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March 21, 2003|Volume 31, Number 22














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Women faculty seminars

A symposium about the portrayal of women and their response to war in Greek tragedy, sponsored by the Women Faculty Forum (WFF), will take place on Monday, April 21 in Rm. 309 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.

"Terrorism and Tragedy: Women at the Center or the Margin?" is part of a WFF seminar series examining the lives and status of women in Classical civilization and culture. The presenter of "Terrorism and Tragedy" will be Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College. The respondent will be Margaret Homans, professor of English and women's and gender studies at Yale.

Another symposium, on gender and sexuality in Roman art, will be held on Thursday, April 3. Natalie Boymel Kampen, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's Studies and Art History at Barnard College, will present a paper titled "Antinoos, Lover or Son of Hadrian? The Representations of Desire in Roman Imperial Art." The symposium respondent will be Diana E. E. Kleiner, deputy provost for the arts and the Dunham Professor of Classics and History of Art at Yale. The location will be announced later.

All seminars, which are free and open to the public, take place 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, contact Shilpa Raval at shilpa.raval@yale.edu.

Reviews for potential art majors

Reviews for sophomores who are interested in becoming art majors will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 and 10.

The reviews will be conducted 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5:30 p.m. in Rm. GO-2 at the School of Art, 1156 Chapel St. Interested students must sign up in Rm. 122 of the School of Art building, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (203) 432-2608.

Language study

Applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) are currently being accepted for language study to begin in September.

The deadline for applications is April 7. For additional information about DILS and for on-line application forms, interested students should consult the web site at www.cls.yale.edu/dils or contact the director at dils@yale.edu.

DILS responds to requests by individuals or small groups to learn a language for a valid academic reason, providing alternative ways for University students to learn less commonly taught languages or other special purpose languages. Only those applications will be approved for which adequate materials, language partners and testing can be arranged.

Classics traveling fellowships

The Department of Classics is accepting applications for traveling fellowships from graduate students in classics and undergraduate majors in classics or archaeology.

The purpose of the fellowships is to enable students of classical antiquity to view the monuments, topography and landscape of the ancient world. They are not specifically designed for archaeology projects or research travel, although a program of classics, graduate or undergraduate, often makes an application more compelling. Some priority will be given to advanced students and to those who have not had an opportunity for travel to the Mediterranean, but there are no strict conditions on awards.

The fellowships are made possible through the Berkeley, Biddle and Woolsey Scholarship Funds. Awards have not exceeded $1,500 in the past but the amount depends on the annual income from the prize funds underwriting the awards and the number of applicants. The award is intended for use this summer and winners will be required to submit receipts for major expenses.

Applications should consist of a short statement of the proposed plan of travel and a budget, and must be submitted by Wednesday, April 2, to Susanna Braund, director of graduate studies, Department of Classics, 404 Phelps Hall, 344 College St. Applicants should submit their full legal name, college, year of graduation, nationality, gender, social security number and e-mail address at the time of application.

Prize essays

Applications are now being accepted for the Jacob Cooper Prize and the Alice Derby Lang Prize.

The Departments of Classics and Philosophy jointly award the Cooper prize to the resident undergraduate or graduate student who presents the best essay on Greek philosophy. The Lang prize will be awarded to the student or students, undergraduate or graduate, who presents the best essay in ancient literature or history of art. The examiners may choose to award one undergraduate and one graduate prize.

Applicants must submit three copies of their essays. Submissions should be unbound, omitting any internal reference to the submitter's name. Two versions of the title pages are required, one copy with the author's name and three copies without the author's name. Submissions may not exceed 30 pages and should be sent to the Department of Classics, 402 Phelps Hall, 344 College St., no later than noon on Wednesday, April 9.

Peabody events

Upcoming events at the Peabody Museum of Natural History will include two field trips and an interactive program about DNA and the human genome.

A bus trip to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will take place on Wednesday, April 2. This museum allows visitors to move in time from the last Ice Age to the present through a series of permanent exhibits, many with audio and video features. The $54 fee includes bus, museum admission and tour fees, as well as continental breakfast, wine and hors d'oeuvres en route. Participants will have time to visit the adjoining casino and shopping areas. The trip is open to the public on a "first come, first served" basis.

"The Great Amphibian Crawl" is the title of a field trip to a vernal pool, where frogs and salamanders migrate to breed and lay eggs. Participants should meet in the lobby of the museum by 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5. Registration is required by calling (203) 432-3776.

On Sunday, April 13, noon-4:30 p.m., the museum will host "Cracking the Code of Life" in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore some of their own genetic traits, including features such as the widow's peak, hitchhiker's thumb and attached earlobes. There will also be DNA model building, sequencing simulations and discussions.

For more information, call (203) 432-5050. The museum will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.

Porter and Field prizes

The Office of the Secretary is now accepting submissions for two university-wide prizes: the Porter Prize and the Field Prize.

Competition for these prizes is open to all students at the University for a degree.

The John Addison Porter Prize is awarded for a work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts and/or principles and to make the product of general human interest. The Kingsley Trust Association (The Scroll and Key Society) established the award in 1872 in honor of the late professor, who received a bachelor's degree from Yale in 1842.

The Theron Rockwell Field Prize established in 1957 by Emilia R. Field in memory of her husband, an 1889S graduate of Yale, is awarded for a work of scholarship in poetry, literature or religion.

Entries must be submitted before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, to Barbara Mordecai, Office of the Secretary, Rm. 3, 105 Wall St. Questions may be directed to her at barbara.mordecai@yale.edu or by calling (203) 432-2311.


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