All-Ivy linebacker Bobby Abare is new football team captain
Linebacker Bobby Abare has been elected captain of the 2008 Yale football team by a player vote.
Abare helped the Bulldogs to a 17-3 record over the past two seasons, including
a 12-2 Ivy League mark and the 2006 Ivy title. He was named honorable mention
All-America last year after leading the team in tackles for the second straight
season. The Bulldogs were first in the Football Championship Subdivision in scoring
defense, allowing only 13.7 points per game.
Abare was named first team All-Ivy and All-New England for the second time this
past season. The new Yale captain is a political science major and member of
Jonathan Edwards College.
Dr. Irwin Braverman lauded for teaching
Dr. Irwin M. Braverman, professor of dermatology, was awarded the Lifetime
Educator Award from the Dermatology Foundation at the annual meeting of the
American Academy of Dermatology held in San Antonio earlier this month.
Fred Shapiro is finalist for Connecticut Book Award
Fred R. Shapiro, associate librarian for collections and access and lecturer
in legal research at the Law School, was named a finalist in the non-fiction
category for the 2007 Connecticut Book Award, given by the Connecticut Center
for the Book. Shapiro was nominated for “The Yale Book of Quotations,” published
by Yale University Press.
Hilary Witt inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame
Hilary Witt, head coach of the women’s hockey team, was inducted into
the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame. It is the second Hall of Fame Witt has
been inducted to in the last two years.
A 2001 graduate of Northeastern, Witt was inducted into the Huskies’ Hall
of Fame in 2005. She is in her seventh season at Yale, and sixth as head coach.
The team’s 63 wins in her first five seasons as head coach are one more
than Yale had in the 13 seasons prior to her arrival combined.
Allen Forte to present series on Cole Porter
Allen Forte, the Battell Professor of
Music Theory Emeritus, is presenting a weekly series of 12 lectures at Harvard
University’s Department of Music.
The series, titled “Cole Porter’s Life in Music,” began on
Feb. 5. Forte’s book of the same title is scheduled to be published this
Grant for cutting-edge scientists is given to ob/gyn researcher Dr. Marsha
Dr. Marsha K. Guess, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has
received a $416,000 award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This competitive grant was awarded to expand support for “industrious
young scientists, investigating new and cutting-edge translational and clinical
research in the study of human disease.” Guess focuses her research on
understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development
of pelvic organ prolapse.
In 2007 Guess received the National Institutes of Health, Clinical and Translational
T H I SW E E K ' SS T O R I E S
Geneticist cited for research on hypertension
Researcher focuses on heredity in quest to understand . . .
Exhibit traces linkages on the ‘Tree of Life’
‘Rolling’ offers honest, sometimes shocking, look at life in a wheelchair
Study: Older women more likely to suffer depression than older men
Researchers seeking new test for detecting kidney injury . . .
Yale Rheumatic Diseases Research Center awarded $3.2 million . . .
One Law Clinic, Two Cities
Conference will look at issues surrounding nuclear disarmament
Former Yale architecture dean to give Chubb Lecture
Study gives high marks to use of bypass surgery for those in their 90s
Yale Ob-Gyn researchers discussed current work . . .
Several Yale Ob-Gyn presentations are awarded honors at meeting
Judith Resnik wins prestigious honor for her ‘outstanding scholarship’ . . .
Lectures explore mythmaking in Hollywood westerns
Panel will explore ways to promote diverse faculties
‘Images 2008’ exhibition includes works by three Yale staff members
Memorial service for Dr. Barry Goldberg
Yale affiliates to be honored guests at benefit event for LEAP
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