'20, AM'40,February.Ralph W. Elston, SB'20, MD'23.Joseph R. Thomas, PhB'20, January 1991.Julia Taylor Senstius, PhB '21.Earle C. Fuller, PhB'22.Truman E. Caylor, MD'23, July 1988.Joseph D. Lipkin, PhB'23, February.Isabel Perry Main, PhB'23, MAT'29, July.Alison R. Bryan, AM'24, September.James M. Bradford, SM'26, July.Bernard Ginsberg, SB'26, PhD'29, August.Marian Barnes, SB'27, October.Edvin Brye, MAT'27, October 1987.Bertha Lurey Elston, PhB'28.Mary Loeb Grunsfeld, X'28.Mildred New Schulte, PhB'28, January 1990.Daniel A. Costigan, X'29.Joseph L. Eisendrath, PhB'29.Lillian Johnston Grossman, AM'29, July 1990.Priscilla Kellogg Lewis, PhB'29, December 1991.Gladys Sanders, AM'30.Julie Grenier, PhB'32, AM'43, September.Khacher H. Tutunjian, MD'32.Richard E. Clark, PhB'33, AM'34, September.Marie Tragnitz Dubberstein, PhB'33, March.Dallas E. Patt, PhB'34, November 1991.Harold Saffir, SB'35, July.Eleanor Kempner Freed Stem, PhB'35, May.Charity Harris Morse, X'36, July.Sidney B. Cutright, Jr., X'37.Walter D. Loban, AM'37.Robert C. Adair, AB'38, April.Julia Bohil Albrecht, PhB'38, May.John A. Blatnik, X'38.Frank E. Carey, X'38, June.Oliver R. Luerssen, AB'38, MBA'39, July.Vera O. Mead, AM'38.Alfred T. De Groot, PhD'39, May.John H. Palmer, X'40, May 1991.Alice S. Peterson, AM'40.Ruth Olson Stewart, AM'40.Joseph James Molkup, AB' 41, May.Donald W. Connor, SB'43, SM'48, PhD'60, May.Donald B. McKnight, AB'43, MBA'47.Louise C. Johnson, BLS'44, August.Gladys Shellene Stanley, SB'44.Howard G. Reiser, MD'45, May.Sara McNeilly De Lashmutt, AM'48.Homer C. Harlan, AM'48, PhD'75.FlorenceA. Nelson, AB'49, AM'51, February.Durward West, AH'49, June 1991.L. Rene Gaiennie, MBA' 51, July.Annette Klein, AM'54.Cyril Trayford, PhD'57, June.Weking F. Schroder, AB' 58.Edna L. Christopher, AM'59.Robert C. Axtell, MBA'61, June.Richard W. Cray, MBA'66.Fred T. Plog III, AM'68, PhD'69, June.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 77BOOKS by AlumniARTS a LETTERSSteven C. Dubin, AM'76, PhD'82, Arresting Im­ages: Impolite Art and Uncivil Actions (Routledge). InNew York City, the NEA rescinded funds it hadpledged to an exhibit confronting the devastation of theAIDS epidemic. In Florida, a music store owner and arap music group were prosecuted for the alleged ob­scenity of a record album. Through these and other ex­amples, the author examines provacative art and thesubsequent social and political reactions to suchworks.Donald L. Dyer, AM'82, PhD'90, UVrd Order inthe Simple Bulgarian Sentence: A Study in Grammar,Semantics, and Pragmatics (Editions Rodopi, B.v.).This work seeks not only to determine the varieties ofBulgarian sentence word order, but also to justifythose varieties through a characterization of commu­nicative function.David Karel, PhD'74, The Dictionary of French­Speaking Artists in North America (Laval UniversityPress and the Musee du Quebec). With 5,357 bio­graphies of painters, sculptors, engravers, draughts­men, photographers, and gold- and silversmiths whospoke French as their mother tongue, lived or traveledin North America, and were born before 1901, thisdictionary covers artists from the Yucatan Peninsula tothe Beaufort Sea, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.Robert J. Morton, AM'84, The Modern Review(The Ariel Press). This is an anthology of short sto­ries, poetry, and photography.Charles Wegener, AB' 42, PhD' 50, The Disciplineof Taste and Feeling (University of Chicago Press).Devoted to the reflective analysis of the cultivation ofindividual taste, the author's discussion is directed to asearch for the norms that tell us how we use our intelli­gence, our imagination, and our senses in developingour personal sense of taste.BIOGRAPHYJames M. Buchanan, PhD'48, Better Than Plow­ing and Other Personal Essays (University of ChicagoPress). These 12 autobiographical essays recount andclarify the major influences on Buchanan's unusual in­tellectual career. In addition to earning the 1986 NobelPrize in economics, Buchanan is recognized as thetheoretical inspiration for much of the Reagan era's ec­onomic philosophy, the