Legislator, Authors, Researchers to Speak at Yale
The following talks at Yale University April 19-27 are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise.
Maryland state legislator to describe his ‘political journey’
Kumar Barve, a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly and the first person of Indian origin to be elected as a state legislator in the United States, will give a talk titled “A Political Journey” on Monday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in Rm. 208 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. His speech is part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Yale, a celebration commemorating the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the nation.
Literary scholar/poet to read from his work
The English department will present a poetry reading by John Irwin (aka John Bricuth), the director of the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University, on Monday, April 19. His reading will take place at 8 p.m. in the master’s house of Ezra Stiles College, 9 Tower Pkwy. Irwin is the Decker Professor in the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University and author of three scholarly studies of modern literature, including “The Mystery to a Solution: Poe, Borges, and the Analytic Detective Story,” for which he won the 1994 Christian Gauss Prize from Phi Beta Kappa for the best work of literary criticism and the Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association.
Filmmaker is featured in next DMCA lecture
Grahame Weinbren, a filmmaker who creates “interactive cinema” installations for museums, galleries and festivals around the world, will be the next speaker in the lecture series “…With Technological Means: Artists, Theorists and Curators working in New Media,” sponsored by the Digital Media Center for the Arts. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, in Hastings Hall of the Art & Architecture Building, 180 York St.
Weinbren’s created interactive cinema installations have been exhibited in the Whitney Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre Pompidou, the ICA in London, the Bonn Kunsthalle and the Kwangju (Korea) Biennale.
Theater producer/entrepreneur to be guest at master’s tea
S. Roger Horchow, an entrepreneur-turned-theater producer, will be the guest at a tea at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the Calhoun College master’s house, 434 College St. For many years, Horchow owned and operated his a Dallas-based mail-order business, the Horchow Collection, which he eventually sold to Neiman Marcus. He then turned his attention to the theater. In 1992, he produced the Gershwin musical, “Crazy for You,” which appeared on Broadway and won three Tony Awards. He is coproducer of the Broadway revival of “Kiss Me Kate,” which opens next fall.
Bundy biographer to speak of brothers’ foreign policy role
Kai Bird, author of the recently published book “The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy & William Bundy, Brothers in Arms,” will discuss the Bundys’ role in foreign policy-making at a tea on Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Jonathan Edwards College master’s house, 70 High St. His talk is titled “McGeorge & William Bundy: From Hiroshima to Vietnam, A Journey to the Heart of Foreign Policy Establishment.”
Bird is a contributing editor of The Nation magazine, and he has written book reviews for numerous publications. He was a columnist for The Nation 1983-86, when he coauthored a monthly and then biweekly column on foreign affairs and Capitol Hill.
Expert on child maltreatment to speak at Bush Center event
John Fantuzzo, a clinical psychologist and professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk titled “Child Maltreatment and Head Start: Making Beneficial Connections for Child Victims and Their Families” on Friday, April 23, at noon in Room 211 of the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street. Fantuzzo, who holds the Diana Riklis chair in the Graduate School of Education at UPenn, has written extensively on child abuse and the effect of domestic violence on children.
Indian author will read from and discuss her work
Indira Ganesan, author of the novels “Inheritance” and “The Journey,” will read from and discuss her work on Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the common room of Pierson College, 231 Park St. Ganesan will also sign copies of “Inheritance” at the event, which is sponsored by the Asian American Students Association as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Kirkus Reviews wrote, “Ganesan’s ingenious charms as a social and spiritual observer bejewel the novel…. People float in and land fleetingly, like mirages, on the island, which begins to resemble a microcosmic kaleidoscope of the human, the natural, and the magical folded into one – a small, storied panoply of Ganesan’s imagination.” Ganesan will sign copies of “Inheritance” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway.
Former counsel to Clinton to talk on ethics and impeachment
Lloyd N. Cutler, former counsel to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, will discuss “Ethics and the Impeachment Process” on Monday, April 26, at 12:30 p.m. in Rm. 127 of the Law School, 127 Wall St. Cutler is senior counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He was special counsel to President Carter 1979-80 and to Clinton in 1994. He also has served as special counsel to the President on the SALT II Treaty, 1979-80; the president’s special representative for maritime resource and boundary negotiations with Canada, 1977-79; senior consultant to the President’s Commission on Strategic Forces (Scowcroft Commission), 1983-84; a member of the President’s Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, 1989; and consultant to Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke during the 1995 Dayton negotiations.
Author/illustrator will discuss his recent book
Ian Marshall, author and illustrator of the recent book “Passage East,” will discuss his work at a talk on Tuesday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Yale Center for British Art. Marshall, a native of England who is a former architect, is known for his illustrations of armored warships. His books include “Armored Ships” and “Ironclads and Paddlers.” In “Passage East,” he describes the marine passage of Britons from London to Bombay during the 1930s and 1940s, a trip he made during his youth.
Stroke is topic of special lecture by NIH physician
Dr. Michael D. Walker, director of the division of stroke, trauma and neurodegenerative disorders for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the 1999 Gaylord Rehabilitation Research Institute Annual Lecture on Wednesday, April 29. His lecture is titled “Stroke at the End of ‘The Decade of the Brain.’”
Walker oversees extensive research in the areas of stroke, brain tumors, trauma and neurodegenerative disorders, including clinical trials using drugs and surgical procedures to treat these disorders. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology and is the author of over 100 scientific papers. He serves as the NINDS representative to numerous professional organizations.