Yale Bulletin and Calendar

June 23, 2000Volume 28, Number 34













Campus Notes

Thomas Graedel, professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and adjunct professor of geology & geophysics and chemical engineering, received the Chemical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington State University at a banquet on April 27 in Pullman, Washington. Considered to be one of the leading experts in industrial ecology, Graedel has written several textbooks on the subject. In his most recent text, "Industrial Ecology," he has established himself as an outspoken proponent of environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Ben Sammler, adjunct professor and chair of the Department of Technical Design & Production (TD&P) at the School of Drama, and Alys Holden, a 1997 graduate of the TD&P program, were awarded the Golden Pen Award by the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) for their book "Structural Design for the Stage," now in its third printing. The culmination of 25 years of work by Sammler to develop coursework for the TD&P department, the book allows theater technicians to employ mathematical engineering models to theatrical applications. Other winners at the USITT convention in March were two members of the TD&P graduating class, Scott Conn and Charles Adomanis. They both received Young Designer and Technician Awards, Conn for technical production and Adomanis for technology.

Rega Wood, adjunct professor at the Divinity School, general editor of the Richard Rufus of Cornwall Edition and senior research scholar of philosophy, has been awarded $150,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to edit Rufus's commentaries on Aristotle's "Metaphysics" and "De generatione et corruptione." Rufus taught at the universities of Paris and Oxford from 1235 to 1256, playing a vital part in the transformation of philosophy and theology that occurred in early 13th-century Western Europe. In Paris, Rufus gave the earliest surviving lectures on Aristotle's "Metaphysics," "Physica" and "De generatione."

In conjunction with "The Evolving Cities" conference sponsored by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Herbert S. Newman '59 M.Arch., a critic at the School of Architecture, will discuss the architecture of New Haven at the Yale Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. His talk will be followed by a signing of the new monograph "Herbert S. Newman and Partners: Selected and Current Works," which profiles 35 years of his firm's work including projects in New Haven and its suburbs.

Paul Freedman, professor of history, received the Eugene M. Kayden Book Award for his book titled "Images of the Medieval Peasant" (Stanford University Press, 1999). The award is given yearly by the University of Colorado for the best book in the humanities published by an American university press.

President Richard C. Levin has announced the following appointments and reappointments: Jean Christophe Agnew, professor of American studies and history, as chair of the American Studies Program beginning July 1, succeeding Bryan Wolf; Peter Salovey, professor of psychology and of epidemiology and public health, as chair of the Department of Psychology for a three-year term beginning July 1, succeeding Alan Kazdin; Harvey Goldblatt as chair of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2001; Vladimir Alexandrov, professor of Russian literature and Slavic languages & literatures, as acting chair of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures during Goldblatt's leave of absence in the 2000-2001 academic year; Brigitte Peucker as chair of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures for a three-year term beginning July 1; Michael Holquist as chair of the Department of Comparative Literature for a three-year term beginning July 1; Edward Cooke Jr., the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts, as chair of the Department of the History of Art, succeeding Thomas Crow; Christopher Udry, professor of economics, as director of the Economic Growth Center for a three-year term beginning July 1, succeeding Robert Evenson; A. Douglas Stone as chair of the Department of Applied Physics for a three-year term beginning July 1; Dr. William H. Sledge, professor of psychiatry and master of Calhoun College, as chair of the Council of Masters for a two-year term beginning July 1, succeeding Harry Stout; Diana E. E. Kleiner as deputy provost for the arts for a five-year term effective July 1; Dr. Stephanie Spangler as deputy provost for biomedical and health affairs for a five-year term effective July 1; and Richard F. Casten as director of the Arthur W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory for a five-year term effective July 1.

The Reverend Frederick "Jerry" Streets, University chaplain and pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale, was a featured speaker at the 15th annual conference of the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement on May 12 and 13. The conference, which drew over 1,200 people, is the largest to focus on Latino issues.

