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Law professor Roberta Romano ’80JD has been named a Sterling Professor, the university’s highest faculty rank. Romano is the director of the Law School’s Center for the Study of Corporate Law. No more than 27 active faculty members at a time can hold Sterling Professorships; Romano is the first female law professor so honored.

Paul Cleary has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the School of Public Health beginning July 1. In announcing the reappointment, President Richard Levin ’74PhD cited some of Cleary’s first-term achievements: applications to the school’s Master of Public Health program are up 30 percent, a new concentration in global health has been launched, and a new community outreach office has been created.

Susan Carney, deputy general counsel of the university, was confirmed by the Senate in May as a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Carney worked in private practice and as an associate general counsel for the Peace Corps before joining the Yale general counsel’s office in 1998.



Yale’s governing board, the Yale Corporation, has chosen billionaire investor and philanthropist Edward Bass ’67, ’72ArtA, as its senior fellow, succeeding Roland Betts ’68. Bass, a former Yale architecture student and longtime conservationist, was one of the founders of the Biosphere 2 project. His financial gifts to Yale have included $60 million for building construction and renovation on Science Hill and $20 million to establish the Institute for Biospheric Studies. The senior fellow takes a leadership role on the board and chairs meetings in the absence of the university president.



Charles Elias Clark ’43, ’47JD, a professor at the Law School and a longtime master of Silliman College, died on June 11 in Hamden, Connecticut. He was 89. The son of a New Haven judge, Clark was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He joined the Law School faculty in 1949 and became an authority on trusts and estates; he was named the Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law in 1969. He was master of Silliman from 1962 to 1981.

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