Yale Bulletin and Calendar

August 30, 2002|Volume 31, Number 1|Two-Week Issue















Last Sept. 11, hundreds of Yale community members gathered on Cross Campus for a candlelight vigil honoring those who died in the terrorist attacks.

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

Yale will commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 with a number of educational and memorial events.

The programs marking the day -- which has become known simply as "9/11" -- will include faculty-led panels on how the attacks have affected the areas of politics, religion and culture; opportunities for students and other Yale community members to discuss the event; musical programs; and a candlelight ceremony.

"It is fitting that, as an institution devoted to education, Yale will commemorate the events of last Sept. 11 by seeking to understand how the terrorist attacks changed and continue to shape our nation and the world," says President Richard C. Levin. "Yale will also mark this anniversary by offering the members of the campus community opportunities to gather together to share their thoughts and feelings about the tragedy."

The following is a list of the events to be held on campus as part of the Sept. 11 commemoration. All are open to Yale community members. The faculty panels and concerts are also open to the New Haven community, as indicated below. More detailed and up-to-date information on these events and others currently being organized can be found at www.yale.edu/opa.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

At dinners in the residential colleges and at the Graduate School, undergraduates and graduate/professional students can talk with members of the 9/11 panels about questions that are of interest to them in order to help shape the direction of the discussions the following evening.

Undergraduates interested in attending should contact their residential college master's office; graduate/professional students should contact Lisa Brandes at the McDougal Center, lisa.brandes@yale.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

8:45 a.m. -- All members of the Yale community are asked to observe a campus-wide minute of silence. At 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center, the bells will ring in Harkness Tower and at the Divinity School (and, at the Mayor's request, throughout New Haven).

10:30 a.m. -- There will be a worship service in the Divinity School's Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St.

11 a.m. -- There will be a panel discussion on the implications of the day's events for the global, corporate and public policy arenas at the School of Management, moderated by Dean Jeffrey Garten, with Professors Paul Bracken, Edward Kaplan and Jeffery Sonnenfeld. The panel, which is open to the Yale community, will take place at a location to be announced; for information, call Karin Nobile, (203) 432-6010. This is the first of a series of discussions between the school's faculty and Yale students that will be held throughout the year.

Noon -- There will be a concert titled "September 11, 2002: A Commemoration" in the library court of the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. The Twylyte Trio will perform chamber music. The group features cellist Ann West, flutist Joanne Hiscocks and violinist David Clampitt. The concert is free and open to the public.

4 p.m. -- There will be two faculty-led discussions. Both events are open to the Yale and New Haven communities:

"Geopolitics," moderated by Provost Alison Richard and featuring Professors John Lewis Gaddis and Donald Kagan, and Yale Center for Global Studies Director Ernesto Zedillo, in Battell Chapel, corner of Elm and College streets; and

"Religion," moderated by Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge, with Professors Maria Menocal, Lamin Sanneh and Miroslav Wolf, in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

5:15 p.m. -- The Yale Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Richard Lalli, will present a memorial concert titled "Tenebrae: The Lamentations of Jeremiah," featuring music from the Renaissance and baroque eras. The performance, which is open to both the Yale and New Haven communities, will be held in the mezzanine of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, corner of Wall and High streets.

7 p.m. -- There will be two faculty-led discussions; both events are open to the Yale and New Haven communities. The topics are:

"Law and Human Rights," moderated by Law School Dean Anthony Kronman, with Professors Harold Koh, Ruth Wedgwood, Alan Schwartz and Paul Kahn, in the Law School's Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St.; and

"The Arts," moderated by Drama School Dean James Bundy, with Professor Sheila DeBretteville and other panelists to be announced, in the Yale University Art Gallery's McNeil Auditorium, enter on High Street.

Also at 7 p.m. -- The Yale Chaplain's Office and the Institute of Sacred Music will sponsor a "Commemoration: Music & Readings" featuring the Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden, a 25-member choir specializing in 18th-century chamber music, and the Yale Camerata. The program, which will feature Heinrich Schütz's "Musicalique Exequin" and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Jesu Meine Freude," will take place in Battell Chapel and is free and open to the public.

9 p.m. -- The day of remembrance will close with a candlelight ceremony on Cross Campus led by President Richard C. Levin and Chaplain Frederick J. Streets, with brief readings by various members of the Yale community and a musical interlude performed by Willie Ruff and Dwight Mitchell. Rain location: Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets.

Other 9/11 commemorations

Also that day, Sterling Memorial Library, 130 High St., will provide a space for reflection and remembrance 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for staff members, students and interested members of the community. The Yale Library is soliciting "messages of hope and remembrance" (i.e., poems, pictures or drawings) from staff members, which will be presented by volunteer readers throughout the day. Messages should be submitted to Andrew Gray, Library Human Resources, at andrew.gray@yale.edu; writers will remain anonymous, unless otherwise specified. Visitors can also post their thoughts on easels that will be set up in the space. During the noon hour, there will be a short video and/or a live feed of national remembrance events. Patriotic ribbons and light refreshments will be available throughout the day. For information or to volunteer to serve as a reader, contact Kate Reynolds at (203) 432-1810.

On Sept. 11, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., will offer free admission to all.

There will also be several religious services in commemoration of the Sept. 11 anniversary. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a worship service in the Divinity School's Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. At 5:30 p.m., a "Mass of Remembrance" will be held at St. Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park St. At 6:15 p.m., the Berkeley Divinity School and the Episcopal Seminary will host a special Eucharist at 363 Ronan St.

In addition, departments and schools across campus will mark the anniversary in their own ways. For example, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health that morning in Marigold's, located on the first floor of Edward S. Harkness Dormitory, 367 Cedar St.; moments of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m.

For further information about Yale's commemoration, contact Cynthia Farrar at cynthia.farrar@yale.edu.


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