Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

Symposium: Women at the Dawn of History

In the patriarchal world of ancient Mesopotamia, women were often represented in their relation to men—as mothers, daughters, or wives—giving the impression that a woman’s place was in the home. But, as we explore in this symposium, they were also authors and scholars, astute business-women, sources of expressions of eroticism, priestesses with access to major gods and goddesses, and regents who exercised power on behalf of kingdoms, states, and empires.

Racial Capitalism and the U.S. Colonial Present A Roundtable Discussion with Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Manu Karuka with Daniel HoSang and Lisa Lowe

In this roundtable, Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Manu Karuka will discuss the ways that historical and ongoing settler colonialism enables and compels a rethinking of racial capitalism, particularly reflecting upon the challenges and opportunities of understanding the relations between settler colonialism, slavery and its afterlives, empire and racialized migration in the U.S. colonial present.
Supported by the Edward J and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund

Captioning Your Media at Yale: Options and Basics

Have media you need to caption, but unsure what your responsibilities are for captioning under Yale’s Accessibility Policy, where to begin, or what options are available? This two-hour training covers paid options for captioning your media through our Preferred Captioning Vendors 3Play Media and Rev.com, as well as free options, like YouTube. Attendees will leave understanding their obligations under Yale’s policy, the differences between the major captioning file types, and how to create, edit, and sync captions to their media for both Canvas courses and websites.

Accessible Word Documents, PowerPoints, and PDFs: Basics

This beginner’s document accessibility workshop is designed to train staff in the basic methods used for making Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDFs digitally accessible, for inclusion on University websites or for university-related business, including teaching, student services, and other administrative support. It is appropriate for anyone interested in learning how to make documents used in everyday university business more accessible and will cover the fundamentals of document creation and remediation.

Inaugural Yale Mental Health Symposium: Beyond the Visible: Space, Place and Power in Mental Health

This special symposium seeks to make designers and practitioners aware of their capacity to improve access to and perceptions of mental health. One-quarter of the global population will suffer from mental illness at some stage of life. The built environment therefore becomes an urgent stage in which mental health must be addressed. The rise of urban inequality has huge impacts on an individual’s access to mental health services. This symposium will explore issues of mental health at three scales: the city, the hospital, and the home.

Yale Japanese American WWII Incarceration Day of Remembrance with Frank Sato

The Yale Japanese American Students Union and Asian American Cultural Center invite the Yale community to commemorate the 78th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. Yale’s 2020 Day of Remembrance will feature a fireside chat with Mr. Frank Sato, former Inspector General of the Departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs. At age 13, Mr.

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