Events Calendar

  • Thursday 1/28/21

    • Jan 28, 2021
      Starts at 8:00PM
      Add to Calendar 2021-01-28T20:00:00 2021-01-28T20:00:00 America/New_York Careers, Life, and Yale Thursday Show: Business and Operations of Biotech Companies

      Business and operations of biotech companies

      The life sciences industry is creating breakthrough biotech companies addressing society’s greatest unmet medical needs. These companies translate scientific innovation to make life-altering drugs in order to transform health care. This alumni panel webinar will share insights into best practices for operating biotech companies.

      Careers, Life, & Yale Thursday Show: Business and Operations of Biotech Companies
  • Friday 1/29/21

  • Monday 2/1/21

  • Tuesday 2/2/21

    • Feb 2 – Mar 3
      Add to Calendar 2021-02-02T11:00:00 2021-03-03T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: Ancient Fiction: Romances and Novels of Ancient Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians

      This course will explore a side of antiquity that receives less attention than classical drama or historiography or the canonical texts of Jewish and Christian tradition. Imaginative stories delighted a wide variety of audiences in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds. Some highlighted adventure and the mystery of exotic lands. Many recounted lovers torn apart by cruel fate and finally happily reunited. Some told bawdy and picaresque tales, garnished with hints of profound religious truth. Some played with the conventions of romantic fiction to inspire a spiritual romance.

      Each week the course will focus on one major work of ancient fiction. In addition to the primary reading, there will often be another comparable ancient work for participants who want more experience with this literary world. There will also be some recommended secondary literature for those who want to dig more deeply. Classes will consist of discussion of these sometimes strange, often delightful works of ancient imagination.

    • Feb 2, 2021
      Starts at 2:00PM
      Add to Calendar 2021-02-02T14:00:00 2021-02-02T14:00:00 America/New_York Black Filmmakers Series

      Join our Yale in Hollywood — Black Filmmaker Series: In Conversation with Yalie filmmakers Jonathan Kidd and Sonya Winton-Odamtten on Tuesday Feb 2nd, 11a-12p PT / 2p-3p ET.

      Jonathan and Sonya will share their paths from Yale — where they both received doctorate degrees in African American Studies — to Hollywood, and getting into the business. 

      They will also share their experience Co-Executive Producing the popular HBO drama series Lovecraft Country, which just completed its successful first season with critical acclaim and record viewership of its season finale. They will also discuss the role of media and entertainment and representation, as well as their new producing deal with HBO and other upcoming projects. 

      Moderator: Shana C. Waterman, Head of Television at One Race TV. 

      Black Filmmakers Series: Lovecraft Country
    • Feb 2, 2021
      Starts at 5:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2021-02-02T17:30:00 2021-02-02T17:30:00 America/New_York Re-Envisioning Religion in 21st Century Black Politics Barbara Savage '95 PhD

      Barbara Savage ’95 PhD, a history and Africana Studies scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, will give the annual Parks-King Lecture at Yale Divinity School on Tuesday, February 2. Savage will speak on “Re-Envisioning Religion in 21st Century Black Politics.”

      Her virtual lecture will premiere on the Divinity School’s YouTube channel at 5:30 p.m. ET on the 2nd.

      The Geraldine R. Segal Professor Emerita of American Social Thought in the Department of Africana Studies at Penn, Savage is the author of two award-winning books: Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion (2008) and Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 (1999).  Her co-edited works are: Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015) and Women and Religion in the African Diaspora (2004).  She is concluding work on an intellectual biography of Professor Merze Tate, a prolific Black woman scholar of diplomatic history who served on the Howard University faculty from 1942 to 1977. 

      Savage received her doctorate in history from Yale in 1995 and holds a law degree from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Learn more about Professor Savage at her Penn faculty page

      In her Parks-King Lecture at YDS, Savage will explore how the first two decades of this century have brought significant shifts in the relationship between Black religion and Black political life. Touchstones include the Obama elections and presidency and the Moral Mondays and Black Lives Matter movements. The pandemic, she says, remade “the Black Church” once again into an “invisible institution” where the work of Black women and Black religious networks persisted in the 2020 elections and the Georgia Senate race. 

      Established in 1983 in honor of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., the Parks-King Lecture is dedicated to bringing the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors, and social activists to YDS and the wider New Haven community.

  • Thursday 2/4/21

    • Feb 4
      12:30PM – 1:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2021-02-04T12:30:00 2021-02-04T13:30:00 America/New_York The Blue Economy: The Missing Link to Sustainable Development Although coastal and marine resources have always played a critical role in the global economy, these largely remained on the periphery of development interventions and in people’s minds. The ocean economy was thus a missing piece of the puzzle of sustainable development, including in the fight against climate change. SDG 14 on oceans and life underwater ignited a global movement for the sustainable management and use of ocean resources including for economic prosperity (i.e., blue economy). Join YBG for a conversation about the exploration of linkages between and overall framework to engage solutions across environments, sectors, and economies. The speakers include Dr. Pawan G. Patil, a Senior Economist at the World Bank, Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau, Ocean Scientist at the University of British Columbia and former Yale post-doc, Timila Dhakhwa '16 MEM, a Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank, Lisbet Kugler '01 MESc a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank, Safiya Sawney, the Caribbean Policy Lead at Oceans Unite, and the discussion will be moderated by Jorge Barbosa '13 MESc, Blue Economy Session at the World Bank. false
    • Feb 4
      2:00PM – 3:15PM
      Add to Calendar 2021-02-04T14:00:00 2021-02-04T15:15:00 America/New_York Careers, Life, & Yale: GSAA Afternoon Networking Event

      The Yale Graduate School Alumni Association invites GSAS alumni to an informal networking event centered on career transitions. This special Careers, Life, and Yale event — with themed breakout rooms — lets you meet fellow GSAS alums for insights on changing careers and expanding your network.

      Careers, Life, & Yale: GSAA Afternoon Networking Event