Flutist to give lunchtime talk
on music careers
Internationally known flutist and Yale alumna Linda Marianiello will discuss "Careers in Music" on Monday, Nov. 17, at noon in the Calhoun College Fellows Lounge, 189 Elm St. The event is free and open to the public. Those who wish to do so may purchase lunch in the Calhoun College dining hall for $7.75.
While a Yale undergraduate, Ms. Marianiello, Class of 1980, was the assistant principal flutist for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She earned a M.A. from City University of New York-Brooklyn College. She is known for her versatile repertoire and has performed in concerts throughout the world. Her appearances include world-renowned music festivals, national television throughout Europe and PBS and public radio programs in the United States. Her recordings include "Music for Flute and Piano" and "The Flute in Song." She formerly taught in Munich, Germany, and at Brooklyn College, and now gives master classes throughout the United States.
British demographer to offer
perspectives on the next century
"The Demographer's Perspective on the Next Century" is the title of a free talk being given on Monday, Nov. 17, by John Cleland, professor of medical demography at the Center for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The 4 p.m. talk will be in Rm. 608 of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College St. It is sponsored by the Institute for Biospheric Studies.
Mr. Cleland is also president of the British Society for Population Studies. He has written extensively about fertility and family planning, exploring such issues as the effects of parental education on marital fertility in developing countries, and the social and demographic dimensions of AIDS. He has served on a number of international committees studying demographic issues, including the World Health Organization's Task Force on Behavioral and Social Determinants of Fertility Regulation. He is joint editor of the journal Population Studies.
Vice president of World Bank
to be guest at master's tea
Shahid Javed Burki, vice president of the Latin America and Caribbean region of the World Bank and a former chief economist in West Pakistan, will discuss "World Bank and Developing Countries" at a tea on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Silliman College master's house, 91 Wall St. While at Yale, Mr. Burki will participate in the "Workshop on Governance Issues in South Asia," on Nov. 19 (see related story, page 4).
Mr. Burki has served in his current post since 1994. He previously was the World Bank's director for China and Mongolia in the East Asia and Pacific regions, helping to design and implement the Bank's lending program in China. He has held a number of posts at the bank since he joined its staff in 1974, including top positions in the policy planning and program review department, the Office of the Vice President of External Relations, and the international relations department. Early in his career he held several senior posts in the government of Pakistan. In November of 1996, he briefly left the World Bank to serve as an adviser to the interim Pakistani government. Mr. Burki is the author or coauthor of several books, including "Pakistan: Development Choices for the Future."
Visiting scholar to lecture
on Jewish material culture
Jenna Weissman Joselit, the first of three visiting fellows this year at Yale's Center for the Study of American Art and Material Culture, will lecture on Jewish material culture in three campus events this week.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, she will present a talk titled "Home, Sweet, Heym: The Domestication of American Judaism, 1880s-1950s" at 4:30 p.m. in the Sylvia Slifka Chapel at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St. The free lecture is cosponsored by Yale Hillel and the Center for the Study of American Art and Material Culture.
The following day at 4 p.m., Ms. Joselit will discuss her work in progress in a talk titled "Shabbos Shoes and Sunday Best: Clothing and Religion in America, 1920s-1950s." It will take place in Rm. 268 of Street Hall, 59 High St. The public is welcome to attend. Her final talk will be on Thursday, Nov. 20, when she will discuss "Playing with Tradition: American Jews and the Mah-Jongg Menorah" at a noon gathering of the Material Culture Study Group in Jonathan Edwards College.
Ms. Joselit, an expert on Jewish material culture and identity, has served as a consultant and guest curator for many museums and historical societies. Her book "The Wonders of America: Reinventing Jewish Culture, 1880-1950" was awarded the National Jewish Book Award in History. Her upcoming work is titled "Getting Dressed: Religion and Fashion in 19th and 20th Century America," and she is curator of the current exhibit "Getting Dressed: Clothing, Identity and the American Jewish Experience" at The Jewish Museum. Ms. Joselit has been a visiting professor at Princeton and New York universities and the Jewish Theological Seminar of America.
For further information, contact Edward S. Cooke Jr., director of the Center for the Study of American Art and Material Culture, at 432-2724 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Poland's transition to democracy is focus of ambassador's talks
Nicholas Rey, the U.S. ambassador to Poland, will deliver two talks on campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, in which he will discuss the country's transition to democracy. Both events are free and open to the public.
