September 17th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 09.17.09

Here comes the queen. Tickets for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan’s conversation with President Levin on Tuesday will be distributed beginning today at noon at the box office in Sprague Hall.

And Sonia Sotomayor, too! Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 is scheduled to take part in a panel discussion at the Law School on Oct. 16. The panel, titled “Do Courts Play a Productive Role in the Regulatory Process?,” is part of the Law School’s reunion festivities. This year marks Sotomayor’s 30th reunion.

At the Ramadan Banquet last night, keynote speaker Ahmed Younis, a senior analyst at the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, encouraged Yalies to grow, to love and to seek balance in their lives. His speech also included a shout-out to “the brothers and sisters in the Coast Guard uniforms” who were sitting at one of the tables in Commons.

The Muslim Students Association kept up students’ spirits about fasting via its Twitter account. RT @YaleMSA: “Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety & rightousness”(2:183)

Get your free Constitution. Students, faculty and staff will read excerpts from the Constitution at 12:30 p.m. today on Beinecke Plaza to celebrate Constitution Day. Four hundred copies of the document will be given away to attendees.

The brainiacs at MIT made some smart investment choices this year. MIT reported better investment results than either Yale or Harvard universities — a 21 percent decline, compared to the 30 percent drop at Yale and Harvard.

Trumbull grabs science by the horns. An e-mail from Trumbull College Master Janet Henrich revealed Trumbull to be this year’s winner of the Sheffield Cup for “the highest standing in scholarship in courses in science, mathematics, and engineering,” toppling Calhoun College, last year’s winner.

Starring Yale students. Last night was open mic night in the Vanderbilt archway, featuring vocal and instrumental performances by freshmen and upperclassmen alike.

This day in Yale history
1993 An exhibit held at the Peabody Museum transported a part of Yale back to the prehistoric age. Called “Dinosaur Visions: Science and Fiction in Jurassic Park,” the exhibit incorporated ideas from the recently released movie, including animated life-size models of baby dinosaurs and a fossil exhibit.

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    the open mic is a weekly event, hosted by the Yale Music Scene organization. check out yalemusicscene.org for info on next week’s place.