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Discover Your Mentoring MosaicLu Ann Williams Darling ’42 has published the book Discover Your Mentoring Mosaic: A Guide to Enhanced Mentoring ( Inc., 2006).

Artifact ClassificationDwight Read ’64 published Artifact Classification: A Conceptual and Methodological Approach (Left Coast Press, 2007).

The Headman Was a WomanKirk Endicott ’65 and his wife, Karen Lampell Endicott, published The Headman Was a Woman: The Gender Egalitarian Batek of Malaysia (Waveland Press, 2007). The book is a comprehensive ethnography of a hunting and gathering people living in the tropical rain forest, and is replete with a DVD of the Batek.

A Snug Life SomewhereJan Shapin ’65 has published a novel, A Snug Life Somewhere (PublishAmerica, 2006). A resident of Newport, Rhode Island, Shapin has been writing plays and screenplays for more than 20 years. For a look at the book, and the history behind it, visit

Howard Rheingold ’68 has written a chapter for a book by John Brockman, What Are You Optimistic About? (HarperCollins, 2007). He also wrote “Using Participatory Media and Public Voice to Encourage Civic Engagement,” in Youth, Digital Media, and Civic Engagement, which was published by MIT Press in December, and sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. In addition to his course, Participatory Media and Collective Action, at UC–Berkeley, and his Digital Journalism course at Stanford, Rheingold also teaches Virtual Community and Social Media at Stanford and Berkeley.


America from the AirJim Jackson ’70 and Dan Mathews ’70 wrote America from the Air: A Guide to the Landscape Along Your Route, which was published by Houghton-Mifflin in December.

“Shamlet,” a short story by Linera Lucas ’71, won first prize in the 2007 Crucible fiction competition at Barton College and was published in the fall issue of Crucible.

The Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert’s Fictional UniverseAn essay, “The Biology of the Sandworm,” by Sibylle Hechtel ’72, was published in The Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert’s Fictional Universe (BenBella Books, 2008), Kevin R. Grazier, editor.

Besser Spenden!Ise Bosch ’88 has written Besser Spenden! (Verlag C.H. Beck, 2007), “Giving Better! A Guide to Sustained Engagement.” The book is intended to assist goals for strategic giving, and introduces social-change thinking into the field of private philanthropy in Germany. It is the first German publication guiding donors to develop a vision for what they want to fund, which projects, and how much money they want to invest. Bosch has been donating for several years to worldwide implementation of human rights. She is a founder of the female inheritor network, Pecunia e. V. und filia. die frauenstiftung mitgegründet.

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