Three Named Honorary Alumni
faculty members have been named Honorary Alumni by
the LAA. Those named this year are:
Briavel Holcomb, who joined the Livingston
College faculty in 1972, has been a Fellow of the
college ever since. From 1973 to 1982 she lived in
Quad One (where her then-husband, Michael, was
Residence Director). She has served on many
committees of the college and chaired the curriculum
committee. In Spring 1995 she coordinated the
Livingston Lecture series on Urban Futures which
marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the College.
Dr. Holcomb is the author of two books and numerous
articles on urban redevelopment, gender and, more
recently, on tourism. In 1990 she circumnavigated the
globe with the University of Pittsburghs
Semester at Sea program and in 1995-96 was a
Fulbright Scholar at the University of Malta in the
Mediterranean. Next year she will be on sabbatical in
Britain researching Millenial Landscapesthe
numerous urban redevelopment schemes with which
Britain is marking the new millenium.
Arnold G. Hyndman is Professor of Biological
Sciences and has been Dean of Livingston College
since 1994. Known to most alumni through this
newsletter and the alumni magazine, most are familiar
to his contributions to Livingston. He was actually
the last person hired as a Livingston College faculty
member, and by the time he arrived, the faculty was
reorganized and he was a member of the FAS faculty.
Dr. Hyndman is a neurobiologist whose research
involves the study of the differentiation of neurons.
His work focuses on the study of neurotrophic factors
in the developing chick retina.
George Levine became chair of the Livingston
College English Department in 1968, the year before
the first students arrive on campus. After
reorganization in 1980, he served as first chair of
the FAS English Department. In 1986 he became
director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of
Contemporary Culture, one of the leading centers at
Rutgers, a center which focuses on the Humanities. A
Guggenheim, NEH and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, he
has also served on the editorial boards of eleven
journals and is the author of several books and
anthologies, including An Annotated Critical
Bibliography of George Eliot, and Darwin and
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Homecoming 1999 on
Global Futures Symposia Series for 1999-2000 resumes
on October 28. Spring lectures to be announced.
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