Malcolm Klein ’52 has published two books, numbers 17 and 18: Street Gang Patterns and Policies (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Chasing After Street Gangs: A Forty-Year Journey (Prentice-Hall, 2006).
The Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories from Our Radical Past, by Michael Munk ’56, was published May 1, by Portland State University’s Ooligan Press. The book is an informal history of the city’s radical, labor, and equal rights struggles since the 19th century, and briefly describes, locates on maps, and often illustrates approximately 150 sites that evoke the people, events, and organizations marking that history—including a few related to Reed. Reviewing the book, Maurice Isserman ’73 writes: “Michael Munk is the Lewis and Clark of Portland’s radical past, leading his readers on a voyage of discovery through a long-lost and wonderfully evocative historical terrain. I only wish the Red Guide had been around in the days when I was one of those Portland radicals he writes about with such knowledge (and affection).”
How We Spent Our Time, a collection of poetry by Vern Rutsala ’56, was published last year by the Akron University Press. The collection received the 2004 Akron Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. New poems by Rutsala are scheduled to appear in the Paris Review and the American Poetry Review.
“Grimahlka,” the latest short story by Caroline Miller ’59 MAT ’65, appeared in the March edition of Tales of the Talisman.
Don Kates ’62 published an article this spring reviewing American and international experience with gun laws as a means of reducing violence (Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy); an article on self-defense as a human right under international law (Journal of Law, Economics & Policy); an article on genocide and the Second Amendment (29 Hamline Law Review) in 2006; an interdisciplinary journal article on the difficulty of enforcing firearms bans (12 Bridges, pp. 313–30); and an article on the invalidity of municipal handgun bans (University of San Francisco Law Journal). He also handled Fiscal v. City of San Francisco, which held invalid a San Francisco ordinance banning ownership of handguns and sale of any firearm or ammunition.
Marlaine Lockheed ’64 is co-author, with colleague Maureen Lewis, of two books: Inexcusable Absence: Why 60 Million Girls Still Aren’t in School and What to Do about It (Center for Global Development, 2006); and, forthcoming this year, Exclusion and Schooling: Case Studies from the Developing World.
Dwight Read ’64 published Artifact Classification: A Conceptual and Methodological Approach (Left Coast Press, 2007). Read examines attempts to systematize the cultural domains in pre-modern societies through a historical study of pottery typologies, and offers a methodology for producing classifications that are both salient to the cultural groups that produced them and relevant for establishing cultural categories and timelines for the archaeologist.
The Prism of Grammar: How Child Language Illuminates Humanism, by Tom Roeper ’65, was published by the MIT Press in March. Reviewer Neil Smith, professor emeritus of linguistics at University College London, noted that the book “will influence people’s thinking not only on language acquisition but on human dignity and the nature of the mind.”
Humbler than Dust (Seaboard Press, 2005), by Richard Burkhart ’69 and his wife, Mona Lee, relates the adventure the couple had in India in 2004.
Jeffrey Kovac ’70 and Charles Davis published the article, “Confrontation at the Locks: A National Protest of the Japanese Removal and Incarceration,” in the Winter 2006 issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly. Davis, who participated in the protest, was Kovac’s late father-in-law. Kovac spoke on the same topic at the sixth annual William Stafford Symposium, “A Million Intricate Moves: Artistic and Spiritual Responses to War and Peace,” which took place at Lewis & Clark College in March. Kovac is professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee. His interests include the history and philosophy of pacifism and conscientious objection.
Four poems by Oz Hopkins Koglin ’74 were published in the Oregonian newspaper (February 25) in honor of Black History Month. Koglin, who was a reporter for the Oregonian for 30 years, has also published her poetry in Hubbub and Poetry Southeast. Her poetry was also selected by the Friends of William Stafford for the Trinity Episcopal Arts Commission’s Peace Exhibit in Portland. She is a Metropolitan Fellow of the St. Louis Danforth Foundation’s program to reconcile the races. She had her debut poetry reading at Looking Glass Bookstore in Sellwood in February.
Nina Bell ’77 published the law review article “Environmental Injustice Posed by Oregon’s Water Quality Standards,” in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, volume 20(1) (Spring 2005).
Michael Bess ’78 published Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).
Kate Fowkes ’84, professor of media studies and communications at High Point University in North Carolina, has contributed two entries to the Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (Thomson Gale, 2006): “The Fantasy Film,” and a biographical profile of the French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. Fowkes’ current projects include a book about fantasy film for Blackwell publishers. Her book, Giving Up the Ghost: Spirits, Ghosts, and Angels in Mainstream Comedy Films, was published by Wayne State University Press in 1998.
Transnational Cervantes, by William Childers ’87, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2006. Childers examines early modern Spanish cultural production as an antecedent to contemporary postcolonial literature, especially Latin American fiction of the past half century.
Learn to Program, by Chris Pine ’98, was
published last year by Pragmatic Bookshelf. View background
information on his book, and a look at the original tutorial.
The translation of Assia Djebar’s Oran, langue morte (The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry), by Tegan Raleigh ’01, was published in 2006 by Seven Stories Press, and won a translation award from the PEN American Center.