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January 26, 2007|Volume 35, Number 15















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Architecture lecture will focus on structural challenges

Aine Brazil, managing principal of the international design and construction firm Thornton-Tomasetti Group Inc., will deliver the Gordon H. Smith Lecture on Monday, Jan. 29.

She will speak on "Pragmatic Creativity -- the Structural Challenge" at 6:30 p.m. in Hastings Hall, Art & Architecture Building, 180 York St. Sponsored by the School of Architecture, the talk is free and open to the public.

Brazil has been responsible for the construction of many notable high-rise buildings in New York and around the globe, working with such renowned architects as Cesar Pelli, Frank Gehry and Rafael Vinoly.

An internationally celebrated structural engineer in a field dominated largely by men, Brazil was named one of "New York's 100 Most Influential Women in Business" by Crain's New York Business and 2006 "Woman of the Year" by WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

In her lecture, Brazil will describe the philosophy that has governed Thornton-Tomasetti projects throughout her 30-year career there, namely, realizing the creative vision of the architect while meeting the budgetary demands of the developer. The Pelli-designed Bloomberg Tower at 731 Lexington Ave. is one among several Manhattan skyscrapers testifying to Brazil's success at achieving this challenging balance.

Development in war-torn countries is topic of library talk

The "Global Faces of the Yale Library" series will continue with a talk by Antonia Neubauer, president and chair of Rural Education and Development (READ), on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Neubauer's talk, titled "READ Global: Changing the World," will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the lecture hall of Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact Amanda Patrick at (203) 432-4484 or amanda.patrick@yale.edu.

The recipient of the 2006 Access to Learning Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Neubauer will discuss how READ Global, a U.S.-based non-profit global organization using sustainable library community centers as a nexus for educational, economic and community development, is successfully working in war-torn countries.

Her talk will cover some of READ's practices in its beta site, Nepal, that despite the political unrest in that country, have led to success, and how they might be applied to other parts of the world.

Since 1991, when READ was launched in a remote Himalayan village, the organization has been dedicated to developing and implementing a replicable model for sustainable rural development.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to give Shulman Lecture

Edward J. Larson, who in 1998 won the Pulitzer Prize in History, will give the inaugural Shulman Lecture in Science and Humanities on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Titled "Dayton to Dover: A Brief History of the Evolution Teaching Controversy in America," the talk will be held at 5 p.m. in Rm. 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. It free and open to the public. For more information, contact Manana Sikic at (203) 432-0673 or manana.sikic@yale.edu.

Larson won the Pulitzer Prize in History for "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion." He is University Professor of History and Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University and the Russell Professor of American History at the University of Georgia.

The recipient of the 2000 George Sarton Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Larson specializes in law, science and medicine, and writes about those topics primarily from a historical perspective. He is the author of "Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory" and "Evolution's Workshop: God and Science in the Galapagos Islands," among many others.

Larson's articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, Nature, Journal of the History of Medicine, British Journal for the History of Science and Christianity Today.

The lecture series is named after Robert Shulman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and senior research scientist in diagnostic radiology, in recognition of his roles as a founding fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center and as a supporter of the integration of science and the humanities.

Noted historian is next Bartlett Lecturer

Mark A. Noll, the McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the 2006-2007 Bartlett Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Noll will discuss "The Contribution of African-American Religious Thought to the Civil Rights Revolution, 1760-1954" at 5:15 p.m. in Niebuhr Lecture Hall, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 490 Prospect St. The talk is open to the public free of charge.

His lecture will examine the various strands of black Christian thinking and practice that developed from the days of slavery, through the American Civil War, and in the dark period of Jim Crow segregation before the emergence of a public theology in the era of Brown v. Board of Education and Martin Luther King Jr.

Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in 18th- and 19th-century Anglo-American societies. His teaching includes general surveys in the history of Christianity, as well as more specific courses in American intellectual and religious history.

In 2006, Noll was honored with the National Humanities Medal. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America in 2005. The recipient of two year-long fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. During the academic year 2004-2005, he served as Maguire Fellow of American History and Ethics at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.

Award-winning journalist to give Goldman Lecture

The Richard Goldman Lecture will be given by Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author, on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

"From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib and Beyond" is the title of his talk, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. A reception will follow. Sponsored by Branford College, the talk is free and the public is invited to attend.

On November 12, 1969, Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre, in a report originally released by Dispatch News Service. He wrote about the massacre and its cover-up in "My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath and Cover-up: The Army's Secret Investigation of the Massacre at My Lai 4." Hersh won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his story.

During the 1970s, he worked for The New York Times, reporting on covert operations of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 2004, he reported in The New Yorker about the Iraqi prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad. He published a book titled "Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib" based on his magazine reports.

His other works include "The Dark Side of Camelot," a negative look at John F. Kennedy, and "Against All Enemies," which discusses the ailments suffered by Persian Gulf veterans.

'Returning forests' is focus of bioethics lecture

Paul E. Waggoner, a scientist at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, will visit the campus on Friday, Feb. 2.

"Returning Forests Under a Cloud of Biofuel Smoke" is the topic of Waggoner's talk, which will take place at noon in the conference room of the Bioethics Center offices, 87 Trumbull St. The lecture is free and open to the public. For reading materials and luncheon reservations, send e-mail to carol.pollard@yale.edu.

Waggoner's research interests at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station include the study of the epidemiology of plant disease, plant water relations and forests. He recently investigated the competition for land among forests, farming and urban use.

Last month, he and colleagues published "Returning Forests Analyzed with the Forest Identity" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

DCF director to discuss public sector child psychiatry

Dr. Lesley Siegel, regional medical director for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), will speak in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Feb. 2.

Her talk, titled "The Lost Children of Connecticut: Public Sector Child Psychiatry in the Last 20 Years," will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Rm. 119, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, send e-mail to sandra.bishop@yale.edu or call (203) 432-9935.

Siegel has been a child psychiatrist with the State of Connecticut since 1986 and was medical director of Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth from 1995 to 2006. Founded in 1973, Riverview Hospital is the only state-funded, long-term psychiatric hospital for children and youth in Connecticut.

Siegel has served as training director of the Riverview/Yale Child Study Center Child Psychiatry Fellowship since 1995. She recently co-authored a chapter titled "Children in Foster Care: Mental Health Prevention and Treatment" and has also published on the subject of reducing restraints and seclusions in a state hospital.

Board-certified in adult and child psychiatry, Siegel completed her adult psychiatry training and her child psychiatry training at Yale. For the past several years she has co-taught a course for child psychiatry fellows with Dr. Joe Woolston and Jean Adnopoz on public sector child psychiatry.


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In Memoriam: Economic historian Henry Broude

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Conference to explore documentary films on Iraq war

Exhibit features recent work by British painter Howard Hodgkin

Saybrook College to host teas with four distinguished journalists

Malaysian artist's work in batik is featured in ISM exhibition

Reopening gala kicks off center's Black History Month events

Sterling Library exhibit showcases images of 'Disappearing Africa'

English department to present staged reading of four plays . . .

Study questions use of addictive opioids for . . . treatment of back pain

The impact of open standards to be explored

DeVane Lectures location changed

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