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avshalomov book imageTripping 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 book imageJerry 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 Cosmogony, a collector’s edition livre d’artiste (Moving Parts Press, 2005).

snyder book imageLeft 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 150,000 copies.

walker book imageGay 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 book imageLen 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 Press).

shell book imageSensational Scientists: The Journeys and Discoveries of 24 Men and Women of Science, by Barry Shell ’73, 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 of diagrams, 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 Rusk ’80, 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 book imageSara Zeigler ’89 co-authored Moving Beyond GI Jane: Women and the U.S. Military, which was published in 2005 by University Press of America.

burke book imageClose Case, by Alafair Burke ’91, was published by Henry Holt & Company last year. Burke is at work on her fourth novel.

snapshot bookimageSnapshot 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 collection.

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 Review.

cowan book imageBrian 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, 1984–2004.

ostherr book imageKirsten 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 book imageKatherine 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 (