Books Exhibit for the 50th Reunion
LAST NAMES -
COMMENT & COMMITMENT
by the Yale Class of 1956
Sterling Memorial Library
April – June 2006
1956 50th Reunion Exhibit Committee
Charles P. Lord
Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr.
William H.H. Rees
Charles Scott Mille
Jennifer Julier, Association of Yale Alumni
Diane Kaplan, Sterling Memorial Library
Cynthia Ostroff, Sterling Memorial Library
Veronica Rodriguez, Sterling Memorial Library
God gave us language, more than just a touch,
in the beginning. Michelangelo
was quite tangential. After growing food
and settling, our ancestors inscribed
the clay they used for homes with characters
that had the power to communicate.
Their lessons would no longer die with them;
their children need not recreate the rim.
Three centuries ago, some clerics met
to form a school for “Lux et Veritas”
with forty books in Saybrook, which was soon
expanded ten fold by a donor’s gift.
Then, with inspired teaching, students came,
perhaps for football or to sing or join
fraternities, but left in awe of what
was on Old Campus and now Sterling shelves.
It’s fitting we should offer homage to
the heart of this great university,
to this voluminousness, to this faux
cathedral’s inventory of our hope.
We bring no private dissertations here,
unpublished manuscripts, or manuals
for industry. No articles except
those that can be collected as book,
but, rather published volumes, TV scripts,
and chapters from a text or Internet,
accepted without value judgments, with
in limits of an allocated space.
We bring the work of artists, scientists,
of agents, Senators, and journalists,
of educators, doctors, diplomats
who yearn to share discoveries and joy.
From what they read in alcoves and from what
they learned, our authors have the need to write
which can assuage the culture, to enhance
through insight or experiment the known.
We bring their work to this exhibit now,
as Magi’s modern frankincense and myrrh,
to testify that what was proffered here
in nineteen fifty six was not in vain.
– William H.H. Rees
COMMENT & COMMITMENT
Festus O. Adebonojo
How Baby Grows: A Parent’s Guide to Infant Nutrition. (Co-author with E. Sherman and L.C. Jones) New York: Arbor House, 1985.
While Festus Adebonojo was with the Cornell Clinic in New York, a woman came to him with a sick child, the result of a nutritional problem. Festus diagnosed the child as having an excess of Vitamin A, the result of being fed what was thought to be a healthy product, which was advertised as having Vitamin B17. In fact, there was and is no such vitamin as B17. Instead, it was stuffed with much Vitamin A. The mother did not know what to feed her child, the manufacturers which controlled the market having a greater interest in selling products than disseminating healthy food information. Festus thinks that problem still exists. After being given a healthy, balanced diet, the child recovered. The joyful mother suggested he write a book on the subject, which he did, with her help. How Baby Grows, a medical book for the general public, is the result.
Peter C. Alegi
Italian Income Tax – Consolidated Text. (Co-translator with C. Marciasini) 2nd ed. Rome: Alegi & Associates, 1993.
Business Operations in Italy (Tax Management: Foreign Income Portfolios) (Co-author with D. Trivi and K. Stagi) 6th ed. Danvers, MA: Tax Management, Inc., 2005.
A native New Havener, Peter Alegi began his personal “globalization” in 1959 when, after graduating from the College and the Law School, he was awarded a Fulbright to study in Rome. Upon his return he practiced law until 1964 in Rhode Island. He was recruited by Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest law firm, for Milan and later Rome. After reaching the maximum retirement level, he withdrew and created his own firm, Alegi & Associates, which he maintained until 2005. Several times he returned to New Haven to teach seminars at YLS in International Business Transactions (1981-83).
Beginning in 1974, Peter dedicated much time to protecting and enhancing the rights of United States citizens residing abroad. He testified various times before U.S. congressional committees, especially on overseas voting rights and the citizenship of children born abroad to “mixed” couples. Often he was asked to testify as a bipartisan expert, on behalf of both political parties. A lifelong Democrat, Peter helped to develop Democrats Abroad, serving as International Chairman for the maximum two terms. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee for fourteen years, and a delegate to five presidential nominating conventions.
Peter makes frequent trips to New Haven, both for family reasons and as a Corporate Trustee of Saint Thomas More. He is chairman of the Building Committee, which is erecting a $20 million student center on Park St., designed by Cesar Pelli. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the AYA.
Gordon M. Ambach
Changing Stages of Learning, Inaugural Address as President of the University of New York and Commissioner of Education. Albany: State of New York Education Department, 1977.
The State of Learning, New York 1977-1987: A Ten Year Report to the Board of Regents and the University of the State of New York. Albany: State of New York Education Department, 1987.
“Federal Action Essential for Education Reform.” National Issues in Education: The Past is Prologue. Ed. J.F. Jennings. Bloomington: Phi Delta Kappa and Washington, DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, 1993.
These publications span three decades of my career in education which began in Washington – Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson administrations – and, then, shifted to Albany, NY. Changing Stages of Learning, my 1977 inaugural address as President of the University of the State of New York, calls for universal pre-kindergarten, a vast expansion of adult learning opportunity and greater rigor in elementary and secondary schooling. The State of Learning: New York 1977-1987 reports on a decade of state progress on these issues, prior to my return to Washington, as Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers. Federal Action Essential for Education Reform, is a 1993 statement advocating a pro-active Federal role in improving education to meet international competition. Supplemented by a 50th Reunion Yearbook essay, Top Notch Schools for All: The Challenge of Shaping a “Federal” Solution, these items provide a special privilege to represent ’56 with ideas spanning four decades of education policy.
Jeremy H. Anderson
Space Play: The Collected Poems of Jeremy Anderson. Gorham Press: Rochester, WA, 2003.
Jeremy Herrick Anderson was born in Seattle in 1935. He was educated at Yale and received his Ph.D in geography at the University of Washington. He taught at Eastern Washington University in Cheney and lived there with his wife Janet, sons Jeff, Eric and Ben, and a cat named Charlotte. In 1985 he spent several months as an exchange professor in Korea. A runner, hiker, and lover of all outdoors, he fell to his death from Naches Peak in October 1987.
Theodore M. Andersson
Early Epic Scenery: Homer, Virgil and the Medieval Legacy. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1976.
A Preface to the Nibelungenlied. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987.
The Problem of Icelandic Saga Origins: A Historical Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.
I became interested in Scandinavian matters in a small class taught at Yale in 1953-54 by Konstantin Reichardt, a semester on the drama and a semester on the novel. It was particularly the novel that caught my fancy, and I went on in graduate school to specialize in the medieval counterparts, the Icelandic sagas, also under Reichardt’s tutelage. I earned my Ph.D. in 1961, then taught at Harvard (1960-75), Stanford (1975-95), and Indiana (1995-99). During those years I taught in German departments, but retirement liberated me to indulge my original interests, and I have subsequently translated two early sagas from the Icelandic and written a general book on the development of saga writing, all published by Cornell.
F. Terry Baker
Software Architecture and Design: Principles, Models, and Methods. (Co-author with B.I. Witt and E.W. Merritt) New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994.
As he finished a math major at Yale, Terry Baker expected to become an actuary. But computers came along, and he and they turned out to be a perfect match. He joined IBM for a year and learned to program, and then as an Air Force lieutenant managed a programming department at the Pentagon. Returning to IBM, he expanded his programming and management skills, earned a master’s degree in applied math at Harvard, and became a pioneer in software engineering as the chief programmer on an IBM contract to automate the morgue at the New York Times. He wrote a number of journal articles, taught software engineering internally at IBM, and became an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and at The Johns Hopkins University. Eventually he and two longtime IBM colleagues decided to document their software engineering ideas, and this book is the result.
Vincent Allan Barker
Finite Element Solution of Boundary Value Problems: Theory and Computation. (Co-author with O. Axelsson) 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Math, 2001.
After graduation from Yale, I spent two years studying in London, two years teaching at the North Carolina prep school I had attended prior to Yale, spent a year in Paris, and (finally) settled down to a career devoted to computer methods for solving mathematical problems in science and engineering. In 1968, after jobs with ITT and General Precision in New Jersey, I moved to Denmark to be with my future wife, Gunhild Rasmussen, whom I had met in the States, and began an employment at the Technical University of Denmark which ended with my retirement in 2001.
Lester J. Bilsky
The State Religion of Ancient China. 2 vols. Taipei: The Orient Cultural Service, 1975.
Historical Ecology: Essays on Environment and Social Change. Ed. and contributing author. Port Washington, NY, and London: Kennikat Press, 1980.
I developed an interest in ancient history during history and classics courses I took as a Yale undergraduate. I transferred from a zoology major at Yale to a history major at Washington University, St. Louis, where I obtained my B.A. degree. I received my Ph.D. degree in 1971 from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a specialization in the history of China between two and three thousand years ago. I was a member of the history department of the University of Akron until 1971 and then of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock until my retirement in 2001. I became a full professor there in 1981 and served three terms as department chairman, 1980-83, 1983-86, and 1998-2001.
Historic Preservation Law and Taxation. (Co-author with T. Coughlin and J. Miller) 3rd ed. 1st vol. NY: Matthew Bender & Co. Inc., 1989.
“The Private Practice of Urban Law.” Case Western Reserve Law Review 20. 2 (1969): 323-353. Abstract.
Tersh Boasberg is a solo law practitioner, specializing in historic preservation, planning and land use law. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a writing intensive seminar on Historic Preservation Law. He has been active in the DC neighborhood and downtown preservation and zoning battles, as well as in Metropolitan Washington regional growth control issues and Civil War battlefield protection. Appointed in 2000 by DC Mayor Anthony Williams ’79 as Chairman of the City’s Historic Preservation Review Board, Boasberg was also a former Chairman of the DC Zoning Commission, and the non-profit Committee of 100 on the Federal City. He is a founder of Preservation Action, the grassroots national citizens’ lobby, and his neighborhood Cleveland Park Historical Society. After almost fifty years, he has finally found a way to combine his vocation of law with his undergraduate passion of history.
Lawrence H. Bradner
The Plum Beach Light: The Birth, Life and Death of a Lighthouse. Providence: L. H. Bradner Publications, 1989.
At Yale, Lawrence H. Bradner pondered three directions: journalism, academia, and Episcopal priesthood with psychiatric chaplaincy. He spent hours observing and engaging with interesting people while standing at the bar at George and Harry's, Temple Street. He became a priest in 1966. He participated in Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education; then served at the State Hospital in his native Rhode Island from 1976 to 1998, having national status as a professionally certified mental health chaplain. He resided in his home neighborhood at Plum Beach on the west shore of Narragansett Bay, where the Plum Beach Light in the bay was an object of life-long affection. A local newspaper in 1983 misnamed the light; Bradner, instead of firing off an angry letter (his first thought) wrote a full treatment of the structure's dramatic story, including its place in political, economic and maritime and technological history. Thus he revived his love of research and used an ability to write about people honed during his chaplaincy training. Sometimes as a volunteer and sometimes for pay, Bradner has continued research and writing in Rhode Island history, church history and personal narrative.
“Resource-Based Relative Value Scale.” The Journal of the American Medical Association (Contributing author) 260.16 (28 Oct. 1988).
“The Resource-Based Relative Value Scale: Its Further Development and Reform of Physician Payment.” Medical Care, Supplement, The Journal of the Medical Care Society, American Public Health Association Guest ed. 30.11 (Nov. 1992).
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications. 1968 through 1985.
Peter Braun’s career combined health care research with practicing internal medicine. He was the founding director of the Center for the Analysis of Health Practices (CAHP) of the Harvard School of Public Health and an internist/infectious disease specialist who taught at Harvard Medical School and at the Kennedy School of Government.
At CAHP he collaborated with quantitative and social scientists in applying formal methods to clinical medical questions and health policy issues. These included pioneering applica¬tions of risk benefit and cost effectiveness analyses to health prob-lems and the introduction of decision analysis to questions of medical choice. He was a founder and member of the Editorial Board of the Harvard Health Letter, a publication for general audiences.
After finishing Yale and Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons, Peter trained in internal medicine on the Harvard Medical Unit of the Boston City Hospital. He maintained a private internal medicine practice for twenty-seven years. His publications include analyses of decision problems in infectious diseases, a review of the deinstitu¬tionalization of psychiatric patients and an analysis of the benefits and risks of hysterectomy. He was the co principal investigator of the resource-based relative value study of physicians' services in the United States, which formed the basis for Medicare’s physician payment reform in 1992 and has become a model for payment in the private sector.
Since retiring from academic life and clinical practice, he works as a consultant to reduce medical error in office practice and to diffuse electronic health records. He serves as an expert in a nationwide class action suit against health insurers for physicians who charge the companies with improperly denying payment, delaying payment, down-coding and bundling their charges.
Peter A. Brier
American Prose and Criticism, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Services. (Co-editor with A. Arthur) Vol. 35. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1981.
