Center Conference Examines Challenges to Tolerance
George Mitchell and Seeds of Peace Receive Awards
Explore Lacan and Crime
Interdisciplinary Conference on Compulsive Hoarding
Programs Ranked Again in Top Ten
Focus on Current Intellectual Property Issues
Ethics Center Brings Insiders to Discuss Controversial Cases
Students Honored For
Center Conference Examines Challenges to Tolerance
Fundamentalisms, Equalities, and the Challenge to Tolerance in a
Post-9/11 Environment brought together 20 leading scholars, lawyers,
journalists, and theologians to examine how American society grapples
with the challenges of an environment altered by the attacks on the
World Trade Center and Pentagon. The two-day conference was the
inaugural event of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional
Dealing with three interrelated themes, panelists
explored "the tolerance of the Constitution itself for 'emergency
measures' such as those recently promulgated in the fight against
terrorism; the struggle to pin down and define terms such as emergency,
terrorism, tolerance, and fundamentalism; and the potential for
tolerance by those who think of themselves as 'fundamentalists' in
various religious traditions and, conversely, the potential for
understanding such fundamental beliefs among people who otherwise style
themselves as 'tolerant,'" according to Prof. Richard Weisberg,
codirector of the Floersheimer Center with Prof. Michel Rosenfeld.
Dean David Rudenstine opened the conference - attended by more
than 100 participants, including the Center's founding donor, Dr.
Steven Floersheimer - saying, "Since 9/11 we must consider with new
urgency issues of security - no longer in general, but for ourselves.
We must look at the value we place on liberty as we face potential
The keynote speaker, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig,
now executive director of the Center for Strategic Budgetary
Assessments, analyzed the challenges to law posed by the threat of
bio-terrorism. He urged the legal community to adopt a pro-active
approach regarding future attacks and responses.
Danzig said that the extraordinary attention given to 9/l1
overshadowed what he considers far greater security risks from
biological terrorism - what he terms "5/11," the five deaths and eleven
hospitalizations caused by the anthrax attacks of last fall. He
outlined a chilling scenario of deadly ef fects of a smallpox or
"Is it possible to evolve some international understanding
that says we regard bio-terror as an un godly act that we will
universally condemn, much in the same way that genocide has been
condemned as a crime against humanity?" he asked, challenging
participants to consider the con sequences of a smallpox epidemic on
Panelists examined the "paradox of tolerance" offered by
Professor Rosenfeld: "If you tolerate the intolerant, won't you
ultimately be destroyed?" In this environment, said Prof essor
Rosenfeld, Ameri can law yers are increasingly being asked to work with
domestic and foreign policy makers to re-think constitutional law
regarding investigation, detention, arrest, and trial.
Prof. Alan Dershowitz
In "Special Jurisdictions, Emergency Acts," Prof. Alan
Dershowitz of Harvard Law School said the whole post-9/11 climate
forces us "to think the unthinkable" about such tactics as
Prof. J. David Bleich of Cardozo, Father
Robert Drinan of Georgetown Law, and Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl of UCLA
School of Law
"Tolerance from the Religious Perspective" brought together
Milner Ball, University of Georgia; Rabbi David Bleich, Car dozo;
Father Robert Drinan, Georgetown; Suzanne Stone, Cardozo; Leslie
Griffin, Santa Clara; Adam Selig man, Boston University; and Dr. Khaled
Abou El Fadl, UCLA School of Law.
Dr. El Fadl, a noted Islamic jurist and legal scholar, argued
that the historic record of Islam is a good one. He urged participants
to focus on the true universalism and humanistic spirit Islam
exemplifies. "Islam is at a transformative juncture; movements are
relying on divergence of grievances to lock themselves into a
supremacist paradigm, rather than to construct a moral vision."
Noting that the proceedings will be published in Cardozo
Law Review, Professor Weisberg said, "There were debates between
lawyers who see the need for flexibility in criminal procedure during
times of necessity and those less willing to bend the traditional
constitutional norms to a perceived emergency, and fascinating
discussion among religious thinkers and analysts."
