October 21, 88

Vol. 04 , No. 02   



The Effect, Present and Future, of China's Modernization on International Trade
LARRY DAVID '66
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1988

Under the leadership of sophomore Charlene Lee, the James Madison Society has planned an ambitious schedule of speakers during the '88-89 college year. Their first guest is Larry David '66. Mr. David is an international businessman who lives and works in Hong Kong. An expert on the subtleties of conducting business in a foreign country, he believes that China's increasing emergence as a world player will significantly impact the international economy. Mr. David focuses on these changes and on the future of China. His address is entitled "The Effect, Present and Future, of China's Modernization on International Trade." A reception for him begins at 5:30; dinner is at 6:00 and the presentation at 7:00. Sign up with the coupon in The Fortnightly.



NATO and Current European Political Opinion
ABRAHAM TRIESTRAM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1988

Currently serving as liaison officer in the Information Directorate of NATO headquarters in Brussels, with past experience as public relations adviser to the commander-in-chief of allied forces in Central Europe, Abraham Triestram brings to the Athenaeum the historical perspective and current experience crucial to understanding contemporary international relations. Knowledgeable in such diverse fields as NATO strategy and East/West politics, he addresses "NATO and Current European Political Opinion." We encourage you to join us for Mr. Triestram's 7:00 p.m. presentation, which follows a 5:30 reception and dinner. Please use the coupon to sign up for this event.




Readings
RICHARD WILBUR
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1988

In conjunction with the Humanities Collegium of Claremont Graduate School, the Athenaeum will host a visit by American Poet Laureate (1987-1988) Richard Wilbur on Wednesday, September 28. Mr. Wilbur's work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize for Poetry.

The career of this illustrious poet is marked by critical and popular acclaim in areas of remarkable diversity. In 1956 his words accompanied Leonard Bernstein's score for the musical Candide. He is also notable as a critic and a translator of works by, among others, Borges, Moliere, and Brodsky. Mr. Wilbur's own verse includes The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems (1947), Things of This World, Poems 1946-56 (1956), and Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems (1961).

Educated at Harvard and Amherst, Mr. Wilbur has taught at numerous universities. His recent retirement from Smith College marked the close of a decade as their writer-in-residence.

Please join us at 5:30 for a reception and dinner preceding Mr. Wilbur's 7:00 p.m. presentation. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with one of America's most gifted artists. Use the coupon to ensure your seat at this special event.





Biotechnology and the Medicine of the Future
LEROY HOOD
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1988

Each week seems to bring another headline concerning a breakthrough in biotechnology.

On Thursday, September 29, the Joint Science Department and Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum host Dr. Leroy Hood of the California Institute of Technology whose topic, "Biotechnology and the Medicine of the Future," is sure to interest the entire academic community.

Dr. Hood, who received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School and a PhD from CalTech, is a prominent figure in his field. The editor of five professional journals and director of the Cancer Center at CalTech, he has written more than 300 professional articles and co-authored four textbooks in such diverse areas as biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology. Dr. Hood is also the recipient of prestigious honors, including the 1985 California Scientist of the Year and the 1987 Louis Pasteur Award for Medical Innovation.

For unique insight into this rapidly evolving field, be sure to join Dr. Hood at a 5:30 reception and dinner, followed by his 7:00 p.m. address. If you wish to attend this program, please complete the coupon and return it to the Athenaeum.




Teen Pregnancy
DANIEL WEINTRAUB
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1988

"Too many policy makers in the United States have decided that sex education should not be taught in the schools. The result is that we are graduating sexually illiterate students. Preventing teen pregnancy by discouraging teen sex has proved to be a dismal failure."

Regardless of your feelings toward this statement, it is clear that Dr. Daniel Weintraub has strong feelings on a controversial subject. On Friday, September 30, Planned Parenthood of Southern California hosts this expert in family planning and community development.

Dr. Weintraub, vice president for international programs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is the author of a number of books. He has received awards from two governments for his activities in the fields of health and community development.

