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October 24, 2003|Volume 32, Number 8















Visiting on Campus

Feminist health activism will be explored in talk

Cynthia A. Pearson, executive director of the National Women's Health Network, will speak on campus on Friday, Oct. 24.

Titled "Feminist Health Activism in Conservative Time: Reproductive Health Beyond Abortion Rights," Pearson's lecture will begin at noon in Rm. 309, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies Program, the lecture is open to the public free of charge.

Founded in 1975, the National Women's Health Network was the first feminist health group to utilize a national membership in support of D.C.-based health activism. Pearson has worked for the organization since 1987.

In addition to representing the National Women's Health Network in the media and to the government, Pearson has served on the boards of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Campaign for Women's Health, the D.C. Women's Council on AIDS, the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer and the advisory board of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.

Pearson has received the Special Service Award from the National Association for Women's Health, the Commissioner's Special Citation from the Food and Drug Administration, the Margaret Sanger Award from the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers and the Susan B. Anthony Award from San Diego County N.O.W.

Pearson is also the lead author of "The Truth About Hormone Replacement Therapy," a book about menopause and alternative approaches to hormone therapy.

Prior to working at the National Women's Health Network, Pearson served as the director of Colorado NARAL and Womancare Clinic in San Diego, California.

Futurist to discuss 'inevitable surprises'

Renowned futurist Peter Schwartz will deliver a lecture in an event sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies on Friday, Oct. 24.

Schwartz will discuss "Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence" at 4 p.m. in Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, 205 Prospect St.

An internationally renowned futurist and cofounder and chair of the Global Business Network, Schwartz is a specialist in scenario planning. He works with corporations and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future, and to develop strategies on energy resources and the environment, technology, telecommunications and national security. He also is a venture partner of San Francisco-based Alta Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in life sciences and information technology companies.

From 1982 to 1986, Schwartz led scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London. His team conducted analyses of the global business and political environment for senior management.

Before joining Royal Dutch/Shell, he directed the Strategic Environment Center at SRI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Menlo Park, California. The center conducted research and scenario planning for corporate and government clients.

Schwartz is the co-author of "Inevitable Surprises," "The Art of the Long View" and "When Good Companies Do Bad Things," among other books, and has also served as a script consultant on the films "Minority Report," "Deep Impact," "Sneakers" and "War Games."

Acclaimed Irish author is next Schlesinger Visiting Writer

The John-Christophe Schlesinger Visiting Writer Fund will host a master's tea and a reading by the Irish author Edna O'Brien on Monday, Oct. 27.

O'Brien will speak at 4 p.m. at the Berkeley College master's house, 125 High St. At 7 p.m., she will read from her works in Rm. 101, Rosenfeld Hall, 109-111 Grove St.

An internationally renowned author, O'Brien has written plays, children's books, essays, screenplays and non-fiction books about Ireland. Many of O'Brien's books are considered to be controversial and several, including her first novel "The Country Girls," published in 1960, were banned in Ireland.

As a short story writer, O'Brien has published regularly in The New Yorker. "Mother Ireland," her tribute to her homeland, appeared in the magazine in 1977. It includes seven autobiographical essays in which O'Brien chronicles her own personal history interwoven with local customs and ancient lore of Ireland. Her other non-fiction works include "James and Nora," a study of James Joyce's marriage.

O'Brien has received numerous literary awards, including the Kingsley Amis Award for fiction in 1962, the Yorkshire Post Novel Award in 1971, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1990 for "Lantern Slides," a collection of short stories set primarily in Ireland. "Virginia," her play about Virginia Woolf, was staged at the Public Theater in New York in 1985.

The John-Christophe Schlesinger Visiting Writer Fund was established in 1999 by Mr. And Mrs. Richard Schlesinger of Pound Ridge, New York, in order to enrich the experience of student writers in Yale College by supporting annual visits to campus by distinguished or emerging authors.

