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Nicholas Berry, former politics professor (1970-82), lectured on campus on “U.S.-China Relations at the Turning Point.” Berry is a senior research analyst at the Center for Defense Information in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in Asian security, China and Taiwan, Japan, North and South Korea, India and Pakistan, Indonesia, nuclear issues, Australia, and New Zealand.

History professor William Carroll lectured on creation and evolution to the science, philosophy, and theology faculties of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, and on Thomas Aquinas and contemporary cosmology at other universities in Santiago and Valparaiso. A $10,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation supported the lectures and the translation into Spanish and publication of several of his essays on science and religion.

Former president Arland Christ-Janer (1961-67) was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Sarasota, Fla. He is a former president of the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota and served as interim director of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Geology professor Paul Garvin received the Distinguished Science Teaching Award from the Iowa Academy of Science.

Brian Hemphill, former assistant dean of students and director of intercultural life (1995-98), is associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Mimi Holmes, former assistant professor of art (1988-92), was profiled in Beadwork magazine (April/May 2001). Her recent work is a series of sequined banners—“Reproduction Rites: No Babies for Me!”—dealing with her desire to have children and her decision not to. The article was written by Amy Clarke ’91, editor of Beadwork’s sister publication, Spin-Off magazine.

John Nothnagle, former assistant professor of French (1957-59), led fellow World War II veterans on a tour this year of 11 small towns and villages in Lorraine, France, liberated by his 70th Infantry Division in late 1944 and 1945. He retired from the University of Iowa in 1994.

Former president Philip Secor (1974-84) donned Elizabethan dress for his campus lecture as Richard Hooker, the 16th-century theologian who founded the Anglican and Episcopal churches and is the subject of Secor’s 1999 biography, Richard Hooker: Prophet of Anglicanism. Secor lives in Hellertown, Pa.


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