father of public choice theory,and a powerful exponent of libertarian ideals-and hestill hoes his own cabbages.Dan B. Genung, AM'40, DB'41, Death in HisSaddlebags (Sunflower University Press). This bio­graphical history' of the Arizona territory from 1863until statehood is based on the memoirs of the author'sgrandfather, Charles B. Genung, who lived among theYavapai, Native Americans whose culture nearly dis­appeared when they were forced to live on the samereservation as their enemies, the Apache.Warren R. Maurer, AM'57, UnderstandingGerhart Hauptmann (University of South CarolinaPress). This book reintroduces a writer who dominat­ed the German literary scene from the late-19th to themid-20th century. The author of some 50 plays, 25novels and shorter prose works, half-a-dozen verseepics, and numerous poems, Hauptmann received the1912 Nobel Prize for Literature.George A. Weckman, AM'65, PhD '69, My Broth­ers' Place: An American Lutheran Monastery(Brunswick Publishing Corporation). This bookstarts with the story of Father Arthur Carl Kreinhe­der's monastic, liturgical, and ecumenical efforts, and78 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992the Lutheran monastery he tried to establish in Michi­gan. The author goes on to discuss the questions raisedby the story-most pointedly, Why is it so difficult forAmericans to make monastic commitments?BUSINESS AND ECONOMICSJohn R. Boatright, AM'66, PhD'71, Ethics andthe Conduct of Business (Prentice Hall). This compre­hensive textbook for a college-level or MBA courseuses ethical theory to provide a foundation for the dis­cussion of a wide range of problems in the conduct ofbusiness.Roger G. Ibbotson, PhD'74, and Gary P. Brinson,Global Investing: The Professional s Guide to theWorld Capital Markets (McGraw-Hill). This bookprovides institutional facts and tracks worldwide re­turn data on all major asset classes, analyzing these re­turns in relation to risk, marketability, taxation, andinformation costs.Feeling older (see Fiction and Poetry)CRITICISMPhilip C. Kolin, AM'67, editor, Confronting Ten­nessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire: Essays inCritical Pluralism (Greenwood Press). Williams'classic play is analyzed from diverse critical schools­Marxist, feminist, reader-response, mythic, forma­list, deconstructive, and cultural/ethnographic-by15 distinguished scholars from the U. S., England, andGermany.EDUCATIONCharlotte Digregorio, AM'79, fuu Can Be a Col­umnist (Civetta Press). Digregorio, a former colum­nist who now teaches college, offers a catchall, step­by-step guide to writing and marketing columns foreither working professionals or hobbyists who wish toprovide information on their fields of expertise. Burton W. Gorman, X'45, and William H. John­son, Successful Schooling for Everyone (National Ed­ucation Service). Starting with the premise that goodschools are not impersonal bureaucracies, but ratherdemocratic communities in which both students andteachers are responsible citizens, the authors set fortha plan of reforms for America's educational system.G. Parker Rossman, DB'44, The Emerging World­wide Electronic University: Information Age GlobalHigher Education (Greenwood Press). This volume inthe Contributions to the Study of Education Series dis­cusses, among other topics, the transcontinental ex­change of college courses via two-way television andcomputer conferencing, and electronic networkingprojects in international research.FICTION AND POETRYWayne G. Booth, AM'47, PhD'50, The Art ofGrowing Older: Writers on Living and Aging (PO­seidon Press). Selected and with personal reflectionsby Booth, the University's George Pullman distin­guished service professor emeritus in English, this an­thology of poetry and prose addresses the process,problems, and promise of growing older. Among thewriters represented are Seneca and Petrarch, Mon­taigne and Confucius, Updike, Woolf, Beckett, andEliot.V. Valiska Gregory, AM'66, Happy Burpday,Maggie McDougal (Little, Brown & Co.). This chil­dren's book recounts the adventures of Maggie, whOneeds to buy a birthday