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University of Rochester

Volume 61, Number 2, Winter 1998-99

Departments Features
Letters to the Editor

President's Page

Rochester in Review

  • Major gift restores library reading room
  • Faculty receive Goergen Awards
  • Rochester, Polish University reaffirm collaboration
  • President Emeritus Wallis dies
  • Forum 98 sets course for women
  • Four appointed to endowed chairs
  • Institute of Biomedical Sciences continues to rise
  • In brief
  • Notes on research
  • A new way to treat Alzheimer's: epilepsy drugs
  • Rochester quotes
  • Sports: 1998 Hall of Famers
  • Review Point: Howard Kirschenbaum, Warner School

Alumni Review

  • Sesquicentennial celebrations nationwide
  • Four join Trustees' Council
  • Simon sets Paris reunion for all alumni
  • Alumni legacies
  • Alumni Councils

Alumni Gazette

  • Through-hiker: John Illig '86
  • Healthy survivorship: Wendy Schlessel Harpham '80M (MD)
  • Our eight-footed friends: John Cigliano '85
  • Making military history: James Johnson '70M (MD)
  • The story of the opera: Wende Persons '79W, Paula Kimper '79E
  • How to play longer, better: Howard Scott '41

Class Notes

Books & Recordings
by alumni and faculty

  • Recommended Reading

Arthur Miller '56

Back cover
Homework: Wilson Day

Alumni Association Announcements

The World at Rochester

Undergraduates share some thoughts on where they came from, how they're faring now, and where they hope to go from here.

Fish Story
by Tom Rickey

After years of concern over the possible toxic effects of consuming mercury-tainted fish, a Rochester team has shown that it is still OK to chow down on those tempting fruits of the sea that we used to think were so good for us.

Y2K and All That
by Sally Parker

A popular-culture expert dissects the current American fascination with angels, dinosaurs, and aliens, among other forms of millennial madness.

Cliff Notes
by Rose Ericson

Simon School professor Clifford Smith is as likely to quote Yogi Berra as Adam Smith, to liken derivative securities to Legos, and to ask his audience to deal with such improbabilities as an orchestra concertmaster hammering at a nail with his violin.

School for Serpents
by Steve Bradt

It turns out snakes are a lot smarter than anyone thought. In fact, more than one corn snake in David Holtzman's lab has proved itself a real smart asp.

Diva with a Difference
by Kathy Thomas

Renée Fleming '83E (MM): Aside from her gorgeous voice, abundance of talent, and hyper-dynamic energy, she's also sort of . . . normal.

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