Reunions 2000 -- June 8-10

Reunion attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of academic and other subjects when members of the faculty and staff present lectures throughout the weekend. In addition, faculty members will attend class dinners on Friday, June 9. So come back to school! You may appreciate it even more the second time around.

Collecting Organic Form, a slide lecture of installation works from 1995 to 2000
Gerri Ondrizek, assistant professor of art, will talk about the art of human cellular tissue, seen through the microscope. She will show slides of her work, including her latest installation, De Visurum Strura: the Structure of Flesh.

Inside College Admission
Nancy Donehower, dean of admission, will address the college selection process and provide a unique perspective and inside information about college admission (not specifically related to Reed) through application case studies.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
Mary Catherine King, associate dean for student and health services, will tell us how young people are bombarded with an ever-increasing amount of information and influence from a plethora of sources. King will talk about some of the pressures and pathologies teens face today-some new, some not so new.

Form and Function in the Iliad
Charles Svitavsky, professor emeritus, English and humanities, will speak from an adaptation of an oft-given Humanities 110 lecture. Some may be surprised to discover bits of it still lodged in memory. Svitavsky will show how Homer uses form in the Iliad to shape the reader's response.

A Musical Detective Story
Virginia Hancock '62, professor of music, unravels the story of Johannes Brahms's Fest-und Gedenkspruche, three ceremonial motets for double chorus on Biblical texts. Their history involves corporate scheming, pirated copies, and an unauthorized performance.

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