At noon, Mr. Rey will take part in a seminar on "Poland's Economic and Political Transition Eight Years after the Fall of Communism" in Rm. 103 of Luce Hall,
34 Hillhouse Ave. He will lecture on "Poland: The Case for NATO Enlargement," 4-6 p.m. in Rm. 203 of Luce Hall.
A native of Poland, Mr. Rey has been ambassador to that country since 1993. He formerly was vice chair and director of the Polish-American Enterprise Fund, a nonprofit, private corporation established to stimulate private enterprise in Poland. He has been a managing director at Bear, Stearns & Co. and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and earlier, served on the President's Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Rey's visit is sponsored by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, International Security Studies, the Council on Russian and East European Studies and the Council on West European Studies. For further information, call 432-3423.
Indian government official to deliver annual Rustgi Lecture
"India's Economic Reforms" is the title of this year's Rustgi Family Fund Lecture, which will be given by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, finance secretary for India, on Thursday, Nov. 20. The free public lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Mr. Ahluwalia has been finance secretary with the Indian Ministry of Finance since 1993. He was previously secretary in the department of economic affairs in the Ministry of Finance, commerce secretary and special secretary to the prime minister. During the 1970s, he held senior positions with the World Bank.
The Rustgi Lecture is sponsored by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Committee on South Asian Studies and the Economic Growth Center. It is supported by a fund established in 1994 by the Rustgi family in honor of nuclear physicist Moti Lal Rustgi and his wife, Kamla.
Yale trustee will speak
at master's tea
John Pepper '60, chair of the board and chief executive officer of Proctor and Gamble, who is also a trustee on the Yale Corporation, will be the guest at a tea at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Silliman College master's house, 71 Wall St. The public is welcome to attend his free talk, titled "Business in the Global Economy."
Appointed to the Yale Corporation by President Richard C. Levin in 1995, Mr. Pepper became chair and chief executive of Proctor & Gamble that same year. He had served as president of the $30-billion-a-year company since 1986. He joined Proctor & Gamble in 1963 and moved up the ranks, holding such positions as general manager of Procter & Gamble Italia and vice president with responsibility for the company's European operations. He has served as a member of the Yale School of Management Advisory Council and as a member of the board of directors of Xerox Corporation and Motorola, Inc.
Missionary to talk about
Church of South India's jubilee
John C. B. Webster, a Presbyterian missionary in India, will be the featured speaker in the Overseas Ministries Study Center's (OMSC) Missions Research Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 21. He will discuss "The Church of South India Up Close: A Firsthand Assessment of Its Golden Jubilee" 12:15-1:30 p.m. at the OMSC, 490 Prospect St. The event is free and open to the public.
Mr. Webster serves with the People in Mission program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), spending part of each year in India working with the Dalit community (formerly called "Untouchables"). He is the author of "A History of the Dalit Christians in India." He attended the Jubilee of the Church of South India, held in Madras in September, as a representative of the Presbyterian Church.
For further information, call 624-6672.
Zen master to give 'Dharma' talk
Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) will give a "Dharma" talk on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Yale University Art Gallery (enter on High St.) Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Common Quest Foundation at Yale and the New Haven Zen Center, a member of the Yale Religious Ministry.
Soeng Hyang was one of the first women in America to be formally recognized as a Zen master. A student of Zen for over 25 years, she received dharma transmission from Zen master Seung Sahn in 1992. She helped found the Providence Zen Center, where she lived for 17 years and served in a variety of administrative capacities. She is a guiding teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen and serves as the guiding teacher of Zen centers in Florida, Chicago and Colorado. Employed as a registered nurse with Hospice Care of Rhode Island, she works primarily with AIDS patients there.
Soeng Hyang's talk at Yale precedes a two-day silent retreat at the New Haven Zen Center, where she will give formal koan interviews to participants. For more information on her talk, call the New Haven Zen Center at 787-0912.
Journalist to speak about
Journalist Melissa Ludtke of Cambridge, Massachusetts, will give a talk titled "Motherhood without Marriage" on Monday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Davenport College common room, 248 York St. The event, sponsored by the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy, is free and open to the public.
Ms. Ludtke was a correspondent for Time magazine 1983-92, where she wrote and reported primarily on child and family issues. Her articles became cover stories 31 times. Her book "On Our Own: Unmarried Motherhood in America," published this fall, addresses both unmarried adolescent mothers and older women who make a conscious decision to become mothers outside of marriage.
Currently a consultant at the Casey Journalism Center at the University of Maryland, Ms. Ludtke has been a fellow and
visiting scholar at several renowned institutions, including the Columbia School of Journalism and Harvard University.
For further information, call 432-9935.