Howard Mumford Jones and the Dynamics of Liberal Humanism. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1994.
“Walter Benjamin’s Sparks of Holiness.” Southwest Review. 88.1 (2003): 79-94. Abstract. <http://www.highbeam.com/1G1:1033813421>.
American Prose and Criticism, 1900-1950 was finished in the spring of 1979 while Nurith and I and our son Jonathan, aged two and a half, were enjoying an academic exchange at the University of Clermont Ferrand in the Auvergne. Tony Arthur, who like me at the time Assistant Professor at an English Department in the Cal State system, was my co-author. I did the “Criticism;” he did the “Prose.” Our collaboration consisted of little more than two trans-Atlantic phone calls but sparked a twenty-five year friendship. Tony's biography of Upton Sinclair, accepted by Random House, will be published in June 2006.
Howard Mumford Jones and the Dynamics of Liberal Humanism appeared in 1994. I had studied with Jones at Harvard and wanted to recall his cosmopolitan energy at the height of the culture wars that I felt had moved us dangerously close to a self-indulgent tribalism. The University of Missouri Press wanted to title my book Howard Mumford Jones and the Scorning of the Humanities. I resisted. “Scorning” sounded too
Perhaps I should have listened to the editors. My royalties might have been more regal.
Frederick E. Brown
Zola: A Life. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1995.
Flaubert: A Biography. New York: Little Brown, 2006.
After graduation I went to Paris on a Fulbright, expecting to do graduate work in European history, but came back to Yale a year later in the French Department and got a doctorate in 1960. History and literature and a good deal else came together for me in biographical writing. I began with a life of Jean Cocteau before moving into the nineteenth century (when history and the novel were on such intimate terms). It was a propitious moment. During the last twenty-five years much has been brought to light about two major figures, Flaubert and Zola, in new editions of their letters, and the two biographies on display at this reunion are the incidental fruit of that
Harry Joe Brown, Jr.
American Dream: The Houses at Sagaponac, Modern Living in the Hamptons. (Co-author with R. Meier and A. Gordon and A. Chen) New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2003.
Duffy. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1968.
Harry Joe (Coco) Brown, Jr., who died on November 23, 2005, was born to Hollywood royalty on September 1, 1934. His mother, Sally Eilers, was one of the most famous actresses of her day, and his father, Harry Joe Brown, Sr. produced and directed scores of films that launched the careers of movie stars like Errol Flynn. Coco Brown attended Exeter, Stanford, Yale (graduated magna cum laude), and Oxford. He went on to produce Off-Broadway plays, including The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, which was a great success.
Coco Brown then began a successful career in real estate, beginning with Mulholland Estates in California, followed by purchases of commercial properties in New York City, multiple locations throughout North America, and Europe. His greatest achievement, however, was the Houses at Sagaponac, in the Hamptons. With Richard Meier’s help, Brown created a project that should secure him a place in the annals of modern architecture: thirty-five homes designed by the world’s most prominent architects grouped together in the wooded enclave of Sagaponack, New York.
W. Stanley Brown
ALTRAN. (Co-author with S.I. Feldman, S.C. Johnson, and A.D. Hall) 4th ed. Murray Hill, NJ: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1977.
W. Stanley Brown is President of Brown Global Enterprises LLC, and President of Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham, NJ. He is also a Trustee and former Chair of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison, NJ, and a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Science and Liberal Arts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). At Bell Laboratories (AT&T/Lucent) from 1961-96, Brown led efforts in computer-related mathematics, information systems, internal ventures, and international planning. As an NJIT Trustee from 1997-2005, he helped establish the College of Computing Sciences, the Bachelor of Information Technology program, and the African Physics Exchange program.
Educated as a theoretical physicist (Ph.D., Princeton 1961), Brown has published in the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, and information systems, and has lectured around the world. He refers to the invention of ALTRAN, a math-oriented computer language from the 1970’s as “an exciting adventure.”
Frederick D. Buggie
New Product Development Strategies. 2nd ed. New York: AMACOM, 1981.
New Product Development Strategies, published a quarter century ago in the U.S., then in the U.K. and later, translated into Spanish and published in Latin America, is basically an exposition of a structured process for uncovering market opportunities and conceiving innovative new product lines. The process itself relies on the group-creativity of selected external experts in relevant fields, to generate apt insights and propose possibilities, for the cross-functional team of a corporation’s internal experts to consider, for the potential to meet their future business growth criteria.
Richard M. Chasin
One Couple, Four Realities: Multiple Perspectives on Couple Therapy. (Co-editor with H. Grunebaum and M. Herzig) New York and London: The Guilford Press, 1990.
One Couple, Four Realities reports a Rashomon-like experiment. A couple is treated by four world-class therapists; other experts add commentary. The couple writes surprising evaluations following the sessions, then again after six months, and six years.
In 1952, Dick's immigrant parents reluctantly tolerated his leaving home for college at age sixteen. Although he was in Directed Studies and a Scholar of the House, he regards the Yale Daily News as his real writing teacher.
Dick's career reflects his childhood belief that family dynamics contributed to his mother's mental illness. Following medical school, internship, adult and child psychiatry fellowships, and psychoanalytic training, he served on Harvard's psychiatry faculty, where he still teaches and produces an annual Couple Therapy Conference. He is Past President of the American Family Therapy Academy.
He currently works with his wife Laura, Director of the Public Conversations Project, fostering dialogue on sociopolitical controversies.
Donald F. Chatfield
Dinner with Jesus and Other Left-handed Story-Sermons. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.
On graduating from Yale, Don attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1959. After working in Chicago's inner city, he earned a Ph.D. in church history from Edinburgh University (Scotland). He then taught preaching, first at Princeton Seminary, and then for thirty-five years at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a United Methodist school of theology in Evanston, IL. During that time he served as interim preacher to twelve different churches, for periods from nine months to three years, with one part-time pastorate of five years. Now retired, he lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Judith Lane Chatfield, an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. This collection of his story-sermons was published in 1988; apart from articles and individual sermons, it is his only publication. He is currently at work on a murder mystery set in a theological seminary.
Jordan J. Cohen
Acid-Base. (Co-author with J.P. Kassirer, F.J. Gennari, J T. Harrington, and N.E. Madias) Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982.
Jordan J. Cohen, M.D. is President of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which represents all 125 accredited U.S. medical schools, nearly 400 major teaching hospitals, 94 academic and research societies, and more than 170,000 U.S. medical students and residents.
During his forty-year career in academic medicine, he has served as dean of the medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as professor and associate chairman of Medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, as physician-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and as a faculty member at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts Universities. He has also served as chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine, chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, president of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, and a Regent of the American College of Physicians.
Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr.
Apollo on the Moon. New York: The Dial Press, 1969.
Moon Rocks. New York: The Dial Press, 1970.
Thirteen: The Flight That Failed. Baltimore: The Dial Press, 1972.
People who knew me at Yale, where I majored (as some would say) in the Yale Daily News and avoided science courses like the plague, would be surprised to know that, for most of my thirty-five years as a writer for The New Yorker, I wrote about the exploration of space. How did this happen? For one, Whitney Griswold’s Yale taught us to regard science from a humanistic point of view. For another, The Two Cultures by C. P. Snow, which appeared in the late ’fifties, taught us that the sciences and humanities, which had once been unified (vide the Renaissance Man), had drifted apart as science gained greater complexity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Snow argued that they should be brought together again. And, for a third, in the ’fifties and ’sixties, science was the zippiest thing around: molecular biologists had discovered DNA, physicists were discovering tinier and tinier particles of matter, and geologists were learning about plate tectonics. I arrived at The New Yorker in 1958, the year after Sputnik. Many of my contemporaries at the magazine, almost all from the liberal arts, began writing about these subjects. Space became my beat. I wrote countless “Talk of the Town” stories on the early days of the space program and some forty long “Reporter at Large” pieces about space missions, starting in the ’sixties with the Apollo missions to the Moon and going on through Skylab, our first space station; Viking, our first Mars landers; Voyager, our first spacecraft to fly by the outer planets and their icy moons; the space shuttle; and Magellan which in the early ’nineties mapped Venus from orbit through its dense hot clouds. It seemed that whenever I got through writing about one project, NASA had another one for me to write about. Some of these articles found their way into eight books, the first three of which are exhibited here. Only The New Yorker in its greatest days would have taken a chance on a young writer whose only prior experience had been the Yale Daily News and allow him to follow the subject that galvanized him for so long.
C. Forbes Dewey, Jr.
“Exact Similar Solutions of the Laminar Boundary-Layer Equations.” (Co-author with J.F. Gross) Advances in Heat Transfer. Vol. 4. Eds. J.P. Hartnett and T.F. Irvine, Jr. New York and London: Academic Press, Inc., 1967. 317-446.
“Excitation of Gases Using Wavelength-Tunable Lasers.” Modern Optical Methods in Gas Dynamic Research. Ed. D. Dosanjh. New York: Plenum Press, 1971. 221-270.
“Design of Optoacoustic Systems.” Optoacoustic Spectroscopy And Detection. Ed. Y. Pao. NY and London: Academic Press, Inc., 1977. 47-77.
Forbes Dewey spent a childhood chasing make-believe Indians and learning survival skills for a complex world in Pueblo, CO. Yale came as a major shock, but he was able to trade his “street smarts” for white bucks within a year. Following graduation, he went to Stanford for a master’s degree, got seduced by the challenges of the space program, and learned that a Ph.D. (Caltech 1963) was necessary to have any fun in the technical world.
His academic life started at the University of Colorado, and he moved to MIT in 1968, becoming a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1975. Currently he holds a Joint Appointment in the Biological Engineering Division, and spends his time discovering new physics in biology and medicine.
George G. Dickerson, Jr.
George Dickerson—Selected Poems 1959-1999. New York: Rattapallax Press, 2000.
George Dickerson has been on the staff of The New Yorker, the Editor of Story and Contributing Editor of Time, as well as Head of Press and Publications for UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency). Headquartered in Beirut, he was deeply involved in security for the United Nations during the 1975-76 Lebanese Civil War. George’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Mademoiselle and Rattapallax. His Selected Poems 1959-1999 includes his one-man drama, “A Few Useless Mementos for Sale.” In 1999, he won first prize in the Lyric Recovery Awards for his poem, “Toward Absolute Zero.” His short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories of 1963 and 1966. A professional actor since 1977, he has guest-starred in thirty TV series. He has been in twenty feature films, including David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” (as Detective Williams), and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
John L. Eaton
John Eaton Presents the American Popular Song – George Gershwin. Perf. John Eaton. DVD. Public Broadcasting System, 1994.
John Eaton Presents the American Popular Song – Duke Ellington. Perf. John Eaton. DVD. Public Broadcasting System, 1994.
John Eaton Presents the American Popular Song – Music without Words. Perf. John Eaton. DVD. Broadcasting System WNED, 1990.
John Eaton's desire to become a professional pianist was taking shape even as he pursued an undergraduate degree in English in the mid-1950’s. Fifty years later he looks back at a career that embraces shows and smoky jazz clubs as well as command performances in the East Room of the White House. In addition to published articles and numerous lecture-concerts at the Smithsonian, Chautauqua, colleges and universities and elsewhere, he has appeared in his own series on public television. His extensive recordings of jazz and popular song have received accolades from nationally published critics as well as fellow musicians. He is currently recording a series for public radio on the American songwriters.
Peter. D. Eimas
Neurobiology of Cognition. (Co-editor with A. M. Galaburda) Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1990.
Perspectives on the Study of Speech. (Co-editor with wife, Joanne L. Miller) Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 1981.
Handbook of Perception and Cognition: Speech, Language, and Communication. (Co-editor with wife, Joanne L. Miller) Vol. 11. 2nd ed. San Diego and London: Academic Press, 1995.
Peter D. Eimas was the Fred M. Seed Emeritus Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University at the time of his death, in October 2005. In a seminal article published in Science in 1971, Peter’s research team at Brown reported that infants possess sophisticated abilities to perceive speech far earlier than had been thought. This finding spawned a new field of research on infant speech perception and placed him at the center of the “cognitive revolution.” Peter made influential contributions to the fields of psychology and cognitive science throughout a long and distinguished career. He published more than 100 research articles and co-edited three books on speech, language, and cognition; many of the articles and two of the books were in collaboration with his wife, Professor Joanne L. Miller. Peter’s colleagues remember him as a keen and creative intellect with a sardonic wit, always eager to engage with ideas and to pursue their deeper philosophical implications.
Andrew G. Emerson
Huang, Xiang. A Bilingual Edition of Poetry Out of Communist China. Vol. 30. Trans. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.
Andrew Emerson: Miracles in Translating Chinese Poetry. Ed. Qiuxiao Yulan. New York: Cozy House Publisher, 2004.
