Lunarfest 2015 - Sat, February 21, 2015

Community Events - 8 hours 54 min ago
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where:
   Yale-China Association (TEMP442)
   442 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06511
   New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Ave.) and Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave.)
Tags: arts, class, community, dance, exhibition, family, film, humanities, museum, music, other, performance, screening, talk, tour

Information and Registration

Description: Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Yea. The day kicks off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Ave.

About Lunarfest
Lunarfest kicks off at 10 a.m. with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Ave. between Grove and Trumbull streets. Celebrate alongside the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. Keep on the lookout for a special performance by local performers at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon.

Between noon and 5 p.m., join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

• wushu
• music
• exhibits
• dances
• painting
• calligraphy
• arts & crafts
• and more!

The ram is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Ram begins Feb. 19, 2015 and will end on Feb. 7, 2016.

The venue locations for Lunarfest are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University (34 Hillhouse Ave.), New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Ave.), and Yale-China Association (442 Temple St.). All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.

This free event is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free but register in advance
Contact Information:
   Annie Lin
   (203) 432-0881
   grace.lin@yale.edu
   

Yale Concert Band - Winter Concert - Fri, February 20, 2015

Community Events - 8 hours 54 min ago
When: Friday, February 20, 2015 7:30 PM
Where:
   Woolsey Hall (WOOL)
   500 College St., New Haven, CT 06511
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: community, concert_band, family, music, performance

Speaker/Performer: Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director
Yale Bands

Description: Suite from Threepenny Opera (K. Weill), What We Do Is Secret (L. McLoskey), feat. Yale School of Music brass quintet. Additional program TBA.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Yale University Bands
   
   stephanie.hubbard@yale.edu
   http://www.yale.edu/yaleband

Norman Wirzba, Professor of Ecology and Theology and Editor to Wendell Berry - Tue, February 17, 2015

Community Events - 8 hours 54 min ago
When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:30 PM
Where:
   Marquand Chapel (Marq)
   409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: class, community, conference, exhibition, family, film, humanities, meeting, recreation, social_science, sports, workshop

Speaker/Performer: Norman Wirzba

Description: Professor at Duke Divinity School, Norman Wirzba pursues research and teaching interests at the intersections
of theology, philosophy, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. Hear Wirzba speak about the intersection of food and faith.
Organized by the Yale Divinity School

Open To: General Public
Contact Information:
   Bella Napier
   
   bella.napier@yale.edu
   

Master’s Tea with Mark Rosati, Culinary Director of Shake Shack - Mon, February 9, 2015

Community Events - 8 hours 54 min ago
When: Monday, February 9, 2015 4:00 PM
Where:
   
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   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: architecture, arts, class, community, conference, exhibition, family, humanities, meeting, social_science, workshop

Speaker/Performer: Mark Rosati

Description: With 27 branches nationally and 21 internationally, including in Istanbul, Dublin and Moscow, Mark Rosati works to integrate a culture of American food hospitality at home and abroad. Come hear about how to source delicious and sustainable food in a growing company, fit to compete with the fast food monoliths.
Location TBC

Open To: General Public
Contact Information:
   Bella Napier
   
   bella.napier@yale.edu
   

Cheongsam Ball 2015 - Fri, February 13, 2015

Community Events - 8 hours 54 min ago
When: Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where:
   New Haven Lawn Club
   193 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: community, music, other, performance

More information

Description: The Yale-China Association will host its annual Cheongsam Ball on Feb. 13, 2015 at the New Haven Lawn Club. In appreciation for Nancy Yao Maasbach's contributions to Yale-China, we will announce a fund in her honor at the Cheongsam Ball. Join us in celebration, commemoration, and community.

Please note the last day to register is February 1.

If you are unable to attend but would like to give a gift in honor of Nancy Yao Maasbach, benefiting the James R. Lilley Memorial Fund, please visit our donation page.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Tickets/Registration

Yale University Housing Fair - Sat, February 7, 2015

Community Events - 8 hours 54 min ago
When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
   Woolsey Hall (WOOL), Commons
   500 College St., New Haven, CT 06511
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: community, other

Yale Housing Fair 2015

Description: Yale Housing Office will be hosting its first annual Housing Fair to inform our graduate students, faculty and staff about the latest housing options in the greater New Haven area.

Featured at the Event:

Drawing for raffle prizes when you visit 3 property owners and 3 non-property owners’ tables
Free t-shirt to the first 200 visitors
Free refreshments and hot popcorn
Take your photo with Yale’s mascot Boola
List of Vendors - coming soon

Open To: Yale Community Only
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Housing Office
   203-432-2167
   grad.housing@yale.edu
   http://offcampusliving.yale.edu/housingfair

Immune cells are an ally, not enemy, in battle against Alzheimer’s

Yale Science News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:02am
Beta-amyloid is a sticky protein that aggregates and forms small plaques in the brains of the elderly and is thought to be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Because specialized immune cells always surround these plaques, many have theorized that these cells are responsible for inflammation and damage to surrounding brain cells.

