PUBLISHED FOR THE Ph.D. STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND FRIENDS
OF THE MASS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
IN THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THEATER
AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Volume II, Number 2
Editor: Janis Overlock
Faculty Advisor: Matthew Lombard
Newsletter to be Published
Once a Semester for a Growing Audience
Every Newsletter seems to bring with it a revision of expectations. We have now decided to publish the MM&C Newsletter once a semester — more often if we are suddenly inundated with news from you.
As always, we appreciate hearing from you. Your feedback and information help us create a newsletter which, we hope, is both useful and interesting.
We are pleased to note that the Newsletter is circulated far beyond the MM&C community. We welcome news and Newsletterideas from any and all of our readers.
The School of Communications and Theater is in the process of restructuring. According to Dean Robert Smith, however, these changes will not impact graduate students currently enrolled in MM&C, as they will be grandfathered. Dean Smith said that the proposed changes are still subject to an approval process and will not become effective until Fall of 1995 at the earliest.
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News About Campus
Temple Hosts Press & the City Conference,
Herbert Gans is Keynote Speaker
Herbert Gans, the author of numerous books including Deciding What’s News and professor of sociology at Columbia University, will be the luncheon speaker at “The Press and the City Conference” on Friday, March 18th at the Diamond Club. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Department of Geography/Urban Studies and the Department of Journalism.
Temple students and faculty may attend the conference for free, but the luncheon costs $8.00. The conference will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM. Professor Gans will be speaking at 12 noon. The afternoon session includes a journalists’ roundtable.
The research paper presentations include: “A Portrait of Urban Conflict: The L.A. Times Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots;” “Violence and Local Television News;” “Why the Biggest U.S. Mass Murder this Century was Not News;” “Predicaments and Paradigms of Cities and the Press;” “Philadelphia’s Sesquicentennial Struggle Over Self-Identity During America’s Jazz Age;” “Corporate Ethics in Newspaper Monopolies: Balancing Profits and Moral Responsibility;” “Local Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy Outcomes;” “Reconnecting the Community;” and “Scooping the Inner City: Student Press and Urban Youth.”
For more information and luncheon reservations, contact Yvonne Fairfax in the Journalism Office at 204-8346.
Temple R&C Department to Host
15th Annual Discourse Conference
The Department of Rhetoric and Communication invites participation in the 15th Annual Conference on Discourse Analysis, scheduled for April 15-17, 1994, at Temple. The theme for the conference is “Issues in Interpersonal Influence.” The conference will include plenary sessions, small group debates, and roundtable discussions.
The focus of interpersonal influence research is on attempts to communicatively induce change in others. Scholars and students will discuss and debate such issues as tactic-outcome linkages, message-feature versus strategy conceptions, and the methodologies used to study message choices.
Scholars presently slated to attend include Franklin Boster (Michigan State University), Daniel Canary (Ohio University), James Dillard (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Sally Jackson (University of Arizona), Jerold Hale (University of Georgia), Michael Roloff (Northwestern University), and David Seibold (University of California at Santa Barbara).
Those interested in the conference are encouraged to contact Randall K. Stutman at the Department of Rhetoric and Communication (phone: 204-1846; fax: 204-8543).
Frontier Sciences Lectures
Planned for March and April
Edward C. Whitmont, M.D., will be giving a lecture on “The Role of Mind in Health, Disease, and the Practice of Homeopathy” on Wednesday, March 23rd from 3-4:30 PM at the Center for Frontier Sciences Spring Colloquia, in Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Annex, at Temple.
Dr. Whitmont will discuss how homeopathy and modern psychology involve a subtle interaction between mind and matter and are efficacious and non-invasive in treating chronic disease.
In April, Bruce Pomeranz, M.D., Ph.D., from the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto, will speak on “Recent Advances in Acupuncture Research” on Tuesday, April 26th, 2-3:30, also as part of the Frontier Sciences Colloquia.
