Yale Bulletin and Calendar

May 26, 2000Volume 28, Number 33













Alumni return to campus to celebrate reunions

Thousands of Yale alumni will gather on campus during the first weekend in June to celebrate their reunions.

Reunion programs are being offered for alumni of Yale College, the School of Medicine and its Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), and the School of Nursing. The following offers a glimpse of some of the reunion events.

Yale College

The Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) is hosting two consecutive reunion weekends: Thursday-Sunday, May 25-28, for the Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1985; and Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4, for the Classes of 1935, 1940, 1945, 1945W, 1950, 1990 and 1995.

In addition to a Saturday morning address by President Richard C. Levin, events for all classes include: lectures by Yale faculty; "Wines of Yale," a tasting of wines produced or distributed by Yale alumni; a tour of the renovated Berkeley College; and "A Morning at Yale," featuring workshops, gallery visits, renovation tours, special exhibits and seminars. On Saturday night, there will be one large celebration of Yale generations in anticipation of the University's 300th birthday; all classes will gather in Woolsey Hall for a sound, light and video program recalling the changes and common heritage shared by Yale alumni of the last 70 years.

The headquarters and reunion chairs of these classes are: 1935 -- Jonathan Edwards College, Henry Brightwell; 1940 -- Calhoun College, Irving Schlesinger; 1945 -- Berkeley Colleg, Earl P. Carlin and Louis Connick; 1950 -- Old Campus, George W. Gephart and Kenneth A. Wood Jr.; 1955 -- Berkeley College, Charles Guggenheimer; 1960 -- Pierson College, Peter Wells; 1965 -- Jonathan Edwards College, Seth Hoyt and Carter LaPrade; 1970 -- Timothy Dwight College, Scott Simpson; 1975 -- Old Campus, Peter Bubriski and Mark Peters; 1980 -- Silliman College, David Good and Sean Reilly; 1985 -- Davenport College, Pam W. Bingham; 1990 -- Silliman College, Peter Blumberg; and 1995 -- Davenport College, Janna Wagner.

For more information, call (203) 432-2110 or visit the AYA website at www.aya.yale.edu/reunions.

School of Medicine

A program on diversity in medicine and a discussion of the Human Genome Project will be among the highlights of the School of Medicine's reunion program, Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3.

On Friday afternoon, Dr. Augustus A. White III, emeritus orthopaedic surgeon-in-chief of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will deliver the keynote address for "The Many Faces of Medicine" program in Rm. 110 of the Jane Ellen Hope Building (JEH), 315 Cedar St. White will discuss "The Importance of Affirmative Action to the Health Care of Our Nation."

White's address will be followed by two panels. Dr. Nancy Angoff '90, associate dean for student affairs and assistant professor of internal medicine, will moderate "The Student Perspective: Life at Yale Today," with medical school student panelists Paola Uranga, Kevin Johnson, Rashida N'Gouamba and José Miranda. Dr. Forrester Lee '79, assistant dean for multicultural affairs and of student affairs, will moderate "The Alumni/Faculty Perspective: Life After Yale." Joining the discussions will be Dr. Kamau B. Kokayi '82, Dr. Yvedt L. Matory '81, Dr. Donald E. Moore '81 and Dr. O'Dell M. Owens '76.

Other events on Friday include individual reunion programs organized by the Classes of 1960 and 1995, a minority alumni luncheon, a presentation and reception by the Yale Surgical Society, and a meeting of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine Executive Committee. The day will culminate with the Dean's Reception in the Medical History Library and a New England clambake.

On Saturday, the panel discussion "Mapping the Future: The Human Genome Project, Yale Perspectives," moderated by Deputy Dean and Sterling Professor of Genetics and Physiology Carolyn W. Slayman, will take place 9-11 a.m. in Rm. 110, JEH. Panelists are Dr. Richard Lifton, chair and professor of genetics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute associate investigator; Dr. Margretta Seashore, professor of genetics and director of the Genetic Consultation Service; and David C. Ward, professor of genetics and of molecular biophysics and biochemistry.

Saturday's program also includes several breakfast events, the annual meeting of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine, a Class of 1955 reunion program, a buffet luncheon, a planned giving open house and guided tours of the Yale Center for British Art and historic New Haven.

For more information, call (203) 785-4674 or send email to sharon.mcmanus@yale.edu.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

"The Future of Public Health in the 21st Century: Approaching the Boundaries of Global Health and Well-Being" will be the focus of a reunion program hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health on Friday, June 2.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. at the Water's Edge Resort and Conference Center in Westbrook with a workshop titled "Reinventing Healthcare." A group of speakers from the provider sector, public policy and academia will lead a discussion on how different organizations and sectors within public health are developing strategies and resolving issues facing the field.

Afternoon sessions include an awards luncheon, a panel discussion where alumni will discuss key trends and insights into the future of public health, and poster sessions by alumni representing a full array of disciplines and sectors. The keynote speaker for the day will be Gail Wilensky, the John M. Olin Senior Fellow of Project HOPE and chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Wilensky is also the former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration.

The evening will begin with the annual reception given by Dean David Kessler of the School of Medicine, followed by two dinner options, a lobster roast in the courtyard of Edward S. Harkness Hall or the First Annual John Thompson Health Management Dinner at the Graduate Club. The keynote speaker at the health management dinner will be Rosemary Stevens, dean and the T.S. Gates Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and also a 1999 recipient of Yale's Wilbur Cross Medal.

For more information, call (203) 785-6245 or send email to dawn.carrol@yale.edu.

School of Nursing

"YSN in Y2K: High Tech, High Touch" is the title of the School of Nursing's 43rd annual alumni/ae reunion, which will be held Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3.

The School of Nursing (YSN) reunion will kick off with an informal program on Thursday evening with YSN Dean Catherine Gilliss in Rm. 118 of the YSN, 100 Church St. South. Activities on Friday will begin with a talk by Associate Professor Marjorie Funk '84 on "Minimizing the Human Cost of Advancement," followed by "The Year in Review" by Associate Dean for Research Affairs Margaret Grey '76.

At 1 p.m. on Friday, alumni will take part in plenary sessions focusing on various topics. Associate Professor Martha Swartz will moderate "Evaluation of Internet Information"; Sarah Cohn '73, director of medicolegal affairs at Yale-New Haven Hospital, will moderate "Confidentiality in Cyberspace: Legal and Ethical Issues"; and Linda Honan Pellico '89, director of the graduate entry prespecialty in nursing, will moderate "Educating GEPN's in 2000: High Tech Harry." Events on Friday will culminate in a banquet at the Quinnipiack Club, 221 Church St.

A special program titled "New World of Diabetes: Advances in Care" will be offered on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Rm. 118, YSN. Associate Professor Gail Melkus will moderate. Panelists will include Grey, Associate Professor Geralyn Spollett, and Walter Zawalich, research scientist and lecturer.

Tours, luncheons and meetings of alumni groups are among the other reunion offerings. For information, call (203) 737-1790.


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