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May 25, 2001Volume 29, Number 31Three-Week Issue















"We need to support the United Nations more, not less, not just because it is doing things we cannot do alone but also because it can now act willfully without us, motivated by those less committed to its noble stated purposes."

-- Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh about the United States being voted off the U.N. Human Rights Commission in his editorial "A Wake-Up Call on Human Rights," The Washington Post, May 8, 2001.


"Of course the books should be well written, have convincing plots, be set in an entertaining or interesting milieu, and, when mystery and detective fiction is the focus, involve a genuine mystery and/or some arguably 'real' detection against which the reader can engage his or her noble mind."

-- Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History Robin W. Winks about the kinds of books he wants to review in his monthly column, "On the Trail of New Perpetrators," Boston Sunday Globe, April 29, 2001.


"It is astounding that there are cells in our bone marrow that can become so many different cell types."

-- Assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology Diane Krause, "Scientists Announce Stem Cell Breakthrough, Predict Health Benefits," Agence France Press, May 3, 2001.


"Roadless areas are important sources of clean water for many Western cities. As habitats for threatened and endangered species, they are vital to our efforts to preserve and restore biological diversity."

-- Professor in the practice of economics & sustainable development Jim Lyons in his op-ed article "Where Roads Can Do Harm," The New York Times, May 3, 2001.


"It is an interesting collision of national labor policy and national educational policy that we're seeing unfolding. I believe that higher education risks becoming the casualty as things are now headed."

-- University Provost Allison Richard about graduate student unionization, "Graduate Students Push for Union Membership," The New York Times, May 15, 2001.


"We have an epidemic [of diabetes] on our hands and the outlooks don't look promising."

-- C. N. H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Robert Sherwin, "Exercise May Thwart Diabetes," May 2, 2001.


"Given the fact that this is a death penalty case, one could almost certainly buy some more time."

-- Professor of law Steven B. Duke, "Experts Say McVeigh Lawyers Now Face a Range of Options," The New York Times, May 15, 2001.


"In sum, the United States is full party to a legally binding treaty that acknowledges the seriousness of the climate change threat and calls for early attention and action on measures to first stabilize and then reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, returning them within an unspecified time to 1990 levels, despite remaining scientific uncertainties (which are much smaller today than a decade ago when the treaty was drafted)."

-- Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies James Gustave Speth about the United States' legal obligation to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change international treaty despite the Bush administration's rejection of the Kyoto Protocol, "Bush Sr. Obligated the U.S. To Act on Global Warming," International Herald Tribune, May 9, 2001.


"I've looked at other paintings of Girolamo's, but this painting I'm working on ['Love Bound by Maidens'] tells me what to do most of all. The primary resource is the painting itself."

-- Chief conservator at the Art Gallery Mark Aronson about conserving works of art, "Undoing Time's Ravages, but Gently," The New York Times, May 2, 2001.


"We hope this isn't the end of this colony. It's the only good colony we know of in Connecticut."

-- Professor Emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Charles Remington about a colony of rare giant killer cicada wasps threatened by constructions, "A Bug's Life; Yale's Charles Remington Hopes to Save a Colony of Rare Wasps," New Haven Register, May 8, 2001.


"In the western U.S., the issues seem to be the loss of species, but in the eastern U.S. our issues are a lot more about species coming in."

-- Assistant professor of ecology & evolutionary biology David K. Skelly, "Rising Populations of Wild Animals Change Relationship With Humans, Environment," The Associated Press, May 7, 2001.


"University students get enormous subsidies, but they are not in the majority. The rest of America needs cash in the bank to withstand economic shocks and gain economic self-confidence."

-- Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman and professor of law Anne Alstott in their op-ed essay "Tony Blair's Big Idea," The New York Times, May 6, 2001.


"The problem is that what monetary policy can address when people are too optimistic is very limited. Monetary policy by itself can affect the stock market only by changing the whole economy, which might cause a lot of disruption."

-- Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics Robert J. Shiller, "Interview: Robert J. Shiller," Asahi News Service, May 3, 2001.


"Nuclear power is a long way from coming back. But if you are really serious about coming to grips with global warming, nuclear or some other yet-to-be-proven technology needs to play a role."

-- Sterling Professor of Economics William Nordhaus, "Nuclear Power: A Debate Renewed," The New York Times, May 13, 2001.


"What turns you on are the hidden patterns in the numbers, the clues to how markets work and even to forecast markets."

-- Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance & Management Studies William N. Goetzmann about a new database of the London stock market he is compiling, "Sixty Million Reasons Why 19th-Century English Market Resembles Ours," The Associated Press, May 13, 2001.


"He's got the greatest hands of any receiver I've ever coached. He can pick them right off his shoetops."

-- Head football coach Jack Siedlecki about senior Eric Johnson, "Needham Alum Picked by NFL," boston.com, May 6, 2001.


Yale Celebrates 300th Commencement

Festival to feature everything from opera to aerial dancers

Alumni returning to campus for reunion weekends


Exhibit recalls Snowdon's 'irreverent' photographic visions

British Art Center hosting talks, trips, music during International Festival

International Festival of Arts and Ideas: Events on Campus

International Festival of Arts and Ideas: Tours


Outreach program bringing seniors to the Peabody

Campus Notes

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