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April 12, 2002Volume 30, Number 25















"I would find a wrinkle-free society appalling because I love faces, and it suggests that we should pay so much attention to how we look. The more attention we focus on our looks, the less time we have to spend learning about things . . . like ethics."

-- Professor of women's & gender studies Marianne LaFrance, "Oh, To Be Young Again; In a Society That Worships Youth, People Are Increasingly Willing to Spend Big Bucks to Maintain Theirs," Newsday (New York), March 25, 2002.


"[Russian President Vladimir] Putin believes that Russia's destiny is with the West. That is where the money is. And he knows he needs that investment and support for Russia to make it as a modern economy."

-- Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization Strobe Talbott, "Russia Rethinks Its Longtime Support for Iraq," The Christian Science Monitor, March 13, 2002.


"We are, after all, the world's most open society. We also have the most complex, the most sophisticated infrastructure, and therefore, getting a handle on how to plug some of the holes can't be done in six months or a year."

-- Dean of the Yale School of Management Jeffrey E. Garten, "Full Effects of Anti-Terrorism Measures Not Yet Seen," "Marketplace Morning Report," March 11, 2002.


"Everybody has mixed emotions about the law, and no one's emotions are more mixed about it than lawyers themselves. And those feelings get in the way of people recognizing how central the law is to their lives and how important it is to understand the drama of ideas that animate the big choices that everyone faces."

-- Senior research scientist at the Law School and editor of Legal Affairs Lincoln Caplan, "New Magazine, 'Legal Affairs,' Feeds Public's Appetite for Legal Drama, Real Life," "The Biz," CNNfn, March 26, 2002.


"Since the founding of the state of Israel, Egyptian Jews have been pressured or compelled or forced out of Egypt in a series of waves until there's no one left that is Jewish."

-- Visiting lecturer in international affairs Charles Hill, "Passover Has Special Meaning for Egyptian Jews," San Jose Mercury News, March 27, 2002.


"Language is a big part of the cultural identity of native peoples and can have a big impact on the people's lives. When a language is gone, it's gone forever."

-- Research staff member at Haskins Laboratories Douglas H. Whalen, "Pequots Seek Renewed Interest in Vanished Language," The Associated Press, March 23, 2002.


"The time [government attorneys] have taken on this shows the seriousness with which they were taking on the criticism. This was clearly very carefully done."

-- Professor of law Ruth Wedgwood, "U.S. Adds Legal Rights in Tribunals; New Rules Also Allow Leeway on Evidence," The Washington Post, March 21, 2002.


"The lessons of history, like the lessons of religion, sometimes neglect examples of tolerance. A thousand years ago on the Iberian Peninsula, an enlightened vision of Islam had created the most advanced culture in Europe. . . . What strikes us today about Al Andalus is that it was a chapter of European history during which Jews, Christians and Muslims lived side by side and, despite intractable differences and enduring hostilities, nourished a culture of tolerance."

-- Director of the Whitney Humanities Center Maria Rosa Menocal in her op-ed essay, "A Golden Reign of Tolerance," The New York Times, March 28, 2002.


"At some point, all therapies move along the spectrum from experimental to the mainstream. If the data are there, it makes no difference what the origins of the therapies are, or their active ingredients -- they will be accepted and move into the mainstream. That is the way science works."

-- Dean of the School of Medicine Dr. David Kessler, "Finally, Science Weighs In," latimes.com, March 18, 2002.


"[Frances 'Bitsie' Clark] will continue to be a wise, thoughtful, encouraging human being, and we will continue to call on her for that until she slams the door in our face."

-- Managing director at the School of Drama Victoria Nolan, "Clark Resigning From Arts Council of Greater New Haven After 19 Years," New Haven Register, March 20, 2002.


"When you have large stakes like this, unless the policy is crystal clear, you're going to have litigation."

-- John M. Olin Professor of Law & Economics George Priest about the possibility that World Trade Center owner Larry Silverstein will have to fight his insurance company for payments, "Silverstein Plan Ready for Site; Payout on Hold," New York Observer, March 25, 2002.


"If you set your standards [for the insanity defense] so high that you miss people you'd like to get under it, then there well may be something wrong with the standard."

-- Professor of psychiatry Dr. Howard V. Zonana, "The Insanity Defense; Insanity Plea Debate Fanned by Yates Case; Courts' Standard Nearly Impossible to Meet, Experts Say," The San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2002.


"What [the Enron scandal] means to professionals is, 'Wow, what's going to happen to earnings?' Whereas individuals, I think they react by saying, 'Wow, look how much money these guys were making.' It sounds like a soap opera."

-- Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics Robert J. Shiller, "Yale University School of Management Introduces the Index of Investor Confidence," "Marketplace Morning Report," March 13, 2002.


"There is an enormous amount of real-life violence that we are not paying attention to. I would say when we talk about media violence, we need to be as concerned or more concerned by real-life violence that occurs in too many children's lives."

-- Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychoanalysis Dr. Steven Marans, "TV Habits Linked to Aggression," The Hartford Courant, March 29, 2002.


"We're looking for strong retailers. Ones with draw. Ones that will stay open until 9 p.m. Those can be local businesses like Cutler's, or national chains like J. Crew. Broadway is dong well, and we want to see the rest of downtown do that well."

-- Vice President & Director of the Office of New Haven & State Affairs Bruce D. Alexander, "High-End Retailers May Be Coming to Downtown Spaces," New Haven Register, April 3, 2002.


"The fact is, there is almost no precedent in American diplomatic or military history for pre-emption."

-- Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military & Naval History John Lewis Gaddis about the possibility of the United States mounting an offensive strike for the purposes of self-defense, "Would a 'Bush Doctrine' Allow Pre-Emptive Attack?" The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 1, 2002.


"[Thailand's prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra] gave [Bank of Thailand governor] Chatu Montol the axe, figuratively speaking, for refusing to raise the interest rate. This was a unique inversion of nature -- normally politicians protest interest-rate hikes, not the other way around."

-- Adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management David De Rosa, "Was Mom Tao Right All Along?" The Nation (Thailand), March 28, 2002.


"Far too many parents condone underage drinking when they host house parties where alcohol is served. As parents, we have the right to expect that when we send our teens to a friend's house that other parents will not break the law by providing alcohol."

-- Assistant professor of surgery Dr. Linda Degutis, "Governor Declares April 'Alcohol Awareness Month,'" The Associated Press, April 2, 2002.


"Food marketing aimed at children directly or encouraging adults to feed children unhealthy food is detestable."

-- Director of the Center for Eating & Weight Disorders Dr. Kelly D. Brownell, "McDonald's Ads Leave Bad Taste in Mouths of Children's Advocates," Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, March 27, 2002.


"We can do much to improve the health of African-Americans. Inciting their distrust of the medical profession with misleading claims about physician prejudice can only hurt."

-- Lecturer in psychiatry Dr. Sally Satel in her article "Racist Doctors? Don't Believe the Medical Hype," The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2002.


"Behavioral finance is very interesting and very challenging, but it is hard to see how you can make money out of it."

-- Adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management Frank Fabozzi, "Academia Runs Out of Blockbusters: The Fund Management Industry Has Faced Few Challenges to Its World View Since the Groundbreaking Market Theories of the 1970s," Financial Times (London), April 1, 2002.


"Part of the problem with the way the media covers the news is that it generally tends to emphasize the bad and place it way out of proportion for children. Children will assume that if they hear about something frequently, it must be common."

-- Associate professor of pediatrics Dr. David J. Schonfeld, "Book Gives Good Advice on Handling 'Bad Stuff,'" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2002.


[Shakespeare's Henry V] was a very good model of the modern business leader. He took no prisoners. He went about his duties perfectly cheerfully. He was, it has been said, an amiable monster."

-- Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom, "The Bard Goes to Business School: Making 'Movers and Shakespeares' Out of Management Types," National Post, March 30, 2002.


"Wartime authority is a very personal kind of authority. It is an authority to adjourn politics as usual. And then to engage in politics as usual is a risky, high-stakes gamble."

-- Peletiah Perit Professor of Political & Social Sciences Stephen Skowronek, "Bush Accused of Politicizing War After Promoting Bipartisanship; Democrats Say President Is Cashing In While Helping Republicans Campaign," The Baltimore Sun, March 31, 2002.


"Creating fictional characters is more like creating them in your dreams. Totally convincing, distinct -- but they disappear when you wake up. You get a vision of a character in your head, then you see what they'll do."

-- Lecturer in English John Crowley, "'Translator' Marks a New Direction," The Deseret News (Salt Lake City), March 24, 2002.


Zedillo named head of Center for Study of Globalization

Other International Initiatives at Yale University

SOM Institute to explore how corporations are regulated by world's governments

Journalists covering Latin America will discuss the region's 'global reach'

HUD secretary to visit as a Chubb Fellow

Visiting architect describes his creative process

In Focus: Yale Recycling

Exhibition features art by 'consummate storyteller'

Peabody receives grant for Machu Picchu exhibit

Difficult quest for black education explored in forum

Noted psychologist Neal E. Miller, pioneerin research on brain and behavior, dies

Study estimates the likelihood of stroke in elderly patients who have had heart attacks

Biotechnology companies are thriving in Connecticut with help from Yale science

Lecture to explore how biomaterials 'will change our lives'

Conference on 'God and the Ethics of Belief' pays tribute . . .

Event to explore latest research on mental illness

Gustav Ranis reappointed as Henry R. Luce Director of YCIAS

'Hot Flashes' explores world of womanhood after 50

Museum spearheading annual cleanup of New Haven Harbor

At the powwow

Transatlantic polo

Campus Notes

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