George Mitchell and Seeds of Peace Receive Awards for International
Annual Award Was Given by Student Groups at Cardozo
At a moving ceremony attended by students and faculty, the Cardozo
Online Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Inter national Law
Students Association gave the third annual Inter national Advo cate for
Peace Award to former Senator George Mitchell and to the organization
Seeds of Peace. Founder John Wallach accepted the award for the
organization, which brings teen agers from around the globe to Maine,
where they develop trust and empathy for one another and learn
(From left) Bushra Jawabi; Cynthia
Devasia '02, editor, COJCR; George Mitchell; John Wallach; Melissa
Stewart '02, president of International Law Students Association, and
Eli Shteinberg. (Mr. Wallach died in July, about three months after
receiving the award.
Senator Mitchell, who represented Maine from 1980 to 1995,
authored "The Mitchell Report," released in May 2001 by the Sharm
el-Sheikh International Fact-Finding Committee, which he chaired at the
re quest of President Clinton, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Yasir
Arafat. The report focused on the need to end violence and build
confidence within the region. While a special advisor to President
Clinton and secretary of state for economic initiatives in Ireland,
Mitchell orchestrated the signing in 1998 of a three-strand multilateral
peace agreement in the Northern Ireland conflict, for which he received
the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among other honors. His book Making
Peacechronicles his experience in Ireland.
In his remarks, Senator Mitchell urged Cardozo students to
find something in their lives beyond their careers where they can do
good deeds and make a difference in the world. He said, "No matter how
much money you make, no matter how many possessions you acquire, you
will find something missing in your life if you do not devote some part
of it to something larger than your self-interest. Real fulfillment
will come from committing yourself fully, with all of your physical and
spiritual might, to a worthwhile cause."
He pointed to John Wallach as a good example. Wallach left his
career as a journalist in 1993 to begin Seeds of Peace. Mr. Wallach
brought with him two past participants in the program - one an
18-year-old Israeli, Eli Shteinberg; the other, 20-year-old Bushra
Jawabri, a Palestinian from Jordan - who related how their experiences
in Maine fostered important friendships, made human those who had been
identified as "enemies," and created ways to build lines of
"When I reached Maine, I had never met an Israeli before in my
life," said Jawabri. "I was so nervous. But now my enemy is my best
friend. We learned to understand each other."
Shteinberg added that during the present crisis in the Middle
East, he cannot visit Palestinian, Jordanian, and Egyptian friends he
made through Seeds of Peace because it is too dangerous. "Every time
something happens, I get a phone call or an email asking how I am. This
contact gives me hope for the future."
In 1997-98, Wallach was a senior fellow at the United States
Institute of Peace, which recently published his book The Enemy
Has a Face: The Seeds of Peace Experience. He was awarded the
Legion of Honor by the late King Hussein of Jordan and held honorary
doctorates from Middlebury College and the University of Southern Maine.
The International Advocate for Peace Award was created in 1999
by the two student organizations. Previous award winners are President
Clinton and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke.
justices of the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division spoke
on basic litigation practice at a CLE panel that was open to students,
alumni, and others. They included (from left) Justices Ira Gammerman
and Richard Lowe, and (not pictured) Justices Herman Cahn, Helen
Freedman, Karla Moskowitz, Charles Ramos, and Walter Schackman. James
d'Auguste '96, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, helped organize
The Enron scandal and the Arthur Andersen document
destruction was discussed at The Law of Document Retention/Destruction:
Lessons from Enron and Beyond. The panel was organized by Prof. Charles
Yablon and presented by The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on
Corporate Governance. On the very day of the program, the Justice
Department announced its indictment of Arthur Andersen for obstruction
of justice relating to destruction of Enron documents. Accordingly, the
program generated a great deal of interest, both among Cardozo students
and members of the public. Panelists were (from left) Prof.
Richard Marcus, University of California, Hastings College of Law; David
Buchanan '93, Seeger & Weiss; Thomas Y. Allman, BASF Corporation;
and Professor Yablon, director of The Heyman Center. A second panel was
held later in the spring focusing on Enron accounting and corporate
Students at Cardozo influence the quality of their academic and
extracurricular experience by organizing a range of activities from
social events and panels to inviting special guests to speak on timely
Student Bar Association produces the annual Goods & Services
Auction. The auction is fun and raises money for the Cardozo Public
Interest Summer Stipend Program, which allows students to take summer
positions in the public sector. Bidding was especially lively for
dinners with favorite faculty members.
annual spring highlight is the Law Revue, a fun-filled parody of law
school life with music, dancing, and playful performances by faculty
members and students. (From left) Kim Mandel '03 and Stacey Middleton
United States Attorney Mary Jo White won the first annual Most
Influential Woman in the Law Award, established and given by theCardozo
Women's Law Journal. Ms. White oversaw an office that was
responsible for successfully investigating and prosecuting the 1993
World Trade Center bombing and for securing the conviction of Mafia
boss John Gotti, among many other cases of significance.
