Events Calendar

  • Sunday 6/19/22

    • Jun 19 – Jun 26
      On Campus
      Add to Calendar 2022-06-19T00:00:00 2022-06-26T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: Emerson, Thoreau, and American Transcendentalism

      Do you relish the idea of in-depth study with dynamic and enlightening faculty? Have you ever wanted to take advantage of the many resources on Yale`s campus that you haven`t had time to explore? This summer, you’re invited to an immersive and all-inclusive on-campus experience designed to give you insider access to the university’s unique treasures with dedicated professors as your partners in exploration.

      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 19th century historical context, and in our own times?

      Emerson, Thoreau, and American Transcendentalism
  • Tuesday 6/21/22

  • Wednesday 6/22/22

  • Saturday 6/25/22

    • Jun 25
      9:30AM – 12:00PM
      Wilkinsburg: Life Care Behavioral Health Hospital
      Add to Calendar 2022-06-25T09:30:00 2022-06-25T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: PA, Pittsburgh - Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Distribution We will be loading boxes of fresh food and shelf-stable items into people's vehicles. Closed-toe shoes are required. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and accompanied by an adult if under the age of 18. Volunteers should be able to repeatedly lift up to 30 pounds of boxed food. Wilkinsburg: Life Care Behavioral Health Hospital — Wilkinsburg: Life Care Behavioral Health Hospital false
    • Jun 25
      11:30AM – 3:00PM
      The Hub
      Add to Calendar 2022-06-25T11:30:00 2022-06-25T15:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: IL, Chicago - Lakeview Pantry Volunteering

      Restock & Cleaning @ The Hub

      Please join your Yale Chicago friends for a day of volunteering with Lakeview Pantry!

      We will be unloading and sorting through donations of food arriving at the Lakeview Pantry warehouse. We will also inventory items and put them away. We will pull orders to be sent to other pantry locations and load them into vans. We will provide additional warehouse support tasks as needed.

      After the volunteering event, our Yale Chicago alumni group may go to a local restaurant or bar for a social outing if there is enough interest in doing so.

      Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing (something that can get a little messy). Gloves will be provided on site.

      Covid-19 Protocols:
      To help keep volunteers and staff safe, Lakeview Pantry requires all volunteers to submit proof of vaccination. Face coverings are required at all volunteer shifts. 

      This event is limited to 10 volunteers. Please sign up in advance using the "Registration" button above. Please do not register unless you are sure that you will be able to participate, since volunteer spots are limited. Please contact Yale Chicago with any questions about this event. 

      Contact: Alexandra Newman '05

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    • Jun 25
      12:00PM – 4:00PM
      Willing Hearts
      Add to Calendar 2022-06-25T12:00:00 2022-06-25T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: International, Singapore - Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen

      Willing Hearts operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes meals island-wide, every day of the year. Beneficiaries include low income families and migrant workers in Singapore. The number of meals being cooked daily is around 11k.

      Volunteer with fellow Yalies at the soup kitchen, and help prepare vegetables, etc. Guests from ages five years old and up are welcome (all those up to 16 years old should be supervised by adults). Given social distancing measures, walk-in volunteers who do not register beforehand are not allowed in the soup kitchen.

      Weekend slots are booked out months in advance. If you can make it for at least 2 hours, please consider signing up!

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Sarah Ong '11

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  • Monday 6/27/22

  • Sunday 7/3/22

  • Sunday 7/24/22

    • Jul 24 – Jul 31
      On Campus
      Add to Calendar 2022-07-24T00:00:00 2022-07-31T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: Viking Voyages: Scandinavia, Russia, and Beyond

      Join Yale Alumni Academy on Yale's campus this summer for Viking Voyages: Scandinavia, Russia, and Beyond. Stanley Woodward Professor of History Valerie Hansen and Associate Professor of English Emily Thornbury lead this journey through four centuries of epic Viking exploits with a focus on history, literature, and archaeological study.

      This immersive seminar course takes place on Yale`s campus and is team-taught by two exemplary Yale faculty leaders. It will traverse the lands and seas that the Vikings once dominated from Northern Europe, westward to Newfoundland Island in Canada and east to Central Asia. Together, we aim to recover the total Viking experience, reading the tales Vikings told about their exploits, learning about their gods and myths, and studying eye-witness accounts of their raids.

      Working closely with your faculty leaders, examine the archeological traces of their settlements in Greenland, Iceland, Eastern Europe, and North America, analyzing why experts accept some discoveries, reject others as outright forgeries, and leave yet others in a gray zone awaiting further evidence. During this week of intensive study, you will challenge popular conceptions of Viking heritage, uncover the evidence behind the mysteries, and develop new theories of your own through challenging dialogue with faculty, special guest lecturers and stimulating peers. The course syllabus will be available to registrants upon confirmation of your participation.

      Yale Alumni Academy: Viking Voyages