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FEATURES

ON A DIFFERENT NOTE
Pianist Geri Allen's journey upward had taken her to the classiest jazz scenes where she playes with the biggest names in the biz....by Laura Shefler

TOBACCO PIPES AND TEACUPS
Highlights of the chemistry department's 120 years include the synthesis of vitamin C and pioneering work in molecular recognition....by Tommy Ehrbar

RISING IN THE EAST
Western entrepreneurs exploring the "new" China economy are discovering a shrewd, market-driven style that has been there for ages....by Mark Collins

THE SECRET LIVES OF PROFESSORS>/b>
By day, they're sophisticated, academic intellectuals. By night--well, they're the same people, only with passionate hobbies....by Laura Shefler

NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Mutations, exotic microbes, and antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are all feeding a new age of infectious disease....by David Petechuk and Mark Collins

DEPARTMENTS

TUCK SHOP
Snack-sized stories

THE COMMONS ROOM
Registration consternation...A (wonderful) full dance card

CLASSES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Roberta Astroff on the Mass Media
and Changing Technology

EXTRA CREDIT

Language
Endangered Species
Science
Building an Image

HOMECOMING
Calandar...Class Notes and Spotlights...Alumni Notebook....Edited by Sally Neiser

42ND FLOOR
A Leap and a Prayer...
by Sally Ann Flecker

CONTRIBUTORS

Maria Cherkasskaya--(Commons Room) Russian-born illustrator Maria Cherkasskaya regieved her master's degree in graphic arts from the State Institute of Fine Arts, Kiev. She also served as art director of animated cartoons, many of which have appeared at international film festivals in Russia and Europe. Peter Liepke--(Cover and "On a Different Note") After a 1987 earthquake totalled his Los Angeles studio, Peter Liepke moved his photography business to New York City, where his clients include TIME, Newsweek, Simon and Shuster, and Price Waterhouse.

ON THE COVER: Pianist Geri Allen, who began practicing her craft at age seven, has a couple of solo albums to her credit and a theatrical score in the works. Photo by Peter Liepke.