William Ascher, professor of public policy studies and political science at Duke University, will join Claremont McKenna College as dean of the faculty effective July 1, 2000. Ascher succeeds Anthony Fucaloro, who has held the position for the past nine years and will remain at Claremont McKenna College as professor of chemistry and the George C. S. Benson professor of public affairs.

Claremont McKenna College Professor Emeritus Harvey Wichman will deliver a speech entitled "Human Factors in Life on the Moon" on Saturday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at aerospace company TRW's Redondo Beach location.

Political Science expert Stanley Brubaker will deliver a lecture entitled "A Constitution to Die For? Congressional Power to Raise an Army and a Navy" on Friday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m., in the Adams Hall Davidson Lecture Room at Claremont McKenna College. A reception with refreshments will follow at 3:30 in Pitzer Hall.

Political Science expert Christopher Manfredi will deliver a lecture entitled "Judicial Power and the Modern Nation-State" on Thursday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m., in the Adams Hall Davidson Lecture Room at Claremont McKenna College.

The Claremont Colleges Eco Club sponsors Earth Day 2 May Day, a 10-day series of speakers and events intended to explore the relationship between environmental, social justice, labor and human rights issues. The events, scheduled from April 22 May 1, include lectures by guest speakers Damu Smith and Kevin Danaher, and a press conference and rally at Chevron's El Segundo Refinery.

Kenneth Starr, former independent counsel and prominent constitutional lawyer and judge, will discuss the problems that occur when the separation of power in government is ignored in his lecture Reflections on the Independent Counsel Statue: The Ignored Wisdom of the Framers at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Claremont McKenna College's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

Stephen T. Davis, professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, is teaming up for the third time with Father Gerald O'Collins, S.J., of the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, to chair an international symposium of theologians and religious scholars, scheduled for April 23 27 in New York.

Marking America's once-a-decade Census Day, Counting on the Census?, a new book by Claremont McKenna College professor Peter Skerry is set to hit bookstore shelves on April 1.

Teresa S. Park of Overland Park, KS, has been awarded the prestigious Watson Fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.

A graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School, Teresa is a senior majoring in government at Claremont McKenna College. She is the daughter of Jeeyeon and Young Cho of Overland Park.

Roderic Ai Camp, professor of government and McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont McKenna College, has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation of California. The grant will be used to study the differences in how people in Mexico and the United States conceptualize democracy, and how those differences affect their attitudes toward significant domestic and bilateral policy issues.