Legacy of Rape Exhibit and Talk - Sun, September 28, 2014

Community Events - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:39am
When: Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:30 PM
   Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale (STM)
   268 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: arts, community, social_sciences, talk

Speaker/Performer: Leora Kahn, photographer, and Jan Holton, professor, Yale Divinity School

Description: Rape has become one of the most prevalent weapons of war employed in countries worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of survivors of sexual violence from Nepal to Colombia now live in silence and shame without even the most basic services for treatment and mechanisms for accountability. This project seeks to enhance the awareness within the international community and inspire action and accountability in policy making at both the local and international levels. Target audiences include policymakers, academics, legal experts, and program specialists whose reach extends beyond the international stage to the field. Join Leora Kahn and Jan Holton as they discusses the project and its goals. Holton has done field work for the last two years in DRC interviewing women and others on the issue of rape and faith as a resource of resilience. She was also in Sarajevo just after the cease fire in 1996 and took a travel class to the region in which we spoke with women survivors of rape.

Open To: General Public

Civil Resistance: the Study of Nonviolent Power and Organized People - Thu, September 25, 2014

Community Events - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:39am
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014 (All day)
   Luce Hall (LUCE), Rm. 203
   34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: class, community, conference, humanities, seminar, social_sciences, talk

Speaker/Performer: Jack DuVall, president, ICNC; Hardy Merriman, vice-president, ICNC; Maciej Bartkowski, senior director for education and research, ICNC; Kurt Schock, associate professor of sociology, Rutgers University

Description: You are invited to participate in a one-and-a-half day conference on civil resistance and people power movements. Experts on nonviolent conflict will share their work on the dynamics of civil resistance, the reasons for its successes and failures, and the wide variety of tactics that people have employed against undemocratic regimes. Students, faculty, activists, and community members are all welcome.

Yale Student Coordinator: Consuelo Amat (consuelo.amat@yale.edu)
Yale Faculty Coordinator: Professor Elisabeth Wood (elisabeth.wood@yale.edu)
ICNC Coordinator: Dr. Maciej Bartkowski (mbartkowski@nonviolent-conflict.org)

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free but register in advance

Yale-China Association Open House - Fri, September 5, 2014

Community Events - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:39am
When: Friday, September 5, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
   Yale-China Association (TEMP442)
   442 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: arts, community, exhibition, family, medicine, talk

More information

Description: All are welcome:

-Learn about Yale-China’s 113-year history of U.S.-China work
-Sign up to receive invitations to Yale-China’s events for the community
-Meet and connect with individuals in the Yale-China community, including U.S.-China experts,
-Yale-China Fellows from China, overseas Chinese, past program participants, and event attendees
-Explore fellowship and volunteer opportunities

Light refreshments will be served.

The Yale-China Association is a private, non-profit organization based on the campus of Yale University.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free but register in advance

Streams of Sustainability at Yale: a Media Exhibit at the Center for Science and Social Science Information - Thu, March 20, 2014

Community Events - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:39am
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day)
   Kline Biology Tower (KBT), CSSSI 24-Hour Space
   219 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
   for directions: http://csssi.yale.edu/directions
Tags: arts, community, exhibition

Description: The exhibit emphasizes sustainability as it relates to energy, environment, food, education and materials management. Included are images of the online Yale Energy Usage Explorer tool, the West Campus Urban Farm, student volunteers from the service corps, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, LEED buildings on campus, alternative transportation options, a landscaped urban meadow and a rain garden. Yale’s Sustainability Strategic Plan, 2013-2016, is highlighted.

The exhibit was designed by Mark Saba, curated by Lori Bronars and Gwyneth Crowley.

Open To: General Public
Contact Information:
   Yale University Library

In conversation: scientist Ruth Blake on life aboard the E/V Nautilus

Yale Science News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00pm
Yale geology and geophysics professor Ruth Blake recently completed a tour of duty as lead scientist aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus, during the Windward Passage leg of the ship’s 2014 exploration season.

