February 21, 2000
Mark Franko, professor of theater arts (dance), is coeditor of Acting on the Past: Historical Performance Across the Disciplines (Wesleyan University Press, 2000). Among the authors who contributed to this anthology are associate professor of classics Karen Bassi, Patricia and Rowland Rebele Professor of Art History Catherine Soussloff, and associate professor of art history Carolyn Dean. Another book by Franko, "Dance as Labor: Performing Work in the 1930s," is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
Andy Wedel, a graduate student in linguistics who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from UC Berkeley, was asked by the World Health Organization to contribute to and edit a book for public health officials worldwide on the recent developments in our understanding of HIV and the pathogenesis of AIDS. The book is now published and is entitled Basic Science in HIV/AIDS: An Update. Wedel wrote the comprehensive introduction to all areas of the biology of HIV, covering the viral life cycle, through pathogenesis and treatment, to the epidemiology of the epidemic and strategies for social change. He also did extensive editing and writing for the rest of the book, which includes contributions from writers worldwide.