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EP&E adjusts under new leader

April 4, 2002 • 0
As one of Yale’s few selective majors, ethics, politics and economics often sells itself to interested students by highlighting its interdisciplinary approach and its ability to combine empirical analysis with normative theories. And while both students and faculty praised the program, they also acknowledged the difficulty in striking the tricky balance between the program’s three »
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SOM inaugurates new center

April 4, 2002 • 0
In another effort to improve its international profile, the Yale School of Management officially opened the International Institute for Corporate Governance yesterday. The research center, inaugurated by World Bank President Jim Wolfensohn, will be dedicated to studying corporate infrastructure and its relationship to the global economy. SOM professor Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes will be the chairman of »
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Still mulling Yale offer, Zedillo revisits campus

April 3, 2002 • 0
Just four weeks after his last visit to Yale, former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 returned to New Haven with his family for another campus visit beginning last Saturday. A senior professor said last week that Zedillo will likely be the new director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and several »
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Zedillo likely to be globalization head

March 29, 2002 • 0
Former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 will likely be the new director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, a senior faculty member said yesterday. Zedillo has been offered the post and came for a campus visit three weeks ago, faculty and administrative sources confirmed. If the deal is finalized, Zedillo would »
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New psych professor has alcohol expertise

March 28, 2002 • 0
When University of Texas at Austin psychology professor William Corbin arrives on Yale’s campus next fall, a new dimension will be added to Yale psychology experiments — alcohol. A specialist in alcohol abuse and prevention, Corbin accepted an offer to come to Yale as a junior professor three weeks ago. Teaching at both the graduate »
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Computer Science director falls ill, goes on leave

March 27, 2002 • 0
Citing serious health problems, Computer Science Director of Graduate Studies Drew McDermott has decided to take a leave of absence for the remainder of the semester, Computer Science chairman Paul Hudak said. Hudak added that he could not discuss the details of McDermott’s illness for privacy reasons. Currently, both McDermott and the department are awaiting »
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Nobel laureate Tobin dies at 84

March 25, 2002 • 1
Economics professor James Tobin, a Nobel laureate and an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died from a stroke March 11 in New Haven. He was 84. Called “the leading macroeconomist of our generation” by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Paul Samuelson in The New York Times, Tobin gained national recognition for his Keynesian theories »
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Nobel Prize winner Tobin dies at 84

March 21, 2002 • 0
Economics professor James Tobin, a Nobel laureate and an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died from a stroke Mar. 11 in New Haven. He was 84. Called “the leading macroeconomist of our generation” by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Paul Samuelson in the New York Times, Tobin gained national recognition for his theories on »
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Rising from ruins: Sociology recovers

March 7, 2002 • 0
Once a department that was slated to join Yale’s list of extinct majors, Sociology is now nearing the end of a massive rebuilding project that could eventually propel the department to first-class status. After years of institutional neglect, the department now enjoys generous support from the administration. Sociology chairman Ivan Szelenyi has initiated an extensive »
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Sociology Dept. hires 2 top recruits from abroad

March 4, 2002 • 0
Yale’s Sociology Department has continued its rebuilding effort by hiring two top international scholars, one at the senior level and one at the junior level. Karl Ulrich Mayer, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, will fill a senior slot, and Philip Smith will leave his tenured position at Australia’s »
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Profs now receive anonymous feedback

March 1, 2002 • 1
With midterms underway, stressed Yalies will have the opportunity to complain directly to their professors — and they’ll be able to do it anonymously. Instituted by the Yale College Teaching and Learning Committee, a new feature allows students to log on to the “classes” server and anonymously submit suggestions to their professors throughout the course »
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Grad student unionization forum heated

February 28, 2002 • 0
As Yale police manned the entrances to the Yale University Art Gallery lecture hall, nearly 400 graduate students poured into the tension-ridden room for Wednesday night’s “Town Meeting on Graduate Student Unionization at Yale.” An overwhelmingly majority of the students were wearing stickers and pins supporting the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, as were many »