Beth Nolan, former Clinton administration White House
Counsel and the first woman to hold the job, was a guest of the student
organization American Constitution Society. She addressed the students,
encouraging them to become involved in public service.
rang in the Lunar New Year at the Asian Pacific American Law Student
Association's (APALSA) event celebrating the Year of Awakening. Chinese
Lion Dancers, performances by the Korean Drum Troupe, calligraphy, and
a buffet enlivened the campus with Asian culture.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of
Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, was the key note speaker and recipient of
the Latin American Law Student Association's (LALSA) "Most Influential
Latin American in the Law" award. She is shown here with Jill Cadre,
LALSA president. After the presentation, students enjoyed Latin food
and danced until late into the night.
Hevesi, candidate for New York State Comptroller, was invited by
students of the Lehman Society to speak about state budgets and the New
York City education system.
The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal worked with
the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy Entertainment Law
Initiative and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries to
bring to Cardozo veteran entertainment lawyers (from left) Jay Cooper,
Fred Davis, LaVerne Evans, and Michael Reinert '82. Griff Morris,
Midwest regional director of the Recording Academy, was the panel
moderator. They discussed recording contracts and recent proposed
legislation to amend the California Seven-Year Statute. The statute,
which sanctions free agency for California service workers, was amended
in 1987, when music labels were granted a special exemption allowing
them the right to sue artists for damages resulting from undelivered
albums. Mr. Reinert, senior vice president of business and legal
affairs for Universal Motown Records, and Ms. Evans, senior vice
president and general counsel of BMG, represented the major labels'
position that it is essential for artists to remain under contract for
a defined period so the label can develop the artists' careers. Mr.
Cooper of Greenberg Traurig and Mr. Davis of Davis, Shapiro & Lewit
sided with the artists advocating shorter-term arrangements.
Every year, the Moot Court Honor Society hosts
students from more than 20 law schools who participate in the
prestigious Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition. Moot Court editors and
guest judges were (from left) Nicholas Lagemann '02; John Delaney,
partner, Morrison & Foerster; Aiden Synnott, partner, Paul, Weiss,
Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Hon. Richard Posner, chief judge of
the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; and Todd Rosenberg '02.
intramural event, the Langfan Family Constitutional Oratorical Prize
Contest, is open to all Cardozo students to compete for the title of
Best Orator. The competition was formed in 1999 by the Langfan family,
which includes two Cardozo graduates. First-prize winner was Erica
Schlessinger '02 (shown here) who also won last year's competition.
Second and third prize went to Joshua Sussberg '03 and Guy Padula '03,
Explore Lacan and Crime
scholars of law, philosophy, and anthropology attended a two-day
conference at Cardozo examining the theories of French psychoanalyst
Jacques Lacan. The Jouis sance of Transgression: Lacan and Crime was
organized by Prof. Jeanne Schroeder and sponsored by the Jacob Burns
Institute for Advan ced Legal Studies and Cardozo Law Review,
which will publish conference papers and commentary. (From left) Parveen
Adams, director, Psycho analytic Studies, Brunel University, UK, and
Dr. Genevieve Morel, Inter national College of Philosophy, Paris, and
director, Knowledge and Clinical Practice, Lille, were among the
Interdisciplinary Conference on Compulsive Hoarding
Dr. Randy O. Frost
Nearly 170 legal and human-service professionals discussed the
puzzling disorder, compulsive hoarding, and shared their experiences
and resources. Sponsored by Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the conference
featured Randy O. Frost, Ph.D. of Smith College, who delivered the
keynote address. "For most of us, possessions provide a sense of
convenience and comfort," said Dr. Frost. "People who suffer from
compulsive hoarding lose the ability to judge the value of possessions
and fail, therefore, to discard possessions that appear to be useless
or of limited value. Living spaces that the person occupies are
sufficiently cluttered to preclude activities for which those spaces
were normally designed and significant distress or impairment of
functioning results from that clutter."
