Towards a New Genealogy of Eugenics: Slavery and the Study of Race Crossing

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.

Yale Needs Women: Discussion Circle with Award-Winning Author Anne Perkins and Yale Alumnus Connie Royster

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.

WISAY Research Chats

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

Dream House Quartet

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.

Comedy Night with Karen Chee

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.

YSC Session: Systematic Thinking Between Art and Science

Systems help artists, scientists, researchers, and scholars across disciplines organize their thoughts and the world around them—categorizing and sorting both concrete objects and abstract concepts. From symbolic languages to ethnography, from environmental surveying to the writing of Black history, how can visual art highlight different facets of this interdisciplinary approach?

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