German Department's Kaffee-Klatsch - Mon, February 23, 2015

Community Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:27am
When: Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
   Occurs every repeating time.
Where:
   William L Harkness Hall (WLH), lounge
   100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: architecture, arts, community, humanities, medicine, meeting, other, science, social_science, talk

Speaker/Performer: Daniel Steimer

Description: Germans are well-known for their beer; however, even we Germans like to meet up for a cup of coffee now and then. Join us on a Monday for a Kaffeeklatsch – literally: ‘coffee (and) gossip’. You don’t like coffee? Gossip isn’t your thing? No worries. We’re very liberal when it comes to choices of beverages or conversation topics. You just bring yourself and leave the rest to us.

Who should attend:
You’ve just started learning German and you would like to practice some more? You’ve been to Berlin once and want to know now if your impressions were only based on stereotypes? You simply like all the friendly people at the German department and you would like to get to know them better? Then this is the place and the time for you!

Open to the Yale community and invited guests.

Open To: Yale Community Only
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Daniel Steimer
   
   daniel.steimer@yale.edu
   

German Department's Kaffee-Klatsch - Mon, February 16, 2015

Community Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:27am
When: Monday, February 16, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
   Occurs every repeating time.
Where:
   William L Harkness Hall (WLH), lounge
   100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: architecture, arts, community, humanities, medicine, meeting, other, science, social_science, talk

Speaker/Performer: Daniel Steimer

Description: Germans are well-known for their beer; however, even we Germans like to meet up for a cup of coffee now and then. Join us on a Monday for a Kaffeeklatsch – literally: ‘coffee (and) gossip’. You don’t like coffee? Gossip isn’t your thing? No worries. We’re very liberal when it comes to choices of beverages or conversation topics. You just bring yourself and leave the rest to us.

Who should attend:
You’ve just started learning German and you would like to practice some more? You’ve been to Berlin once and want to know now if your impressions were only based on stereotypes? You simply like all the friendly people at the German department and you would like to get to know them better? Then this is the place and the time for you!

Open to the Yale community and invited guests.

Open To: Yale Community Only
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Daniel Steimer
   
   daniel.steimer@yale.edu
   

German Department's Kaffee-Klatsch - Mon, February 9, 2015

Community Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:27am
When: Monday, February 9, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
   Occurs every repeating time.
Where:
   William L Harkness Hall (WLH), lounge
   100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: architecture, arts, community, humanities, medicine, meeting, other, science, social_science, talk

Speaker/Performer: Daniel Steimer

Description: Germans are well-known for their beer; however, even we Germans like to meet up for a cup of coffee now and then. Join us on a Monday for a Kaffeeklatsch – literally: ‘coffee (and) gossip’. You don’t like coffee? Gossip isn’t your thing? No worries. We’re very liberal when it comes to choices of beverages or conversation topics. You just bring yourself and leave the rest to us.

Who should attend:
You’ve just started learning German and you would like to practice some more? You’ve been to Berlin once and want to know now if your impressions were only based on stereotypes? You simply like all the friendly people at the German department and you would like to get to know them better? Then this is the place and the time for you!

Open to the Yale community and invited guests.

Open To: Yale Community Only
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Daniel Steimer
   
   daniel.steimer@yale.edu
   

German Department's Kaffee-Klatsch - Mon, February 2, 2015

Community Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:27am
When: Monday, February 2, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
   Occurs every repeating time.
Where:
   William L Harkness Hall (WLH), lounge
   100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: architecture, arts, community, humanities, medicine, meeting, other, science, social_science, talk

Speaker/Performer: Daniel Steimer

Description: Germans are well-known for their beer; however, even we Germans like to meet up for a cup of coffee now and then. Join us on a Monday for a Kaffeeklatsch – literally: ‘coffee (and) gossip’. You don’t like coffee? Gossip isn’t your thing? No worries. We’re very liberal when it comes to choices of beverages or conversation topics. You just bring yourself and leave the rest to us.

Who should attend:
You’ve just started learning German and you would like to practice some more? You’ve been to Berlin once and want to know now if your impressions were only based on stereotypes? You simply like all the friendly people at the German department and you would like to get to know them better? Then this is the place and the time for you!

Open to the Yale community and invited guests.

