2000: CLASS NOTES (print version)
Patricia Cline Cohen, AB'68,
Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century
New York (Knopf, Vintage). Cohen reconstructs the career of Jewett,
a literary New York courtesan whose 1836 murder sparked journalistic
sensationalism surrounding the event and the trial of Jewett's lover.
L. Lyons, PhD'90, Thomas
Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist (Prome- theus Books).
In this biography, Lyons explores the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley's
commitment to scientific reasoning and argues that while Huxley was
skeptical of natural selection and gradualism, his contributions to
Darwin's ideas strengthened the theory of evolution.
Parker Riddle, SM'42, A
Nourishing Life (Pentland Press, Inc.). In her autobiography, Riddle
recounts her missionary work in India, her support of lesbian issues,
her work in nutrition, and the three-year life span of the Nourishing
Space, a place for women in Arizona.
Paul G. Keat, AM'52, PhD'59,
and Philip K. Y. Young, Managerial Economics: Economic Tools for
Today's Decision Makers, 3rd Edition (Prentice Hall). This textbook
includes new sections on mergers and doing business with the government,
as well as a chapter showing how the subjects covered apply to specific-industry
and Christopher Laszlo, Large Scale Organizational Change: An Executive
Guide (Butterworth-Heinemann). Laugel provides the principles by
which large-scale companies reinvent themselves on an ongoing basis,
allowing them to learn, adapt, and innovate faster than competitors.
These action principles are based on firsthand experience with Fortune
F. Reilly and Robert
P. Schweihs, MBA'81, editors, Handbook of Advanced Business
Valuation (McGraw-Hill). Experts from the fields of accounting,
business valuation, economic analysis, and law discuss topics such as
fairness opinions, blockage discounts, lack of marketability discounts,
and valuations of emerging growth companies.
Global Digital Business.com: Creating Stealth Global Business Advantages
through E-business for the 2020 Digital Economy (Tim R. Wroblewski).
This guide to integrating e-business and information technology points
executives to strategies for future growth in a global digital economy.
Leon Botstein, AB'67,
editor, The Compleat Brahms (W. W. Norton & Company). An English-language
catalog of Brahms's music, this collection discusses nearly all of his
works, addressing musical form, history, structure, and biography.
C. Bradshaw, PhD'69,
translator, Breve et facile maniera d'essercitarsi a far passagi
(American Institute of Musicology/Haenssler-Verlag). The English
translation of Giovanni Luca Conforti's 1593 treatise, examines the
importance of embellishment in the late 16th and early 17th centuries
and how the musicians of the day mastered this technique.
Demarest Button, AM'72, and
Toni Reed, editors, The Foreign Woman in British Literature: Exotics,
Aliens, and Outsiders (Greenwood Publishing Group). This book explores
the attempt by English writers from the early- 19th to the mid-20th
century to portray their responses to the "double other:" the foreign
woman. Examined authors include Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and D. H. Lawrence.
H. Albert, AM'76,
And the Skylark Sings with Me: Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based
Education (New Society Publishers/Holt Associates). Albert's guide
to homeschooling provides a critique of American education and tells
parents how to nurture children's intelligence at home, arguing that
parents are the most important part of a child's educational development.
S. Loveless, PhD'92,
The Tracking Wars: State Reform Meets School Policy (Brookings
Institution Press). Loveless uses political science, organizational
theory, instructional policy, and classroom teaching to analyze efforts
to reform school tracking at state and local levels.
H. Maehl, PhD'57, Lifelong
Learning at Its Best: Innovative Practices in Adult Credit Programs
(Jossey-Bass). Maehl reviews the growth of accredited programs for adult
learners since WWII and the accompanying challenges to higher education.
He profiles 34 current programs with innovative practices that adult
educators can adapt to their specific needs.
K. Wong, AB'77, AM'80, PhD'83, Funding
Public Schools: Politics and Policies (University Press of Kansas).
Wong examines the fundamental role of politics in funding public schools,
arguing that legislative gridlock and funding rules affect resource
allocation at federal, state, and local levels, often fragmenting policy
and hurting schools with the greatest needs.
Pankovich, X'64, I
Died In Rio (A. Pankovich Publishers). In this science-fiction novel,
Earth nears collision with an enormous celestial body called the Demon.
As scientists attempt to destroy or deflect the approaching Demon, the
people of Earth try to resolve their differences and work together for
Ray, AB'52, AM'57, HeartStones:
New and Selected Poems (Micawber Fine Editions). The latest collection
of Ray's poetry.