Yale psychiatrists help Ukraine deal with trauma

Yale Science News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:44pm
A team of Yale experts are working to help a delegation from Ukraine learn to deal with untreated psychological wounds from the violence in the nation.

Researchers try to make sure herpes does not find a home

Yale Science News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:01pm
The immune system is great at making sure infections such as the herpes virus do not repeatedly infect a person, a condition known as a superinfection. Yet how the immune system combats superinfection is not well understood.

Yale study identifies potential bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel disease

Yale Science News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:02pm
Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients’ own intestinal immune responses as a guide.

Symposium will pay tribute to the late Yale chemist Harry Wasserman

Yale Science News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:38pm
There will be a memorial symposium on Saturday, Sept. 13 to honor the life and work of the late Harry H. Wasserman, the Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, who died on Dec. 29, 2013 at the age of 93.

DeVane Lectures to explore ‘The Evolution of Beauty’

Yale Science News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:57pm
Why is bird song so variable? Why do some animals perform elaborate courtship rituals? Why do skunks smell so bad? These are among the questions that will be explored during this semester’s DeVane Lectures, which will be presented by Yale evolutionary ornithologist Richard O. Prum.

Yale scientists see the birth of a massive galaxy, hidden by dust

Yale Science News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:01pm
Yale University astronomers have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the cores of the universe’s monster galaxies, obscured behind walls of dust.

Evolution used similar molecular toolkits to shape flies, worms, and humans

Yale Science News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:01pm
Although separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution, flies, worms, and humans share ancient patterns of gene expression, according to a massive Yale-led analysis of genomic data.

The high cost of hot flashes: Millions in lost wages preventable

Yale Science News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14am
The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

While you were away: Summer stories revisited

Yale Science News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:51am
From the appointment of new deans to the endowment of Yale’s first professorship in poetry to the surprising results of an eye exam for an ancient sea scorpion, there was was certainly no shortage of news this summer. In fact, the following headlines represent only a fraction of the stories published in YaleNews from the time period between Commencement and Freshman Arrival. Even more can be found in the various channels on the YaleNews website.

Research in the News: Dream on: Sleep disturbances are warning signs of problem drinking

Yale Science News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:50am
College students who drink to excess are more likely to black out, engage in impulsive behavior, and ignore obligations to friends or family if they also experience sleep disturbances, a new Yale study has found.

Fathers are the forgotten factor in parenting interventions

Yale Science News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:15am
Fathers have substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, yet parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort to include them, according to research conducted by scientists at Yale and the Fatherhood Institute in London.

New statin guidelines are an improvement, Yale study shows

Yale Science News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:32pm
New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.

In ancient fish teeth, a tale of ecological resilience

Yale Science News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:17am
Microscopic fish teeth may carry a message of hope from an ecological upheaval in the distant past, scientists at Yale University and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) have found.

Evolutions Field Day - Sat, August 23, 2014

Community Events - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:27am
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
   Greenhouses at Marsh Botanical Garden
   265 Mansfield Street, New Haven, CT 06511
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: class, community, family, museum, tour

Speaker/Performer: Various

Description: Tours of the greenhouses, activities including paper making and other crafts, exotic fruit tasting, and more.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free
Contact Information:
   Eric Larson

Connecticut Open Tennis - Fri, August 15, 2014

Community Events - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:27am
When: Friday, August 15, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014 (All day)
   CT Tennis Center @ Yale
   Rt 34/Central ave, near the Yale bowl, New Haven, CT 06515
   (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Tags: community, family, other, sports

Connecticut Open website

Description: Eight of the world’s top-20 female tennis players — including 2014 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova — will compete in the 2014 Connecticut Open in the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. In addition, fans can enjoy men’s tennis as James Blake, Andy Roddick, and Jim Courier will participate in the first-ever Connecticut Open Legends Event. Other events include Aetna Kids Day, USPTA Free Lessons, Military Appreciation Night. Visit www.ctopen.org for all the tournament information.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Tickets/Registration
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