Research & Creative Activity

Indiana University

Office of Research and the University Graduate School
Volume XVII, Number 3, March 1995

Table of Contents



Staff, Board, and Contributors

Just the Pictures

Photo and Illustration Credits

From the President

Myles Brand

From the Editors

P. Sarita Soni and Ann G. Carmichael


The Hunger Within

Menahem Pressler makes his mark in the world of classical music.

The Literary Legacy of Classical Arabic Poetry

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych analyzes how poems functioned as lyrical commodities in multifaceted ritual exchanges.

Scientific Revolutions and the Humanistic Study of Science

Michael L. Friedman discusses science in modern culture.

Answering the Big Money Questions

Anjan V. Thakor inquires into the structure of financial contracts and institutions.

Genetic Influences on Alcohol Drinking and Alcoholism

Ting-Kai Li investigates genes that may protect a person against alcoholism.

Making Medicine: Cooperating with Nature

Paul Grieco synthesizes highly toxic compounds that have potential application in medicine.

Sidebars and Such

The Halls Bequest

New Cultural and Community Center

NBD Professorship

Distinguished Professors

From Farm Boy to Industrialist

Indiana University Timeline

Celebrating 175 Years

A timeline of significant events and people in the history of Indiana University.