F. Spackman, AB'95,
The Last Paradise (1stbooks.com). This second installment in
a science-fiction series is set in the far future and concerns explorers
from an alien civilization who come to Earth. Spackman broaches ideas
of damnation and redemption, the consequences of immortality and genetic
manipulation, and the origins of humanity.
Rawdon Wilson, AB'56, AM'58, Boundaries
and Other Fictions (University
of Alberta Press). Wilson's collection of short fiction deals with crossing
boundaries--actual, fantastic, geographic, cultural, sexual, political,
S. Zaferson, AM'65, The
Songs of the Muses For Gods and Men (William S. Zaferson). Zaferson's
poems offer principles to help states and families live in health and
and current events
B. Allen, AM'72, Slaves,
Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (Cambridge
University Press). Allen reconstructs the social and economic history
of Mauritius from 1721 until 1936, emphasizing the changing relationships
between the island's sugar industry and different elements of the island's
Young Armstead, AM'77, PhD'87, "Lord, Please Don't Take
Me in August": African Americans in Newport and Saratoga Springs, 1870
to 1930 (University of Illinois Press). By examining the "backstairs"
social and political experiences of African-American workers and their
families in two resort towns, Armstead expands the black American narrative
beyond the rural South and metropolitan North.
Blackburn, AM'63, PhD'70,
and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, The Oxford Companion to the Year:
An Exploration of Calendar Customs and Time-Reckoning (Oxford University
Press). This reference work investigates the layers of historical significance,
the mathematical patterns, and the literary inspiration associated with
the calendar year. The first part is a day-by-day guide to the year,
while the second discusses past and present systems for measuring time.
B. Harris, PhD'54, Gender
and Aging in Mesopotamia: The Gilgamesh Epic and Other Ancient Literature
(University of Oklahoma Press). Using primary sources--myths, epics,
letters, and legal and economic texts--Harris examines ancient Mesopotamian
attitudes toward youth and mature adulthood, aging and the elderly,
generational conflict, and gender differences in aging.
H. Howes and Caroline
L. Herzenberg, SM'55, PhD'58, Their Day in the Sun: Women
of the Manhattan Project (Temple University Press). The book examines
the contributions of hundreds of women scientists, engineers, and technicians
who worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII.
H. Kratoska, AM'68, PhD'75,
The Japanese Occupation of Malaya: A Social and Economic History
(University of Hawaii Press), and editor, Food Supplies and the
Japanese Occupation in Southeast Asia (St. Martin's Press). In the first
book, Kratoska studies the social and economic effects of the occupation
era on the people of Malaya. In the second, he presents ten articles
that examine Southeast Asia's food shortages from 1941 through 1945.
Gregory Kohlstedt; Michael M. Sokal; and Bruce
V. Lewenstein, AB'80, The Establishment of Science in
America: 150 Years of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (Rutgers University Press). The authors trace the evolution
of scientists' roles in American society, public attitudes toward science,
and the changing dimension of the sponsorship of science and its participants.
Topics include the tension inherent in having a scientific "elite" in
a democratic society and debates between disciplinary specialization
and interdisciplinary research.
W. McBride, PhD'78,
The Reynolds Letters: An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian
Manchester (Cork University Press). This selection of 50 letters
sent from Manchester between 1877 and 1904 chronicles the growing wealth
and respectability of Irish emigrants in industrial England, disproving
the perception that all such emigrants experienced squalor and degradation.
C. McClendon; Joseph
P. Ward, AB'87; and Michael MacDonald, editors, Protestant
Identities: Religion, Society, and Self-Fashioning in Post-Reformation
England (Stanford University Press). This book investigates the
complex ways in which England's gradual transformation from a Roman
Catholic to a Protestant nation presented men and women with new ways
in which to fashion their identities and to define their relationships
Rebekah McFarland-Icke, AM'91, PhD'97,
Nurses in Nazi Germany: Moral Choice in History (Princeton University
Press). In detailing the story of nurses participating in Nazi "euthanasia"
measures from 1939 to 1945, McFarland-Icke explores how men and women
who were trained to care for their patients instead came to assist in
and Martin Ridge, editors, The American West: The Reader (Indiana
University Press). This collection of essays deals with the experiences,
values, and ideas of the diverse groups of people who settled in different
parts of the American West. Analyzing what happened when different cultures
intersected in the underdeveloped region, the tales provide a history
of how and why the West was settled.