The Center for Frontier Sciences coordinates globally information exchange, networking, and education on frontier issues of science, medicine, and technology. The Center helps engender greater openness to novel scientific claims in several areas including bioelectromagnetics, the mind-matter interrelationship, complementary medicine, and new energy technology.
Scholars interested in the frontier sciences, areas of science not yet mainstream, are invited to become affiliates of the Center. Affiliates receive Frontier Perspectives, a journal published by the Center, and invitations to events. For more information contact, The Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple University, Ritter Hall (003-00) (phone: 204-8487; e-mail: V2058A@TEMPLEVM).
R&C Colloquia Schedule, Spring 1994
The Rhetoric and Communication Department holds Colloquia on Mondays in Weiss Hall 351 from 2:40-4:00 PM. MM&C students and faculty are invited to attend:
March 28 “Keeping in Touch: How Family Members do Relationships”, Jody Morrison
April 4 “Testing Modal Consequences in Thought Experiments”, Lawrence Souder
April 18 “The Individual and Society: A View of the Present from the 19th Century”, Bob Greenberg
April 25 “Acting Race: Censorship and Critical Reaction of Elia Kazan’s 1949 Pinky“, Cindy Patton
Women’s Studies Program
Introduces Graduate Certificate
The Women’s Studies Program now offers a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. The certificate is available to currently enrolled Master’s and Doctoral students who are doing research related to Women’s Studies in other departments or programs, including MM&C.
To obtain the certificate, students will be required to take Introduction to Feminist Studies, several courses related to gender offered by various departments around the university, and an interdisciplinary seminar sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program. In addition, they will be required to produce some major project (thesis, dissertation, internship, or paper) on some topic related to Women’s Studies.
Currently enrolled Temple students may begin the program. In the fall of 1994 the certificate will begin to be offered as a free- standing program.
For more information and an application to the program, contact Rebecca Alpert, Co-Director, Women’s Studies Program, Gladfelter Hall (025-28) (phone: 204-6953).
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News From MM&C
Psych-Phys Interest Group Experiences
Virtual Reality and Omniverse “Sharks”
Members of Temple’s Psychophysiology Interest Group, Psych-Phys, journeyed to Echelon Mall in Vorhees, New Jersey on January 31 to experience two virtual reality games made and marketed by Exhilarama, a New Jersey Company.
Professors Matthew Lombard and Concetta Stewart, Masters student Cheryl Campanella, and Ph.D. students Irene Berkowitz,Ron Bishop, and Bob Reich took turns battling imaginary villains — and their own sense of balance — during the four-minute sessions.
On March 13th, a sizable group gathered to see the Franklin Institute Omniverse Theatre’s presentation of “Sharks,” another trip sponsored by the interest group.
The group holds its regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month in 208 Tomlinson Hall. For more information, call Professor Lombard at 204-7182, Bob Reich at 971-2839, or Ron Bishop at 482-2546.
Colloquium Information Bank Updates
A listing of Think Tanks and Interest Groups in Washington, D.C. has been added to the Colloquium Information Bank located in Professor Matthew Lombard’s office (208 Tomlinson Hall). The photocopied listing may be useful to graduate students who are looking for employment, fellowships, or for research materials.
In addition, the Bank now includes promotional materials from publishers on the latest books, textbooks, and journals in a variety of areas of communication.
The Information Bank also contains several useful books and handbooks about the dissertation and publishing processes. These include How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg, A Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication Journals by Mark Knapp and John Daly, and the Dissertation Handbook: A Guide to Preparing and Submitting Your Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis, from the Temple Graduate School.
Individuals interested in looking at the Information Bank should contact Professor Lombard (phone: 204-7182; e-mail: LOMBARD@TEMPLEVM).
