Table of Contents from 1983 - 1985


Volume XI Number 1 - Fall 1985

WORD GAMES
Linguist Barbara Partee studies language to understand the structure of the human mind.

VEILED MEANINGS
Islam brings back the veil - a return to fundamentalism or a sign of women's growing independence.

MAIL-ORDER MAYHEM
A nationally ranked karate champion takes aim against mail-order ninja weapons that are being used by children.

THE YIDDUSH REVIVAL
Mazel tov to Hannah Kliger, who has brought an ancient language back to the moderm curriculum.

PANANMA
Zoology students learn firsthand about the animals of the tropics and the complex ecology of Barro Colorado Islands.

COSTA RICA
A botanist in Costa rica discusses the razing of the rain forest and what it means for the fragile ecosystem.

MARTIAN MYSTERIES
Robert Huguenin is looking at dust from the stars to unravel some of the mysteries of Mars.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDS
Cleve Williams surveys how Bay Staters dispose of their household toxins, and the results are not reassuring.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
A new television series hepls couples identify issues involved in divorce, make a decision, and live with the results.


Volume X, Number 4 - June 1985

SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE
Ronald Story, baseball scholar and fan, talks about America's love affair with the game.

BETWEEN TWO CULTURES
Southeast Asian students discover the joys and sorrows of adjusting to American life.

PASSIVE ACCOMPLICES
David Wyman's book, The Abandonment of the Jews, indicts US leader who failed to take action against the Holocaust.

VISIONS AND REVISIONS
Daniel Anderson is studying how children preceive the complicated video shorthand of television.

THE REGREENING OF NAGASAKI
Edward Klekowski is finding mutations in plants directly descended from those which grew at the bomb site.

NURSES BOOST NURSING
New mothers are learning the benefits of breast-feeding in a clinic run by students from the nursing department.


Volume X Number 3 - February 1985

KICKING THE HEROINE HABIT
Heroine into hero - Lee Edwards finds women in fiction are changing.

HIGH-TECH GOES TECHNICOLOR
DIAL is turning scientific data into a rainbow of colors for easier interpretation and artisitic pleasure.

GENETIC ENGINEERING
Scientists are controlling some life-threatening diseases by genetic engineering techniques, but critics feel the risk is too high.

THE PRIME OF MISS PEARL PRIMUS
After decades of dancing and teaching, Pearl Primus is still in her prime.

ANTINUKE FILM ANTICS
Liane Brandon is producing a film which uses testimonials, song, and dance to show people what they can do to stop nuclear war.

CALL OF THE WILD
Graduate students are following the habits of wildlife with the help of radio telemetry.

STREET LETHAL
James Wright and others at SADRI are studying the health care needs of the homeless.

MYSTERIES OF THE MUMMY
Anthropologists are unwrapping the secrets of ancient cultures by examining the bones of mummies.


Volume X Number 2 - December 1984

THE LIFE & TIMES OF FLORA LEWIS
In her commencement address last spring, New York Times columnist Flora Lewis lambasted the current regimes in both Washington and Moscow.

IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT APPLE
The wormy apple may be a thing of the past, if Ron Prokopy and the Integrated Pest Management team perfect their biological control system.

TOYING WITH REALITY
George Forman is studying how chilfren learn from, and play with, the new high-tech toys.

SALEM REPOSSESSED
Stephen Nissenbaum is the historical adviser on the set of a PBS film starring Vanessa Redgrave.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Wendy Lehnert is teaching computers to process natural language, which is a little like teaching a three-year-old to read Proust.

FASHIONABLE CAUSES
Barbara Schreier is studying how the clothing of the fifties reflected the now-famous "feminine mystique" of that period.

WALKING FOR THE HEALTH OF IT
Robert Sweetgall will walk 11,600 miles this year and Frank Katch is testing him to see how walking rates as a fitness regime.

THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME
Valerie Young offers workshops for women who feel that they are imposters in their careers.


Volume IX Number 4 - March-April 1984

Chinese journalists study our ways

New discoveries about the birth of stars

Massachussetts mobilizes to monitor acid rain

Dramatic new treatment for paralysis

Pricking the Orwell bubble

The new censorship laws

A different approach to the teaching of reading and writing

An author shares his secrets

Phi Beta Kappa poem

An update on the trade-union movement


Volume IX Number 3 - January-February 1984

Toward better museums

Voyages of discovery aboard the R/V Regina Maris

Chines-English dictionary a three-way partnership

James Baldwin

Communal societies past and present

Update on the greenhouse effect

Minerals may hold key to nuclear waste disposal

System 6 for hardwood

Gospel goes to college

Saturday morning polka

New directions in health care

Polymers to change your life


Volume IX Number 2 - November-December 1983

Anthropolgists' film refutes creationist dogmas

Historian chosen to edit prestigious journal of the sea

The definitive New England herpetology book

Wily strategies to combat nematode nemesis

The Sturgeon General

Do fat babies become fat adults?

Sculptor and graphics artist Leomard Baskin is first Institute Distinguished Fellow

Better chow for the hounds

A court of last resort for confounded consumers

Research on why the victim blames the victim

A talk with an Oriental rug expert

Polish language instruction

Putting high school math onto the computer

Rossi on crime in America


Volume IX Number 1 - September-October 1983

The education of graphic designers of the future

Field school at W.E.B. Du Bois homestead Few people know that the great thinker and philosopher Du Bois was born into a black community which had lived in the Berkshires since colonial times. Umass anthropologists are combing the historic site for information about the life of that special community.

Lizzie Borden's 40 whacks Violent and sensational Americana is the basis for an unusual course in historical scholarship.

Honors for the Five College dancers

Colorado-based supercomputer does our number crunching

Thoughts on our metamorphosis

Chancellor to advise Gov. Dukakis on mature industry

The subtext of women's magazines. A professor of comparative literature looks for meaning amid recipes and beauty aids

Critical choices for Brattleboro's future

Custom dune buggy zooms and floats

A walking tour for campus habitues and visitors there is venerable arboreal life in the groves of academe

Trash recycled into products and student jobs.

New Herter Gallery director

Ice cream testing is Prof. Potte's sideline

A report from the frontiers of science


Volume IX Number 1 - September-October 1983

The education of graphic designers of the future

Field school at W.E.B. Du Bois homestead. Few people know that the great thinker and philosopher Du Bois was born into a black community which had lived in the Berkshires since colonial times. UMass anthropologists are combing the historic site for information about the life of that special community.

Lizzie Borden's 40 whacks Violent and sensational Americana is the basis for an unusual course in historical scholarship.

Honors for the Five College dancers

Colorado-based supercomputer does our number crunching

Thoughts on our metamorphosis

Chancellor to advise Gov. Dukakis on mature industry

The subtext of women's magazines A professor of comparative literature looks for meaning amid recipes and beauty aids

Critical choices for Brattleboro's future

Custom dune buggy zooms and floats

A walking tour for campus habitues and visitors there is venerable arboreal life in the groves of academe

Trash recycled into products and student jobs.

New Herter Gallery director

Ice cream testing is Prof. Potte's sideline


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