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February 1, 2002Volume 30, Number 16















Val Ward to be featured guest of Black History Month event

Actor, director and producer Val Ward will be the featured guest at a Black History Month dinner on Friday, Feb. 1.

The special event will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the dining hall of Calhoun College, 189 Elm St., and is sponsored by Calhoun College, the James Humphrey Hoyt Memorial Fellowship and the Afro-American Cultural Center. Space will be limited. For more information, contact the Calhoun College master's office at (203) 432-0740.

Ward founded the Kuumba Theatre in Chicago in 1968, and was its director and producer for more than 25 years. She directed and produced numerous productions at the theater, some of which toured nationwide. Her production of the musical "The House of Blues" was performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the International Sister Cities Festival in Osaka, Japan.

Ward received an Emmy award for her stage direction of the television music special "Precious Memories: Strolling 47th Street," which told the story of the south side of Chicago, the nightlife capital of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s. She appeared in the film "Medium Cool" and has been an artist in residence at various colleges and universities. Ward continues to perform in a one-woman show, "My Soul Is a Witness."

Holocaust is focus of Whitney Humanities Center talk

Historian Saul Friedländer will discuss "Mass Murder and German Society in the Third Reich: Interpretations and Dilemmas" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in Rm. 127 of the Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St.

Sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Born in Prague, Friedländer fled to France in 1939 and emigrated to Israel in 1948. After receiving his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, he taught at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He currently teaches at the Tel Aviv University, where he is the Maxwell Cummings Chair in European History, and at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he is the 1939 Club Chair for the History of the Holocaust.

A frequent guest lecturer at universities in the United States, Europe and Israel, Friedländer is the recipient of a number of honorary doctorates. His other honors include the Israel Prize in History, a MacArthur Fellowship and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the Independent Experts Commission investigating Swiss policies during World War II and is the chair of the Independent Historians Commission researching the history of the Bertelsmann Publishing Company during the Third Reich.

Friedländer is the founder and editor-in-chief of History & Memory. Among his books that have been published in English are "Reflections of Nazism: An Essay on Kitsch and Death," "History, Memory and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe" and "Nazi Germany and the Jews."

Public health expert is next speaker in ISPS series

Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, will present a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 6, as part of the Interdisciplinary Risk Assessment Forum sponsored by the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS).

Titled "The Precautionary Principle and/ or/vs. Risk Assessment: A Public Health View," his talk will begin at noon at ISPS, 77 Prospect St. Lunch will be provided at this meeting for those who contact Carol Pollard in advance at (203) 432-6188 or carol.pollard@yale.edu. The public is invited to this free event.

Goldstein served as the director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, a joint program of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, from 1986 to 2001. He was also the chair of the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 1980 to 2001. His past activities include positions with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, the National Research Council and the World Health Organization.

Goldstein is a member of the Institute of Medicine, where he has chaired the section on public health, biostatistics and epidemiology. He is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters related to environmental health sciences and public policy. He is board certified in internal medicine and hematology, and toxicology.

Saint Thomas More event to include Mass and lecture

The Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will be the featured guest at a Saint Thomas More event to be held on Thursday, Feb. 7.

He will celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and a discussion on "No Division Between Sacred and Secular: Catholics in the World." Members of the Yale community are invited to this event, which will take place at the Saint Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park St. For more information, call (203) 777-5537.

A native of New Haven, Rosazza was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Hartford at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1961. Pope Paul VI named him an auxiliary bishop in 1978. In 1988 he was assigned to New Haven, and in 1997 Archbishop Cronin appointed him Episcopal vicar of the Hispanic Apostolate.

Rosazza is a member of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Social Development and World Peace and is a liaison with Brazilian Catholics for the Committee on Migration and Refugees. He is also bishop adviser to the National Catholic Student Coalition and co-wrote the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on the U.S. Economy and Catholic Social Testing.

In Connecticut, Rosazza was one of the founders of the Naugatuck Valley Project, a coalition of churches and labor union locals, as well as the Elm City Congregations Organized, an organization of 16 churches in the New Haven area. He is currently the honorary chair of the CenterEdge Project.

Bush Center speaker to discuss Early Head Start outcome study

Mark Spellmann, a member of the research faculty in the Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at New York University, will speak in the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Feb. 8.

His talk, titled "Findings from the NYU/ Educational Alliance Early Head Start Outcome Study," will be held at noon in Rm. 211 of Mason Laboratory, 9 Hillhouse Ave. For more information about this free, public event, call (203) 432-9935.

Spellmann is the principal investigator of a four-year evaluation study of Early Head Start on children's readiness for kindergarten. The study, which is funded by a competitive grant from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, also examines the benefits of Early Head Start for the children's families and communities.

Spellmann's previous research included an evaluation of a five-year school- and community-based anti-violence program in east New York, which was one of a set of major national demonstration projects funded by the Center for Disease Control. In addition to his research, Spellmann maintains a private practice in clinical psychology.


Institute gives Yale $9 million grant

Library invites public to share 'treasure' from poet Langston Hughes

Yale Concert Band to present tribute to Cole Porter

Alumnus' gift boosts international fellowship program

Goizueta Foundation endows professorship, scholarship fund


Yale Commemorates 'Profound and Compelling Legacy' of Martin Luther King Jr.


IN FOCUS: Needle Exchange Program

Library exhibit pays tribute to alumnus and statesman Cyrus Vance

Next Yale Rep play is humorous tale of a haunted vacation


Students will 'Stand Up and Dance' to benefit local AIDS organization

Tribute to The Tiger's Eye recalls 'The Art of a Magazine'

Gallery marks anniversary of major gift by recreating 1948 show

Exhibit celebrates ways language and visual form express human experience

Malbin Lectures to reflect on modernist art in America

Opera is a tribute to retired professor

Wexler awarded AHA prize for best book

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