The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA has awarded graduate fellowships to three students at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: Alexander M. Evans, Christina G. Page and Kristen S. Spencer. The fellows from Yale are among 200 scholars selected nationally this year. The fellowship program, now in its second year, is designed to support highly meritorious students in environmental science and related fields, according to the EPA. The one-year fellowships include $12,000 for tuition, a $17,000 stipend and $5,000 for research.
Robin Winks, the Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History and chair of the history department, was recently elected to chair the board of trustees of the National Parks and Conservation Association, the largest environmental organization devoted to the study and promotion of national and international parks. Professor Winks has served on the board for the last three years. He has already visited 373 of the U.S. National Park System's 374 units, and will complete the set this summer with a boat trip down the Yukon River through the Yukon-Charley National Preserve in Alaska.
A current and a former Yale faculty member will be the featured speakers at a "Century Plus" fundraiser sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library. The theme of the evening is "Physicians Who Write," and the event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the Center Church on the Green, 250 Temple St. Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland, clinical professor of surgery gastroenterology) and author of "How We Die," will discuss his writing and read from his works, along with Dr. Richard Selzer, who formerly taught at the School of Medicine and is the author of "Confessions of a Knife," among other books. Tickets for "Physicians Who Write" are $10, $50 and $100, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Children's Literacy Programs at the New Haven Free Public Library, The Fair Haven Health Center's Reach Out and Read Program, and The Literacy Project of The Friends of the Children's Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital. Those making $50 and $100 contributions will be invited to attend a wine-and-cheese reception following the event. Tickets will be sold at the door, but may be reserved in advance by calling 203 946-8141.
The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York will present its first Public Service Awards to alumni at an event designed to raise funds to support the future community service work of a current Yale College student. The event -- which will feature a cocktail hour, a reception and a concert featuring singer- songwriter Mike Errico '89 -- will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, in the Yale Club of New York, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. The proceeds from the event will fund the club's Association of Yale Alumni Community Service Fellow, Katherine Spector '99 of Davenport College, who will work this summer at the Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education in New York City. There she will launch a program targeting underprivileged women in the New Haven area. The club's fellowship will be named in memory of Frank Bernstein '61, a longtime supporter of the community service program. Five other alumni will also be honored for their public service work during the evening. They are Peter Rosen '68, Kimberly Nelson '88, Tania November '88, Sarah Petit '88 and Jennifer Hadayia '95. Tickets are $40 and include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar; tickets for the 9 p.m. concert alone are $20. For information, call 212-803-5483.
Works by Lois Conner, associate professor of photography at the School of Art, are now on display in the exhibit "Jaeger's Projection: New Landscape Photography" at the Artspace Gallery. The exhibit, which features the work of eight artists altogether -- including Tyrone Georgiou, a graduate of the School of Art and Architecture -- features contemporary conceptions of landscape photography. Professor Conner is an internationally recognized artist whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Yale University Art Gallery. She is represented in the Artspace show by her hand-colored platinum panoramic prints of China. The exhibit, which continues through April 26, is open to the public 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is located at 70 Audubon St.
The 1997 J.J. Sakauri Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics has been awarded to Thomas Appelquist, dean of the Graduate School and the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics. The prize is awarded by The American Physical Society to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in particle physics. Dean Appelquist was cited for his "pioneering work on charmonium and on the decoupling of heavy particles." The award consists of a $5,000 cash prize and a certificate. A member of the Yale faculty since 1975, Dean Appelquist is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.