DeJager Ward, AM'87, PhD'96,
La Leche League (University of North Carolina Press). Examining
the history of the La Leche League, started in the 1950s to help women
worldwide learn to breast-feed their children, Ward provides insights
into its origins and theological underpinnings, showing how the organization's
quasi-religious status was combined with scientific ideology and feminism.
Aarons, PhD'57, English
Say Hello (Wordmate). This audiocassette and workbook program helps
native Spanish speakers learn basic English.
A. Liang, PhD'89, Health Law and Policy (Butterworth-Heinemann).
Liang offers a reference source for health providers, lawyers, and others
who want to learn about health-care law without wading through pages
of regulations, statutes, and court cases.
Science and Law
H. Krieger, AB'68;
Richard K. Neumann Jr.; Kathleen McManus; and Steven D. Jamar, Essential
Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive
Fact Analysis (Aspen Law and Business). This text for law students
in clinical and other skills courses introduces the analytic methods
used by lawyers in client representation.
Lepsius, LLM'93, Steuerungsdiskussion,
Systemtheorie und Parlamentarismuskritik (Mohr Siebeck). Lepsius
argues that contemporary discussion of German administrative law is
influenced by the systems theory, and he criticizes the theory's application
in legal contexts.
W. Liebmann, JD'63,
Solving Problems without Large Government (Praeger Publishers).
Liebmann discusses the potential role of government-assisted entities
in providing effective and fair access to services. The proper use of
small institutions, he argues, can foster greater economic equity and
Neo-Liberalism or Democracy? Economic Strategy, Markets, and Alternatives
for the 21st Century (St. Martin's Press). MacEwan examines current
economic thought, asking whether there is an alternative to the ideology
of free trade and self-regulating markets and whether poor countries
have the choice to pursue prosperity through means other than opening
up to global forces.
M. McCleary, PhD'86, Dictating
Democracy: Guatemala and the End of Violent Revolution (University
Press of Florida). McCleary analyzes relations between the Guatemalan
military and private sectors from 1982 to 1994, arguing that the country
was returned to democratic rule in the mid-1990s because of an elite
agreement following the coup against President Jorge Serrano Elias.
Menefee-Libey, AM'82, PhD'89,
The Triumph of Campaign-Centered Politics (Seven Bridges Press).
Drawing on interviews and archival research, Menefee-Libey contends
that campaign-centered politics is now the dominant force in American
elections, with serious implications for representative democracy. He
includes 1998 election data on campaign finance and other activities.
R. Segal, AM'63, PhD'67;Charles
C. Moskos; and John Allen Williams, editors, The Postmodern Military:
Armed Forces after the Cold War (Oxford University Press). Military
analysts from 12 countries describe the range of organizational responses
by their respective militaries to the end of the Cold War in Europe.
Issues include women's roles, treatment of homosexuals, public attitudes
toward the military, and relations between the military and the media.
J. Corsini, PhD'55, Dictionary of Psychology (Brunner/Mazel).
Completed over eight years with the help of 100 consulting editors,
this dictionary contains an estimated 30,000 headwords and definitions,
including ten different appendixes and more than 100 drawings.
C. Rosenblatt, AB'58,
Parent Grief: Narratives of Loss and Relationship (Brunner/Mazell).
Rosenblatt illuminates the efforts by bereaved parents to understand
the death of their child, the continuing relationship of the parents
and child, the influence of the child's death on the couple's relationship,
and parental accounts of individual and couple grief processes.
Harley Chapman, AM'69, AM'70, PhD'84, and Nancy K. Frankenberry,
editors, Interpreting Neville (SUNY Press). This collection of
essays assesses philosopher and theologian Robert Neville's work in
metaphysics, theology, comparative studies, and cultural criticism.
Continuing the dialogue, Neville provides responses to each essay.
Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom (Yale University Press). Franco
traces the development of Hegel's ideas of freedom, both situating them
within the thinker's philosophical system and relating them to the larger
tradition of modern political philosophy.
Russell's Metaphysical Logic (CSLI Publications). Linsky examines
the philosophical foundations of Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand
Arthur Russell's book Principia Mathematica.
Pitkin, AM'87, PhD'94,
What Pure Eyes Could See: Calvin's Doctrine of Faith in Its Exegetical
Context (Oxford University Press). Through a detailed analysis of
selected biblical passages, Pitkin traces the evolution of John Calvin's
thought and establishes the exegetical underpinnings to his view of
Tempelman, AM'66, PhD'72, The
Patchwork Gospels: Gospel Origins in the First, Second, and Third Centuries
(Aretree Press). Tempelman looks at the origins of the New Testament,
arguing that the gospels were primarily written by six writers in the
second century, who originated the works rather than citing or quoting
O. Yerkes, AM'69, PhD'76,
editor, John Updike and Religion: The Sense of the Sacred and the
Motions of Grace (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company). These
15 essays, with an introduction by Updike, consider the religious dimension
of his literary vision. The essays explore what Updike terms the "sense
of the sacred," as it influences human experience and as a foundation
of American religious understanding.
