"The Yale Connection" in Chicago

"The Yale Connection" in Chicago
Thu, 10/14/2010 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

You are invited to “THE YALE CONNECTION”,  an after-work networking & social event in the Yale tradition.

Connect with other Yale alums, and enjoy an interesting speaker and discussion.
Guests and friends are more than welcome.

Cost: $20 for members of the Yale Club of Chicago & their guests.  $30 for non-members & their guests.

Heavy appetizers served.  Beverages available on a cash-bar basis.
50 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL
Entry on Randolph.  Valet available on Dearborn.
Take elevator or stairs down to private rooms.

RSVP - If you plan to attend, please email office@alumniservices.com with the message “Yale Connection reply”.

Sir Peter Crane, FRS
Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
B.Sc. and Ph.D., University of Reading, U.K.

"Evolution, Extinction and the Future of Food"
In September 2009, Sir Peter Crane became the Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.  A long time resident of Chicago, Dean Crane’s work focuses on the diversity of plant life: its origin, fossil history, current status, conservation and use.  He is a member of the Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Global Crop Diversity Trust. 
At October’s Yale Connection event, Professor Crane will discuss what we know about current levels of extinction among plants and consider in particular how this relates to the future of agriculture and the global food supply.