Kate Spade exec to be guest at Calhoun College master's tea

Barbara Kolsun, senior vice president and general counsel of Kate Spade LLC, will be the guest at a master's tea on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Kolsun will speak at 4:30 p.m. at the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St. The talk is free and open to the public.

At Kate Spade LLC, Kolsun handles all legal matters including intellectual property, licensing and anticounterfeiting.

Prior to working for Kate Spade LLC, she served as assistant general counsel of Calvin Klein Jeanswear Co. and was in charge of the anticounterfeiting program in North and South America.

Previously, she has served as chair of the board of the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition and has spoken widely on the topic of counterfeiting and trademark infringement.

Since 1989, she has specialized in intellectual property and anticounterfeiting, and has represented numerous intellectual property owners throughout the United States.

She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on the topic of anticounterfeiting.

Funding of children's programs topic of social policy lecture

Ron Haskins, senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will speak in the next Yale Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Oct. 31.

His talk, titled "The Future of the Federal Budget and Funding for Programs for Children," will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Rm. 102, Becton Center, 15 Prospect St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 432-9935.

Haskins co-directed Brookings' Welfare Reform & Beyond project, which provided information to members of Congress, Congressional staff, advocates and citizens interested in the 2002 reauthorization of welfare reform.

In addition to his position at Brookings, Haskins is senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore.

In 2002 he was the senior advisor to the president for Welfare Policy at the White House, responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Bush administration to guide the process of reauthorizing the 1996 welfare reform law.

Prior to joining Brookings and Casey, he spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, first as welfare counsel to the Republican staff, then as the subcommittee's staff director.

McClellan Visiting Fellow to speak on postwar Ikebana

Michael Lucken, assistant professor at the French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and the next McClellan Visiting Fellow in Japanese Studies, will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Lucken will speak on "Tradition and Tabula Rasa: The Dried Flowers of Postwar Ikebana" at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 202, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue. He will also participate in a round table discussion on his current work on Thursday, Oct. 30, at noon in Rm. 102, Luce Hall.

Lucken studies Japanese modern art and cultural history, with a special focus on war and postwar period.

He received the Shibusawa-Claudel Award for his work "L'Art du Japan au vingtième Siécle" (Japanese Art in the 20th Century), which will be published in Japanese in 2004.

Theologian will examine 'what makes us Catholic'

Thomas Groome, professor of theology and director of the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, will deliver the annual More House Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Groome will discuss his latest book, "What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life" at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center, 268 Park St. Following the talk, Groome will sign copies of his book. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 777-5537.

Groome's first book, "Christian Religious Education," was published in 1980. It has been translated into numerous languages and is regarded as a significant contemporary text in its field. His latest book, titled "What Makes us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life," was published in 2001.

Groome's primary areas of research are the history, theory and practice of religious education.

The author of numerous books, including "Educating for Life, A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent" and "Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision," Groome is also the primary author of the religion textbook series titled "Coming to Faith."


Historian Frank M. Turner named Beinecke director

Center for Study of Globalization to host talk by President Clinton

Alumna to discuss role of affirmative action in academia

'Crouching Tiger' director to speak on Taiwanese cinema

"Discover the Arts at Yale"

Yale University Standards of Business Conduct

Famed conservationist Richard Leakey to visit as Chubb Fellow

Panel to look at 'Iraq Beyond the Headlines'

Yale scholars to explore challenges facing China's economy

Peabody exhibit showcases 'Rainbows in Stone'

New center will enhance teaching of French in Connecticut schools

Astronomer's talk brings mysterious cosmos to an earthly level

Yale singers to take audiences on 'tour' of famed operas

Yale Cancer Center names associate director for policy

Mathematicians to fete Feit at conference Oct. 30-Nov. 2

Conference participants consider future of globalization

Coats needed for 'Surviving a New England Winter' program

Local musicians to take the stage at The Little Theatre . . .

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