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A Chemist Found Prints Charming
all began when two well-dressed
men poked their heads in the doorway of Dr. Madeleine JoulliÈs office
several years ago. They said, Were from the Secret Service, and
showed me their identification, recalls JoulliÈ G50 Gr53, Class of
1970 Professor of Chemistry at Penn. I said, My God, what did I do?
Are you going to arrest me? Continued...
Cecilia Segawa Seigle Gr71 returned
to her native Japan to research one book topic and came across an unexpected
treasure a 36-volume diary written by a 17th-century Japanese imperial
princess. Though the document had been hand-copied from the original
in 1902, and stored in the Historiographical Institute at the University
of Tokyo, scholars had all but ignored it until now.
World of Cockfighting
trailer for Cockfight begins with
the ominous image of a man strapping razor blades onto a roosters talons
and carrying the bird into a dirt ring. It has all the elements of a
gritty exposÈ. Continued...
Three Bikes, and a Prairie
getting fired from their temp
jobs, three slackers named Cal, Stan, and Dave start a bicycle-courier
service in Omaha, Nebrasksa. Though the enterprise would seem to have
little chance on the Great Plains, the trio achieve great success through
their punctuality, courtesy, and good hygiene. Thats when their troubles
Major Tom for Microgravity
astronauts to Mars and
back requires more than a feat of rocketry. It takes a thorough understanding
of how the entire human body responds to long-term space travel. We
do not know enough to declare that its safe and its worth the risk
for humans to do this, says Dr. Martin Kushmerick M63 Gr66. NASA
will not send people on a suicide mission. Continued...
the early 1970s, the secretaries
at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington put together a
list of demands for the male attorneys in their office. One of them
that would change Marcia Devins Greenbergers lifeand arguably the
lives of countless other womenwas that the center establish a section
on womens law and bring in a female attorney to staff it. Continued...
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