Agosta, AB'73, AM'74, PhD'77, The Essential Guide to Data
Warehousing (Prentice Hall). Agosta considers data, information,
and knowledge within the context of designing and building a data warehouse
V. Binder, AB'74, MBA'79,
Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools (Addison-Wesley
Longman). This comprehensive guide to the design of automated test suites
for object-oriented software uses the test design pattern to synthesize
applicable research and best practices.
C. Maxson, SB'60, PhD'66; Donald W. Pfaff; Wade H. Berrettini;
and Tong H. Joh, editors, Genetic Influences on Neural and Behavioral
Functions (CRC Press). Detailing the relationship between expression
of specific genes, nerve-cell biology, and normal and abnormal behavior
in animals and humans, this books covers such topics as the genetics
of sensory systems, circadian rhythms, sleep, pain, eating, mating,
S. Philippi, AB'56, AM'58,
A Case for Wetland Restoration (John Wiley & Sons) and Floodplan
Management: Ecological and Economic Perspectives (Academic Press). In
both texts, Philippi traces some two decades of progress in wetland
restoration, highlighting case studies of successful restorations and
key public-policy issues.
Proell, SB'37, Solid
State Heat Engines (Cloud Hill Press). In arguing that, theoretically,
the usual Carnot conversion limits to thermal conversion don't apply
to solid state heat convertors, Proell contends that many new paths
for energy conversion are reasonable.
Layered Learning in Multi-agent Systems: A Winning Approach to Robotic
Soccer (MIT Press). Stone looks at multiagent systems--teams of
autonomous agents acting in real-time, noisy, collaborative, and adversarial
environments--emphasizing the system architecture, layered learning,
a new multiagent reinforcement learning algorithm, and a fully functioning
Ablon, AM'58, PhD'63, Living with Genetic Disorder: The
Impact of Neurofibromatosis 1 (Auburn House). Ablon examines the
social, educational, and economic impact of living with neurofibromatosis
1. Analyzing factors that affect adaptation to the neurological genetic
disorder, she offers suggestions for families, support systems, and
W. Axford, AM'49, PhD'61,
Mirror for Marriage (Media Productions and Marketing, Inc). This
"how-to" guide for those considering marriage, those in a marriage,
or those who have split and are considering reuniting offers recommendations
for a fulfilling relationship between husband and wife.
F. Eickelman, AM'68, PhD'71, and
Jon W. Anderson, editors, New Media in the Muslim World (Indiana
University Press). This collection of essays offers insights into such
areas as Egyptian film, Turkish Web sites, and African-American Muslim
pamphlets, discussing how Muslims have adapted local and international
media to communicate independently of official government and mainstream
R. Gomes, PhD'98,
and Ana Kirschner, editors, Empresas, Empresários e Sociedade
(Sette Letras Publisher). First presented at a workshop organized by
the editors, these papers discuss economics and management research
by Brazilian social scientists.
B. Ortner, AM'66, PhD'70, Life
and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (Princeton
University Press). Ortner studies the evolving relationship--one of
mutual dependence and cultural conflict--between climbers of Mt. Everest
and the native Sherpas who help them on their journeys up the slopes.
Spector Person, AB'56, SB'56, The Sexual Century (Yale
University Press). Arguing that sexuality is central to human identity,
Person explores the roles played in the sexual revolution by sexologists
and psychoanalysts, antibiotics and birth control, the women's liberation
movement, and Freud's insight that sex has as much to do with the mind
as the body.
Neil Bennett; and J. Lawrence Aber, Lives on the Line: American Families
and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet (Westview Press/Perseus Books).
The authors put a human face on the nation's child-poverty statistics
by profiling ten families struggling to raise children below the poverty
line. Demographics research and policy suggestions from the National
Center for Children in Poverty accompany the profiles.
A. Varacalli, AM'75,
Bright Promise, Failed Community: Catholics and the American Public
Order (Lexington Books). Influenced by the sociological perspectives
L. Berger, PhD'79, and the late U of C professor Edward A.
Shils, Varacalli analyzes the present decomposition of the Catholic
Church in the United States and the related reasons why Catholic social
teaching has not been favorably received within the American public