Living Dinosaurs: A Story of the Largest African Mammals
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
welcome Dr. Vaughan Langman. Dr. Langman,
who received his PhD in zoophysiology from the
University of Alaska, pursues research on the biology
and ecology of giraffes, black rhinoceri, and elephants
Dr. Langman speaks fluent Swahili and Fanagallo and
will share interesting and eye-opening discoveries he
has made through his studies during the past 20 years.
He has traveled throughout Africa, doing research and
teaching in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Rhodesia. Dr. Langman has been a consultant for the
translocation of rhinoceri into safe breeding areas (such
as Texas farms) and has studied the energetics of
walking in the largest existing terrestrial animals: the
giraffe, black rhinoceros, and elephant of Africa.
Currently Dr. Langman is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University
and in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana
State's medical school. Dr. Langman was previously a
professor and researcher at Wellesley College and
Harvard University. He has published numerous
articles in scholarly journals.
Please join us for a night of discovery with Dr.
Langman when he discusses and shows slides of
"Living Dinosaurs: A Story of the Largest African
Mammals." Your dinner reservation may be made by
filling out and returning the enclosed coupon.
Musical Tea: The Black Experience Through Sound and Movement
ARDIS JOHNSON, drums
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1991
The Athenaeum is pleased to bring to campus
two artists from the Watts Towers Arts Center
in Los Angeles. Ardis Johnson, professional
drummer, teacher, and instrument maker, will
play solo drums, as well as accompany dances
by Tabula. Mr. Johnson will demonstrate ethnic
instrument making and invites audience participation.
Come to the Athenaeum on Tuesday,
February 12, at 3:00 p.m. for this special event.
Grassroots Education in America
ALTHEA BURRELL '88
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum welcomes back
Althea Burrell for our alumni series titled "Risks
The crisis in American primary and secondary education has reached phenomenal proportions, with
perhaps the greatest effects being felt in public schools
and inner cities. Althea is an individual who has sought
to effect change by actively participating in the education of her community, Watts. Graduating from CMC in
1988 as a literature major, Althea took a year off before
completing her degree to teach at Jordan High, her alma
Currently she works as the Watts district manager in
charge of education services for World Book Encyclopedia.
Her primary focus has been to get children to read, and
to encourage parents to provide their children with the
motivation to do so. She believes that academic interest
starts with motivation from home. In addition to this
job, Althea does community-based volunteer work at a
counseling center for battered and alcoholic women. By
teaching these women to read, Althea helps them gain
new self-confidence in their abilities.
Althea Burrell has taken an unusual path as a
graduate from CMC. Her recent activities bear witness
to her deep concern for others and a desire to give back
to her community what she feels it has given to her.
Please join us for what promises to be an inspiring
evening by filling out the enclosed reservation coupon.
The 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner will be followed by a
National Book Critics Circle Forum
M. MARK, chair
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1991
The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies presents a
National Book Critics Circle forum featuring David
Lehman, poet and essayist, and Tom Disch, a science
fiction writer known for such works as "The Brave Little
Toaster." Lehman and Disch will discuss the current
state of criticism, academic and popular, including the
responses to science fiction and deconstruction. The
program will be chaired by M. Mark, editor of the
literary supplement to the Village Voice.
Each of these participants figures prominently in the
critical interface between the university and the general
reader. They will be joined in their commentaries by
Richard Barnes, professor of English at Pomona College
and a resident Claremont poet.
The program will be held at the Athenaeum at 7:00,
following a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.
Students, faculty, and the public are welcome.
Evening in Vienna
MICHAEL DEANE LAMKIN, conductor, Claremont Chamber Orchestra
Friday, February 15, 1991 and Sunday, February 17, 1991
It is our pleasure to invite you to an evening of music, dance, and fine Viennese cuisine. Join us for dinner, a whirl
around the dance floor, and the music of Johann Strauss with the Claremont Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Prof.
Michael Deane Lamkin.
The festivities begin at six o'clock and will include a brief dance lesson on the waltz and the polka by Mr. Lamkin.
