Yale Bulletin and Calendar

April 20, 2007|Volume 35, Number 26















Visiting on Campus

Winter Lecturer will discuss 'markets and scandals'

Daniel R. Fischel, a professor of law and business at Northwestern University School of Law, will give the Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture on Corporate Governance on Monday, April 23.

"Markets and Scandals: Enron and Beyond" is the title of his lecture, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge, Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St. Sponsored by the Law School's Dean's Office, the talk is free and open to the public.

Fischel, who is a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, served as dean there 1999-2001.

A member of the American Economic Association and the American Finance Association, Fischel is on the board of directors at the Center for the Economy and the State. His chief interests include corporations, corporate finance, and the regulation of financial markets. He is the author of numerous articles in these fields.

New York Times columnist to be featured at master's tea

Bob Herbert, op-ed columnist at The New York Times, will be the guest at a Calhoun College master's tea on Monday, April 23.

Herbert will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the master's house, 434 College St. The public is invited to attend the free talk, which is sponsored by Calhoun College and the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

Herbert joined The New York Times as an op-ed columnist in 1993. He writes about politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column.

From 1991 to 1993, Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC and reported regularly on "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News."

A founding panelist of "Sunday Edition," a weekly discussion program on WCBS-TV, Herbert was also the host of "Hotline," a weekly hour-long issues program on WNYC-TV, both beginning in 1990.

Previously, Herbert worked at The Daily News beginning in 1976. In 1985, he became a columnist and a member of the editorial board. His column continued to appear in The Daily News until 1993.

Herbert, who has taught journalism at Brooklyn College and the Columbia University School of Journalism, is the author of "Promises Betrayed: Waking Up from the American Dream." He has won numerous awards, including the Meyer Berger Award for coverage of New York City, the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for distinguished newspaper writing, and the Peter Kihss Award of the New York Society of the Silurians for distinguished contribution to American journalism.

Alumna and acclaimed author to read from her work

Terri Jentz will read from her acclaimed memoir, "Strange Piece of Paradise," during two events on Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and April 24.

Jentz will speak at the Berkeley College master's house, 125 High St., at 4 p.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, she will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. in Rm. 317, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. Both events are free, and the public is invited to attend.

Terri Jentz was 19 years old when she embarked on a cross-country bike trip with her best friend from Yale in 1977. Days into their journey, the two women were brutally attacked. Camped in a local park near Bend, Oregon, they awoke to a truck deliberately running over their tent, and the driver subsequently emerging from the truck and attacking them with an axe. Both women survived with serious injuries and their lives changed forever. This crime made national headlines when it occurred in 1977: Walter Cronkite reported it in his nightly broadcast and Robert Pinsky made reference to it in his poem "An Explanation of America."

"Strange Piece of Paradise" chronicles the journey of Jentz as she travels back to the scene of the crime some 15 years later. Her book, which was called "spellbinding" by USA Today, and "breathtaking" by Newsday, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award and Edgar Award.

Children and 'nature deficit' is focus of talk

Bestselling author Richard Louv will discuss the growing gap between children and nature and its destructive implications in a campus talk on Monday, April 23.

Titled "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder," Louv's talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Davies Auditorium, Becton Center, 15 Prospect St. Gina McCarthy, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and Stephen Kellert, Tweedy Ordway Professor of Social Ecology at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), will present introductory remarks. Sponsored by F&ES, Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club, Trust for Public Land, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Rivers Alliance, Tidewater Institute, Keep the Woods and Connecticut Forest and Parks, the talk is free and open to the public.

The lecture, based on Louv's 2005 book of the same name, will focus on the new body of scientific evidence demonstrating how important direct contact with the outdoors is to healthy child development, and how nature can be a powerful therapy for depression, obesity and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Louv is the author of seven books about family, nature and community. He was a columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune from 1984 to 2006, and has been a columnist and member of the editorial advisory board for Parents magazine.

He is the chair of the Children & Nature Network and a member of the Citistates Group, a network of journalists, speakers and civic leaders focused on building competitive, equitable and sustainable metropolitan regions.

'On Food and Cooking' author to visit the campus

Harold McGee Ph.D. '78, author of "On Food and Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen," will visit the campus on Thursday, April 26.

McGee will discuss "Playing with Food: Three Centuries of Science in the Kitchen" at 4 p.m. in the Law School auditorium, 127 Wall St. This event, which is open to the public free of charge, is co-sponsored by the Program in Agrarian Studies, the Sustainable Food Project, the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and its Genetically Modified Plants Study Group, the Yale Partnership for the Biological and Chemical Sciences, the Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Monsanto Corporation. For more information, contact Valentine Cadieux at (203) 508-5458 or visit www.yale.edu/sustainablefood/calendar or www.yale.edu/bioethics/events. The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, will host a signing of McGee's book Friday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

McGee writes about the history and science of food and cooking: where our foods come from, what they are made of, how cooking transforms them, and what happens when we eat them. In 1984, he published "On Food & Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen," a multiple award-winning book.

