March 30, 92
Vol. 07 , No. 09
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New Ways to Reproduce
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1992
Annually the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa joins the Athenaeum in hosting a noted academic speaker. This year we are pleased to present Clifford Grobstein, professor emeritus of biological science and public policy at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Grobstein was appointed professor and chairman of the UCSD biology department in 1966. Two years later he became dean of the developing UCSD Medical School, serving in that capacity until 1973 when he was appointed vice-chancellor for university relations. He returned to teaching and research in 1976 as professor of biological science and public policy, focusing on analysis of public policy issues arising in connection with rapidly advancing biomedical science.
Prior to teaching. Dr. Grobstein was an experimental embryologist at the National Cancer Institute and at Stanford University. He has served as president of the American Association of Zoologists and the Society for Developmental Biology. In addition, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He is the author of The Strategy of Life (1965), The Double Image of the Double Helix: The Recombinant-DNA Debate (1979), From Chance to Purpose: An Appraisal of External Human Fertilization (1981), and, most recently, Science and the Unborn: Choosing Human Futres (1990). He is currently completing a book to be entitled The Cosmic Cradle.
Please join us for Dr. Grobstein's speech, "New Ways to Reproduce," discussing how technological advances in reproductive biology and medicine will affect our future. Return the enclosed reservation form to join us for dinner at 6:00. His presentation will follow at 7:00.
images-integrals, derivatives, geometrical proofs,
and, worse yet, story problems. More often than not,
math constitutes trial rather than triumph. All that is
about to change. The Athenaeum welcomes Dr. Paul
Halmos to tell us how math can be fun. He is the math
department's contribution to the Academic Leaders
Dr. Halmos is especially interested in the mathematical fields of algebraic logic, probability, statistics,
measure, and ergodic theory. He has published twelve
books (if you don't count second editions or collections
of articles) and over 120 articles. He has been awarded a
Guggenheim Fellowship, the Steele Prize from the
American Mathematical Association, the Chauvenet
Prize, and the Lester Ford Prize, twice, from the
Mathematical Association of America. In addition he
has been a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and
a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Halmos received his bachelor's degree, master's
degree, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He
has taught in Illinois, Syracuse, Chicago, Michigan,
Indiana, and Santa Barbara. Currently he is a professor
at Santa Clara University. He has been a visiting
professor at Harvard, Tulane, Berkeley, the University
of Edinburgh in Scotland, and the Institute for
Advanced Study in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Please join us for Dr. Halmos' presentation, "Can
Mathematics Be Fun?" Return the enclosed reservation
form if you want to join us for dinner at 6:00 and the
preceding reception at 5:30. The talk will begin at 7:00.
the Athenaeum in hosting a noted academic
speaker. This year we are pleased to present Clifford
Grobstein, professor emeritus of biological science and
public policy at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Grobstein was appointed professor and chairman
of the UCSD biology department in 1966. Two years
later he became dean of the developing UCSD Medical
School, serving in that capacity until 1973 when he was
appointed vice-chancellor for university relations. He
returned to teaching and research in 1976 as professor of
biological science and public policy, focusing on analysis of public policy issues arising in connection with
rapidly advancing biomedical science.
Prior to teaching. Dr. Grobstein was an experimental
embryologist at the National Cancer Institute and at
Stanford University. He has served as president of the
American Association of Zoologists and the Society for
Developmental Biology. In addition, he was elected to
the National Academy of Sciences, the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of
Medicine. He is the author of The Strategy of Life (1965), The
Double Image of the Double Helix: The Recombinant-DNA Debate (1979), From Chance to Purpose: An Appraisal of External Human Fertilization (1981),
and, most recently, Science and the Unborn: Choosing Human Futres (1990). He is
currently completing a book to be entitled The Cosmic
Please join us for Dr. Grobstein's speech, "New Ways
to Reproduce," discussing how technological advances
in reproductive biology and medicine will affect our
future. Return the enclosed reservation form to join us
for dinner at 6:00. His presentation will follow at 7:00.
