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Stories for April 22, 1998

Regular Features:

The Bridge to Dalmatia

Francis Violich, a founder of the city and regional planning department and emeritus professor of city planning and landscape architecture, examines the islands and peninsulas of the Adriatic Coast of Croatia in a newly published book, “The Bridge to Dalmatia: A Search for the Meaning of Place.”

Investigating the land of his forefathers, Violich uses original plans, maps and drawings, as well as Croatian historical writings and archival materials, to weave text and images in field studies of a dozen Croatian cities, towns and villages. Violich examines how personal heritage is tied to geography.

The 423-page volume with 164 illustrations is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Graduate Education in the United States

Neresi Nerad, director of graduate research, is the editor of “Graduate Education in the United States,” published recently by Garland Press. Graduate Division research unit staff Raymond June and Debra Sands Miller assisted.

Articles included in the book survey the history, development and major themes that have shaped graduate education over the past decade. Together they illuminate the pressures influencing supply and demand, time to degree, attrition, financial support, program size, program quality, changing graduate student demographics and other issues of interest to university administrators, scholars of higher education and present and future graduate students.

The book is part of a seven-volume series, “Contemporary Higher Education: Issues for the 21st Century.”

Examining Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Japan and the United States have much to learn from each other’s employment practices, according to “Work and Pay in the United States and Japan,” a new book by Clair Brown, Michael Reich, Lloyd Ulman and Yoshifumi Nakata.

Brown, Reich and Ulman are all professors of economics at the Institute of Industrial Relations; Nakata is a professor in the Department of Industrial Relations at Japan’s Doshisha University.

Their new book examines the relationship between company practices and national economic institutions in the United States and Japan, with a close look at job security, employee training, employee involvement programs, employee wages and savings, price stability, unemployment, the status of labor unions, and other topics.

Its analysis of costs associated with Japanese accomplishments examines, in particular, the situation of women workers in both countries – their opportunities for work, pay and promotion.

“Work and Pay in the United States and Japan” is aimed at students, faculty and professionals involved with employment systems and employer-employee relations. It is published by Oxford University Press.

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