Since then, McGee has contributed reviews and original research to publications and TV and radio series as diverse as the scientific journal Nature, The New York Times, "Diary of a Foodie" and "All Things Considered." In 1995, he was elected to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who in American Food and in 2005 Bon Appetit magazine named him food writer of the year.

Director of Kavli Institute is Leigh Page Prize Lecturer

Roger Blandford, the Pehong and Adele Chen Professor of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and director of the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University, will give the Leigh Page Prize Lectures Wednesday-Friday, April 25-27.

Blandford will discuss "The High Energy Universe" on Wednesday; "Introducing GLAST (Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope)" on Thursday; and "On the Origin of Cosmic Rays" on Friday. All lectures will begin at 4 p.m. in Rm. 59, Sloane Physics Laboratory, 217 Prospect St., and will be preceded by tea and coffee at
3:30 p.m. in the third-floor lounge. Sponsored by the Department of Physics, the talks are free and open to the public.

Blandford joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2003 and became the first director of the Kavli Institute.

A fellow of the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Blandford is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

His research interests include black hole astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational lensing, cosmic ray physics and compact stars.

Noted author to speak on Indian writers and globalization

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the South Asian Studies Council will host a visit by writer Shashi Deshpande on Wednesday, April 25.

Deshpande will reads from her work and discuss "Losing Control? Indian Writers and Globalization" 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Rm. 309, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is open to the public but registration is required by e-mailing geetanjali.
chanda@yale.edu. A light lunch will be served.

Deshpande is a writer of novels, short stories, essays, children's books and translations. The characters in her writing are complex, middle-class Indians. Many of her works delve into women's lives and specifically feminist issues.

Deshpande, whose work has been translated into numerous languages, has won a number of literary awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel "That Long Silence."

Children as witnesses is topic of Weiswasser Lecture

Michael E. Lamb, professor of psychology in the social sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the 15th annual Warren Weiswasser Lecture on Wednesday, April 25.

Lamb will discuss "Can Children Be Competent Witnesses?" at noon in the Fitkin Amphitheatre, 789 Howard Ave. On Tuesday, April 24, Lamb will give Grand Rounds where he will address "Can Young Children Report Abuse Accurately?" 1-
2 p.m. in the Donald Cohen Conference Room, Child Study Center, 230 South Frontage Rd.

Lamb received his M.S. and M.Phil. from Yale in 1975 and completed his Ph.D. in 1976. He has been on the faculty at the University of Cambridge since 2004. Previously, he was a senior research scientist and chief of the Section on Social and Emotional Development at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The recipient of an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of East Anglia, Lamb was honored with the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for Lifetime Achievement by the American Psychological Society in 2003.

He is a member of the advisory board for the Center for the International Study of Youth and Political Violence at the University of Tennessee and the Economic and Social Science Research Council.

Zigler Center lecture to examine Medicaid policy

Amy Gagliardi, director of maternal-infant programs at Community Health Center Inc. (CHC), and Mariette McCourt, legislative staff administrator of the Connecticut Legislative Medicaid Managed Care Council and Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council, will speak in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, April 27.

Their talk, titled "From Clinical Practice to Policy: How Clinicians Can Use Research Findings to Affect Medicaid Policy in Connecticut," will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Rm. 119, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. For further information, e-mail sandra.
bishop@yale.edu or call (203) 432-9935.

Gagliardi is a board certified and registered lactation consultant and has worked at CHC for the past 12 years. Her work focuses on high-risk perinatal populations and she established the first breastfeeding peer counselor program in Connecticut, prior to her work at CHC.

In addition to her commitment to helping low-income women breastfeed their babies, Gagliardi oversees CHC's prenatal clinics in Middlesex County and its perinatal depression project. She conducts research in the areas of lactation, perinatal depression, birth outcomes and access to care for undocumented pregnant women, and has presented this work at state and national conferences.

Mariette Stevens McCourt works with both the Connecticut Legislative Medicaid Managed Care Council and the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council. She reports to the General Assembly, as well as working with the legislature, state agencies, health providers, advocates/consumers and managed care organizations to facilitate improvement in the councils' programs.

Prior to joining Legislative Management, McCourt worked in critical care nursing management, hospice care and health psychology, as a therapist and researcher. She received a Masters of Nursing in Health Policy from the Yale School of Nursing.

Buddhist monk will lead a 'Journey for Peace'

Dharma Master Hsin Tao will present a three-part "Journey for Peace" on Wednesday, April 25.

The Buddhist monk and peace activist will speak on "Peace and How We Get There" 10 a.m.-noon in the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion with participants from the United Nations and Yale. "A Journey for Peace" continues at 4 p.m. in Battell Chapel, corner of Elm and College streets, with Tao leading an open guided meditation session. Beginning at 6 p.m., he will present "Peace: How We Get There," and at 7 p.m., the Elm City Choir will perform a concert titled "Celebration of Partnering for Peace." The events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Chaplain's Office and Make a Difference Worldwide.

Tao became a monk in Taiwan at age 25. He founded a monastery, the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society, and in 2001 created the Museum of World Religion, both in Taipei. He established the Global Family for Love and Peace, a non-governmental organization involved in peace education, preserving the environment and interfaith outreach worldwide.


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