50 YEARS OF DANCE In 1969, Julie Adams Strandberg began teaching dance in the PE department of Pembroke College, the same year that the Open Curriculum was established. Across campus, the computer science department had started working with hypertext. To Strandberg, still teaching today as artist-In-residence and founding director of dance, “the above events are not mere coincidences, but reflect Brown’s innovation and creativity in the face of great change that continues to make it a cutting edge leader.” Brown’s dance program was one of the first among its peer institutions. Alumni include Ruby Shang ’71, who danced with Paul Taylor before founding her own company; Clifton Thompson ’75, who danced professionally with the Jose Limon Dance Company; and David Leventhal ’95, a former principal dancer with Mark Morris; in addition to many choreographers, educators, and arts administrators. Strandberg is pictured above, teaching in Ashamu Dance Studio shortly after it opened, circa 1978, having been converted from the former Colgate Hoyt swimming pool. A reunion and conference is scheduled for April 30–May 3.