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October 28, 2005|Volume 34, Number 9















Visiting on Campus

Child health advocacy is focus of Zigler Center talk

Dr. David M. Krol, vice president for medical affairs at The Children's Health Fund (CHF) in New York City, will speak in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Oct. 28.

His talk, titled "A Case Study in Child Health Advocacy as a Profession," will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Rm. 116, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail sandra.bishop@yale.edu or call (203) 432-9935.

Krol, who is a former professional baseball player with the Minnesota Twins, graduated from the Yale School of Medicine.

He provides senior guidance to the development and monitoring of overall health programs, new clinical protocols and other initiatives at the CHF. He also collaborates on the advocacy and policy agenda of the CHF.

A nationally recognized authority on children's oral health, Krol was appointed as assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and clinical health policy and management in dentistry at Columbia University, and was a 2002-2004 recipient of a Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians.

He has provided pediatric primary care to the underserved in New York City, testified before state and local legislative bodies on behalf of children, and published in scientific journals on topics as diverse as children's oral health, health workforce policy, medical errors and labor pain management.

Yale alumna will discuss the first decade of coeducation

Shelly Fisher Fishkin, professor of English and the director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, will be the guest at a master's tea on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Fishkin will speak on "The First Decade of Coeducation: A Woman's View" at 4:30 p.m. in the master's house, Calhoun College, 434 College St. Sponsored by Calhoun College and the Women Faculty Forum, the talk is free and open to the public.

A member of the first class of women to graduate from Yale College, Fishkin also received a master's degree in English and a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale. She also served as director of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale.

Fishkin's research interests include the ways in which American writers' apprenticeships in journalism shaped their poetry and fiction and the influence of African-American voices on canonical American literature. Although much of her work has centered on Mark Twain, she has also published on writers including Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois and Walt Whitman, among many others.

Fishkin is the author, editor or co-editor of 40 books and has published over 80 articles, essays and reviews. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Russian, and has been published in English-language journals in Turkey and Korea.

Her publications include "From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America" and "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices." Fishkin is the editor of the 29-volume "Oxford Mark Twain" and the "Oxford Historical Guide to Mark Twain."

Documentary filmmaker will screen her film

The Council on East Asian Studies will host a visit by documentary film director and producer Carma Hinton on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4.

Hinton will be participating in a screening of her film "Morning Sun," which was co-produced and co-directed with Geremie Barmé and Richard Gordon. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Hinton. There will also be a roundtable discussion with East Asian film, language and literature faculty on Friday, Nov. 4, in Rm. 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. Registration is required for the roundtable discussion. Contact the Council on East Asian Studies at (203) 432-3426 or eastasian.studies@yale.edu by Monday, Oct. 31, to register.

The documentary "Morning Sun" presents an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1964-1976) as seen through the eyes of members of the high school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. The film examines the psycho-emotional topography of Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of the time.

Hinton was born in Beijing in 1949, and lived there until she was 21. "Morning Sun" was influenced by Hinton's personal and firsthand understanding of the politics and history of the period, and her direct witness of and participation in many of the events of the Cultural Revolution.

Director of 'Divine Intervention' to visit the campus

Filmmaker and director Elia Suleiman will visit the campus on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to screen his film "Divine Intervention" and participate in a discussion about the film.

The screening of "Divine Intervention" will take place at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Humanities Center auditorium, 53 Wall St. Hal Kh. Nassar, assistant professor of modern Arabic culture and literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, will moderate the discussion with the filmmaker. The event is free and open to the public and is being sponsored by the Council on Middle East Studies at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Film Studies Program and the Arab Students' Association.

A Palestinian-Israeli film director and actor, Suleiman is best known for the 2002 film "Divine Intervention," a modern tragic comedy on living under occupation in the Palestinian territories. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and Fipresci Prizes at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Suleiman's other films include "Chronicle of a Disappearance" (1996) and "Cyber Palestine" (2000).

Renowned war surgeon to recount war experiences

Internationally recognized war surgeon Dr. Gino Strada will speak at a Morse College master's tea on Thursday, Nov. 3.

Strada will speak 4-5 p.m., followed by a discussion and book-signing until 6 p.m., at the Morse College master's house, 99 Tower Pkwy. The talk is free and open to the public.

He will share his experiences in war-torn countries and discuss his book "Green Parrots: A War Surgeon's Diary."

In his book "Green Parrots," a nickname for a type of land mine, Strada describes how he and his group Emergency have worked to help the civilian victims of war.

Strada and a group of friends and colleagues founded Emergency in 1994. The organization provides medical and surgical assistance to war victims -- particularly to those of anti-personnel mines. Emergency now has chapters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Angola and Sudan, where it has established surgical and rehabilitation centers, hospitals and health centers. Emergency has also worked in Rwanda, Eritrea, Algeria, Palestine, Nicaragua and Darfur. Over one million people have been treated and assisted by Emergency.

The organization is committed to persuading Italy to abandon the use of anti-personnel mines. In 1997, the Italian government approved a law that bans manufacture or sale of these devices.

International adoption is topic of bioethics talk

Elizabeth Bartholet, the Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law and faculty director of the Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School, will give a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3

Titled "International Adoption -- The Pros and Cons," Bartholet's talk will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Rm. 120, Sterling Law Building, 127 Wall St. The event, sponsored by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and co-sponsored by the Yale Law School and Yale School of Nursing, is free and open to the public. For further information and reading materials, e-mail jonathan.moser@yale.edu or call (203) 432-5680.

Bartholet is a nationally renowned child welfare expert. She teaches family law, specializing in child welfare, adoption and reproductive technology, as well as employment discrimination.

Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Bartholet was engaged in civil rights and public interest work, first with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and later as founder and director of the Legal Action Center, a non-profit organization in New York City focused on criminal justice and substance abuse issues.

Her publications include "Nobody's Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift and the Adoption Alternative" and "Family Bonds: Adoption, Infertility and the New World of Child Production," as well as numerous law review articles.

Zigler Center talk will examine special education law

Stanley J. Vitello, professor of education and law at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, will speak in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Nov. 4.

Vitello will discuss "The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act: What Has Been Improved, If Anything?" at 11:30 a.m. in Rm. 116, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public. For information, e-mail sandra.bishop@yale.edu or call (203) 432-9935.

Vitello teaches courses on mental disabilities, special education law and disability policy. He studied at the Yale Law School as a fellow of the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy (now known as the Zigler Center).

He was awarded a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Public Policy Fellowship and was assigned to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy. He assisted in the 1990 re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and served as an advisor to Congress on the 2002 re-authorization.

Vitello's publications address legal issues on disability and special education and his scholarly interests focus on bioethics, disability and the law. In 2004, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study special education integration in the Netherlands. His forthcoming book is titled "The Law on Special Education."


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