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March 22-29, 1999Volume 27, Number 25

Porter and Field prizes

Students enrolled in any degree program are invited to submit entries for the Porter Prize and Field Prize competitions.

The Theron Rockwell Field Prize, established in 1957 by Emilia R. Field in memory of her husband, an 1889 graduate of Yale, is given for a poetic, literary or religious work. The John Addison Porter Prize is awarded for a work of scholarship in any Þeld in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts and/or principles and to make the product of general human interest. The award was established in 1872 by the Kingsley Trust Association (The Scroll and Key Society) in honor of Professor Porter, who received a bachelor's degree from Yale in 1842.

Entries may be considered for both prizes and must be submitted by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 to Lisa Maloney, OfÞce of the Tercentennial, 2 Whitney Ave. For more information, call Lisa Maloney at 432-1093.

Prospective art major reviews

Reviews for sophomores who are interested in becoming art majors will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 7 and 8, 12:30-4:30 p.m., in the Þreplace room at 215 Park St. Students should sign up by seeing Nancy Keramas in room 323, A& A building, 180 York St., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. For further information, call 432-2608.

Hilles publication fund

The Frederick W. Hilles Publication Fund, established through the generosity of the late Frederick W. Hilles, assists younger scholars in the humanities at Yale with the publication of their manuscripts. The fund is administered by the Council of Fellows of the Whitney Humanities Center. Preference will be given to applications from assistant and associate professors, and instructors. As funds permit, the council will consider applications from other faculty -- lecturers, lectors, and adjunct -- who have been members of the Yale College faculty for at least two years.

Individuals should apply only after a manuscript has been accepted for publication by a university or scholarly press, preferably the Yale University Press. Applications should include a summary of the manuscript and at least two reports, one from the publisher (or editor) and one from a recognized scholar, attesting to the merits of the work. The manuscript must have the endorsement of a publisher, who should demonstrate that a subvention is necessary, and include a breakdown of costs. Deadlines are Thursday, April 15, and Monday, November 1. For more information, call 432-0670.

Griswold research fund

Applications for the A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Fund Grants are now available. Grants are made in support of projected research of full-time faculty members on continuing appointment in any department or division of the university. Funds of up to $2,500 per academic year may be sought for purposes such as travel to inspect primary-source materials; acquisition of inaccessible books or microÞlms (with the understanding that such materials will ultimately be transferred to the University library system); or assistance with research, indexing, and manuscript preparation. The award is not intended for reimbursement of expenses already incurred.

Faculty members requesting amounts over $1,000 should also apply to other sources of support for the project. For sources within the university, department chairs should be consulted; for sources outside the university, the OfÞce of Grants and Contracts should be consulted.

The deadline for applications, with supporting materials, is April 1. Application forms may be picked up in Rm. 101 at the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., or can be requested by calling 432-0670.

CMHC art exhibit

"Venus Rising," an exhibit of 34 paintings and a selection of sculptures by Carmelina Mosher, photographs by Melissa Hayes and "Manic Minikins" sculpted Þgurines by Laura Lasala and Georgia Potter, is currently showing at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), 34 Park St. The exhibit is part of the CMHC Foundation's ARTrageous series. Ten percent of proceeds from sales will benefit the CMHC Foundation.

"Venus Rising" will be on display through April 30. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 2. For more information, call Sandy Hotchkiss at 974-7089.

Williams prize competition

Applications are invited for the 1999 Williams Prize Competition in East Asian Studies, which is awarded to an undergraduate in any department for an outstanding paper completed during the current academic year on a Chinese, Japanese or Korean subject. Course papers may be submitted but require endorsement by a faculty member, usually in the form of a signature on two copies. The endorser need not be the advisor for whom the paper was written.

The deadline for submission of papers is Friday, April 23, by 4 p.m. An original and three copies of the paper should be brought to the Council on East Asian Studies ofÞce, Rm. 320, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

Divinity School film seminar

A seminar, titled "Jesus at the Movies," is being led by Paul Anderson, visiting associate professor of New Testament at the Divinity School. Participants will view and discuss recent films on Jesus, including "Cottonpatch Gospel" on March 22, "The Gospel of St. Matthew" on March 30, "Jesus of Montreal" on April 8 and "Phenomenon" on April 13. All films begin at 7 p.m. and admission and popcorn are free. The films will be screened in the Bellamy Lounge at the Divinity School, 409 Prospect St., with the exception of the March 22 screening which will be at Varick AME Church, 242 Dixwell Ave.

