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January 30, 2004|Volume 32, Number 16















Campus Notes

The Bulldogs basketball team will help publicize a bone marrow screening at their next home game. The screening is sponsored by Friends of Annette Windom at Trinity Church and the Red Cross. It will take place noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, at Trinity Church on the Green, corner of Chapel and Temple streets. Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 will be asked to have a few drops of blood taken from their finger and be listed in the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. Windom has cancer and because of her African American ancestry, the most likely donor would be someone that matches that ancestry. For more information, call (800) 676-4545 or visit the website www.marrow.org. Individuals who plan to attend should call the Trinity parish office at (203) 624-3101 or send e-mail to trinity.church@snet.net.

The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences will host a lecture titled "Dialogue with Objects: Teaching and Learning from the Davison Art Center Collection" on Thursday, Feb. 12. Stephanie Wiles, curator of the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, will present the lecture at 5:30 p.m. at the Davison Art Center in Middletown. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 432-3113, ext. 2.

Dr. Lisa Sanders, clinical instructor in internal medicine, will discuss and sign copies of her new book "The Perfect Fit Diet," at Barnes and Noble, 470 Universal Dr., North Haven, on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The book provides "the first science-based method for creating a customized weight-loss plan." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 234-1805.

The New Pilgrims folk band, a group comprised of University students and alumni as well as musicians from Christ Presbyterian Church, will celebrate their debut album with an open house party on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The event, which features live music, refreshments and a behind-the-scenes video, will take place at Christ Presbyterian Church, 135 Whitney Ave.

Three scientists affiliated with Yale are featured in the new giant-screen film "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea." Dolf Seilacher is adjunct professor of geology & geophysics. His search for a mysterious fossil called Paleodictyon nodosum forms the narrative backbone of the film. Richard A. Lutz, the film's science director, was a post-doctoral fellow at the University from 1977 to 1979. Peter A. Rona, the film's associate science director, earned his Ph.D. at Yale in 1967. The film opens at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk on Feb. 13. It has recently been screened to acclaim in the New York area and on the West Coast.

Sidney J. Blatt, professor of psychiatry and psychology, and chief of the psychology section in the Department of Psychiatry, is the recipient of the 2004 award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association. Blatt received a similar award from the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) in 2000.

Anthony Kronman, dean of the Law School, has been elected lead director of the board of directors of Adelphia Communications. The company, the nation's fifth-largest cable operator, stated that Kronman, who joined the board in 2002, is considered a "leading expert on ethics and corporate governance."

Elena Grigorenko, associate professor of child studies at the Child Study Center and associate professor of psychology, has won the 2004 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology in Developmental Psychology. This award is given once every three years to an outstanding young scientific investigator less than 10 years post-Ph.D. It is Grigorenko's fifth early-career award from the APA. She has won more APA early career awards than anyone else in the history of the organization.

John Hollander, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English, will speak on the language of fear at a social research conference titled "Fear: Its Political Uses and Abuses" at the New School University in New York. He will present a paper in the session on "The Political Theory and Vocabulary of Fear" on Friday, Feb. 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will open with a keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore.

Rebecca Dana, a senior in Yale College, was honored with the Public Relations and Advocacy Award for the Best College Journalistic Contribution to the Understanding of Student Mental Health Issues by the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Dana's four-part series in the Yale Daily News was titled "Ivy League Students Flock to Therapists." The AUCCCD is an organization of counseling center and mental health clinic directors at over 560 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.


Hair dye use may boost risk of cancer

Yale physician who helped Iranian earthquake relief efforts . . .

New Kahn chair to bring young architects to Yale

'Hatching the Past' explores dino-bird link

Exhibit underscores Yale research showing birds as 'living dinosaurs'

Japanese chess champion balances strategizing and study

Exhibit explores experiences of black soldiers in the Civil War

Campus celebration of Black History Month features an array of events

Scientists discover how mosquitoes smell their human prey

Studies shed light on struggle to quit smoking

Bipolar disorder linked to decrease in brain structure governing emotions

Study: Post-traumatic stress disorder . . .

Heavy rainfall not only wears down mountains . . .

Drama School to stage contemporary Irish comedy

Leading art critics featured in new discussion series

Search committee named for Yale College Dean

New SOM advisory board will discuss the school's mission and goals

Yale neurologist honored for contributions to epilepsy research

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