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September 29, 2006|Volume 35, Number 4















Campus Notes

Art Gallery bus trip

Members of the Yale Art Museums will host a bus trip to Westchester County and Greenwich art museums on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The trip will include visits to the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens and the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science. The cost is $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers. The fee includes admissions, tours, lunch, transportation and gratuities.

For more information and to register, call (203) 432-9658.

Apter wins Dogan Prize

David E. Apter, the Henry J. Heinz II Professor Emeritus of Comparative Political and Social Development, is the first recipient of the Foundation Mattei Dogan Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research.

The award of $5,000 will be presented at a ceremony at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, on Nov. 9. At that time, Apter will present an address to the Joint General Assemblies of the International Social Science Council and the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies.

Braun receives Princess Grace Award

Michael Braun, a third-year MFA candidate at the School of Drama, is the recipient of a graduate acting theater scholarship and the Grace Le Vine Theater Award from the Princess Grace Foundation.

The foundation, a public charity formed after the death of Princess Grace in 1982, awards grants, scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships to assist artists with their training. The Grace Le Vine Award is presented to an outstanding theater artist in memory of Grace Le Vine, a niece of Princess Grace.

Braun most recently appeared in the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of "All's Well That Ends Well."

Lund appointed head coach of women's tennis

Danielle Lund, a former professional tennis player who earned a World Tennis Association world ranking in singles and doubles before becoming an assistant coach at Yale, was named head coach of the Bulldog women's tennis team.

Lund was assistant head tennis pro and director of youth tennis at Orchard Hills Athletic Club in Lancaster, Massachusetts, from 2003 to 2005. She also is the co-director of the Nike Junior Tournament Tennis Camp at Mt. Holyoke College and served as head coach of the girls' tennis team at Cushing Academy in 2004.

Martin named editor of psychiatry journal

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) named Dr. Andrés Martin, associate professor of child psychiatry and psychiatry at the Child Study Center, the next editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Martin will assume the position in 2008.

The journal is a monthly publication that focuses on psychiatric research and children and adolescent's treatment. AACAP is considered the leading authority on children's mental health. Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families.

Bargh wins Campbell Award

John Bargh, professor of psychology, has won the Campbell Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) for his work on the effects of the unconscious on social behavior.

The award will be presented at the annual meeting of SPSP in January.

The society's citation stated, in part, that Bargh's "keen insights and empirical talents are matched by an insatiable curiosity and passion that constantly drive him to seek new answers to psychology's most mystifying questions."

Ayres wins 2006 Scribes Book Award

Ian Ayres, the William K. Townsend Professor of Law, won the 2006 Scribes Book Award for "Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent."

The award is given for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year. Ayres co-wrote the book with Gregory Klass, an assistant solicitor general in the Office of the New York Attorney General.

The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects (Scribes) is a national society of judges, lawyers, law professors, legal publishers, writers and editors who are dedicated to improving legal writing across the profession.

Rubin named chair of BBCSS

Philip Rubin, adjunct professor in surgery (otolaryngology), has been named to the National Academies Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) where he will serve as chair.

The National Academies are advisers to the nation on science, engineering and medicine. The BBCSS is an advisory board that helps the National Research Council, the research wing of the National Academies, to identify areas in which new scientific developments are creating opportunities or potential problems for public policy.

Rubin is the chief executive officer and a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories. His scientific research spans disciplines, combining computational, engineering, linguistic, physiological and psychological approaches to study cognition, most particularly the biological bases of speech and language.

Yale Schola Cantorum honored

Yale Schola Cantorum, the 24-voice chamber choir specializing in music from before 1750 and the last hundred years, has been honored with invitations to sing at both of the premier choral conventions in the United States.

The choir will perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization's first conference in San Antonio in November and at the American Choral Directors' Association national convention in Miami in March.

Yale Schola Cantorum is supported by the Institute of Sacred Music with the School of Music, and open by audition to all Yale students. For more information, call (203) 432-5180.

Institute of Sacred Music students honored

Students from the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) program in voice: early music, oratorio and chamber ensemble were recognized at the American Bach Society's International Young Artists Competition in June.

Three of the six semi-finalists in the competition were from Yale. Ian L. Howell, countertenor, was awarded first prize. Joshua K. Copeland, baritone, placed second. Tenor Derek Chester, who received his Master of Music degree in May, was among the semi-finalists.

At the biennial National AGO Convention in July, Vincent Carr, a 2006 graduate of ISM, took second prize in the national competition in organ improvisation.


University launches 'Yale Tomorrow' campaign

Gift of $50 million to create Greenberg Yale-China Initiative

Greenberg: 'Flexibility' will be key Yale asset in China

Program will educate corporate leaders about . . . climate change

V.P. and union president co-chairing Yale-United Way Campaign

This year's 'Science Saturdays' for children celebrates women scientists

Alumnus Robert Burger is named an assistant provost


More Yale-related MacArthur Fellows

Yale's Endowment earns 22.9% in the past fiscal year

Erin Lavik and Tarek Fahmy win biomedical engineering awards

Are we alone? 'Alien Earths' explores scientists' quest to find out

Exhibit explores connections between art and music in different period

Yale novelists, poets and playwrights will read from their works

Works by photojournalists in Iraq on view at ISM

Study finds affirmation exercise boosts minority . . .

Conference to explore ways to increase diversity in higher education

Traveling Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival comes to campus

Ancient coins will be showcased in 'The Romans in Asia' symposium

Two noted scientists serving as visiting scholars . . .

Five alumni to be honored with Wilbur Lucius Cross Medals

Five junior faculty members are honored by The MacMillan Center . . .

Memorial service for Jaroslav Pelikan

University of Michigan professor wins Yale's Douglass Prize

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