Andy studied Chinese in the Navy at Anacostia Language School, achieving both interpreter and translator status. He was then sent to the Far East where he excelled as a cryptographer. Upon leaving the Navy he went to Columbia Law School and practiced law in Newark, NJ. Hoping to return to his real love, international work, he joined Manufacturers Hanover in their International Department. Having written a noteworthy paper on the Rinminbe, the Chinese currency, he then joined his teacher for a stint as a name partner on Wall Street.
Finally recognizing that he didn't really belong in a three-piece suit, and calling himself a “refugee from Wall Street,” he went happily into business for himself in durable medical equipment. Soon thereafter he met the Chinese poet, Huang Xiang, and embarked on the work he felt he was meant to do, translating the poet's works into English. He described it as a work of love. He literally had to relearn his Chinese and master the characters on the computer as well.
Andy himself had written poetry sporadically; and, after his death, Huang Xiang’s wife, Zhang Ling, published a volume of Andy's poems which as a tribute to Andy and in thanks for his work she had translated into Chinese.
Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.
“Resolving the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic through Plant-Based Nutrition.” Preventative Cardiology. 4 (2001): 171-177. <http://www.vegesource.com>.
“Updating a 12-Year Experience with Arrest and Reversal Therapy for Coronary Heart Disease (An Overdue Requiem for Palliative Cardiology).” The American Journal of Cardiology. 84 (1999): 339-341. <http://www.heartattackproof.com>.
“A Symposium: Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease-2nd National Conference on Lipids in the Elimination and Prevention of Coronary Disease.” The American Journal of Cardiology Guest ed. 82 (10B) (1998).
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, which was held in Tucson, AZ. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers in Lake Buena Vista, FL. In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine.
Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet for more than 20 years. They work together to counsel patients both in Cleveland, where they live, and in summer at the farm in upstate New York where Dr. Esselstyn grew up. Dr. Esselstyn concentrates on the medical details, and Ann focuses on healthy foods and how to prepare them.
Robert L. Fisher
“Congenital and Developmental Abnormalities of the Knee.” Surgery of the Knee. Ed. J. N. Insall. New York and London: Churchill Livingstone, Inc., 1984. 775-790.
Bob Fisher was born in Washington, DC and after Yale College graduated from Yale Medical School in 1959. He interned at the Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, where he also had a residency. He trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery, also in New York City, with Dr. Insall and had several publications dealing with the knee which probably let to his participation in the book. Perhaps his more significant contributions dealt with journal publications concerning Idiopathic Scoliosis (which led to the prestigious Kappa Delta Award in orthopedic research), Legg-Perthes Disease and various genetic disorders, of which he wrote thirteen and co-authored twenty eight.
Bob was the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hartford Hospital from 1976 to 1992 and at the School of Medicine of the University of Connecticut was both Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery from 1993 to the present and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery from 1993 to 2001. He has received many awards: Honorable Mention for the Mendel Prize in Biochemistry of Yale University in 1960; the Lewis Clark Wagner Research Award from the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1964 and again in 1967; the Outstanding Resident Selection of the American Orthopedic Association in 1966; and an AOA North American Traveling Fellowship in 1973.
John Fitz Gibbon
California Art, A to Z and Return. Youngstown: The Butler Institute of American Art, 1990.
The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art. Sacramento: Crocker Art Museum, 2002.
In the first place, John Fitz Gibbon doesn't DO promos for even his own work, not by the hair of his chinny, chin, chin. John Fitz Gibbon is not going to write about himself in the third person, either. Doesn't sound right. So good-bye to John Fitz Gibbon and hello to me, myself and I.
The guidelines for this library show perhaps propose a variant version of
the old buddies-butter-each-other's-book-routine, a sort of sub-genre of the
reciprocating puff-paragraphs of the Dust-Jacket Blurb. Write your own blurb, save time. Camouflaging your soi-disant self-assessment by coaxing it into the 3rd singular personation? Well that seems to work, I grant you. Somehow confers an added (and needed) objectivity to every writer's testimony.
I did an event or performance each spring for a dozen years held here at Pilot Hill with the participation of 100 or so nude couples: Arcadians for the day they were. The coming to the end of each year's Happening was signaled by the sudden arrival of the spectral, skeletal Figure of Death. This ghastly supernatural presence settled all differences, concluded any disputes, ended pain and pleasure, answered every question. In short, his visit marked a final pre-emption. It's over, done with, finis, the end. All is quiet. The God from the machine has resolved all issues.
As we come down to this 50th anniversary get-together, John Fitz Gibbon
would like it to be known that John Fitz Gibbon is not afraid of his old friend Death.
But I am.
Five cards to the dealer.
George M. Fleck
Equilibria in Solution. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1966.
Chemical Reaction Mechanisms. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1971.
Chemistry: Molecules That Matter. (Co-author with E.G. Rochow and T.R. Blackburn) New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1974.
After receiving the Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin (Madison), George Fleck joined the faculty of Smith College in 1961. He taught at Smith until his retirement in 2001. These are his first books, developed while teaching analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and general chemistry courses. Equilibria in Solution, based on algebraic models, was intended to facilitate computer calculations that describe chemistry in aqueous solution. Examples are from chemical analysis. A computer supplement was published in 1971. The book was translated into Japanese and Spanish. Chemical Reaction Mechanisms used algebra and calculus to investigate rates of chemical reactions in solution. It was designed as a college text for juniors. Chemistry: Molecules That Matter, written jointly with Eugene G. Rochow (Harvard) and Thomas R. Blackburn (Hobart and William Smith), is an introductory college text with an environmental slant.
Jacques S. Gansler
The Defense Industry. 3rd ed. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1981.
Affording Defense. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1989.
Defense Conversion: Transforming the Arsenal of Democracy. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1995.
At graduation, a job designing guided missiles was a fascinating challenge and the beginning of a life-long career in National Security, high-technology and public service. After three more degrees (at night); engineering and management positions in four defense-industry firms; two Presidential appointments in the Department of Defense (most recently as Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, with an annual budget of over $180 billion); indoctrination into the National Academy of Engineering; numerous corporate and government boards; and currently, Vice President for Research (and a tenured professor in Public Policy) at the University of Maryland; it is not surprising that his writings, speeches, and testimonies have been largely related to National Security and high-technology. Importantly, these books have been used extensively in universities and by policy-makers, and are still being translated (e.g. into Chinese).
Richard P. Goldman
Sportswriters’ Choice. Ed. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, Inc., 1958.
Profession at Risk: Eight Schools Face the Faculty Compensation Issue. Boston: National Association of Independent Schools, 1988.
At Yale Dick Goldman spent many enjoyable hours doing play-by-play of football, basketball, hockey, and baseball for WYBC. Shortly after graduation the idea for Sportswriters' Choice came to him. It is an attempt to present the American sportswriter at his best. Dick wrote to the nation's leading current and former sportswriters, none of whom he had ever met, and asked each to select his own favorite story and to write a brief introduction to the piece. The result is this book.
In 1959 Dick began his life's career as a teacher and, primarily, an administrator at Wilbraham Academy (thirteen years) and Germantown Friends School (thirty years). In 1988 the National Association of Independent Schools commissioned him to write Profession at Risk, designed to heighten the awareness of trustees and school heads about faculty compensation and to provide models of schools that had improved compensation in an organized and replicable way.
Aubrey L. Goodman
The Golden Youth of Lee Prince. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1959.
Aubrey Goodman’s short stories, poems, and plays about Holden Caulfield types in college and afterward lit up our literary life at Yale like nothing else. He wrote a dazzling musical based on The Great Gatsby which played at the Dramat over our graduation weekend. (Four years earlier, at Andover, Aubrey had written a similarly rollicking senior class musical, Sons of Betsy.) Three years later, in 1959, he was our first classmate to publish a novel, The Golden Youth of Lee Prince. With its gilded cover, the book is about our generation in the first years after college. The jacket copy called the book “a novel of glittering brilliance,” like its gilded cover. Aubrey was a student of his classmates at Andover and Yale. Had Fitzgerald collaborated with Salinger, they might have come up with something like this book. Lee, a golden boy, was a sophisticated ex-preppy with a sardonic, laidback view of life, such as many of us may have aspired to being; he was “The Graduate” fifteen years ahead of his time.
After several years in New York, where Aubrey’s apartment on East 80th Street was a hub for itinerant Gatsby, Caulfield, and Lee Prince wannabes, many from the Class of 1956, Aubrey decamped for Hollywood, where he spent most of the next decade, into the early ’seventies. He wrote for television and the movies, including a screenplay for a film about Lee Prince – our quintessential imaginary classmate.
He now lives in Waco, TX, where he grew up, and where he is still writing novels.
Rufus S. Goodwin
Give Us This Day: The Story of Prayer. Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Books, 1999.
Valentine for a Waitress. London: Minerva Press, 2000.
soul street. Seattle, WA: Educare Press, 2001.
At Yale, some of his classmates thought Rufus Goodwin was a finalist in the Class’ Greek God look-alike contest, with his curly black hair and square, well-chiseled jaw. He was gentle, subtle, and poetic – an Orpheus more than a Mars. He had a star-crossed life, with ups and downs. Much of his younger life he spent in Rome, in an apartment near the Spanish Steps; in the late ’sixties, he covered the Vatican II conference for one of the big wire services. He also wrote poetry and novels; his output seemed to increase after his return to the United States. In addition to the three books presented here, selected by his wife Ingrid, there were Dreamlife: How Dreams Happen (2004), and Souvenirs of a Century: Magical Realism by an American Original and Son (2000) – this last being about the life and career of his father, Sage Goodwin, a distinguished architect. He and Ingrid opened a bookstore and gallery in the Boston area which became a center for poets, writers, and artists. Rufus died last year.
Donald A. Gordon
2004. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2000.
Growing up in a 350-year-old house only a few miles from Plymouth, Massachusetts, may have had something to do with Don Gordon's abiding love of American history. In any case he read all of Parkman's histories before going off to Andover, and then did his graduate work in American civilization at Penn, all of which led to a career (mostly) in education, though he had harbored a dream of writing from early on. 2004 is a first novel, and he plans much more writing from here on out. The genesis of 2004 lay in 1987, as he watched the rising role of the independent voter (illustrated in Ross Perot's campaign). He decided to write a story set in the near future, about what might transpire if a third party actually achieved national traction. A college instructor in Denver since 1993, Don expects to move to Wyoming during the coming year.
Rowan A. Greer
Christian Hope and Christian Life: Raids on the Inarticulate. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2001.
Broken Lights and Mended Lives: Theology and Common Life in the Early Church. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986.
Rowan A. Greer returned to New Haven in 1961 after completing his preparation for ordination in the Episcopal Church at General Seminary in New York and a curacy in Fairfield, CT. While one of the curates at Christ Church, New Haven, he entered the Yale doctoral program in Religious Studies, completing the degree in 1965. From 1964-66 he lived in Edinburgh as Chaplain of the Theological College of the Scottish Episcopal Church. From 1966-97 he taught at the Yale Divinity School and then spent two years as a curate at St. Peter's Church in Charlotte, NC. Returning to New Haven in 1999, he now spends his retirement in small academic and ecclesiastical tasks. His other books include Theodore of Mopsuestia, The Captain of Our Salvation, The Fear of Freedom, and (with James Kugel) Early Biblical Interpretation.
Thomas L. Hankins
Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Science and the Enlightenment. 14th ed. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Instruments and the Imagination. (Co-author with R. J. Silverman) Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
I taught physics and general science at Phillips Academy Andover after
graduation and got a Masters of Arts in teaching at Harvard, but discovered that my real love was the history of science. I went to Cornell for my Ph.D. and began teaching at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1964 where I have been ever since.
Craig R. Hanyan
De Witt Clinton and the Rise of the People’s Men. (Co-author with wife, Mary L. Hanyan) Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996.
This book is the work of two people, whose relationship began in a Utica, NY high school. Mary Hanyan developed biographies of 2,016 secondary political figures, laying out their family relationships as well as their lives. Craig Hanyan tracked votes in elections down to the town level, and with Mary, put 4,400 New York State roll call votes, 1815-28, into computers for analysis. About 45% of that psephological data and all of Mary’s prosopography entered into this monograph, which is focused on the years 1821 through 1825. The remainder of their data will be used to understand the way family relationships influence the political and legal order of early New York State. This book is an offshoot of the doctoral dissertation that Craig completed at Harvard under Bernard Bailyn, and it centers on the reform movement through which Clinton regained power in 1824.
Henry W. Heikkinen
Chemistry in the Community: ChemCom. Chief Ed. 4th ed. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1993.
Reactions and Reason: An Introductory Chemistry Module. (Co-author with G. Atkinson) Logan, UT: Vistas, Inc., 1991.
