Yale Bulletin and Calendar

September 13, 2002|Volume 31, Number 2














Visiting on Campus

Leading historian on the British Empire to speak on J.A. Hobson

Peter Cain, professor of history at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom, will lecture on "J.A. Hobson's 'Imperialism: A Study': A Centennial Retrospective," on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Sterling Memorial Lecture Hall. A public reception will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. While on campus, Cain will be available to meet with students from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 17.

Cain is the 2002-2003 Distinguished Visitor of International Security Studies at Yale. He is currently working on a biography of J.A. Hobson, the turn of the century British radical journalist. Cain's lecture will focus on Hobson's life and work and it's modern day relevance.

Cain is the co-author of "British Imperialism," which is considered to be the standard history of the British Empire.

The ISS Distinguished Visitor Program invites scholars to campus to lecture on subjects of broad interst and also to meet privately with faculty and students.

ISPS Lecture will explore 'Ethics in Scientific Research'

David L. Goodstein, vice provost and professor of physics and applied physics at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver two lectures on Sept. 18 as part of the Institution for Social And Policy Studies (ISPS) Bioethics and Public Policy Seminar Series.

Goodstein will discuss "Scientific Fraud" 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 "Energy, Technology & Climate." For further information, contact Carol Pollard at (203) 432-6188 or carol.pollard@yale.edu.

Goodstein has written and lectured on the topic of conduct and misconduct in science and has developed a course at Caltech called "Research Ethics."

Goodstein is the author of "States of Matter," which is considered by some to be the book that launched a new discipline, Condensed Matter Physics. His research in this area has led to nearly 200 scientific publications.

Goodstein has served on numerous scientific and academic panels and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology. He was the host and project director of "The Mechanical Universe," a college physics telecourse based on his lectures at Caltech. The project, which has been adapted for use in high schools and has been translated into many languages, has won more than a dozen awards.

Law alumnus to speak on the Court of Human Rights

Luzius Wildhaber, president of the European Court of Human Rights and a Yale alumnus, will speak as part of the Global Constitutionalism Seminar on Sept. 18. His lecture, "The European Court of Human Rights" will take place at 4:10 p.m. in Rm. 127 of the Yale Law School.

Wildhaber earned the degree of Master of Law in 1965 and the degree of Doctor of the Science of Law in 1968.

During his judicial career, he served on the Liechtenstein Supreme Court from 1975 to 1988; on the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank from 1989 to 1994 and currently serves as judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

He has been on the faculties of Fribourg University and Basel University, where he also served as Dean of the Law Faculty.

Wildhaber was the chief coordinator and a member of the Steering Committee of the Experts' Commission for a complete revision of the Federal Constitution from 1974 to 1978; an author of the Commission's final report in 1977; and a member of the Advisory board of the Federal Council for a complete revision of the Federal Constitution from 1994 to 1996. He also served as an expert for the Canadian Federal Government before the Supreme Court of Canada on the question of the legality of unilateral secession by Quebec in 1997.

Wildhaber is the editor or author of numerous publications and books.

Early literacy education is focus of Bush Center lecture

Dorothy S. Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor in Education at Rutgers University, will speak in the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Sept. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Her talk, titled "Early Literacy Education: Problems, Pressures and Promise," will take place in Rm. 211, Mason Laboratory, 9 Hillhouse Ave.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The author of more than 100 articles and books, Strickland has been featured in several national videotape series on literacy learning and teaching. She has received numerous awards in her field and is the past president of both the International Reading Association and its Reading Hall of Fame. Strickland taught in the New Jersey public school system for 11 years and has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Kean University and New Jersey City University.


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University Information

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Three classics are woven into one in Rep's first offering

Painter and former art school dean Andrew Forge dies

Conference looks at conflict in Central Asia, Caucasus

Program will explore recent accomplishments and trends . . .

Film Fest showcases works by independent filmmakers

The art of wood turning is focus of symposium

Panel to explore the future of the environment

Coming to America: Program brings the world to New Haven

Traditions of French, American revolutions explored in weekend conference

President Richard C. Levin's Freshman Address

Yale College Dean Richard H. Brodhead's Freshman Address

Graduate students begin Yale chapter of their 'love story'

They're here! Photos of the arrival of the Class of 2006

While You Were Away: The Summer's Top Stories Revisited

Interns dedicated themselves to a summer of service

Sports and music were on the agenda in groups' trips abroad

Sports Spotlight

Yale Books in Brief

Campus Notes

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