VIRTUAL: The Technological Fix: Presence, Absence, and the Limits of Telemedicine

Few physicians or patients have not been affected by the sudden expansion of telemedicine in the past year, which ballooned into mainstream clinical practice in 2020 as a technological patch laid over the holes in healthcare access caused by the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet even though telemedicine may feel like an useful if uncomfortably new medium to most practitioners or patients today, the theory and practice of this “medicine at a distance” were laid out more than five decades ago.

VIRTUA: IMPACT 2: How to Run for Office

Patricia Russo, Executive Director, Women’s Campaign School at Yale will share stories of the good, the bad, and the unpredictable on the campaign trail as you prepare a run for office. Patti will provide ways in which you can avoid expensive, rookie mistakes in order to run effectively and successfully. If you are interested in leading a more civically engaged life, this workshop will help you find your footing quickly and easily. Come jump into the political pipeline with Patti!
Patricia Russo

IMPACT 2: Writing For Change: The Power of the Op-ed

Something bugs you. Excites you. Compels you to act. But how? How do you share your expertise or passion about a topic and try to change the world or, at least, the way some people think?
In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to get your voice onto the page and your ideas onto the national stage. We’ll cover the key components of great opinion essays, the best way to approach an outlet, working with an editor, and review a few attendees’ pieces. (Pieces of no more than 750 words need to be submitted by March 8 and will be selected by the workshop leader.)

VIRTUAL: IMPACT 2: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Are you ready to make an IMPACT? Join the Yale Alumni Association for IMPACT 2, a series of virtual workshops, panels, lectures, and personal stories that showcase and amplify the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This powerful virtual series, tailor-made for our turbulent, world-shifting times, will include:
• Panel discussions that bring together experts to discuss new approaches to criminal justice reform, how healthcare inequities come to be, the future of the disability and environmental justice movements, and more.

Colloquium for Business and Society. Claude Grunitzky: CEO, The Equity Alliance, Founder TRUE Africa

The Dean’s Office is proud to present “The Colloquium on Business and Society: A Transcultural Conversation with Claude Grunitzky.” How to navigate multiple worlds, build strong relationships, and launch mission-driven ventures while staying true to yourself.
Claude Grunitzky is CEO, The Equity Alliance, and Founder, TRUE Africa. The conversation will be moderated by Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Julia DeBenigno.

VIRTUAL: Poynter - Jehane Noujaim: Making Documentaries Today

Jehane Noujaim is a verité-style documentary filmmaker who brings intimacy and empathy to whatever topic she pursues. Beginning with her early films, Rafea: Solar Mama (2013), Control Room (2004) and (2001), Noujaim’s work is social and political, tackling large issues through the individuals experiencing them. Her film The Square (2013) provided a ground-level view of the Egyptian Revolution and garnered an Oscar nomination, three Emmy wins, and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

VIRTUAL: Historical Trauma and Health - Biological Anthropology Colloquium

Dr. Zaneta M. Thayer presents a talk on, “Historical trauma and health: Integrating biological and social pathways.” Dr. Zaneta M. Thayer is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Dartmouth College. She investigates how social inequalities, such as poverty, racism and historical trauma, create health inequalities. She aims to understand how and why these experiences shape health and biology.

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