National Forum

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Articles from Vol. 78, No. 1, Winter

Centennial Keynote Address
Thank you very much, Dr. Warren, President Nalley, and your fellow officers of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, distinguished members of Phi Kappa Phi, and honored guests who join us this evening for this auspicious occasion. First, please permit...
Interstitial Cystitis
Exploring the Frontier I would like to start by answering the two questions people most frequently ask me when they find out I am from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Yes, the streetlights do look like Hershey's "Kisses," and, yes, the air does smell like chocolate....
Letters to the Editor
GENDER AND EQUITY Back in 1970, when I was a freshman, my college newspaper ran an article I'd submitted. My not so very novel thesis called for "equal justice under law" for everyone. What was a little novel was that I expressly included what we now...
Listening for the People's Voice
As co-director of a research endeavor called "The Campaign Mapping Project" funded by the Ford and Carnegie Foundations, I (and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania) have been exploring anew what we think we know about American politics....
Mary through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture
JAROSLAV PELIKAN. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996. x+269 pp. $25.00. Jaroslav Pelikan, an ordained minister in the Lutheran church and Sterling Professor Emeritus of History...
Mozart and Leadbelly
Because I have lived in San Francisco most of my life, I have been asked many times about when I will write a novel or stories about California. And I always answer that I will write about California after I have written all of the Louisiana stuff out...
Note from the Guest Editor
This issue of National Forum revisits a few of the highlights of our Society's 100 anniversary celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 31 - August 2, 1997. It was a celebration that truly showcased the multidisciplinary nature of the Honor Society...
The Importance of Human-Powered Mechanisms in Rehabilitation
In 1982, I was in a horrible mountain-climbing accident, and both my legs were amputated six inches below the knee because of tissue damage from frostbite. I had started climbing when I was eight years old and climbed nearly every day until my accident...
Three Notes
Usually music, for some reason, has been presented to lay people as being this very complex and mysterious thing that borders on magic. When you see people playing instruments or creating some kind of music, it looks not unlike watching the magician...
Tower Clock
Red digits at Smithsonian flash Universal Time, atomic clock shows me fourteen seconds fast. Easy: pull out the Wittnauer's tiny stem, see the sweep-hand freeze 'til LEDs catch up, then snap I am synchronized, my life reset to standard. What bliss to...
When Elephants and Rhinos Roamed Louisiana
It was a great pleasure to have presented the following talk to Phi Kappa Phi Centennial celebrants. The speakers said many wonderful things about the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships. I will merely reiterate that honors to students for excellence and scholarship...