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BrandeisReviewSummer 1992 Volume 12uranaeis neviewDesign Director A shudder of nostalgia for the great How the members of the Class ofCharles Dunhamoutdoors unsettled many of us as we 1992 respond to those questions inVice President Senior Designer watched, for the first time, the the unfolding of their lives is theSara Benjaminsenfor Public Affairs unrolling ofCommencement true test of Brandeis's mission.David RosenDesign Assistant indoors in the Gosman Sports andEditorial Assistants David Miranda Convocation Center. In reverie of In this issue, you can readhowVeronica Blacquierformer Brandeis Commencements, some of our alumni are answeringElizabeth Parthum Distribution/Coordination images of the pastoral Ullman those questions. Timothy Steele,Student Assistants Nancy Maitland '77Amphitheater, site of Ph.D. exhorts poets to return to'92Naomi Leeds'93 Commencement since the writing in rhyme and meter andStacy Letkowitz Review PhotographeJuhan Brown University's founding, sprang to offers some stimulating reasons formind: soft clouds scudding across his argument. Myssa '90,Turner anStaff PhotographerHeather Pillar the blue sky,- gentle May winds intrepid traveler and faithfulshaking the greening maples; geese recorder, has made Russia theand ducks honking overhead, flying center of her interests: here sheMassell thefrom Pond to banks of presents some sensitive excerptsthe Charles. But in the same from her diary, written while sheinstant, we also ...

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BrandeisReview Summer 1992 Volume 12 uranaeis neview Design Director A shudder of nostalgia for the great How the members of the Class of Charles Dunham outdoors unsettled many of us as we 1992 respond to those questions in Vice President Senior Designer watched, for the first time, the the unfolding of their lives is the Sara Benjaminsenfor Public Affairs unrolling ofCommencement true test of Brandeis's mission. David Rosen Design Assistant indoors in the Gosman Sports and Editorial Assistants David Miranda Convocation Center. In reverie of In this issue, you can readhow Veronica Blacquier former Brandeis Commencements, some of our alumni are answering Elizabeth Parthum Distribution/ Coordination images of the pastoral Ullman those questions. Timothy Steele, Student Assistants Nancy Maitland '77Amphitheater, site of Ph.D. exhorts poets to return to '92Naomi Leeds '93 Commencement since the writing in rhyme and meter andStacy Letkowitz Review Photographe Juhan Brown University's founding, sprang to offers some stimulating reasons for mind: soft clouds scudding across his argument. Myssa '90,Turner anStaff Photographer Heather Pillar the blue sky,- gentle May winds intrepid traveler and faithful shaking the greening maples; geese recorder, has made Russia the and ducks honking overhead, flying center of her interests: here she Massell thefrom Pond to banks of presents some sensitive excerpts the Charles. But in the same from her diary, written while she instant, we also recalled the darker was living in that troubled land. Ira 1991 Brenda Marder side of outdoor Commencements: Shapiro '69, an attorney and expert Teresa Amabile spectators passing out in the intense on Japan, shares his ideas on the Gerald S. Bernstein Edward David heat and wilting humidity, or problems between the United StatesEngelherg Rosen Irving R. Epstein Vice President for visitors huddled together under and its powerful competitor. '83,Lori Cans Public Affairs sodden umbrellas, shivering in aM.M.H.S. '86 Janet Z, Giele spring downpour. As usual, the faculty join the '61leffrcy Golland alumni in this issue to give us the Lisa Berman Hills '82 '65 WitnessingCommencement under benefit of their thoughts. HistorianMichael Kalafatas Jonathan Margolis '67 the protecting roof of the Gosman Jacqueline Jones, author of an Arthur H. Reis, Jr. Center presented, to be sure, a influential new book on poverty,Adrienne Rosenblatt '61 Stephen J, Whitfield, different sensation. Primarily, we describes the awful course that Ph.D. '72 withreacted a sense of pride and poverty has taken from the Civil wonder that finally the whole War through the 1990s, while Brandeis extended family—some computer scientist Harry Mairson Unsolicited i Postmaster: 7000—could be seated together in first with humor, then in fullness of are welcomed by the Send address changes interior setting; sheer novelty purpose, explains meaning andan the theeditor. Submissions must to Brandeis University be accompanied by Review of it was almost overwhelming. We potential of his field. Tucked in a stamped, self-addressed P.O. Box 9110 were also conscious that history among the articles, you'll find a quiz envelope or the Waltham, Massachusetts was being made. The Class of with the famous and infamous dateReview will not return 02254-9110 1992, the manuscript. among other attainments, will be of 1492 as its pivot point. Opinions expressed