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Reed College will open the 1997-98 academic year with convocation ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, in the Kaul Auditorium on the Reed campus.

The program includes an address on The Odyssey by C.D.C. Reeve, Reed professor of philosophy and humanities, and remarks from Reed's president, Steven Koblik.

C.D.C. Reeve, professor of philosophy and humanities, has been a member of the Reed faculty since 1976. A specialist in ancient Greek philosophy, his latest book is Plato: Cratylus (Hackett, 1998). His most recent books include Aristotle: Politics (Hackett, 1998), Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle (Hackett, 1995), Plato: Republic (Hackett, 1992), and Practices of Reason: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Clarendon Press, 1992), which was named an outstanding academic book for 1994 by Choice magazine. His translations have also been included in Plato: Complete Works (Hackett, 1997).

A graduate of Trinity College in Dublin, and a citizen of Ireland, Reeve received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His numerous academic honors include a Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award and a Rockefeller fellowship. Reeve has served as visiting scholar at the 1993 NEH Summer Institute on Knowledge, Teaching, and Wisdom; at Roanoke College; at Brown University's Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy; and for the Oregon Council for the Humanities, among others. His papers have been published in many books and journals such as International Philosophical Quarterly, Political Theory, and the forthcoming Philosophy as Education (Routledge) and A Companion to the Philosophers (Blackwell). Reeve spoke on "The Angers of Achilleus: An Introduction to Homeric Ethics" at Reed College's 1994 lecture series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the humanities at Reed.