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April 20, 2007|Volume 35, Number 26















Campus Notes

Taylor named section chief

Dr. Hugh Taylor has been named chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale-New Haven Hospital and chief of the section at the School of Medicine.

A recipient of four National Institutes of Health research grants, Taylor is an internationally renowned expert on the causes and treatment of infertility. His clinical research focuses on implantation, endometriosis and endometrial disorders, as well as menopause and hormone therapy. Taylor has published more than 100 articles in leading medical journals and is currently the editor-in-chief of Reproductive Sciences.

Armbruster honored

Paula Armbruster, associate clinical professor, has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Armbruster is and has been on national and local boards, committees and task forces for child mental health, including school-based services, Medicaid managed care and licensing for child outpatient psychiatric services. She is one of the founders of several preventive community programs for youth, including Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) and The Neighborhood Place.

The mission of Cambridge Who's Who is to ensure that Cambridge members receive recognition, support and credibility to advance their careers.

Yale junior to compete in "Jeopardy" championship

Brady Cassis, a junior in Yale College, is one of 15 students selected to compete in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship this month.

The event will be videotaped at the University of Southern California's Galen Center. The competition will be broadcast nationally, April 30-May 11. The winner will receive a prize of $100,000.

"Jeopardy!" has won 27 Emmy Awards since its debut in 1984 and is the top-rated quiz show in syndication.

Farley to lecture at Saint Joseph College

Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at the Divinity School, will deliver a lecture at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford on Saturday, April 21.

Farley's talk, "Changing Insights in Sexual Ethics," will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Bruyette Athenaeum's Hoffman Auditorium at the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities. It will explore new perspectives on gender, sexuality and ethics. In addition to raising new questions, the lecture will offer a framework for discerning particular issues in Christian sexual ethics.

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Ann Caron at (860) 231-5378 or acaron@sjc.edu.

Seven faculty elected to Connecticut Academy

Seven members of the faculty were recently elected members of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. They are:

Kim Bottomly, professor of immunobiology, of dermatology, and of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and deputy provost for science, technology and faculty;

Paul Cleary, the C-EA Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, dean of public health, and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health;

Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical Engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering;

Steven Girvin, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Applied Physics;

Haifin Lin, professor of cell biology and director of the Stem Cell Program;

Sara Rockwell, professor of therapeutic radiology and of pharmacology; and

C. Megan Urry, the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and chair of the Department of Physics.

The academy is a nonprofit institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences. Its objectives are to provide information and advice on science and technology to the government, industry and people of Connecticut, and to encourage youths' interest in science, engineering and technology.

Backman named rookie of the year

Sean Backman, the scoring leader of the Yale men's hockey team, was named 2006-2007 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) hockey league co-Rookie of the Year. He made the ECAC all-rookie first team and was an overall third-team selection.

Dykstra joins Office of Business Transformation

Fran Dykstra has been appointed senior consultant in the Office of Business Transformation.

Dykstra will help the center spearhead a project to completely reexamine and redesign the processes and systems supporting the research enterprise.

She has worked at Yale for nearly 20 years, serving in a variety of roles in the pathology department, participating in the Project X team, and serving as director of Integrative Administrative Systems for five years. Most recently, she served as director of Sponsored Programs Finance, working with the University administration to revitalize the Grants and Contracts Financial Administration Department.

Hockey players honored

Yale received one individual honor and one team honor at the annual Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's ice hockey banquet last month.

Sophomore defenseman Helen Resor was named second team All-ECAC, becoming just the third Bulldog to accomplish that feat. As a team, Yale received the Turfer Athletic Trophy for sportsmanship.

The Turfer Athletic Trophy is awarded to the team that best represents the ideals of Turfer Athletic and the ECAC hockey league: sportsmanship, commitment, tenacity and innovation.

New press director at Yale Rep and School of Drama

The Yale Repertory Theatre and the School of Drama announced the appointment of Susan R. Hood to the position of press director.

Hood has over two decades of experience in public relations that spans the fields of theater, dance, music and the visual arts. Her background includes work with some of the country's top performing arts institutions and performers, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.

Laura Manuelidis will read from her poetry

Laura Manuelidis, professor and section chief of neuropathology, will read from her poems at Labyrinth Books, 290 York St., on Thursday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m.

Manuelidis has published poems in The Nation, forpoetry.com, The Connecticut Review and other journals.

Works by Yale affiliates to be featured in auction to benefit Artspace

The Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Press and a number of Yale-affiliated artists have contributed gifts to a gala auction to benefit the non-profit New Haven gallery Artspace. The gala will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 5 p.m. at Artspace, 50 Orange St.

