Visiting on Campus
Professional surfer to be guest at Calhoun College master’s tea
Calhoun College will host a visit by Fernando Aguerre, president of the International
Surfing Association, on Monday, Oct. 8.
Aguerre will speak at 4:30 p.m. at the master’s house, 434 College St.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Aguerre founded the Argentinean Surfing Association in response to a military
ban on surfing in Argentina in 1997. Eventually, the ban on surfing was lifted.
In 1979, Aguerre, his mother and his brother, Santiago, opened the Ala Moana
Surfshop in Mar del Plata, which became one of the leading beach clothing manufacturers
in Argentina. Following that, Aguerre moved to San Diego, California, and he
and his brother led 500 visitors a year on guided surf tours to Isla Natividad
in Baja California, Mexico.
In 1985, Fernando and Santiago opened the Reef and sold 3,000 pairs of flip flops
in their first year in business. Reef became the largest beach sandal company
in the world. In 2005, the Aguerre brothers sold their remaining shares of the
Celebrated mezzo-soprano to lead opera master class
Ann Murray, one of the leading opera singers in the British Isles, will give
a public master class for on Monday, Oct. 8.
The class will take place at 7 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, 470 College St. Tickets for the master class are $8 ($5 for students). For more
information, visit www.yale.edu/music or call (203) 432-4158.
Several Yale Opera students will sing for Murray, who will then critique their
performance and offer suggestions for improving both technique and interpretation.
At La Scala in Milan, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Vienna State Opera
and the Salzburg Festival, her roles have included Donna Elvira, Sextus, Dorabella,
Cherubino, Elvira, the Composer, Octavian, Xerxes, Giulio Cesare, Idamantes,
Charlotte, Rosina, Octavian, Cecilio, La Cenerentola, Nicklausse and Cherubino,
Murray has sung with the Orchestre de Paris, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra and in the Musikverein, Vienna.
She performs with the leading orchestras of Great Britain, at the BBC Promenade
Concerts and at major festivals.
In 1997 Murray was given an Honorary Doctor of Music degree by the National University
of Ireland, and in 1999 was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
In the 2002 Golden Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was appointed
an honorary Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
In 2004 she was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit.
Alan Dershowitz to discuss ‘anti-semitic hate speech’
Legal scholar and renowned attorney Alan Dershowitz will visit the campus on
Thursday, Oct. 11.
Dershowitz will speak on “Anti-Semitic Hate Speech: Incitement to Violence
in the Absence of a Marketplace of Ideas” at 7 p.m. in Levinson Auditorium, Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St. The talk
is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary
Study of Antisemitism, this is the inaugural Professor William Prusoff Lecture,
honoring a researcher who has been on the Yale faculty for over 50 years, and
who created the first generation of anti-viral and anti-HIV medication.
An alumnus of Yale Law School, Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor
of Law at Harvard Law School. Best known for defending celebrity clients such
as Claus von Bülow, O.J. Simpson, Michael Milken and Mike Tyson, he also
frequently represents indigent defendants and takes half of his cases pro bono.
Dershowitz is the author of 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, including “Blasphemy:
How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence,” “Why
Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge,” “The
Vanishing American Jew: In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century” and “America
on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation.”
‘The end of reading’ is focus
of ‘Scroll, Book, Screen’ talk
The “Scroll, Book, Screen: Means and Meaning in the Humanities” series
will continue on Thursday, Oct. 11, with a talk by James O’Donnell, professor
and provost of Georgetown University.
Titled “The End of Reading,” O’Donnell’s talk will begin
at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. Sponsored by
the Humanities Program and the Whitney Humanities Center, the talk is open to
the public free of charge.
O’Donnell is a widely known scholar of Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages,
the history of the book, and the intersection of the humanities and information
technologies. His best known publications are “Augustine’s ‘Confessions,’” “Avatars
of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace” and “Augustine: A New Biography.”
Founder of the electronic journal The Bryn Mawr Review, O’Donnell has served
as president of the American Philological Association and as a fellow of the
American Medieval Academy.
SEC commissioner to speak in Corporate Governance series
Roel Campos, commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), will give a talk in the Lunch Forum Series on Corporate Governance on
Thursday, Oct. 11.
Campos will discuss “Shareholder Suffrage: The Battle to Reform Director
Elections at Corporate Boards” at 11:30 a.m. in Rm. A-53, Watson Center,
60 Sachem St. To attend the talk, register at http://events.som.yale.edu/index.php?eventid=347.
First sworn in as a commissioner of the SEC in 2002, Campos was nominated by
President George W. Bush for a second term in 2005, and was confirmed by the
He has served for four years as the SEC’s liaison to the international
regulatory community. Campos is regarded as an influential voice for the convergence
of standards and for rational regulation that promotes cross-border transactions.
As the vice chair of the Technical Committee of the International Organization
of Securities Commissions, Campos has developed productive relationships with
securities regulators in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. He also has
facilitated the development of international auditing and accounting standards
through his work as chair of the Monitoring Group, which oversees the setting
of International Standards of Audit.
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Noted theologians to give public talks during Convocation
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Winners of Graduate School’s Wilbur Cross Medals to present talks
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