Professor Frost presented several clinical examples from
his research to help explain the phenomenon. "Compulsive hoarding
manifests itself in three primary ways: compulsive acquisition, saving,
and disorganization. It doesn't matter how much stuff any of us have
but it is how we keep the stuff."
Conference workshops covered animal hoarding, mental health
dimensions, legalsocial work partnerships, and victims of
hoarders. "Lawyers are seldom aware of the expertise and resources that
social workers offer, especially when representing difficult clients,"
says Prof. Leslie Salzman, a supervising attorney at Bet Tzedek.
Professor Salzman was a cofacilitator of the legalsocial work
partnerships workshop with Karen Bassuk, a social worker and program
analyst at the Aging in Place Initiative of the United Hospital Fund.
Ms. Bassuk challenged participants to reach out to each other, saying,
"Often lawyers and social workers assume they can perform both roles
[and] may not realize how much more effective a collaboration can be."
Conference panelists also included Housing Court Judge Ava
Alterman '81; Henry Dubro, Jewish Association of Services for the
Elderly-HUD 202 managing agent; Masha Friedman, ACSW, social work
manager, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.; Andrea Richardson,
executive assistant to the assistant deputy director of operations, New
York City Housing Authority; Andrea Risoli, staff attorney, Mental
Hygiene Legal Services; and Darryl M. Vernon, Esq., Vernon &
Through its representation of clients in landlord/tenant
cases, Bet Tzedek has become aware of the legal and social problems of
hoarders, who are at high risk for eviction, particularly during real
estate boom times. Their socially and psychologically complex cases
present formidable challenges and provide some of the most convincing
arguments for the recent interdisciplinary approach used by Bet Tzedek
to provide more effective and comprehensive services to its clients.
Since 1999, social work students from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler
School of Social Work have worked collaboratively with law students on
a range of issues with a variety of clients, helping them to secure
appropriate services and benefits and assisting them during often
Ed Koch with Dean Rudenstine
Torture was the subject of a lunchtime conversation with former New
York City Mayor Edward Koch, prompted by an exchange of letters between
Mr. Koch and Dean Rudenstine. The dean invited about 25 students,
faculty, and alumni to discuss whether torture should be used in a
"ticking bomb" scenario and whether it should be used "outside of the
law or within the law."
As outlined by the dean and Mr. Koch, the ticking-bomb
hypothetical was presented recently by Prof. Alan Dershowitz, who
stated, "If American law-enforcement officers were ever to confront
theƒcase of the captured terrorist who knew about an imminent attack
but refused to provide the information necessary to prevent it, I have
absolutely no doubt that they would try to torture the terrorist into
providing the information. Moreover, the vast majority of Americans
would expect the officers to engage in that time-tested technique for
loosening tongues, notwithstanding our un equivocal treaty obligation
never to employ torture, no matter how exigent the circumstances."
Mr. Koch clearly made his feelings known: the only time he
would find torture to be appropriate - and it should be applied without
direct statutory authority or procedures by the police - would be when
there is a weapon of mass destruction threatening the population.
"Torture is moral under these circumstances," said the former mayor.
"But only weapons of mass destruction would qualify."
Opining that some specificity in the law was advisable, Prof.
Malvina Halber stam said, "I don't think the onus should be on the
cop." Prof. Peter Lushing was concerned about false confessions and the
desirability of having the police make decisions and mete out the
punishment. In discussing the ticking-bomb scenario, there was some
time spent on who should make the decision to use torture. Mr. Koch
felt that the police commissioner or police captain could be given the
responsibility for determining when torture should be employed,
claiming that "the mayor doesn't really have the expertise" but could
make the decision on the word of the commissioner. Mr. Koch is loath,
however, to institutionalize the use of torture. "I don't want to
expand it, and I think setting up procedures expands it."
In a vote taken by the mayor of the people in the room, all
but one, who abstained, agreed that torture should be used in the
hypothetical. In a follow-up vote, 10 voted for the use of torture
without a law, 9 voted for torture with a statute. All seemed wary.