present for her best friend,Bonkers, but spent all her money at a baseball game.Maggie's solution involves imagination, thinkingabout what Bonkers really likes, and a lucky find in hergrandmother's attic.Donald R. Hettinga, AM'77, PhD'83, and Gar)'D. Schmidt, editors, Sitting at the Feet of the Past: Re­telling the North American Folktale for Children(Greenwood Publishing Group). The four major tr�­ditions of North American folktales-Native Amen­can, African American, Western European, andAmerican "Tall Tales" -are separately presented,each with an introductory survey and a selection of eS­says by writers and scholars.James L. Weil, AB'50, Something Given: Ji?ry Se­lected Poems, 1964�1991 (Kelly-Winterton Press).Mitsuye Yasutake Yamada, AM'53, Camp NoteSand Other Poems (Kitchen Table: Women of ColorPress). This new edition was published in observanceof the 50th anniversary of the 1942 Executive Order9066 incarcerating 120,000 Japanese-Americans-­including Yamada and her family-in U.S. concentra­tion camps during WWII.Mitsuye Yasutake Yamada, AM'53, andSarieSa-chie Hylkema, editors, Sowing Ti Leaves: Writings bYMulticultural Women (Multicultural Women Writers).This collection of personal narratives, poems, shortstories, and essays encompasses a wide range of expe­riences formed out of a variety of cultures, yet shares acommon experience-the struggle to survive in a ma­jority culture as women.Arlene Kirschenbaum Zide, PhD'82, editot, InTheir Own Ttbice: The Penguin Anthology of Con tern­porary Indian Women Poets (Penguin Books Ltd.)·GAY STUDIESRichard D. Mohr, AB'n, Gay Ideas: Outing atOther Controversies (Beacon Press). This book adresses, in diverse and often unexpected ways, h?Wgays ought to represent themselves in the face of an 1!1-creasingly threatening climate of homophobia, re­pression, and violence. Mohr offers an ethical defe�s:of outing, criticizes ACT UP for misunderstandl!1!1rights, and argues that society's treatment of gay meJand lesbians has affected for the worse the generastate of civil liberties in America..ISTORY /CURRENT EVENTSM. L. Brick, AM'81, editor, Ideas and Events:Professing History by Leonard Krieger (University of�hicago Press). Krieger, who was professor emeritus�n the University's history department until his deathIn 1990, helped compile this core collection of his�ost important essays, which cover a range of topics,Including the history of ideas, early modern politicalhistory, German political history, and the works of He­gel and Marx.Michael Khodarkovsky, AM'81, PhD'87, WhereTwo Worlds Met: The Russian State and the Kalmyk'!omads, 1600-1771 (Cornell University Press). Dur­Ing the 17th and 18th centuries, the expanding Russianempire was embroiled in a dramatic confrontationWith the nomadic Kalmyks who had moved westwardfrom Inner Asia. Drawing on Russian and Turkishsources, the author offers a new interpretation of thislong and destructive conflict.MEDICINE AND BEALTBCharles L. Bosk, AM'73, PhD'76, All God's Mis­takes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital(University of Chicago Press). Genetic testing has be­come so precise that doctors can detect even the mostsUbtle defects in fetuses at almost any time in a preg­nancy. But what happens when a woman is told she iscarrying a damaged fetus? What advice is given tothose at risk of bearing genetically defective children?EXamining several individual cases, the author revealsthe process by which physicians and other health pro­fessionals help their patients make tough decisionsabout genetic problems and pregnancies .:.R.ita W. McCleary, AB'74, AM'88, ConversingW.lth Uncertainty: Practicing Psychotherapy in a Hos­Pital Setting (The Analytic Press). The author reflectson the role of clinical theory for psychotherapeutictraining and practice in terms of a particular case, andargues that a narrative case study offers a unique win­d�w to comprehending the type of reflection that cul­tnlnates in psychotherapeutic knowing.Donald Ross, Terence English, and Roxane Mc­�ay, MD '70, Principles of Cardiac Diagnosis and;e.atment-A Surgeons' Guide (Springer-Verlag).d .hls small book presents an overview of modern car-lac Surgery for both pre- and post-graduate medicalStUdents and allied health professionals.POLITICAL SCIENCE/LAW. Carl Baar, AM'63, PhD'69, One Trial Court: Pos­s�bilities and Limitations (Canadian Judicial Coun­�I�). This book examines reforms designed to simplify. rial court organization in three American states­InclUding Illinois-and three Canadian provinces.