Judith Rodin to be Chubb Fellow at Yale

Judith Rodin, president of the University of Pennsylvania and former Yale provost, faculty member and dean, will speak at Yale as a Chubb Fellow on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Levinson Auditorium of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

Rodin will speak on the topic, “The University and a Civil Society.” The talk is free and open to the public.

Rodin was named the seventh president of Penn in 1993. A member of the faculty of Yale for more than 22 years, she served as provost (1992-94) and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1991-92), and was the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology. She also held an appointment in the Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

Rodin’s research has focused on the relationship between psychological and biological processes in human health and behavior. She is author or co-author of more than 200 journal articles and 10 books. She has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other professional organizations.

Her public service includes membership on the steering committee of college presidents for America Reads and the Presidential Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology, to which she was appointed by President Clinton. She is a member of the executive committee of the Association of American Universities and serves on the board of directors of several private companies.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.

The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging and aiding Yale students interested in the operations of government and in public service. Established in 1936 through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale 1895), the program is based in Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s residential colleges. Each year four or five distinguished men and women have been appointed as Visiting Chubb Fellows. Chubb Fellows spend several days at Yale in close, informal contact with students, and deliver a public lecture. Former Chubb Fellows include CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, New York City Mayors Rudolf Giuliani and David Dinkins, and author Toni Morrison.

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