Addressing Mr. Koch at the end, Professor Lushing said,
"Only you could make torture a pleasant subject."
At a dean's lunch, Sid Davidoff,
senior partner of Davidoff Malito, former administrative assistant to
New York Mayor John V. Lindsay, and one of New York's best-known and
most effective attorneys and lobbyists, visited with students. He was
introduced by Cardozo Board member Rachel Warren '92, a partner at the
At the inaugural event of the Cardozo/University of
Toronto joint lecture series, Jonathan Putnam, chair in the Law and
Economics of Intellectual Property from the University of Toronto
Faculty of Law, spoke on "Waging Peace: The Settle ment of
Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation."
Now in its second year, the Intellectual Property Speaker
Series invites scholars to present luncheon talks. Graeme B. Dinwoodie,
professor of law and Freehling Scholar, Chicago-Kent College of Law,
and R. Anthony Reese, assistant professor of law, University of Texas
School of Law, spoke to Cardozo faculty and students.
A CLE Intellectual Property Workshop featured Cardozo alumni
and adjunct professors, including Peter Skolnik '87, David S. Korzenik
'79, Barbara Kolsun '82, Morris E. Cohen '94, Prof. Eric Rayman, and
Prof. Justin Hughes.
Programs Ranked Again in Top Ten
In the 2002 issue of US News & World Report America's Best
Graduate Schools, Cardozo again ranked among the top 10 law schools
in two areas: Cardozo's Intellectual Property Law Program was ranked
fifth and its Alter native Dispute Resolution Program ranked seventh,
both for the second year in a row. The Intellectual Property Program
has been ranked in the top 10 since 1999, and ADR made the list last
year for the first time. According to magazine officials, Cardozo
ranked 55th in the nation overall, just four from the first tier, and
37th for job placement. Prof. Michael Herz, who looked at the link
between a school's rank, its reputational scores, and its age,
discovered that Cardozo is the youngest school to be so highly ranked.
Focus on Current Intellectual Property Issues
Prof. Marci Hamilton, Prof. William Marshall,
University of North Carolina Law School, and Prof. Eugene Volokh,
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (from left), were
among the presenters at Creation, Control, and Censorship: Is
Copyright an Engine of Free Expression or a Tool of Private Censorship?
The panel explored how media industries and religious organizations are
using copyright law to protect their in terests and how technology,
computer codes, and industry codes of conduct can be implemented to
promote the free flow of ideas.
Weerawit Weeraworawit, Thailand's Minister of Commerce, was among the
panelists at the two-day conference Traditional Knowledge, Intellectual
Property and Indigenous Culture. Nearly 50 academics, lawyers,
government officials, and representatives of intergovernmental and
nongovernmental organizations discussed the misappropriation of
traditional knowledge, folklore, and genetic resources and its impact
on many policy areas, scientific research, and trade and economic
Paul Salmon, senior
counselor, World Intellectual Property Organ i zation, delivered a
lecture on the Second WIPO Internet Domain Name Process.
Ethics Center Brings Insiders to Discuss Controversial Cases
Recent cases raising important legal and ethical questions were
debated at three panels held this spring. The Abner Louima case, the
indictment of at torney Lynne Stewart, and a class action lawsuit
representing mothers who are victims of domestic abuse provided the
subject matter for these well-attended forums sponsored by the Jacob
Burns Ethics Center.
Ms. Stewart represented Sheik Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted
in 1995 of conspiracy to commit acts of terror. She was charged this
spring with providing material support for terrorism, two counts of
conspiracy, and making false statements. The Attorney-Client Privilege
at the Crossroads: The Indictment of Lynne Stewart analyzed her recent
indictment and its effects upon attorney-client privilege, right to
counsel, freedom of speech, and other fundamental civil liberties.
Panelists were (above) Michael Tigar, attorney for Lynne Stewart and
professor of law, American University, Washington College of Law;
Gerald Lefcourt, criminal defense attorney; Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky;
and (not pictured) Robert Anello, principal, Morvillo, Abramo witz,
Grand, Iason & Silberberg, and chair, committee on professional
responsibility, Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms.
Stewart also spoke.
