Yale Bulletin and Calendar

October 28, 2005|Volume 34, Number 9















Campus Notes

Ackerman and Rubenfeld in book discussion

Bruce Ackerman, the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law, supervising attorney at the Law School, and Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, will discuss his new book with Jed Rubenfeld, the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m.

Ackerman's book, "The Failure of the Founding Fathers," presents a revised understanding of the early days of the presidency and the Supreme Court.

The event will take place at Labyrinth Books, 290 York St. For more information, call (203) 787-2848.

Lamar book signing

Howard R. Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History and former president of Yale, will sign copies of his new book "Charlie Siringo's West: An Interpretive Biography" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Labyrinth Books, 290 York St.

The book focuses on Siringo, a cowboy, Pinkerton detective, writer and consultant for early Western films, and explains how his experiences helped shape the romantic image of the Wild West.

For more information, call (203) 787-2848.

Book party

The School of Architecture will co-host a book party in celebration of the publication of "Eisenman/Krier: Two Ideologies" on Friday, Nov. 4.

The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, 20 West 44th St., in New York. The authors, Peter Eisenman, the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor of Architecture, and Leon Krier will be on hand to sign copies of the book.

Admission is free. To make a reservation, call (212) 730-9646, ext. 109.

Van Dyck to be honored at Connecticut Ball

Dr. Christopher Van Dyck, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit at the School of Medicine, will be one of six honorees at a "Removing the Mask" gala celebration to be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

The black tie celebration will begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by cocktails, a silent auction at 7 p.m., and dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. The master of ceremonies will be Natalie Morales, a news anchor at MSNBC.

The mask motif is a metaphor for the loss of identity and cognition caused by the disease.

Sponsors of the event include, among others, the Barnum Financial Group, the Alzheimer's Association-Connecticut Chapter, Pfizer and the Gala Steering Committee.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call Monica Bissonnette at (860) 828-2828.

Ruger awarded Labelle Lectureship

Jennifer Prah Ruger, assistant professor of epidemiology and public health, has been awarded the 2005 Labelle Lectureship in Health Services Research.

The lectureship is given annually by McMaster University in Ontario in honor of the late Roberta Labelle, an assistant professor of health sciences at the university.

The lectureship is given to a young investigator that has a background in health economics from any country and "challenges exciting methods or accepted ideas in the health services community."

Ruger's lecture "Health and Global Governance: What's Justice Got to do With It?" was presented on Oct. 19. It explored the global challenges of health deprivation spanning across many regions in the world and discussed policy implications for global health governances focused on health improvement strategies.

Fisher wins ACGME award

Dr. Rosemarie Fisher, professor of medicine and director of Graduate Medical Education, has won the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The award is given annually to an outstanding designated institutional official who has "created an exemplary environment for educational programs, facilitated residents' ethical, professional and personal development, and ensured safe and appropriate care of patients."

ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-M.D. medical training programs within the United States.

Bormann honored

F. Herbert Bormann, the Oastler Professor Emeritus of Forest Ecology, was made a lifetime honorary member of the International Association for Ecology in August in appreciation for his long and dedicated service and for having been a founding member, secretary-general and president of the organization.

Student chosen as "Young Ambassador"

Mario Rodrigo Conde, a senior in Yale College, is one of 15 North American students chosen by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for its Young Ambassadors program.

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. Candidates were selected on the basis of "their outstanding enthusiasm for study in Germany, strong written and verbal communication skills, and advisor recommendations."

DAAD, an independent association of German universities, supports international academic cooperation. It provides financial support to over 50,000 individuals each year.

Margolin wins Kesselring Prize for her play

Deborah Margolin, assistant professor adjunct of theater studies, has won this year's Joseph Kesselring Prize for her play "Three Seconds in the Key."

The award, named for the author of "Arsenic and Old Lace," is given to "a writer of great merit and promise who has not yet achieved national attention as a playwright." It is administered by the National Arts Club. Previous winners include Tony Kushner, Nilo Cruz, Anna Deveare Smith, Tracey Scott Wilson and David Auburn.

Students selected for Academy summit

Two students in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the School of Medicine were recently selected to participate in the Academy of Achievement's 45th annual international summit to be held in Los Angeles next June.

The summit is a four-day event attended by 250 of the world's most outstanding graduate students from more than 40 countries and 50 men and women of exceptional accomplishment. Students at the summit will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with eminent "guests of honor." Previous honorees included President Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The two students who will attend the summit are Aaron Berger and Adam Frost.

Kagan awarded McGraw Prize in Education

Sharon Lynn Kagan, adjunct professor at the Child Study Center, senior research scientist in psychology and lecturer in psychology, was one of three educators who received the 2005 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education last month.

The winners were recognized for their work in early childhood education and teacher professional development.

Kagan has written over 200 publications focusing on issues that include the development of an early childhood system, strategies for collaboration and service integration, and mechanisms to enhance the quality, quantity, and financing of early childhood and other social programs.

Each prizewinner received a gift of $25,000 and a bronze sculpture. The prize was established in 1988 to honor McGraw's lifelong commitment to education and to mark the corporation's 100th anniversary.

Mark Johnson wins Plyler Prize

Mark Johnson, professor of chemistry, has been awarded the 2006 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy.

The prize is sponsored by the George E. Crouch Foundation of the American Physical Society. It "recognizes and encourages notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy."

Scahill named associate dean

Lawrence Scahill has been appointed acting associate dean for scholarly affairs at the Yale School of Nursing (YSN).

Scahill is currently an associate professor of nursing and child psychiatry at YSN and at the Child Study Center. He received his master's degree in nursing and doctorate in epidemiology at Yale. Scahill will serve in his new role at YSN until a permanent replacement is named.

Rockwell named to ASTRO committee

Sara Rockwell, director of the Office of Scientific Affairs at the School of Medicine and professor of pharmacology, was elected to the nominating committee of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO).

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 8,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. The society is dedicated to the advancement of the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, educational and professional development, and research.


Yale expands its policy on sick leave

Researcher finds lower payments for treatment affect . . .

Faculty to study cell interactions in NIH project

In trail guide, employee showcases her hometown's natural splendors

NIH grant supports network for research on preterm birth

Library is a 'treasure-house of history,' says author


University pays tribute to Robert Penn Warren . . .

Entertainer and activist to give Chubb Lecture

Events mark century of Native American presence at Yale

Yale Law Journal launches an online companion publication

Next Dean's Workshop focuses on the electron microscope

Campus events celebrate German dramatist Friedrich Schiller

Memorial service for Abraham S. Goldstein

A call for action

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