Astronomy open houses

There will be two open houses at Yale's Bethany observing station in coming weeks. They will take place on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 28, also at 7 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through 20" reflector and 8" refractor telescopes.

To reach the station, take Route 63 to Hilldale Road; the station is located about half a mile down the road on the left. In the event of inclement weather, call 432-9887 after 4 p.m. on the day of the open house for information about possible cancellations.

YUHS diabetes series

Yale University Health Services (YUHS) is sponsoring a free, five-part diabetes series. Discussion topics will include testing, nutrition principles, and treatment among others. The sessions will be held 5:15-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting April 14, in room 405 at the YUHS, 17 Hillhouse Ave. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Friends and family members are welcome to attend. Pre-registration, by calling 432-1826, is required.

Peabody seeks volunteers

The Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., is seeking individuals to work as docents to teach the more than 25,000 schoolchildren who visit the museum throughout the academic year. Candidates must have a college degree, should enjoy working with children and have an interest in natural history. Teaching techniques and natural history topics will be taught in a six-week training program, which will meet weekly on consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 23.

Museum volunteers receive free admission to the museum, store discounts and other benefits. The cost for participating in docent training is $35, which will be refunded after the docent teaches five programs. An interview is required prior to joining the training program. For more information, call 432-3731.

Classics traveling fellowships

The department of classics invites applications for traveling fellowships from graduate students in classics and undergraduate majors in classics or archaeology. The fellowships are made possible through the Berkeley, Biddle and Woolsey Scholarship Funds. The purpose of the fellowships is to enable students of classical antiquity to view the monuments, topography and landscape of the ancient world. They are not specifically designed for archaeology projects or research travel, although a program of classics, graduate or undergraduate, often makes an application more compelling. Some priority will be given to advanced students and to those who have not had an opportunity for travel to the Mediterranean, but there are no strict conditions on awards.

Awards have not exceeded $1,500 in the past but the amount depends on the annual income from the prize funds underwriting the awards and the number of applicants. The award is intended for use this summer and winners will be required to submit receipts for chief expenses.

Applications should consist of a short statement of the proposed plan of travel and a budget, and must be submitted by Tuesday, April 6, to Victor Bors, director of graduate studies, classics department, 404 Phelps Hall, 344 College St.

Athletics programs

The department of athletics is sponsoring a variety of programs for children and adults in the coming months.

Six-week programs for children in swimming (group and private lessons), creative movement, ballet and jazz will be held Saturday mornings beginning March 27. In addition, there will be a five-week golf class beginning Saturday, April 3. Ages and fees vary by class and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs are co-ed and are open to the Yale and New Haven County community. For more information, call 432-1431.

In the summer, the department will conduct riding programs at the polo and equestrian center for children in both communities who are aged 9-16 years. There will also be half-day programs for children aged 5-8. For more information, call 432-1431.

Beginning Monday, March 22, the department will offer a five-week ballroom dance course, focusing on the Viennese waltz. A tennis class for beginners will also be offered. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs are co-ed and open to members of the Yale and New Haven County community. For more information, call 432-2488.

ESL class

The International Center has announced a new, one-month mini ESL class. Intended for beginning- to intermediate-level English speakers, the class will cover basic aspects of grammar as well as conversation, listening and writing exercises. Classes will be held 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 6. The cost is $140 per person; a textbook will cost an additional fee.

Registration will be on Tuesday, April 6, 1-2 p.m., at the International House, 406 Prospect St. For more information, call 432-6460.

Year 2000 update

The School of Medicine is joining with the University and Yale-New Haven Hospital to address the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem. The school has a Y2K steering committee and each department has a Y2K liaison. The manager of the Y2K project at the school is Faith McGrath, who can be reached by phone at 737-4087 or by e-mail at faith.mcgrath@yale.edu.

The school also has a website -- http://info.med.yale.edu/computing/year2000/ -- that offers regular updates on Y2K issues, as well as advice for community members about hardware, software, data, biomedical devices and contingency plans. The newest addition to the site is Year 2000 Wizards for Microsoft Excel 97 (Windows), which contains three date migration add-in tools that can help prepare dates in Excel workbooks for transitioning from earlier versions of Excel or for auditing workbooks for the year 2000. Visitors to the website also have the opportunity to sign up to receive regular bulletins on the Y2K problem via e-mail.


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Area artists invited to participate in second annual 'City-Wide Open Studios' . . .
Off-campus concerts
Conference will examine issues facing gays and lesbians in the workplace

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