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November 14, 2003|Volume 32, Number 11















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Engineering lecture will focus on the new wireless world

Stefan Lai, vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, and director of California Technology and Manufacturing at Intel Corporation, will speak in the Engineering Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Nov. 17.

Lai will examine "The New Wireless World: The Convergence of Communications and Computing" at 4 p.m. in Davies Auditorium of Becton Center, 15 Prospect St. The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Davies lobby.

Lai will discuss the research and development work that Intel is pursuing to accelerate the converged digital future basic silicon technology, to building blocks for devices and infrastructure, and finally to catalyzing the industry. He will present specific examples of Intel research and development programs.

Lai's responsibilities include the development of silicon process technologies for devices used in communications products, including flash, flash + logic, analog and novel memory technologies.

In 2000, Lai's duties were expanded to include process technologies for Intel's Wireless Communications & Computing Group and Networking Communications Group. The two groups are responsible for evaluation and development of advanced process technologies most suited for manufacturing of communication and network products.

Lai, who received his Ph.D. in applied quantum physics from Yale in 1979, has written numerous papers on the physics of silicon-silicon dioxide interface, as well as flash memory technologies and future trends. He holds four patents and in the past has taught at the International Electron Devices Meeting.

In 1998, Lai was recognized as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. Fellow for his research on the properties of silicon MOS interfaces and the development of flash EPROM memory.

Literature and Spirituality series continues with poetry reading

Rachel Hadas, a noted poet and translator, will read from her work as part of the Literature and Spirituality Series on Monday, Nov. 17.

The reading will take place at 4 p.m. at the Yale Divinity Bookstore, 409 Prospect St., and will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information on the series, which is sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music and the Divinity Student Book supply, call (203) 432-5180 or visit the website at www.yale.edu/ism.

Since 1981, Hadas has taught in the English department of Rutgers University and has served intermittently on the poetry faculty of the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Hadas is the author of 12 books of poetry. Her collections of poetry include "Indelible," "Halfway Down the Hall: New & Selected Poems," which was a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, "The Empty Bed," "The Double Legacy," "Mirrors of Astonishment" and "Living in Time."

Hadas established and ran a poetry workshop for people with AIDS at the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City. The results of the workshop were published in "Unending Dialogue: Voices from an AIDS Poetry Workshop."

Her many honors and awards include the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant in poetry, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She was also honored with a fellowship from the New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers.

Lecture will address women's role in the Catholic church

Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center will host Dolores Leckey, senior fellow of the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, who will deliver the Mr. and Mrs. Vincent DeP. Goubeau Lecture on Women's Contributions to Church and Society on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Leckey will discuss the role of women in the contemporary Catholic Church in a talk titled "Catholic Women at the Threshold" at 4:30 p.m. in Saint Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park Street. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for the talk, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 777-5537.

Leckey is the former executive director of the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she served for 20 years. She has advised the American Catholic bishops at two Roman Synods: in 1980 at the Synod on the family, and in 1987 at the Synod on the laity.

Leckey has lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad. She has received numerous awards from theological, academic and church institutions, including 12 honorary doctorates, three of them the Doctor of Divinity.

She is the author of numerous books, including "Practical Spirituality" (1987) and "Facing Fear with Faith" (2002), a collection of meditations on Sept. 11.

ISS lecture will explore anarchy and American power

Ambassador Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak in the International Security Studies' Grand Strategy Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 20.

"Order, Anarchy, and American Power" is the title of his lecture, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Rm. 102, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St.

Until recently, Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell on a broad range of foreign policy concerns.

Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Haass served as U.S. coordinator for policy towards the future of Afghanistan and was the lead U.S. government official in support of the Northern Ireland peace process. For his efforts, he received the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award.

In addition, he remains President Bush's special envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process.

Previously, Haass was vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution.

He is the author or editor of nine books on American foreign policy, including "The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States after the Cold War" and "Intervention: The Use of American Military Force in the Post-Cold War World."

From 1989-1993, Haass served as special assistant to President George Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council.

In 1991, Haass was awarded the presidential Citizens Medal for his contributions to the development and articulation of U.S. policy during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Calhoun event will highlight book on college athletics

Sarah A. Levin, a graduate student at the Harvard University School of Public Health, will be the featured guest at a Master's Dessert on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Levin will speak on her recent publication "Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values" at 7 p.m. in the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St. The talk is free and open to the public.

Levin, who is the daughter of President Richard C. Levin, co-authored the book with William G. Bowen, the former president of Princeton University.

In "Reclaiming the Game," a study of the role of athletics at selective colleges and universities, Bowen and Levin say that some Ivy League schools and liberal arts colleges have allowed an unfair system to take hold, by which athletes are separated academically, socially and culturally from the rest of the campus. Levin researched information for the book while working as a research associate at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, of which Bowen is president.

"Recruited athletes earn far lower grades than both their fellow athletes who were walk-ons and other students," Bowen and Levin wrote after tracking almost 28,000 students who entered 33 selective colleges and universities in 1995.

Levin also presented her findings to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Presidents' Council and at a Trinity College conference on college sports.


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Remembering the nation's veterans

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