Henry Heikkinen worked as a chemical engineer in industry for seven years, following graduation. An overseas study and world-travel opportunity (as a Rotary Foundation Fellow) convinced him later to switch professions to one with greater direct social impact. Thus, he abandoned engineering, first becoming a high-school chemistry teacher, and, later, a chemistry professor at two universities. Reaction and Reason represented his first fling at textbook writing. He later became chief editor of ChemCom (Chemistry in the Community, sponsored by the American Chemical Society) and has remained with that project for over three decades. ChemCom, a secondary-school textbook, has been used by over two million students and teachers thus far through four editions. His research focus is primarily upon students’ use and application of chemistry ideas and skills, rather than on their mere acquisition. Heikkinen’s related professional work includes teacher-preparation and science-education reform efforts at state, national, and international levels.
Paul B. Huber
Promoting Timber Cropping: Policies toward Non-industrial Forest Owners in New Brunswick. Montreal: The Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1985.
European Origins and Colonial Travails: The Settlement of Lunenburg/Steiniger Weg in die Neue Welt. (Co-editor with wife, Eva Huber) Halifax: Messenger Publications, Inc., 2003.
About 1750, the British recruited 2,700 Protestant settlers for Nova Scotia from Germany, Montbéliard and Switzerland. These “Palatines” founded Lunenburg, the first organized settlement in Canada of people who were neither French nor British. Paul Huber’s paternal ancestors came from Alzey in the Palatinate. He earned his doctorate in economics at Yale, studied in Frankfurt/Main in 1961-62, and later spent six sabbatical semesters in Germany. Among his teaching fields at Dalhousie University were European economic history and microeconomics. He has worked on development projects in Nepal, Liberia and the Gambia. Promoting Timber Cropping examines the microeconomic incentives facing woodlot owners in New Brunswick. He is Vice-President of the Association of Dalhousie Retirees and Pensioners and Trustee of the Dalhousie Retirees’ Trust.
Eva Huber grew up in Franconia, where some Lunenburg settlers originated. In the 1980s, she served eight years on the Halifax School Board. As Past-President of the German-Canadian Association of Nova Scotia, she helped secure a major gift from German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for the renovation of Halifax’s historic “Little Dutch Church.” Articles that appeared in her bilingual quarterly, Nova Scotian Messenger/Neutschottländer Bote, about the “Palatine” immigration stimulated the Hubers to prepare and publish European Origins for Lunenburg’s 250th anniversary.
Peter Barton Hutt
Dealing with Drug Abuse: A Report to the Ford Foundation. (Co-author with P.M. Wald) New York and London and Washington: Praeger Publishers, 1972.
Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials. (Co-author with R. A. Merrill) 2nd ed. New York: Foundation Press, 1991.
Export Expertise: Understanding Export Law for Drugs, Devices and Biologics. (Co-author with B. N. Kuhlik) Arlington, VA: Washington Business Information, Inc., 1998.
Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and Harvard Law School taught Peter Hutt the importance of research, scholarship, and publication not just during student years, but throughout life. He has published not only the three books seen here, but also an additional 175+ book chapters, law review articles, legal commentaries, and other publications. Most relate directly to his field of food and drug law, but others involve broader issues of health science policy. He is presently completing (with two co-authors) the third edition of the casebook on Food and Drug Law, a subject that he has taught for the past 13 years to more than 700 second- and third-year students at Harvard Law School and that he intends to continue to teach into the indefinite future. The casebook is used to teach this subject at law schools throughout the country.
Sheldon M. Jaffee
Broker-Dealers and Security Markets: A Guidet to the Regulatory Process. Colorado Springs: Shepards, Inc., 1977.
My book, Broker-Dealers and Securities Markets, was an outgrowth of a series of talks given in the 1973-76 time period on the development of law in this area. At that time, there were very few texts on the subject. At the same time, as more Americans were dipping their toes into the market, the law was developing at a relatively fast pace. As my outlines became more voluminous, it was suggested that they be expanded and placed in book format. Shepards Inc., a division of McGraw Hill, expressed an interest and the present book resulted. One unfortunate by-product of the publication is that on occasion the book has been cited against me when I have given expert testimony.
James M. Jeffords
My Declaration of Independence. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
An Independent Man: Adventures of a Public Servant. (Co-author with Y. Daley and H. Coffin) New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Selected Speeches of James M. Jeffords, U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont, Yale Class of 1956. 24 May 2001. 18 Dec. 2001. 20 Apr. 2005.
After attending public schools in Rutland, James Jeffords received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1962. Jeffords served active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959, and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Captain in 1990.
Jeffords has spent twenty-nine years in Congress. From 1967 to 1968 Jeffords served as a Vermont State Senator from Rutland and held his first statewide office as Vermont Attorney General from 1969 to 1973. From 1975 to 1988 Jeffords served as Vermont's Congressman-at-Large.
Jeffords is currently serving in his third term in the U.S. Senate, where he was first elected in 1988. He chaired the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 2001 to 2002 and currently serves as the Committee’s Ranking Member. Jeffords also currently serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Special Committee on Aging, and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which he chaired from 1997 to 2001. Senator Jeffords has been profiled on 60 Minutes and Dateline NBC and in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Marshall M. Kaplan
“Evaluation of Hepatobiliary Diseases.” and “Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Wilson’s Disease, Hemochromatosis, and Other Metabolic and Fibrotic Liver Diseases.” Internal Medicine. Ed. J. H. Stein. 3rd ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1990. 439-446. 504-516.
“Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.” and “Laboratory Tests.” Diseases of the Liver. Eds. L Schiff and ER Schiff. 7th ed. Vol. 1. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, 1993. 377-410. 108-144.
“Overview of treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis.” and “Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis.” and “Pathogenesis of primary biliary cirrhosis.” 13.3 Up To Date in Medicine. 8 Feb. 2005. 1-10. 1-8. 1-8. <http://www.uptodate.com/>.
Marshall M. Kaplan, M.D., M.A.C.P., former Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Tufts-New England Medical Center, is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is widely known for his research on the regulation of liver enzymes and the treatment of chronic cholestatic liver diseases such as primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Dr. Kaplan received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, cum laude, in 1960, was elected to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) in his junior year and served as president in his senior year. He graduated from Yale summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He has served as chairman of the Subspecialty Board in Gastroenterology of the American Board of Internal Medicine, was an Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and was awarded a Mastership by the American College of Physicians.
C. Judson King
Separation Processes. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971.
This book was written in the early years of my faculty career in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. It came about because of my general interest in the subject, which became the focus of both my teaching and my research. My goal was to bring together the logic underlying many different methods of separating homogeneous mixtures of substances and to provide general concepts and methods for analysis and synthesis of such processes. It was used as a standard text in chemical engineering and was recognized by the William H. Walker Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and as part of the basis for election to the National Academy of Engineering.
In later years I moved on to university administration within the University of California, becoming Provost, Professional Schools and Colleges at Berkeley and Provost and Senior Vice President – Academic Affairs of the University of California system.
Robert E. Kleiger
Clinical Scalar Electrocardiography. (Co-author with B. Lipman and E. Massie) 6th ed. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Incorporated, 1972.
After Yale, I attended Harvard Medical School, graduating magna cum laude in 1960, interned at the Peter Bent Brigham, did a medical residence at Barnes Hospital and then four years of cardiology training at the Harvard School of Public Health and at Stanford, as well as two years in the Army as an internist and cardiologist at DeWitt Army Hospital. My subsequent career has been academic cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine. I came in 1969 and have been a tenured professor since 1978. My research interests have been in risk stratification of cardiac patients, particularly utilizing the measurement of heart rate variability and its interaction with arrhythmias and mechanical function with the resulting publication of numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Despite some frustrations, it has been a very satisfying career choice.
Hotchkiss: A Chronicle of an American School. New York: New Amsterdam Books, 1992.
Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist: An Inconvenient Discovery About the Meaning of Pleasure. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2001.
Zpovedi Nevedomeho Hrisnika. Cesky Spisovatel Praha, 1995.
It was neither Robert Penn Warren’s creative writing course nor Daily Themes, but Aubrey Goodman’s Golden Youth of Lee Prince that inspired me to try the same route to instant fame – especially after I visited Aubrey at his Chateau Marmont suite as he was knocking on the gates of Hollywood.
I was still trying thirty years later, supporting myself with related, more reliable work, when authors Stephen Birmingham and C.D.B. Bryan recommended me to write the centennial history of the Hotchkiss School – a four-year project during which I had the benefit of John Hersey’s nurturing critique. However, except for my best-selling trilogy in the Czech Republic, I have continued to amass rejection slips. Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist is an Xlibris print-on-demand book that my friends read because they are curious about “Ernie,” but alas, ignore the fact that it is primarily a metaphor for our indulgent times.
Thomas P. Kugelman
Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and his Contemporaries, 1750-1800. (Co-author with wife, Alice Kugelman, and R. Lionetti) Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society Museum, 2005.
Connecticut Valley Furniture evolved out of the love my wife, Alice (’59 Mus.), and I had for the extraordinary furniture produced in the Connecticut River Valley during the second half of the 18th century. As lifelong collectors, excited by the beauty and importance of our relatively unknown local heritage, we conceived a unique team project, the Hartford Case Furniture Survey, with cabinetmaker Robert Lionetti. For the next fifteen years we recorded data on about 1,000 pieces of furniture, creating the first classification system for the region by date, maker, and place of origin.
Yale played a major role from the beginning through the Art Gallery’s Friends of American Art, Professor Charles F. Montgomery, curator Patricia E. Kane (who wrote the preface), and the vast collections in the Garvan Furniture Study.
Richard A. Lanham
The Motives of Eloquence: Literary Rhetoric in the Renaissance. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1976.
Revising Prose. 4th ed. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.
A chance assignment in graduate school drew Richard Lanham into the world of Renaissance rhetoric, and from there into classical rhetorical theory and practice, a world he spent his academic career exploring. He has also written and lectured on what happens when words migrate from printed page to electronic screen. In addition to these activities, he has had a rewarding moonlight career as an expert witness in copyright cases in the television and motion picture world. In retirement, he has been trying to learn a little about economics.
Lewis H. Lapham
Money and Class in America: Notes and Observations on Our Civil Religion. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.
Waiting for the Barbarians. New York and London: Verso, 1997.
Theater of War. New York: The New Press, 2002.
Lewis Lapham was born in San Francisco and educated at Hotchkiss, Yale and Cambridge; worked as a newspaper reporter for the San Francisco Examiner (1957-59) and the New York Herald Tribune (1960-62); was managing editor (1971-75) and then editor (1976-81, 1983-present) of Harper’s Magazine; and was also a syndicated newspaper columnist (1981-87).
Mr. Lapham is the author of several books of essays (Fortune’s Child, Money and Class in America, Imperial Masquerade, Hotel America, Waiting for the Barbarians, 30 Satires, and Theater of War). His most recent book, Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy, was published in 2004 and With the Beatles in 2005.
Lapham writes a monthly essay for Harper’s Magazine called “Notebook.” He has also written for Life, Commentary, National Review, the Yale Literary Magazine, Elle, Fortune, Forbes, The American Spectator, Vanity Fair, Travel and Leisure Golf, Golf Digest, Parade, Channels, Maclean’s, the London Observer, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Lapham has lectured at many of the nation’s leading universities, and is a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows. He wrote and performed in “The American Ruling Class,” a documentary feature, and he was the host and author of the six-part documentary series “America’s Century,” broadcast on public television. Between 1989 and 1991 he was the host and executive editor of “Bookmark,” a weekly public television series seen on over 150 stations nationwide.
Gilbert W. Leppelmeier
“Technology and Space Research.” Towards Mars! Helsinki: Oy Raud Publishing Ltd., 2000. 287-308.
When I arrived at Yale, I thought I wanted to be an engineer. But then I found out that I was also interested in the why of natural phenomena, not just what you could do with them. Nonetheless, I was still interested in doing useful things, not always a great interest among natural scientists. And so I stumbled into applied physics. The ’60’s and ’70’s were a fruitful time for applied scientists, given the great gap that existed between scientists who abhorred relevance and engineers who were put off by fundamentals.
At the same time, I became interested in how different fields of science really have a lot to say to each other, and so I have gradually edged sideways, you might say, mostly doing some kind of physics, but slipping across the borders now and then. The result is that I have worked in nearly every field of experimental physics at one time or another, for example, from low-temperature quantum phenomena at millikelvins to fusion plasmas at tens of thousands of kelvins.
One thing has been clear: in spite of the gap imposed by the practitioners, the connection between technology and basic research is a tight one: technology only advances on the basis of the fundamental science that underlies it, and basic science advances only with the tools provided by leading edge technology. A shotgun marriage if there ever was one.
Where has it gotten me? I have worked with some of the most fascinating, inventive, and fun people you can imagine, getting to play with some of the greatest toys imaginable, and got paid for it!
N. Gordon Levin, Jr.
Woodrow Wilson and World Politics: America’s Response to War and Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.
