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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 61, Number 8 (Dec. 1959)

Up and down the hill,   pp. 28-29


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LONGER VISITING HOURS-Vis-
iting hours at the University of Wis-
consin hospitals have been lengthened
to accommodate out of town visitors
who found the previous schedule diffi-
cult to meet.
JOURNALISTS ASSESS MR. K.-
Correspondents from Britain, India and
Switzerland joined a Washington news-
paperman in a panel discussion on "Mr.
Khrushchev's Challenge to the West."
Those joining Karl E. Meyer, former
editor of the Daily Cardinal and now
an  editorial board member of the
Washington Post, were Brian Beedham,
Washington correspondent for the Lon-
don Economist; H. R. Vohra, corres-
pondent for the Times of India; and
Werner Imhoof, correspondent of the
Neue Zuercher Zeitung    of Zurich,
Switzerland. The journalists felt that the
visit had resulted in a definite change
in East-West relations.
COMMITTEES REDUCED-The
University of Wisconsin School of
Education has heeded a suggestion of
President Conrad Elvehjem and cut
its number of committees in half.
"The number of committees for the
School of Education has been re-
duced from twelve to six," Dean
Lindley J. Stiles announced at a re-
cent faculty meeting, "and our profes-
sors can now spend more time with
students and less on committee mat-
rers.
LUSO-BRAZILIAN STUDIES-The
University of Wisconsin's new Cen-
ter for Luso-Brazilian Studies, opened
this fall, is aiding the U. S. Govern-
ment to leap a language barrier in
the quest for world peace by provid-
ing graduate work for prospective
college teachers in one of the "crit-
ical languages," Portuguese. Under the
National Defense Education Act, a
study was made last winter on lan-
guages deemed critical for the de-
fense of America and world peace
through understanding. The act, to-
gether with contributions by the Uni-
versity, support the UW graduate re-
search  and teaching program     in
Portuguese.
UW RECORD AVAILABLE-The
voices of the 72-member A Cappella
Choir of the University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Alumnus, December, 1959
are now available for the nation's
turntables on a long-play Soma-label
record produced by Regal Recorders
of Minneapolis. The selections in-
clude "Vision of Peace," a 13-minute
work by Jean Berger. According to
S. M. Regal, head of Regal Recorders,
this is the first professional and com-
mercial record release of the complete
five-movement version of "Vision of
Peace." Hailed as one of the finest
contributions to the library of choral
music ever written, the work is based
on the text from the book of Isaiah,
with each phrase of its command-
ments and prophecies woven into a
pattern of contemporary harmony.
ENGINEERING GRANT-The UW
College of Engineering will receive a
grant of $200,000 from the Ford
Foundation to inaugurate a three-
point program aimed at the advance-
ment of engineering education in the
United States. Under the foundation
grant, it is planned that engineering
education  will be advanced along
these three fronts:
  1. A pre-doctoral fellowship-loan
fund designed to attract highly quali-
fied personnel into engineering teach-
ing careers;
  2. An intramural engineering fa-
culty development fund to further
the continuing improvement of engi-
neering education at UW through fa-
cridi-  aA1,m~nt- rinA
  3. An extramural engineering fa-
culty development fund to help UW
better meet its accepted responsibili-
ties in the improvements of engineer-
ing education through faculty devel-
opment at sister institutions of higher
learning.
MORE ENGINEERING FACULTY
-Twenty-seven new teachers and re-
searchers, including six visiting pro-
fessors, have been added to the staff
of the UW College of Engineering
for the 1959-60    school year to
strengthen its faculty in the face of
large engineering  student enroll-
ments, Dean Kurt F. Wendt reported.
Of the 27 new engineering staff mem-
bers, one is an associate professor,
one an assistant professor, 19 are in-
structors, and six are visiting profes-
sors. Student enrollment remains at
the high levels of the past few years
-over 3,200 students are enrolled
in engineering studies this year.
FLYING HIGH-Senior students in
the Air Force ROTC unit at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin can now get
flight instruction which could bring
them a civilian private pilot's license
before their graduation. Col. John J.
Stark, commandant of the Air Force
ROTC unit, announced that the pro-
gram offers 361/2 hours of flying train-
ing to cadets in their final year of air
science who have signed up for pilot
training upon graduation from Air
Force ROTC. The flying will be ac-
complished  at the Morey Aviation
Co., Middleton, under licensed civil-
ian instructors. Upon successful com-
pletion of the course, each cadet may
be eligible for a civilian private pilot's
license. The cost of the program is
borne entirely by the Air Force.
ALL-TIME     HIGH-Enrollment in
Wisconsin public and private colleges
has soared to an all-time high of
63,045 day students of all classifica-
tions. This is an increase of 4.7 per
cent over a year ago. The 1959-60
enrollment in Wisconsin colleges is
22.5 per cent higher than the post-
World War II total.
CANCER AND HEART STUDY-
The National Science Foundation has
$37,500 for a year's study of chem-
ically related substances connected
with cancer and heart disease. UW
chemistry Prof. William  S. Johnson
will direct the basic research in "Syn-
thesis of Steroids and    Terpenoid
Types and Related Studies." The com-
plete study is expected to take five
years.
MONKEYS ON TV-The Columbia
Broadcasting System's premiere of its
new   show  "Conquest" featured a
half-hour program   called  "Mother
Love" which was based on the re-
search of UW psychologist Dr. Harry
F. Harlow. Filmed at the University,
the program covers the work of Dr.
Harlow and his associates at the UW
Primate Laboratory. CBS newsman
Charles Collingwood    narrated the
program which was seen on Novem-
ber 1st.
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