1999 Alumni College

"Heavenly Spheres and Revolutions: How Copernicus Transformed the Order of the World," June 9–11, 1999

The course will feature lectures on Aristotelian philosophy, cosmology and morality, and planetary astronomy. Participants will break into small conferences for discussions. Readings will be from Aristotle, Augustine, Copernicus, and Thomas Kuhn’s The Copernican Revolution.

For more information call the alumni office at 503/777-7789.

Faculty lectures at Reunions99

Reunion attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of academic subjects when several members of the faculty present lectures throughout the weekend. In addition, various faculty members will be attending individual class dinners on Friday night. So come back to school! You might appreciate it more the second time around—especially when reading and homework are optional.

The Course of Empire: The United States and Panama at the Cusp of the Millennium—Laura Arnold, assistant professor of English and humanities, explores American views of and current ambivalence about empire by comparing the importance of the Panama Canal for early American identity with its role in 1999.

Global Threat or Globaloney?—Kimberly Clausing, assistant professor of economics, will address the effects of globalization on the U.S. economy.

When is a Mustard Not a Mustard?—Keith Karoly, assistant professor of biology, will speak on the evolution, systematics, and the origins of higher taxa, and on a long-term research project by Reed biology students on vascular plant diversity.

Overachievement: A New Look—Kathryn Oleson, assistant professor of psychology, will discuss a recent model that considers how overachievers feel, think, and behave.

Duke Ellington: Greatest Composer of the Century?—David Schiff, R.P. Wollenberg Professor of Music, will present an introduction to the development, scope, and significance of Duke Ellington’s music.

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