remembered as the first to graduateSend to: The Editor, in the Brandeis Review Brandeis Review are those of the from the Gosman Center, and will We hope the Review responds to University authors and not have thus appropriated a special your need to know all about life at P.O. Box 91 10 necessarily of the Editor commentsWaltham, Massachusetts or Brandeis University. rank in the mythology of the Brandeis. Reactions and 02254-9110 University. are graciously received, and letters S ) 1992 BrandeisUniversity that have to do with the substanceBrandeis Review, Office of Publications, Volume 12 Department Butwhen all is said and done, the of the articles will be printed on a Number 1, Summer 1992 of Public Affairs "Letters-to-the-essence ofCommencement is not new page devoted to Bnmdeis Review (ISSN 0273-71751 University Magazine the atmospherics—where we sit, if Editor," starting with the fall issue. is published by Network it rains or shines—but how we have Brandeis University National Advertising equipped our graduates to go forth. Brenda MarderP.O. Box 91 10 Representative: Waltham, Massachusetts Fox Associates, Inc., Commencement speaker Stephen The Editor 02254-9110 347 Fifth Avenue, '62Solarz hit the right note by with free distribution to Suite #1307, alumni, students. New York, NY 10016 asking the right questions of our Trustees, friends, parents, 212-725-2106 Brandeisians. Quoting from the faculty and staff. FAX 212-779-1928 Piikei Avot, the Ethics theof Fathers, he queried: Cover: Gosman "If Iam not for myself, who will be? Sports and But if Iam only for myself, whatamConvocation Center (photo, Julian Brown) I? If not now, when?" BrandeisRe\dew Summer 1992 They Are the World Images from Commencement Commencement Number 41 '69losing the economic war? Ira S. ShapiroCrisis in U.S.-Japan Relations: Are we Perspective An expert on Japanese-AmericanA relations explains what has gone awry andhow the United States can control its competitive edge A prize-winning historian shatters :nda MarderThe Dispossessed: myths about poverty fromAn Interview common with Jacqueline Jones the Civil War through the 1990s and offers new insights into a problem that cuts across race and ethnic groups '90A Russian Winter: A recent graduate describes how the Alyssa Turner Amidst the Corruption, Soviet system has ground down the their saving grace is theirSparkles of Gold people: Russian culture that keeps the people loving, dancing, writing and believing wrote the Timothy Steele, Ph.D. 77The Forms of Poetry The rhyming of poetry, late Primo Levi, "is too beautiful to disappear." Our alumnus poet agrees Sail On! The 1492 Quiz Castle of Perseverance? Suleyman the Magnificent? Morte d'Arthur? Take the 1492 Brandeis Review what yout^uiz to measure remember about that era Problem How did you select your mate? Harry MairsonThe Stable Marriage approachHigh-tech offers a novel Around the University 43 Class Notes Faculty Notes Founders' DayAround the University October 17-18: Abba Eban Coming to Campus A ceremonial ground breaking41st IS planned for Founders' DayCommencement toi the dedication of the Exercises Ikniamin and Mae Volen National Center for Complex Svstems, an estimated $15.6 million campus facihty for the study of the brain and intelligence. The facility is expected to be operating fully in September 1994. The Center will house the computer science department and selected faculty from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, cognitive science, nguistics, physics and psychology. Funding includes millionS9 from the federal government and money from two benefactors, Benjamin Volen and Hadassah ' Aie the World Heft) Michtom. During the same weekend, keynote speaker for the dedication of the Jacob and Libby Goodman Institute for the Study of Zionism is Speaking to more than 700 homelcssness and prejudice, honorary president of United Abba Eban, member of the graduates and their and urged graduatesthe to Jewish Appeal of Canada, Israeli Parliament for 30 years, approximately 7,000 friends become involved in tackling director of the Canadian former foreign minister and and family at the 41st America's domestic Council of Christians and ambassador to the UnitedCommencement exercises, problems. Jews, cochair of Operation States and the United Nations. US Representative Stephen (. Exodus and honorary chair of '62Solarz (D-N.Y.), who Solarz, a member of the Canada-Israel Securities delivered the keynote Congress since 1975, has Limited |State of Israel address, said the United served formany years on the Bonds); Quincy Jones, Irving R. EpsteinStates is capable of resolving House Foreign Affairs composer, arranger, singer, urban ills. "Ifwe could find Committee and has stood at conductor, trumpeter and Named Dean of the wherewithal to bail out the forefront of public debate winner of five Grammy Arts and Sciences the ScSiLs, wage war in the on major foreign policy Awards; Teddy Kollek, Persian Gulf, establish a issues. He