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October 7, 2005|Volume 34, Number 5















In the News

"New Orleans is part of the United States' cultural heritage. We can't abandon it. ... If the people of New Orleans want to rebuild, who are we to tell them [not to]?"

-- Alexander Garvin, adjunct professor at the School of Architecture, "New Orleans Will Be 'More and More' Dangerous: Reconstruction Debate Rages as City Under Water Again," Ottawa Citizen, Sept. 25, 2005.


"Possibly we could clone endangered animals. It's easier to preserve the environment."

-- Gisella Caccone, senior research scientist in ecology and evolutionary biology, "Geneticists Look at Mystery of Missing Stripes," New Haven Register, Sept. 28, 2005.


"Home-made family meals tend to be healthier, children's nutrition is better, and the benefits are not limited to what's on your plate."

-- Dr. David Katz, associate clinical professor of epidemiology and public health, "New Campaign Encourages Healthy Eating at Home; Initiative Includes Game To Help Parents, Kids Think About Good Nutrition Where They Make Their Food Choices -- at the Grocery Store," Forbes.com, Sept. 30, 2005.


"Rights are most secure when they are supported by legislative enactment. ... [The Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education] truly becomes law -- really becomes something everyone's on board with -- after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At that point, Congress said, 'We are behind Brown.'"

-- Jack Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, "Experts See Legal Abortion Without Roe," FOXNews.com, Sept. 22, 2005.


"Children are blessed with an inner compass that always points toward that true north the ancient Greeks called eudaemonia and we call happiness. They are also quite adept at burying their pain. But no one stays a child for long. All children who adapt to wrenching losses have to confront the pain they buried sooner or later, along with the anger spawned by it. If asked how I would counsel the children evacuated from New Orleans, [I would tell them] ... Embrace your rage. It is utterly justified. ... But embrace your survival, too, along with all of those surprising acts of kindness and all of the unexpected opportunities that came your way because of this disaster. Never forget that gain and loss are twins conjoined at the heart."

-- Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of Religious Studies and History, in his article "In the Wake of the Storm, Rage and Redemption," The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2005.


"When [Peabody curator Michael Anderson] wanted a dynamic pose [for the museum's Torosaurus statue], we had to think, 'Well what would that look like?' and try to fit the skeleton to it. When Michael wanted its mouth open, we had to think, 'Well, what would the teeth and tongue look like?' It's easy to make everything work on paper, but it's hard to make it all fit on a model."

-- Dan Brinkman, museum assistant in vertebrate paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, "Cretaceous Park Statue of Little-Known Torosaurus To Launch Peabody Museum's Resurgence," Hartford Courant, Sept. 25, 2005.


"[As a small business], you want to give the impression that you are efficient, creative and professional, and that you have access to all the resources and capabilities that a large business does. Certain technologies can help you do this."

-- Bruce Judson, senior faculty fellow at the School of Management, "Appearances Are Deceiving: Technology Can Make a Small Business Seem a Lot Bigger than It Actually Is," The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 19, 2005.


"[L]ike most Americans, I first heard about Guantánamo through the popular folk song Guantanamera ('The Girl from Guantánamo') and Jack Nicholson's unforgettable performance ('you can't handle the truth!') as a Guantánamo naval commandant in Rob Reiner's film 'A Few Good Men.' But when we started the Haitian refugee litigation in 1992, I never dreamed that I would spend much of my next 13 years captured by Guantánamo."

-- Harold Hongju Koh, the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and dean of the Law School, on his role in suing the U.S. government several times on behalf of refugees held at the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in his article "Captured by Guantánamo," OpenDemocracy.net, Sept. 26, 2005.


"People need to understand fully how complex ADD is. It's not just little kids that don't listen in the classroom. ... The disorder has to do with the foundation of managing the self. It is a problem with the 'operating system' not a piece of 'software.'"

-- Dr. Thomas E. Brown, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, "Yale Expert Raises Awareness of Attention Deficit Disorder," New Haven Register, Sept. 25, 2005.


"Alewives are in decline everywhere. We don't know why. ... They're an important link between zoaplankton -- small crustaceans that eat algae -- and larger fish."

-- David Post, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, about a project to re-stock the foot-long, bony river herring in Branford, Connecticut, "Branford Fishway Headed for Nov. Completion," New Haven Register, Sept. 26, 2005.


"We [black university chaplains] bring with us a sense of the rich prophetic and redemptive traditions of Black religion and spirituality. In our role as university chaplain, our constituents are influenced ... by these dimensions of our experiences which contribute to our students' intellectual life, spiritual formation and vision of society."

-- The Reverend Frederick J. Streets, Univesity chaplain, assistant clinical professor at the Child Study Center and adjunct assistant professor at the Divinity School, "Spreading 'The Word' On Campus," Ebony, Oct. 2005.


"I think that Katrina could -- indeed should -- slow if not stymie the tax-cutting agenda."

-- Michael Graetz, the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law, "Bush's Corporate Arm-Twisters," Bloomberg Markets, Nov. 2005.


"What does concern me is that so few students seem to be able to think outside the box, so few students seem to be able to imagine a life for themselves that isn't constructed along traditional gender roles."

-- Peter Salovey, dean of Yale College, the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology and professor of epidemiology and public health, on the news that some women students plan to give up their careers when they have children, "Studying To Be a Mother: Ivy Leaguers Say Women Can't Have It All," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 26, 2005.


Archaeologist's discovery may be final clue to location of long-lost Maya city

Materials research center established with $7.5 million NSF grant

Annual festival lets local artists showcase their works

Yale community members will share their unique artistic visions . . .

Message from the Leaders of the Yale United Way Campaign

Welcome, Parents! A schedule of Parents' Weekend activities

Matching fund for Katrina relief expanded


'Skeptical' neurologist works to separate science from sham

Yale Rep launches its 40th season with 'The Cherry Orchard'

Special packages for Yale community

Exhibition simulates viewing conditions intended by artists

Noted graphic designer Dan Friedman is subject of retrospective


Divinity School alumni will honor memory of missing classmate . . .

Audience will be 'postmodern detectives' in School of Drama play

New visions of religious icons featured in ISM show

Exhibit celebrates life of Yale's first Native American alumnus

WFF will honor women leaders from around the globe

Annual festival will include music, talks and shadow puppetry

Study shows stigma of obesity influenced by attitudes of peers

Book doctor

YUWO awards scholarships to 13 Yale affiliates

Yale Books in Brief

Campus Notes

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