<1 Nachman Ben-Yehuda, AM'76, PhD'77, Political/sassinations by Jews: A Rhetorical Device for Jus­lCe (State University of New York Press). Political as­�.Ssinations by Jews in Palestine and Israel are placedth�thin their particular cultural matrix to describe howp IS specific form of killing has been conceptualized asart of an alternative system of justice.<1 Irwin Garfinkel, AM'67, Assuring Child Support:ti n EXtenSion of Social Security (Russell Sage Founda­�on). This critique of the current system of court­g andated support and federal assistance programs ar­a�es that such programs foster irresponsibility amongfo:e�t parents and encourages welfare dependenceg SIngle mothers. Garfinkel's answer is a new pro­d ratn: the Child Support Assurance System, which heescrlbes in detail.G .Andrew R. Gillin, JD'68, co-author, Californiafoov�rnment Tort Liability Practice, 3rd edition (Cali­ex�nl� Continuing Education of the Bar). This bookSUO tnInes both the technical and legal aspects of law-lIs against public entities in California. Fashion statement (see Social Sciences)Leslie Friedman Goldstein, AB'65, AM'67, InDefense of the Text: Democracy and ConstitutionalTheory (Rowman and Littlefield). The author presentsa critical overview of the most prominent contempo­rary theories of constitutional interpretation and de­fends a moderate version oftextualism.Katherine Tate, AB'83, From Protest to Politics:The New Black J1Jters in American Elections (HarvardUniversity Press). Since 1984, largely as a result ofJesse Jackson's presidential bid, Blacks have beengalvanized politically. Drawing on a national surveyof Black Americans conducted during the 1984 and1988 presidential elections, Tate shows how this pro­cess manifested itself at the polls.SCIENCE AND TECBNOLOGYAnna K. Behrensmeyer, John D. Damuth, SM'76,PhD'82, WilliamA. DiMichele, Richard Potts, Hans­Dieter Sues, and Scott L. Wing, Terrestrial Ecosys­tems Through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology ofTerrestrial Plants and Animals (University of Chic agoPress). Ajoint undertaking of the Evolution of Terres­trial Ecosystems Consortium at the National Museumof Natural History, the Smithsonian Institute, and 26additional researchers, this is the first survey of the en­tire ecological history of life on land=from the ear­liest traces of terrestrial organisms over 400 millionyears ago to the beginnings of human agriculture.John R. Reitz, SM'47, PhD'49; Frederick J.Milford; and Robert W. Christy, AA'42 , SM'50,PhD'53; Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory, 4thed. (Addison Wesley Publishing). Designed for un­dergraduates studying electricity and magnetism, thisbook has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese,Italian, and Japanese. The new edition focuses onelectromagnetic waves inside materials and the use ofcomputers for problem-solving.Jasprit Singh, SM'76, PhD'81, Physics of Semi­conductors and their Heterostructures (MacGraw­Hill). This textbook is designed for graduate-levelelectrical engineers and physicists.SOCIAL SCIENCESFred Davis, AM'51, PhD'58, Fashion, Culture,and Identity (University of Chicago Press). What doour clothes say about who we are or who we think we are? This study examines fashion's symbolic sourcesin Western culture-particularly those that touch ongender, social status, and sexuality-and the role fash­ion plays in negotiating "identity messages."Mitchell Duneier, AM'85, PhD'92, Slim's Table:Race, Respectability, and Masculinity (University ofChicago Press). This profile of the men who gather atthe Valois ("See Your Food") cafeteria in Hyde Parkattacks the media-reinforced stereotypes which re­strict blacks to one of two groups-the ghetto under­class or the so-called middle-class role models.Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, AM'75,PhD'78, On the Economics of Marriage (WestviewPress). Developing a general theory of marriage thatdraws on economic analysis, this book considers waysin which the supply and demand of male and femalepartners affects marriage, cohabitation, labor supply,and divorce.JanetH. Johnson, AB'67, PhD'72, editor, Life in aMulti-Cultural Society: Egyptfrom Cambyses to Con­stantine and Beyond (Oriental Institute Press). Mostof the papers presented at a September 1990 symposi­um of the same name are included in this volume,which discusses the range of materials and approachesthat must be considered in the study of complex so­cieties, especially societies preserving several cultur­al or ethnic traditions.Richard L. Jasnow, AM'86, PhD'88, A Late Peri­od Hieratic Wisdom Text (Oriental Institute Press).This papyrus, dated to the fifth or fourth centuries a.c.,contains a wisdom text of considerable interest­especially to classicists and biblical scholars-as it isone of the few literary works written in the hieraticscript known from the Late period in Egypt.Charles Keil,AM'64, PhD'79, Angeliki VellosKeil, AM'68, and Dick Blau, Polka Happiness (Tem­ple University Press). Interviews, personal reflec­tions, and photographs of dancers polka-ing all overthe country are combined with an exploration of pol­ka's European roots and the history of America'sChicago and Eastern styles.David E. Leary, PhD '77, and Sigmund Koch, edi­tors, A Century of Psychology as Science (AmericanPsychological Association). This expanded edition ofa 1985 volume contains reviews and assessments ofmajor developments within psychology's various sub­fields, and between psychology and other disciplines,over the past century.Jean-Claude Gardin and Christopher S. Peebles,AB'63, editors, Representations in Archaeology (In­diana University Press). In this book an internationalgroup of scholars explores archaeological interpreta­tion and explanation from three perspectives: struc­tural, semiotic, and symbolic. Essays include a criti­cal analysis of how the past is presented to thecontemporary public, and a discussion of the use andsignificance of the archaeological term "site."Judith Vollmar Torney-Porta, AM'62, PhD'65,and Helen Haste, editors, The Growth of Political Un­derstanding (Jossey-Bass). This 1992 volume in theNew Directions for Child Development Series con­ceptualizes political socialization as a process ofgrowth in political understanding, and views such so­cialization as a product of both individual and socialconstruction of knowledge.Peter J. Venturelli, AM'78, PhD'81, Weldon Wit­ters, and Glen Hanson, Drugs and Society, Third Edi­tion (Jones and Bartlett Publishers). A comprehensiveintroduction to drug use, this volume is completely re­vised from the previous edition. Presented are both so­ciological and pharmacological perspectives regard­ing the use and abuse of licit and illicit drugs.For inclusion in "Books by Alumni," pleasesend the name of the book, its author, its pub­Iisher, and a short synopsis to the Books Editor,University of Chicago Magazine, 5757 WoodlawnAve., Chicago, IL 60637.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 79BacCamera.shy BAD PHOTOGRAPHERS BEENaround to document the day theUniversity of Chicago officiallyopened, they would have foundan unfinished institution, physically and ad­ministratively. Indeed, were it not for Presi­dent William Rainey Harper's insistence, theUniversity might not have opened that dayat all.In the frantic rush of that historic day, it ap­pears that no one thought to pick up a camerato record the moment for posterity. Indeed,says University archivist Daniel Meyer,AM'75, "there's very little documentation toshow the University actually existed on Octo­ber 1, 1892. We just have to take people's wordthat it was there. "The words of three people who were thereon opening day were published by the Univer­sity of Chicago Magazine during Chicago's25th