Coca-Cola World Fund grants support overseas summer travel for graduate and professional students' projects of applied research or internships that focus on the intersection of at least two of the following fields; international law, international business, and international affairs and public policy. Fifteen 2000 grants were awarded to graduate students. Their names and departments or schools are: Sanjay Baliga, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Carol Bang, epidemiology and public health; Nancy Brune, political science; Paolo Cammarota, international relations; Herrick Fox, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Eva Garen, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Aya Hirata, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Jana King, Law School; Michaela Krause, international relations; Curtis Lambrecht, political science; Jonathan Manders, international relations; Abigail Sarmac, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Natasha Seeley, international relations; Tej Sood, international relations; and Vineeta Yadav, political science.

Eight graduate students were awarded East Asian Studies Summer Language Mini-Grants for the summer language study of Japanese, Chinese and Korean. The names and departments or schools of the recipients are: Janet Chen, history; Tinling Choong, East Asian languages and literatures; Geoffrey Cunnar, anthropology; Fusae Kanda, history of art; Yu-chih Lai, history of art; Brian Vivier, East Asian studies; Takeshi Watanabe, East Asian languages and literatures; and Yong Xue, history.

Seventeen students received East Asian Studies Summer Travel and Research Grants. Their names, departments or schools, and countries where they will conduct research are: Lei Chen, East Asian languages and literatures, China; Tinling Choong, East Asian languages and literatures, China and Japan; Julia Clarke, geology, China; Geoffrey Cunnar, anthropology, China; Ryan Holmberg, history of art, Japan; Bingyi Huang, history of art, China; Fusae Kanda, history of art, Japan; Shi-yee Liu, history of art, Japan and China; Jun Saito, political science, Japan; Yumin Sheng, political science, China; Colin Smith, anthropology, Japan; Anthony Spires, sociology, China; Lawrence Szmulowicz, anthropology, China; Xiaoqi Wan, East Asian languages and literatures, China; Shou-chih Yen, history of art, China; Qian Zhang, sociology, China; and Tiantian Zheng, anthropology, China.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI, are awarded to graduate and professional students whose academic work includes foreign language study and whose career plans include teaching, public service or business related to African studies, European studies, international affairs or Latin American studies. FLAS Academic Year Fellowships, which fund intermediate or advanced study at Yale, were awarded to Hubert Baylon, international relations; Susan Benesch, Law School; Angela Brown, African studies; Nancy Chen, international relations; Robin Hayes, political science and African American studies; Charles Riley, African studies; Natasha Seeley, international relations; Amelia Shaw, African studies; and Michael Sterner, French. FLAS Summer Fellowships, which fund intensive language study over the summer, were awarded to Charlene Caprio, Russian and East European studies; Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel, comparative literature; Eva Garen, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Keely Maxwell, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Steven Parker, African studies; Roy Perez, international relations; Matthew Quest, African studies; Claire Solomon, Spanish and Portuguese; Nicole Tami, anthropology; and George Trumbull, history.

"When the Spirit Moves Me," an exhibition of quilts by Heather A. Williams, a graduate student in the Department of American Studies, will be on display throughout June at the Small Space Gallery on the second floor of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon St. For more information, call (203) 772-2788.


Janet Yellen joins Yale Corporation as the newest alumni fellow

Center for the study of frontier experience honors Howard Lamar

Editor Claude-Anne Lopez describes her 'life with Benjamin Franklin'

Pediatrician invents shampoo to light up head lice in children

Reunions bring record numbers to campus

Yale SOM taking to the high seas to offer educational seminars for executives

School of Music awards first Simeone scholarship

Rubenfeld named to Law School's Slaughter chair

Events to celebrate the arrival of 'Amistad' ship



SOM Dean Jeffrey Garten assembles panel to explore 'new economy'

Study proposes tax on snack foods to fight obesity

Employees honored at awards dinner for their many years of service to Yale

Holmes is inducted into American Philosophical Society

Ian Shapiro selected as a Carnegie Scholar . . .

Comer lauded as leader in American education

DeVita honored for his research on lymphoma

Yale Athletics joins in venture to lure sports fans

Summer Cabaret season celebrates Yale playwrights

Yale Repertory Theatre marks milestones during its fall season

Diana D. Brooks resigns her post as Yale trustee

David Bromwich earns prestigious award for his literary works

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