University of Denver - Kynewisbok Yearbook (Denver, CO)

 - Class of 1987

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newsmakers On Thoreau Bob Richardson sets mo file boxes down in froet of him and begins rilling through one. They are packed vih cards delineating the reading, of Henry Dassd Thoreau Richardson's hot ttwx Dmid Thcw A lift ef itr IW. »as published in September. ISbh. by the University of California Press. In it Rk+anhon traces Thoreau's intellectual an-Jcnnp from has Harvard graduation to h» death in IS62 h is a biography of a man's imdlec-tual passage The Unhenaty Engfcsh professor became intrigued » h Thoreau as a bos Imng a Concord — Thoreau's own home But it wasn't until Richardtoo began teaching in Denser that Thoeeau and MUn began » assume new intellectual imporuace m ha own USc. la 1971 Richardson heps the book in earnest What I set out a wnte mas nettber fish nor flesh. It was loo academic to be a straight biography and it was too narranse to be a respectable academic studs I saw as cn audience bnghi young people who are interested in lots of things but who aren't Araercan literature peo-fetsaonals. "Thoreau nas a sets interesting combinatioo of somebody who had a real thing foe nature and wildernevs and at the same time had a real passion foe social justice "When a lot of people think Thoreau' they think boring' If sou nriie foe specialists, sou don't base that problem But if you re writing for a wider audience, purt of my is to show them, that's wrong. Thoreau's intensity and the excitement that cooes tree that mteasay is cee W of the most uumtieg dungs to come froo his wntng It's my burden of proof' On Disaster Preparedness C k_ coo!ogisi Thereat Drake is consumed with the human respemse to Nature's detailing furs DraNrk. one of the natkxt's leading experts on emergency peeparedness has compiled a mammoth insertion of studies, published as Hums Srams Rnfwue to ftsairer The work » the most comprehensive analysis set to be published in the field It's an effon to say to other researchers. Here's an encyclopedia.' Drahek explained, adding that both researchers and pncuxxsers an benefit from the scat and a half be spent working with hn wife. Ruth Ann. compiling and CMepxumg the artkks. There is still a certain amount of mythofogy about what people wifl do m emergencies Some officials doe t warn lo put out warmsgs foe fear of mass panic Yet mass panic ts not a common scenario General respoese is denial in terms of the warning They hefcese it is probably exaggerated or doesn't pertain to them Then people try to confirm the mfonnatron and once they hixe confirmed it with more information. they behave in a reasonably controlled manner.' be explained. There's been a lot of research over the yean." be said The sheet volume was a surprise Even though I work in the ftekl and try U stay current the number of studies was remarkable.' Drabek said thar there are emergency preparedness topxs where reletiseh few studies base ken co rerJtaied 'Hx example. We research has been done on family disaster planning. Me soil don't know what families do lo prepare for disasters, if anything

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Newsmakers (kdoofor Dxith Smith arj Gewraor RkkcrJ Linn Lamm Accepts “A Dream Job at a Dream University” Tfct University of Denver is its bonaons into the fjeid of cookaponty » Sept. I ?'. with the arrival of foe-net Ccfcndo Governor Richard Lamia Lamm, a graduate of DUs College of Law. will join the University at a full professor and chair of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Issues This is a dream job at a dream Unisenity he said. The Center's goal according to Chancellor Dwight Smith, is to ‘draw scholars from on and off campus to discuss and analyze the problems facing society.' He said he sees the Center as 'a catalyst to being different people with different interests together to address the common problems of society.' The issues Lamm pinpointed are familiar to his themes as gover- nor higher education. tnedx-al care, overseas competition and reform of the legal system. The institutions that have made our nation prosperous.' Lamm said, 'are not sulTscicr.t to keep our nation prosperous into the ncit decade and the next century While universities like Harvard. Princeton and Minnesota house similar programs. DUs Center wil be the fust of its kind in the west There is a void between the West Coast and wherever you want to draw the line.' Lamm said 1 don't want to say I'm going to sun Up a think tank to compete with the Hoover Institute We're simply a Center Lamm stressed he ‘would like to try to add to the public exposure of the good tilings' DU profesvas are doing 'I'm hem as somebody with frontline experience. I want to help recognize other people's scholarship' He added there are a number of scholars at DU who c»M nuke the jump from academic to influencing pubis; policy. 'It is that crucial linkage I'd like to make at DU It is not fully deeded whether Lamm will teach or. a regular basis, but he is expected to bring his course. Hard Choices, to DU. The class focusses on the tough decisions to be made in the public arena or. the economy, health care, pensions, immigration and education The Center will build on this concept making the University a place for dialogue. Lamm was a professor at DL s law school before his election to the state house in 1974 He now says be is 'delighted to be oomi borne to DU. It is a special University to Colorado and even more so personally. - Mary Taaoi

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newsmakers On Cushing Worlds IV ▼ T hen So more Epsarut writes a novel be is cranny a wild a hermetic babble wherein everything happens.' Hrv new wort A Spend Dam. a a novel of dashing wertk of cul-tart ar, J of confect Published in July. I9S6. A Spend Deary juitaposes two Jewish culture - the Amman son of East European immigrants and a German Jet in flight from the Holocaust The note! received sterling reviews and initial repons indicated that it as selling briskly. IpsXin has never had a sCKalleJ 'best-seller.' Too want to sell in tb raiEioas.' be said 'But sou hate to realue that the kinJ of books son want to write or can »nie are for a limbed audience A Spend Dearr. unlike his three previous novels, mas written while Epstein as leaching 1 hate said that as IS stars at DU hate been the best sots of my life. This plxe has been a sanctuary for oe. The Umvervitv provided for me pride of place and pride of cccupaiK whxh I never had before The (Enjtohl department has always made it possible for me to function as a »nJrr I te always found rime to wrdr. •Whether or txx as wort will sarstse »tU not depend so much on the quality of at wort but oo »hat happens to the world -a world in dinar of becoming alitente. 1 have not broken aa new gnxnd 1 am not one of the promethean What I have done » create character, bring characters -small reflecting smtKes of their time.’ On Employment Less is more. You've heard that before and don't believe a any more no dun you dad the last rime someone sasd it But Bill Cbartaai director of Dl's Professional Career Development and Counseling and Placement Centra has scene on ideas on the new age career. Charland has completed a boot Ljt-Wcei MemnffA EmpheymM man Aft«f Ijrra. on the changing nature of employment In it be argues that»« are hung up on 'the mirage of perfect work' and so miss the deeper meaning inherent in employment "The wants represented in tfcis mirage — for high levels of meaning, enjoyment and feelings of personal importance - arc not without bass in reality Charland wntev 'Under cooditfons of an expanding ecooooy.. many people found this kind of employment Even today, some who live by the vision of perfect week live ten well 'B« many others of ns att discovering that the mirage of perfect wort s groundless We live at a time when the nature and meaning of wort are changing Most of us need to take a closer look at wort, distinguishing what we have hern taurtt to want from realists: approaches to employment a the new age' What we really seed is a meaningful life. Charland believes, and that an be aflained wxbout the entire burden of life's meaning resting oo a job. Hr says be ram-arm people, through his book and in individual employment counseling to make decisions about bow they want to be involved in the world Chaiiand says. I'm interested in what people do with their lives — the whole fabric of them.. .the real question is how we are involved in the world and the question of what »e do for a living is one facet of that"

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