Brounstein and Scheck
discussion on the Abner Louima case, co sponsored by PILSA, focused on
conflicts of interest. Attorney Steven Worth represents police officer
Charles Schwarz, who was standing trial for his role in aiding officer
Justin Volpe in the torture of Abner Louima. Worth has a $10 million
contract with the PBA to represent the interests of police officers.
The panelists discussed whether this created a conflict and might have
affected his performance in defending Officer Schwarz. Panelists
included Steven Broun stein, a defense attorney who represented police
officers in the Amadou Diallo case; Prof. Barry Scheck, one of the
attorneys in Louima's civil suit against the City of New York; defense
attorney Gerald Shargel; and Prof. Randolph M. McLaughlin of Pace Law
School. Professor Yaroshefsky, director of the Jacob Burns Ethics
Kubitschek and Lansner below (third
from left and far right), with some of the plaintiffs in Nicholson
Attorneys David J. Lansner and Carolyn A. Kubitschek spoke at Access to
Justice: No Money, No Lawyer - No Children about the suit they recently
won in which they represented mothers who were victims of domestic
abuse. In the case, Nicholson v. Williams, Judge Jack
Weinstein, in a ground breaking decision, held it unconstitutional for
New York City to remove children from mothers who were victims of
domestic violence without providing them with adequate counsel. In many
cases, lack of counsel is the only factor preventing mothers from
regaining custody of their children.
Students Honored For
first softball team, the Running Rabbis, competed in the 19th annual
law school softball tournament in Charlottesville, Virginia - the law
school equivalent of the World Series. For three days during spring
break, 90 teams from 51 schools competed. Cardozo's "11" finished its
first season with a 52 record.
Robert Shmalo '03 continued a rigorous practice schedule in the
sport of ice dancing, while attending Cardozo this past year. He and
his partner, Kimberly Navarro, an undergraduate at Columbia, compete
and perform at the highest levels at events throughout the world. The
couple, 24 and 20, respectively, have been skating together about three
years and trained for the 2002 Olympics three to four hours each
morning in Monsey, NY, about 50 miles outside of the city. Their hard
work paid off when they were named alternates for the Salt Lake City
Olympics after placing sixth for the second year in a row at the US
Champion ships. According to Mr. Shmalo, the couple's prospects for the
2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, are very good. "We are relatively young
and fairly new to the ice dancing circuit. In four years, we should be
stronger and better known to the judges, increasing our chances to win
a spot on the Olympic team."
(From left) front row: Scholarship
winners Autondria Minor, Albany Law; Deidra Ritcherson, University of
Chicago; and Alexis Hart '03. Back row: Sidney B. Williams, Jr. and
Philip Johnson, chief patent officer, Johnson & Johnson.
Alexis Hart '03 was one of the three inaugural recipients
of the $10,000 Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law
Scholarship sponsored by the American Intellec tual Property Law Educa
tion Foundation, which seeks ways to increase the diversity of the
intellectual property bar. Ms. Hart is on the AELJ, president
of the Sports & Enter tainment Law Students Association, and was a
member of Cardozo's National Trial Team. While at Cardozo she has
worked at RCA Records, Universal Music Group, HBO Direct, and Deloitte
& Touche. The scholarship is named for Mr. Williams, a corporate
and law firm intellectual property attorney, who played football for the
New York Giants and in the Canadian Foot ball League before going to law
Judge Myron Bright of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
gave a breakfast talk for LL.M. students about the decision-making
processes of the federal appellate courts.
Kendall Taylor '04, a returning student, was among a
well-known literary crowd when she won a Ken Book Award this spring for Sometimes
Madness is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald: A Marriage, which
was published in 2000 by Ballantine Books. The annual award is given by
the Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library for books that
substantially contribute to the public's awareness and better
understanding of mental illness. Ms. Taylor, who holds a Ph.D., is a
cultural historian and a former Fulbright scholar. This year the award
also went to Quincy Jones, Marie Osmond, and Andrew Solomon, among
others. Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind and a 1999 Ken
Book Award winner, gave the keynote address at the award ceremony.
Heyman Scholars and the first class of Heyman alumni
attended a reception at the elegant Alger House in Greenwich Village.
(From left) John Kirland '03, Ilana Kameros '03, Allison Wexler '03,
and Elissa Aaronson '03.