Join MM&C Students and Faculty
On the Information Superhighway
Many MM&C students and faculty are taking advantage of the free access Temple provides to the information superhighway by getting computer accounts. They explore thousands of bulletin boards, where people post messages and carry on conversations on narrow topics of interest in areas such as hobbies, sports, science, television, culture, and much more. They also access a large collection of information about every aspect of Temple University, which is continuously being updated and expanded. And perhaps most important, they use electronic mail (e-mail) to communicate quickly and efficiently with each other and with friends and colleagues around the country and the world (at NO cost!). To supplement the Newsletter, e-mail is now being used to distribute announcements of funding opportunities, speakers coming to Temple, and more. It is also a good way for you to tell us about your latest activities and accomplishments, so they can be put in the next edition of the Newsletter (send e-mail to LOMBARD@TEMPLEVM or OVERLOCK@TEMPLEVM)
It may all sound imposing but it’s not: All you need is a computer account and access to a computer, even one at home. The people at the help desk (204-8527) at Computer Services can tell you everything you need to know in a short phone call. A copy of the simple form needed to acquire an account is even enclosed with this Newsletter. So if you don’t have an account, or if you don’t use the one you have, take advantage of this valuable information/communication network.
To communicate with others in MM&C you’ll need to know their computer account names. Below is an incomplete list. Please send corrections and additions to Professor Lombard (LOMBARD@TEMPLEVM; 208 Tomlinson Hall).
|Mehpare Selcan Kaynak||Selcan|
|Kathleen Shawn O’Dowd||V1815G|
|Dr. Thomas Eveslage||Eveslage|
|Dr. Thomas Gordon||V6455E|
|Dr. Priscilla Murphy||Murphy|
|Dr. Sari Thomas||Sari|
|Dr. David Womack||V5430E|
Note: All account names here are for the IBM VM/XA mainframe computer; accounts for Astro (a computer that uses the UNIX operating system) are also available at Computer Services.
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News Outside of Temple
AEJMC Graduate Students to Co-Sponsor
Panels at August Conference
The graduate student members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) will be co-sponsoring several panels and solely sponsoring one at the annual conference to be held from August 8th to the 13th in Atlanta this year, according to vice chair and Temple Ph.D. student, Beth Haller.
The titles of the panels are: “How to get published in academic journals,” “Political strategies for keeping a job and getting tenure,” “Stress management for people changing careers and going into academics,” and “Are we teaching what our students need to know?”
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Funding is a constant problem for both students and faculty. In this section, we highlight various funding sources available through Temple as well as from outside the university. One of the best ways to find out about funding is by networking. If you know of any scholarships or funding sources (even short-term job possibilities), please drop us a line and we will include the information in future issues.
Social Science Data Library
The Social Science Data Library (SSDL) invites applications for two graduate assistantships for the 1994-95 academic year. SSDL is the university’s repository for computerized social science data files and supports instruction and research involving such data. Assistants will help to maintain the library and provide consultative assistance to faculty and students for mainframe and microcomputer software used in data analysis.
Applicants should have a background in one of the social sciences and some familiarity with mainframe and personal computers. Good communication skills are important.
Applicants should submit a resume, two letters of reference, and a transcript to Scott Snyder, 863 Gladfelter Hall, by March 31. Candidates will be notified of the decisions by April 19. For more information, contact Scott Snyder at 204-5001.
Telecommunications Cash Prize Offered
The Pacific Telecommunication Council announces a call for papers for consideration of cash prizes; the deadline is June 30th. Papers on international telecommunications and regulation, international telecommunications economics and finance, or the impact of international communications policies on the development of societies or cultures should be sent to James Savage, Assistant Director, Pacific Telecommunications Council, 254 South Beretania Street, Suite 302, Honolulu, HI 96826-1596 (fax: 808-944-4874).
Rockefeller Foundation Funds Research
The Rockefeller Foundation provides grants and fellowships to scholars whose work can advance international and intercultural understanding in this country. The Foundation has particular interests in supporting the flow of art and knowledge between Third World cultures and the United States, and in increasing opportunities for ethnic populations in the United States. The Foundation is interested in the negotiation of difference across diverse and changing societies, especially those in conflict or confrontation.
