News Releases

November 21, 1996

Kai Erikson speaks at Erikson Institute

Kai Erikson, Yale University professor of Sociology and American Studies, was guest of honor at the Erikson Institute's dedication and first public display of two original manuscripts by his father, Erik Erikson 1902-1994 . The manuscripts, "Identity: Youth and Crisis" and "Young Man Luther," gifts to the Institute from the elder Erikson in 1971, will remain on permanent view. The bulk of Erik Erikson's papers, over 2,000 items, are stored at the Houghton Library at Harvard University.

November 18, 1996

Poet Anthony Hecht to Read at Yale

"The Yale Review" will sponsor a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht on Tuesday, December 3, at 8 p.m. in the Jonathan Edwards Common Room at 68 High Street, New Haven. The event is free and open to the public.

November 14, 1996

Luce Foundation Funds Cambodian Genocide Project

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a two-year grant of $250,000 to the Cambodian Genocide Program, CGP, at Yale University to help fund the program's continuing research.

November 11, 1996

Divinity School to install new dean

With ceremony, song, and prayer, Yale University will officially install alumnus Richard J. Wood as dean of the Divinity School on Wednesday, November 13, at 4 p.m. The installation will take place in the Marquand Chapel of the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect Street.

November 7, 1996

Divinity School Alumni Honored

Five alumni of the Yale Divinity School YDS were given Awards for Distinction at the Fall Convocation in October. Honored this year were Talitha Arnold '80, Earl Harrison '59, Stanley Hauerwas '65, G. Scott Morris '80, and George Todd '51. Kenneth W. Clapp, president of the YDS Alumnal Board, introduced the award recipients, and YDS Dean Richard J. Wood made the presentations.

November 7, 1996

Charles Musser Wins International Cinema Award

Charles Musser, associate professor of film studies and American Studies at Yale, is this year's recipient of the Jean Mitry Award, presented in October at the fifteenth Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy. The award, established in 1986, is given annually to honor individuals and institutions for their work in safeguarding the heritage of the silent film. It is named for Jean Mitry, a prominent French film historian of the 1950-70s.

November 6, 1996

You Are What You Speak

Should Congress pass legislation making English the nation's official language? How does language impact on a person's sense of identity or a community's coherence?

November 6, 1996

Two noted professors are appointed to endowed professorships

The Yale Corporation recently elected two faculty members to endowed posts. Giuseppe F. Mazzotta was designated the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Italian Language and Literature. David L. Quint was appointed the George M. Bodman Professor of English and Comparative Literature.

November 6, 1996

Yale Dramat to Present 'Hair'

"...Oh, say, can you see my eyes -- if you can, then my hair's too short!"

November 5, 1996

G. Scott Morris Honored by Yale Divinity School

G. Scott Morris was one of five alumni of the Yale Divinity School, YDS, given Awards for Distinction at the Fall Convocation on October 9. Honored this year were Talitha Arnold '80, Earl Harrison '59, Stanley Hauerwas '65, Dr. Morris '80, and George Todd '51. Kenneth W. Clapp, president of the YDS Alumnal Board, introduced the award recipients, and YDS Dean Richard J. Wood made the presentations.