New exhibition to show works of Robert Morris '58
Morris's Minimalist sculptures, installations, environmental projects, and performance works have been at the center of developments in modernist and postmodernist art since the early 1960s. "A continuous project altered daily" was the title of a performance-installation work in the late '60s, and this could define the development of his work as a whole, though Morris often carries on several seemingly disparate projects simultaneously. His gray, geometric sculptures of the sixties, for instance, coincided with a body of neo-Dada works. His approach to art making has involved both the sober investigation of a problem or phenomenon and the adoption of demythologized gestures, involving skepticism, social (and contemporary art) criticism, and self-parody. Morris's work has been included in numerous important national and international exhibitions over the past 40 years. A major retrospective was shown at the Guggenheim Museum (both uptown and downtown buildings) in 1995.
Morris comes to Reed as the second Stephen Ostrow Distinguished Visitor in the Visual Arts; the first was Jules Feiffer.
Morris will give two public lectures at Reed: "Professional Rules" on November 12 at 7 p.m., Vollum Lecture Hall, and "Cezanne's Mountains" on November 13 at 4:30 p.m., psychology auditorium.
Gregory's research interests are primarily in Australian labor markets, international comparisons of labor markets, and economic policy. He has been closely involved in Australian economic policy development in a number of different areas, including health, education, and employment.
"Chinese Poets in Exile: An evening with Yan Li and Meng Lang," with commentary by Charles Wu, was presented in September.
Meng Lang and Yan Li rose to fame in the "new wave" of creativity after the Cultural Revolution. They spoke on their work and experiences, and Charles Wu, professor of Chinese and humanities at Reed, offered an overview of how the two fit into the larger picture of contemporary Chinese poetry.
The philosophy depart- ment sponsored a seminar, "Substitution and Simple Sentences," and a talk on "Plants and Animals: Do Women Think Differently from Men and Should Philosophers Care?" by Professor Jennifer Saul from the University of Sheffield in September.
Ringle to coordinate Murdock initiative
Ringle will identify goals for future uses of educational technology and specific ways in which a Murdock grant program may be of benefit to participating colleges and universities.
Wersch joins CUPA board of directors as president elect
An active member of CUPA since 1990, Wersch has served as the northwestern region's chair-elect, 1994-95 chair, and past chair; as vice president of the publications and research advisory board and co-chair of the communication and education committee; and as a member of several national ad hoc committees.
Established more than 50 years ago, CUPA is an international network of 6,300 human resource administrators representing more than 1,700 colleges and universities as well as others interested in the advancement of the human resource profession. The association promotes the effective management and development of human resources in higher education.