No special form is required to apply for a grant or fellowship, but the proposal should include a description of the proposed project, a comprehensive plan for the total funding of the project, and a listing of the applicant’s qualifications. There is no deadline as the appropriations are approved in March, June, September, and December. For more detailed information, contact The Rockefeller Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
Free Grant Information Available
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) provides a listing and short descriptions of SSRC research grants and Foreign Area Fellowship Grants cosponsored by the SSRC and the American Council of Learned Societies for U.S. and foreign citizens on the advanced graduate or post-graduate levels. The booklet also includes a short list of grants from other agencies. To obtain the free 60-page booklet, Fellowships and Grants for Training and Research, write to the Social Science Research Council, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158.
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Calls for Papers
The AEJMC Interest Group on Graduate Education has issued a call for papers by students for its Research Review Session at the August 8th – 13th conference in Atlanta. The papers can be on any topic related to journalism or mass communication and may be works in progress. The papers will be competitively evaluated in the areas of topic, methodology, theory, and findings or research predictions. Each student’s paper will be matched with specialists for review, but the submitter must attend the conference. Submissions should include the author’s name, address, phone number, and school affiliation on a title page and be less than 25 pages long. Send four copies and a 75-word abstract to Annette Taylor, Chair, Interest Group on Graduate Education, Department of Communication, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1410 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline is April 1st.
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A symposium on Litigation Journalism will be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem on May 5th and 6th. Sponsored by the Austin O. Furst Series and the Department of Journalism and Communication at Lehigh, the conference organizers are requesting papers exploring the ethics of litigation journalism to be submitted by April 15. Litigation journalism refers to the planned use of the mass media to promote the positions of plaintiffs in civil lawsuits, including product liability, medical malpractice, discrimination, and other cases. For background on the topic and to submit manuscripts, contact Carole Gorney, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, Lehigh University, 29 Trembley Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18105 (phone: 610-758-4178; fax: 610-758-6198).
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The International Conference on Violence in the Media will explore and identify the relationship between the media and violence in society during a two day conference October 3 and 4 in New York City. To participate, submit a 250-word proposal or abstract for a paper, panel or presentation, accompanied by a one-page vita, by April 15th. For more information and a list of suggested themes, contact Dr. Frank Brady, St. John’s University, 118 Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439 (phone: 718-990-6052; fax: 718-990-1836). The deadline is March 31st.
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The Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies announces a call for papers for their annual meeting in October in Pittsburgh. For more information, contact Frank L. Chance, 4332 Larchwood Avenue, Philadelphia 19104 (phone: 215-222-0223; fax: 215-878-9577; e-mail: email@example.com). The deadline for presentation proposals is April 1st.
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IBM Deutschland Informationssysteme European Networking Center requests proposals for possible presentations at an international workshop on advanced teleservices and high-speed-communication architectures in September in Heidelberg, Germany. For more information contact Ralf Steinmetz at the Center, Vangerowstrasse 18, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany (phone: (49) 6221-59-4280; fax: (49) 6221-59-3400; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Abstracts of papers on the theme “Convergence of Technologies, Services, and Applications” are requested for possible presentation at the technology summit of the International Telecommunication Union in October 1995 in Geneva. For more information, contact TELECOM, 95 Forum Secretariat, International Telecommunication Union, Place des Nations, CH-122 Geneve 10, Switzerland (phone: (41) 22-730-5680; fax: (41) 22-730-6444; e-mail: email@example.com). The deadline for the abstracts is August 15th.
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MM&C Work and Work in Progress
Publications and Presentations
of MM&C Faculty and Students
Professor Thomas Eveslage published “The Social Studies and Scholastic Journalism: Partners in Citizenship Education” in the February 1993 edition of Social Education. He also presented “Tinkering with Student Journalists: Protest as Prologue to a Free Press in the 21st Century,” which was the honors lecture of the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC last August in Kansas City.
