Events Calendar

  • Thursday 10/15/20

    • Oct 15
      5:30PM – 6:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-15T17:30:00 2020-10-15T18:30:00 America/New_York YDS Convocation: Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry '78 MDiv

      Presenter: Bishop Michael Curry '78 M.Div., Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church

      The descendant of enslaved Africans, the Most Reverend Michael Curry will speak to us as a leader whose work and message exemplify the way of love.

      Founded as a seminary in 1854, Berkeley Divinity School joins Yale Divinity School in celebrating a half-century of affiliation.

    • Oct 15, 2020
      Starts at 7:00PM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-15T19:00:00 2020-10-15T19:00:00 America/New_York A Conversation with Neylan McBaine '99: "Pioneering the Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West" The Yale Club of Utah is proud to present Neylan McBaine, CEO of Better Days 2020, discussing her new book "Pioneering the Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West." McBaine was recently honored by the YWCA of Utah as an Extraordinary Leader in Utah for her work with Better Days 2020 which highlights the history of Utah women and women's right to vote in the United States. That work culminates in her new book that tells the riveting tale of the trials and successes of the women of the West, particularly in Utah, to secure the right to vote. This book uncovers important history every American should know. Fellow Yale alumna, Kristin South ’93, will moderate the discussion. Talk begins at 7pm via Zoom. false
  • Friday 10/16/20

    • Oct 16
      12:00PM – 12:45PM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-16T12:00:00 2020-10-16T12:45:00 America/New_York Let's Discuss | Societal and Economic Impacts of Blockchain Technology and Adoption

      What is "Let's Discuss"?

      Let's Discuss is a virtual conversation series moderated by members of the alumni community. These conversations, not to exceed 45 minutes, bring together alumni across regions, industries, and classes to discuss an array of topics of interest to members of the alumni community.

      Moderated by James Eisenberg '93

      Join James Eisenberg '93, for a short introductory presentation on "Societal and Economic Impacts of Blockchain Technology and Adoption," followed by a participatory conversation on the same topic.

      Following his introductory presentation, James will prompt the conversation, so please come prepared for an active discussion on the topic. Registration is required. The total number of participants is capped at 30.

  • Tuesday 10/20/20

    • Oct 20
      10:00AM – 11:00AM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-20T10:00:00 2020-10-20T11:00:00 America/New_York YDS Convocation: "Just Because You’re in the Storm, Doesn’t Mean the Storm has to be in You" with Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron Jones ’81 MDiv

      Presenter: Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron Jones ANTS ’81 M.Div., well known author, pastor, and former prof. at Andover Newton

      Hosted by Andover Newton Seminary at Yale

      You will be joining the YDS campus community for this live event hosted on the Zoom platform. It is helpful if you already have Zoom downloaded to your personal device, but can also be accessed via a web browser.

    • Oct 20, 2020
      Starts at 6:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-20T18:30:00 2020-10-20T18:30:00 America/New_York The ABCs of DEI for Alumni Leaders

      Are you an alumni leader who wants to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into your organization, but you don’t know where to begin? Or have you started to incorporate DEI practices, but you want a boost of new learning?

      Please join us for this hands-on workshop where we will walk you through the YAA’s DEI toolkit to help you create a stronger organization that is reflective of Yale's rich alumni community. You’ll learn essential terms along with tools to help you create programs, teams, and events that invite and welcome alumni of diverse backgrounds.

  • Wednesday 10/21/20

    • Oct 21
      3:00PM – 4:00PM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-21T15:00:00 2020-10-21T16:00:00 America/New_York YDS Convocation: Developing Student Professional Identity Student Panel Discussion - Part 2

      In today’s world, the shape of ministry takes many forms and is located in surprising places. YDS takes a student-centered approach to learning in a wide range of contexts, providing professional guidance through the YDS Internship Program. The Rev. Jennifer Davis ’10 M.Div., Director of Supervised Ministries supports students in church, school or hospital settings. Alison Cunningham ’84 M.Div., Director of Professional Formation, guides students in justice work or nonprofit settings. During this two-part series, Alison and Jenny will facilitate conversations with current YDS students about their experiences in this summer’s virtual internships. Hear how their work has and continues to shape their vocational aspirations.

    • Oct 21
      5:30PM – 6:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-21T17:30:00 2020-10-21T18:30:00 America/New_York YDS Convocation/Ensign Lecture - "Building a Bridge: Welcoming LGBTQ Catholics" with James Martin

      Presenter: James Martin, is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America, consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication and author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide.

      James Martin was born in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., in 1960, attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics (B.S. Econ.) with a concentration in finance. After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric in New York City and in human resources with GE Capital in Stamford, Conn., he entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in August 1988.

      During his Jesuit novitiate in Boston, Martin worked in a hospital for the seriously ill in Cambridge, Mass.; in a hospice for the sick and dying with the Missionaries of Charity, and an orphanage, in Kingston, Jamaica; at a homeless shelter in Boston; and at the Nativity Mission School, a Jesuit school for inner-city boys, in New York City. In 1990, he pronounced his First Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. From 1990 to 1992, he studied philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, and worked in an outreach program with street-gang members in Chicago housing projects, and at a community center where he helped unemployed men and women. For his “regency” assignment, he worked for two years with the Jesuit Refugee Service/East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, where he helped East African refugees start small businesses and co-founded a refugee handicraft shop called The Mikono Centre; and for one year as an associate editor at America in New York City. In 1995, Martin began graduate theology studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) in Cambridge, Mass., where he received his master’s degree in divinity (M.Div.) in 1998, and his master’s degree in theology (Th.M.) in 1999. During his theology studies, he worked as a chaplain at the Suffolk County House of Correction, a Boston jail. After completing his Jesuit studies, he was ordained a Catholic priest in June 1999 in Chestnut Hill, Ma. On Nov. 1, 2009, he pronounced his Final Vows as a “fully professed” Jesuit in New York City.