savory play, As You Like It (1598), so that it addresses the issues which interest us: gender, community and diversity and, of
course, love. Shakespeare's flavorful text remains, but we have banished the phony Elizabethan accents, silly looking
tights, and off-key lutes back to the museum where they belong. Our all-CMC production will whisk As You Like It into
the post-modern era where consumerism, political correctness, and apathy all vie for our minds and souls. This easily
digested play will be accompanied by the fine Athenaeum dining and a student composed and performed musical
score. The evening promises to satisfy even the most discerning palates, despite the fact that a few CMC
professors-cum-hams will make acting cameos! Reserve your place now for the most appetizing and innovative theater
fare in Under the Lights history. As You Like It opens Thursday, April 2nd and continues on Friday, April 3rd at the
Athenaeum with a special brunch performance on Sunday, April 5th. The Sunday event will take place in Badgley
Garden at 11:45 a.m.-a full barbeque lunch will be served by Marriott beginning at 11:00 a.m.; donations for the play
will be accepted; please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit upon.
Prices for Dinner Theater
CMC student with meal card $5.00
CMC student, faculty, and staff without meal card $7.50
All other students, faculty, and staff $10.00
(The Athenaeum subsidizes everyone at the above prices)
Community persons and all others $15.00
Play only (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights-Sunday donations accepted at the play) $3.00
Prices for Sunday Lunch Theater
Students from The Claremont Colleges with reservation and meal card number- No charge
All others $6.50
Honorable Edwin Meese III to the Marian Miner
Mr. Meese served as attorney general of the United
States from 1985 to 1988, during which time he
championed what he termed the "jurisprudence of
original intent." Calling for fidelity to the intentions of
the Constitution's framers and ratifiers, he opposed the
judicial activism of the modern Supreme Court and
helped bring about the nomination and confirmation of
Supreme Court justices and hundreds of federal court
judges pledged to the philosophy of judicial restraint.
As an outspoken conservative, Meese was a lightening rod for criticism throughout his long career of public
service. Before becoming attorney general, Meese
served as counsellor to President Ronald Reagan,
functioning as the president's chief domestic policy
advisor and helping to oversee the Cabinet, policy
development, and planning and evaluation for the
During Reagan's tenure as governor of California, Mr.
Meese served as his chief of staff. Before joining
Governor Reagan's staff in 1967, Mr. Meese served as
deputy district attorney of Alameda County, California.
From 1971 to 1981, Mr. Meese was a professor of law at
the University of San Diego, where he also directed the
Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management.
Currently, Mr. Meese holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in
Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, in Washington
D.C., and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the
Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Please join us for Mr. Meese's lively discussion of the
Supreme Court and the past and future of American
politics. The evening begins with a reception at 5:30,
followed by dinner at 6:00 and Mr. Meese's remarks at
7:00. This event is co-sponsored by the Claremont
chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honorary
fraternity for political scientists, and by Young
America's Foundation, as part of its Henry Salvatori
Distinguished Lecture Series.
Ambassador Michael Hayden Armacost, who will
be speaking at McKenna Auditorium at 4:00. This
address is sponsored by the College's Res Publica
Mr. Armacost arrived in Tokyo to assume duties as
the twenty-third U.S. ambassador to Japan on May 8,
1989. Prior to being named ambassador, Armacost was
under secretary for political affairs with the State
Department, a position he assumed in 1984. He is a
career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of
Mr. Armacost served as ambassador to the Philippines from February 1982 to May 1984. From
1980-82 he was deputy assistant secretary of state for
East Asian and Pacific affairs. In 1978-80 he served as
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and in 1977-78
he was senior staff member for East Asia at the National
Security Council. From 1972 to 1974 he was special
assistant to the ambassador to Japan. He was a member
of the policy planning staff at the State Department, first
in 1969-72 and again in 1974-77.
Ambassador Armacost has lectured at Georgetown
University and The Johns Hopkins University and has
been a visiting professor of international relations at the
International Christian University in Tokyo. From
1962-68 he was an assistant professor and instructor of
government at Pomona College.
He received his bachelor's degree from Carleton
College followed by a master's degree and Ph.D. from
Please note that the speech will be held in McKenna
Auditorium at 4:00 and promises to be exciting.
welcome Paul Heyne, who is the second economic
speaker in the Academic Leaders series. Mr. Heyne has
graciously composed his own biography; we felt that it
was so well written, it should be copied verbatim:
"I wandered into economics many years ago from
theology and philosphy while looking for the meaning
of 'a just economy,' and stayed there because it seemed
a more promising territory in which to search."
