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January 31, 2003|Volume 31, Number 16














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Lecture will explore wilderness and wildlife in Siberia

Vyacheslav Trigubovich, director of the Siberian Interregional Center for Nature Reserves, will deliver an illustrated lecture on Friday, January 31.

His talk, titled "Protecting Russian Wilderness and Wildlife in the Altai Mountains of Siberia," will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Bowers Auditorium at the School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, 205 Prospect St. The public is invited to attend this free event.

A native of Siberia, Trigubovich is recognized as one of Russia's most influential wilderness-protection advocates.

He will discuss his organization's efforts to create Russia's 101st nature reserve, located in a mountainous region on the border of Russia and China, near the convergence of Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The area has already been already designated by the government, but is currently unfunded, and is one of Russia's main breeding grounds for snow leopards.

Prior to joining the Siberian nature reserve and while completing his thesis on the endangered Argali sheep, Trigubovich worked as an anti-poaching ranger at Altaisky, a nature reserve, and as a conservation activist with the Student Nature Protection Brigade.

Award-winning choreographer to be featured at a master's tea

Susan Stroman, director and choreographer of "The Producers," will be the guest at a master's tea on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Stroman will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St. The talk is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Stroman recently re-created her Laurence Olivier award-winning choreography for the Broadway premiere of the Royal National Theatre's production of "Oklahoma."

Stroman won Tony Awards for Best Choreography and Best Direction of a Musical in 2001 for "The Producers" and for Best Choreography in 2000 for "Contact," which she co-created, directed and choreographed for the Lincoln Center.

Stroman has choreographed Madison Square Garden's annual event "A Christmas Carol," now in its 10th year, and "Don Giovanni," "A Little Night Music" and "110 in the Shade," for the New York City Opera. She also created the ballets "Blossom Got Kissed," for the New York City Ballet's 50th anniversary season, and "But Not For Me" for the Martha Graham Company.

She received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation "Liza--Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall," an American Choreography Award for her work in the Columbia Pictures feature film "Center Stage" and is the recipient of a record-setting four Astaire Awards.

Fortune magazine editor to speak at master's tea

Justin Fox, editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, will speak at a master's tea on Wednesday, Feb. 5

Fox will speak at the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St., at 4:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Since joining Fortune in 1996, Fox has covered a wide range of topics related to economics, finance and international business. His most recent stories include "The Truth Behind the Earnings Illusion," "How Big is the Options Bite," "Thomas Middelhoff Wants Respect" and "The Profitless Recovery."

In 2000, he relocated to London, where he served as the Europe editor while continuing to write for both the domestic and Europe editions of the magazine. During that time he also wrote "London Calling," an online column.

Fox returned to New York in 2001 and currently directs the magazine's economic coverage.

Before joining Fortune, he was a staff writer for the American Banker from 1995 to 1996. Prior to that, he worked as a staff writer, editorial writer and op-ed page editor at the Birmingham News from 1989 to 1995.

Lecture will examine folk music in Bulgaria

The next meeting of the Muriel Gardiner Program in Psychoanalysis and the Humanities will feature Regina D'Amico, an independent scholar and folk music performer, on Thursday, Feb. 6.

D'Amico's presentation, "The Last Train: Conducting Fieldwork in a Culture in Transition," will take place at 8 p.m. in Rm. 208 in the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. There will be a reception prior to the talk at 7 p.m. in Rm. 108. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P. for the reception, contact Alicia Grendziszewski at (203) 785-7205 or alicia.grendziszewski@yale.edu.

D'Amico, who has been studying and performing the folk music of Eastern Europe for 20 years, recently received a research fellowship from the International Research and Exchanges Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is using this funding to document the folk music of Bulgaria, and has traveled throughout the west central and southwest regions of Bulgaria.

In addition to her research, D'Amico is also a member of "Rozmarin," a New Haven-based trio of women who perform East European folk music throughout the northeast.

Political analyst will deliver Goldman Lecture

William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, will deliver the Richard W. Goldman lecture on Tuesday, February 4.

Kristol will discuss "American Politics after 9/11" at 4 p.m. in Rm. 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. Sponsored by Branford College, the talk is free and open to the public.

Published since 1995, The Weekly Standard is a Washington-based political magazines. Kristol is regarded as one the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, frequently appearing on television public affairs shows.

Prior to starting the Weekly Standard, Kristol led the "Project for the Republican Future," where he was influential in shaping the strategy that led to the 1994 Republican congressional victory. He previously served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan.

Environmental reporter to give Poynter Lecture

Andrew Revkin, environment reporter for The New York Times, will discuss "The Daily Planet: Why the Media Have Trouble Covering the Biggest Story in the World--The World Itself" at a lecture on Monday, Feb. 10.

Revkin will speak at 4 p.m. in the Sage Hall Lounge of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 205 Prospect St. The talk, supported by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, is free and open to the public.

A prize-winning journalist and author, Revkin has spent 20 years covering a wide variety of topics.

Since 1995, Revkin as been a reporter for The New York Times, mainly covering environmental issues in their social and political context.

Prior to joining The New York Times staff, Revin wrote several books, including "The Burning Season," which chronicles the life of Chico Mendes, the slain Amazon Rain forest activist. The book, which won several awards and was published in nine languages, subsequently was made into an HBO move of the same name, winning three Golden Globe awards and two Emmy awards.

Revkin served as the senior editor of Discover, and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and a senior writer at Science Digest. He has written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker and Conde Nast Traveler, and has published opinion pieces in both national and international press.

He has won numerous awards for his writing, and has appeared on various television programs.


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'Public service in Hong Kong' to be highlighted in symposium

Jonathan Spence elected president of American Historical Association

Upcoming CPTV program on the slave trade filmed during Yale event

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