Dr. Weintraub's presentation is sure to spark controversy. Don't miss this chance to participate in a spirited debate. No sign-up is necessary for this event, as a meal will not be served to students. Dr. Weintraub begins his address at 12:30, and members of the college community are most welcome.




Healthy Individuals and Healthy Societies
NORMAN COUSINS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1988

Under the auspices of ASCMC, the Athenaeum welcomes the inspiring and insightful author, Norman Cousins. Mr. Cousins is adjunct professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of 25 books, including The Pathology of Power (1988), The Healing Heart (1984), Human Options (1981), The Physician in Literature (1982), and Albert Schweitzer's Mission: Healing and Peace (1985). During his distinguished career Mr. Cousins headed the New York City commission that designed the Environmental Protection Administration for that city; and he was one of the founders of public television in the United States. For 25 years he was editor of Saturday Review.

Mr. Cousins will be addressing the topic of "Healthy Individuals and Healthy Societies," on Tuesday, October 4. His reception begins at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:00 and the address at 7:00.




WordsWorth Society Lunch
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1988

Beginning Tuesday, October 4, the Athenaeum will host WordsWorth Society lunches the first Tuesday of every month. Bring your favorite word, or any word you are intrigued with, and discuss meanings, literal interpretations, or just why it's your favorite word. Some freshman may recall Donald McKenna's speech at convocation in which he discussed seven favorite words. We welcome you to bring a word and join us for an hour of delicious intellectual discussion. No sign-up required.




An Evening with Pierre Salinger
PIERRE SALINGER
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1988

Twenty-five years ago an assassin's bullet ended the brief segment of American history that has come to be known as "the Kennedy era." Pierre Salinger holds distinctive credentials to discuss the legacy of that era. He served as John F. Kennedy's press secretary in the Senate and in the White House, and was Lyndon Johnson's press secretary during the transition months. Mr. Salinger was subsequently appointed to the U.S. Senate to serve out the term of California's late Sen. Clair Engle. Mr. Salinger joined ABC News in 1977 and is now ABC's chief foreign correspondent. His coverage of European and Middle Eastern events -including the hostage crisis, the Iran/contra affair, and the Reagan-Gorbachev summits -has been critically acclaimed and has won him an Emmy Award.

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is honored to present an evening with Pierre Salinger, beginning with a reception at 5:30, followed by dinner and his address. If you wish to attend this event, please fill out the coupon provided and return it to the Athenaeum.




SUNDAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, OCT0BER 9, 1988

The Sunday brunch extravaganza is here! This year's first Sunday brunch will take place on October 9. Return the coupon as early as possible, as Sunday brunch only comes once a month, and fills up quickly. Due to its popularity, Sunday brunch is limited to CMC students and one guest per student. CMC faculty and staff are also invited.




God and the Hungry
ROGER MAHONY
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1988

The Chaplains of The Claremont Colleges and the Athenaeum are honored to host Archbishop Roger Mahony on October 10 as keynote speaker for the Conference on Hunger and Homelessness, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and Hillel of The Claremont Colleges. A native Californian, Archbishop Mahony was installed as the fourth archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in September 1985. Throughout his distinguished ministry, he has been an advocate for people in need. He has served on numerous church and government committees, including the 1986 pontifical Commission for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples and the 1987 federal Commission on Agricultural Works. In May 1988 he was appointed honorary co- chair of Californians Working Together to End Hunger and Homelessness. Archbishop Mahony will speak on the topic "God and the Hungry."

Please fill out the coupon in this Fortnightly in order to join us for the reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. The address at 7:00 p.m. is in McKenna Auditorium./div



THE FELLOWS' TURN
JOHN McINTIRE

With a diversity of events to be envied by the largest universities, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum provides a unique forum for entertainment, reflection, and intellectual exchange unmatched in accessibility. From art showcases and cultural celebrations to informed debate and afternoon teas, the range of activities is surpassed only by the variety of audiences they attract. Indeed, the Claremont community is truly blessed by the Athenaeum's broad spectrum of programs and distinguished guests.