Open To: Yale Community Only
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Daniel Steimer
   
   daniel.steimer@yale.edu
   

Pierson College Master's Tea with Jack Hedin - Thu, January 29, 2015

Community Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:27am
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
   Pierson College, Pierson College Master's House
   261 York St., New Haven, CT 05611
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: architecture, arts, community, family, humanities, medicine, meeting, science, social_science, talk


Description: As a part of the Yale Sustainable Food Program's 2014-2015 Chewing the Fat speaker series, we welcome Jack Hedin to a Pierson College Master's Tea.

Open To: Yale Community Only
Contact Information:
   Bella Napier
   
   
   

Research in the news: Anxiety associated with greater cognitive decline in those at risk for Alzheimer’s

Yale Science News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:29pm
Older persons at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease because of accumulated amyloid-beta plaques experience more rapid cognitive decline if they also have elevated anxiety symptoms, according to new research published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Research in the news: Study offers new insights into complex head and neck tumors

Yale Science News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:16pm
Head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) ranks among the top 10 most prevalent cancers in the United States; yet, despite its prevalence, little is known about how this cancer develops and spreads. However, in a paper to be published in the Jan. 29 edition of Nature, researchers offer critical new information about head and neck cancers.

Screening: GalileoMobile In the Land of Beauty - Wed, January 28, 2015

Community Events - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:39am
When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where:
   Leitner Observatory (LEITOBSV)
   355 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: community, film


Description: GalileoMobile is a purely non-profit initiative run by astronomers, educators, and science communicators. It is a traveling science education program that brings astronomy closer to young people around the world, and mainly across regions that have little or no access to outreach actions.

"In the land of beauty" is the account of the journey GalileoMobile did in 2013 across southern Uganda, between Kampala and Mbale, two of its main cities. The travel lasted 15 days, during which there was the chance to visit five schools and perform hands-on games and activities to explain the cosmos. This documentary tells also about stories of integration and acceptance between different ethnicities, cultures and beliefs as well as discussions on the relation between science and religion.
Through the words of many promising students, as well as of local teachers, this documentary is a glimpse on Uganda and its education system and provides a viewpoint on the importance of sharing astronomy.

Directed by Domenico Zàzzara and Maria Serena Borghini.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Fabio Delsordo
   
   fabio.delsordo@yale.edu
   

Yale scientist wins international award for discoveries leading to new class of cancer drugs

Yale Science News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:23pm
A Spanish foundation has awarded a major scientific prize to Yale researcher Joseph Schlessinger and two colleagues in recognition of their work leading to the first personalized treatments for cancer. The 2015 Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine from the Madrid-based BBVA Foundation includes a €400,000 cash prize.

Astronomers discover a replica solar system

Yale Science News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:03am
Scientists have located an ancient solar system, dating back to the dawn of the galaxy, which appears to be a miniature version of the inner planets in our own solar system.

Yale cardiac surgeon helps famed football ref get back in the game

Yale Science News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:01am
When the NFL needed a surgeon to treat one of its famed referees who has been tapped as an official for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, Yale's Dr. John Elefteriades was a natural choice

Ferguson and Beyond: An Open Conversation on Race, Policing and Ferguson - Mon, January 26, 2015

Community Events - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:31am
When: Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where:
   William L Harkness Hall (WLH), Sudler Hall
   100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: arts, class, community, humanities, science, social_science, talk

Ferguson and Beyond

Description: Featuring professors and community members this teach-in, sponsored by Yale's African American Studies Department, will examine issues surrounding race, policing and Ferguson. The two hour event includes an opening panel of speakers with Q+A followed by a series of smaller breakout sessions. Engaged in dialogue and conversation, rather than lecture, this event is meant to provide a space to learn about a variety of issues and topics including law and policy, activism and art, and civil rights history.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free

German Department's Kaffee-Klatsch - Mon, January 26, 2015

Community Events - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:31am
When: Monday, January 26, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
   Occurs every repeating time.
Where:
   William L Harkness Hall (WLH), lounge
   100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: architecture, arts, community, humanities, medicine, meeting, other, science, social_science, talk

Speaker/Performer: Daniel Steimer

Description: Germans are well-known for their beer; however, even we Germans like to meet up for a cup of coffee now and then. Join us on a Monday for a Kaffeeklatsch – literally: ‘coffee (and) gossip’. You don’t like coffee? Gossip isn’t your thing? No worries. We’re very liberal when it comes to choices of beverages or conversation topics. You just bring yourself and leave the rest to us.

Who should attend:
You’ve just started learning German and you would like to practice some more? You’ve been to Berlin once and want to know now if your impressions were only based on stereotypes? You simply like all the friendly people at the German department and you would like to get to know them better? Then this is the place and the time for you!

Open to the Yale community and invited guests.

Open To: Yale Community Only
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Daniel Steimer
   
   daniel.steimer@yale.edu
   
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