Having studied Archaeology and Art History in Munich, Vienna, and
Paris, Birgit Urmson married a gallant young U.S. Army officer,
whom she had met when both were students in Paris, and moved with
him to the United States. She took M.A. degrees in Art History and
Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley,
where she still holds courses. The family has been living in Oakland,
California, since 1980. She has worked as a writer, researcher,
film producer and film festival director, and she is a soprano soloist
of note. After a profound experience in her own family, she has
dedicated her energies to the development of artistic and musical
talents in adults living with autism. Birgit Urmson possesses exactly
the kind of universal culture which NICE highly appreciates.
Urmson, Germaine: Leidenschaft und Macht. (Germaine: Passion
and Power) Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg.
ISBN 3-8260-2595-4. € 16,50.