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4 > Image 4 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1986, no. 1

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L Text on Yiddish Singing U.S./Russion Symposium Old Technique, New Troining * Dr. Arthur Graham, professor of music Dr. William Y. Adams, a professor of The quality control and problem solv- ' at the University of Kentucky, recently anthropology who is considered the ing technique which helped spark j ` published a textbook, Singing Yiddish: worlds authority on Nubia (a region of Japens postwar resurgence is being of- t j Pmnunciatians, Song Textx and Translations. Sudan) is among 20 U.S. archaeologists fered to Kentucky industries through a i Co-authoring the book is Dr. Howard who participated in a symposium of program sponsored by the UK Com- ` I. Aronson, chairman of the Slavic lan- American and Soviet archaeologists munity College System, ` , guages department and an expert in di- May 7-9 at the Smithsonian Institution Approximately 35 UK community alects at the University of Chicago. The in Washington, D.C. college instructors and industry repre- _ book culminates several years of re- Eight to 12 Soviet archaeologists at- sentatiyes haye been trained in the { search by Dr. Graham in the Yiddish tended the symposium, the first in the teehnique..ealled Statistical Process lHI'lgLl3g and I`pI`SIlIS 3 I`DCWCd ll'l PI`VlOLlS SYYl'lpOSi& l'l21V b1'1 Control, and have bocorno trainers for I 1 terest in his own ethnic background. in the Soviet Union and in the United industries across the state_ ` , DI`. Graham, Wl`lO is l(l'1OWI'1 tl`1I`Ol,1ghOL1[ Statistical Procoss Control ornpha- l the United States for singing in operas, Adams is considered the worlds au- sizes the labor-rnanagerncnt team ap- - I wrote the text for people like himself thority on the culture of Nubia which proach in industry which has beeome a ` ; who wished to sing Yiddish songs but lies between Africa and Egypt on the central theme in large Japanese nrrnS_ ` T have had little or no background in pro- Nile River. Adams also has excavated It has also been adopted by Ford Motor nunciation or interpretation of the lan- at Q_asr Ibrim, an island created by the Company, General Motors, [BM, , guage. The text is the handbook he Aswan Dam in Lake Nasser. His work TRW and many other U_S_ Corpo- himself needed as a student of Yiddish there was featured in the BBC "Discov ra[ionS_ t songs. ery" Series. Adams also has excavated