anniversary celebration in 1915-16.Elizabeth Messick, '97-who was the firstwoman student to arrive on campus, a fewdays before the official October 1 opening­described her bewildering experience tryingto find the campus as she made her way by cabfrom Polk Station to' Hyde Park. "It wasdusk, " she wrote, "and I was eager to find theUniversity. before it was too dark to locateit. The cab man said he knew a druggist onthe corner who might help-us. : .. The drug-On the first day of its firstcentury, the University ofChicago was far fromphotogenic.80 UNIVERSITY OF CmCAGO MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 1992 gist said that a Mr. Harper lived just across thestreet, and that Mr. Harper was 'busy starting anew school out there. ,,, Because the women'sdormitory, the Beatrice, was unfinished, Har­per escorted her to a hotel, where some of thewomen faculty were temporarily encamped.When Messick and the other women stu­dents moved into the Beatrice on October 1,they found no beds or electricity. "I dare say,"wrote Theodore Hammond, University steward and an 1885 graduate of the old Universityof Chicago, "there are few young women whOwould care to repeat the experiences of thefirst few weeks in the Beatrice-sleeping inblankets on bare floors and studying by day­light, or not at all, were some of the least an­noying aspects." The male students, set up inan apartment building at 57th and Drexel,also temporarily suffered "an almost totallack of accommodations, " Hammond wrote.The situation was not much better for Chica­go's faculty, who "found abodes where theycould," wrote Professor Francis Shepardson."Some sought society in aristocratic Ken­wood. Others rented houses or flats in variousparts of Hyde Park, forced by grasping land­lords to take a three-years' contract at World'sFair rates or go homeless .... "Cobb Hall-then the University's sole ad­ministrative and academic headquarters _waSfurther along than the students' accommoda­tions, yet "there was much questioning wheth­er Cobb would be ready for use" on openingday, wrote Shepardson. "But the decree hadgone forth, and Dr. Harper always was a stick­ler for starting things on the day announced." Ateam of 30 laborers led by Harper and Hawmond worked throughout the night and intOmorning "by the none too brilliant light of tiolanterns, stripping, sorting and placing a quotaof desks, chairs and tables in each recitationroom and library, and sweeping out the crating,excelsior, burlap, and dust. "At 8:30 a.m., Cobb's doors officiallYopened, but to get to those doors studentSfound that-with no outside steps in place--­they had to walk across a 20-foot-Iong plank,"stretched over a yawning abyss, at the bO�:tom of which was mud and broken rock(Hammond's description). However, Shep­ardson insisted, "nobody cared" about tbelack of preparedness. "For, promptly at tbeappointed hour, the recitations began and themachinery of the University was set in motiOOjust as if it had been running for years. Therewas no sounding of trumpets, no openiO�speech, no official proclamation, no fuss anfeathers. The University of Chicago waS aEwork." - T. 0.Although no photos appear to have been t�:->en on opening day, this picture, above Ie},gives an idea of what the new-and barrett/'campus looked like in 1892.Picturesfrom an InstitutionThat's what the University of Chicago Magazine sends your way six times each year. A portfolio of portraits that drawsupon the ideas and accomplishments of the University and its people-teachers, researchers, students, and alumni.As we sketch in the details of an ever-chan g campus view, we depend upon your help for added colorand perspective. Your annual contribution (we est a gift of $15) goes a long way toward meeting the costs ofproducing a d mailing the MagaZine.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINERobie House, 5757 Woodlawn AvenueChicago, IL 60637ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTEDOf course, the Magazine will still come to you en if you don't choose to contribute. 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