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October 6, 2006|Volume 35, Number 5















In the News

"Memory is really an active re-creation. We are not animals who run around with extensive libraries in our heads."

-- Dr. Charles Morgan III, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, "One Shooting Case Fuels the Debate: Is Eyewitness Testimony Reliable?" Palm Beach Post, Sept. 23, 2006.


"I think we are really what college football wants to be. The type of football we play, the type of student-athlete we have, I think is what the purpose of college athletics is supposed to be."

-- Jack Siedlecki, head football coach, "Ivy League Enters 50th Year with Unique Challenges," Associated Press, Sept. 13, 2006.


"Partisan politics has accelerated. The bickering is more partisan. ... It is 'D' versus 'R' pretty clearly. ... Party versus party has hit one of the peaks."

-- David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science, "Joe Gridlock," New Haven Advocate, Sept. 14, 2006.


''When a patient is revving up and paranoid, instead of becoming imperious or dogmatic or rigid I [as his psychiatrist] might admit that I'm kind of nervous too. If you're scared, you let the patient know that. Because a lot of their behavior is coming from their perception of being threatened. If you let them know that you are feeling threatened, vulnerable and not interested in controlling them, that can help defuse the situation.''

-- Dr. Thomas H. McGlashan, professor of psychiatry, "A Psychiatrist Is Slain, and a Sad Debate Deepens," The New York Times, Sept. 19, 2006.


"The charter of United Nations ... is deliberately vague and extraordinarily flexible -- which frustrates many people because they look at the charter and say: Well, it can mean anything or nothing. And it's a bit like, you know, the red queen in Alice in Wonderland. 'What does this mean,' said Alice? And the queen says: 'It means what I say it means.' It means the United Nations and what it can do means what the big powers in the Security Council say it can do."

-- Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, "The U.N. and the World's Hot Spots," "Morning Edition," National Public Radio, Sept. 19, 2006.


"There are many things we do on a day-to-day basis like brushing our teeth that aren't addictions. One element of addiction is continued engagement in a behavior despite negative consequences -- on our health, at work or with our family."

-- Dr. Marc Potenza, associate professor of psychiatry, "FDA Study Puts Wrinkle in Botox," New York Sun, Sept. 19, 2006.


"Antisemitism is like a virus or disease. The antisemitism of today is not like the antisemitism of 60 to 70 years ago. ... North America has been somewhat immune from antisemitism, but in Europe it's much more serious. There is a demonization of Jews to the point where the rhetoric is genocidal."

-- Charles Small, director of the Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, on the creation of a Yale center for the study of antisemitism, "New Yale Center Created To Study Antisemitism," New Haven Register, Sept. 20, 2006.


"HIV testing is an excellent use of our healthcare dollar."

-- A. David Paltiel, associate professor of public health and managerial sciences, on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that HIV testing become part of a routine medical examination, "U.S. Calls for Making HIV Testing Routine," Boston Globe, Sept. 22, 2006.


"Most law enforcement agencies will tell you, if it's criminal, we'll do it, but don't drag us into civil matters, we're not trained, we'll make mistakes."

-- Michael Wishnie, clinical professor of law, on the reluctance of police departments to enforce immigration regulations, "Edison in Debate on Immigration -- Town Hesitates To Aid Probes," Star-Ledger (NJ), Sept. 25, 2006.


"Property ownership has always involved responsibilities as well as entitlements. So that, yes, indeed you are able to do certain things with your property as you wish and other people can't tell you what to do and what not to do. But you have to do that taking into account the needs of the larger community and the needs of your neighbors."

-- Carol Rose, the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and professorial lecturer at the Law School, "Western Voters Consider Property Rights Changes," "Morning Edition," National Public Radio, Sept. 19, 2006.


"I do not think that museums should be temples, I do not think they should be lecture halls, but the noise in the museum should be the noise of the street ... it should be the noise of ... people walking around and disputing things ... they disagree with the artists and disagree with each other. And what you are entering when you enter an exhibition is the serious, more and more articulate 'disagreement about what is art and what art should be.'"

-- Robert Storr, professor of painting and dean of the School of Art, "Modern Art Matters," St. Petersburg Times (Russia), Sept. 22, 2006.


"I think there's something about being out in the sun that draws people. Our literature, our music, our culture speaks forever about the attractiveness of being outdoors and the enjoyment of open spaces in the bright sunlight."

-- Dr. David Leffell, director of the Yale Medical Group, professor of dermatology and of surgery (otolaryngology and plastic surgery), on why people risk overexposure to the sun, "Experimental Lotion Could Be Secret to a Safe Tan," "All Things Considered," National Public Radio, Sept. 21, 2006.


"Women find [nurturing behavior in men] attractive, other men don't find it repulsive. These things are softening. They are not gone, but they are softening. That has helped some men to feel a little safer in their social network to pick up that grandchild and comfort him."

-- Dr. Kyle Pruett, clinical professor of psychiatry and of nursing, "Finding a New Lease on Life as Mr. Grandmom: Retired Grandfathers Overcome Stereotypes To Take On Nanny or Caregiver Roles While Parents Work," Edmonton Journal (Canada), Sept. 22, 2006.


"The greatest help these [online academic rumor mills] provide people is in giving bad news. You find out a university's made a shortlist and you don't seem to be on it, or they've made an offer and you don't have it. Institutions tend to give you that information very slowly."

-- Eric Gawiser, postdoctoral associate in astronomy, "Who's Hot? Who's Not? Online Rumor Mills Shine a Light on Faculty Job Searches but May Also Intensify the Star System," Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 22, 2006.


Campaign formally launched at 'Yale Tomorrow' celebration

Hollander named Connecticut's poet laureate

YSN student carrying on family tradition of healing

Astronomers find evidence of galactic 'birth control'

NIAAA award will support study of alcohol use and HIV

Liberals must articulate their vision more clearly, says journalist

Conference celebrates 60th year of Yale's Directed Studies Program

Exhibit of artists at work explores creative process

Area artists will be showcased in annual festival

Theologians and scholars to speak at Divinity School convocation

Memorial service for Robert Wokler

Campus Notes


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