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Publication Date

Spring 2009


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  • The Lady and the Tiger: A professor goes deep into the jungle to study how religious traditions evolve
  • In the Glow of Alfred Nobel: How the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry came to be
  • Cancer in the Crosshairs: Elen Vitetta '64 is targeting cancer with new therapies
  • Worldy Knowledge: All students benefit from the global outlook of the Davis United World College Scholars
  • Monument to Lincoln: Professor Emeritus Michael Burlingame discusses the enduring legacy of our 16th president
  • The Search for Home: Hebert Randolph Bennett Jr. '09 first became homeless when he was 4 years old
  • What Charles Chu Taught Me: A photography remembers the late professor emeritus as he walks through the Arboretum
  • Eyewitness to History: Richard J. Semiatin '80 has a front'row seat at President Obama's inauguration
  • A New Setting for Old Treasures: The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives opens its doors
  • Giving Back: Annual Fund donors are giving where and when the need is greatest
  • Letters to the Editor
  • President's Page
  • Notebook: Professor Peter Siver digs in the mud; "Extreme Makeover": camel edition; Reunion 2009; College expands its online presence; four inducted into Hall of Fame; and more ...
  • First Person: Elinor Pisano '04 remembers her grandmother Elinor Houston Oberlin '44
  • Ask a Camel: Matt Magida '07 offers tips for first-time job-seekers
  • Ink
  • Lives: George Aelion '74 of the U.N. World Food Programme; Rhodes scholar finalist Susana Hancock '07
  • Class Notes: Local book club has College ties; Camels in the Crowd; obituaries, including Cristina Nardone '04; Alumni Connections

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