Visiting on Campus
‘Living in a greenhouse’ is focus of Miller Breit Lecture
Robert H. Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton
University, will give the Miller Breit Lecture on Friday, Sept. 28.
Titled “Living in a Greenhouse with the Help of Stabilization Wedges,” Socolow’s
lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Rm. 59, Sloane Physics Laboratory, 217 Prospect
St. Tea will be served at 3:30 p.m. in the third-floor laboratory. Sponsored
by the Department of Physics, the talk is free, and the public is invited to
A fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, Socolow served as an assistant professor of physics at
Yale from 1966 to 1971. In 2003 he was awarded the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
by the American Physical Society.
His current research focuses on the characteristics of a global energy system
responsive to global and local environmental and security constraints. His specific
areas of interest include carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage
in geological formations, nuclear power, energy efficiency in buildings, and
the acceleration of deployment of advanced technologies in developing countries.
Socolow co-edited, with John Harte, “Patient Earth,” one of the first
college textbooks in environmental studies. He is the co-principal investigator
(with ecologist Stephen Pacala) of Princeton University’s Carbon Mitigation
Famed restaurateur to explore ‘the ethics of eating’
Alice Waters, owner of the Chez Panisse Restaurant and founder of the Chez Panisse
Foundation, will deliver a talk on Sunday, Oct. 7, as part of the “Chewing
the Fat” series.
“The Ethics of Eating” is the title of her talk, which will take
place at 3:30 p.m. in Battell Chapel, 400 College St. The Yale Sustainable Food
Project is hosting this talk, which is free and open to the public. Following
the talk, Waters will sign copies of her most recent book, “The Art of
Simple Food: Notes and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution.”
Waters, chef, author and proprietor of the celebrated Chez Panisse Restaurant
in Berkeley, California, pioneered a culinary philosophy based on using only
the freshest organic products, picked in season.
Waters’ commitment to education led to the creation of The Edible Schoolyard,
a one-acre garden and adjacent kitchen classroom at Berkeley’s Martin Luther
King Jr. Middle School. The Edible Schoolyard is a nationally recognized, model
public education program, which actively involves students in all aspects of
the food cycle.
Waters founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996 to support the Schoolyard
and similar programs that use food traditions to teach, nurture and empower young
people. The success of The Edible Schoolyard led to the School Lunch Initiative,
a landmark agreement between the Chez Panisse Foundation and The Berkeley Unified
School District to integrate the nutritious food served in the lunchroom into
the classroom curriculum for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade.
Waters is vice president of Slow Food International, a non-profit organization
with members in over 100 countries, which promotes and celebrates local, artisanal
food traditions. The author of eight books, Waters was profiled in the PBS series “American
The “Chewing the Fat” series is sponsored by the George and Shelly
Lazarus Fund for Sustainable Food and Agriculture at Yale.
‘Going Nucular’ author to speak in Humanities at Large series
Geoff Nunberg, a professor at the School of Information at the University of
California at Berkeley, will give a talk in the “Humanities at Large Series” on
Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Nunberg will discuss “Vulgar Civilities, Civil Vulgarities” at 4:30
p.m. in Rm. 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. Sponsored by the Humanities
Program and Whitney Humanities Center, the talk is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Manana Sikic at (203) 432-0673 or e-mail email@example.com.
Nunberg teaches courses on the cultural and social implications of information
technologies. Trained as a linguist, he is well known for his scholarly work
in semantics, sociolinguistics and the structure of written language. His articles
and commentaries have appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Forbes,
Fortune, The American Prospect, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
For the past 20 years Nunberg has done a feature on language for the National
Public Radio program “Fresh Air,” and his commentaries on language
and politics have appeared regularly in the Sunday New York Times Week in Review.
Nunberg’s 2004 collection of commentaries, “Going Nucular,” was
selected as one of the 10 best non-fiction books of 2004 by Amazon.com and was
named one of the year’s 10 best books by the San Jose Mercury News.
His most recent book, “Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism
Into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading,
Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show,” was named one of
the 10 best books of 2006 by Washington Monthly. He also serves as chair of the
usage panel of The American Heritage Dictionary.
T H I SW E E K ' SS T O R I E S
Students fan out overseas for architecture studios
University Church in Yale marks 250 years of tradition and reform
NIH honors scientist for innovative work on microscopes
‘Yale at Carnegie’ series to feature performances by students, faculty
Yale makes dramatic changes in research compliance procedures
Web-based system for effort reporting launched
Once a ‘musical theater guy,’ writer is now a ‘gadget freak’
Forum to examine ways that New Haven can become a ‘sustainable city’
The allure of fly fishing is explored in museum exhibit
Workshops to explore global issues . . .
World Fellows share in a night of ‘intercultural understanding’
Beinecke show examines the Italian festival book tradition
Center’s events to feature internationally known architects
Issues of spirituality to be explored in exhibit, poetry reading
Scavenger hunt orients new graduate students to the campus and Elm City
United Way Days of Caring brings out volunteers from the Yale community
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