Education: Educator in Orbit

For ten years, one of the more arresting sights of Minneapolis has been burly Professor Athelstan F. (for Frederick) Spilhaus, 47, dean of the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology, tossing his huge head at cocktail parties and spouting fantastic scientific ideas faster than water flows over Minnehaha Falls. Last year Spilhaus' friend, William Steven, executive editor of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, hit on the idea of harnessing this awesome flow by getting the learned professor to do a scientific comic strip. As a result, a Spilhaus-scripted strip, Our New Age, now appears weekly in 102 U.S. and 19 foreign...

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