The menu features a served dinner of
Green Bean and Red Pepper Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
Chicken Paprika - Red Cabbage with Bacon - Orzo with Mushrooms
and a dessert table with
White Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Sauce
Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce
Prices-please include your payment with your reservation
Prices for Friday, February 15-Student Night
CMC student and one guest (both with meal cards)$7.50 per person
CMC student and one guest (without meal card)$10.00 per person
CMC faculty, staff, and one guest $12.50 per person
All other students, faculty, and staff $15.00 per person
Prices for Sunday, February 17- Community Night
CMC faculty, staff, and one guest $15.00 per person
All others $20.00 per person
Please use the appropriate form for your reservation- include payment
The Ethics of American Youth
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1991
Michael Josephson has been called "the locator of
missing corporate souls, the fanner of the flame at
the grave of the honest politician, [and] the last man
you'd want to meet at the gates of heaven." Mr.
Josephson is one of several speakers in "Ethics in the
1990s," a series sponsored by the Salvatori Center and
organized by CMC's own Leslie Bailey and the Philosophy Colloquium.
A graduate of UCLA and the UCLA law school, Mr.
Josephson was a law professor for almost 20 years at the
University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and
Loyola, Los Angeles. In 1987 he left academia to devote
himself to the work of the Joseph & Edna Josephson
Institute for the Advancement of Ethics, a public
benefit, nonprofit corporation he founded in honor of
As president of the institute, Josephson actively
improves the ethical quality of society by teaching and
advocating principled reasoning and ethical decision
making. Through its programs and publications, the
institute offers today's leaders in business, government,
journalism, and education practical insights into ethical
issues. Josephson's philosophy focuses more on behavior than on research and theory, and emphasizes the
need to reach particularly those individuals in positions
of power, helping them to recognize and realize their
own potential to make a positive difference in the
Mr. Josephson's speech, titled "The Ethics of
American Youth," begins at 7:00, following a 5:30
reception and 6:00 dinner. Please return the enclosed
coupon to reserve your seat for dinner.
Perspectives on the Middle East
AMIR NAVAB '93
KHALIL MOHAMMED SOODI '94
MOHAMMED ZAYED '91
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1991
The outbreak of war in the Gulf has brought the
Middle East to the forefront of media attention, but
many in the U.S. know very little about the history,
culture, and customs of its peoples. To alleviate that
shortcoming, we have a valuable resource: our international students. Thus, we begin our first international
student panel of the year with a discussion on the
Middle East with three CMC students.
Amir Navab is a sophomore international relations/
economics major who was born and raised in Iran for
eight years before he moved with his family to London.
He speaks on Iranian culture and the social and
historical differences between Persians and Arabs.
Khalil Mohammed Soodi is a freshman economics
major. His mother is American, his father Moroccan,
and he lived his entire life in Tangier before coming to
CMC. He focuses on the perspectives of Middle Eastern
and developing countries towards the West, as well as
the Arab mentality and its conflict with Western culture.
Mohammed Zayed is a senior economics/accounting
major. He came to the U.S. from Egypt at five years of
age, but visits and maintains contact with the rest of his
family residing in Egypt. He looks at the Moslem
religion and culture, the position of Egypt in the Middle
East, and Egyptian attitudes towards the West.
Each student will speak for about 15 minutes, with a
question-and-answer session to follow. We encourage
you to take advantage of the three different perspectives
offered by asking questions about the Gulf crisis and
any other relevant subject.
Remarks begin at 7:00, preceded by a 5:30 reception
and a 6:00 dinner. Please fill out the enclosed reservation coupon to attend the dinner.
Leaders of the Future: Managing in a Smart Society
HENRY KRAVIS '67
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1991
The Athenaeum is pleased to welcome back nationally renowned entrepreneur and alumnus Henry
Kravis. A 1967 graduate, Mr. Kravis earned his MBA
degree from Columbia University and went on to
become one of the founding partners of Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts & Co., a leading investment banking firm
specializing in leveraged buyouts. His firm organized
the leveraged buyouts of RJR Nabisco and Beatrice
Companies, the largest in history, as well as buyouts of
Safeway Stores, Owens-Illinois, and other major corporations. Mr. Kravis is counted among Forbes' 400 list
of America's most affluent citizens.
Mr. Kravis' presentation comprises the keynote
address for the fourth annual CMC Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Leadership Studies Program.
Join Mr. Kravis at the Athenaeum for his speech,
"Leaders of the Future: Managing in a Smart Society."
Mr. Kravis' presentation begins at 7:00, following a 5:30
reception and 6:00 dinner.
Mr. Kravis' previous visits to the college have attracted a large audience, so return your reservation form as
soon as possible to ensure your place for this event.