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July 26, 2002|Volume 30, Number 33|Five-Week Issue















In the News

"After all, economists predicted 10 of the last five recessions."

-- Ravi Dhar, professor at the Yale School of Management, "Mortgaged to the Max; Experts Advise Against Buying More House Than You Need," New Haven Register, Aug. 12, 2002.


"CEO incomes going through the roof is not news to people doing the real work in America. But these corporate scandals are lifting the cover a little, and we're seeing how dirty everyone's hands are in this, the politicians as well as corporate executives."

-- Jonathan Holloway, associate professor of history, African American studies & American studies, "Regrowing a Spine; Commentary: Wake-Up Call Sounds for U.S. Workers," CBS Market Watch, Aug. 14, 2002.


"The Islamic Republic of Iran is not the Soviet Union, where there existed a clear demarcation between dissidents and the regime. In Iran, the reformers have penetrated key governing institutions and are struggling to assert control over others."

-- Ray Takeyh, postdoctoral fellow in international security studies, in his article "Bush's Hard Line Trips Up the Reformers in Iran," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 9, 2002.


"It used to be, if you got eight or 10 full-fare business travelers, you could fly profitably no matter what happened. The major airlines built their business on that model. . . . But that day is gone."

-- Michael E. Levine, lecturer at the Law School, "Airlines Need New Routes to Profitability," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 14, 2002.


"Maybe riding around in lawnmowers is like leaving pheromones around, marking your territory. It says my life is in order, my lawn is green, I'm the squire of the village."

-- Gordon Geballe, lecturer at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, "Triumph of the Law," Washington Post, Aug. 10, 2002.


"As in all sports, some of the pleasure in baseball is sexual in origin. Players often pat each other in various parts of the body, particularly the rear end, and then there are those tight-fitting uniforms -- to which some of my women friends respond. These gesture are so familiar to us that their eroticism is lost. But not to someone foreign to the game. When a colleague's English wife first saw baseball on TV, she asked in shock when the centerfield camera showed the catcher giving signs: 'What is that man doing to himself in public?' My own wife often remarks how frequently baseball players scratch themselves or adjust their cup."

-- Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Sterling Professor of Hispanic & Comparative Literature, in his article "One Strike We All Dread; A Broken Season Would Deprive Americans of a Ritual That Gives a Basic Sense of Well-Being," Newsday, Aug. 11, 2002.


"To worry about terrorism as an economic concern is disrespectful to all the people who died."

-- David R. Cameron, professor of political science, "Rich Fear Terrorism Impact; Study Says Top Worry Is Over Effect on Economy, Ability to Keep Wealth," New Haven Register, Aug. 21, 2002.


"We can know what many of [Benjamin Franklin's] contemporaries came to recognize, that he did as much as any man ever has to shape the world he and they lived in. We can also know what they must have known, that the world was not quite what he would have liked to make it."

-- Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, "At 86, Historian May Soon Reach An Audience Beyond Academia," New Haven Register, Aug. 4, 2002.


"I think there's a prevailing feeling out there that kids have to be entertained, that childhood boredom is a bad thing. This a is a tremendous cultural change from when I was young. If I told my mother I was bored, she said something like, 'That's too bad. Find something to do.'"

-- Kirsten Dahl, associate clinical professor at the Child Study Center, "Fast-Forward Summer; Notion of Lazy, Hazy Days Gave Way Long Ago," New Haven Register, Aug. 12, 2002.


"We all used to be creationists. Men and mice were so obviously different. No one suspected we would find the homologies we found. It's like discovering the sun doesn't revolve around the earth."

-- Frank H. Ruddle, Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, on humans' genetic relationships with other species, "Unlocking Evolution's Secrets; In Tiny Bits of DNA, Yale Scientist Seeks Life's Master Plan," Hartford Courant, July 28, 2002.


"The fractal geometry of nature begins by observing that mountains are not cones, that rivers are not straight. I set out to create an intellectual environment, a whole toolbox to cover the roughness of nature and the works of man too. The stock market isn't nature, but it is very rough."

-- Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, about a study that uses the fractal geometry he developed to compare turbulence in the stock markets with that of solar winds, "Stock Indexes and Solar Winds Share Similarities, Study Finds," The Wall Street Journal Online, Aug. 6, 2002.


University to welcome Class of 2006

Yale will commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with discussion, reflection

PepsiCo president Indra Nooyi elected to Yale Corporation

Astronomy students capture asteroid's close fly-by of Earth

Levin lauds Princeton president for her response to Web violation

Howe appointed William R. Kenan Professor

Ma is named Raymond John Wean Professor

Conference to 'put a human face' on the Vietnam War

In Focus: Biodiversity and Human Health Institute

Study: Positive images of old age conducive to long life

Library's debut of Voyager makes searches easier

Show celebrates industrial art turned creative art

Wooden artworks from collection given to Yale gallery on view

Two environmental leaders to teach at F&ES as visiting faculty

Junior faculty honored


School of Architecture hosting '3D City' exhibition

Sri Lankan artist Jayasuriya's paintings on display at ISM

Ethics of studies on children to be explored in fall program

Talk focuses on technology's effect on humans

Journalists to gain insight into legal affairs as Knight Fellows

Yale Club of New Haven supports students' work in community

Proper skin care reduces chance of bedsores, say YSN researchers

Books in Brief

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