The history of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in movies is often presented as a hero’s journey. Starting in the 1980s, a scrappy group of computer scientists went up against the large, powerful, but inert, Hollywood studio empire, and forever changed how movies are made.
On February 1, 2023 the exhibit “Maker of a Kindly Permanence” was mounted in Sterling Memorial Library to celebrate Yale’s Oral History of American Music. Included in the collection is a tribute to twentieth century gospel songwriter Roxie Ann Moore (1916-2012). This public presentation delves into her life, contributions, and the cultures that surrounded and supported her work.
Join us at the first Yale Powwow since 2018! Sharing space with Eid and Earth Day, the powwow will take place on April 22nd, 2023 from 12pm-6pm at the Lanman Center on Yale’s campus!! In celebration of the powwow’s return, our first powwow since 2018, we’ve opted for a theme of Roots and Regrowth.
The first week of April marks the anniversary of the April 5, 1977 historic Section 504 sit-in and protest in San Francisco, CA. Last year, students, faculty, and staff at Yale organized a day-long series of discussions and panels to mark the 45th anniversary of this critically important action. This year, we’ve expanded the event to offer an entire week of panel discussions, research presentations, exhibitions, and more on the subject of disability activism, inclusion, equity, and liberation.
Please note that events are a mix of virtual and in-person.
This month is a time to reflect on the achievements of women and to discuss the issues that women still face today. The Professional Development Committee of YPA is hosting an event with prominent professional women, who will share their experiences on tackling different career challenges.
1:15-2:15pm “How to Find Your Power: Embracing Equity at Work & Beyond” by Claire Wasserman
2:45-3:00pm Coffee break
3:00-3:40pm Talk and Q&A with Amymarie Bartholomew, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yale
Rana Hogarth, Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss how scientific endeavors to study mixed race people with Black and white ancestry in the early twentieth century did not emerge in a vacuum, nor did ideas about race that would later undergird eugenic race crossing studies on that very group of people. Slavery gave rise to myths and taxonomies that would come to dominate lay and scientific perceptions of mixed-race people’s bodies for years to come.
Jackson Women welcomes author and historian Anne Perkins, who will be discussing her award-winning book, Yale Needs Women, which tells the true story of the women who broke the gender barrier at Yale College in 1969. We’ll also be joined by alumnus Connie Royster ‘72, who is featured in the book.
Five attendees will receive a free book signed by the author.
Women and Gender Minorities in Science at Yale (WISAY) invites you to Research Chats on Wednesday, March 29th from 6-7:30 PM at Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC) 101. Pizza will be provided!
We will have three wonderful speakers each give a ~15 min talk about their unique career paths and research:
1. Ashley Rivas: PhD student in Geobiology/ Earth & Planetary Sciences, Yale
2. Els Kuiper, PhD: Post-doc in Molecular Cell Biology, Yale
3. Katherine Schilling, PhD: Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale
Join the Dream House Quartet—renowned pianists Katia & Marielle Labèque and guitarist-composers Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin—for a program that includes the North American premiere of Thom Yorke’s first classical composition, world premieres by Dessner and Chalmin, and works by Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and more.
Laugh and chat with comedian and Emmy-nominated writer Karen Chee on Thursday, April 6. Described as “unflinchingly cheery, happily ironic, [and] socially perceptive” (Harvard Magazine), Karen brings a young perspective and unique voice that draws her Korean-American heritage into her work.