Reflections on the Overworked American
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1993
The Athenaeum is proud to present economist Dr. Juliet
Schor. Dr. Schor is a professor at Harvard University and
staff consultant for Z magazine. She has lectured and written
widely on a variety of issues of economic interest. Currently, she
is completing a new book The Decline of Leisure Time (1993), which
chronicles the rising overwork of the American population. Dr.
Schor also is the author (with Daniel Cantor) of the controversial
Tunnel Vision: Labor, the World Economy and Central America (1987),
which exposes the origins and motivations of the AFL-CIO's
foreign policy. She was the founding member of the South End
Press and the Center for Popular Economics.
Dr. Schor received a BA degree from Wesleyan University and
PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts. Before
joining Harvard's faculty in 1984, she taught at Barnard College
and Columbia University. Her honors include the Distinguished
Teacher Award at the University of Massachusetts and the
Brookings Research Fellowship in Economic Studies in the year
Women's Roles in Medieval Times
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1993 12:15 p.m.
Novelist and professor of government at CMC, Judith
Merkle has been fascinated by the medieval era since her
adolescence. Although her professional career has taken her into
other byways, it has never lessened her long and intense interest
in the fourteenth century.
Professor Merkle's first novel, A Vision of Light, published in
1989, challenges all of our notions about women's roles in the
medieval era. Her subsequent novels, In Pursuit of the Green Lion (1990)
and upcoming The Oracle Glass, have also received great critical acclaim.
Ms. Merkle earned both her B.A. and Ph.D. from University of
California, Berkeley, taking time out for the AM at Harvard
This is a wonderful opportunity for lunchtime conversation
with CMC's own popular professor/novelist.
Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. Professor Merkle speaks at
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21, 1993
As part of its Holocaust commemoration, the Athenaeum
presents Dr. Lawrence L. Langer. Dr. Langer will provide
us with a videotape presentation of survivor testimony, along
with his own commentary.
Dr. Langer is a professor of English and holds the Alumnae
Endowed Chair at Simmons College. He also has lectured or
been a fellow at Yale University, the University of Connecticut,
and Harvard University. Some of his books include Holocaust
Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory (1991), Visions of Survival: The Holocaust
and the Human Spirit (1982), and The Age of Atrocity: Death in Modern
Literature (1978). In addition to books. Dr. Langer has written many
chapters and articles on a variety of subjects.
Please join us for what will prove to be a very moving
EARTH DAY SYMPOSIUM
DAN GUTHRIE P'83
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1993 12:15 p.m.
Earth Day was created by Denis Hayes in 1973 to increase
awareness of global environmental problems. In recognition
of the 20th anniversary of this historic event, ASCMC would like
to invite you to join local experts in a discussion of urgent
problems facing us today.
Four professors will give brief introductions and then break
into smaller groups according to interests. Ward Elliott,
professor of government, will lead a discussion on
overpopulation. Keck science professors Dan Guthrie, Robert
Feidmeth, and Robert Pinnell will direct discussions on
endangered species, water pollution, and ozone depletion,
Don't miss this opportunity to be an active part of one of the
Earth Week events here at CMC. Share your knowledge and
opinions on these topics with other concerned students. Perhaps
through stimulating discussions we can find a way to work
through these pressing environmental problems - before it's
Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. The discussion begins at 12:15
CMC Senior Art Show
TONYA HAMMOND '93
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1993 7:00 p.m.
The art of CMC senior Tonya Hammond '93 will be displayed
at an opening reception in the Security Pacific room at the
Athenaeum. Ms. Hammond is a double major in history and
studio art, and her show is a combination of painting and
ceramic works. The paintings fuse portraiture and semi-photo
realism to produce a unique effect. The ceramic pieces are both
sculptures and beaded necklaces.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:00 p.m. and
reservations are not required. You won't want to miss this gala
Report from Somalia and a Look to the Future
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1993 4:00 p.m., MARY PICKFORD AUDITORIUM
With three decades of global diplomatic experience,
Ambassador Robert Oakley is the troubleshooter U.S.
presidents have relied on when America's role in calming world
hot spots called for the greatest skill.
