Past Events

October 2020

October 27, 2020
3:00pm Understanding the Impact of the 19th Amendment: Two Scholars’ Perspectives

Join YaleWomen and 50WomenAtYale150 in a fireside chat on the history of the 19th Amendment. Martha S. Jones, Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University and Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, will explore the struggle to win approval for the 19th Amendment along with Prof. Reva Seigel ‘86 JD of Yale Law School. Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans ‘90 JD and Dr. Susan Pepin ‘87 will provide remarks and will moderate.

Five copies of Dr. Jones’s new book will be randomly given away in a raffle to registrants who provide their mailing addresses. This book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, provides new insights on the path to the 19th Amendment.

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Open to: General Public
October 15, 2020
5:30pm The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs

How do we go beyond bones to bring extinct dinosaurs to life? What did dinosaurs sound or look like when they roamed the Earth?

In this webinar hosted by the Peabody Museum, Julia Clarke (’02 PhD, Geology & Geophysics) uses new tools to study the evolution of dinosaurs—including birds. Learn how international field teams in Antarctica, South America, and Asia led by Clarke are bringing together data on living animals to ask new questions of the fossil record.

Clarke’s presentation and Q&A will be moderated by Yale alumna and producer of WNPR’s Where We Live, Carmen Baskauf (‘17).

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Open to: General Public
12:00pm Voices: Yale Women of Faith

Join 50WomenAtYale150 for a conversation led by University Chaplain Sharon Kugler with Yale women of various faith traditions. They will explore the ways that their respective faiths carry them through times of uncertainty. She will be joined by Rabbi Angela Buchdahl ’94 (Judaism), Sarah Birmingham Drummond ’93 (Christianity), Nila Bala ’12 JD (Hinduism), and Didem Kaya-Bayram ’16 (Islam).

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Open to: General Public
October 13, 2020
4:00pm Time and Change: Early Years of Coeducation in the Glee Club and Yale College

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of co-ed undergraduate singing, the Yale Glee Club Associates commissioned the short film “A Home in Hendrie Hall” and the podcast “Time and Change.” Producers Naomi Lewin ’74 and Miriam Lewin ’80 will discuss their work and speak with a panel of alumni about the process of coeducation for both the Glee Club and Yale College. Panelists include Bob Bonds ’71, Ellen Marshall ’71, Joanne Wible-Kant ’73, and Alec Haverstick ’74.

Listen to the podcast | Watch the film

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Open to: General Public
October 1, 2020
4:00pm The Way Forward

Join Women’s Health Research at Yale for a lively discussion of how science drives discovery, how studying the biology and social experience of women makes it better, and how better science leads to better lives. The event will include an introduction by Nancy J. Brown, Dean of the Yale School of Medicine. Panelists include Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Professor in Women’s Health Research, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale School of Medicine, and Director of Women’s Health Research at Yale; Dr. Megan Smith, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; and Jocelyn Maminta, Director of Multimedia for Hartford Healthcare. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Alumni Health Network.

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3:00pm Breaking the Glass Ceiling

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” is an encore event to the 50 Women at Yale 150 program. The webinar will feature an exceptional panel of YaleWomen alumni and Yale faculty who have shattered glass ceilings in a variety of fields: finance, academia/medicine, legal/judicial, corporate America, and management consulting/entrepreneurship.  Panelists will share candidly not only the challenges they overcame, but also advice and insights on implementing successful career paths.

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Open to: General Public