Yale Bulletin and Calendar

February 9, 2001Volume 29, Number 18















"What we need are institutions that combine private interests with public good."

-- A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics William Nordhaus, "Emissions Standards Sought," The Toronto Star, Jan. 26, 2001.


"All those concerned with improving children's lives will remember the Clinton administration's tenure as a golden age. Indeed, the team of Bill and Hillary was more responsive to the problems confronting our nation's children and families than perhaps any first family in history."

-- Sterling Professor of Psychology Edward Zigler, "President Clinton's Legacy," The Hartford Courant, Jan. 18, 2001.


"Our study suggests that corruption is a very good predictor of bad environmental performance. In fact, the Environmental Sustainability Index that we produced was based on 67 different variables, and corruption was the one that most highly correlated with a country's overall environmental score."

-- Director of the Center for Environmental Law & Policy Daniel Esty, "New Survey Finds Link Between Corruption and Environmental Damage," Central News Agency, Jan. 31, 2001.


"From what I know about quotations, there are just some that smell of apocryphalness. You can almost tell without looking into it that some of them are phony."

-- Associate librarian for public services Fred Shapiro, "A New Way of Verifying Old and Familiar Sayings," The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2001.


"It's a very awkward situation for a lot of people. It's awkward for the chief justice because he effectively put this man in office, and it's awkward for people who think . . . this was not a legitimate process."

-- Knight Professor of Constitutional Law & the First Amendment Jack Balkin about having Chief Justice William R. Rehnquist swear-in President George W. Bush, "Swearing-In Caps Court Involvement," AP Online, Jan. 19, 2001.


"Maybe it's not time for us to adapt or die, but for the technology to adapt or die."

-- Dean of the School of Management Jeffrey E. Garten, "Cyber-Serfdom," The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2001.


"Throughout [Jay] Wright's poetry, the speaker's body is central, and yet it is treated metaphorically in an array of different ways, all of them differing from anything Whitmanian or narcissistic. Bodily and mental partitionings, phrases and elements of ritual, calendrical mappings -- whether canonical saints' days or moments of remembered weather across two continents -- all help name and shape parts of poetic structure for him."

-- Professor of English John Hollander in his book review of Jay Wright's "Transfigurations," "Poems That Walk Anywhere," The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2001.


"There are still substantial numbers of patients who don't fully respond to treatment [with drugs]. To take the next step, we need to find new approaches."

-- Professor of psychiatry Dr. John H. Krystal, "Battling Schizophrenia; Yale Scientists Study New Drug That Could Offer Hope," New Haven Register, Feb. 1, 2001.


"[The deadly Klingerman virus is] an old hoax. It keeps circulating, and people keep reviving it."

-- University information security officer H. Morrow Long, "Hoax E-Mail is Headache for Yale-New Haven Hospital," New Haven Register, Jan. 20, 2001.


"In 1874, going west to find dinosaur fossils, [famed paleontologist O.C.] Marsh reached the Sioux reservation at a restive, unsafe time. Nonetheless, Marsh persisted in meeting with the Sioux chief, who spoke of grievances. Marsh took his complaints to Washington, confronting then-President Ulysses S. Grant. Later, a grateful Red Cloud gave Marsh these gifts."

-- C.J. MacCurdy Professor of Anthropology Frank Hole about objects on display in the newly reopened Hall of Native American Cultures at the Peabody Museum, "Traditions Mingle and Tell a Story," The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2001.


"Where else [can the United States] meet 188 countries all in one place?"

-- Professor of law Ruth Wedgwood about the United Nations' role as a global village, "President Faces a UN Marked by Change," The Boston Globe, Jan. 23, 2001.


"I've always been a painter. I dabbled in computer science with less conviction. I knew if I was serious about art, I would have to be serious about another activity (to make a living)."

-- Professor of computer science David Gelernter, "Yale's Unabomber Victim: Painting for the Joy of It," New Haven Register, Jan. 29, 2001.


"It is hard to think of a more agonizing way to call attention to one's beliefs than by setting oneself ablaze. The news last week that five people -- reputedly members of the Falun Gong religious sect -- set fire to themselves on the eve of the Chinese new year reminds us of how desperately estranged from their rulers some Chinese feel."

-- Sterling Professor of History Jonathan Spence in his article, "Revolt Flares Up in China -- Again," The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 29, 2001.


"Almost any part of the Earth's crust can rupture if it's stressed enough and what's likely to have happened is that the stresses that are involved with the raising of the Himalaya Mountains are still being transmitted through the crust of central India and presumably actually did cause this quake."

-- Professor of geology & geophysics Jeffrey Park, "Professor Jeffrey Park Talks About the Earthquake in India," National Public Radio, Jan. 27, 2001.


"Go back five generations. You have 32 ancestors. At each nuclear [DNA] locus you may have a gene from a different set of two of those ancestors."

-- Professor of genetics and psychiatry Kenneth Kidd about studying the genetic roots of disease, "Where We Come From; Recent Advances in Genetics Are Starting to Illuminate the Wanderings of Early Humans," U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 29, 2001.


Center seeks to change views about intelligence

Yale chooses architects for arts projects

Yale Club and Dwight Hall team up to boost volunteerism in city

International Health Program to be expanded

Confessions of an artistic (and choc-oholic) alumna

Program recalls contributions of late art historian

Philip Long named as director of Information Technology Services

Historian Kennedy describes how WWII altered the U.S.

Famed actor Stephen Rea tells of his loyalty to Irish identity

Exhibit explores how artists approach use of color

There are dinosaurs galore at the Peabody this month

Museum enjoys record-setting year

Future of former Yugoslavia is focus of international event

Event to explore novel approaches to legal issues

Theater in the 18th century will be the focus of international . . .

'Space Odyssey' is topic of next Tetelman Lecture

Conference will explore the impact of spirituality on health

Professor Barry Saltzman, a pioneer in the study of the atmosphere . . .

Campus Notes

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