on Oriental Rugs (A Fifty-year Passion), by Jacob Avshalomov ’43, was published by
XLibris last year. With encouragement from his wife, Doris Felde Avshalomov ’43, he
wrote the story of his enchantment with Oriental rugs through the five decades he spent searching
for, buying, selling, swapping, and restoring them. Avshalomov, an award-winning composer,
examines the rugs that have been or are currently in the couple’s collection as works
of art, and considers their relationship to the designs of classical music.
Kelley ’44 has written his first book at age 83. Reaching for
Manhood at Steamboat Bay is a coming of age memoir of his adventures working for a salmon cannery in Southeast
Alaska during the summer of 1939 (Lighthouse Press, 2005).
Elizabeth Riddle Jackson ’47 wrote English translations for five poems by Yves Peyré,
an award-winning contemporary French poet, in Cosmogonie intime/An Intimate
collector’s edition livre d’artiste (Moving Parts Press, 2005).
out in the Rain, a collection of poems (1947–85) by Gary
Snyder ’51, was
published with a new introduction by the author in December (Shoemaker & Hoard).
Paul Abramson ’52 is co-author of Space Planning for Institutions
of Higher Education (Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 2006). Abramson is president of
Stanton Leggett & Associates, space-planning consultants in Harrison, New York.
“The Diaries of Helen Lawrence Walters,” by Michael
Munk ’56, appeared
in the Winter 2005 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. His book, A
Red Guide to Portland,
is intended for publication in 2007 by Portland State University’s Ooligan Press.
The fourth edition of the textbook, Principles of Everyday Behavior
Analysis, by L. Keith
Miller ’57, was published last June by Thompson Wadsworth publishers. Miller is professor
of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas, and his book, thus far, has sold
Walker ’69 has published Stained Glass in Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library:
A Guide to the Decorative Glass of G. Owen Bonawit (Wildwood Press, 2006). A companion to her
book, Bonawit, Stained Glass & Yale: G. Owen Bonawit’s Work at Yale University & Elsewhere (Wildwood Press, 2002), Stained
Glass in Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library is a listing
of source illustrations for the painted and stained medallions in the Sterling Memorial Library
identified by Walker—140 remain from 680 overall. Prior to her position as special
collections librarian at Reed, she was head of preservation (1972–90) and curator of
the Arts of the Book Collection (1979–90) at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library.
Wildwood Press is her own imprint.
The article, “A Round is a Circle . . . ” (a practical meditation on the learning
resonance of circles, rounds, and music), by Terry Boyarsky ’70, was published in the
Teaching Artist Journal (2006, vol. 4, no. 1).
Brackett ’70 is co-author of Building the Japanese House Today (Harry Abrams, 2005).
The book went into its second printing one month after its release.
The fifth edition of The Blair Handbook, co-written by Alan
Hayakawa ’70, was published
by Prentice Hall this year. Hayakawa is working as new media coordinator at the Patriot
News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Matthew Kangas ’71 has two new books, Camille Patha: Geography
of Desire (Hallie Ford
Museum of Art) and Craft and Concept: The Rematerialization of the Art
Object (Midmarch Arts
Scientists: The Journeys and Discoveries of 24 Men and Women of Science, by Barry
was published in the U.S. by Raincoast Books in April. In his book, Shell examines the scientific
drive and discovers the source of inspiration in the love of discovery. The book is full
photographs, and educational experiments that kids can do themselves, and inspiring discussions
on how to embark on a career in science. He also has written for publications such as Equinox,
Adbusters, the New York Times, and the Globe and Mail.
“Adrift at Notre Dame,” a poem by Lauren
is part of the Best New Poets 2005 anthology, published by Meridian magazine (University
of Virginia), and was selected as one of the two open-competition prizewinners. She is a
lecturer in writing and literature at Stanford and lives each summer in Oxford, England.
Zeigler ’89 co-authored Moving Beyond GI Jane: Women and the U.S.
was published in 2005 by University Press of America.
Case, by Alafair Burke ’91, was published by Henry Holt & Company last year.
Burke is at work on her fourth novel.
Chronicles Inventing the American Photo Album (Princeton Architectural Press and
Reed College) with texts by Cooley Gallery director Stephanie
Snyder ’91, Barbara Levine,
Matthew Stadler, and Terry Toedtemeier, is the companion piece to an exhibition of early
American vernacular photography mounted at Reed’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.The
elegant large-format book illustrates the material origins and popular interest in documenting
everyday life that followed the introduction of Eastman Kodak’s first cameras in 1889.
The exhibition was curated by Stephanie Snyder and Barbara Levine from Levine’s extensive
Dylan McGee ’91 recently published two papers, one on sovereign bond default risk
in the International Review of Economics and Finance, the other on paradigms for cost benefit
analysis of pollution regulation in the Interdisciplinary Environmental
Cowan ’92 has written The
Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse (Yale University Press, 2005). At Portland State University in February, he presented
the Friends of History Endowed Lecture, “The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse.” Cowan
earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Princeton. He has taught at the University of Sussex
at Brighton, U.K., and at Yale University; and he is Canada Research Chair in Early Modern
British History at McGill University in Montreal.
“Negotiating NATO’s Future in the New Europe,” by Will
Swarts ’92 and Aparna Mukherjee, was published in the essay collection Building
a New Transatlantic Generation: 20 Years of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program,
Kirsten Ostherr ’93, assistant professor of English at Rice University, has published
Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse
of World Health (Duke
University Press, 2005). In her book, Ostherr analyzes the visual representation of biological
contagion in public health films, Hollywood movies, television, and the internet as it affects
understandings of the origins and spread of disease from the 1940s to the present day.
Sharpe ’01 is editor of a new magazine featuring short-story nonfiction,
Four Hundred Words. For the first issue, Sharpe elicited essays, each no more than 400 words,
on the topic of autobiography. She received several hundred responses and selected 66. The
issue, which appeared in August, was favorably reviewed and marketed, including to Powell’s
Books. (Four Hundred Words has also been picked up for distribution by Microcosm Publishing,
based in Portland.) The second issue, on compulsions, was published in March. The magazine
project grew out of Sharpe’s (post-college) interest in learning about how others understand
and find their place in the world. She intends to produce two issues per year (www.fourhundredwords.com).