News Releases

November 5, 1996

Talitha Arnold Honored by Yale Divinity School

Talitha J. Arnold 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 Ms. 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. Ms. Arnold served as worship leader for the YDS Convocation Service of the Word on October 9.

November 5, 1996

George Todd Honored by Yale Divinity School

George Todd 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, G. Scott Morris '80, and Mr. 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 1, 1996

Sidwell's Earl Harrison Honored by Yale Divinity School

Earl G. Harrison 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, Mr. 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.

October 30, 1996

Librarian-in-Residence Program at Yale Seeks More Minorities

The Yale University Library has established a Librarian-in-Residence Program to increase professional minority representation on its staff and further the growth and development of minority librarians. Through the program, which began last year, recent graduates with a master's degrees in library science can build on previously acquired skills and learn the specifics of Yale's library system.

October 30, 1996

Agrarian Studies Program Wins Fellowship Grant

The Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale has won a $250,000 grant to fund Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships in the Humanities for the coming three years. The fellowships will be used to bring two "public intellectuals" from Third World countries to Yale each year to participate in the Agrarian Studies weekly colloquium series and other activities of the program. A "public intellectual" is one who can communicate complex ideas to a broad audience.

October 28, 1996

Cervantes Symposium to honor retiring professor Manuel Duran

The achievements and contributions of Manuel Duran during his 36-year career at Yale will be celebrated at a symposium on the novelist, poet and dramatist Cervantes. Scholars from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including Professor Duran's past and present students, will participate in "CERVANTES A Celebration: Symposium in Honor of Manuel Duran," on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2.

October 28, 1996

Author Ann Beattie to Speak at Yale

Novelist Ann Beattie will read from her work on Monday, November 4, at 8:30 p.m. in the Common Room of Yale University's Byers Hall in Silliman College, 505 College Street in New Haven. Her reading, one in a series featuring authors from "The Yale Review," is free and open to the public.

October 28, 1996

Halloween Madness and Music at Yale

Murder and mayhem are on the program when the Yale Symphony Orchestra takes to the Woolsey Hall stage at midnight on Thursday, October 31, wrapping up Halloween with a dramatic musical flourish. The orchestra, in costume, will provide musical accompaniment for an original murder mystery, written, acted and filmed by Yale undergraduates -- with cameo performances by senior University administrators.

October 22, 1996

Yale Opera to Perform Famous Seduction Scene

Want to learn a few tips from a master of seduction? Come watch Faust perform his Gallic magic on Marguerite, putting Don Juan and Casanova to shame. Yale Opera will present Act II of Charles Gounod's "Faust," one of the most popular operas in the world, on Saturday, November 2, at 8 p.m. in the Morse Recital Hall of Sprague Memorial Hall on College Street. The performance is part of "Opera Scenes," the School of Music's annual sampler, set for Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2. Hans Nieuwenhuis, the general director of the Netherlands International Opera Center, will conduct the programs, which are different each night. "Opera Scenes" is free and open to the public.

October 18, 1996

Yale Drama School Announces Its Season

Graduate students at the Yale School of Drama will direct four plays this season at University Theatre on York Street. The productions will be "The Pope and the Witch" by Dario Fo, directed by Stephan Genn; "Troy Women," an adaptation of Euripides' "Trojan Women," directed by Laura Stribling; Peter Handke's "The Ride Across Lake Constance," directed by Andrew Utter; and "Happy End," a Brecht/Weill musical, directed by Eleanor Holdridge.