Public Art: Thinking Museums Differently, by Hilde
Stern Hein ’53, was published in August by AltaMira Press. Hein is Associate
Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, at Holy Cross College, and is a visiting scholar
at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, “reprising an old project
to make introductory philosophy teaching less androcentric.” Her previous books
include The Museum in Transition: A Philosophical Perspective (2000) and The
Exploratorium: The Museum as Laboratory (1990).
Betty Ishida ’57 wrote a chapter, “Carotenoids,
Chemistry, Sources and Physiology,” for the Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (2nd
edition; B. Caballero and L. Allen, eds; Elsevier Publishing, 2005).
Art Washburn ’57 recently published a book
of poems, Shadow-maker (Booksurge, 2005). His poems are images of the Rio Grande
Valley, together with reflections about childhood, the absurdity of war, and avenues
for peace. Shadow-maker is available from Amazon.com. Washburn, who taught deaf
children for 45 years, is retired and lives in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado.
Ray Raphael ’65, MAT ’68,
has published Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past (The New
Press, 2006). The book details how and why our most cherished tales were invented in
the 19th century, and why we continue to tell them. Raphael has written books about topics
including male initiation rites, education, regional history (Northwest California),
and timber politics. He is a senior research fellow at Humboldt State University. View
Ray Raphael's website.
Paul Linden ’67 has published an e-book, Teaching
Children Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution (2006),
which focuses on the role of the body in conflict resolution and peacemaking (www.being-in-movement.com/).
Linden and his wife, Peggy Berger, founded the Columbus Center for Movement Studies
in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982. They have been practicing and teaching somatic disciplines
and Aikido for over 30 years, with a focus on the interrelation of self-exploration
and enhancement of performance.
Described as a “moving, evocative memoir,” At Home in the Vineyard,
by Susan Sokol Blosser MAT ’67, was published
in August by the University of California Press. Sokol Blosser’s story explores
her experience in starting a vineyard in the Dundee Hills in the 1970s, helping develop
the Oregon wine industry, and coming of age. She is president of Sokol Blosser Winery,
and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Public Service in 2004 from the University of
Alan Mussell MAT ’68 just published his first
novel, The Last Crusade (iUniverse, 2006). The book is available and reviewed
on the websites of Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles, and Borders (ISBN 0-595-37944-3).
Bruce Auerbach ’69 has published Qualitative
Data: An Introduction to Coding and Analysis with his colleague, Louise B. Silverstein
(New York University Press, 2003).
Chas S. Clifton ’73 has written Her Hidden
Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America (2006), published under the
AltaMira Press imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. He teaches writing at Colorado
State University–Pueblo, and serves as editor of The Pomegranate: The International
Journal of Pagan Studies.
Steven Raichlen ’75 published his 27th book, Raichlen
on Ribs (Workman Publishing, 2006). His television show, Barbecue University,
is in its fourth season on PBS.
Barrio: Photographs from Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village (University
of Chicago Press, 2006) is the first book by Paul D’Amato ’80.
The book contains 90 images, representative of the 14 years he spent photographing public
and private life in the two Mexican communities. D’Amato, who is associate professor
of photography at Columbia College Chicago, has been recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller
Study Center in Bellagio, Italy, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Sarah Wadsworth ’86 published In the Company
of Books: Literature and Its “Classes” in Nineteenth-Century America (University
of Massachusetts Press, 2006). She also recently guest-edited a special volume of the
journal Libraries and Culture, devoted to the library of the Woman’s
Building of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. She is assistant professor of English
at Marquette University.
Susan Davis ’88 published a collection of
poetry, Gathering Sound, in August (Fairweather Books, Bedbug Press). Her poetry
and prose have appeared in the Paris Review, the Antioch Review, Nimrod,
the Boston Review, and the Western Humanities Review, as well as on
National Public Radio. She is senior producer of the State of Things on WUNC
North Carolina Public Radio.
Lisa Kemmerer ’88 has published In Search
of Consistency: Ethics and Animals (Brill, 2006). The book introduces the most
important ideas in animal ethics and builds on a critical dialogue emerging at the
intersection of animal rights, environmental ethics, and religious studies. Kemmerer
is an assistant professor at Montana State University–Billings.
The Heart of the Cult, a first novel by Lena Phoenix ’90 (née
Cindy Eckhardt), is the story of a woman who becomes deeply involved in an alternative
spiritual sect, and explores the complex dynamics between spiritual teachers and their
most devoted students (Garuda, Inc., 2006). See http://theheartofacult.com/.
A first book by Douglas Sackman ’90, Orange
Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden, was published in 2005 by the University
of California Press. An environmental and cultural history of California focusing on
the citrus industry, Orange Empire received the Martin Ridge Award from the
Historical Society of Southern California. Sackman also published “Putting Gender
on the Table: Food and the Family Life of Nature,” in Seeing Nature through
Gender, Virginia Scharff, ed. (University Press of Kansas, 2003). The latter grew
out of a seminar paper he wrote on Yurok Indians and salmon for Gail Kelly in her “Symbolic
Slow Food Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area, co-written by Sylvan
Brackett ’98, was published this year by Chelsea Green Publishing. Brackett,
who runs Alice Waters’ office at Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California,
is a member of Bay Area Slow Food.