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May 31-June 21, 1999Volume 27, Number 33

Reunion programs will both educate
and entertain returning alumni

Thousands of Yale alumni will gather on campus during the first weekend in June to celebrate their reunions.

Reunion programs are being offered for alumni of Yale College, the School of Medicine and its department of epidemiology and public health, and the School of Nursing. The following offers a glimpse of some of the reunion events.

Yale College

The Association of Yale Alumni is hosting the second of two consecutive reunion weekends Thursday-Sunday, June 3-6.

Alumni from the Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1989 and 1994 will return to the campus to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, to hear lectures by Yale faculty and to take part in a variety of other activities designed for their enrichment and merriment.

In addition to a Saturday morning address by President Richard C. Levin, alumni will attend lectures, participate in workshops, tour Yale museums and some of the University's renovated buildings, and gather at picnics, informal concerts and a wine-tasting. On Saturday night, there will be one large celebration for all of the reunion classes.

The headquarters and reunion chairs of these classes are: 1954 -- Timothy Dwight College, Christopher A. Forster and G. Barrett Rich IV; 1959 -- Pierson College, Thomas R. Maxey; 1964 -- Davenport College, Christopher Getman; 1989 -- Old Campus, David Haviland and Jeff Kupfer; 1994 -- Silliman College, Amanda Gordon.

School of Medicine

A look at advances in medical surgery and a centennial celebration in commemoration of neurophysiologist, neurologist and medical historian Dr. John Farquhar Fulton are among the highlights of the School of Medicine's reunion program, Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5.

The reunion activities will begin on Friday at 8 a.m. with a presentation by the Yale Surgical Society titled "Back to the Future: Yale Surgery 1949 to 1999 -- 50 years from Linskog to Merrell." The presentation will take place in Rm. 110 of the Jane Ellen Hope Building (JEH), 315 Cedar St. At 2 p.m., the session will continue in Rm. 203, JEH.

Dr. Robert H. Gifford, deputy dean for education at the medical school, will discuss "Medical Education at Yale University School of Medicine" at 4:15 p.m. in Rm. 110, JEH. His address will be followed by a Liaison Committee for Medical Education update by Dr. Ralph I. Horwitz, chair of the department of internal medicine and the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, and a response by alumnus Dr. William G. Anlyan '49, chancellor emeritus of the Duke University Medical Center.

The Dean's Reception will follow at 5:15 p.m. Dr. David A. Kessler, medical school dean, will offer greetings and present brief remarks. The reception is open to all alumni, faculty, students and guests.

Saturday's events will begin at 9 a.m. in Rm. 110, JEH with the John Farquhar Fulton, M.D. Centennial Celebration/Symposium. This will include a biographical appreciation of Fulton, a talk about his contributions as neurophysiologist-neurologist, an exploration of his achievements in frontal lobe research, a look at the present-day status of medicine concerning the limbic system, and a talk on his work as a medical historian. The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Dennis D. Spencer, the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor and chair of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine. Speakers include Yale faculty members Dr. Lycurgus M. Davey, Dr. Gilbert H. Glaser and Patricia Goldman-Rakic; Dr. Karl H. Pribram, who is affiliated with Stanford, Radford and Georgetown universities and is an Eminent Scholar for the Commonwealth of Virginia; and Leonard G. Wilson, professor of the history of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a former Yale faculty member.

The annual meeting of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine will begin at 11:15 a.m. The meeting will include the presentation of Alumni in Medicine Distinguished Service Awards and a special presentation about the new Congress Avenue Building Project by Carolyn W. Slayman, deputy dean at the medical school, Sterling Professor of Genetics and professor of cellular and molecular physiology; and Bruce Carmichael, executive director of major projects and facilities at the School of Medicine.

Luncheons, tours and a New England Clambake will also be offered as part of the festivities. For further information, call 785-4674.

EPH reunion. "Celebrating Our Shared Linkages to Global Health" will be the focus of a reunion program hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health on Friday, June 4. The event will also celebrate three decades of Wilbur G. Downs Fellowships.

Activities will begin at noon in the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale with a keynote address titled "International Action Can Make A Difference" by Dr. Joshua Cohen, M.D., M.P.H. '59, former chief of medical care and adviser on health policy of the World Health Organization.

Following his address, Cohen will be honored with a Distinguished Alumni Service Award during an awards luncheon. Dr. Michael H. Merson, dean of public health, will welcome alumni at the event.

Other highlights include:

* a panel discussion by epidemiology and public health (EPH) alumni and Downs Fellows addressing the topic "Global Health as a Reflection of Challenges in the U.S. and Abroad," 3:30-5 p.m. in Winslow Auditorium of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College St.

* an alumni dinner and 30th anniversary celebration of Downs Fellowships at 6:30 p.m. Presenting the keynote speech will be Sir George Alleyne, M.D., director of the Pan American Health Organization. A reunion ceremony for Downs Fellows will be led by Curtis L. Patton, professor of epidemiology (microbiology) and chair of the committee on international health, and Ilona Kickbusch, division head of international health.

For additional information, contact Carolyn Grantham-Millman, M.P.H. '84, at 785-5548.

School of Nursing

The contributions of alumni/ae of the School of Nursing around the globe will be the focus of this year's reunion, which will be held Thursday-Saturday, June 3-5.

This year marks the 42nd year that graduates of the School of Nursing (YSN) have gathered together to celebrate their reunions. "YSN ... Spanning the Globe" is the title of this year's celebration.

Activities will begin with a talk by Ann Bartley Williams '81 on "YSN in the World: Past, Present and Future" in Rm. 118 of the YSN, 100 Church St. South. Her talk will be followed by a State of the School Address by YSN dean Catherine L. Gillis at 10:45 a.m. in the same location.

At 1 p.m., alumni will take part in breakout sessions focusing on the topic "Leadership in International Nursing." Participants will discuss the contributions of alumni and the YSN to educational/professional efforts and nursing practice around the world, and will talk about the school's connection with China. In addition, current YSN students will discuss their international experiences.

A special program titled "Profiles in Courage," which will explore nursing in wartime, will be offered on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Rm. 118, YSN. Linda A. Schwartz '84 will give the keynote address.

Tours, luncheons, meetings of alumni groups and a banquet are among the other reunion offerings.

For more information, call 785-2389.


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