Yale Bulletin and Calendar

October 11, 2002|Volume 31, Number 6














Visiting on Campus

Tufts professors to discuss Child and Family WebGuide

Fred Rothbaum, professor in the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University and a Yale alumnus, and Nancy Martland, executive director of the Child and Family WebGuide, also at Tufts University, will speak in the Yale Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, October 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Their talk, titled "A Portal for Information About Children: The Child and Family WebGuide," will be held in Rm. 211, Mason Laboratory, 9 Hillhouse Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Rothbaum and Martland co-founded "The Child and Family WebGuide," which is an internet-based project designed to provide the public with easy access to the best child development information on the Web. The project is a collaborative effort of Eliot-Pearson faculty and students and involves the creation of a website, www.cfw.tufts.edu. The project was funded by a William T. Grant Foundation Award and was also sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Rothbaum received his doctorate degree in clinical and developmental psychology from Yale in 1976. He is the author of more than 30 publications, as well as a book on children's emotional problems and the development of their beliefs about control. Rothbaum's research focuses on parent-child relations, children's problem behavior and perceived control and cultural differences in families. He serves in the Office of Policy and Communications at the Society of Research in Child Development and has a private clinical practice.

Martland was a teacher for fifteen years before attending Tufts as a doctoral candidate in 1993. She has pursued research in the areas of special needs inclusion, urban school leadership, the use of experts in media coverage of children and evaluation of web-based information about children.

Specialist on second-generation South Asian culture to speak

Calhoun College will host Sunaina Maira, University of Massachusetts, at a master's tea on Monday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St.

Maira's research explores the cultural dynamics found among Desis, second generation South Asian American youth. She centers her research on the impact of the Indian party subculture that emerged among Indian American college students in New York City in the mid-1990s. She argues that Desi parties have found a common thread through Indian ethnic music and dance, which is a unique form that blends Hindi film music and the bhangra music of North India and Pakistan with various American music styles, such as rap and hip-hop.

Through interviews with Indian Americans, Maira attempts to discover the deeper meaning that this remix music has for young South Asian Americans and the role it plays in helping them to define their ethnic identity and gender relationships.

Editor of ESPN The Magazine to speak at master's tea

Steven Wulf, executive editor of ESPN The Magazine will be the guest at a master's tea on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m., in the Calhoun College master's house, 434 College St.

The tea is free and open to the public.

As executive editor of the five-year-old sports biweekly, Wulf is responsible for the creative direction of the magazine, which has grown in circulation from 350,000 to almost 2 million and was recently nominated for the National Magazine Award in General Excellence. He also oversees the writers, monitors several sports sections and the humor departments, and occasionally writes for the magazine.

Wulf joined the magazine in Oct. 1997 after 20 years at Time Inc., the last three as senior writer for Time Magazine. While working at Time Magazine, he covered sports and the magazine's coverage of the Olympics as well as writing on a variety of other subjects. His cover story on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin won the 1995 Overseas Press Cub award for best overseas reporting. He was also a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly, Life and The Economist.

Prior to working at Time, Wulf spent 17 years at Sports Illustrated as a reporter, writer, editor and editor at large, writing on virtually every sport. He is the author of three books, and served as a consultant on Ken Burns' baseball series on PBS.

Bioethics seminar to explore ethics in scientific research

Kristina Gunsalus, associate provost and adjunct professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 16 as part of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Bioethics and Public Policy Seminar Series exploring "Ethics in Scientific Research."

Gunsalus will discuss "How to Blow the Whistle and Still Have a Career Afterwards" at a noon seminar in the lower level conference room at ISPS, 77 Prospect St. At a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Slifka Center, 80 Wall St., she will discuss "Research Integrity and Whistle-Blowing: National Issues, Local Challenges." For further information, contact Carol Pollard at (203) 432-6188 or carol.pollard@yale.edu.

Gunsalus serves as special counsel in the Office of University Counsel. As special counsel, she works on projects aimed at lowering litigation costs on campuses. At the law school, she teaches courses on negotiation.