Professor Priscilla Murphy will be presenting a paper to the American Association of Advertising Annual Conference in Tucson this April entitled, “Analyzing Cognitive Conflict between Public Relations Agencies and their Clients.” Her article, “Comparing the Decision Structures of Public Relations Agencies and Clients,” will be published in the Journal of Public Relations in August.
Professor David Womack will be giving a presentation on the dangers of libel to the College Media Adviser’s Convention in New York in March.
Professor Sari Thomas will chair a special panel, “Culture, Communication and American Politics,” at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in July. She will also be part of a panel consisting of former students of Ray L. Birdwhistell at the Speech Communication Association conference later this year. The panel is entitled: “Ray L. Birdwhistell and Sociocultural Theory: A Retrospective and Prospective Celebration.” Professor Thomas’s article, “Artifactual Study in the Analysis of Culture: A Defense of Content Analysis in a Post-Modern Age,” will be published this year in Communication Research. Finally, Professor Thomas will be guest editing an issue of the Journal of Communication focusing on “Sex, Violence and Blaming the Media.”
Professor John Lent and MM&C students Aruna Rao, Hsiang-Wen Hsiao, and Rei Okamoto will be part of panels on comic art in Asia at the Pop Culture Association conference in April in Chicago. Professor Lent will present his paper, “Comics Off the Beaten Path — Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam.” Rao will present “The Workings of the Comic Book Industry in India.” Hsiao will present, “Comics Communication in Taiwan.” Okamoto will present “Manga: Japanese Wartime Cartoon Magazine.”
Professor Sari Thomas and Ph.D. students Keith Brand and Bob Reich will be presenting the findings of their content analysis of sex and violence in the bible at the ICA conference in Sydney, Australia this July.
Professor Matthew Lombard and Ph.D. students Theresa Bolmarcich, Betsi Grabe, and Bob Reich received the Top Paper award from the Communication and Technology division of ICA for their paper, “Direct Responses to Television: The Role of Screen Size.” The paper will be presented this July in Sydney, Australia.
Ph.D. student Aruna Rao presented “Immortal Picture Stories — Indian Comics Today,” at the Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies in October. Rao also presented “Advertising for a Mate: Matrimonial Ads in India and Personals in the U.S.,” at the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association in November in Philadelphia.
Ph.D. student Theresa Bolmarcich presented a paper, “The Psychological Process Behind the Cultivation Effect,” at the Greater Delaware Valley Graduate Student Conference, in Philadelphia in February. At the same conference, Bob Reich presented his paper, “Categorization of Headline Types in Pharmaceutical Advertisements.”
Ph.D. students Chyun-Fung Shi, Michele de Montigny and Beth Haller presented papers at the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association’s conference in November. Shi presented her paper, “Women as a Form of Capital: Female Candidates and their Usage of Female Capital in Taiwanese Newspapers.” De Montigny presented “Historical Change in the Critical Reception of The Manchurian Candidate.” Finally, Haller presented “The Images of a Moral Treatment: Magic Lantern Slide Use at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane.”
Ph.D. student Beth Haller will present her paper, “The Disabled Body in Protest,” at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore in March. In June, Haller will present two papers at the Society for Disability Studies meeting in Rockville, Maryland. In addition, Haller will soon publish an article in the Journal of Popular Film and Television; “The Jerry Lewis Telethon as Text” will appear in the Winter 1994 edition.
Ph.D. student Irene Berkowitz will be presenting two papers at the ICA conference in Sydney. For the Communication and Technology division she’ll present “Post-Positivist Implications for Communications Research on New Technologies.” For the Communication Law and Policy interest group she’ll present “Video Evidence: Applying Communication Scrutiny to Legal Evidence.”
