Events Calendar

  • Saturday 4/17/21

    • Apr 17
      10:00AM – 4:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-04-17T10:00:00 2021-04-17T16:00:00 America/New_York Where Do I Go from Yale?

      Learn from Yale PhD alumni (science and non-science) how to craft amazing career paths across industries. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our great annual event!

      • You’ll learn from Yale PhD alumni (science and non-science) how to craft amazing career paths across industries. 
      • You’ll start with a great kickoff panel on Saturday morning.
      • Then you’ll dive into morning, midday, and afternoon breakouts.
      • Throughout the day? Virtual networking, practical career advice, life-skill suggestions, capped off with 3-minute-thesis presentations.
      • You’ll get help and pointers from Yale PhD holders with experience from institutions such as Accrete.AI, the American Hospital Association, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Anthem, Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Dana-Farber, Elevate/Bio, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, the International Monetary Fund, LinkedIn, the New York Times, the US Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs, Velvet Green Music, Waddell & Reed, Wayfair, the World Bank; and from universities such as Boston University, Duke, MIT, Wellesley, and Yale
      • Limited capacity: register here to hold your spot.
      • Questions? Contact Steve Blum at the Yale Alumni Association.
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  • Thursday 4/22/21

    • Apr 22, 2021
      Starts at 8:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-04-22T20:00:00 2021-04-22T20:00:00 America/New_York Esther Choo, YC '94, MD '01 on Health equity and the pandemic SAVE THE DATE The Yale Club of Oregon and SW Washington is proud to present Esther Choo, YC '94, MD '01 on Health equity and the pandemic The COVID pandemic has been characterized by grave inequities in health outcomes. The Yale Club of Oregon and SW Washington is proud to present Dr. Esther Choo, a practicing physician, and renowned advocate and thought leader in healthcare equity. We'll discuss the origins of these inequities and how to move forward in addressing them. Esther Choo, MD MPH is a Professor in the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a practicing physician, NIH-funded investigator, and co-founder of Equity Quotient, a company that provides metrics of healthcare culture. She is a founding member of TIME'S UP Healthcare, which advocates for safety and equity in the workplace, and a board member of the TIME'S UP Foundation. She is a science communicator, with frequent medical commentary on news networks such as CNN and MSNBC, and writes a regular column on healthcare inequities for The Lancet. This event is co-sponsored by YAA and will be available to a national audience. Dr. Xiaoyan Huang, YC '91, will moderate. WHEN: April 22, 2021, at 5 pm PST WHERE: Zoom COST: FREE Online registration will be announced in the coming weeks. false
  • Tuesday 4/27/21

    • Apr 27
      7:00PM – 8:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-04-27T19:00:00 2021-04-27T20:00:00 America/New_York American Education and Domestic Imperialism Khalil Johnson in Conversation with Matt Jacobson. Part of the ongoing “Democracy in America” @ the NHFPL series. Zoom Webinar Link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/93711399355 false
  • Tuesday 5/4/21

    • May 4
      2:30PM – 3:45PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-05-04T14:30:00 2021-05-04T15:45:00 America/New_York PRFDHR Seminar: Impacts of a Refugee Shelter Program: Experimental Evidence from the Syrian Refugee Life Survey, Professor Edward Miguel With a record number of refugees moving across the globe, there is much debate among policymakers and academics on how best to provide for refugees’ humanitarian needs while also ensuring the stability of host countries’ political and economic institutions and preventing radicalization among affected groups. As a result, many non-profits and intergovernmental organizations have come together to implement programs that support both refugees and host communities. The Syrian Refugee Life Study (S-RLS) uses a randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of one such specific, scalable program — the Norwegian Refugee Council Jordan’s Urban Shelter Program. This evaluation estimates the direct and spillover effects of shelter assistance on beneficiaries, their children, and their host communities. The study will pair this novel RCT with long-term longitudinal data collection in one of the first systematic efforts to survey a large, representative refugee sample and follow that sample over time. The talk will present initial findings from this ongoing study. Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the Department of Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Miguel is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, is on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science and has served as Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, He is the recipient of the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and the 2005 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize. He was also the 2002 Berkeley Hellman Fellow and received membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020. Professor Miguel’s main research focus is African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor; and methods for transparency in social science research. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India. Professor Miguel has published extensively articles and chapters in leading academic journals and collected volumes. He is the author of three books: Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research, Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations, and Africa's Turn? Professor Miguel has received numerous awards for teaching at U.C. Berkeley and has served on numerous doctoral dissertation committees. false
  • Wednesday 5/5/21

    • May 5
      6:30PM – 7:30PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-05-05T18:30:00 2021-05-05T19:30:00 America/New_York Yale Club of Michigan May Book Club: "Tragic Choices" by Guido Calabresi Our May 5, 2021 Book Club will feature a discussion of Tragic Choices and its author, The Honorable Guido Calabresi will join us. The book examines conflicts society confronts in the allocation of tragically scarce resources. Online — Yale Club of Michigan false
  • Thursday 5/6/21

    • May 6
      6:30PM – 7:30PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-05-06T18:30:00 2021-05-06T19:30:00 America/New_York Yale Club of Washington, D.C. presents the History of Jews and Yale, with music by Magevet Please join us for an evening of history and song! Dr. Dan Oren ’79, MD’84 will give a presentation on the history of Jews at Yale, while Yale’s Jewish a capella singing group Magevet will entertain us with their music. false
  • Sunday 6/6/21

  • Sunday 6/13/21

    • Jun 13 – Jun 24
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-06-13T11:30:00 2021-06-24T11:30:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: The Nature of Genius

      Destinations:

      What is genius? Is it a myth or a reality, an absolute or a relative designation? This immersive course examines why the human psyche requires the existence of genius. It is led by Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music Emeritus, Craig M. Wright and inspired by his popular Yale undergraduate course as well as his recently published book, The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit – Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness.

