Friday, December 31, 2010
5:51 pm est
marked a year since I left India (a malaria zone) and therefore the first day I was again eligible to donate blood.
Until then, my efforts had been reduced to merely exhorting and reflecting, as in March 21 and August 14 posts; yesterday saw a return to bleeding, with a purpose!
The American Red Cross offers many opportunities for volunteers to donate. Blood is in particularly short supply during vacation periods,
when school-based and corporate blood drives are limited. Then there’s
the weather; the Red Cross sent the following message this week: “The severe winter storm causing hazardous snow conditions
in the Northeast has impacted the American Red Cross blood collection efforts. Multiple blood drives were
cancelled or delayed and low turnout was seen at many drives that were able to run. All eligible donors
are asked to make an appointment now to donate blood.”
Every Friday afternoon the New Haven Red Cross chapter house holds a drive
at 703 Whitney Avenue. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
6:42 am est
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Advancing Law, History, and the Military
6:22 am est
Saturday, December 25, 2010
7:56 am est
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Fitful Progress in Countering Domestic Violence; How to Help
7:30 am est
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Nutrition and Health
12:12 am est
Federal child nutrition legislation has passed and been signed into law, after leadership from First Lady Michelle Obama and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro among others, and support from Timothy Cipriano, who directs food services for the New Haven school district.
The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has extensive information, including on marketing to kids.
As NPR reported, Ralph DiLeone, who is in psychiatry and neurobiology
at Yale, has examined parallels between overeating and drug use, in their effects on the brain.
Posts to this blog on October 17, on July 31, and earlier mentioned Michelle Obama’s
“Let’s Move” campaign, the Rudd Center, and other resources, including some developed in the Yale-New Haven
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Diane Ravitch and Albert Shanker
6:16 am est
Ravitch’s recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, led to her
participation in a November 30 New Haven event. Her book includes mention of Albert Shanker, the late longtime
president of the AFT, with whom she worked.
Richard Kahlenberg’s biography of Shanker, Tough Liberal, is a portrait of
a complicated figure with context for current debates over academic standards, charter schools, teacher professionalism, unionism,
and peer review.