"One of the remarkable things about market-coordinated economic systems is that they have been
created by people who did not know what they were
doing and who generally would not have approved had
they known. As Adam Ferguson observed in the 18th
century, such social systems 'are indeed the result of
human action, but not the execution of any human
design.' Much of my work, both as a teacher of
introductory economics and as a writer on ethics,
responds to the paradox of people who verbally condemn social institutions that they enthusiastically and
effectively support with their actions. This is not a
result of hypocrisy but of misunderstanding. Misunderstanding is to an incurable teacher what a matador's
cape is to a bull, and I have been charging at my own
favorite misunderstandings for many enjoyable years,
apparently without inflicting mortal damage anywhere."
"I received my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago,
but that should not be allowed to count for or against
me because it was awarded by the divinity school, not
the economics department. I subsequently wandered widely in search of an institution of higher learning that
would let me combine my interests in teaching and
making trouble, and finally settled in 15 years ago at the
University of Washington under the protection of a
tolerant economics department. Any notoriety achieved
over the years comes from having produced five
children and a book, now in its sixth edition, titled The
Economic Way of Thinking (1976). Others provided indispensable help in both cases." (Letter from Paul Heyne.
The student fellows are especially excited to welcome
Paul Heyne. We hope you will join us. The reception
begins at 5:30, followed by the dinner at 6:00, and the
lecture at 7:00.
in the American literary landscape. His two early
novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a
Great Notion, continue to inspire and haunt our ideals of
freedom and possibility. The Marian Miner Cook
Athenaeum is pleased to present Ken Kesey as he enters
a new phase of his remarkable career.
Kesey was born in Oregon, where he still lives. He
was graduated from the University of Oregon and later
studied at Stanford with Wallace Stegner, Malcolm
Cowley, and Frank O'Connor. One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest, his first novel, was published in 1962,
followed by Sometimes A Great Notion in 1964.
Kesey chronicled many of the extraordinary experiences he and friends shared in the 1960s in Kesey's
Garage Box (1973), adventures made legendary in Tom Wolfe's
Electric Cool Aid Acid Test (1987). Kesey's third novel, Demon
Box, was published in 1987.
Kesey and thirteen members of his writing seminar at
the University of Oregon collaborated on a novel
entitled Caverns ("by 0.U. Levon"), published in 1989.
Recently Kesey has turned to fiction for children. His
most recent works are The Sea Lion: A Story of the Sea Cliff People (1991) and Little Tricker the
Squire Meets Big Double the Bear (1990).
Please join us for a night of stories and visions with
the extraordinary Ken Kesey. Return the enclosed slip
for the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner before the 7:00
talk. The dinner is open to CMC persons only, but
everyone may join us for the address.
down, and when East and West Germany were
finally united after being severed for a half-century. The
reunited state is now the center of a new Europe. What
is the situation in today's Germany?
This question will be addressed for us by Andrew
Nagorski, a Washington-based correspondent specializing in European affairs. We can be assured of a realistic
picture; in fact, Mr. Nagorski has a track record of
confrontations with countries ranging from Poland to
the Philippines due to his commitment to telling an
accurate story. In 1982, for example, the Soviet Union
cancelled his credentials as Newsweek's Moscow bureau
chief and expelled him from the country for making a
number of reports that ran against the party line. He
went on to become bureau chief in Rome, and then in
Mr. Nagorski chronicled his Soviet experiences in the
book, Reluctant Farewell: An American Reporter's Candid
Look Inside the Soviet Union (1985). He received the Overseas
Press Club award in 1979 for best business reporting
from abroad for his cover story, "Japan vs. the World."
Mr. Nagorski's visit is co-sponsored by the Keck Center
for International and Strategic Studies.
Please join us for this talk by an accomplished
international journalist. Turn in the enclosed slip to
make reservations for the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner
before the 7:00 program.
ELIZABETH PONTEFRACT '93
TYSON ROBERTS '92
coming to an end. Despite the tears
and impending sense of loss, we must think
of the Athenaeum. The show must go on,
and we need three bright, entertaining,
sociable, exciting ... you get the idea. We
need new fellows. All those interested can
pick up an application in the Athenaeum
office prior to April 6. If you have any
questions about the position, please ask any
of the fellows.