Campus Notes: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Speth to give public lecture

James Gustave Speth will give a talk at the New Haven Museum next week.

Speth is the Carl W. Knobloch Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy. His talk, “Making Sense of Place: ?Connecting the Cultural and Physical Environment,” will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17. Speth will also sign copies of his book “The Bridge at the Edge of the World.”

The event is free and open to the public. The New Haven Museum is located at 114 Whitney Ave.

Marcus honored

Ruth Barcan Marcus, professor emeritus of philosophy and senior research scholar in philosophy, was awarded the Lauener Prize for an Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy.

The Lauener Foundation “aims at drawing attention to exemplary bodies of philosophical work and at encouraging the rising generation of philosophers to carry on with their projects in the best analytic traditions.”

Macey to discuss new book

Jonathan R. Macey will discuss his new book at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Labyrinth Books, 290 York St.

Macey is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law. In his book, “Corporate Governance,” he argues that “less government regulation - not more - is what is needed to ensure that managers of public companies keep their promises to investors.” He examines a variety of possible means of corporate governance, including shareholder voting, hedge funds and private equity funds.

For more information, visit

Sabin Prize

Entries for the Sabin Prize are now being accepted.

The Sabin Prize is a new initiative created with the support of the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation and managed by the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. $25,000 will be awarded to the best Yale student and/or faculty idea for a product, service, project or program that advances a more environmentally sustainable way of life. Award winners and finalists will be widely promoted in the University community and international press.

Faculty and students interested in competing for the prize must submit a letter of intent by January 23 and attend a training session in February. Complete details are available at

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