This book, Woodrow Wilson and World Politics, was originally written for my Ph.D degree earned at Harvard in 1967, in the history of American civilization, and it emerged out of the political and intellectual ferment of the 1960’s. The book won a Bancroft Prize in American History from Columbia in 1969. It remains in print. I am still teaching history at Amherst College, where I have been since 1964. My courses include American Diplomatic History, Israeli History, and American Studies and Comparative National Identity.
Gerald F. Linderman
The Mirror of War: American Society and the Spanish-American War. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1974.
Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War. New York: The Free Press, 1987.
The World Within War: America’s Combat Experience in World War II. New York: The Free Press, 1997.
War laid claim to Gerald Linderman’s consciousness when, as an easily exhilarated boy in a Cleveland suburb, he lived World War II from morning ’til night; when he sat in William Emerson's courses at Yale; and when, as a Foreign Service Officer, he was caught up in a 1960’s rebellion in the Congo. A strong personal reaction against the conflict in Vietnam first opened him to war’s horrific aspects. The Spanish-American War book began as a Northwestern Ph.D. dissertation. A year at the Smithsonian provided time vital to the Civil War volume and another year, at the Army's Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, to the World War II volume. These research interests supported and were in turn enriched by a twenty-six-year teaching career at the University of Michigan. Book-club selections and an award (the Forrest Pogue Prize, 1999) have surprisingly graced the last two books, for their depictions of the combat soldier's experience are far more somber than most. Writing ranks high on Linderman’s list of life's most difficult tasks, while sitting in the silence of Quaker Meeting helps him restore equanimity.
David G. Lloyd
Chuckles Bites the Dust. Mary Tyler Moore Show. DVD. New York: New Video Group, 1975.
Homicidal Ham. Cheers. DVD. Hollywood: Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1995.
“Ham Radio.” The Best of Frasier. London: Channel 4 Books, 1999. 194-211.
Although it may seem strange to suggest that honoring David Lloyd with the 2001 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television – for lacing one liners with wit for Jack Paar and for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, for Bob Newhart quips and punch lines for Dick Cavett (a collaboration that stretched back to their undergraduate days in Saybrook College) – might have been anticlimatical…or capricious to argue that the highest award for television writing by the Writers Guild of America – given to him for his hilarious skits for Mary Tyler Moore and Frasier and the gang in Taxi and the crowd in Cheers – was an also ran…perhaps his name lit up in brightest lights in July 1997 when Chuckles Bites the Dust, which he authored, was selected by TV Guide as number 1 of the 100 best television episodes of all time.
Robert W. Mason
W. Edwards Deming: The Prophet of Quality. Exec. dir. and prod. Clare Crawford-Mason. Narr. L. Dobyns. DVD. CC-M Production, 1994.
In 1981 Bob Mason met W. Edwards Deming. The clash of Deming’s revolutionary ideas with the doctrines of Harvard Business School convinced Mason that all he had learned and carried to the Smithsonian ten years earlier was, in fact, an artifact of a management culture and outmoded practices that would some day destroy the competitive position of American industry and the effectiveness of many of its other institutions. That is coming to pass.
Dr. Deming taught that the job of managers is to lead, to teach, and model for employees learning on the job to improve the organization as a system, continually improving its processes, products, or services in an environment of cooperation – all focused on delighting the customer.
Bob and wife Clare collaborated with Dr. Deming to introduce his systems thinking to Western business, health care, education, and public service with TV documentaries and the Deming Library video series.
William F. Massy
Honoring the Trust: Quality and Cost Containment in Higher Education. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2003.
Planning Models for Colleges and Universities. (Co-author with D. S. P. Hopkins) Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1981.
Stochastic Models of Buying Behavior. (Co-author with D. B. Montgomery and D. G. Morrison) Cambridge: The M.I.T. Press, 1970.
William F. Massy received his B.S. from Yale with High Honors and then a Masters in Management and Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent most of his career at Stanford University: as Professor, Vice Provost for Research, and Vice President for Business and Finance. In 1984 he joined the Board of Diebold, Inc. (NYSE), where he now chairs the Audit Committee. He has served on the Yale University Council and the Hong Kong Government’s University Grants Committee. Since 1995 he has consulted to colleges and universities on a worldwide basis through his firm, the Jackson Hole Higher Education Group. Bill received the Operations Research Society of America’s Lanchester Prize for the best management science work in 1980 and the Society for College and University Planning’s annual Career Award. He has written twenty books, more than 100 articles, and a large-scale computer simulation-game. Bill feels his greatest contributions have been in pioneering the application of mathematical models to marketing (e.g., Stochastic Models of Buying Behavior) and higher education (Planning Models for Colleges and Universities), and in the invention of fresh approaches to education quality improvement, cost containment, and strategic planning for universities (Honoring the Trust). He is grateful for the opportunity to combine his economics training with years of practical management and policy-making experience in the cause of improving the world’s higher education institutions.
Herbert P. McLaughlin
Good Eats: A Design and Food Guide to Bay Area Restaurants. Seattle, WA: Peanut Butter Publishing, 1987.
KMD Placemaking: Innovation and Individuality. (Co-author with E. Kaplan and J. Diaz) 2nd ed. Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishing, 2001.
Programming Planning and Design for the Community Mental Health Center. (Co-dir. with J.J. Downing, R.A. Kimmich, and E. Kaplan) NY: Mental Health Materials Center, Inc., 1966.
Herb directs design and research for Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz Architects, San
Francisco, Mexico City, Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles, founded in 1963. KMD has won over 200 design awards, including thirty from the American Institute of Architects, as well as the Toshi Keikan Prize (Nadya Park, Nagoya, Japan); the Chicago Athenaeum Award (Kookmin Bank Headquarters, Seoul); and the 2004 MIPIM Architectural Review "Best Office" winner (Jie Fang Daily Headquarters, Shanghai).
Herb's “placemaking” and research-driven design is also exemplified in Brazil’s Globo Headquarters (Sao Paulo), Plaza Merdeka (Kuala Lumpur), Jie Fang Daily Headquarters (Shanghai); and the Royal Washington Hotel (Hiroshima). Recent U.S. projects include M.D. Anderson Hospital (Houston), Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York) and the Cleveland Clinic (Florida).
In addition, Herb has been a visiting critic and lecturer at Harvard, Columbia, UCLA, UC Berkeley and Stanford Business School, the University of Illinois, and the University of Wisconsin.
Samuel A. Morley
From Social Assistance to Social Development: Targeted Education Subsidies in Developing Countries. (Co-author with D. Coady) Washington, DC: Center for Global Development & International Food Policy Research Institute, 2003.
Labor Markets an Inequitable Growth: The Case of Authoritarian Capitalism in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: The Impact of Adjustment and Recovery in the 1980s. London and Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
I have always been interested in the economic problems of developing countries. While in the Economics Departments at the University of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt much of my research focused on poverty, income distribution and employment problems first in Brazil and later Latin America more generally. Two of the books that came out of that work are in the exhibit. Later during a stay in Santiago at the Economic Commission for Latin America, I wrote a book on the impact of the Washington Consensus reforms on poverty and the distribution that they recently published. But when I came to Washington about ten years ago, I became increasingly involved in a search for policies that really will reduce poverty. That is the impetus behind the little monograph on conditioned cash transfers in the exhibit. It is also what is driving my current project on poverty reduction in the High Andes of Peru.
Carl R. Morse
Three New York Poets. London: Gay Men’s Press, 1987.
Fruit of Your Loins: Four Plays by Carl Morse. London: Get a Grip Press, 1995.
Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time: An Anthology. (Co-edited with J. Larkin) New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
Poetry Editor of The Yale Literary Magazine from 1955-56, Carl Morse won the Academy of American Poets’ Yale Prize (judged by Conrad Aiken) in his senior year. After three Fulbright Fellowships to France, he was a reviewer for The Village Voice and The New York Times, an editor at major publishing houses, and finally Director of Publications at the Museum of Modern Art. Author of The Curse of the Future Fairy (poems) and of the revenge oratorio Impolite to My Butchers, Morse’s work has appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature. Queer for Life, a volume of new and selected poems, is presently on offer. With Joan Larkin, he co-edited the Lambda Award-winning anthology Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time, which critics have called “monumental” and “the best anthology on queer poetry, period.” Also a Fellow in Playwrighting of the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of a La MaMa Theatre Playwright Development Award, Morse's plays have been performed in New York, London, Paris, and Berlin.
Charles A. Moser
Dimitrov of Bulgaria: A Political Biography of Dr. Georgi M. Dimitrov. Ottawa, IL: Caroline House, 1979.
Esthetics as Nightmare: Russian Literary Theory, 1855-1870. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
The Cambridge History of Russian Literature. Ed. Revised ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
After graduating from Yale, Charles Moser earned his M.A. and Ph. D. in Slavic Languages at Columbia University and published his dissertation a few years later. A professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at George Washington University for twenty five years, he is widely known for his scholarly efforts in the field of Russian literary history: Pisemsky: A Realist (Harvard, 1969), Esthetics as Nightmare, and The Cambridge History of Russian Literature, and as general editor of the Russian section of the Twayne's World Authors Series, for which he penned a monograph on Denis Fonvizin in 1979 and edited fifteen other volumes.
Arguably the foremost authority on Bulgarian Literature in the United States, his A History of Bulgarian Literature (Mouton, 1972) is a classic. He has authored more than twenty-five scholarly articles on a wide variety of topics, from the authenticity of The Song of Prince Igor's Campaign to Mayakovsky's experiences in America. In 1979, he wrote the political biography of his father-in-law, Dr. Georgi M. Dimitrov, whom the Communist regime in Bulgaria had forced to emigrate to the United States.
Charles Moser worked during a time of profound cultural shifts in Western society, and his coherence between his struggle for conservative principles in higher education and in society at large was logical. He founded or co-funded the University Professors for Academic Order, of which he was its Executive Director and editor of and contributing author to its monthly, Universitas; the Committee for a Free Afghanistan; and the Freedom League, which supported anti-commu¬nist insurgents throughout the world. He actively participates in the Heritage Foundation, the Free Congress Foundation, and the National Association of Scholars, and maintains close ties with Russian scholars and writers, helping to facilitate their visits to the United States. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, but not approved, for membership on the National Council for the Humanities. In 1992, after his wife, Anastasia, was elected General Secretary of the Bulgarian Agrarian Union, they moved to Sofia, where he organized the Free Initiative Foundation to finance and publish studies on problems of Bulgaria's transition to democracy and where she is a member of Parliament.
John F. Oates
Checklist of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets. (Co-author with R.S. Bagnall, S.J. Clarkson, A.A. O’Brien, J.D. Sosin, T.G. Wilfong, and K.A. Worp) 5th ed. No. 9 Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2001.
The Ptolemaic Basilikos Grammateus. No. 8. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995.
After graduation, I spent a year in Greece on a Fulbright at the American School of Classical Studies. I returned to Yale for my Ph.D. (1960) and stayed as a faculty member until 1967, at which point I went to Duke University as Professor of Ancient History. I became Professor Emeritus in 2002. My research has centered on the papyri (ancient paper) which have been recovered from the sands of Egypt, particularly those documents written in Greek, Latin, Egyptian Demotic, Coptic and Arabic. Since 1982 I have been Director of the Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri, a searchable base of all published papyrus texts. Also I am Director of the Duke Papyrus Archive and co-author of the online Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets and the Checklist of Arabic Papyri.
John N. Pearce
City Planning at Yale: A Selection of Papers and Projects. (Co-editor with C. Tunnard) New Haven: Department of Architecture, Yale University, 1954.
American Painting, 1560-1913. New York and London: McGraw-Hill Company, 1964.
Images of a President: Portraits of James Monroe. Ed. L. Langston-Harrison. (Co-associate editor with D. Meschutt.) Charlottesville: Ash Lawn-Highland, 1992.
John Pearce was a student assistant in the Graduate Program in City Planning and had the honor of a first publication as co-editor, with Christopher Tunnard, of City Planning at Yale. Following his M.A. at the University of Delaware he worked at the Smithsonian Institution and then the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where his writing included American Painting, 1560-1913. After a stint as State Historic Preservation Officer for Maryland, he turned to teaching. Since 1984 at his present post at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he is also director of the University’s James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. That work occasioned his co-associate editorship of Images of a President: Portraits of James Monroe.
Fred T. Perry
The Japanese as Consumers, Asia’s First Great Mass Market. (Co-author with B. De Mente) New York and Tokyo: John Weatherhill, Inc., 1967.
Fred Perry grew up in Pennsylvania and was at YMCA summer camp in August 1945 when World War II ended. His sister, Lynn, began corresponding with a Japanese pen pal, awakening Fred’s interest in Japan. During Fred’s high school days, the Korean War was in the newspaper every day. At Yale, Fred took everything available on Japan and Asia. His bursary job: reading Japanese English-language dailies to collect information for Professor Chitoshi Yanaga. In senior year, Fred got an opportunity to go to Japan as a teacher of English for two years. The year 2006 marks Fred’s 50th year in Japan. He built a career in market research and business consulting and teamed with a friend to write the first English-language portrait of the Japanese as consumers. Other writings: a novella and short stories entitled, Where the Lions Are, reflecting Fred’s encounters with Japanese daily life and culture, slated for publication in 2006.
