Yale Bulletin and Calendar

November 15, 2002|Volume 31, Number 11














Visiting on Campus

Scholar of modern art to speak at the Yale Center for British Art

Andrew Causey, professor of modern art history at Manchester University in England, will lecture on "English Art and National Identity, 1918­1939" on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Causey's lecture will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 432-2800 or visit the website at www.yale.edu/ycba.

Causey has served as a member of both the Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Council Fine Art Panel. He was a purchaser of art for the Arts Council of Great Britain and is currently serving as trustee of the Henry Moore Foundation. He has curated several exhibitions of twentieth-century British art for the Tate Gallery, the Hayward Gallery and the Royal Academy of the Arts, all in London.

He was one of the featured authors in the book "Geographies of Englishness. Landscape and the National Past, 1880­1940" with his chapter "English Art and the National Character." Other works of his include "Sculpture Since 1945, Stanley Spencer and the Art of his Times" (a Royal Academy exhibition catalogue) and "Herbert Reed and the North European Tradition." He has been honored with various academic awards from the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and Manchester University.

Author of book on Jesse James to speak on campus

T.J. Stiles, author of "Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War," will deliver a talk on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Stiles will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the lecture hall on the lower level of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders.

In a review of Stiles' book, John Mack Faragher, the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History and director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers & Borders observed "Jesse James was a terrorist. ...We imagine him as dashing Tyrone Power, fighting the corrupt railroads in the 1939 biopic, or perhaps as Rob Lowe in Hollywood's more recent 'Frank and Jesse.' Stiles will have none of it. Jesse James, he insists, was a highly intelligent, cold-blooded political assassin. ... He used violent means to pursue political ends: the establishment of white supremacy in post-Civil War Missouri and the greater South."

Stiles' writings about American history have appeared in the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times and the Denver Post and he has written a five-volume series of primary-source anthologies.

Divinity School alumnus will deliver bioethics talk

David H. Smith, professor of religious studies and director of The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 20 as part of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Bioethics and Public Policy Seminar Series exploring "Ethics in Scientific Research."

Smith will discuss "Conversation and Medical Care: Medical Ethics and Dialogue with Professionals" at a noon seminar in the lower level conference room at ISPS, 77 Prospect St. At a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Slifka Center, 80 Wall St., he will discuss "Professional Testimony: Clinician's Perspectives and the Role of Religion in End-of-Life Care." For further information, contact Carol Pollard at (203) 432-6188 or carol.pollard@yale.edu.

Smith holds a bachelor of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School.

At Indiana University, he directs the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, which has studied the social responsibility of professions and professionals, research ethics, ethical issues in human genetics and the social role of trustees.

Smith has taught at Indiana University since 1967, and has won awards for teaching in 1979 and 1986. He chaired the department of religious studies 1976­1984, and has headed the Independent Learning Program and a variety of committees of the College of Arts and Sciences. Smith is also an adjunct professor of both medicine and philanthropic studies.

At Indiana Univ., Smith has taught and written about medical ethics, in particular, the role of religious ideas and institutions in medical ethics. He is the author of several books, including one that he is currently working on that will explore religion and the morality of care for the dying.

Sport writer Roger Angell to be guest at master's tea

Roger Angell, sports writer and an editor for The New Yorker and author of "A Pitcher's Story," will be the guest at a master's tea on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Angell will speak at 4 p.m. in the Morse College master's house, 302 York St. The tea is free and open to the public.

Angell began his writing career while stationed in the Central Pacific during World War II, where he was managing editor of the enlisted-man's weekly titled Brief. At that time, he also wrote an article for The New Yorker about a bombing mission to Iwo Jima.

Angell became a fiction editor at the New Yorker in 1956. At that time, he contributed stories, casuals, commentary pieces and began reporting on sports.

Angell has also written film reviews for the magazine and, since 1976, has written the magazine's annual Christmas verse, "Greetings Friends!"

Since 1982, he has written over ninety "Sporting Scene" pieces, including stories on tennis, hockey, football, rowing and horse racing, but his main focus has been baseball.

Angell's writing has appeared in many anthologies, and he has had seven books published with collections of his stories. In 1997, Random House published "Nothing But You: Love Stories from The New Yorker," an anthology of fictional love stories assembled by Angell.

A long-term member of the national council of the Author's Guild, Angel has won a number of awards for his writing, including a George Polk Award for commentary.


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