      During two weeks of study, we explore many of the geniuses throughout Western history and why we consider them to be so. We look at what sort of drivers pushed these people forward and study the mindset of game-changers such as Beethoven, da Vinci, Curie, Newton, Einstein, Woolf, Tesla, Musk, Bezos, Kanye West and Dolly Parton (yes)—to discover what they can teach us about the nature of genius. We’ll ask complex questions such as what is the relationship between gender, race, and society’s conception of genius? How we can we enhance our own creativity and indeed longevity by acting upon understandings of the nature of genius? How might we learn to engage the special capacities of our own children and grandchildren, and our expectations for them?

      Through in-depth readings including biography, analyses and contextual sources, we’ll expand our knowledge of the nature of genius, then come together to wrestle with the truths behind the phenomena. Over a two-week period, we’ll engage in an intense exploration of topics related to our theme: genius as a concept (does it exist?), genius and gender, genius and race, the domains of genius, the enablers of genius, genius and creativity, genius and money, genius and morality, genius and inequality, genius and longevity. Participants will be invited to submit short written responses and contribute to a discussion among equals aiming for an exceptional outcome.

      Course Format
      The online immersion experience begins as soon as you register and receive your books. You'll join the private online course community where you can meet and connect with fellow alumni scholars in the group and chat virtually about ideas and inspirations from your readings in preparation for the course. By June, you'll be ready for two weeks of intensive study alongside a collegial group of dedicated learners and Professor Wright.

      The main course sessions will include a total of 20 hours of small-group sessions led by faculty and guest speakers. Alumni participants will come together for a scholarly endeavor that hearkens to the days of being a student on Yale's campus. Seminar-style discussions provide ample opportunity to engage with experts and peers, informed by comprehensive readings and complementary materials from Yale's collections: galleries, libraries and museums. Special guest speakers add context to the themes of the syllabus, and evening salons create space to share new ideas and understandings from the lectures and readings. This program has been specially designed for Yale Alumni Academy by Professor Wright. We invite you to enjoy the privilege of an intimate and bespoke classroom experience with an excellent faculty leader.

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  • Sunday 6/20/21

    • Jun 20 – Jul 2
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-06-20T11:30:00 2021-07-02T11:30:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: Emerson, Thoreau and American Transcendentalism

      This course co-sponsored by Yale’s Humanities Program, and led by Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer, Paul Grimstad, will explore the moral, philosophical, religious and literary revolution that has come to be known as New England Transcendentalism with a focus on two of its most representative figures, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Through our comprehensive readings of their literary legacies, we will raise philosophical, practical and critical questions such as: What exactly did Emerson mean by “self-reliance”? What did Thoreau mean by "civil disobedience"? What were the social reforms proposed by various aspects of transcendentalist thought and writing? What does "transcendental" really mean in the nineteenth century historical context, and in our own times?

      Our faculty leader Paul Grimstad, author of the award-winning Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses, will bring a dynamic collection of guest experts to the course including Professor Ross Posnock and Professor Branka Arsić of Columbia University, Professor Kate Stanley of Western University in Canada, and Professor Jospeh Urbas of Université Bordeaux Montaigne, all noted scholars in the field.

      Inspired by the lens of philosophy at the core of Yale’s Directed Studies program, we will read a wide variety of Emerson’s most significant works from his pantheistic book-length essay “Nature,” as well as his epoch-making addresses on “The American Scholar,” The Divinity School Address" and "Self-Reliance," to his later writings on the Fugitive Slave Law and the Conduct of Life. Together we’ll trace the first stirrings of transcendentalism within Boston Unitarian circles in the 1820s and 1830s, to Emerson’s leaving his pulpit in the Second Church of Boston (claiming not to be able to go through with the Lord’s Supper ritual).

      Our study of Emerson will be paired with a close reading of works from his friend (and mentee and tenant) Henry David Thoreau, who some say put into lived practice things Emerson only theorized about. Thoreau’s daily journals while living alone at Walden pond, the book he made from that excursion, and his own essay on “Civil Disobedience” are among the selected readings for our course. Both figures raised issues that have remained strikingly relevant in our own era.

      Placing Emerson and Thoreau among their contemporaries, we will consider figures close to the transcendentalist movement, such as Margaret Fuller, Theodore Parker and Frederick Henry Hedge. This course promises to be a rich and stimulating immersion in what one scholar called an “indispensable chapter in the making of the mind.”

      Course Format
      The immersion experience begins as soon as you register and receive your books. You'll join the private online course community where you can meet and connect with fellow alumni scholars in the group and chat virtually about ideas and inspirations from your readings in preparation for the course. By June, you'll be ready for two weeks of intensive study with a collegial group of dedicated learners, a passionate faculty leader.

      The main course sessions will include a total of 32 hours of small-group sessions led by faculty and guest speakers. Alumni participants will come together for a scholarly endeavor that hearkens to the days of being a student on Yale's campus. Seminar-style discussions provide ample opportunity to engage with experts and peers, informed by comprehensive readings and complementary materials from Yale's collections: galleries, libraries and museums. Special guest speakers add context to the themes of the syllabus, and evening salons create space to share new ideas and understandings from the lectures and readings. This program has been specially designed for Yale Alumni Academy by Professor Grimstad and The Humanities Program at Yale. We invite you to enjoy the privilege of an intimate and bespoke classroom experience with an excellent study leader.

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