Events Calendar

  • Tuesday 7/21/20

    • Jul 21, 2020
      Starts at 2:30PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2020-07-21T14:30:00 2020-07-21T14:30:00 America/New_York Career Hour: A Biweekly Webinar Series

      Join us for Career Hour, a new summer biweekly webinar series through Careers, Life, and Yale. Whether you are unemployed, under-employed, or looking for a new position, you can attend this free session and ask questions related to the job search, career pivots, revamping your resume and LinkedIn profile, and more. Each session will feature a guest speaker for the first 15-20 minutes, while the remaining hour will be devoted to live Q&A from the audience. The Q&A session will NOT be recorded. These sessions will be led by Sam Sneed '72 and Wendy Maldonado D'Amico '93.

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  • Wednesday 7/22/20

    • Jul 22, 2020
      Starts at 1:30PM
      Online
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    • Jul 22, 2020
      Starts at 3:00PM
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      Add to Calendar 2020-07-22T15:00:00 2020-07-22T15:00:00 America/New_York A Gentleman in Moscow: A Book Club Conversation with Amor Towles ’87 & Prof. Penelope Laurans

      Yale Alumni Shared Interest Groups invites you to our first Book Club event! Join us as we read A Gentleman In Moscow by New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles ’87.

      “A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.”

      On July 22 at 3 p.m. ET, Amor will join us for a live webinar in conversation with professor Penelope Laurans and Q&A from our virtual audience.

      How to Participate?

      1. Purchase a copy of A Gentleman in Moscow at amortowles.com. Simply select any of the purchase icons above the book cover to be taken to the bookseller of your choice.
      2. Register for the live webinar.
      3. Review the Reader’s Guide and Amor’s website, which provides great insights.

      If musings of grand hotels and clandestine meetings at old world haunts pique your interest, check out the new Yale Alumni Academy course, “Unraveling the Russian Enigma,” starting July 15.

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      Bios

      Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional for more than 20 years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

      Mr. Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, which was published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book has been translated into over 20 languages, its French translation receiving the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald.

      Mr. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year in hardcover and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book has been translated into over thirty-five languages including Russian. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by EOne and the British director Tom Harper to be made into a 16-hour miniseries starring Kenneth Branagh.

      Penelope Laurans, now a senior advisor at Yale, was head of Jonathan Edwards College from 2008 to 2016 and taught in the English department for many years.

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  • Thursday 7/23/20

    • Jul 23, 2020
      Starts at 7:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2020-07-23T19:00:00 2020-07-23T19:00:00 America/New_York What is American Cuisine?

      Join the Yale Alumni Association and the Yale Club of Washington, DC for a virtual presentation with Yale History Professor Paul Freedman.

      Is there such a thing as American cuisine, or is what we eat an eclectic set of international dishes and trends? Paul Freedman, author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America and recently American Cuisine and How It Got This Way, answers this question by looking at the history of American taste.

      This program is made possible by the Yale Alumni Association's Redpath Program. 

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  • Saturday 7/25/20

    • Jul 25
      7:00PM – 9:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2020-07-25T19:00:00 2020-07-25T21:00:00 America/New_York Celebrating Norfolk Festival Alumni Join us online for a new performance featuring a few of Norfolk’s outstanding Alumni — Maverick Brass Quintet, Norfolk Woodwind Quintet, and Viano String Quartet — streamed from locations across the globe. The concert will include works by Bernstein, Danzi, and Dvořák. Be sure to tune in beginning at 7 p.m. when Festival Director Melvin Chen and a few of the artists engage in a pre-concert conversation. The concert will begin immediately following. false
  • Wednesday 7/29/20

    • Jul 29, 2020
      Starts at 6:30PM
      Online
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    • Jul 29, 2020
      Starts at 7:30PM
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  • Thursday 7/30/20

  • Tuesday 8/4/20

    • Aug 4, 2020
      Starts at 2:30PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2020-08-04T14:30:00 2020-08-04T14:30:00 America/New_York Career Hour: A Biweekly Webinar Series

      Join us for Career Hour, a new summer biweekly webinar series through Careers, Life, and Yale. Whether you are unemployed, under-employed, or looking for a new position, you can attend this free session and ask questions related to the job search, career pivots, revamping your resume and LinkedIn profile, and more. Each session will feature a guest speaker for the first 15-20 minutes, while the remaining hour will be devoted to live Q&A from the audience. The Q&A session will NOT be recorded. These sessions will be led by Sam Sneed '72 and Wendy Maldonado D'Amico '93.

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