A lecture titled "Picture Perfect ... Paris in the Age of the Impressionists" will be presented by Esther da Costa Meyer, assistant professor in the history of art department and in the School of Architecture, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon-1:30 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave. The talk is sponsored by the International Center of New Haven.
A noted expert on European architecture, da Costa Meyer will lead her audience on a journey back to the Paris of the late 1880s. Tickets to the talk, which includes lunch, are $25 for members of the International Center and for students, and $30 for all others. For more information or to make reservations, call 432-6460.
Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr., director of the Yale Cancer Center and professor of internal medicine (oncology), has been named to serve on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The newly established program is designed to fill a gap in funding young investigators in clinical research in cancer, heart disease and AIDS. DeVita is one of two nationally known cancer experts who have been invited to sit on the council.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music has been awarded $5,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to fund "Project Access," a comprehensive community outreach initiative designed to bring the festival's artistic resources to communities throughout Connecticut and the surrounding regions. The grant will provide support for the continuation of the festival's "Community Concerts," which are held for audiences throughout the state. The funds will also be used for "Musical Conversations," a series of free and informal pre-concert talks, and a "Discovery Series" of participatory workshops and demonstrations, as well as the "Open Rehearsals," "Young Artists Recitals" and "Indian Summer" programs. The monies will also fund a new "Kids Come Free!" program that will begin in the summer of 1998. Earlier this year, the festival received $7,000 so it could commission a chamber music piece from composer Chris Theofanides.
Students from the Outreach Management Consulting Group (OMCG) at the School of Management (SOM) are assisting the board of directors and administrators of the Jewish Home for the Aged in New Haven in developing a strategic plan for the facility. The students will conduct a market study to document the geographics and demographics of, as well as the competition among, organizations providing elderly services in both Jewish and non-Jewish nursing homes throughout Connecticut. Part of this study will be used to analyze alternatives for the Jewish Home for the Aged, including expansion and relocation. They will also do an assessment of development opportunities to help identify internal and external growth opportunities at the facility. The SOM students taking part in this project at Adria Markus, Amrit Bhatta, Jeanne Jang, Matthew D. Larsen, Patrick Fry and Rachel Matney.