Yale Bulletin and Calendar

January 26, 2001Volume 29, Number 16

"Rhinoceros Tap" is a collection of children's songs written by author and illustrator Sandra Boynton '74, '79 DRA.

Illustrator is inaugural Theodore Fellow

Sandra Boynton '74, '79 DRA, known world-wide for her illustrations and cartoons, will visit campus on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29 and 30, as the inaugural Eustace D. Theodore '63 Fellow.

Boynton will first speak at a 5 p.m. tea on Monday at the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St. A reception in honor of Theodore will immediately follow.

On Tuesday, Boynton will present a program titled "The Curious Misuse of a Yale Education" at 8 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. The program will feature a conversation with Boynton and a performance of her songs by the Ad Hog Camerata under the direction of former Yale Glee Club Director Fenno Heath '50. All events are free and open to the public.

Boynton started designing greeting cards to support herself while training to become a theater director at the Yale Drama School. Her illustrations of pigs, cats, dogs and other creatures now grace over 8,000 different greeting cards that sell a total of more than 20 million copies each year. A bestseller for years is her birthday card "Hippo Birdie Two Ewes." Boynton's animals are also the heroes of more than 20 books for children and adults, including "Chocolate: The Consuming Passion."

A former member of the Yale Glee Club, Boynton recently began writing children's songs. Her compositions are collected in the book and audiocassette "Rhinoceros Tap" and the album "Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo," which is described as "a good-natured satirical response to the Gregorian Chant phenomenon."


Dean David Kessler awarded Public Welfare Medal for leadership on health issues

Psychologist Karen Wynn cited for pioneering study . . .

New director of Beinecke Library named

Fossil sheds light on rare branch of birds' evolutionary tree

Yale-funded center helps bring start-up companies to city

Lilly Endowment grants will help fund initiatives at the Divinity School, ISM

Directors, actors take part in symposium on Irish film

'A Yale Album' captures century of history in photos

Benson reappointed to second term as dean of School of Art

Talks trace the evolution of the 'democratic soul'

Nuns' library donation reveals new aspects of artist's life

Beinecke exhibit explores 18th-century views of theater


Illustrator is inaugural Theodore Fellow

Exhibition will feature paintings by Gelernter

Historian David Kennedy to discuss World War II

Grant supports nurse's effort to prevent diabetes in teens

ITS announces appointment of new CMI director

Art gallery appoints its first deputy director

Musicologist Claude Palisca, scholar of Baroque opera, dies

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