DICK SWEENEY, moderator
Traditionally a new president sets the tone, direction, and pace of his administration during its first 100 days. Often a new president's first address to Congress provides major clues about where the administration is heading. Already the news pages and opinion columns are carrying mixed reviews on how well the administration is doing.
To evaluate what George Bush has done so far and what the outlook is for his presidency, Phi Beta Kappa has put together a panel of political scientists and economists. Ward Elliott of CMC`s government department, Daniel Mazmanian of the Graduate Center for Politics and Policy, and Nancy Burnett and Craig Stubblebine from CMC's economics department are the panelists; CMC economist Dick Sweeney chairs the no-holds-barred exchange of views. Everyone is invited, and there will be plenty of time set aside for comments and questions from the floor. Use the reservation form, if you wish to attend the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner prior to the panel.
Styron's novels have brought him major literary awards, broad critical notice, and a reputation for raising controversial issues. In The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) and Sophie's Choice (1979) Styron writes about two victims of oppression: a slave and a concentration camp survivor. Although some critics question his approach, most praise Styron for probing difficult subjects. He received both the Pulitzer Prize and the Howell's Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, while receiving the American Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination for Sophies Choice.
Styron, who is this year's Center for Humanistic Studies writer-in-residence, gave the address at last year's commencement. We are pleased that he is returning to our campus and hope that you can join him at the Athenaeum on Thursday, February 16, for a 5:30 reception, dinner at 6:00, and his presentation at 7:00. Please complete the coupon and return it to the Athenaeum.
Dr. Paul Saltman has done extensive laboratory and clinical research in nutrition, including work with athletes on San Diego's professional basketball and football teams. Over the years he has been on many TV shows, including a recent appearance on "Donahue." He is the author of The California Nutrition Book: A Food Guide for the 90s from Faculty at the University of California and the Editors of American Health (1987), which has been widely acclaimed as one of the most interesting and understandable guides to the science of nutrition and the joys of foods. A graduate of CalTech and USC, Dr. Saltman is professor of biology at the UCSD, where students have honored his excellence in teaching numerous times.
As one observer put it, Dr. Saltman "recommends more common sense than most recommenders tend to recommend," so please be sure to complete the attached coupon to ensure a space for the 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:00 nutritional dinner preceding his 7:00 presentation, "'Are We What We Eat?"
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1989
If you wish to attend please complete the coupon and return it to the Athenaeum.
Al Seckel, a physicist and respected expert on pseudo-science and fringe-science, visits the Athenaeum on Tuesday, February 21, to talk about the work of his organization: The Southern California Skeptics. His talk is sure to inspire a lively round of questions.
Dinner will be served at 6:00, following a 5:30 reception. Mr. Seckel's presentation begins at 7:00. Use the coupon to reserve A place at this event.
Professor Roth has been a role model for his students as well as his colleagues. He was recently selected as the 1988 Professor of the Year for the United States and Canada, by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. We are indeed fortunate to have such an outstanding professor at CMC.
To attend this special lecture, you need not sign up with the registrar; simply fill out the coupon on the back and return it to the Athenaeum.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1989
He received his law degree from Columbia University, and practiced corporate law for several firms in New York City. In his current role as circuit court judge, he presided over the widely reported Yonkers, New York, trial on desegregation.
Please fill out the attached coupon to reserve your place for an event that promises to be both insightful and thought-provoking. Judge Mahoney's 7:00 p.m. speech follows a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.
We are excited to begin the "Last Lecture" series: each month a professor will be asked to lecture as if it were the last lecture he or she would be giving to students. The professor chooses the theme, style, and content, keeping us in suspense as to what will be conveyed.
In addition to the evening programs at the Athenaeum, you can always take advantage of the daily afternoon teas, bi-weekly WordsWorth lunches, and weekly Open Forum lunches (a Wednesday lunch at which CMC students are encouraged to invite professors and CMC friends).
Although the Athenaeum strives for diversity in its events, there may be something you would like to see in upcoming months or the following year. Many students have undertaken the responsibility to create very successful programs. We welcome your suggestions, as well as feedback on what you enjoyed or didn't like. We want to hear from you.