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August 27, 2004|Volume 33, Number 1















Campus Notes

Dance workshop

The Tazia African Cultural Association will host a free West African dance workshop series this fall.

The series will take place every Saturday from Aug. 28 to Oct. 2 on the second floor of the Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St. Classes for children ages 6-12 will be held 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Classes for individuals ages 13 and older will be held 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Darian Parker, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Anthropology, will collaborate with Konjo, a West African dance company at Yale, in teaching the class.

The event is sponsored by the City of New Haven Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Darian Parker at (203) 776-0308 or darianparker@hotmail.com.

Nursing Matters magazine

Yale Nursing Matters magazine, the official publication of the School of Nursing (YSN), has been selected to receive two prestigious awards.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, selected Yale Nursing Matters as recipient of the 2004 Pinnacle Award for Best Magazine in the Public Media category. The magazine was cited as "an inspiration to all honor society members and to nurses everywhere."

The magazine was also awarded the 2004 Gold Mercury Award for Best Magazine by the Connecticut Valley and Southern Connecticut Chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). This is the second consecutive year that YSN has received the PRSA Mercury Award.

Yale Nursing Matters is published bi-annually and features the work and accomplishments of YSN students, faculty and alumni in greater New Haven, nationally and around the world.

William Hallo honored

William W. Hallo, the William M. Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature Emeritus, was elected a founding honorary member of the newly established Internationale Rosenzweig Gesellschaft e.V. at its first meeting in Kassel, Germany, on March 28.

The honor was in recognition of Hallo's long involvement with the work of Franz Rosenzweig, the noted German Jewish theologian. In addition to translating Rosenzweig's work, Hallo has published studies dealing with the theologian's roles as translator and innovator in adult education. Hallo retired from Yale in 2002 after 40 years of service.

Department chairs named

President Richard C. Levin has announced the following appointments: Steven Berry, the James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics, as chair of the Department of Economics; and Andrew Casson, professor of mathematics, as chair of the Department of Mathematics. Both chairs will serve for three years, beginning July 1.

Esper receives grant

Dr. Frank Esper, clinical fellow in pediatrics at the School of Medicine, has received a research grant from MedImmune Inc., a biotechnology company based in Maryland.

Esper and five other researchers received $25,000 each at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting in San Francisco on May 4. The Pediatric Fellowship program is designed to stimulate increased interest and research in the area of viral respiratory pathogens that are important in the health and well-being of children and adults.

Paula Hyman

Paula Hyman, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History, was elected president of the American Academy of Jewish Research on June 21. The academy represents the oldest organization of Judaic scholars in North America. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers and thus constitute the most distinguished and senior scholars teaching Judaic studies at American universities.

Mandelbrot wins book award

Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, has won the Financial Times Germany Award for the Best Business Book of the Year for his latest work, titled "The (Mis)behavior of Markets: The Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward." The award will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Oct. 6.

ACLS fellows named

Five Yale affiliates have been awarded fellowships by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

Marisa Angell Brown, a doctoral candidate in the History of Art department, received a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation fellowship in American Art.

Robin Jeshion, professor of philosophy, received a Frederick Burkhardt Residential fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars.

Aleksandra Sznajder, a senior in Yale College, received an East European Studies Program Dissertation fellowship.

Roy Tsao, lecturer in the Department of Political Science, received an ACLS fellowship.

Elliott Visconsi, assistant professor of English, received an ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Junior Faculty fellowship.

The ACLS made awards totaling over $2.6 million to 79 scholars for postdoctoral research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The ACLS is a private, non-profit federation of 68 scholarly associations devoted to the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning.

DeVita to edit new journal

Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr., the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at the Yale Cancer Center, has been chosen as editor-in-chief of Nature Clinical Practice Oncology, a new journal that will be launched in the fall.

The journal will provide physicians with authoritative and timely interpretations of significant developments in medical research, translating the latest findings to clinical practice.

Cha receives award

Dr. Charles Cha, assistant professor of surgery, has received a Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award.

The award was created to encourage young physicians and surgeons to make the geriatric aspects of their disciplines a career focus. Cha was selected "because of the promise demonstrated in his proposal, his mentors' sponsorship, and his institution's support of his work." He has been investigating the effects of aging on tumor angiogenesis and growth.

The two-year awards, each worth $200,000, are funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, and were created through a partnership with the American Geriatrics Society.


Yale fencer wins bronze and makes history at Olympics

ASSET-Dell deal provides discounts on home computers . . .

Levin addresses forum, honors Yale's first Chinese alumnus during trip

New M.B.A. program to train healthcare industry leaders


Modernist icon is highlight of School of Architecture exhibit

Yale champions lend support to smoke-free campaign

In Memoriam: Shizuo Kakutani, noted mathematician and inventor

Visiting scholars will explore ethical issues

Study: Mutation makes cancer more aggressive in African-Americans

Air travel generally safe for cardiovascular patients, say scientists

Team's findings open new path for treatment of lung disease

Investigators get first look at atomic structure . . .

Scientists unravel how animals sense and distinguish odors

Studies show effects of transplanted bone marrow cells

Researchers discover how Hepatitis C enzyme unwinds RNA

Study reveals patterns of behavior associated with maintaining weight loss

Research underscores value of beta-blockers in treating heart patients

Report: Many older patients choose treatments . . .

Investigators' work offers insights into the biology of depression

Researchers win grants for research on women's health

Child Study Center receives grant to assess IICAPS

Yale physicians named 'top doctors' by colleagues in magazine poll

Maihle to chair Women in Cancer Research Council

'Chasing Rainbows' now on view in Yale Rep plaz

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