Perhaps it is appropriate to begin the year with a gentle but firm reminder. As befits the elegant and dignified Athenaeum atmosphere, we ask that you conduct yourself appropriately. Please observe the Athenaeum dress code, which prohibits jeans or shorts. Consider your Athenaeum experiences an ideal opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, exchange ideas, and dress to impress.

As the new Athenaeum student fellows, Laura Gilmore and I invite you to indulge in the feast of opportunities the Athenaeum affords. Follow your curiosity and attend an assortment of events. The Athenaeum is yours to enjoy. We welcome suggestions. We are liaisons for your interests. Don't hesitate to contact us at our Athenaeum extension, x8244.




THE MADRIGAL FEAST

A Special Notice to the CMC Community

The Madrigal dinner is back, The Sixth Annual Madrigal Feast will again return to the Athenaeum featuring the Concert Choir of the Claremont Colleges and the Medieval Cuisine of the MMC Athenaeum.

There are three dates still open: Tuesday, November 29, 1988; Wednesday, November 30, 1988; and Tuesday, December 6, 1988. Due to the popularity of the Madrigal you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Use the reservation coupon to sign up, and be sure to include your payment and meal card number when turning in your reservation at the Athenaeum office. If you wish to sit with a group, please turn in a list of all names and meal card numbers with your payment. We have a limited number of tables that can seat 8 or 10 people.

CMC students with meal card $10.00 per person
CMC students without meal card $13.00 per person
CMC faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person) $15.00 per person
Claremont Colleges students with meal card $10.00 per person
Claremont Colleges students without meal card $13.00 per person
Claremont Colleges faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person) $20.00 per person
Community persons $27.50 per person

Seating for each Madrigal Feast will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding around 9:30 p.m. after the concert following the meal. All guests to the feast are expected to remain for the concert.

Where you sit at the Madrigal is entirely dependent upon when your reservation is received. Get a group of friends to sign up to sit together so that you may all have an unforgettable time at the Sixth Annual Madrigal Feast at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.




THE FELLOWS' TURN
JOHN McINTIRE '91

With a diversity of events to be envied by the largest universities, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum provides a unique forum for entertainment, reflection, and intellectual exchange unmatched in accessibility. From art showcases and cultural celebrations to informed debate and afternoon teas, the range of activities is surpassed only by the variety of audiences they attract. Indeed, the Claremont community is truly blessed by the Athenaeum's broad spectrum of programs and distinguished guests.

Perhaps it is appropriate to begin the year with a gentle but firm reminder. As befits the elegant and dignified Athenaeum atmosphere, we ask that you conduct yourself appropriately. Please observe the Athenaeum dress code, which prohibits jeans or shorts. Consider your Athenaeum experiences an ideal opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, exchange ideas, and dress to impress.

As the new Athenaeum student fellows, Laura Gilmore and I invite you to indulge in the feast of opportunities the Athenaeum affords. Follow your curiosity and attend an assortment of events. The Athenaeum is yours to enjoy. We welcome suggestions. We are liaisons for your interests. Don't hesitate to contact us at our Athenaeum extension, x8244.

LAURA GILMORE '89

As the semester comes to a close, we are all looking back wondering where the time went. We are also beginning to look forward, not only toward winter break, but toward next semester. As Athenaeum fellows, John and I hope that the Athenaeum brings as many exciting and successful events next semester as we have done this semester.

The Athenaeum provides the ideal atmosphere for students and faculty alike to exchange ideas, broaden intellectual and social horizons,, and, of course, enjoy sumptuous meals.

Dorm dinners, Athenaeum teas, special events, books and periodicals in Parents Library, and-beginning next semester-social events in the evenings- all contribute to the Athenaeum experience. We encourage everyone to make the most of these opportunities while at CMC. The Athenaeum is yours to enjoy.

If you have any ideas, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact John McIntire or me at x8244, or our dorm extensions, or any student member of the Athenaeum Advisory Committee.