She previously served as associate provost, where she was responsible for a range of academic policy and administrative duties. Her previous experience at the university included technology transfer, management of conflicts of interest, human subject protection and long-term service as the campus research standards officer with responsibility for responding to allegations of professional misconduct by faculty and students.

Gunsalus is a licensed attorney and is president of the Urbana Board of Education school board. She was a member of the United States Commission on Research Integrity and served as chair of the American Association of Science Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.

'Gene Delivery Systems' is topic of Tetelman Lecture

Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive officer of the Department of Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, will visit the campus Wednesday­Friday, Oct. 16­18, as the Yale Engineering Sesquicentennial Distinguished Lecturer and Tetelman Fellow in the the faculty of engineering.

Davis will deliver the Yale Engineering Sesquicentennial and Tetelman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Davies Auditorium, 15 Prospect St. He will speak on "Synthetic Gene Delivery Systems." This event is free and open to the public.

On Thursday at 4 p.m., he will be the guest at a master's tea in Jonathan Edwards College, 70 High St. The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, Davis' talk will take place at 4 p.m. in Rm. 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect St. He will focus on "Self-Assembly in the Synthesis of Pourous Materials." Coffee and tea will be served prior to the lecture at 3:30 p.m. The lecture is also free and open to the public.

Davis is widely published in the areas of zeolite and molecular sieve synthesis and catalytic application and is currently investigating new materials for drug delivery. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award in 1990, making him the first engineer to receive this award.

Author Mary E. Settle to be guest at master's tea

Mary E. Settle, author of "Addie: A Memoir," will speak at a master's tea on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Calhoun College, 434 College St.

This event is free and open to the public.

Settle believes that a memoir that opens with one's birth begins too late, and therefore, "Addie: A Memoir" starts by tracing the life of her grandmother, Addie, and the lives of her relatives in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.

"Addie: A Memoir" is published by the University of South Carolina Press, and Settle's backlist is published with new introductions by the author. She is the author of more than a dozen books and has won many awards for her writing, including a National Book Award for "Blood Ties." She was also honored with an Award for Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and awards from the Southern Regional Council, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Merrill Foundation.

She is also founder of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

British artist to explain the 'Importance of Site'

Ingrid Pollard, research fellow at South Bank University, will deliver a lecture on "The Importance of Site," on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Pollard's lecture will take place at 5:15 p.m. in the lecture hall at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. The talk is free and open to the public.

For information, call (203) 432-2800 or visit the website at www.yale.edu/ycba.

Pollard will speak about her visual work, which explores ideas of iconographic sites of British culture. Her first solo exhibition, "Seaside Series," debuted at the Watershed Gallery in Bristol in 1988. Since that time, her work has been displayed at numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Film, Photography and Video, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Arts Council of Great Britain, among others.

She has received commissions from the Autograph & Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, the Institute of International and Visual Arts & Walsall in London and the Whitworth Museum in Manchester.

Pollard has received numerous awards for her art, and her images have been published in many journals. Her current exhibition, "Near and Far," is currently on display at the Kendal Museum in Cumbria.

Author of 'Spy Capitalism: Itek and the CIA' to present talk

"Capitalism, Espionage and Engineering: How ITEK's High Tech Products Destroyed the Iron Curtain," is the title of a talk being given on Friday, Oct. 18, by Jonathan Lewis, author of "Spy Capitalism: Itek and the CIA."

The talk will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Rm. 114, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.

Sponsored by Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of History, International and Security Studies and Yale University Press, the talk is free and open to the public.

In his book, recently published by Yale University Press, Lewis explores the role of Itek Corporation in the CIA's first spy satellite program during the Cold War years from 1957 to 1965. He examines the compatibility of secrecy and capitalism, the struggle between profits and patriotism and the workings of power and connections in America.

Lewis is a portfolio manager at OFFITBANK and co-chair of the intelligence capabilities group at Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He recently served as a member of the BENS Independent Panel on the Central Intelligence Agency in In-Q-Tel Ventures, a study mandated by the United States Congress. He is co-author of "Reflections of a Cold Warrior: From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs," the autobiography of Richard Bissell, also published by Yale University Press.


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