|SAS Creates Latin American Studies Major|
The School has recently created a Latin American Studies major for undergraduates. The program offers a means of understanding similarities and differences among the cultures and societies of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latino populations in the United States. The program requires a concurrent major in another discipline such as anthropology, economics, history, sociology, etc., as well as fluency in Portuguese or Spanish.
Wharton and the College Approve Joint Minor
The Wharton School and the College have recently approved a minor in Actuarial Mathematics, which combines risk management and insurance courses from Wharton with mathematics classes in the College. Members of the Class of 1997 will be the first able to graduate with an Actuarial Mathematics minor.
Alumni Weekend Events
SAS sponsored four events during Alumni Weekend 1996. Dr. Peter Conn, graduate chair and professor of English, discussed his forthcoming book East and West: A Cultural Biography of Pearl S. Buck. Dr. Janet Theophano, adjunct professor of folklore and folklife and associate director of the College of General Studies, conducted a tour of the exhibition "Household Words: Women Writing From and About the Kitchen, 1600-1950," which she curated.
SAS and the School of Nursing cosponsored "Touch and Healing: Helping Yourself Feel Better," a demonstration and hands-on session of therapeutic touch with Sarah Kagan, R.N., Ph.D., assistant professor of gerontological nursing, and Martha From, Ed.D., R.N.C., Nu'68, GNu'72. Finally, the annual farewell lecture was presented by Dr. Malcolm Campbell, who is retiring as Class of 1965 professor of history of art and interim dean of the Graduate School of Fine Arts. (To mark the retirement of both Dr. Campbell and Dr. John McCoubrey, the History of Art Department has established the John McCoubrey and Malcolm Campbell Student Travel Fund.)
Houston Baker is Fulbright Fellow
Dr. Houston Baker, director of the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture and the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations, was invited to be a Fulbright 50th Anniversary Distinguished Fellow at the national meeting of the Brazilian Association of American Studies during the summer.
National Academy of Sciences Honors SAS Overseer
William Golden, C'30, HON'79, a member of the SAS Board of Overseers, has been awarded the Public Welfare Medal, the National Academy of Sciences' highest honor, in recognition of his remarkable public service in science and technology. Mr. Golden is president and director of the Golden Family Foundation and director of Block Drug Company, Inc.