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July 25, 2003|Volume 31, Number 33|Five-Week Issue















In the News

"[Missionaries in Muslim lands] come in, don't report to the local churches, stir up a hornet's nest and then quit town when the going gets tough."

-- Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of World Christianity, "Missionaries Under Cover," Time, June 30, 2003.


"Besides being founding members of several important resistance groups, women were ideal carriers of messages, less likely to be stopped and searched."

-- John Merriman, the Charles Seymour Professor of History, in his review of "In the Shadows of War: An American Pilot's Odyssey Through Occupied France and the Camps of Nazi Germany," The Boston Globe, June 9, 2003.


"When children read books, they encounter what you call low-frequency words, words you do not hear in conversation. The only place to find these words is in books."

-- Edward Joyner, assistant clinical professor at the Child Study Center, "Parents Urged To Give Kids a Boost Through Reading," New Haven Register, June 28, 2003.


"The real solution is no secret: make the drug benefit a part of Medicare and, yes, spend more money on it. ... Of course, a larger benefit would cost more. But, in the end, somebody is going to pay; the question is how the burden is distributed. The whole point of social insurance is to spread the responsibility across rich and poor, sick and healthy, rather than letting the burden fall on individuals and their families alone."

-- Jacob S. Hacker, the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science, in his article "How Not To Fix Medicare," The New York Times, July 2, 2003.


"Most people inherently like the unhealthier options because ... they taste better."

-- Dr. Kelly Brownell, director of the Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, "California; New Burger's Toppings Can Tip the Scale," Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2003.


"I think that the connection between child abuse and the torturing of animals has not really been appreciated, and that when you do see a child that you know has been torturing animals, instead of just assuming, this child is born to be a serial killer, one should think, what is going on in this family that is making this child torture pets? And nine of out 10 times, I think you will find that there is a family where abuse is going on, and there is an opportunity to prevent later violence."

-- Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, clinical professor of psychiatry, "Cat Killings," "American Morning," CNN, July 2, 2003.


"[M]ore midwives have gotten into caring for older women. It's just a natural thing that women turn to midwives especially if they were of the inkling that menopause wasn't a medical event in the first place."

-- Mary Ellen Rousseau, associate professor of nursing, "Hot Flash: Midwives Can Help With Menopause," Chicago Tribune, July 9, 2003.


"In the history of the [Supreme] Court, 'I dissent' are two of the most important words a justice can utter."

-- Lincoln Caplan, the Knight Senior Journalist at the Law School, in his article "Forget the Tone. It's Dissent That Matters," The Washington Post, July 6, 2003.


"Even without reliable legal recourse, car buyers are still able to make informed purchases -- as long as they inspect and test the cars well. ... Because of the intangible nature of a financial security, a stock buyer is at a severe information disadvantage: the security being traded has no color, no style, no weight and no flavor; nor can the buyer test-drive it. If the transaction takes place in an economy without a free flow of information and a free press, he will have to buy stocks essentially on faith."

-- Zhiwu Chen, professor at the Yale School of Management, in his article "Free Flow of Information for Hong Kong Economy," The Korea Herald, July 7, 2003.


"The best way I can describe it is that I have two children and they go off to college. And once they go off to college, they're really off. It's time to let the child go, it's simple. There comes a time, when you just feel life is short, and you have given every cell in your body toward this nourishing. And it's time now to get back to do more of the roots of who you are."

-- Joan Panetti, director of the Summer School of Music and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, about stepping down as director of the festival, "Norfolk's Guiding Spirit," Hartford Courant, July 7, 2003.


"The [U.S. Supreme Court] justices are gaining the benefit of very sophisticated thinking by other foreign courts about privacy and equality. Those terms are
not unique to our Constitution and our society."

-- Drew Days, the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, "Supreme Court Citing More Foreign Cases," USA Today, July 7, 2003.


"Besides security, the United States and all countries face other problems that respect no national boundaries, and therefore require global cooperative solutions. Consider global warming, destruction of biodiversity, depletion of fisheries, ocean pollution, infectious diseases, drug trafficking and human smuggling just to name a few. Not one of these dire challenges can be met by a nation acting alone. Only through international cooperation can there be any hope of success in combating them."

-- Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Center for the Study of Globalization, in his article "Roosevelt Was Right About Multilateralism," The Daily Star, July 9, 2003.


"[Harry] Truman was often critical, sometimes hypercritical, of Jews in his diary entries and in his correspondences, but this doesn't make him an anti-Semite. Anyone who played the role he did in creating the state of Israel can hardly be regarded in that way."

-- John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, about the discovery of anti-semitic remarks in a recently released diary of the former president, "Harry Truman's Forgotten Diary; 1947 Writings Offer Fresh Insight on the President," The Washington Post, July 11, 2003.


The answer is: 'Jeopardy!'

Yale students get lesson in organic farming

Gift to help create police station/community center

Study: Environment plays role in some reading disabilities

Works from Yale collection on view at the Met

Compounds being developed to treat infectious disease

IN FOCUS: Community Rowing Program


Beinecke Library to celebrate women in the arts

Pilot Pen tournament features tennis and much more

Meg Bellinger joins Yale staff as associate librarian

Dr. Robert Donaldson, former medical deputy dean, dies

Recent graduates win honors in international design competition

Mystery, humor, tragedy -- Yale Rep's new season has them all

Three journalists will enhance their legal reporting as Knight Fellows

Globalization's impact on health, gender explored

Welcome to the future

Search Committee Named for Beinecke Library Director

YUWO scholarships to help 11 Yale affiliates further their education

Campus Notes

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