The Ellington Fellowship at 50

In 2022, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ellington Fellowship, which has brought world-class jazz musicians to Yale and New Haven since 1972. The Ellington Fellowship is a brainchild of Willie Ruff, the legendary horn player, bass player, teacher, author, and impresario. A Yale alumnus (B.M. ’53, M.M. ’54), Ruff joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music in 1971. He saw that the university needed to recognize the importance of the African-American jazz tradition, and he had the imagination, connections, charisma, and fund-raising prowess to make it happen on a grand scale.

Tech Talk: World Usability Day - Designing Inclusive Experience

Please join the Yale ITS Usability team: Taber Lightfoot – Associate Director, Michael Tullo – User Experience Analyst, April Tiddei – User Experience Analyst in an informative and educational celebration of “World Usability Day”

You’ll learn about
- inclusive design and how we each play a role in creating inclusive (digital) experiences for our community.
- the principles the team applies to their work and the approaches they use to ensure we’re designing for all.

Cafe IT: "Slump & Grow"

Please join Tedd Darash, Senior Project Manager, who will help us reflect on, understand, and provide some tools to help those “slump” times we all go through.

Tedd brings a 35-year career experience at Pitney Bowes to Yale.

Slump – “a period during which a person performs slowly, inefficiently, or ineffectively, especially a period during which an athlete ir team fails to play or score as well as usual.” –

Hello Underwear, Goodbye Diapers

Is your child asking about the bathroom? Or staying dry for a few hours at a time? Your child may be ready for toilet learning!
Join Bright Horizons for a virtual parent workshop on toilet learning where we’ll discuss:
Toilet Learning Signs & Skills
Creating a Toilet Learning Plan
Routines for Day and Night
As your partners in parenting, we’re here to help you and your child master this important early childhood milestone.

Searching for Diversity in Kids Books

It can be difficult to explain complex topics to kids. Books are a powerful tool for introducing ideas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to your kids at home or in the classroom. But how to know which books to pick? Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), the Yale affinity groups, and the WorkLife & Childcare Program for a panel and discussion about introducing diversity into your kids’ books on October 24 from noon-1 p.m.

VIRTUAL: Let's Talk Title IX: Insights from Then and Now

Join us for a discussion on September 27th at 7:30pm EST between Yale women trailblazers about their experiences, challenges, advice for our future leaders, and a conversation about what the future holds for Title IX. The panel will include Yale Alumni - Lisa Brummel ‘81 (Basketball), co-owner of Seattle storm and former VP of Human Resources at Microsoft, Dr. Mónica Lebrón ‘01 (Softball) - Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Tennessee and Katrina Garry ‘18 (Track), Deputy Title IX Coordinator at University of San Francisco.

VIRTUAL: Creating Communities of Inclusion and Belonging for Youth with Disabilities

Many faith communities still struggle to welcome and weave youth with disabilities into the ministries and relationships that make up the life of their congregation. Yet we are called to be communities without asterisks. Dr. Carter will share a powerful framework for reflecting upon and fostering belonging within youth and other congregational ministries. Together, we will explore the implications of this work on the ways we support youth with disabilities and on the ways we spur our own churches to be more inclusive and welcoming.

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