John P. Phair
The Biologic and Clinical Basis of Infectious Diseases. (Co-edited with S.T. Shulman, L.R. Peterson, and J.R. Warren) 5th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1997.
“Determinants of the Natural History of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection.” Journal of Infectious Disease.179 (Suppl 2) (1999): 384-386. Abstract. <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/available.html>.
“Effects of Aging on Progression of HIV-1 Infection and Response to Treatment.” MDvista Journal of Medicine. (2001): 1-8. Abstract. <http://www.mdvista.com/>.
Following graduation Dr. Phair attended the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease at Yale-New Haven Hospital and joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in 1967. Dr. Phair led the Division of Infectious Disease and the Samuel J. Sackett Laboratories at the Fineberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University from 1976 until 2000. His work with the NIH-NIAID funded Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, now in its twenty-third year, clarified the natural history of HIV infection. He established the NIAID-funded Chicago Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit in 1987 and served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group during the period when therapy moved from its infancy to its current level of effectiveness. Dr. Phair also chaired the NIAID AIDS Research Advisory Committee from 2000 to 2002.
William A. Poorvu
The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide to Decision Making and Investment. (with J. L. Cruikshank) New York: The Free Press, 1999.
The Real Estate Challenge: Capitalizing on Change. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.
Real Estate: A Case Study Approach. Englewood Cliffs, NY: Regents/Prentice Hall, 1993.
My writing of three books on real estate with a fourth on the way stems from my teaching the subject for thirty-five years at Harvard Business School. The school’s case method approach led to my writing hundreds of such cases over the years. They describe a variety of situations and challenges faced by real estate practitioners in a number of social, economic and political settings.
The first two books, Real Estate: A Case Study Approach and The Real Estate Challenge, are a collection of some of these cases plus a number of technical notes. My third, The Real Estate Game, which is for a general audience, takes a “back of the envelope” approach to analyzing and evaluating real estate and to understanding the complexities of the development process. It reflects both the pedagogy behind my course as well as my own practical experiences in the field.
Jerrold M. Post
Political Paranoia: the Psychopolitics of Hatred. (Co-author with R. S. Robins) New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997
The Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders, with Profiles of Saddam, Hussein and Bill Clinton. Ed. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2003.
Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World: The Psychology of Political Behavior. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.
Dr. Jerrold Post is Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs and Director of the Political Psychology Program at the George Washington University. Dr. Post came to G.W. after a 21-year career with the CIA where he was the founding director of the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. He took the lead in preparing the Camp David profiles of Begin and Sadat for President Jimmy Carter and started the U.S. government research program on terrorist psychology. He is widely published on leadership and terrorism. After the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Dr. Post developed a political personality profile of Saddam Hussein and testified twice before Congress. After 9/11, he testified before the Senate on terrorist psychology and before the House and the U.N. IAEA on weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. He is a regular media contributor on such topics as Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, Osama bin Laden, terrorist psychology, and suicide terrorism. He was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1979 and the 2002 Nevitt Sanford Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Political Psychology.
Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms & Other Doubletalk. 1st revised ed. New York: Crown Publishing, Inc., 1995.
Wicked Words. New York: Crown Publishing, Inc., 1989.
The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations. (Co-author with wife, Margaret Miner) 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Hugh Rawson has spent all his working life as a writer, editor, and publishing consultant. After tours of a couple years each as a reporter for a daily financial newspaper and as an editor for a weekly business magazine, he went into book publishing, running the trade department (i.e., books for general readers) of a medium-size, family-owned firm, Thomas Y. Crowell. After Crowell was sold and swallowed up in ever larger companies, he began casting around for ways to disengage himself and adopted a split-level lifestyle. Starting about 1975, he began working two or three days a week as an editor and consultant in the corporate world, where his last part-time job was as director of Penguin USA’s reference books operation. The rest of his time was devoted to freelance writing in a variety of fields; for about a dozen years, he also edited the Bulletin of the Authors Guild. Currently, he writes a column on the origins of American words and phrases for American Heritage magazine.
In addition to the books on display, Hugh also has written Devious Derivations: Popular Misconceptions – and More than 1,000 True Origins – of Common Words and Phrases; Unwritten Laws: The Unofficial Rules of Life as Handed Down by Murphy and Other Sages; and, with Hillier Krieghbaum, An Investment in Knowledge, a history-study of a National Science Foundation program for training high-school teachers of science and mathematics.
He and his wife Margaret have collaborated on three other dictionaries of quotations: The New International Dictionary of Quotations, A Dictionary of Quotations from the Bible, and A Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare. A former book editor and newspaper reporter, Margaret somehow combines this work with a full-time job as executive director of an environmental organization, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.
Daniel S. Ruchkin
Principles of Neurobiological Signal Analysis. (Co-author with E. M. Glasser) 2nd ed. New York and London: Academic Press, 1976.
Dan Ruchkin received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Yale and then took a position as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester. Dan became involved with the University’s Center for Brain Research, starting his transition to Neuroscience and, years later, a Professor of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. There Dan developed a friendship with Ed Glaser, a fellow neuroscientist on the Physiology faculty who also was originally trained as an electrical engineer. For many years they had thought there was a need for a book that explained signal analysis, an electrical engineering staple, for neuroscientists whose bread-and-butter data were electrical signals. Ed and Dan even had the chutzpah to write it themselves. Such books do not bring their authors great fame or wealth, but Ed and Dan did have the satisfaction of their book selling-out its two printings.
Kelley’s Textbook of Rheumatology. (Co-edited with E.D. Harris, Jr., R.C. Budd, C.B. Shedge, G.F. Firestein, M.C. Genovese, and J.S. Sargent) 7th ed. 2 vols. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders Company, 2005.
ACP Medicine 2005-2006. (Co-edited with D.C. Dale, D.D. Federman, K. Antman, J.P. Atkinson, C.K. Cassel, M. Feldman, R J. Gibbons, B. Haynes, J.B. Henrich, W.L. Henrich, M.J. Holtzman, M.G. Lebwohl, W. Levinson, D.L. Loriaux, and J.S. Wolinsky) 2 vols. New York: WebMD Professional Publishing, 2005.
“Pocket Medicine-Internal Medicine-Rheumatology.” (Co-edited with B.F. Scharschmidt) PocketMedicine.com. 2006. CD-ROM. SONY Corporation Tokyo, 2006.
Shaun Ruddy is Elam C. Toone Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. For thirty years he led a research laboratory investigating the Complement System, a cascade of proteins that mediates inflammation. They discovered several control proteins, including one recently implicated in senile macular degeneration.
Ruddy chaired the Rheumatology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was President of the American College of Rheumatology. He was a founding Editor of the Textbook of Rheumatology, currently in its 7th Edition.
Gerhard L. Salinger
Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics. (Co-author with F. W. Sears) 3rd ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1975.
In 1969, the publisher of Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics by F.W. Sears (the text for the thermodynamics course he took at Yale in 1951) asked Gerhard Salinger to review a revision of the text that cut the book in half, putting the statistical part first. Students have more difficulty learning this approach when first subjected to the statistical model. After writing seventeen single-spaced pages of comments, Salinger was asked to revise the text with Dr. Sears. This took about five years with his other responsibilities as Professor of Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and father of three boys. Just before publication in 1975, as a result of his liberal education, he developed a timeline for the scientists mentioned in the book and added the last four lines of composers, writers, artists and U.S. presidents (and Penn) so you can see that Newton and Fahrenheit could have known Bach, Penn, Voltaire and Watteau. The book is still being used.
Stephen K. Scher
The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance. (Editor and curator) New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994.
The Proud Republic: Dutch Medals of the Golden Age. New York: The Frick Collection, 1997.
The New England Museums I. (Contributing author) Ed. D. Gillerman. London & New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1989.
Gothic Sculpture in America II. The Museums of the Midwest. (Contributing author) Ed. D. Gillerman. Turnhot, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2001.
When I entered Yale in 1952, I had thought to major in chemistry as preparation for joining the family chemical manufacturing business, but after taking quantitative analysis and calculus in freshman year, I quickly realized that my interests lay in the humanities. Eventually I chose History, Arts and Letters as my major and wrote a senior thesis on the west portals of Chartres Cathedral. Subsequently I went on to study at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University for my master’s degree and returned to Yale for a doctorate in art history. This led, in 1961, to a teaching position at Brown University, where I remained until 1974, when, ironically, upon the death of my father, I left the teaching profession to take over the chemical business.
I continued my activities in art history, however, with involvement in both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection. As an undergraduate I had read Jacob Burckhardt’s famous book, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, which contains fascinating accounts of many of the illustrious men and women of that period. While traveling in Italy between my sophomore and junior years I happened to visit an art dealer in Florence, who showed me several Renaissance portrait medals. These objects were, for me, very evocative of the period described by Burckhardt. As a result, I began to study and collect medals and eventually organized a major exhibition of Renaissance medals at the Frick Collection, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, including the products of a number of countries during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
My actual area of specialization, however, has been medieval art, particularly late medieval sculpture, and Northern Renaissance painting, and much of my publication and teaching has been on those subjects.
Benson D. Scotch
Friendship Lasts: Yale Class of 1956, 50th Reunion Yearbook. Ed. Hagerstown, MD: Reunion Press, 2006.
CLASS OF 1956: 25th REUNION YEARBOOK. Ed. New Haven: Association of Yale Alumni, 1981.
Benson D. Scotch has edited our 25th Reunion Yearbook, and now he has just finished our 50th Reunion Yearbook. He has put in sixty-hour weeks for the last eight months, relentlessly badgering classmates to get their biographies done, and then editing those biographies so that they read like Yale graduates’ writing should. (Ben clearly did not edit this label.) He learned his editing skills on the Yale Daily News, of which he was vice-chairman. He spent two years sharpening his editorial pencil as a Specialist Fourth Class in the Army publishing a newspaper in the public relations department of the recruiting headquarters at 29 Whitehall Street – he was a “subway soldier,” billeted in Greenwich Village. (His Reunion Yearbook associate editor, Henry Cooper, on similar assignment, occupied a nearby fox-hole, or man-hole, on Park Avenue.) Lest anyone think Ben’s duties didn’t include military action, his duties included guarding a huge plastic Santa Claus on top of the recruiting booth in Times Square at Christmas time and operating a sound truck blasting out march music at Army Day parades, so that the generals in the reviewing stand across from the Frick Museum on Fifth Avenue would not notice the long, embarrassing gaps between the bands. After Harvard Law School and a decade of law practice in New York, Ben, his wife Barbara, and their three children fled the battlefields of Gotham for Montpelier, Vermont, where he did environmental enforcement for Vermont’s Attorney General, Jim Jeffords. Vermont has been his life ever since, except for a four-year tour of duty in Washington as assistant to Vermont Senator Pat Leahy on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee. After returning to Montpelier, for fifteen years he was Chief Staff Attorney for the Vermont Supreme Court. He was director of the A.C.L.U. of Vermont for three and a half years, until his retirement a few years ago. With the 50th Reunion Yearbook behind him, Ben will not suffer post-partum depression for long; he is as busy as ever, working on peace and voter integrity issues.
Edward I. Selig
The Flourishing Wreath: A Study of Thomas Carew’s Poetry. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1958.
Effluent Charges on Air and Water Pollution: A Conference Report of the Council on Law-Related Studies. Washington, DC: The Environmental Law Institute, 1973.
As a Scholar of the House majoring in English literature at Yale, Ed Selig spent much of his senior year writing The Flourishing Wreath, which explores, in the idiom of what was then known as the New Criticism, the works of an excellent but largely neglected minor poet of the seventeenth century, Thomas Carew, who was a disciple of both Ben Johnson and John Donne. In retrospect, Ed now thinks he brought up a bulldozer here to pluck a rose.
As Executive Secretary of the Council on Law-Related Studies and Russell Sage Research Fellow in Law and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard Law School, Ed produced the conference report entitled, Effluent Charges on Air and Water Pollution, which explores the use of economic incentives in lieu of or in addition to command-and-control regulation as a means of securing cleanup of airsheds and waterways.
Detection Theory. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965.
Ivan Selin is Founding Chairman of the Board of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). NMAH is the country’s foremost museum of American history and the repository of many of the nation’s icons, such as the Star-Spangled Banner. He is also Chairman of two companies – one in software, the second in biotech – in the development (“start-up”) stage.
Ivan served four years as the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), appointed by President Bush and retained by President Clinton. From January 1989 until June 1991, Ivan served as Under Secretary of State for Management. In this job he was charged with management of the foreign policy and foreign affairs resources of the United States. He was the senior official with day-to-day responsibility for refugee issues, including the issues of Soviet refugees.