The most recent example came when President George Bush
asked Ambassador Oakley to serve as U.S. Special Envoy to
Somalia in an effort to save the African nation from starvation
Ambassador Oakley was already nationally known as a skilled
diplomat as a result of his three years as U.S. Ambassador to
Pakistan during the time that the Mujahideen fought the
Soviet-installed regime in Afghanistan.
He had also served previously as U.S. Ambassador to Zaire
and to Somalia, so was certainly no stranger to Africa. Other
overseas postings included Sudan, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, Paris,
and strife-torn Beirut.
Ambassador Oakley is a fellow of the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace and a recipient of several high awards for
his service to the country.
Ambassador Oakley speaks at 4:00 p.m. in Mary Pickford
From Inside the Clinton Campaign
TIMOTHY WRIGHT III '77
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1993
What was it like to work on Bill Clinton's presidential
campaign? Find out from CMC alumnus Tim Wright,
who served as domestic policy director to the campaign.
After the election, Mr. Wright served on the Clinton
transition team as chief policy specialist for the Health and
Human Services Cluster, which included the Department of
Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Additionally, he led the confirmation team for Henry Cisneros as
secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Mr. Wright is an expert in urban economic development. In
Chicago, he has served as Commissioner of Economic
Development, where he was responsible for the formulation of
economic development policy, programming project
development and implementation. He also pioneered Chicago's
Minority Leveraged Buyout Program, a program supporting the
acquisition of industrial companies by qualified minority
entrepreneurs. Currently, Mr. Wright is Of Counsel to the
Chicago-based law firm of Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd.
Mr. Wright graduated from CMC in 1977 with dual degrees
in economics and political science. He also holds a JD from
UCLA Law School
Sacred Earth and Healing Rituals of Tibet
GADEN SHARTSE MONKS OF TIBET
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1993
The Gaden Shartse Monks of Tibet, living in exile in
southern India, have embarked on a second world tour.
Eleven monks will perform their 600 year old sacred healing
chants, Buddhist monastic debates, and Tibetan cultural dances.
Their presentation includes explanation and translation by Ven.
Cheme Tsering. Professor Cynthia Humes is sponsoring this
visit by the monks, and they will also attend her class "World of
Buddism" Wednesday afternoon.
Guided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, temporal and
spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and Nobel Peace Laureate
in 1989, Gaden Shartse monastic college was reestablished in
India after the occupation of Tibet by Communist China. Gaden
is recognized for being one of the foremost centers of education
in all aspects of Tibetan Buddhism and was the third largest
center for learning in Tibet until 1959.
Please join us for what promises to be an enriching cultural
and learning experience.
The NAMES Project Aids Memorial Quilt
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1993
Cleve Jones founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial
Quilt in 1986 after AIDS took the life of a close friend. The
quilt, with almost two thousand panels, was first displayed on
the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C., on October 11, 1987.
The quilt now has more than twenty thousand panels, each
dedicated in remembrance of a loved one who has died of AIDS.
The goals of the NAMES Project is to bring a human element to
the statistics behind AIDS and to increase awareness of HIV and
In the early 1970s, Mr. Jones worked for Harvey Milk, the
city supervisor of San Francisco and one of the first openly gay
elected officials. He has since worked for state Assemblyman Leo
McCarthy and as an assistant to Art Agnos, then the mayor of
San Francisco. He also served as an elected member of the San
Francisco County Democratic Central Committee. In 1982, Mr.
Jones helped to create the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, one
of the first organizations established in the United States in
response to the AIDS epidemic.
The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be exhibited
for general viewing in McKenna Auditorium and the
Athenaeum from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30, and from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2. Mr.
Jones speaks Thursday, April 29.
NEW STUDENT FELLOWS SELECTED
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to announce the selection of the new Fellows for 1993-1994. Congratulations to Carol Bien-Willner and Henry Taylor, class of 1994.