February 20, 95
Vol. 10 , No. 07
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Peter Hemmings, General Director of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, will be speaking in the Security Pacific Room on Tuesday, February 21, at 11:15 a.m. This lecture is open to all.
John Dower is currently the Henry R. Luce Professor of International Cooperation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. in American studies from Amherst College and his Ph.D. in history and far eastern languages from Harvard University. Politics, history, and art are among the inspirations for his books and documentary films, which include Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience (1989), Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima (1986), and Japan in War and Peace (1995).
John Dower's presentation is an installment of the Athenaeum series "Reflections on World War II." This opportunity to discuss international relations, history, politics, and society with one of America's most celebrated historians should not be missed.
Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, invites you to learn more about these issues from Dr. Fredrick H. Shair, manager of educational affairs at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Sigma Xi national lecturer. Dr. Shair received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Shair is an expert on all aspects of pollution; his presentation will not only incorporate scientific observations but will also discuss the reality of pollution and politics. This event touches on issues that are of interest to all, and will be directed to an audience comprised of scientists and nonscientists alike.
ANAND SUBRAMANIAN '97
Anand Subramanian, a sophomore PPE/Religious Studies major who came to CMC from Chicago, has been composing music, and singing for almost three years. He will perform several of his favorite original songs.
Come to the Ath for tea and linger awhile to enjoy this artistic treat by two talented CMC musicians.
As a pediatrician, scientist, and medical administrator, Dr. Edward McCabe is uniquely qualified to address this topic. With both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, he is president of the American Board of Medical Genetics, an expert on newborn genetic screening, a leading researcher on human inherited diseases, and is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. McCabe has testified at many governmental agency hearings and is called on frequently to speak to audiences with both medical and nonmedical backgrounds.
Keeling is a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He directs the university health services, which provides traditional medical services along with counseling and preventative programs.
He is also senior consultant with Health Advocates, an organization that assists governmental organizations, corporations, and institutes of higher education on important issues of health and community.
Keeling received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. His medical degree is from Tufts University School of Medicine, and he holds an honorary doctorate in science from Wilkes University.
This event, cosponsored by Claremont Health Education Outreach, promises to provide a different perspective on American health and a different approach to health education.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's research into the phenomenon of flow is so important that his book, Flow: The Psycholoqy of Optimal Experience (1990), has been translated into seven languages and was a bestseller in America. Csikszentmihalyi holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he is now professor of human development and education.
Csikszentmihalyi has written over 150 scholarly articles in major psychological journals and ten books, which include Flow and Beyond Boredom and Anxiety (1975). He has also seen success as an essayist, short story author, and fiction and poetry translator. Numerous appearances on television and in print have distinguished Csikszentmihalyi as one of the international pioneers of performance psychology.
This program is made possible through the cooperation of the CMC psychology department and the Kravis Leadership Institute.
Lewis, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is a columnist for The New York Times who travels extensively in this country and abroad. His experience extends to his coverage of the Supreme Court and to his position as chief of the London bureau of The New York Times. Following graduation from Harvard College in 1948, Lewis worked for the Sunday department of The New York Times. Later on, he would return to Harvard Law School as a lecturer on law for fifteen years, teaching a course on the Constitution and the press. In 1952 he became a general assignment reporter for the Washington Daily News. Just seven years out of college, Lewis won his first Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. The award recognized a series of articles in the Washington Daily News on the dismissal of a Navy employee who was said to pose a security risk. Lewis's articles led to the employee's reinstatement.
To cover the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and other legal subjects, Lewis was transferred to the Washington Bureau in 1955. After studying law as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Lewis returned to reporting and won his second Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for his coverage of the Supreme Court. His experience with the Supreme Court led him to write Gideon's Trumpet (1964), followed by Portrait of a Decade: The Second American Revolution (1964). Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (1991) is another of Lewis' publications.
The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.
The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.
Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.
from Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
In recognition of Black History Month, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the Office of Black Student Affairs welcome Daniel Glover and Bennet Guillory to celebrate the works of Langston Hughes and recapture the experiences of Paul Robeson.
One of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors, Danny Glover has gained international star status for his portrayal of police detective Roger Murtagh opposite Mel Gibson in the megahit Lethal Weapon (1987) cinematic series. He also has appeared in The Color Purple (1985), Grand Canyon (1991), and Places in the Heart (1984). Glover won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Moze in Places in the Heart, as well as an Emmy nomination for his role in one of television's highest rated miniseries, Lonesome Dove. In addition to his pursuits as an actor, Glover is active within the community. He spends one month a year on a corporate-sponsored tour speaking to children and adults across the country about the importance of education, abstinence from drugs, and other teenage-related issues. His energy and enthusiasm is also demonstrated in his work as a spokesman for the National Association for Sickle Cell Disease and in his work to help others overcome the obstacles of dyslexia. On Wednesday, Glover will read excerpts from a master of American verse: poet Langston Hughes.
Ben Guillory has worked extensively in theater, film, and television. While studying and working five seasons at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Guillory appeared in numerous classic contemporary plays, including Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Peer Gynt, The Misanthrope, The Cherry Orchard, and Othello to name a few. Guillory will share with us highlights from his award-winning portrayals of Paul Robeson. Not only did Guillory win San Francisco's Critic Circle Award for his portrayal of Robeson in the Illustrated Stages' production of Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been, Guillory was also recognized for his one-man performance in Philip Haye Dean's Paul Robeson with the Drama-Logue Award and a Special NAACP Image Award. Guillory's talent as an actor well represents the poised and powerful Robeson, a legendary Renaissance man. By the time Robeson had graduated from Rutger's University in 1919, he was the first and only person to be named All-American four times for his participation in football, basketball, and baseball. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and as class valedictorian, Robeson went on to Columbia University Law School. He changed career paths and turned to dramatic roles on the stage after a New York law firm refused to let him handle any cases of consequence. His resonant bass voice also established him as a major concert singer. Despite his talents, Robeson faced persecution for his race and political beliefs, meeting adversity with the courage of his convictions. Complimented by critics for his "poet's sense of theater" and "warmth," Ben Guillory will share excerpts from his performances based on Paul Robeson's life in "An Evening with Langston and Paul."
This evening's performance begins at 7:00 p.m. in McKenna Auditorium.
Educated at Rollins College, Yale University, and the University of California at Berkeley, Spacks has taught at Wellesley College, Yale University, and the University of Virginia. Currently an Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English and chair of the English department at Virginia, Spacks is the author of a number of important critical works, including The Female Imagination (1975), The Adolescent Idea: Myths of Youth and Adult Imagination (1981), A Distant Prospect: Eighteenth-Century Views of Childhood (1982), Gossip (1986), and Desire and Truth: Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century Novels (1990). Her most recent book, Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind (1994), was released last December. Spacks is known for her wonderful talent in writing about complex and fascinating ideas in an accessible and clear fashion. Please join us for what will be a lively and engaging discussion.
Students desiring to be considered for the following year (1996-97) but who will be away from campus during the next year's selection process, may submit their application now in order to be considered for the future position.
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