In 1970 Ivan founded (and until 1988 served as Chairman of) American Management Systems, Inc. – at the time of his retirement one of the largest independent software companies in the country with more than one billion dollars in annual revenues.
From 1965 until 1970, Ivan served Presidents Johnson and Nixon in the Department of Defense, ultimately acting as Assistant Secretary for Systems Analysis.
Ivan earned a Ph.D. with distinction and two other degrees from Yale University, and Dr. ès Sciences with highest honors from the University of Paris. He speaks a number of languages and is a member of several honor societies.
David R. Slavitt
Re Verse. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005.
Change of Address: Poems, New and Selected. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State. University Press, 2005.
Blue State Blues. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006.
David R. Slavitt has been a writer for as long as he can remember, but it was at Andover, where Dudley Fitts took him seriously, that he realized that writing wasn’t just a daydream but could be a reality. He was already clear in his mind about his vocation when he arrived at Yale in ’52, where William Holden, Richard Sewall, Beecher Hogan, Ben Nangle, Charles Fenton, Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, and Paul Weiss all confirmed, encouraged, and refined his ambition. Eighty-five books later, he is still doing what he did as an undergraduate, with less energy perhaps but, he likes to think, with more finesse. He did his postgraduate work at Columbia and, more important, at Newsweek. His current project is a translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles for the Yale University Press.
Van Gogh Face to Face. (Co-author with J. J. Rishel and J. Sund and G. Keyes and R. Dorn and G. T. M. Shackelton and K. Sachs) United Kingdom and New York: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Thames & Hudson, 2000.
The Paintings of Marsden Hartley. Northfield: Carleton College Art Gallery, 1988.
The Modernist Pilgrimage of Alfred H. Maurer. Northfield: Carleton College Art Gallery, 1992.
Lauren Soth was born and brought up in Seattle. He majored in history at Yale. After military service, he began his study of art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He received an M.A. in 1962 and a Ph.D. in 1970 from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. In 1964 he began teaching at Carleton College and retired from there in 2004. In those forty years he taught forty different courses and sent over forty of his students on to further work in art history. Many of them are now museum directors and curators or college teachers. In the 1980s he became interested in Vincent van Gogh and published seven articles on the artist including an essay in the catalog for the Van Gogh Face to Face exhibition held in Detroit, Boston, and Philadelphia in 2000-01.
Looking for Baby Paradise. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967.
Didman. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.
John Speicher was born and brought up in Reading, Pennsylvania. At Yale, he majored in history and took Daily Themes. After graduation he became a New York City Youth Board worker and drew upon that experience for his first novel, Looking for Baby Paradise. Didman was published in 1971; Lower and Lower in 1973. Both novels are character studies of men losing control of their lives. They are set in Manhattan where Speicher continued to live until his death in 1986.
Nicholas V. Steiner
Hoffnung Jenseits Des Schattens, Ein Arzt Kaempft um Sein Leben. Trans. Hope Beyond the Shadow, a Doctor Fights For His Life. Frankfurt: Edition Fischer, 1990.
“Malignant Melanoma.” When Doctors Get Sick. Eds. H.N. Mandell and H.M. Spiro. New York: Plenum Medical Book Company, 1987. 295-304. Abstract.
In 1984, at age fifty, Steiner experienced the reality of a suddenly shattered life: metastatic cancer with a poor prognosis and a failed marriage. An unexpected benefit of early retirement was that he now had time for writing, something that had eluded him during years of busy medical practice. He often regretted not having taken creative writing while at Yale but now enrolled in such a course at the New School. The first in a series of accounts depicting the turbulent events of these and later years soon followed. Writing energized him, gave his life new purpose and brought him joy. He believes it strengthened his immune system, facilitated his recovery and allowed him to better understand the causes of his illness and reasons for survival. He decided to publish in the hope that his unusual saga might inspire or help others similarly afflicted.
Lawrence A. Strauss
Electronic Marketing: Emerging TV and Computer Channels for Interactive Home Shopping. New York and London: Knowledge Industry Publications, Inc., 1983.
Larry retired in 2004 from Lehman Brothers where he worked for ten years in a support group that assisted bankers in the development of marketing materials addressed to clients and prospective clients. Prior to Lehman, Larry was a communications consultant focusing on telecommunications and the early stages of Internet development. During this period, his clients included GTE, AT&T, Western Electric, Northern Telecom and Bell Canada. In addition, he was the author of a book and several studies on telecommunications issues, and he frequently wrote articles for trade publications.
After graduating from Yale, Larry served as a communications officer in the United States Naval Reserve; and he attended the NYU Graduate School of Business Administration where he majored in Finance.
David J. Supino
The Famous Miss Burney: Diaries and Letters of Fanny Burney. (Co-edited with B. Schrank) New York: The John Day Company, 1976.
Henry James: A Bibliographical Catalogue of Editions to 1921. Liverpool: The Liverpool University Press, 2006.
David Supino was born in Paris and came to the United States during World War II. After studying English literature and graduating from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Harvard. His interest in Fanny Burney and her writings go back to his years at Yale. He served for two years as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army and practiced law for five years in New York. In 1968 he joined the banking firm Lazard Freres and worked in both the New York and London offices of Lazard. He retired in 1997 and has since pursued an interest in bibliography. His work in this field, Henry James: A Bibliographical Catalogue of Editions to 1921, is to be published by the Liverpool University Press in March of this year. He lives in London.
D. Park Teter
The Adventure. Adventures in Reality. 2006. <http://www.thenextcivilization.com>.
The Trial of God. Adventures in Reality. 2006. <http://www.thenextcivilization.com>.
Satan II. Adventures in Reality. 2006. <http://www.thenextcivilization.com>.
Experience teaching at Universities in Lebanon and Iran drove Park Teter to Princeton to study psychological changes in Europe during the Scientific Revolution of the 16th-17th centuries. Then he encountered coincidences that could only be explained by a new scientific revolution.
Teter solved the puzzle of coincidences with a new scientific paradigm that recognizes that we create physical facts in the same way that we create dream images. In his book, The Adeventure, Teter explains how this discovery will revolutionize science, religion, society and personal life.
Teter has also written a novel (The Trial of God), two plays (The Winter War and Satan II), collected poems (Paper Wing) and “a true story of passionate love and revolutionary science” (The Personal Universe). All of these works are published at www.thenextcivilization.com. Copyright is waived so that anyone can make any number of copies and distribute or sell them.
John Varick Tunney
The Changing Dream. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975.
Collected Speeches on Senate Floor by Senator John Tunney. 30 Oct. 1973. 21 July 1975. 26 Mar. 1976.
In his freshman year at Yale, John Tunney joined the Political Union and his thirst for politics was whetted. He migrated from Connecticut to California in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Judge Advocate. Having established residence in Riverside, CA during his military service, he turned to politics as his first love when he was discharged. He was elected to the House of Representatives three times and then to the U.S. Senate for one term. His public service was characterized by an interest in the environment, civil liberties, civil rights, constitutional law and foreign policy. Upon leaving the Senate he had a law practice, business career, and was a political commentator for ABC News. He currently serves as Chairman of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles.
Peter H. Tveskov
Conquered, Not Defeated: Growing Up in Denmark during the German Occupation of World War II. Center Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2003.
Peter H. Tveskov was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, completed high school in Denmark and Venezuela, and arrived in the U.S. in 1952 to study mechanical engineering at Yale. On graduation he worked for ten years with the Oilwell Supply Division of U.S. Steel Corporation as District Engineer in the oil fields of West Texas, Venezuela and Brazil. In 1966 he joined the administration of Yale University as Manager of Physical Plant and in 1978 moved on to become Director of Facilities of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. In 1985 he joined the Facilities Resource Management Company of Madison, CT, an enterprise specializing in energy management, facilities operations and construction management in educational institutions, from where he retired at the end of 1996.
On retirement he decided with the encouragement of his family to put in writing memories of his childhood during the German occupation of Denmark. After two years of historical research and writing, the book, Conquered, Not Defeated was published in 2003.
Edwin C. Vare
GOLF: The Money Swing. Guilford, CT: The Golf Press, 1997.
Hip Pocket Golf Coach. Guilford, CT: The Golf Press, 1983.
Smarting Us Up: The Undumbing of America. (Co-author with wife, Luz Shosie) Guilford, CT: Wild Rose Press, 2004.
Ned Vare grew up in Pennsylvania, got a B.A. at Yale with a major in architecture and has had an intermittent design practice ever since. He taught at private schools in New Hampshire and Florida for three years before concluding that it wastes everyone’s time. His occupations have also included furniture making and design, antiques dealing, farming/ranching in Colorado, ski instructor (Aspen and Taos), golf pro, artist, writer, and politician.
Ned and his wife, Luz, were inspired by the writings of John Holt. They raised their son, Cassidy, without schooling – with what is now called Unschooling – and, as they write in their book, the boy largely, and expertly, educated himself. It was an experiment that surpassed all their expectations, but never Cassidy’s.
Together, Ned and Luz started a worldwide support group for unschoolers and Luz has edited the Unschoolers Unlimited Newsletter for many years. Meanwhile, they have produced over one hundred TV programs about education for public access and are frequent presenters at homeschooling events. They also continue to hold gatherings for homeschoolers at their home. Ned is currently a weekly correspondent for the Shoreline Newspapers in Connecticut on matters of education.
Donald W. Velsey
Classic American Popular Song: The Second Half-Century 1950-2000. (Co-author with D. Jenness) New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2006.
My three degrees from Yale (B.A. ’56, B.Arch. ’58, and M.Arch. ’59) did not prepare me for writing a book about popular music, but my seven years at Yale certainly did. The kind of music discussed in this book could have been heard wafting from any open college window in the 1950’s in the form of jazz, show music, and quality songs from Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood.
This genre is assumed to have died out after 1950 with the on-rush of rock. It has not, nor has my interest in it. My co-author, David Jenness (an Oberlin grad) and I decided to write about what happened to the classic popular song after 1950. In fact after 1950 many songwriters were and STILL ARE writing them “they way they used to.” Among those covered in the book are 1950’s Yale contemporaries Maltby and Shire, Yale professor Maury Yeston, and many younger composers like Adam Guettel ’87, Richard Rodgers’ grandson.
Thomas Vennum, Jr.
American Indian Lacrosse – Little Brother of War. Washington, DC, and London: Smithsonian Press, 1994.
Wild Rice and the Ojibway People. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988.
Earl’s Canoe. (Co-dir. with C. Weber) Prod. Smithsonian Center for Folklife Program and Cultural Studies. DVD. Documentary Educational Resources, 1997.
Following Yale, Tom Vennum continued his musical pursuits, directing a small U.S. Army marching band in Germany, then continuing his musical education at the Yale School of Music and the New England Conservatory. His exposure to American Indian music from summers on Lake Superior's Madeline Island directed his studies towards ethnomusicology and culminated in his Harvard doctoral dissertation on the music of the Ojibwe Indians. Years of fieldwork recording in Haiti and on Indian reservations led to his appointment as ethnomusicologist in the Smithsonian's Office of Folklife Programs, where he worked on their annual folklife festival and published on a wide variety of Indian cultures, including documentary films, such as the award-winning Earl's Canoe. Collaboration with Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart resulted in the production of CDs, especially American Warriors: Songs for Indian Veterans, winner of the Native American Music Awards’ best album in 1997. Research on Indian drumsticks led Vennum to discover the relationship between music, ritual, games, and warfare in Indian culture, sparking his interest in lacrosse and publication of American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War.
Theodore S. Wilkinson 3rd
Memoir of a Marriage: Oral History of George and Mirjana Vujnovic. Ed. Washington, DC: Five and Ten Press, 2001.
“Guaranteeing Peace Agreements: the Peru-Ecuador Border Dispute.” Terrorism and Peacekeeping: New Security Challenges. Ed. V.C. Franke. Westport, CT and London: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 62-85.
Ted Wilkinson wrote the chapter on display in the 2005 book Terrorism and Peacekeeping: New Security Challenges on the basis of his experience as U.S. commissioner (along with counterparts from Brazil, Argentina and Chile) in negotiations to end the centuries-old conflict between Peru and Ecuador that had flared up once again into hostilities at the end of 1994. The U.S. supported a peacekeeping force, but insisted that the two countries resolve their dispute once and for all, which they did in 1998. Ted also recorded the personal history of George and Mirjana Vujnovich, his parents-in-law, who were married in Belgrade in 1941 and spent the next two years avoiding Axis occupation in the Levant and Africa, before George was recruited by the OSS.
G. Michael Woloch
Roman Citizenship and the Athenian Elite, A. D. 96-161: Two Prosopographical Catalogues. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 1973.
The McGill University Collection of Greek and Roman Coins. Vol. 1. Amsterdam: B. R. Gruener Publish Co., 1975.
Pierre Grimal. Roman Cities, Les villes romaines. Trans. Ed. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.