Ph.D. student Katherine Fry‘s article, “Regional Consumer Magazines and the Ideal White Reader: Constructing and Retaining Geography as Text,” will be published in the May 1994 edition of the Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication. She also recently published a book review in the newsletter for the Popular Communication interest group of ICA.
Paul D’Angelo, Ph.D. student, will present his paper, “Toward a Rhetorical/Narrative Model of Character Issues in Campaign News” at the Eastern Communication Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. in April. His presentation will be a part of the panel for the top three papers in political communication.
Research Project Updates
Professor David Womack is currently on sabbatical and working on articles about the television networks’ coverage of the 1988 political conventions.
Professors Tom Gordon and Matthew Lombard along with Ph.D. student Theresa Bolmarcich are developing a proposal for a new curriculum in Communication, Physiology and Cognition at Temple. They hope to acquire funding for facilities and equipment to be used for the training of graduate students and for a variety of research projects.
Professor Thomas Eveslage is working with Ph.D. student Paul D’Angelo on an investigation of the philosophy and practices of teaching journalism ethics to staff members of student publications.
Masters student Cheryl Campanella has joined the Direct Responses research group. The group, which includes Professor Matthew Lombard and Ph.D. students Theresa Bolmarcich, Betsi Grabe, and Bob Reich, is planning an experimental study concerning viewers’ perceptions of movement and impact on television.
Ph.D. student Irene Berkowitz is continuing research at Temple Law School on video evidence and computer-simulated evidence with the graduate law program in Trial Advocacy. She is examining judge, lawyer, and jury responses to such evidence.
Ph.D. candidate Victor Viser is completing work on his dissertation entitled “The Use of Children in American Magazine Advertising, 1940-1950.”
Professor Priscilla Murphy is interested in beginning two decision analysis projects this summer: one on the perceptions of risk, the other on developing decision profiles for different professional types in larger organizations. The product of these projects will be at least two articles. MM&C or R&C graduate students interested in decision analysis and conflict should contact her if they would like to work with her on either of these projects. She can be reached at 204-8345.
Volunteer Jurors Needed
Ph.D. student Irene Berkowitz needs volunteers to be jurors at the Law School mock trials for her dissertation research on March 19th, April 10th, and April 30th. Volunteers need only “serve” for one day; lunch and parking are provided. For more information, call Linda Pizzi at 204-5314.
Academic Rites of Passage
Ph.D. student Rei Okamoto received a $500 support grant from the Center for East Asian Studies to conduct research on Japanese comic art in Japan.
Victor Viser, Ph.D. student, received an Honorary Mention award in a Travel to Grants competition from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History at Duke University in December.
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MM&C Social Notes
How do we define “Social Notes”? Anything you want to tell us of a social nature — weddings, babies, parties, etc. Put submissions in Professor Lombard’s mailbox near the RTF office in Annenberg Hall.
Colloquium Sets the Date for Party
The Spring 1994 Colloquium, led by Professor Concetta Stewart, will be conscripting Professor Matthew Lombard’s apartment for this semester’s colloquium party. On Friday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM, all MM&C faculty, students, spouses, and friends are invited to welcome the homestretch of the semester and the beginning of spring. Professor Lombard’s apartment is located at 340 South Quince Street, first floor, in Center City (between Pine and Spruce and between 11th and 12th Streets). Watch your mail for your invitation.
Recent MM&C Ph.D. graduate Victor Sunderaj has been named general secretary of the International Catholic Association for Radio and TV, Unda. He will be starting his new job in December. He can be reached at Unda General Secretariate, 12 rue de l’Orme, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. His e-mail address with geonet is geo2:UNDA.
Ph.D. student Paul D’Angelo‘s wife, Susan, is expecting a baby in June of this year.
Theresa Bolmarcich, Ph.D. student, will marry Paul Ditton this June. Theresa will be changing her last name to Ditton.
If you would like copies of previous issues of the MM&C Newsletter or additional copies of this issue, please call 204-7182 and leave your name and address.
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