Susan Solomon, senior scientist of the Aeronomy Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at Colorado, has been named the Zucker Environmental Fellow for the fall. As the new fellow, Solomon will present two talks in the coming week.
On Monday, Oct. 11, Solomon will give a lecture titled "Ozone Depletion from Pole to Pole" at 2 p.m. in the lecture hall of Kline Geology Laboratory, 210 Whitney Ave. At 4 p.m. that day, she will hold an informal talk about the 1912 South Pole expedition of R. F. Scott at a master's tea in the Berkeley College master's house, 125 High St. Both events are sponsored by the Zucker Fellowship and are free and open to the public.
Solomon is considered a leader in the field of atmospheric chemistry. She has worked for the NOAA since 1981. In 1986 and 1987, she served as the head project scientist of the National Ozone Expedition at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and made some of the first measurements there that pointed towards chloroflurocarbons as the cause of the ozone hole. Her scientific papers have also provided theoretical understanding regarding ozone destruction, especially the role of surface chemistry.
Solomon's honors include the Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Exceptional Service and the Henry G. Houghton Award of the American Meteorological Society for excellence in research. In 1992, R&D magazine honored her as its "scientist of the year." In 1994, an Antarctic glacier was named in her honor.
The future of the planet will be the topic of two free, public talks on Wednesday, Oct. 6, by Richard Benedick '56 M.A., an expert on population and global environmental policy.
Benedick's first talk, "Is Climate Policy on the Wrong Track? Unlearned Lessons from the Ozone History," will take place at noon at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), 77 Prospect St. At 4 p.m., he will discuss the effects of the burgeoning global population rate on the environment in a talk titled "Beyond Six Billion: Population, Environment and Climate Change." This talk will take place in Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., and will be followed by a reception.
For both lectures, Benedick draws from his recently republished book "Ozone Diplomacy: New Directions in Safeguarding the Planet."
Benedick is currently deputy director of the Environmental and Health Sciences Division of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, part of the Battelle Washington Operations. He was the chief negotiator and a principal architect of the 1987 Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer. As deputy assistant secretary of state for environment, health and natural resources, he supervised policy formation and international regulations on climate change, biotechnology, ozone, oceans, tropical forests, wildlife conservation and AIDS. He also headed policy divisions at the State Department and has served on diplomatic assignments in Iran, Pakistan, Paris, Bonn and Athens.
Benedick's talks are sponsored by ISPS, the Yale International Affairs Council, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Committee, Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and The Population Resource Center of Washington, D.C.
Award-winning poet Robert Mezey will be the guest at a tea at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St. The event is free and open to the public.
Mezey is professor and poet-in-residence at Pomona College. His poems, prose and translations have appeared since 1953 in numerous journals, including The Hudson Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, The New Yorker, Harper's, Poetry, the Paris Review and Verse. His books of verse include "The Lovemaker," "White Blossoms," "The Mercy of Sorrow," "A Book of Dying," "The Door Standing Open: New and Selected Poems," "Couplets," "Small Song" and "Natural Selection." His most recent book, "Evening Wind," won a PEN prize as well as the Bassine Citation.
Mezey's poems have appeared in many textbooks and anthologies. He has edited several books of poetry by other writers and has translated the works of Jorge Luis Borges for the past 12 years. Mezey's awards include the Robert Frost Prize, the Lamont Selection for "The Lovemaker," an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and several national fellowships.
Sir Dennis Stevenson, chair of Pearson plc, will speak on the topic "Private and Public Interests in the Global Market" on Thursday, Oct. 7, as part of the Yale School of Management's (SOM) Leader's Forum series.
Stevenson's lecture will take place 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Pearson is a media company which owns Inter alia, the FT Group, Penguin Puttnam and Pearson Education (the world's largest education publisher combining Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley Longman and other firms), Halifax p.l.c. (one of the United Kingdom's largest banks) and AerFi Group p.l.c. (one of the largest companies specializing in the sale and leasing of airplanes). In addition to his role in guiding Pearson p.l.c., Stevenson is a non-executive director of Manpower Inc., BskyB Broadcasting Group p.l.c. and St. James's Place Capital p.l.c.
Stevenson serves as a special adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and is chair of the Tate Gallery Foundation. He is also chair of the Orchestra Sinfonia 21 and a member of the boards of English Partnerships, the British Council and the Takeover Panel.
Yale alumnus John C. Malone '63, the chair of Liberty Media Corporation and winner of numerous awards for his management style, will deliver the Sheffield Fellowship Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. in Rm. 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow on Becton Plaza.
Malone has been chair of Liberty Media since 1990. He also had a long career with Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). He was president and chief executive officer of TCI from 1973 to 1996, when he became chair of the company, continuing also as its CEO. He served in those capacities until March, 1999, when TCI merged with AT&T Corp. Malone is currently a director of AT&T Corp.
Malone earned his B.S. in electrical engineering and economics from Yale in 1963, when he began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories/AT&T in economic planning and research and development. Prior to joining TCI, he worked at McKinsey & Company and General Instrument Corporation (GI), and was president of Jerrold Electronics, a GI subsidiary. He served as director of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) in 1974-77 and 1980-83.
Malone has received numerous honors, including the NCTA Vanguard Award -- one of the highest honors in the cable television industry. He is a four-time winner of Wall Street Transcript's Gold Award for the cable industry's best chief executive officer and won a Bronze Award in the 1993 Financial World CEO of the Year competition, among other honors.
The Sheffield Fellowship honors the University's former Sheffield Scientific School and its alumni, which include many notable inventors and industrial leaders.
Stanley J. Vitello, a professor in the department of educational psychology at Rutgers University, will speak on the topic "The Supreme Court on Disability Law: Special Education and the Americans with Disabilities Act" at noon on Friday, Oct. 8.
His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in the Sterling Memorial Library lecture hall, 128 Wall St. The event is part of a lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy.
Vitello has over 30 years of experience in the disability field, with numerous publications in the areas of special education law and policy, education/special education administration and international special education. In 1990-91, he served as a Joseph P. Kennedy Public Policy Fellow and was assigned to a Senate subcommittee to work on the 1990 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reauthorization. Vitello serves as a consultant to local, state and federal disability organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Connecticut and law degrees from Villanova University School of Law (J.D.) and Yale Law School (M.S.L.)
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Marian Wright Edelman '63 LL.B., founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), will be the featured speaker during the worship service on Sunday, Oct. 10, in Battell Chapel, corner of Elm and College streets. The service begins at 11 a.m.
Following the service, Edelman will sign copies of her newest book, "Lanterns," in Calhoun College, 189 Elm St. "Lanterns" is about mentors in Edelman's life, including former Yale chaplain William Sloan Coffin and other affiliates of the University.
During her visit to Yale, Edelman will also receive a Yale Law School Association Award of Merit during the school's Alumni Weekend festivities.
Edelman has spent her entire professional life working for disadvantaged Americans. After graduating from the Yale Law School, she was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi bar, and directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1968 she moved to Washington, D.C. as counsel for the Poor People's March that Martin Luther King Jr. began organizing before his death. In 1973, she founded the CDF, which advocates for the physical, emotional and spiritual health of all American children. Edelman is the author of several other books, including "Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social Change," "The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours" and "Guide My Feet: Meditations and Prayers on Loving and Working for Children."
Edelman's numerous honors include the Schweitzer Humanitarian Prize, the Heinz Award, a MacArthur Fellowship and an honorary degree from Yale.
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