George Michael Woloch began his interest in Classics at Western Reserve Academy. He rediscovered Classics at Yale and chose it for his major. A year later he entered the Classics program at Oxford, consisting of history and philosophy. He especially liked history, and from 1963 to 1966 he was a doctoral student in Classics at Johns Hopkins, concentrating on Roman history. Influenced by the prosopographical work of Sir Ronald Syme and T.R.S. Broughton, his thesis was a study of Athenians with Roman citizenship. His professors at Hopkins recommended him to the American Numismatic Society, where he completed the summer seminar in 1964. This enabled him to supervise the cataloguing of the McGill University Collection of Greek and Roman Coins. He taught at McGill from 1961 to 2003. His third book, Roman Cities, was inspired by Pierre Senay of the Université du Québec, whom he heard lecture at McGill.
Robert R. Young
Principles and Practice of Restorative Neurology. (Co-editor with P.J. Delwaide) Oxford and London and Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd., 1992.
Diagnosis and Management of Disorders of the Spinal Cord. (Co-editor with R.M. Woolsey) Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1995.
Movement Disorders in Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. (Co-editor with A.B. Joseph) 2nd ed. Malden, MA, and London: Blackwell Scientific, Inc., 1999.
In Zoology 23 at Yale, Robert R. Young realized the nervous system presented challenges he wanted to address. He spent 1956-57 in Australia as a neurophysiology student with Sir John Eccles, Nobel laureate, and then began at Harvard, as medical student, medical intern, and neurology resident, eventually (1992) “graduating” after thirty-five years there, having been Professor of Neurology at Harvard and Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was interested in physiological aspects of neurology, including treatments of those disorders – hence books about restorative neurology (aka neurological rehabilitation), disorders of the human spinal cord (e.g., spasticity), and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and tremor. In all, he published eight books, eighty-nine chapters in other people’s books, thirty-six abstracts, seventy-seven peer-reviewed papers, and eleven miscellaneous items. He spent much of his life recording neural activity from human brains, nerves, and muscles (“Clinical Neurophysiology”), and ended his career using microelectrodes to record from brains of people with Parkinson’s disease to localize the site at which deep brain stimulation would restore much of their function.
Paul N. Zietlow
Moments of Vision: The Poetry of Thomas Hardy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974.
“The Ascending Concerns of the Ring and the Book: Reality, Moral Vision, and Salvation.” Studies in Philology 86.2 (1987): 194-218. Abstract.
“My Hero, Matthew Arnold: The Higher Criticism Among the Poets.” Valedictory Lecture (1997) Abstract.
Paul Zietlow, Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, was an English major at Yale during the heyday of the New Criticism, a critical approach based on close reading of texts and celebrating organic form, tension and ambiguity, and the autonomy of the work of art. His book on Thomas Hardy’s poetry is in this mode, but thereafter Zietlow became increasingly interested in the religious, moral, and social ambitions of the high Victorian poets, such as Tennyson and the Brownings, whom the New Critics regarded with a certain condescension. The title of Zietlow’s valedictory lecture at Indiana University was “Matthew Arnold, My Hero.”
Origins of a Catastrophe. New York and Toronto: Times Books and Random House of Canada Limited, 1996.
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
As an undergraduate, Warren Zimmermann was an intensive English major (with a special interest in ballads) and an editor of and columnist for the Yale Daily News. After two years at Cambridge, he tried his hand at journalism (he was White House correspondent for a chain of Midwestern papers), but soon joined the Foreign Service. His dispatches from his various posts were legendary in the State Department for their brilliance and literary style. He spent much of his career in Eastern Europe: in Moscow where he was Political Officer (the third-ranking official at our embassy), in Vienna where he was Ambassador to the U.N.’s Human Rights Commission, and finally in Belgrade where he was ambassador to Yugoslavia, a country that crumbled beneath his feet. Upon his retirement from the State Department in 1994, he taught at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and at Columbia University.
More importantly, he returned to writing, as a Yale Daily News editor should do. Origins of a Catastrophe, the first of the two books exhibited here, is a highly literate journal of his four years (1989-92) in Yugoslavia, giving penetrating accounts of his dealings with Slobodan Milosevic, Franco Tudgman (president of Croatia), and other racist political leaders; while it is a portrait of evil, it is also a portrait of the decency of our classmate Warren. His second book, First Great Triumph, is a masterpiece of the art of multiple biography, recounting the interlocking lives of five men, including Theodore Roosevelt, who propelled the United States from being a regional power to a world power in the decades bracketing the turn of the last century. In the course of the book, he follows the most altruistic (though sometimes misused) attribute of our foreign policy, the global promotion of human rights and democracy. Warren was proud of the fact that he has traced this trend back to Lincoln, by way of John Hay, the eldest and the mentor of the five subjects of this book; Hay, Secretary of State under Roosevelt, had started his career, in his early twenties, as an assistant to Abraham Lincoln and was much influenced by the Emancipation Proclamation. Evidently decency in diplomacy, which describes Warren’s own career, had deep roots in our culture. Both books were awarded prizes by the State Department as the best books of their years by a Foreign Service officer. They neatly round out Warren’s life.
LAST NAMES OF WIVES
Submissions by Wives
Rochel U. Berman
Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial. New York and Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2005.
Rochel Berman, wife of George R. Berman, is author of the highly-acclaimed Dignity Beyond Death, which has been named as a 2005 selection by the Association of Jewish Libraries and a finalist in the 2005 National Jewish Book Council Awards. She was a member of the Congregation Rosh Pinah Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) in Westchester, NY for seventeen years, and she is currently a member of the Boca Raton Synagogue Chevra Kadisha. She also serves as a consultant to the Congregation B’nai Torah Chevra Kadisha in Boca Raton, FL. In 2004, she narrated a Public Broadcasting System segment on Chevra Kadisha that aired on “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.”
Mrs. Berman holds a master’s degree in group work and community organization from Hunter College School of Social Work. She has written and lectured extensively. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Hadassah Magazine, Voluntary Action Leadership, The Gerontologist, and Religious Education.
Linda A. Braun
Helping Young Children Learn. (Co-author with E.G. Pitcher and S.G. Feinburg and M.G. Lasher) 2nd ed. Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1974.
Helping Parents in Groups: A Leader’s Handbook. (Co-author with J.K.Coplon and P.C. Sonnenschein) Boston: Resource Communications, Inc., 1984.
Linda Braun, wife of Peter Braun, spent her entire career in the field of education: special education, early childhood education, teacher education and parenting education. As a faculty member, first at Tufts University (ten years) and then at Wheelock College (twenty-five years), Linda created curriculum for both classroom use and for teacher education. Helping Young Children Learn is a text developed to train the first Head Start teachers. Helping Parents in Groups was the first guide of its kind for people who wished to help parents learn parenting skills in a supportive and educational environment. Linda spent the last fifteen years of her career developing and running a non-profit agency called Families First Parenting Programs; its mission, to strengthen families by helping parents of all backgrounds to build positive relationships with their children, remains basic and timely.
Seventy Five Years of Cinema. (Co-translator with J. Slavic) Tel-Aviv, Israel: Masada Press, 1969.
I helped a friend translate this French history of the cinema when I was already a media journalist with Israel Radio and Television. Working on this project was a kind of holiday from the daily pressures of interviewing and preparing news stories. I have always loved the films and in those years, just after the Six Days War, miracles seemed possible and the cinema was true magic – Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti, Truffault.... Actually, my favorite movie is Les Enfants du Paradis which I could easily get myself to see once a year for the rest of my life. [Nurith Brier is the wife of Peter A. Brier.]
Katharine L. Brown
Virginia’s Cattle Story: The First Four Centuries. (Co-author with N. T. Sorrells) Staunton, VA: Lot’s Wife Publishing, 2004.
Staunton’s Newtown: Portrait of a Historic District. Staunton, VA: Lot’s Wife Publishing, 2005.
Robert “King” Carter: Builder of Christ Church. Staunton, VA: Lot’s Wife Publishing, 2001.
Growing up in a Second Empire Victorian mansion that her great-great grandfather built probably lies at the root of Katharine Brown’s fascination with historic architecture and historic preservation. Living there with her great-grandmother, who remembered being carried on her father’s shoulders to see Lincoln’s funeral train, filled her head with history from an early age. She majored in it at Hollins, took a Ph.D. in it at The Johns Hopkins, and has practiced history professionally as a college professor, history museum director, and as partner in a local history publishing firm for nearly four decades. She and Madison Brown met at Hopkins as graduate students, married there in 1964, raised three sons and now have three granddaughters. She has written a dozen local history books and hopes to do half a dozen more before retiring her pen.
Thinking About Quality: Progress, Wisdom, and the Deming Philosophy. (Co-author with L. Dobyns) New York: Random House, Inc., 1994.
If Japan Can…Why Can’t We? (Co-pro. with R. Lockhart) Narr. L. Dobyns. DVD. NBC News White Paper, June 1980.
Clare Crawford-Mason’s 1980 NBC documentary, If Japan Can…Why Can't We? raised popular awareness of quality, productivity and the global marketplace and led to two books and numerous documentaries on better management practices. She was a founding editor and Washington Bureau Chief of People Magazine. She reported on the Kennedy to the Reagan administrations from the White House and did the first national television and magazine reports about spouse abuse (l975), child sexual abuse (1977), and abortion as a political issue (l979). In the 1960’s she joined the White Citizen’s Council and helped stop its move north; and another story led to America’s first gun control law. She has received a Peabody Award and two Emmys and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She wanted to be a journalist from childhood in order to find out what was really happening. She is still working on it. [Clare Crawford-Mason is the wife of Robert W. Mason.]
Susanna M. Euston
Yoga Your Way: Customizing Your Home Practice. New York: Lark Books, 2004.
Yoga Your Way: Customizing Your Home Practice was specially designed by yoga student Susanna MacKenzie Euston and teacher Cindy Dollar. Although there are a lot of yoga books available, and many that offer great advice, Susanna couldn't find one that supported her in starting and maintaining a home practice. She and husband, Andy Euston, had been taking yoga classes since 2000, and it was time to make it a full-time practice. So she, as a professional photographer and designer, and Cindy, as an experienced teacher, put their heads together and produced Yoga Your Way.
“Fields of Blue.” Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement. Athens, GA, and London: The University of Georgia Press, 2002. 335-375.
Casey Hayden, a fourth generation Texan and the wife of Paul W. Buckwalter, was a founding member of both Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the intellectual center of the 1960’s political and cultural revolution, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youth wing of the black uprising of that era. She worked with SNCC from 1960 to 1966. Her writings, with Mary King, are credited with sparking the women’s liberation movement in the New Left. She has published most recently in Deep in Our Hearts, Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement and Being Bodies, Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment.
Ellen J. O’Flaherty
Toxicants and Drugs: Kinetics and Dynamics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1981.
Dr. Ellen J. O’Flaherty, wife of Thomas H. O’Flaherty, is retired as the director of the environmental toxicology program in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This book was originally developed as the basis for a new course taught as part of this graduate program. Mathematical descriptions of the movement of an environmental agent through the body – its kinetics – and of the relationship of its actions to its concentrations in different tissues – its dynamics – are today an integral part of the data base relied on in the typical regulatory standard-setting process. Dr. O’Flaherty has served as a consultant, generally in the area of regulatory action, to federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Center for Toxicological Research. Her areas of specific expertise are lead and chromium kinetics and toxicity.
Now Where? Places in Oregon to Go with Kids. (Co-author with N. M. McCarthy) Lake Grove, OR: Lee Neff Printing, 1974.
It’s 1972, the youngest of your three kids is out of diapers, and your husband, James B. Tuggle, are looking for things to do on weekends and holidays that will educate them some times and entertain other times, but you don’t have a lot of money to spend and, in Oregon, the weather may not cooperate. What do you do? Well, you look it up in the local guidebook, of course. But wait! There isn’t one. At least, not yet. And wouldn’t all those other parents with young kids face the same questions? Yes! Thus it was that Joyce and her friend Nancy, with their six kids, undertook to research and write and illustrate just such a book. The book’s introduction tells the story. Three printings testified to the need. As a result, lots of kids had more fun, more parents had less worry, and an avalanche of similar guidebooks followed.
Wendy Allen Wheeler
Path through the Fire: A Cancer Story. Northford, CT: Wendy Allen Wheeler, 1998.
In June of 1994, Wendy Allen Wheeler, wife of Bob Wheeler, was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent nine months of chemotherapy and radiation. During that time, she kept a journal and made thirty eight color drawings, activities which, along with the unwavering support of family and friends, helped her to heal. She was encouraged by her family to turn her journal and drawings into a book and, in 1998, she self-published Path through the Fire. She has sold almost 2,000 copies and has given talks and book signings all over the country. It is not a book just about cancer. It is not about “art.” It is one woman’s story about accessing one’s own inner creative resources as a means of healing and is for anyone facing decisions and trauma in their lives.
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