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Violist Jesse Levine, who taught at the School of Music for 25 years and performed and conducted around the world, died on November 11 from pancreatic cancer. He was 68 years old. Levine was principal violist for several orchestras over his career.

Law professor Jay Katz died of heart failure in New Haven on November 17 at the age of 86. Trained as a physician, Katz came to Yale in 1953 to teach psychiatry but soon gravitated to the legal and ethical side of medicine. He served on a national panel that investigated the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.



Jarrad M. Aguirre '09 and Rachel Bayetsky-Anand '09 were selected as Rhodes Scholars this year. Aguirre, a molecular, cellular, and developmental biology (MCDB) major from Colorado, will study medical anthropology at Oxford. Bayetsky-Anand, a Toronto native who is majoring in ethics, politics, and economics, will study philosophy. Also headed for England is Adam Bouland '09, a computer science and mathematics major who was awarded a Marshall Scholarship; he will study math at Cambridge.



Deborah Stanley-Mcaulay has been appointed chief diversity officer for the university. Stanley-McAulay has worked in employee development at Yale since 1995, most recently as director of the university's Organiza-tional Development and Learning Center. She succeeds Nydia Gonzalez, the first chief diversity officer, who was appointed in 2007 but resigned recently to care for a relative.

Akhil Reed Amar '80, '84JD, has been named a Sterling Professor of Law. Amar, a noted scholar of the U.S. Constitution, is known both for scholarly and popular writing on the law. Amar will give what he calls a "walking tour" of the Constitution in Yale's DeVane lectures of 2009-10. No more than 27 active faculty members at a time can hold Sterling professorships -- Yale's highest faculty honors -- which were endowed in 1918 by a bequest from John W. Sterling '64.

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