hein book imagePublic 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).

washburn book imageArt 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.

blosser book imageDescribed 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 Portland.

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).

clifton book imageChas 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.


raichlen book imageSteven Raichlen ’75 published his 27th book, Raichlen on Ribs (Workman Publishing, 2006). His television show, Barbecue University, is in its fourth season on PBS.

damato book imageBarrio: 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.

davis book imageSusan 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.

kemmerer book imageLisa 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.

phoenix book imageThe 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 Anthropology” course.

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.