The Yale Art Gallery has donated photographs selected by its director, Jock Reynolds. These include photos by Robert Adams and Judith Joy Ross. Auction guests can also bid on the opportunity to have a tea for 12 guests in the Founders Room of the Yale Center for British Art, plus a tour of the renowned center. The Yale University Press has offered a selection of books on modern and contemporary art.

Yale-affiliated artists who have donated artworks include faculty members Chip Benson, Clint Jukkala, Lisa Kereszi, Sam Messer and Bob Taplin. A work by photographer Walker Evans, who formerly taught at Yale, will also be auctioned.

In addition, a number of Yale staff members are represented, including Chris Mir, Jessica Smolinski, Amy Jean Porter, Lyn Bell Rose and Rachel Hellerich. More than a dozen alumni artists have also contributed art for the auction.

The Artspace event features a silent auction showcasing the work of over 75 area and national artists, as well as a live auction that will take place at the Connecticut Savings Bank building in New Haven. A preview exhibition of works being auctioned will run through April 28. Tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 or $250 for two tickets. Tickets are $20 for children age 14 and under attending with an adult. To order in advance online, visit www.artspacenh.org/auction. Tickets can also be ordered by phone through April 27 at (203) 772-2709, or by mail by sending a check to Benefit Auction Tickets, Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven, CT 06510. Proxy bidding is also welcome online.

All proceeds from the event will support Artspace's community and education programs, exhibitions and public art.

Narendra to receive honorary doctorate

Kumpati S. Narendra, the Harold W. Cheel Professor of Electrical Engineering, will receive an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, on June 22.

Narendra is known internationally for his research on complex systems that can learn and adapt to new environments. His work on linear and nonlinear systems is helping to address a wide spectrum of problems in new technologies -- including robots, manufacturing, space technology and medical instrumentation.

His numerous honors include the Bode Prize and the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award, which is the highest recognition of professional achievement for U.S. control systems engineers and scientists.

Field hockey team recognized for players' academics

The field hockey team earned the National Academic Team Award from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) last month.

The team placed third in the country in team grade point average (GPA) at 3.47. The Bulldogs also placed 15 individuals on the NFHCA's Division I National Academic Squad.

The National Academic Squad recognizes those collegiate student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2006-2007 academic year.

Yale staff members lend their expertise to annual benefit to fight hunger

Several Yale staff members are taking part in organizing the 17th annual Taste of the Nation New Haven event to raise money to fight childhood hunger. This year's event will take place on Wednesday, April 25, at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

Share our Strength, one of the nation's leading organizations working to end childhood hunger, hosts the Taste of the Nation event, during which over 25 local restaurants will serve special meals. A live auction is also offered. Ticket prices range from $75 per person to $150 for reserved VIP seating and include hors-d'oeuvre service and champagne.

Kelly Brownell, co-founder and director of Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, is serving as honorary co-chair for the event along with Jennifer McTiernan H., a Yale alumna who co-founded and serves as executive director of CitySeed.

Also helping plan the event are Kathy O'Boyle, an event planner at the School of Management, who is co-chair of Taste of the Nation New Haven, and Devon MacKay, a special events coordinator at the Yale Center for British Art, who serves on the planning committee.

For a complete listing of participating restaurants and live auction items, or to order tickets online, visit www.tasteofthenation.org/newhaven.


Peabody paying tribute to its famed murals

Gift will launch major new series at Yale Press

State hails Yale's hands-on archaeology project at historic house

Annual Community Service Day to be held April 28

Psychology professor Marvin Chun is appointed new master of . . .

New undergraduate organization hosts talks by female leaders

Findings shed light on behavior of fundamental particles called neutrinos

Research by chemist Mark Johnson's lab clearly reveals . . .

Event will explore the ways in which progressives support . . .

Health issues faced by China's migrants is focus of symposium

International conference will examine contemporary Taiwan and its legacy

Conference to explore future of South Africa in the next decade

Exhibit traces centuries-long quest to understand cancer

Symposium honors birthday of infectious disease expert Dr. I. George Miller

Yale researchers urge education to halt high rate of . . .

For their 'final exam,' Yale students will stage dances in New York City

Abstract works by Nancy Rubens are on display at Slifka Center

Yale's Asthma Care Team will offer free community screenings . . .

UC-Berkeley student is named the new Yale Younger Poet

In Memoriam: José Juan Arrom

Yale Police adds 10 new officers to its force

Insurance reform advocate and alumnus is honored with fellowship

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