Museum bus trip
Members of the Yale Art Museums will host a bus trip next month to two college
teaching museums in the center of the cultural region of the Berkshires in Western
The trip to Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and Brown Fine Arts Center at the
Smith College Museum of Art will take place 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
The day will begin with a visit to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, one
of the oldest teaching museums in the country. Founded in 1876, the collection
now holds over 14,000 objects ranging from antiquity to contemporary art. The
day will continue with a private tour of the Brown Fine Arts Center, featuring
highlights of the collection.
The fee for admission and private tours, lunch, transportation, parking and gratuities
is $100 for members; $150 for non-members. To register for the trip, call (203)
Lecture series on cancer
Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale Cancer Center will present a health talk, “Innovations
in Colon Cancer Treatment,” on Wednesday, March 12, in the hospital’s
East Pavilion cafeteria.
The lecture is part of the ongoing “Understanding Cancer” lecture
series for patients and families living with cancer.
Dr. Wasif Saif, co-director of the Yale Cancer Center gastrointestinal cancers
program and associate professor of medical oncology, will present the latest
information on colorectal cancer. At the end of the presentation, guests will
have time to ask questions. A light supper will be served at 6 p.m.; the lecture
will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The event is free and validated parking is available. To make reservations and
for more information, call (203) 688-2000.
The Yale Center for British Art (BAC) will present the Royal Oak Foundation Lecture
at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.
Eileen Harris, an independent architectural historian and author, will speak
on “Classicism in Color: The Country Houses of Robert Adam.” Harris,
the leading authority on Adam’s interiors, will discuss the Scottish architect
and designer’s masterpieces, including his great country houses and glamorous
The lecture is free and open to the public. The BAC is located at 1080 Chapel
Applications are now being accepted for the Jacob Cooper Prize and the Alice
Derby Lang Prize.
The Departments of Classics and Philosophy jointly award the Cooper Prize to
the resident undergraduate or graduate student who presents the best essay in
Greek philosophy. The Lang Prize will be awarded to the student or students,
undergraduate or graduate, who presents the best essay in ancient literature
or history of art. The examiners may choose to award one undergraduate and one
Applicants must submit three copies of their essays. Submissions should be unbound,
omitting any internal reference to the author’s name. Two versions of the
title pages are required, one copy with the author’s name and two copies
without the author’s name. Submissions may not exceed 30 pages and should
be sent to the Department of Classics, 402 Phelps Hall, 344 College St.,
no later than noon on Friday, April 4.
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